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Kerela Driving Licence

How to Obtain Driving License in Kerala

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Eligibility should be

An applicant must have has completed sixteen years of age is eligible to apply for a driving license to drive a motor cycle with engine capacity below 55 cc subject to the condition that the parent or guardian should furnish a declaration in the manner prescribed.

One has to complete eighteen years of age is eligible to apply for a driving license to drive a motor vehicle other than a transport vehicle.

If someone has completed twenty years of age will be eligible for applying for a license to drive a transport vehicle.

The Concerned Authority

RTO/SRTO, Motor Vehicles Department

Necessary documents/papers

The recently prescribed form published by the Motor Vehicles Department


The important required forms can be obtained from the Motor Vehicles Department

For gaining a Permanent License you must have a valid Learner’s license and must apply after 30 days and within 180 days of issue of the Learner’s license. You should have been conversant about vehicle systems, driving, and traffic rules regulations. You will be put through a small driving test for which you must bring a vehicle with you. On passing your test you will be issued a Permanent Driving license.

The Driving License is an official document certifying that the holder is suitably qualified to drive a motor vehicle. Under some provisions of the Motor Vehicles Act of 1988 in India no person can drive a motor vehicle in any public place unless he holds a valid Driving License issued to him.

Important Required Documents

Learner’s License

Fee receipts

3 passport size photographs.

Certificate for visual standards for driving issues.

An Attested copy of proof of residence proof of age and proof of citizenship (Passport or LIC policy or School Leaving Certificate- Employee certificate issued from Government / Quasi-Government

institutions- Election ID card- Affidavit attested by Notary Public- Executive Magistrate- First Class Judicial Magistrate and Age proof certificate issued by a registered Medical PR actioner not below the rank of a Civil Surgeon_ Residence proof and Proof of Legal Presence in case of Foreigners)


Fees of Rs200/- and Rs50/- for service charged.

Time Validity

A Driving License for a private vehicle is valid up to a period of certain time like 20 yrs or an age of 50 yrs whichever is experienced earlier. Commercial Driving License is valid up to three years.

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