Fees for Driving Licence Renewal

Posted:

23 February,2024

Updated:

28 February,2024

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    Renewing a driving licence is a crucial responsibility for all motorists. The process not only ensures that individuals' driving privileges remain valid but also contributes to road safety. One key aspect of licence renewal is the associated fees. Understanding the fee structure, eligibility criteria, and payment options is essential for every driver. This blog aims to provide comprehensive insights into the fees for driving licence renewal to aid in informed decision-making.

     

    Driving licence renewal fees

    If you are searching for DL renewal cost, look no further. Below is a table that lists the fees associated with driving licence renewal.

     

    Purpose

    Fees

    Renewal of driving licence

    Rs. 200

    Driving licence renewal post grace period

    Rs. 300 (An extra fee of Rs. 1000 for each year or part thereof after the grace period will be charged.)

     

    Documents required for driving licence renewal

    The following are the documents required for driving licence renewal.

    • Old Driving Licence.
    • Application Form 2.
    • Form 1A (Medical Certificate for Transport Vehicles only) or Form No.1 (Self-declaration as to the physical fitness for Non-Transport Vehicles)
    • Fees as prescribed along with user charges
     

    Things to know about late renewal

    Here are some important points to know about late car driving licence renewal.

    • Renewal application will be accepted up to one month before licence expiry 
    • Late application (over five years after expiry) requires process for obtaining a new licence 
    • Early or within 30 days renewal effective from expiry date will be accepted 
    • Renewal beyond 30 days effective from application date will incur a late renewal fee of Rs. 30/-
     

    How to renew driving licence online and offline

    Online

    Step 1: Go to the official Sarathi Parivahan website.

    Step 2: Choose your respective state.

    Step 3: After selecting your state, click on "Apply for Driving Licence".

    Step 4: Click on "Continue" and input the required details.

    Step 5: Complete the application form and upload your documents on the portal.

     

    Offline

    Step 1: Acquire the DL renewal application forms from the Road Transport Office (RTO) or download them from the Parivahan website.

    Step 2: Complete the application form with the necessary information.

    Step 3: Assemble all the documents needed for DL renewal.

    Step 4: Head to the RTO and submit the application along with the documents.

    Step 5: Settle the DL renewal fees at the fee collection counter and obtain the acknowledgement receipt.

     

    FAQs

    1. What is the grace period for driving licence renewal in India?

    The grace period for renewal is typically 30 days from the date of licence expiration.

     

    2. Can I drive while waiting for my licence renewal in India?

    No, it is illegal to drive with an expired licence. It is essential to renew the licence within the grace period to avoid penalties and legal consequences.

     

    3. Where can I pay driving licence renewal fees online in India?

    Driving licence renewal fees can be paid online through the official Parivahan or State Transport Portals. The process typically involves visiting the respective portal, selecting the concerned state, and proceeding to the "Fee Payments" section.

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