Driving Licence Assam: Online Application Process, Documents Required, Fees and Renewal Process

In India, anyone above the age of 18 needs to have a valid driving licence if they wish to ply on the roads in the country. This has been mandated by the Motor Vehicles Act, 1988, that clearly mentions that it is essential for a driver of motor vehicles to have a valid driving licence, and this rule is applicable to all states in India. Thus, as per law, if you wish to drive on the roads in Assam, you must be in possession of a valid driving licence. Learn how to get a driving licence in Assam, the fee structure and the renewal process.

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Types of Driving Licence in Assam

In general, there are two types of driving licences that you can get in Assam. These are:

  1. LEARNER’S LICENCE

    This type of licence is issued to those who are learning how to drive a motor vehicle. For driving a gearless motorcycle, you must be minimum of 16 years in age, and for Light Motor Vehicles (LMVs) and above you must be minimum of 18 years in age. As per regulations, in order to get a learner’s permit in Assam, the applicant should have ample knowledge of the traffic laws and rules in the country.

    After you get your learner’s licence, you will then be eligible for practicing your driving skills on the roads, provided you are accompanied by a valid driving licence holder in the vehicle.

     

  2. PERMANENT LICENCE

    Once you have perfected your driving skills, you can then apply for a permanent licence. A permanent driving licence is an official document that gives you the permission to drive a motor vehicle on the roads in India, depending on the type of motor vehicle the licence has been made for.

    To get a permanent licence, you need a learner’s permit first. Then, 30 days after obtaining your learner’s licence and within 120 days from the date of issuance of the learner’s licence, you can apply for a permanent driving licence.

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How Can I Get a Learner’s Licence in Assam?

To get a learner’s permit in Assam, the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH) came up with a centralised solution in the form of the Parivahan Sewa portal. This online website helps you get all driving licence related services in a few simple steps. Alternatively, you can also visit your nearest relevant Regional Transport Office (RTO) and directly apply for a learner’s permit there.

 Eligibility Criteria

Just as is the case with other states in India, in Assam too there are certain criterias that one must meet in order to get a learner’s licence. These are:

  • One must know all about the traffic rules and regulations in India.
  • One must be 16 years old or older to apply for a learner’s permit for a motorcycle without gear.
  • One must be 18 years old or older to apply for a learner’s permit for a Light Motor Vehicle (LMV).
  • One must be 20 years old or older to apply for a learner’s permit for commercial vehicles.

Documents Required

To get your learner’s permit, these are the documents that you need to submit:

  • Form 1 (Application-cum-declaration As To Physical Fitness)
  • Form 1A (Medical Certificate)
  • Form 2 (Application for the Grant or Renewal of Learner Licence)
  • Proof of Age
  • Address Proof
  • Passport sized photographs
  • Application fee

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 Application Process

As mentioned above, there are two ways by which you can get your learner’s permit in Assam: either via the Parivahan Sewa portal, or by visiting the concerned RTO. We explain both the methods below.

Online Application:

To apply for a learner’s licence online, you must follow the steps below:

Step 1: Visit https://parivahan.gov.in/parivahan/
Step 2: Click on Driving Licence Related Services.
Step 3: From the drop down menu, select the state from where the service needs to be taken, i.e., Assam.
Step 4: Click on the icon Apply Learner Licence.
Step 5: Fill up your details in the online application.
Step 6: Upload the scanned copy of the documents mentioned in the section above.
Step 7: Upload your passport sized photograph and a scanned copy of your signature.
Step 8: Pay the application fee online.
Step 9: Download your payment receipt.
Step 10: After downloading the receipt, you will be redirected to a new page where you can book a slot for your LL test.

Post successful payment and submission of the application, you need to appear for your LL test with a copy of the application form and payment receipt.

Offline Application

To apply for a learner’s licence offline, you need to follow the steps below:

Step 1: Visit your nearest relevant RTO in Assam.
Step 2: Fill out the application form for the learner’s permit. You can get the form at the RTO or can take out a copy of the same online.
Step 3: Submit the form along with the documents mentioned in the section above.
Step 4: Pay the application fee.
Step 5: You would then be asked to pick a slot for your LL test.

After you submit your application, you need to appear for your LL test on the given date and time with a copy of your application form and payment receipt.

How Can I Get a Permanent Driving Licence in Assam?

Similar to a learner’s permit, there are two different paths that you can take to apply for a permanent driving licence in Assam. However, you must note that in order to be eligible for a permanent licence, you should apply for the same 30 days after getting your learner’s permit, or within 120 days from the date of getting your learner’s licence issued. Learn how to get your permanent driving licence in Assam below.

Eligibility Criteria

To get a permanent driving licence in Assam, you need to meet the following eligibility criteria:

  • You must have a valid learner’s licence.
  • You must apply for a permanent licence after 30 days or within 120 days from date of issuance of the learner’s licence.
  • For a motorcycle without gear, i.e., for a vehicle with an engine capacity of up to 50 cc, you must be 16 years of age or above to apply for a permanent licence.
  • For a motorcycle with gear and light motor vehicle, you must be 18 years of age or above to apply for a permanent licence.
  • For commercial vehicles, you must be at least 20 years of age.

 Documents Required

To get your permanent driving licence, you need to submit the following documents:

  • Form 1
  • Form 1A
  • Form 4
  • Form 5 (in case applying for a commercial vehicle licence)
  • Proof of age
  • Address proof
  • Passport sized photographs
  • Application fee

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 Application Process

There are two ways by which you can apply for your permanent driving licence, online and offline.

