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Karnataka - How to Obtain a Learner's Driving Licence

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Introduction

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

In India, two kinds of Driving Licences are issued: Learner’s Licence and Permanent Licence.A Learner’s Licence is essential for obtaining a Permanent Licence.

Eligibility

  • The eligibility for obtaining a Learner’s Licence for a private motor vehicle without any gear, is 16 years (if the applicant’s parents or guardians give their consent).
  • No person shall be granted a learner’s licence to drive a medium or heavy goods vehicle or passenger vehicle unless he has held a driving licence valid for a light motor vehicle (LMV) for at least one year.

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Instructions

Contact Office

Application along with documents shall be presented by the applicant before the Asst. R.T.O. (Driving Licence Branch).

Forms
  1. Form No.2 (Application for the grant of Learner’s Driving Permit). http://rto.kar.nic.in/form2.pdf
  2. Form No.1 and No 1A http://rto.kar.nic.in/medical_forms.pdf

Required Information

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1. Date of Birth.
2. City or County of Birth.

Procedure

For obtaining a Learner’s Licence, you will need to apply in the prescribed format to the Local Transport Office in your region, along with your passport-sized photographs, proof of your age and residence, declaration of medical fitness and the required fee. After verification of your documents, you will have to go through the Learner’s Test. Usually a handbook of traffic rules, signs and regulations is provided with the application form. On passing the Learner’s Test, you will be issued a Learner’s Licence. If you fail the test, you will be given a chance to take the test again.

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Required Documents

  • Three recent passport size photographs required.
  • Proof of address: (to produce any one of the following)
    • Ration Card
    • Passport
    • LIC Policy
    • Electoral Roll
    • Telephone Bill
    • Electricity Bill
    • Water Bill
    • Caste Certificate (SC/ST, Backward Class and Minorities, etc.) and Income Certificate issued by Tahasildar.
    • Pay slip issued by any office of the Central Government or a State Government or a Local body.
    • Ration Card. Self swearing Affidavit by an applicant before an executive Magistrate or a First Class Judicial Magistrate or a Notary Public as evidence of age and address.
    • Proof of legal presence in India in addition to proof of residence in case of foreigners.
  • Proof of Age: (to produce any one of the following)
    • School Certificate.
    • Birth Certificate.
    • PAN card.
    • Certificate granted by the registered medical practitioner not below the rank of a Civil Surgeon.
    • Self swearing Affidavit by an applicant before an executive Magistrate or a First Class Judicial Magistrate or a Notary Public as evidence of age and address.

Fees

Rs.30 to be paid at the RTO cash counter.

Validity

Learner’s Licence is valid only for six months.

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Processing Time

After completion of Learner's test, the Licence will be issued on the same day or within a weeks time.

Office Locations & Contacts

  • Asst. Regional Transport Office, Sagar (KA-15)
Asst.regional Transport Office,
No.25/46, Upstairs, New B.h.road,
Vinobha Nagar,sagar, Shimoga Dist
Sagara, Karnataka
STD Code, Phone: 08183-226276
  • Asst.regional Transport Office,jamkhandi (KA-48)
Asst.regional Transport Office,
Sri Deepak Basavaraj Katagi's Building,
L.t.s. No.4941, Apmc Yard, jamkhandi,bagalkot Dist.
Jamkhandi, Karnataka
STD Code, Phone: 08353-238040
  • Asst.regional Transport Office,sakleshpur(KA-46 )
Asst. Regional Transport Office,
Balegaddhe, Raghavendra Nagar, B.m.road, N.h.48,
sakleshpur, hassan Dist.
Sakleshpur,Karnataka
STD Code, Phone: 08173-230746
  • Asst.regional Transport Office,basavakalyan(KA-56 )
Asst. Regional Transport Office, basavakalyana,
Bidar District
Basavakalyan,Karnataka
  • Asst,regional Transport Office, gokak(KA-49 )
Asst.regional Transport Office, gokak,
belgaum Dist.
Gokak, Karnataka
STD Code, Phone: 08332-224727
  • Asst. Regional Transport Office ,kgf (KA-08 )
Asst. Regional Transport Office, Cormondal, k.g.f.
Kolar Gold Fields,Karnataka
STD Code, Phone: 08153-260214
  • Regional Transport Office,bailahongala (KA-24 )
Asst.regional Transport Office, Bailahongala,
Belgaum Dist.
Bailahongala, Karnataka
STD Code, Phone: 08288-233288

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