Driving License

Q. Is it compulsory to have a medical certificate for obtaining a learner's license ?
Ans. Yes, a medical certificate would be required to be produced (In case of commercial vehicle licenses and also in case the applicant is more than 50 years of age). 

Q. Will I be asked to drive a vehicle for learner's license?
Ans. No, you shall not have to undergo a driving test at this stage.

Q. How does the Learner's license authorized me to drive ?
As:It allows you to learn driving with a regular and experienced driver of your choice. If you want to drive a motor car or a two-wheeler, this should be along with a friend, relative or an instructor of a driving school who holds a valid driving license. If you wish to become a professional driver and drive commercial, passenger or goods vehicles,you will have to get yourself trained at a driving school duly recognized by the Transport Department.

Q. How long is a Learner's license valid ?
Ans.The Learner's license is valid up to six months. The permanent license should be applied for, after 30 days and before 6 Months from the date of issue of the learner's license.

Q. Is a Learner's License valid outside Delhi ?
Ans. Yes, it is valid throughout India.
Documents required for renewal of Driving Licence

For Private Licence:

  1. Application in Form No.9.
  2. 2 copies of your recent passport size photograph.
  3. Original Driving license held.
  4. Attested copies of Valid Proof of age and residence.
  5. Form No.1 self declaration of physical fitness.

For Commercial License:

1.       The above documents as required in Private License

2.       Medical Certificate in form No.1A (In case of Commercial category).

3.       Driver refreshing Training certificate in case of HMV.

4.       In case of Private licence the record is not verified if the particulars seem to be clear on the licence. However for commercial licence the particulars are verified from the issuing authority. The renewal of licence in case of private licence is done on the same day but for commercial licence the renewal is made after verification of the particulars. 

Q. Is the Learner's License renewable?
Ans. Yes, as long as you get it renewed prior to the date of its expiry. 

Q. Who are eligible for permanent licence?

a.     You should have a valid learner licence.

b.    You should apply after 30 days and within 180 days from the date of issuance of learner licence.

c.     You should be conversant about the vehicle systems, driving, traffic rules & regulations.

Q. Where to approach for permanent licence?

Ans. Approach your local Zonal Office of the Licensing Authority zonal offices 

Q. What is the criteria/procedure of issuing for permanent licence?

Ans.     After scrutiny of your documents you will be put through the driving test. For driving test you have to bring your vehicle with you and deposit of prescribed fee.

Q. Where should I learn the driving from ?
Ans.The driving training should be imparted by a person who possesses a permanent driving license. If you are interested in getting your self trained from a Motor Driving School, a list of Motor Driving Schools approved by the government could be referred to.

Q. Is it compulsory to obtain driving training from a Motor Driving School?


  1. No, in case of private or non-commercial vehicles, it is not compulsory. 
  2. However,in case of commercial vehicles, it is compulsory because the Motor Driving School has to issue Form No.5 for commercial driving license.

Q. What are the precautions to be taken by a learner licensee ? 

Ans. The following points need to be kept in mind by a Learner's License holder : 


  • The learner's license holder should get training under the supervision of a Permanent driving license holder.
  • The learner license holder has to display symbol –L in a Red color that should be visible from a distance. 
  • In case of commercial vehicle, the learner licensee has to under go training either from Government Motor Driving School or Motor Driving Schools authorized by the State Government.
  • In addition to practical training, the learner's license holder should also learn about the vehicles' mechanism, road symbols or signs etc.
  • If you are learning how to drive a two-wheeler, you cannot carry any other person on the pillion except your instructor. 

Q. Are there any specific rules to be observed while learning or training ?
Ans:Yes, there are two rules. The first is that you must paste or paint a‘L’ sign at the back and front of your vehicle in red, on a white background and the second is that you must at all times be accompanied by a person holding a regular license. Secondly, If you are learning how to drive a two-wheeler, you cannot carry any other person on the pillion except your instructor. 

Q. How should I prepare for the driving test ?
Ans.Apart from the obvious driving skills, you will be tested on your ability to man oeuvre your vehicle in a crowded area. The theoretical part of the test pertains to your ability to recognize road signs,simple queries about the assemblies and about signals, sensors, and indicators of vehicle system.

Q. When will I be issued the driving license ?

Ans.After successful driving test, your finger impression and photographs will be taken.Thereafter you will be issued the driving license on the same day. A fee is charged for the driving license photo card. The application form along with other documents are retained at the zonal office.

