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List of Driving Licence (DL) & Learning Licence (LL) Fees in India

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List of Driving Licence (DL) & Learning Licence (LL) Fees in India

To drive a vehicle in India, a driving licence is required and mandatory. Whether you have a learner’s licence or a permanent driving licence, it is compulsory to have a licence when driving a vehicle. While applying for a driving licence, an application fee is required to be paid to the RTO in whichever state the application is made.

In January 2017, the Central Motor Vehicle Rules was amended for the 22nd time and along with this change came about a new set of fees. This amended fee structure included all types of licences – learner’s licence, driving licence, an international driver’s licence, fitness certificates, and new vehicle registrations. For more information on the fee structure, read below.

As mentioned earlier, the fee structure for driving licences in India had been amended in January 2017 and mentioned below are the old fees along with the amended amounts.

Licence 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

Online Payment Procedures for Driving Licence (DL) & Learning Licence (LL)

The best way to make the payments for all driving licence or learner licence issues is through the online portal. The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways has released its official website called Parivahan and individuals can make the payment through there. Here are the steps needed to make a successful payment online:

  • Step 2: Move the cursor over the “Online Services” tab.
  • Step 3: From the drop-down menu, select “Driving Licence Related Services”.
  • Step 4: Once redirected, select the state in which the licence will be issued from the drop-down menu.
  • Step 5: Click on the “Fee/Payments” tab once redirected to the next page.
  • Step 6: Once redirected again, read the fee payment instructions and click “Proceed”.
  • Step 7: Enter the details on the next page including Application Number and DOB.
  • Step 8: Select “Click Here to Calculate Fee” and check the details.
  • Step 9: Choose the bank or payment gateway through which you wish to make the payment.
  • Step 10: Click ‘Pay Now” to successfully complete the payment.

Fees Payable for Learner’s Licence or Driving Licence

With the latest amendment of the Central Motor Vehicle Rules, the fee structure has completely changed. The fees have all increased and anyone with a valid driving licence or anyone looking to apply for a learner’s licence or renew their driving licence, should know about the updated fee structure. Below is the amended fee structure and the updated fees:

Licence 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

Fees Payable for Vehicle Registrations

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 whiteboard 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

FAQ

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: 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.

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.