All vehicle owners are required to possess a driving license to drive a vehicle on Indian roads. This article is going to show you how to apply for a driving license in Jammu and Kashmir.
In India, owning a car has become an essential thing rather than a luxurious thing since a car is used for the owners’ everyday activities rather than used to show their wealth. Since the Motor Vehicle Act 1988, owning a valid driving license (DL) has been made compulsory for all the car owners in India. Even today, when the new challan rates 2019 under the Amended Motor Vehicle Act have come into effect, the fines for driving without a license has been increased by 10 times, from INR 500 to INR 5000.
Generally, the driving license serves many purposes. One of the most important ones is to ensure an individual is implying with the traffic regulations which have been imposed by the Government. The DL also helps make sure that you can claim insurance without any troubles in case of any road accidents. The application for the driving license in each state can be slightly different from each other. In this article, we are going to tell you How to Apply Online for Driving Licence in J&K.
From 2019, the fine for driving without driving license has been increased by 10 times.
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What are the types of driving license in J&K?
Types of DLs in J&K are divided according to the types of vehicle to which the DLs are issued.
DL for transport vehicles
DL for midsized passenger carriers such as minivans and tempos
DL for midsized goods carriers such as trucks and mini tempos.
DL for light motorcycles such as delivery vans, commercial cars, jeeps, auto rickshaws, etc.
DL for heavy goods carriers like trucks or large tempos
DL for non-transport vehicles
DL for motorcycles without gear like mopeds, scooters and two-wheelers
DL for motorcycles with gear such as car, bike, etc.
DLs for light motor vehicles such as sedans and hatchbacks.
How to be eligible for Driving Licence in J&K?
There are some requirements that a car owner needs to meet to apply for car driving license in J&K as follows:
The applicant must be no less than 20 years old to apply for a commercial or transport vehicle.
The applicant has to own a learner’s license.
A permanent DL in J&K can be applied within 30 days since the car owner receives the learner’s license.
How to apply online for driving license in J&K (Jammu and Kashmir)?
Besides the traditional way, nowadays, you can also apply for the DL in J&K online. In the following section, we are going to guide you on how to apply online and offline for driving license in J&K.
Here's How to apply online for driving license in J&K-
There are numerous ways in which you can apply for a driving license in J&K online. Firstly, you can download the application form, fill it out and hand it over to the appropriate RTO office with the related documents. You can also visit the official website of the Ministry of Transport and Highway of Indian Government, fill and submit the application form online as well as uploading the documents and paying the charges online. Or you can also visit this website in which you can login to your account and then apply for the DL as guided. After completing the above, you have to go to RTO office with the original documents and book a driving test. After passing the driving test, you will be issued the DL within several weeks.
Here's How to apply offline for driving license in J&K-
A more traditional way of applying for a driving license in J&K is to do it offline. You can follow the steps as bellows:
Collect the forms from the local RTO office;
Fill in the form and enclose all the related documents;
Submit the package to the RTO office, pay the fees and book a driving test;
Take the test on passing which you can receive the DL within several weeks.
Form 4 as the driving license application
Form 1A as the medical certificate
Valid learner’s license
3 copies of passport-size photographs
Application fee of INR 225 and INR 250 for double category
How is the driving test implemented in J&K?
Passing a driving test is compulsory if you want to acquire a DL in the state. Generally, the test consists of two main parts: theory and practice. In the first part, you are asked about your knowledge on your vehicle type and also traffic regulations. In the second part, you will be judged on your driving skills.
How to check the status of your DL in J&K?
If you want to check your DL status online, you can visit this website or you can also directly ask about it at the RTO where you applied the DL.
Now, you can also apply for a driving license in J&K online.
How to acquire a duplicate DL in J&K?
If your DL is lost, stolen or torn, you can acquire a duplicate on in JK by doing as the following:
Download the application form for duplicate DL. You can also visit the official website of the Ministry of Transport and Highway of Indian Government on which you can fill in and submit the form online, upload the related documents and pay the charges online. Then you will have to hand over all the related documents to the appropriate RTO.
If you are applying for a duplicate DL offline, you can collect the application form at the RTO, fill it out and submit it there with all the related documents.
After the documents have been verified, you will be issued the duplicate DL in 15 days.
How to renew DL in J&K?
In J&K, a driving license is valid for 20 years until you are 50 years old. Once it has become invalid, it needs to get renewed within 30 days from the expiry date. You can follow the steps below to have your DL renewed.
Fill in the renewal form and submit it with the related documents at the appropriate RTO office. Or you can also visit this website and finish the form submission process. Another way is to access the official website of the Ministry of Transport and Highway of Indian Government, which enables you to fill in the form and submit it online, upload all the related documents. Then you have to visit the nearest RTO with all the required documents.
Or you can also do all of the above procedure offline by going to the local RTO office and directly fill in the form and submit it with all the required documents there.
After paying a certain amount of fees, your application will be processed and verified and you will receive your renewed DL in 15 days of application.
How to apply for an international DL in J&K?
If you want to drive your car in a foreign country, you have to apply for an international DL by following the below steps:
Fill in and submit the form and upload all the related documents on the official website of the Ministry of Transport and Highway of Indian Government and then bring the original documents to the RTO office.
Or you can also directly go to the RTO office, fill in and submit the form here and attach all the related documents. After paying an amount of fee, our application will be processed. You will be issued the international DL in a week.
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Valid travel ticket
Valid passport and visa
Proof of residence
Form 1A, 4A and Form TR6
A fee of INR 500
Above is a detailed guide on how to apply for driving license in J&K (Jammu And Kashmir). We hope that this article has helped you find the DL application in this state less complicated.