Online Application

To apply for a permanent driving licence online, you need to follow the steps below:

Step 1: Visit https://parivahan.gov.in/parivahan/
Step 2: Click on Driving Licence Related Services.
Step 3: From the drop down menu, select the state from where the service needs to be taken, i.e., Assam.
Step 4: Click on the icon Apply Driving Licence.
Step 5: Fill up your details in the online application.
Step 6: Upload the scanned copy of the required documents.
Step 7: Upload your passport sized photographs and a scanned copy of your signature.
Step 8: Book the slot for your driving licence test.
Step 9: Pay the application fee.
Step 10: Download a copy of the payment receipt.

After you submit your application, you will receive a confirmation email and SMS regarding the date and time of your driving licence test. You will receive your licence only when you are able to pass the driving test.

Offline Application

In order to apply for a permanent driving licence offline in Assam, you need to follow the steps below:

Step 1: Visit your nearest relevant Assam RTO.
Step 2: Fill out the application form for a permanent driving licence. You can get the form at the RTO or alternatively can take out a copy of the same online.
Step 3: Submit the form along with the required documents.
Step 4: Pay the application fee.
Step 5: You would then be asked to schedule a DL test.

After you submit your application, you need to appear for your DL test on the given date and time with a copy of your application form and payment receipt. If you pass the test, the Assam RTO will then issue a permanent driving licence to you.

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Driving Licence Fee in Assam 2021

To get a learner’s licence, a permanent licence or to avail different driving licence related services in Assam, you need to follow the fee structure mentioned below:

Purpose Amount (in Rs.)
Issue of learner’s licence in Form 3 for each class of vehicle 150
Learner’s licence test fee or repeat test fee 50
For test, or repeat test, of competence to drive (for each class of vehicle) 300
Issue of a driving licence 200
Issue of International Driving Permit 1,000
Addition of another class of vehicle to driving licence 500
Renewal of driving licence 200

How to Check Driving Licence Status Online in Assam?

If you need to check the status of your application for a driving licence in Assam, you can simply log on to the MoRTH’s Parivahan Sewa portal and access all information. Follow the instructions below to check your driving licence status online in Assam:

Step 1: Log in to https://parivahan.gov.in/parivahan/
Step 2: From the menu bar at the top, select Online Services.
Step 3: From the drop down menu, select Driving Licence Related Services.
Step 4: Select the state from where the service is to be taken, i.e., Assam.
Step 5: Select the icon Application Status.
Step 6: Enter your application number, date of birth and a captcha code.
Step 7: Click on Submit.

You will then be redirected to a new page where you can see the current status of your application.

Online Driving Licence Renewal in Assam

A driving licence in Assam is valid for 20 years, or till the licence holder becomes 50 years of age, whichever is sooner. Post that, you are required to apply for a renewal of your driving licence. To get your driving licence renewed online in Assam, follow these steps:

Step 1: Visit https://parivahan.gov.in/parivahan/
Step 2: From the menu bar at the top of the page, select Online Services.
Step 3: From the drop down menu, select Driving Licence Related Services.
Step 4: Select the state from where the service is to be taken, i.e., Assam.
Step 5: From the menu bar at the top of the page, select Driving Licence.
Step 6: From the drop down menu, select Services on DL (Renewal/Duplicate/AEDL/Others)
Step 7: Fill up the required details.
Step 8: Submit the following documents:
a) Form 9 (Form Of Application For The Renewal Of Driving Licence)
b) Form 1 and 1A (in case the applicant is older than 40 years of age)
c) Passport sized photographs
d) Copy of the expired licence
e) Address proof
f) Age proof
Step 9: Pay the renewal fee.
Step 10: After your payment is complete, download the payment receipt.

Online Application Process for Duplicate Driving Licence in Assam

You should apply for a duplicate driving licence in the event your driving licence ends up getting stolen, misplaced or damaged. In Assam, you can apply for a duplicate driving licence online easily. To do so, follow the steps mentioned below:

Step 1: Visit https://parivahan.gov.in/parivahan/
Step 2: Click on Driving Licence Related Services.
Step 3: From the drop down menu, select the state from where the service needs to be taken, i.e., Assam.
Step 4: Click on the icon DL Services.
Step 5: Fill out your details and select the service you require, i.e., issue of duplicate DL.
Step 6: Upload the following documents:
a) Copy of the FIR
b) Address proof
c) Application form LLD
d) Photocopies of the original driving licence
e) Passport sized photographs
Step 8: Pay the fee for your duplicate licence.
Step 9: Download the payment receipt.

After your application and documents are verified by the RTO officers, you will receive a duplicate driving licence.

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Frequently Asked Questions:

 

To get your driving licence upgraded to a smart card online in Assam, you can apply for a replacement via the Parivahan Sewa web portal as mentioned in the section above. Alternatively, you can visit your concerned RTO and apply for a replacement.

LMV stands for Light Motor Vehicle and is a category of driving licence that is issued for driving light motor vehicles (cars, jeeps, etc,.) for commercial as well as non-commercial purposes. LMV NT stands for Light Motor Vehicle Non-Transport and is a category of driving licence that allows the holder to drive LMVs for non-transport and non-commercial purposes only.

While applying for a new driving licence, you will get the opportunity to book a slot for your appointment with your preferred date and time. You can book a slot for your driving licence appointment online as well as offline.

In Assam, a learner’s licence is valid for a time period of 6 months.
In case you fail your learner’s licence test, you will be allowed to retake the test after a week.