Delhi Driving licence: Planning to apply for a driving licence in Delhi, but dread long queues, red-tapism, hassles of middlemen, and other such issues? Worry not, as you can now apply for driving licence online in Delhi from the comfort of your home or office anytime. With the faceless services of the transport department of Delhi, applying for DL has become a hassle-free task. Everything – from applying to paying fees to checking status – can be easily done through a computer; although, you will have to go to the RTO for the driving test and vehicle fitness test. Keep reading to know all the details about how to apply driving license online in Delhi.
Delhi driving licence online
In order to apply driving licence online in Delhi, you need to meet certain eligibility criteria, such as:
- You must be a minimum of 18 years of age.
- You should already have a learner’s license.
- You need to apply after a month and up to six months from the date of obtaining a learner’s licence.
- You must know all the traffic rules and regulations.
How to apply for learner’s driving licence online in Delhi
A learner’s licence is a temporary licence issued for learning to drive a motor vehicle and is valid for up to six months from the date of issuance. You must have completed 16 years of age for obtaining a learner’s licence for driving a motorcycle without gear and with less than 50 cc engine capacity. It is also important to obtain the consent of the parent/guardian. For getting a learner’s license for driving a motor vehicle other than a transport vehicle, you must have completed 18 years on the date of application.
You need to fill up a form, upload documents, pay requisite fees, and pass the test to get a learner’s licence which is valid for up to 6 months from the date of issue.
Aadhar authentication simplifies the verification of documents and e-signature needed while filling the form online for a licence. Things become simple if you have an Aadhaar card as KYC (Know Your Customer). It allows you to complete your verification through OTP (One-Time Password) on your registered mobile number. Besides, a learner’s license test can be easily taken from the comfort of your home with the help of an Aadhaar-based authentication system, which supports AI-based facial recognition technology with a feature mapping tool, for authenticating a candidate’s credentials. However, those who do not have an Aadhaar card need to upload requisite documents, signatures, and photographs for verification.
How to apply for driving licence in Delhi (permanent)
- Visit https://sarathi.parivahan.gov.in/sarathiservice/sarathiHomePublic.do or click here.
- Then click on ‘Apply for Driving Licence’ and thereafter, ‘Continue’.
- Enter your learner’s licence number and date of birth (DD-MM-YYYY). Please note that if your learner’s licence number contains space, do enter space, or else, you will get an error.
- Click OK, and you will be directed to a new page.
- Fill in the details in the application form.
- Upload documents, photos, and signature, if required.
- Select the DL test slot booking.
- Pay the fees, verify the payment status, and print the receipt.
After you have applied for a driving licence online in Delhi, you need to go to the selected center to take the driving test on the requisite date. Once passed, you will get service delivery through speed post or electronic mode (an SMS link to download the PDF file on mobile sent to citizen/DigiLocker/m-Parivahan app).
Please note that once you submit the application form you cannot edit any information, so fill in the details carefully, or else you will have to cancel the application and apply again. Furthermore, note that if you have already paid the fee, it will not be refunded.
How to check application status?
In order to check the application status of the applied driving licence online in Delhi, visit https://sarathi.parivahan.gov.in/sarathiservice/applViewStatus.do or click here.
Fill in the application number, date of birth, captcha, and submit. In case, you have applied for the licence on some other portal like e-Mitra, Camp, Umang, etc. then you need to select the relevant portal from the dropdown options.
How to get queries or grievances resolved
In case you have any queries or grievances while applying for a driving licence online in Delhi, you can call the helpline number 1076 or use the Whatsapp chatbot on 8588820000.
You can even take the assistance of VANI – a virtual assistant for queries on driving licence-related services (SARATHI).
Delhi driving licence services that you can avail online
Along with the issuance of learner’s licence which is a contactless (eKYC) service and applying for a driving licence online in Delhi, there are a number of faceless services that you can avail online, such as:
- Issue of duplicate driving licence
- Renewal of driving licence
- Change of name in driving licence
- Change of address in driving licence
- Change of date of birth on driving licence
- Replacement of driving licence
- Driving licence extract
- Additional endorsement to driving licence
Besides driving licence services, there are many other faceless services that you can avail online, such as the issue of NOC, the issue of an international driving permit, the issue of PSV badge to a driver, etc.
When can I apply for a permanent driving licence in Delhi?
You can only apply for a permanent driving licence in Delhi after 30 days of your learner’s license, which has a validity of six months. You will have to go through a driving licence test to obtain your permanent licence.
Documents you need to apply for Driving licence in Delhi
You can use Aadhaar card to apply for a driving licence. In case, you don’t have that you need to upload the following documents
- Address proof
- Passport size photos
These are the common documents. You may also be asked to upload supportive documents based on the type of driving license you are applying for.