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Driving Licence Fees in India

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The post will discuss about driving licence fees in India. You will also find procedures to pay  for and cost of driving license in India.If you own a vehicle, a driving licence is a mandatory document and one could get severe punishment if caught driving without a driving licence. That’s why, if you don’t have a DL, you should immediately apply for one. Now you need to pay a certain amount as the driving license fee and the amount depends on many factors and the process.Driving licence fees itzeazy

Now there are multiple types of driving licences and then it also depends on the vehicle for which the DL will be issued against the owner.

Many people might be wondering how much is this fee? 

So, Here in this post, I will be discussing all the driving license fees in India like cost of renewal of DL . You will also find procedures to pay the driving license fees in India.

Types of Driving Licence

There are various type of driving licences as per vehicle for which opted but the main types of driving licences issued for applicant as per process are:

Learner’s licence

A Learner’s licence can be given to a person who is willing to learn to drive a vehicle. Therefore, it is a temporary license and valid for six months. Above all, a person is allowed to apply for a driving license only after completing 30 days of driving lessons, The learner’s licence is issued for a period of 6 months in which the learner must learn to drive the vehicle properly on public roads.

A learner who is holding the learner’s licence cannot drive alone and has to be always be accompanied by a mature drive. It is very important for a learner to have a “L” sign on the learner’s vehicle. A learner can be penalized if he/she is not accompanied by a person who already is a driving licence holder and the “L” sign on the vehicle is not there or not visible

Permanent Licence

The permanent licence is issued once the 6 month time period is over. The RTO (Regional Transport Office) issues the permanent licence to the applicant. The minimum age of the applicant should be 18 years and the applicant should have cleared the driving exam. This licence is issued for vehicles like cars and bikes. The RTO issues the permanent licence only if it is assured of the driving skills of the applicant. The documents required for permanent licence is the same as the learner’s licence

Driver’s licence (Private)

A Driver’s licence is obtained by people who have completed their training for driving a vehicle.

It is mandatory to hold a Driver’s licence if you want to drive a vehicle in India.

One cannot drive a commercial vehicle with a Private Driving licence .

Driver’s licence (Commercial)

Obtaining a driving licence for commercial use is kind of difficult. However,  getting a Driver’s license (DL) for private use.The age limit is 3 years along with a driving license for private use, which is 21 years. Driving a commercial vehicle means taking responsibility for other individuals traveling in it. The commercial driving licence authorizes a person to drive heavy vehicles which are used to transport passengers and goods. These vehicles include buses, trucks and other heavy vehicles. The documents required are same as above but the applicant should also submit Forms 2, 1A and 5

Thus, it is necessary to carry a fitness certificate while driving a commercial vehicle.

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Driving Licence Fees in India

license Issues Old Fee New Fee
Applying for a new learner’s license Rs. 30 Rs. 200
Renewing a learner’s license Rs. 40 Rs. 200
Applying for an International driving license Rs. 500 Rs. 1,000
Applying for a new driving license Rs. 40 Rs. 200
Driving license test Rs. 50 Rs. 300
Renewing a driving license Rs. 50 Rs. 200
Driving school license issue and renewal Rs. 2,000 Rs. 10,000
Issuing a renewed driving license Rs. 50 Rs. 200
Fee for appeal against RTO Rs. 100 Rs. 500
Issuing driving schools with duplicate license Rs. 2,000 Rs. 5,000

More details

Sl.No. Purpose Amount Rule Section
1. Grant/  renewal of trade certificate in respect of each class of vehicle:
  (a) Motorcycle Rupees Five Hundred Only 34(1)
  (b) Invalid Carriage Rupees Five Hundred Only 34(1)
  (c) Others Rupees One Thousand Only 34(1)
2. Duplicate trade certificate:
  (a) Motorcycle Rupees Three Hundred Only 38(1)
  (b) Invalid Carriage Rupees Three Hundred Only 38(1)
  (c) Others Rupees Five Hundred Only 38(1)
3. An appeal under rule 46 Rupees One Thousand Only 46(1)
4. Issue or renewal of certificate of registration and assignment of new registration mark:
  (a) Invalid Carriage Rupees Fifty Only 47(1) 52(1) 54(1) 76(1) and 78(1)
  (b) Motorcycle Rupees Three Hundred Only 47(1) 52(1) 54(1) 76(1) and 78(1)
  (c) Three wheeler/Quadricycle/Light Motor Vehicles:
  i) Non-transport; Rupees Six Hundred Only 47(1) 52(1) 54(1) 76(1) and 78(1)
  ii) Transport Rupees One Thousand Only 47(1) 52(1) 54(1) 76(1) and 78(1)
  (d) Medium goods vehicle Rupees One Thousand Only 47(1) 52(1) 54(1) 76(1) and 78(1)
  (e) Medium passenger motor vehicle Rupees One Thousand Only 47(1) 52(1) 54(1) 76(1) and 78(1)
  (f) Heavy goods vehicle Rupees One Thousand and Five Hundred Only 47(1) 52(1) 54(1) 76(1) and 78(1)
  (g) Heavy passenger motor vehicle Rupees One Thousand and Five Hundred Only 47(1) 52(1) 54(1) 76(1) and 78(1)
  (h) Imported motor vehicle Rupees Five Thousand Only 47(1) 52(1) 54(1) 76(1) and 78(1)
  (i) Imported motor cycle Rupees Two Thousand and Five Hundred Only 47(1) 52(1) 54(1) 76(1) and 78(1)
  (j) Any other vehicle not mentioned above Rupees Three Thousand Only 47(1) 52(1) 54(1) 76(1) and 78(1)
  Note 1: Additional fee of Two Hundred Rupees shall be levied if the certificate of registration is a smart card type issued or renewed in Form 23A.
  Note 2: In case of delay in applying for renewal of certificate of registration, an additional fee of Rupees Three Hundred Only for delay of every month or part thereof in respect of motorcycles and Rupees Five Hundred Only for delay of every month or part thereof in respect of other classes of non-transport vehicles shall be levied.
5. Issue of duplicate certificate of registration Half of the fee mentioned against Serial No.4 53(2)
6. Transfer of ownership Half of the fee mentioned against Serial No.4. 55(2)(iii), 55(3), 56(2)(a) and 57(1)(a)
 
