• How to link the Driving Licence to DigiLocker

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    Your Driving License (DL) is one of the most important documents that you must possess if you own a vehicle. It is important that you always keep your DL with you at all times whenever you are riding your bike or driving your car. Not carrying your DL while driving your vehicle can be a punishable offence and you may be penalised for it. However, in today's time, carrying a physical form of DL can be risky as you may lose it or it may get damaged over a period of time. Hence, in order to avoid this, you can sync your DL with a Digilocker.

    What is a DigiLocker?

    Digilocker is an initiative by the Government of India which is almost like a bank vault. You can store all your documents in your DigiLocker such as your PAN Card, Aadhaar Card, and Driving License. One of the advantages of using a DigiLocker is that you do not have to carry your documents physically. You can use the copy stored in your DigiLocker whenever required. You can store up to 1 GB of your documents in your DigiLocker account.

    How to create a DigiLocker account?

    The steps to create your DigiLocker account is very easy and are given below:

    • Visit the official website of the DigiLocker.
    • Click on ‘SignUp’.
    • Enter your mobile number. You will receive a One-Time Password (OTP). Enter the OTP and click on ‘Verify’.
    • You will have to create a username and password. Click on ‘SignUp’.
    • The next step will require you to enter your Aadhaar Number after which the DigiLocker will verify your details. Once verified, click on ‘Submit.
    • You will receive an OTP again. Enter the OTP and click on ‘Verify’.
    • You can use your DigiLocker as your Aadhar number will get stored.

    How can you store your driving license in the DigiLocker?

    Below are the steps that you can follow in order to store your driving license in your DigiLocker account:

    • Visit the official website of the DigiLocker.
    • Use your credentials to sign in to your DigiLocker account. You can use your username and password to log in. You can use your Aadhaar number to log in. You will be sent an OTP for verification purposes on your registered mobile number. Enter the code and click on ‘verify’.
    • Once you enter the portal, on the left-hand side of the page click on ‘issued documents’.
    • Next, you will have to click on ‘pull documents’.
    • Select ‘Ministry of Road, Transport, and Highways’, followed by ‘All States’ in partner’s name.
    • The next step will need you to select ‘Driving Licence’ as your document.
    • You will have to enter the required details such as your name, name of your father, date of birth, and your driving licence number.
    • Once you have entered all the details, click on ‘Get document’. You will see that the details related to your driving licence will appear on your screen.
    • Your Driving Licence has been linked with your DigiLocker. You can now log in to your DigiLocker account and use your Driving Licence stored for whatever purpose you need.

    The advantages of linking your Driving Licence in your DigiLocker account

    There are various advantages of linking your Driving Licence in your DigiLocker account:

    • You do not have to carry the physical form of your Driving Licence as your DL information will be saved in your DigiLocker account. This saves the risk of your physical DL getting lost or damaged.
    • In case you forget your DL number, you can use your DigiLocker account to retrieve your DL number.
    • The authorities can view your driving licence through your DigiLocker account as they will be only required to scan the QR code. This particular facility is available on smartphones as well. On scanning the QR code, the authorities will receive all the information related to your driving licence.
    • You can use your Driving Licence linked to your DigiLocker account if you are applying for documents such as Passport, PAN Card, Voter ID, etc. All you have to do is show the driving licence linked to your DigiLocker to the official.

    Thus, there are various reasons why you should link your driving licence to your DigiLocker account. One of the primary reasons is that you are saved from the risk of your DL getting lost or damaged due to any reason. Having your driving licence linked to your DigiLocker account means that all you need is a smartphone in order to show the document. This makes everything hassle-free in nature not only for you but also for the official as he/she can easily view all the details of your driving licence.

    It is easy to create a DigiLocker account and link your driving licence account to it. All you need is a secure internet connection and a laptop or a smartphone and you will be able to not only create your DigiLocker account but also link your documents including your driving licence in no time.

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