How to get Driving License Online in Maharashtra?

What is driving license?

The driving license is the official document which authorizes its holder to operate various types of motor vehicle on highways and some other roads to which the public have access. In various Indian states, they are administered by the Regional Transport Authorities/Offices (RTA/RTO). A driving license is required in India by any person driving a vehicle on any highway or other road defined in the Motor Vehicles Act, 1988. The driving license permits you to drive or ride a vehicle based on your meeting the basic criteria laid down when it comes to driving. The driving license can be used as an identity proof of person

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Types of driving license:

  • The state of Maharashtra offers driving license for a number of vehicle types, as given below

Transport Vehicles

  • Light Motor Vehicle – This category includes taxis, auto rickshaws, delivery vans, jeeps etc.
  • Medium Goods Vehicle – This category includes vehicles such as tempos, delivery trucks which are used for the transport of goods
  • Medium Passenger Vehicle – This category includes vehicles like minivans, tempos for passengers, larger commercial vehicles
  • Heavy Goods Vehicle – This category includes vehicles such as trucks and large vans, meant to transport goods
  • Heavy Passenger Motor Vehicle – This category includes vehicles such as buses used for commercial passenger transport
  • Road Roller

Non-Transport Vehicles:

  • Motorcycle without Gear – This includes vehicles such as scooters, mopeds
  • Motorcycle with Gear – This category includes all gear motorcycles
  • Light Motor Vehicle – This category includes small private cars (sedans, hatchbacks etc.)

Document required for applying For Learner’s license, Permanent license & Renewal of license:

  1. Address proof e.g. electricity bill
  2. Age proof e.g. birth certificate, voter card
  3. Living certificate
  4. Medical certificate form 1-A
  5. 3 Passport size photographs
  6. 8th pass certificate in case of transport license
  7. Learner’s license in case of permanent license
  8. For application form and other forms please visit mentioned link

Required eligibility for application:

  1. Individuals should be above 16 years of age to apply for a two-wheeler (moped)driving license and above 18 years of age to apply for a vehicle driving license
  2. Applicants who wish to apply for a transport vehicle driving license have to be above 20 years of age.
  3. Applicants must have a Learner’s license before applying for a permanent driving license
  4. The permanent Driving license has to be applied for after 30 days and within 180 days of the Learner’s license being issued

Online application procedure:

  1. Applicant should visit official website mentioned next for filling online application form
  2. Select the “Driving license” tab on the homepage, whereupon the form for a new driving license will be displayed
  3. First, fill online application form with relevant information
  4. You can choose to download other forms onto your computer and fill in the information requested (such as vehicle details, personal details etc.) at the moment or fill it up at a later time
  5. Once you have filled in all the relevant details, upload the documents required and submit the form. You will have to carry the originals when you visit the RTO for your driving test
  6. Once you have submitted your application form and received a notification regarding your eligibility to take the test, you can book an appointment for the same online
  7. This enables you to choose a test date and time that is convenient for you, and also ensures your test takes place on the selected date. The procedure for booking an appointment is given below
  8. Visit and select the “Appointment for slot booking” option on the homepage.
  9. Select the “DL Slot booking” option from the drop-down menus at the top of the page and select the “Slot Booking for Online Applications” option
  10. Fill in the details on the page that opens, such as the online application number
  11. You will be then able to select a date and time slot for your driving test
  12. You will receive an acknowledgement, an application number and you will receive a notification once your application has been processed
  13. Once the appointment slot has been fixed, you will have to be present at the RTO with your original documents as mentioned in your application form
  14. If you pass the test successfully, you will be issued with a Driving License, which will be sent by post to the address mentioned in the application form
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  1. For Learner’s license: Not more than Rs. 70
  2. For Permanent license: Not more than Rs. 1000

Contact Details:

  1. Applicant can contact regional RTO office for offline and online application procedure

References & details:

  1. For more details regarding documents and other help please visit official website
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