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Carrying an invalid or an expired driving licence could lead to a penalty or punishment. If you are a resident of Mumbai and wondering about how to renew a driving licence in Mumbai, know that it can be done online through a few simple steps. As per Indian Motor Vehicles Act, an Indian citizen must possess a valid driving licence to drive on public roads. Every driving licence comes with a validity period and once it is expired, you have to renew it as soon as possible. Usually, a driving licence has a validity of 20 years from the initial date of issue.

How To Renew A Driving Licence In Mumbai

Getting your licence renewed is of the utmost importance. Furthermore, it is better to apply for renewal of your licence before the final expiry as you will ensure you hold a valid licence at all times. Here are a few simple steps to get your licence renewed in Mumbai, both in an online and offline process:

  • Online Application Process of Driving Licence Renewal in Mumbai

  1. First visit the website of the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways or Parivahan at Home | Parivahan Sewa | Ministry of Road Transport & Highways, Government of India.

  2. Select the ‘online services’ tab and you will see a menu.

  3. On this menu, you will see an option that states, ‘driving licences’.

  4. You can click on that and you will get an option for licence renewal.

  5. You can request for an application for a smartcard driving licence.

  6. A list of documents will be displayed and these will have to be submitted along with your application.

  7. Online payment will be requested in the list of menu-driven options. You can proceed with the payment.

  8. Once your documents have been verified and payment is received, your driving licence will be renewed in a brief period.

Now you know how to renew a driving licence online. Mumbai driving is supervised stringently by the RTO officials and you need to make sure you have a valid licence whenever you drive a vehicle.

  • Offline Application Process of Driving Licence Renewal in Mumbai

  1. Go, in-person, to the RTO office in your area of Mumbai city.

  2. There are three RTOs (Regional Transport Offices) in Mumbai, at Tardeo, Versova and Wadala, respectively.

  3. Get the application from the counter and fill in your details.

  4. Necessary documents will have to be submitted (copies) with the application.

  5. You will get an application number and this can be used to track the status of your licence renewal online. Mumbai RTOs work efficiently and your licence can be renewed in a short while.


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Documents Needed For Renewal Of Driving Licence in Mumbai

Besides knowing about procedures of offline and online licence renewal in Mumbai, you also have to have details about documents required for applications of licences. If you apply for a licence renewal offline, you may carry physical documents with you, but for online processes, you will have to upload these documents:


  • Form 9 or the application form for renewal of a driving licence

  • If you are over the age of 40, you require a health certificate from a registered physician

  • Your expired original driving licence, or your licence that is reaching its date of expiry

  • The applicant’s passport size photos

  • Aadhaar and PAN Cards

Driving Licence Renewal Fees in Mumbai

As the case is when you apply for a fresh permanent licence, you have to pay fees, so it is when you renew a driving licence. Here are the fees applicable for renewal of a driving licence and related services: 


Fees in INR

Renewal of a driving licence

Rs. 200

Renewal of a licence of a vehicle carrying hazardous goods

Rs. 100

Renewal of a driving licence after a period of grace

Rs. 200

Renewal after every year that passes from the initial grace period

Rs. 1,000


When you have applied for renewal of a driving licence, your job is done, and the RTO takes over to issue you a renewed licence. You can easily check your driving licence renewal status in Mumbai, either online or by calling your local RTO. A driving licence is not the only mandatory document you require for driving in Mumbai or any other city in India. You also have to have vehicle insurance, and this also protects you in the event of a road emergency. It's easy to get a good insurance plan from Bajaj Allianz Insurance or Acko Insurance at Bajaj Markets. 

FAQs on Driving Licence Renewal in Mumbai

It is imperative that you renew your licence on time as you mandatorily require a valid licence to drive in Mumbai and all over India. 

The fee for renewal of a driving licence in Mumbai is Rs. 200.

You can apply for the renewal of a driving licence offline at the Regional Transport Office or RTO in your area.

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