Whether you’re just starting out or have years of driving experience under your belt, there is one thing you cannot avoid and that is a driving licence. Considered as the most important document for all car owners/drivers, a driving licence should always be carried when driving around. While obtaining a driving licence or a learner licence is quite easy, there are some fees that have to be paid before the document can be issued. In this article, you will learn everything you need to know about the driving licence and learning licence fees in India in 2022.
When it comes to setting the fees for licences in India, it is the Central Motor Vehicle Rules that are applied and in January 2017, those rules were amended for the 22nd time. These new amendments brought along a host of updated fees. The new fees are applied to every kind of required document when it comes to driving in the country. So, whether it’s a learner’s licence, a driving licence, international driving licence, registrations for vehicles, or fitness certificates, this updated fee structure can help you make the correct payments for your vehicle.
Here is a list of all the issues you can find with regards to your licence. There is also the old and revised fee structure listed for individual issues.
|Licence Related Issues||Old Fee||New Fee|
|Learner’s Licence Application||Rs. 30||Rs. 200|
|Learner’s Licence Renewal||Rs. 40||Rs. 200|
|International Driving Licence Application||Rs. 500||Rs. 1,000|
|Fees for Driving Licence||Rs. 40||Rs. 200|
|Fees for Driving Licence Test||Rs. 50||Rs. 300|
|Driving Licence Renewal||Rs. 50||Rs. 200|
|Driving School Licence Issue and Renewal||Rs. 2,000||Rs. 10,000|
|Issuing a Renewed Driving Licence||Rs. 50||Rs. 200|
|Fee for Appeal Against RTO||Rs. 100||Rs. 500|
|Issuing Driving Schools with Duplicate Licence||Rs. 2,000||Rs. 5,000|
By now, we should all be used to making payments online either through our smartphones or computers. Similarly, the payment for the DL or LL fees can also be made online through the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways website. Here are the steps you can follow to complete a successful fee payment online:
With the updated fee structure from the Central Motor Vehicle, there are a number of things to keep in mind before you can even step into your vehicle. Anyone who is caught breaking the laws set by the government is immediately fined and must pay the fine within a certain time. Here are some of the issues you could face and the fines you will need to pay when it comes to all learner and driving licence matters.
|Licence Related Issues||Old Fee||New Fee|
|Applying for a new learner’s licence||Rs. 30||Rs. 200|
|Renewing a learner’s licence||Rs. 40||Rs. 200|
|Applying for an International driving licence||Rs. 500||Rs. 1,000|
|Applying for a new driving licence||Rs. 40||Rs. 200|
|Driving licence test||Rs. 50||Rs. 300|
|Renewing a driving licence||Rs. 50||Rs. 200|
|Driving school licence issue and renewal||Rs. 2,000||Rs. 10,000|
|Issuing a renewed driving licence||Rs. 50||Rs. 200|
|Fee for appeal against RTO||Rs. 100||Rs. 500|
|Issuing driving schools with duplicate licence||Rs. 2,000||Rs. 5,000|
Along with the driving licence fee structure, the registration fees have also been changed in India since the Central Motor Vehicle Rules amendment. Here is a table including the registration type and fees for them:
|Type of Registration||Old Fees||New Fees|
|Hypothecation of Two-Wheeler Vehicle||Rs. 100||Rs. 500|
|Registration of Motorbike||Rs. 60||Rs. 50|
|Hypothecation of Three-Wheeler Vehicle||Rs. 100||Rs. 1,500|
|Hypothecation of Medium and Heavy Vehicles||Rs. 100||Rs. 3,000|
|Licence for Transport for Autos and Cars with a White Board||Rs. 200||Rs. 600|
|Licence for Transport for Autos and Cars with a Yellow Board||Rs. 300||Rs. 1,000|
|Cargo and Passenger Vehicles||Rs. 400||Rs. 1,000|
|Heavy Cargo and Passenger Vehicles||Rs. 600||Rs. 1,500|
|Fee for Imported Vehicles||Rs. 800||Rs. 5,000|
|Fee for Imported Motorcycles||Rs. 200||Rs. 2,000|
Q: What are the fees for 4 wheeler driving Licence?
A: The fees for a driving licence for a four-wheeler is Rs. 200 whereas a driving licence test costs Rs. 300 and driving licence renewal costs Rs. 200.
Q: How do I pay my DL retest fee?
A: You can pay the retest fee or any driving licence on the Parivahan website.
Q: Is the driving licence tax deductible?
A: Only when the driving licence qualifies as a business expense shall it be considered as tax-deductible.
Q: Will I get a refund of the fees if I do not successfully clear the driving test?
A: No. The driving licence test fee will not be refunded if the applicant fails the test.
Q: Is the driving licence fee the same for all types of vehicles and all types of licences?
A: Depending on the licence being applied for, the fee structure changes. A new learner’s licence costs Rs. 200 while a new International driving licence costs Rs. 1,000. Renewing a learner’s licence costs Rs. 200 as well and a driving licence test is Rs. 300. A complete breakdown of the fee structure is available at the Parivahan website – https://parivahan.gov.in/parivahan/.
Q: Is it illegal to have multiple driving licences from multiple states in India? A: No. It is not illegal to have multiple driving licences from different states so long as each licence has been acquired legally. Anyone who is caught with multiple driving licences acquired in illegal manners will be punished by the law.