How to apply for a driver’s license online

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Applying for a driver’s license? You can use both offline and online methods to get your driver’s license in India. However, given the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the online process seems to be the most logical solution at the moment. This also makes things easier, as you don’t have to stand in line or visit a physical government office to begin the application process. A driver’s license in India is issued by state governments. Many countries in the country have an online process ready. The central government recently created the Parivahan Sarathi web portal to help citizens easily apply for an online driver’s license.

In this article, we provide a step-by-step guide to let you apply for yours driving license online.

How to apply for a driver’s license online

Before you start with the steps you need to take to apply for a driver’s license online, it is important to note that you must have a student license in advance.

  1. Click on Apply for a driver’s license connection.

  2. You will now receive instructions on the steps you must go through to apply for a driver’s license.

  3. Enter your mobile number to generate a one-time password (OTP).

  4. Now enter the OTP you received on your phone number and press AuthenticateWithSarathi.

  5. Select the Holding Learner’s License option if you already have the learner’s license, and then enter his or her number and date of birth. You can choose the Holding Foreign DL or Holding Defense License option if you qualify for them.

  6. Now fill out the application form and select a date when you can visit the nearest road transport office (RTO).

You will now need to visit your nearby RTO on the scheduled date with the original documents and fee slip. The RTO will also give you a slot for the driving test you will need to take. You will receive your license two to three weeks after passing the test. It is strongly recommended to wear protective masks and to maintain norms of social distancing when visiting the RTO.

The Parivahan Seva website of the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways provides details of the fee due to obtain a license.

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