Duplicate driving licence holds all the information of the original driving licence.

A duplicate driver’s licence is not different from your original driving licence.

When do you need a duplicate driver’s licence (DL)?

A duplicate drivers licence is issued under the following circumstances:

For instance, Lost or destroyed their licence.

Defaced or torn licence.

When the photograph affixed to the licence requires replacement.

Regional Transport Offices (RTO) throughout India provides you with the benefit of appealing for a duplicate driver’s licence in case your original permanent driving licence gets misplaced, stolen, or damaged.

Above all, you can only apply for a duplicate driving licence if only you have held a permanent driving licence. Because many state RTO does not issue a duplicate learner’s licence.

In case, your state does not issue a duplicate driver’s licence, you need to apply again.

Documents required for application of duplicate driver’s licence

A copy of an FIR (first information report) referring to a lost or stolen licence

The Application form specific to applying for a duplicate driver’s licence, Form 26  sarathi.parivahan.website

Copy of the permanent licence. As a result of lost/stolen driving licence.

3-4 passport sized photographs

Age proof (any one or more ):

Voters ID,Aadhar Card, PAN Card, SSLC Book, 

 6. ID proof:

Passport, Voter ID, Aadhar Card, or PAN Card, SSC certificate,

certificate of transfer from school with DOB written on it.

7. Residence proof:

Rental/ lease agreement, Utility bill, Ration card copy,

the bond of LIC policy, House lease agreement, Passport,

 Aadhar Card, proof of temporary address (electricity bill/ LPG bill).

 8. Challan clearance report which would have to be applied for separately and submitted.

Therefore, this states that the individual did not have any outstanding bills or tickets connected to the driver’s license in question.

9.Surrender of the original one

As a result, if the licence is torn, mutilated or soiled state

10. All license holders should keep a photocopy of their licenses since there                     are a couple of details mentioned that might assist in tracking the                                          misplaced one from records

Steps to take when you need a duplicate drivers licence

Step 1. Lodge a First Information Report.

On the other hand, if the licence is defaced keep it properly and get a photocopy

Step 2.  Choose a method to apply for duplicate driver’s licence.

Whether an offline or online method.

Step 3.  Collect the application form for duplicate driver’s licence.

further, fill in your personal details.

Step 4. Submit your application forms along with the document to the state RTO

Step 5.  A user’s fees will be a charge

Step 6. You will receive your duplicate driver’s licence once your application is processed.

How to write an FIR?

An example of the First Information Report is below:

From,

your name

your address

pincode

date

(leave a space)

To

The Police Officer in charge

police station address

pincode

Respected Sir/ Madam,

subject:  misplace/ stolen  driver’s licence

I _______(your name) currently residing in ____ with reference to the subject cited above misplaced/stolen driver’s licence in _________ location) with driving licence number XYZ. To limit the misuse of my driver’s licence, therefore I request you to register my FIR. and take the necessary action

Thanking you

Yours sincerely

(Your signature

(your name)

attached: a copy of the driving licence

Online method to apply for driver’s licence

Visit the government website sarati parivahan or follow the link https://sarathi.parivahan.gov.in/sarathiservice/stateSelection.do

Fist step for online application duplicate driver's licence

The landing page of the government website for online application of duplicate driver’s licenceFirstly, select your state

2. Secondly, home page will appear

The next step to take when applying for duplicate driver's licence

Home page to apply for duplicate driver’s licence3. Thirdly, the form will appear.

fill in your personal detail.

4. Fourthly, Upload your documents needed

5. Finally, Fee payment should be made.

Offline method to apply for duplicate driver’s licence

The following is the method to apply for duplicate driver’s licence:

Visit the RTO that issued your Driving License.

Collect the form which is for the application of a duplicate driving license. Further, fill the form and sign the form.
The form is downloadable  DownloadForm/form26.   

Submit the form and attach all supporting documents as mentioned in the previous sections.

However, additional documents might be asked depending on the reason for applying for a duplicate license.

4. Moreover, You will be charged a nominal fee.

 5.  You will get a receipt which can be used in place of a driving licence until you get a duplicate driver’s licence.

After that, the duplicate driving license will be sent to your registered home address via post.

RTO Gurgaon

RTO Bangalore

Validity

The validity of the duplicate Driver’s Licence is the same as in the original driving licence.

Consequently, the information in the original is the same as the duplicate.

Conclusion

In conclusion, you do not need to worry if you loss or tear your driver’s licence is stolen.

What you need to do is take the step which the government has provided.

Certainly, you need to replace it with a duplicate driver’s licence issued by the RTO.

Above all, Roads and transport offices across India provides service to its citizen to reissue a duplicate driving licence if the original is not available or accessible.

On the other hand, in most of the states, the holder of a permanent driver’s licence can apply for a duplicate driver’s licence.

Therefore, you will not require to take a driving test.

If your state does not issue a duplicate learner’s licence, that is to say, you need to reapply for you LLR

Reference 

(n.d.). Retrieved September 09, 2020, from https://parivahan.gov.in/

(n.d.). Retrieved September 09, 2020, from https://sarathi.parivahan.gov.in/