Driving License application process in Telangana

If you are a resident of Telangana 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 Telangana?

In the state of Telangana, 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 Telangana, 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 Telangana

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

  • The minimum age requirement for obtaining a driving license in Telangana is 18 years old
  • 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 the learner's license and within 180 days from the date of the issue mentioned in the learner’s license
  • The applicant should be well-versed with traffic rules and regulations
  • Applicant must have a valid learning license

Documents required for driving license in Telangana

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

  • Duly filled and signed application form no 4
  • Passport-sized photographs
  • Copy of PAN Card
  • A copy of the medical fitness certificate
  • A copy of the parent/guardian’s written consent with date and signature if the applicant is a minor
  • A copy of the address proof such as (Passport/Life insurance policy/Voter ID/Ration card)
  • A copy of the birth certificate such as (School certificate/Birth certificate/Affidavit signed by the executive magistrate)
  • Original learner’s license
  • Valid vehicle documents

Procedure to obtain a driving license in Telangana

Anyone can apply for the driving license online at Telangana Government Transport Portal or through one of the RTO offices. You just need to provide Form no 4 and fill in all the required details such as age proof, address proof, etc. Applicants who are above the age of 50 will also have to provide medical clearance through Form 1A. Submit the supporting documents as well along with your application form and the fee. Once the documents are verified, applicants will be issued a driving license.

How to check your driving license status in Telangana?

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 Telangana?

In Telangana, 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. 

Documents required to get 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
  • Application fee
  • 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 Telangana?

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 Telangana

  • Renewal of driving license application form (Form 9)
  • Current driving license
  • 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 Telangana

In Telangana, 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.