How to Renew Driving Licence in Chennai?
How to Renew Driving Licence in Chennai?

How to Renew Driving Licence in Chennai?

26 Oct 2023
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Regular readers of our blog would know about our increased stress on the importance of a driving licence (DL). Like we have said many times in the past, the driving licence is a compulsory document for all those who plan to use their vehicles on the public streets. That said, many DL holders often forget about the importance of the driving licence and hence, do not renew it on time. In case you wish to know how to renew driving licence in Chennai, the capital of Tamil Nadu, this post should help you find your answer.

Also read - Steps to do a Driving Licence Online Check

As per the Motor Vehicle Act, the driving licence for a private vehicle has a validity of 20 years or until the holder of the DL becomes 50 years old. It should be noted here that a valid driving licence has many benefits other than enabling the holder to use a vehicle legally. The DL also serves as a proof of identity. Not only this, but it also acts as proof that the licence holder is a government-certified driver, which is required for a successful insurance claim. In case you wish to know how to renew a driving licence in Chennai, the below steps need to be followed -

  • Step 1: Visit the official website of the RTO (Regional Transport Office) of Tamil Nadu
  • Step 2: Click on the Driving License button
  • Step 3: On the new page that loads, select the Renewal of Driving License option
  • Step 4: Apply for the Smart Card Driving License and pay a fee of Rs. 200.
  • Step 5: Scan, upload and submit the required documents
  • Step 6: On successful verification, you will be issued a renewed DL

Also read - Apply Driving Licence Online In 7 Steps

Documents required for renewal of driving license in Chennai

Getting a renewed Driving Licence in Chennai is not a very tough process if you possess all the documents that are needed to be submitted to the RTO along with the application form for the DL renewal. Below, we have listed out the names of all the documents you should provide to the RTO for driving licence renewal in Chennai-

  • Filled and signed Form 9.
  • Copy of the original driving license
  • In case you are more than 40-years old, you need to produce a medical certificate along with Form 1 A.
  • 2 Passport-sized photographs
  • Copies of self-attested address and age proof documents.
  • Receipt of payment of the application fee

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

Steps to apply for a Duplicate Licence in Chennai

By a stroke of bad luck, in case you lose your driving licence or if the document gets damaged, you shouldn't worry and instead head to the Chennai RTO to get a duplicate copy of the driving licence. Seen in the list that we have below is the lit of all the steps you should follow to apply for a duplicate driving licence in Chennai RTO -

Documents required to apply for a Duplicate Licence in Chennai

  • Filled application form with your signature
  • Copies of an affidavit, an F.I.R, and a complaint.
  • Form No. 1.
  • Challan clearance report from Chennai Traffic Police
  • Self-attested copy of residence proof.
  • Receipt of payment of duplicate license fee
  • Certificate of fitness.

Steps to apply for a Duplicate Licence in Delhi:

  • Step 1: Complete the application form to obtain a Duplicate Driving License in Chennai
  • Step 2: Submit the required documents
  • Step 3: You will be issued a duplicate driving licence on successful verification of the documents.

Offline Procedure

Until a few years ago, anyone who required to obtain a driving licence or its duplicate copy had to personally visit the Chennai RTO. The entire process of getting a driving licence used to involve the applicant having to travel to the RTO and stand in long queues to get all the paperwork in place. However, now, there has been a drastic change as one can now carry out several DL-related processes from the comfort of his home. All one needs is an internet-enabled device to visit the online portal of the RTO and carry out the procedures. Still, however, if you aren't comfortable uploading documents on the internet or simply aren't well-versed with the computer, you can head to the RTO to apply for a driving licence physically. To get a new driving licence in Chennai, you need to first obtain a learner's driving licence and subsequently apply for a permanent DL. Given below are all the steps one should follow to get a driving licence offline in Chennai

  • Step 1: Go to the Chennai RTO and get Form 4.
  • Step 2: Fill the form and attach it with the required documents.
  • Step 3: Submit Form 4 and the required documents to the RTO.
  • Step 4: Obtain an application number for the preliminary test.
  • Step 5: On passing the test, you receive a learner’s license.
  • Step 5: Go to the RTO 30 days after receiving the learner’s license.
  • Step 6: Pay the driving license fee and choose the day and time slot for appearing in the permanent DL test.
  • Step 7: You will be issued a permanent driving licence on passing the test

Online Procedure

As aforementioned, you no longer need to go to the RTO for any driving-licence-related process as all of it can be now easily done online. This will save you a lot of time as you can have it all done from the comfort of your home. Given below are all the steps one needs to follow to obtain a driving license online in Chennai

  • Step 1: Go to www.tnsta.gov.in and choose the Driving Licence option
  • Step 2: Download the application form and print it
  • Step 3: Deposit the form to the RTO
  • Step 4: Deposit all documents mentioned above
  • Step 5: Obtain a slot from the RTO for the driving test
  • Step 6: On passing the test, you will get the DL in 2 to 3 weeks
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