Documents required for a driving license

Holding a driving license is considered important these days. Without having a valid license, you cannot drive freely on the road. So, if you are willing to apply for a driving license, you would need a certain set of documents. 

To make you understand better, here we have mentioned the list of all the documents which you would need while applying for a driver's license.

To apply for a driving license, the applicant will have to first show his/her learner's license. After a month of getting a learner’s license,  the applicant needs to appear before the RTO authority for the test. After the examination, he/she will be declared passed and then considered eligible for a driving license.

Eligibility for a driving license in India 

Type of Permanent Driving LicenseEligibility Criteria
Motorcycles without gear( with a capacity of up to 50 CC)
The applicant must be 16 years old and must have a consent of parent or guardian.
Motorcycles with gear
The applicant should be 18 years old
Commercial heavy vehicles and transport Vehicles.
The applicant must be 18 years old and, in some states, applicant should be 20 years old.
 General Requirement
The applicant must be conversant with traffic regulations and rules. There should be valid age proof and address proof documents

Documents required to obtain a License

The following documents are to be uploaded along with the application form:

  • Physical Fitness Declaration (form 1)
  • Passport-sized photographs
  • Medical certificate (form 1-A)
  • Proof of address such as passport, ration card, life insurance policy, voter’s ID card, an affidavit sworn before a Public Notary or a Judicial Magistrate.
  • Proof of age such as passport, voter’s ID card, birth certificate, school matriculation certificate, life insurance policy, or affidavit sworn before a Public Notary or Magistrate.

 Age Proof such as-

  • Birth certificate
  • PAN Card
  • Passport
  • 10th class mark sheet
  • Transfer certificate from any school
  • Voter's ID Card

 Address Proof such as-

  • Ration Card
  • Voter's ID Card
  • Aadhaar card
  • Passport
  • Electricity bill or telephone bill
  • Life insurance policy

Passport-sized photographs

Medical certificate for applicants over 40 years of age

 Duly filled application form

Applying for a driving license would be easier if you are aware of the documents. Here, we have listed all the documents which you would need while applying for your learner's and driver's license. It will boost the whole  process of application.