Driving License application process in Odisha

If you are a resident of Odisha and want to apply for a driving license in that state. You can go through this guide and know the process in detail.

What kind of driving licenses can you apply for in Odisha?

In the state of Odisha, you can apply for the below-mentioned driving licenses if you meet the eligibility.

  • Learner’s/learning license: Before obtaining a permanent driving license in Odisha, an applicant needs to apply for a learner’s license first. This is a temporary license with a validity of 6 months. It is issued when the applicant is in the process of learning a motor vehicle.
  • Permanent driving license: After 1 month of getting a learner’s license, you can apply for a permanent license.
  • Driving license for motorcycles without gear: You can apply for this kind of permanent driving license if you wish to ride a scooter or moped that does not have a manual gearbox. The applicants should be at least 16 years of age to procure such a license.
  • Driving license for light motor vehicle: This class of driving license can be applied by the people who are willing to drive a light motor vehicle such as bikes or cars. To get this license, an applicant must be at least 18 years old.

Eligibility criteria to apply for driving license in Odisha

Below given is the eligibility criteria to obtain a driving license in Odisha-

  • An applicant should be of 18 years and above to get a permanent driving license
  • To apply for a commercial vehicle license, the applicant's age should be above 20 years
  • The applicant should apply for a driving license 30 days after getting a learning license and within 180 days of the date of the issue mentioned on your learner’s license
  • The applicant should be well-versed with traffic rules and regulations
  • Applicant must have a learning license

To procure a driving license in Odisha, the candidate needs to submit the below documents at the concerned RTO office.

  • Application for License to drive a vehicle i.e. form no 4
  • Learner’s License
  • Three copies of recent photographs
  • Proof of age and address
  • Driving school’s certificate in Form 5 for all transport vehicles
  • Fees
  • All valid documents of the vehicle on which the test is to be conducted

The process to apply for a driving license in Odisha

Online process

To apply for your license online in Odisha, you need to follow these steps:

  • Visit the official website of https://parivahan.gov.in/parivahan/. Enter your state name.
  • Fill the online application form and attach all the supporting documents
  • Pay the required fees
  • After that, the document verification will be done, and then you will be issued the new driving license.

Offline process

  • To apply for a driving license via an offline mode in Odisha, you need to follow the below procedure. Please note, applicants are eligible to apply for a permanent driving license after holding a learner’s license for at least 30 days.
  • Visit your nearest RTO and get an application form no 4. Fill and submit it along with relevant documents
  • Pay the fees to the RTO
  • After that, an RTO official will assign a slot to you to undergo a driving license test. On passing the test, you will receive your driving license via post within 2-3 weeks

How to check your driving license status in Odisha?

The status of the driving license can be checked either online or by visiting your nearest RTO. For an online check, the applicant is required to visit his/her state's transport department official website and enter details such as receipt number, license number, name, and date of application. Once these details are submitted, the status is displayed.

How can you make corrections in your driving license online?

If an applicant wishes to make any changes in their driving license, they need to forward a written application along with the relevant documents with the correct information. Remember, this can only be done in the same RTO which issued your original license. Once approved, you can collect your license with the correct information on the same day. You will be charged a small fee. Also, the applicant is required to be present at the RTO office to be photographed by the official for record purposes.

How to get a duplicate driving license in Odisha?

In Odisha, applicants can also file their application for a duplicate driving license if it is stolen or lost. Remember, you should apply for a duplicate license within 6 months after the official driving license is lost or stolen. The duplicate driving license can be obtained at the RTO who initially issued you the original license. The applicant should bring all the required documents and get verification from the RTO officials. One can also apply for a duplicate driving license online via the state department website. 

Here are all the required documents for a duplicate driving license:

  • A copy of FIR (First Information Report), if the license is stolen
  • Application Form LLD
  • Form 1
  • Proof document of age and address
  • Fee for application
  • Challan clearance report from Traffic Police (in case of commercial driving license)
  • An affidavit detailing the reason for applying for a duplicate driving license
  • Details of your original driving license 

All the above-mentioned documents are required to be photocopied and attested by a Gazetted Officer or Notary Public.

How to renew your driving license in Odisha?

You have two options i.e. online and offline. You can choose the one that suits you the most. In online mode, you need to visit the official website of your state. Fill the renewal application form 9 there and submit it along with the documents. Once your documents and application are verified, your license will be renewed. If you are choosing the offline mode, visit your nearest RTO office and collect the application form 9. Fill the details, submit the documents, and pay the fees. After successful verification, you will get your license renewed.

Documents required for driving license renewal in Odisha

  • Renewal of Driving Licence Application Form (Form 9)
  • Current Driving Licence
  • Physical fitness declaration form (Form 1)
  • Medical Certificate (Form 1-A), if applicable
  • 3 Passport-sized photographs
  • Application fee (please visit the RTO for details as to the current application fee)
  • NOC (No Objection Certificate)

Driving license test procedure in Odisha

In Odisha, a driving license test is conducted to check whether an applicant can drive a motor vehicle or not. The test is conducted as per rule 15 of the Motor Vehicles Act, 1988 in presence of a Motor Vehicles Inspector. If the applicant passes the test, then the driving license is delivered to the doorstep within 7 days.