Q. Can my instructor accompany me for the test?
AnsNo,an instructor can not accompany you for your test. An Inspector of the Transport Department will test you for your driving abilities and you have to bring your own vehicle for driving test of the same categories.

Q. What happens if I fail the driving test ?
Ans. You may apply for a re-test after 7 days. However this period of 7 days should be utilized to upgrade your skills and to rectify your mistakes.


The applicant must check his particulars on the driving license at the time of data entry or approval , otherwise he may have to pay extra charges for reprinting. The Transport Department does not hold any responsibility for any kind of discrepancies if reported after issuance of driving license.

Q. Why does my record need to be verified in case of Commercial license renewal? 
Ans:The record of the license which is to be renewed has to be thoroughly verified in order to ensure the authenticity. The record is also checked to see if the Driving license was earlier issued from any other zonal office.
In case the record is not traceable but the M.L.O. feels that the license is genuine, he may refer for a re-test. 

Q. What is a 'Driver Refresher Training Course' ?
Ans.The 'Driver Refresher Training Course' has to be undertaken in case of the renewal of HMV Driving license. The Driver Training refresher course certificate has been made mandatory, from October,1998. The training certificate can be obtained from any of the following centers: The Training duration is of one day and Rs.400 is charged for the training.

Training Course Institute

1.Institute of Driving Training And Research

Flyover, Loni Road, Delhi-110094

2.Automobile Association of Upper India

C-8, Institutional Area South of IIT, New Delhi-110016

3.Institute of Driving Training And Research

Sarai Kale Khan, Delhi

4.Driver Training Institute                                

Burari Delhi

5.Institute of Road Traffic Education

 6.Driving Skill Institute And Research           

 7.Driving Skill Institute And Research                      

 8.Driving skill institute and research    


9.Driving Skill institute and Research 


10 Driving Skill Institute and Research        


11Simons Motor Driving Tranining and Research Society       


Click Here For See Updated Traning  School. 

B- 128- 130 D.D.A Shed Okhla Industrial Area Ph – I, Delhi

85-87,G.T.B Nagar,Metro Station,Gali No.1,Delhi


19,NMA,2nd Floor,Punjabi Bagh Club Road,Delhi

 A-15  west Jyoti Nagar ,Shahdara Delhi


D/19/517 Hundred Feet Road ,Chatter Pur Hill  Near Kutub Minar  Metro Station 


485-A/15 GT Road Dilashad Garden Metro Station New Delhi 95

 A-3A Avantika Enclave,Sector-2 Rohini ,Delhi




The Training duration is of two day and Rs.400 is charged for the training.


Q. What happens if I forget to renew my licence?

Ans.You can renew it within 5 years from the date of its expiry. Penalty for late renewal is charged after the first 30 days of expiry. But remember that driving with an expired licence is an offence.


If an accident occurs after the expiry of your Driving Licence, the Insurance Company will not provide the compensation and you will also be at fault in the Eyes of the Law.

Q. What is the penalty in case of a delay in getting the licence renewed ?

Ans. Rs.150/- irrespective of delay but before 5 yrs of its expiry.

Q. What is the procedure to get a duplicate licence?

Ans: You will require:

1.      Application in Form LLD.

2.      FIR/NCR of the lost licence

3.      Challan clearance report from Traffic Police (in case of Commercial licence renewal).

4.      A fee is charged.

5.      Form No.1 self declaration of physical fitness.

6.      Attested copy valid address proof.

For duplicate license you have to approach the issuing authority and the particulars will be verified from their records. The validity of duplicate licence will be the same of your previous licence. The original issuing authority will      issue your duplicate     license.

If your license is lost and expired by more than 6 months your case requires permission from Head Quarter of Transport Department.

Form for Driving Licene

Form 1.      =   Application-cum-Declaration as to physical fitness

Form 1A.     =    Medical Certificate

Form 2.        =    Form of Applicant for the grant of Learner’s Licence       

Form 3.        =    Learner’s Licence

Form 4.        =    Form of Applicant for Licence to Drive a Motor Vehicle

Form 9.        =    Form of Application for the Renewal of Driving Licence

Q. What is the penalty in case of a delay in getting the license renewed ?
Ans. Rs.150/- irrespective of delay but before 5 yrs of its expiry.

Last Update Date :- 08-06-2018

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