Whether you’re a resident of culture-rich Kolkata, the historical capital city of Delhi or any other wonderful Indian state, we’re certain that you enjoy driving around your favourite state and city while you explore its hidden treasures.
However, driving in India is best enjoyed when you’re protected by law and carry a valid driving licence. The Central Government works in tandem with the states to help citizens apply for and receive their driving licence after conducting necessary checks and tests.
If you’ve recently applied for a driving licence or are waiting to get your driving licence renewed, here’s a guide to assist you in checking your driving licence status online. So, buckle up and get driving!
There are two ways to check your driving licence application status online:
STEP 1 : Visit the official Parivahan website https://parivahan.gov.in/parivahan/.
STEP 2 : You will be redirected to the Sarathi Parivahan portal. Here, select “Driving Licence Related Services.”
STEP 3 : Select your state.
STEP 4 : After viewing the available options, click on “Application Status.”
STEP 5 : Enter your application number, date of birth and captcha code.
STEP 6 : Click on submit and your application status will appear on your screen.
STEP 1 : Visit your state’s regional transport website and select licence-related services from the main menu. For example, here’s what Kerala’s Regional Transport website looks like.
STEP 2 : You will be redirected to the Sarathi Parivahan portal.
STEP 3 : Click on “Application Status.”
STEP 4 : Enter your application number, date of birth and captcha code.
STEP 5 : Click on submit and your application status will appear on your screen.
If you wish to check your licence renewal status or the status of your duplicate licence, head to the Parivahan Sewa portal as shown in the sections above, click on“Driving Licence Related Services” and select your state.
Click on “Application Status” on the main menu and enter your application number, date of birth and captcha code. Lastly, click on submit to view the status of your licence.
Here are some tips to help you check the status of your driving licence:
Here are some facts that every licence holder in India must know:
Now that you are equipped with all the necessary information to check the application status of your driving licence, we recommend that you visit the Parivahan portal or your state’s transport department’s website and get started right away! If you get stuck anywhere, you can always come back to this blog and re-check the steps you need to take to check your DL application status online.
Q. How long does it take to get a driving licence?
It takes 30 days to get your driving licence after the date of the driving test. You can start checking your driving licence status two weeks after clearing your driving test.
Q. What is the difference between DL and DL extract?
A DL is a regular licence that permits you to drive anywhere in India, whereas a DL extract is a verification letter for your driving licence that may be required when you visit a foreign country to prove that you hold a valid DL.
Q. For how long is a learner’s driving licence valid?
A learner’s driving licence is valid for 6 months or 180 days. However, the licence holder must apply for a permanent driving licence after 30 days and before 180 days from the date of issuance of the learner’s licence.
Q. Can I renew a learner’s driving licence?
Yes, a learner’s driving licence can be renewed if it expires.
Q. Can I reappear for my driving test if I fail on the first attempt?
Yes, you can reappear for your driving test after 7 days of your first attempt.
Q. If I have an existing driving licence, how do I check its status?
You can check the status of your existing driving licence here.
Q. How do I download my driving licence on DigiLocker?
Here’s how you can download your driving licence on DigiLocker:
Step 2: Select “Get more Issued Documents” from the “Issued Documents” menu. Click on “Pull documents”.
Step 3: Select “Ministry of Road Transport and Highways” under “Central Government”.
Step 4: Click on “Driving Licence” under “Document Type”. Enter your details: name, date of birth, and driving licence number. Click on “Get Document.” This will download your DL on your phone.
Q. What is the information I should keep ready before checking my DL status online?
It’s necessary to keep your application number/licence number/learner’s licence number ready to check your DL status online.
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