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Driving Licence UP: How to Apply for Driving Licence in Uttar Pradesh

With a population of over 200 million, Uttar Pradesh is the largest state in India. The state has an extensive road network. Just like the rest of the country, one needs a valid driving licence to drive a motor vehicle in the northern state. A driving licence issued from any of the regional transport offices across the country will make you eligible to drive in Uttar Pradesh. However, if you do not hold a valid licence, you can easily apply for one in Uttar Pradesh. You can apply for a driving licence in UP physically as well as online. With a well-defined process for the issuance of a driving licence , applicants generally do not face any issues in getting it.       

Types of driving licence in UP

Various types of driving licences are issued in Uttar Pradesh, depending on the type of vehicle.

  • Licence for motorcycles without gear: The eligibility of the licence is limited to motor vehicles without gear like scooters and mopeds.

  • Licence for light motor vehicle: The eligibility of the licence is limited to light motor vehicles like cars and motorcycles with gear.

  • Licence for transport vehicles: The eligibility of the licence is limited to heavy commercial vehicles like trucks and trailers.   

Eligibility and documents required for driving licence in UP

To be able to receive a driving licence, the applicant has to fulfil certain eligibility criteria.

  • The applicant should be over 18 years of age. In the case of a commercial driving licence, the minimum age is 20 years.

  • The applicant should possess a learner’s licence. One has to apply for a permanent licence after 30 days and within 180 days of receiving the learner’s licence.

  • The applicant should be aware of all the traffic rules.

To apply for a driving licence in UP, you will have to furnish documents like address proof and age proof. Educational certificate, birth certificate and passport can be used for age proof, while voter id, ration card and LIC policy bond can be used for address proof. Besides the address and age proofs, you will have to submit the application Form 4, learner’s licence and three passport size photographs. If you are applying for a commercial licence, you will have to submit form 5.

How to apply for DL in UP?

Application for a driving licence in UP can be submitted online as well as offline. Here are the steps for online application of driving licence.

  • Download the application form from and print it

  • Fill the form correctly and submit it at the nearest RTO with the required documents

  • After the submission, time and date for the driving test will be provided

  • The licence will be issued in 2-3 weeks on passing the test

Alternatively, the documents can also be submitted online.

  • Visit

  • Under the ‘Application for new DL’ section, click on ‘New Driving licence’.

  • Enter the details correctly and upload the documents

  • On successful submission of documents, you will get an application number

  • Schedule a driving licence test and appear for it

  • Driving licence will be issued on passing the test

If you face difficulty while applying for  driving licence online, you can apply it offline

  • Collect the form from the nearest RTO office

  • Fill and submit the form with all the documents

  • Schedule a driving test and on passing it your licence will be sent to you through post

Fee for driving licence in UP

The driving licence fees in UP have a varying structure. The fee charged for different types of licence-related activities is not uniform. Driving licence fees in UP is Rs 200, while the charge for taking the driving test is Rs 300. The fee for a learner's licence is Rs 200.

Learners licence in UP -  types, eligibility and documents

Having a learner’s licence is compulsory for the issuance of a permanent licence in UP. A learner’s licence is a legal document that allows you to drive a motor vehicle with a caveat. The learner licence holder should be accompanied by an experienced driver while operating a vehicle. Learner’s licence is classified on the basis of the vehicle and both have different eligibility

  • Learner’s licence for a non-transport makes you eligible to drive non-geared motorcycles and light motor vehicles. The minimum age to apply for a non-geared motorcycle below 60cc is 16 years. The application age for light motor vehicles and geared bikes is 18 years.

  • To get a learner’s licence for a transport vehicle, you need to have a licence for light motor vehicles and should have driven it for at least one year.

The documents required for a learner’s licence are age and address proof, along with application in form no 2 and medical certificate in for no 1.

How to apply for a learners licence in UP?

The application for a learner’s licence can be made online as well as offline. If you opt for the offline process, you will have to visit the nearest RTO and fill the form. After submission of the relevant documents and fees, you will be called for a driving test. On successfully passing the test, you will get the licence.

Visit the official website of the UP transport department for the inline process. Select the relevant category under the ‘new licence’ section. Pay the fees online and an acknowledgement will be generated. You will have to pass a driving test to receive the licence.  

Procedure to renew driving licence in UP

The driving licence is valid for 20 years or the age of 50, whichever is earlier. The driving licence can easily be renewed after its expiry. The applicant has to submit Form 9. Form 1, original driving licence, along with age and address proofs. Driving licence can be renewed online as well as offline and the procedure is the same as the process for the issuance of the original licence. The only difference is that you will not have to give a driving test for the renewal of the licence.

Procedure to check the status of driving licence in UP

The status of driving licence can be checked through Visit the website and select the state. Click on application status and enter your application number and date of birth to get your application status.

Getting a valid driving licence will make you eligible to drive a vehicle, but if you are the owner, you will have to ensure that your car or bike is insured. It is mandatory to have third-party motor insurance in India. You can buy a comprehensive car insurance through Finserv MARKETS easily and conveniently. Motor insurance, available on Finserv MARKETS, provides extensive coverage. You can insure your motorcycle as well as your car through Finserv MARKETS in a few easy steps. 

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FAQs on Driving Licence in UP

  • ✔️Is smart driving licences issued in Uttar Pradesh?

    Yes, you can get a smart driving licence in UP.
  • ✔️What is the validity of a learner’s licence?

    A learner’s licence is valid for six months.
  • ✔️Who issues a driving licence?

    The regional transport office or RTO of the city or district is authorised to issue driving licences.

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