Driving License status check

After applying for a driving license, you can easily check the status of your license by either visiting the local regional transport office or visiting the official Ministry of Road Transport and Highways website. 

Steps to check driving license status online via the State Transport official website

Step 1: Visit the State Transport Department website of the state where you reside.

Step 2: Click on the “DL and LL Registration” tab.

Step 3: Once redirected, click on the “Know your application status” tab.

Step 4: Enter the application number mentioned in your application form and click on "Submit".

Step 5: A new page with the driving license status will be displayed to you where you can check the information.

Steps to check driving license status online via Sarathi website

Step 1: Visit the official website https://parivahan.gov.in/parivahan/

Step 2: Navigate to the “Online Services” tab.

Step 3: Now, click on the “Driving License Related Services” tab.

Step 4: Choose the State where you reside.

Step 5: Once redirected, click on the “Verify Pay Status” tab.

Step 6: Enter the Application Number, Birth Date, and the Captcha code and then click on "Verify".

Step 7: A new page with the status of your driving license details will be displayed in front of you.

When should you check your driving license status?

From the time you submit your application form and the documents, the RTO approximately takes at least 30 days to deliver your license at your registered address. While most of the people receive their driving license within 30 days, it can take longer for some due to some issues with the verification process or some other steps in the process. This is where checking the status of your driving license becomes important and can be very helpful to you for several reasons. Here are some of the instances where you can check the driving license status:

  • When you have already cleared the driving test for the permanent driving license.
  • When you have applied for driving license renewal.
  • When you have applied for a duplicate driving license.
  • When you are waiting for an international driving license.

Things to keep in your mind while checking the driving license (DL) status online

After submitting the application form and passing the driving test there are several things a vehicle owner needs to keep in mind when it comes to checking their driving license status:

  • Receiving a driving license can take about 30 days from the date of the driving test. So, it is important to keep checking the status frequently.
  • Officially, the RTO issues the driving license within 3-4 weeks and delivers it to the registered address.
  • You can check the driving license status by entering the application number found on the driving license application form.
  • The rules and regulations of the RTO change very frequently so it is advisable to check the status regularly.
  • It is important to note the expiry date of your driving license and a renewal application should be filled out before it gets expired.
  • To get a driving license, you must have a learner’s license first. You will not be allowed to apply for a driving license without having a valid learner’s license.
  • You can apply for a duplicate driving license only if your existing license is damaged, lost, stolen, or torn.
  • Print the details of the status check screen and save it for further reference.
  • Anyone with a valid driving license can apply for an international driving license which can also be used to drive a vehicle in almost any country.
  • Checking the status of your driving license is free of cost.