7. Change of residence Half of the fee mentioned against Serial No.4. 59
 
8. Recording alteration in the certificate of registration Half of the fee mentioned against Serial No.4
9. Endorsing hire purchase/lease/hypothecation agreement:
  (a) Motorcycle Rupees Five Hundred Only 60
  (b) Three wheeler/quadricycle/light motor vehicle Rupees One Thousand and Five Hundred Only 60
  (c) Medium or heavy vehicle Rupees Three Thousand Only 60
  Note: There will be no separate fee for cancellation of lease, etc.
10. Conducting test of a vehicle for grant or renewal of certificate of fitness:
  (a) Motorcycle (i) Manual: Rupees Two Hundred Only

(ii) Automated: Rupees Four Hundred Only

62(2)
  (b) Three-wheeled vehicle/ light motor vehicle/ quadricycle (i) Manual : Rupees Four Hundred Only

(ii) Automated: Rupees Six Hundred Only

62(2)
  (c) Medium or heavy motor vehicle (i) Manual: Rupees Six Hundred Only

(ii) Automated: Rupees One Thousand Only

62(2)
1 Grant /renewal of a certificate of fitness of the vehicle (motor vehicle) Rupees Two Hundred Only. 62(2)
  Note: Additional fee of Rupees Fifty Only for each day of delay after expiry of certificate of fitness shall be levied.
12. Grant/renewal of letter of authority Rupees Fifteen Thousand Only 63(2)(a)
13. Issue of duplicate letter of authority Rupees Seven Thousand and Five Hundred Only 66(2)
14. Appeal under rule 70 Rupees Three Thousand Only 71(1)

Online Payment Instructions for Driving licence Fees

Here is how you can pay the Driving licence fees online. 

  • Visit the Sarathi website which is the official website of the government of India for RTO services.
  • Fill the application form for Driving license and submit it with all the required documents.
  • The documents should be properly scanned and uploaded in either pdf or jpeg/jpg format.
  • After successfully submitting the application form, a web application number will be automatically generated. Note that number, it will be used to track your application status.
  • Also, print the submitted form preview for a backup. After the submission, you will also get a confirmation SMS to your registered mobile number.

So after the application process is done, it is time to pay the application fees or driving license fees.

Application fees for Driving licence

  • Visit the Sarathi website and log in using your credentials.
  • Go to the ‘E-PAYMENT’ menu and select ‘Application Fee’ from the drop-down menu.
  • Now enter your credentials like application number, date of birth, etc.
  • You will see a section titled “options”. Click it and choose ‘Click here to calculate fee’ from that tab
  • Now just follow the instructions and verify your details and click next.
  • Now will see the payment options. Pay using any option that you are comfortable with.
  • After completing the payment, download and print the e-reciept.

FAQs on Driving licence Fees:

  1. If someone fails the driving test, will he get any refund or not?
    No, unfortunately, there is no refund if you fail the driving test. But you can always apply again after some experience.
  2. Is it mandatory to give and pass the driving test from a Motor Driving Training School?
    If you are applying for a commercial vehicle driver’s license, it is mandatory to give a driving test from a Motor Driving Training School, otherwise, your DL won’t get approved. Though if it’s not a commercial DL, the standard medium for driving license test is acceptable.
  3. What is the validity of my learner’s license?
    6 months from the date of issuance. If the applicant is not able to pass the driving test for DL after 6 months of issuance of the learner’s license, the applicant has to renew the learner’s license with a fee of 200 Rs.
  4. What is the approved minimum age for a learner’s driving license?
    You have to be at least 16 to be able to be eligible for owning or applying for a learner’s license. Though he can not have a license for a geared vehicle or motorbikes. After 18, you will be able to apply for a proper driving license.
  5. What is the minimum age requirement to apply for a learner’s driving license for a motorcycle with gear or light motor vehicle?
    The applicant applying for a learner’s driving license for a motorcycle with gear or a light motor vehicle should be at least 18 years old at the time of applying for the license.
  6. What is the minimum age requirement to apply for a learner’s driving license for motorcycle with gear or light motor vehicle?
    The applicant applying for a learner’s driving license for a motorcycle with gear or a light motor vehicle should be at least 18 years old at the time of applying for the license.
  7. Is it a compulsary rule to provide a medical certificate if you want to apply for a learner’s license?
    It depends. If the applicant’s age is over 50 and he or she is applying for a transport motor vehicle, he or she will need to provide a medical certificate at the time of application.

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