Every driver on Indian roads must possess a driver’s licence. Similarly, Pune too, mandates that all drivers have their licence on them while driving. The fine for not doing so is ₹5000. Fortunately for you, getting a driver’s licence in Pune is a hassle-free process.
Candidates for a driving licence in Pune must initially obtain a learner’s licence which is valid for 6 months. After receiving the learner’s licence, the applicants are required to apply for a permanent driving licence within one to six months. To receive the permanent driving licence, one is required to book a test slot for minimal fees followed by a written test to exhibit your skills.
Depending on the type of vehicle you own, you will be issued a driver’s licence in Pune.
Presently, the types of driver’s licence issued in Pune are:
Two-wheeler (without gear)
Two-wheeler (with gear)
MGV (Medium Goods Vehicle)
MPV (Medium Passenger Vehicle)
HGV (Heavy Goods Vehicle)
HPV (Heavy Passenger Vehicle)
To be eligible for a permanent driver’s licence, a valid learner’s licence must be procured.
Candidate applying for a driver’s licence in Pune for a vehicle having a capacity of 50cc or less must be at least 16 years of age.
Candidate applying for a driver’s licence in Pune for a light motor vehicle must be at least 18 years of age
Candidate applying for a driver’s licence for a heavy motor vehicle in Pune must be at least 20 years old
Applicants must be aware of all the current traffic rules and regulations..
The following documents must be submitted to the concerned RTO by the applicant.
3 passport-sized photos of the applicant
Form No. 4, an application form duly filled and signed by the candidate
Age proof (any one or more of the following): Aadhar Card, PAN Card, SSLC Book, Voters ID
ID proof: Passport, Voter ID, Aadhar Card, or PAN Card
Residence proof: Rental/ lease agreement, Utility bill, Ration card copy
Application form 5, if the candidate is applying for a commercial driver’s licence in Pune
If applying for a commercial vehicle, the applicant also needs to submit DRC (Driver’s Refreshing Certificate)
An application fee of ₹716
In Pune, driving licence candidates need to follow a relatively straightforward procedure.
Download Form No.4 from the parivahan.gov.in/parivahan/ website and select your state; in this case, Maharashtra. Alternatively, you can get the same application form from the nearest RTO
Submit the form, along with fees and required documents at your nearest RTO
The RTO officer will then schedule a slot for your driving test
In Pune, the driver’s licence is issued on the basis of your driving test. If you pass the test, you will receive your driver’s licence via speed post within 30 days
You can either apply online or visit the concerned RTO for applying for a driver’s licence in Pune. The only difference in the online application is that you have to scan and upload your documents on the website.
Any driver’s licence is issued with the validity of 20-years, or until the candidate reaches the age of 50, whichever earlier. Those who cross 50 years of age are required to renew their Pune driving licence either online or offline. For the renewal of your driver’s licence online, you can simply visit parivahan.gov.in and download the form, fill it, and submit it online. You can also pay the fees and submit the scanned copies of the documents online on this website.
For your driving licence renewal in Pune, you require your driving licence, 3 passport photos, duly filled application form 9 along with medical form 1A- certificate of your health. After submission of these documents, you will most likely receive your driver’s licence on the same day.
In case of theft or loss of your licence, you need to apply for a duplicate licence using the form LLD. For duplicate driving licence application in Pune, in case your driver’s licence is stolen, you also need to submit a copy of your FIR at the RTO that issued your previous licence. If your driver’s licence is damaged, you need to submit the details of your licence to help speed up the process. The required documents are:
Two passport-sized photos
Application form for a duplicate driving licence
Obtaining a driver’s licence in Pune is necessary as DL issued in India will not be considered valid in a foreign country. For international driving licence application in Pune, first, collect the Form 4A from a nearby RTO or download it from the RTO website. The most important criteria to procure an international driver’s licence in Pune is that the candidate must be an Indian citizen and must possess an original passport and an original visa of the country they wish to visit at the time of application. Additionally, a fee of ₹1000 is required as an International Driving Permit charge. This licence is valid for 1 year after the issuance date.
An application fee of ₹716 to apply for a new driving license
A fee of ₹216 is required to apply for a duplicate driving license
Application fee of ₹416 for renewal of an expired driver's license
A fee of ₹1000 to apply for International Driving license
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The validity of a learner’s driving licence in Pune is six months. Getting a learner’s licence is a simpler way to get a permanent driving licence in Pune. After the issuance of the learner’s licence, you have to drive on the roads for a few days, which will make you eligible to apply for a permanent driving licence.
Driving without a valid driving licence is a crime in India under the Motor Vehicles Act, 1988. Driving licence has a validity period and one has to get it renewed before the expiration of the licence. However, sometimes, due to certain reasons, it is not possible to get the licence renewed before expiry. You can get a grace period of 30 days after the expiry of the driving licence to get it renewed. If you fail to renew within the grace period, you will be charged an additional sum of Rs 1000 per year for late renewal. If a driving licence issued in Pune is not renewed for five years, it will elapse.
The status of driving licence in Pune can be tracked through sarathi.nic.in. After you apply for a driving licence in Pune, you will be provided with a reference number for future correspondence. The reference number can be used to track the status of driving licence in Pune.
The fee for applying for a driving licence in Pune is Rs 716. Along with the fee, you have to submit a duly-filled driving licence application Form 4. In case of a commercial licence, Form 5 has to be filled. One needs to have a valid learner’s licence, documents to establish age and address and three passport-sized photographs to apply for a driving licence.
The government has been implementing smart technologies to simplify processes and improve monitoring. To curtail fraudulent issuance of driving licences, the government has started issuing smart driving licences in phases. You can get a smart driving licence in Pune at an application fee of Rs 414.