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Obtain Driving Licence: Punjab

Necessity of driving license

No person can drive a motor vehicle or a transport vehicle in any public place unless he holds an effective driving licence issued to him by the Licensing Authority.

Age limit in connection with driving of motor vehicles

No person under the age of eighteen years can drive a motor vehicle in any public place, provided that a motor cycle with engine capacity not exceeding 50 cc can be driven in a public place by a person after attaining the age of sixteen years. No person under the age of 20 years can drive a transport vehicle in any public place.

Medical Certificate

An applicant for the grant of a non-transport vehicle driving licence under the age of 50 years does not require a medical certificate. However, those applicants who are over 50 years of age must produce a medical certificate in Form ? 1A. All applicants for the grant of driving licence to drive a transport vehicle are required to produce a medical certificate.

Procedure for obtaining a learner's licence

An application for a driving licence is made in Form 4 along with the following documents:

         An effective learner's licence to drive the vehicle of the type to which the application relates

         A fee of Rs. 40 in case the Driving Licence is in Form 6, and that of Rs. 150 in case the driving licence is to be issued in Form No. 7

         Three copies of the applicant's recent passport sized photograph.

         Medical certificate in Form 1A, wherever required

         A driving certificate in Form 5 issued by the school or establishment from where the applicant received instruction, if any.

Driving Test

Every applicant shall have to pass a driving test/ physical competence test to be conducted by the licensing authority on a vehicle of the type he has applied for, subject to the payment of Rs.50 as competency fee.

Validity of driving licence

The licence to drive a transport vehicle is effective for a period of three years from the date of its issue. An authorisation of license to drive a transport vehicle carrying goods of dangerous or hazardous nature is effective for one year, and is renewable thereafter, subject to the condition that the driver undergoes a one-day refresher course of the prescribed syllabus.

A licence to drive a non-transport vehicle shall be effective for a period of 20 years from the date of issue or renewal, or till the holder attains the age of 50 years, whichever is earlier. The licence is renewable for 5 years after that.

Addition to driving licence

An application for addition of another class of vehicles to the driving licence shall be made in Form 8, along with the following documents:

         An effective learner's licence and driving licence held by the applicant.

         In case of an application of addition of a transport vehicle, the driving certificate in Form 5 is required.

         A fee of Rs.30 in case of a driving licence in Form 6, and of Rs.150 in case the driving licence is to be issued in Form 7.

Renewal of driving licence

An application for the renewal of driving licence shall be made in Form 9, along with the following documents:

         Fee in the case of driving licence in Form 6 shall be Rs. 30, and Rs. 150 in Form 7.

         Three copies of the applicant's recent passport sized photograph.

         The driving licence.

         The medical certificate in Form 1-A.

Duplicate Licence

The driving licence holder can apply for the issue of duplicate driving licence in Form LLD, along with the following documents:

         A fee of Rs.25

         An FIR from police station regarding the loss of the driving licence, and an affidavit to this effect

         In case of defaced, mutilated or soiled driving licence, the original copy of the same.

International Driving Licence

An application for an international driving licence can be made to the licensing authority having jurisdiction over the area in which the holder of the driving licence ordinarily resides or carries on business, along with the following documents:

         A fee of Rs.200

         An attested photocopy of the Passport

         Indian Driving License

         A Copy of valid Visa

         3 recent passport size photographs

Validity of international driving licence

An international driving licence is effective for a period of one year.

Issue of International Driving Permit

Addition of Another Class of Vehicle

Medical Certificate for Driving License

Issue of Duplicate Driving License

Renewal of Learner License

Application Form for the Grant or Renewal of Learner's Licence

Application Form for License to Drive a Motor Vehicle

Issue of Learner's Licence

Issue of Fresh Driving Licence

Renewal of Driving Licence

Issue of Duplicate Driving Licence



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