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DL driving license

We all are fond of driving, and now it becomes essential too. Driving enables us to be more independent, self-reliant, and also, save our time and energy. But, to drive on a road we must go through some guidelines and procedures. Having a DL (Driving License) is one of them.
Today, we are going to discuss how one can attain the DL, its types, procedure, and, documents required.

What is a Driving License?

A driving License can simply be defined as a legal document that authorizes you to drive a vehicle.

Why Driving License is important?

Driving brings comfort and convenience in our life but, to make sure that a driver is well-skilled, and does not cause any damage to the public, it is very important to have a DL.

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Types of Driving License in Kerala:

In India, there are four types of driving license which anyone who is 18years or above can easily apply for.

Learner’s License:

  • Applicant should be 18 years of age or above.
  • The Learner’s License is valid up to 6months from the date of issue.
  • This 6months duration is given to you to polish your driving skills.
  • Learner’s License can easily be obtained online or offline.

Permanent License:

  • A permanent license is simply an assurance from the RTO that the applicant is eligible enough to drive.
  • As soon as the duration of 6 months is over, the permanent license will be issued to the applicant.
  • The minimum age to get a permanent license is 18 years.
  • The permanent license is only for private vehicles such as a car and two-wheelers.

Commercial Driving License:

  • A commercial Driving License is issued for vehicles that are commercially being used. For example, carry away passengers or goods.
  • Eligibility criteria for Commercial DL are different from the rest.
  • Applicant should necessarily pass the 8th standard examination.
  • Applicant should be 20 years of age or above to get the Commercial DL.

International Driving Permits:

  • International Driving License is for the person who is seeking to rent or drive any vehicle on foreign land.
  • International DL can easily be obtained if an applicant has a permanent DL already.
  • The validity of IDP is only for one year.
  • Applicant should re-apply for the License as soon as the validity expires.

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Methods to obtain Learner’s Driving License in Kerala:

Online procedure:

Step 1- Visit the official website (
Step 2- Fill and submit the form.
Step 3- Submit the required documents.
Step 4- Submit application fees.
Step 5- Select the time slot for the driving test.
Step 6- If qualified, your License will be dispatched to your registered address within 2-3 weeks

Offline procedure

Step1 – Visit RTO office.
Step2 – Fill the Learner’s application form.
Step3- Submit the form along with self-attested documents and passport photographs.
Step 4 – Pay the application fees either by cash or online mode.
Step 5 – Select the time slot for Learner’s license test.
Step 6 – Visit the RTO Office again on the selected date for the test.
Step 7 – If qualified, Your Learner’s license will be posted to your registered address.

Documents Required for Learner’s Driving License:

  • Any 1 from below for the age verification:
    • Birth Certificate
    • High School mark sheet
    • Passport
  • Any 1 from below for the address verification:
    • Ration Card
    • Voter’s ID
    • Passport
    • Aadhar Card:
  • Other Documents:
    • Passport size photograph
    • Self-attested copies of mentioned documents.


  1. Visit the website
  2. Click on “Online Services”
  3. Click on the option “Driving License Related Services”
  4. Select the State you applied your DL in.
  5. On the redirected page, select “Apply Online”
  6. Select “Application Status”
  7. Enter your Application number, Date of Birth, and captcha correctly.
  8. Click on “Submit”
  9. You will get an updated status of your Driving License.

Kerala Vehicle Registration Details

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MuvattupuzhaKL-17 MattancherryKL-46
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