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West Bengal - How to Obtain a Permanent 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, authorising him to drive a vehicle of that particular category.

Eligibility

  • The minimum age to apply for a permanent licence to drive a private motor vehicle is 18 years.
  • You should have a valid learner’s licence.
  • You should apply after 30 days and within 180 days from the date of issuance of learner’s licence.
  • A person who is at least 20 years old and possesses a Learner’s License can obtain a Licence for driving a commercial vehicle. Also, one has to be conversant with the traffic rules and regulations in all the cases.

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Instructions

Concerned Authority

Local RTO/ARTO.

Forms

The application forms can be downloaded from the following link https://vahan.wb.nic.in/wb/vahan/gui/jsp/websitePages/downloadforms.jsp

Required Information

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Procedure

After scrutiny of the applicant’s documents the applicant will be put through the driving test. For the driving test it is required to bring one vehicle of the same class. The Motor Vehicles Inspector inspects driving skills, familiarisation with the vehicle, traffic rules and regulations. The applicant may also be asked about the vehicle system and safety.

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Required Documents

Necessary documents

  • Valid original learner’s licence.
  • Application in Form 4.
  • Proof of age and residence (as attested photocopy as well).
  • One recent passport sized photograph.
  • Form No.5 in case of commercial licence.
  • The vehicles for which category you are applying the licence.
  • Your original licence in case of endorsements of categories.

Fees

  • Rs.280/- for one category.
  • Rs.360/- for two categories.
  • Rs.440/- for three categories.

This fee includes all kinds of fee payable for licences excluding the photograph card fee, which is to be paid while applying for a permanent driving licence.

Validity

A Driving License for a private vehicle is valid up to a period of 20 yrs or an age of 50 yrs whichever is experienced earlier. But, a commercial Driving License is valid up to three years.

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Processing Time

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

Office Locations & Contacts

  • The Regional Transport Officer
Motor Vehicle Section
Ground Floor , New Administrative Building,
Suri, Birbhum, West Bengal.PIN:713301
Tel : 03462-255517
  • WB-14 Regional transport Office (RTO)
Registration Authority: Regional Transport Officer, Howrah (other Than Transport Vehicles)
Address: Office Of The Rto, Howrah
City: Howrah
State: West Bengal
  • WB-18 Regional transport Office (RTO)
Registration Authority: Regional Transport Officer, Hooghly (other Than Transport Vehicles)
Address: Office Of The Rto, Hooghly
City: Hooghly
State: West Bengal
  • WB-22 Regional transport Office (RTO)
Registration Authority: Regional Transport Officer, South 24 Parganas, Alipore (other Than Transport Vehicles)
Address: Office Of The Rto, South 24 Parganas
City: South 24 Parganas
State: West Bengal
  • WB-25 Regional transport Office (RTO)
Registration Authority: Regional Transport Officer, Barasat (transport Vehicles)
Address: Office Of The Rto, Barasat
City: Barasat
State: West Bengal
  • WB-30 Regional transport Office (RTO)
Registration Authority: Regional Transport Officer, Tamluk (other Than Transport Vehicles)
Address: Office Of The Rto, Tamluk
City: Tamluk
State: West Bengal
  • WB-34 Regional transport Office (RTO)
Registration Authority: Regional Transport Officer, Midnapur (transport Vehicles)
Address: Office Of The Rto, Midnapur
City: Midnapur
State: West Bengal
  • WB-37 Regional transport Office (RTO)
Registration Authority: Regional Transport Officer, Asansol (transport Vehicles)
Address: Office Of The Rto, Asansol
City: Asansol
State: West Bengal
  • WB-40 Regional transport Office (RTO)
Registration Authority: Regional Transport Officer, Durgapur (other Than Transport Vehicles)
Address: Office Of The Rto, Durgapur
City: Durgapur
State: West Bengal
  • WB-41 Regional transport Office (RTO)
Registration Authority: Regional Transport Officer, Burdwan (transport Vehicles)
Address: Office Of The Rto, Burdwan
City: Burdwan
State: West Bengal
  • WB-57 Regional transport Office (RTO)
Registration Authority: Regional Transport Officer, Murshidabad (transport Vehicles)
Address: Office Of The Rto, Murshidabad
City: Murshidabad
State: West Bengal
  • WB-66 Regional transport Office (RTO)
Registration Authority: Regional Transport Officer, Malda (other Than Transport Vehicles)
Address: Office Of The Rto, Malda
City: Malda
State: West Bengal
  • WB-68 Regional transport Office (RTO)
Registration Authority: Regional Transport Officer, Bankura (other Than Transport Vehicles)
Address: Office Of The Rto, Bankura
City: Bankura
State: West Bengal
  • WB-70 Regional transport Office (RTO)
Registration Authority: Regional Transport Officer, Alipurduar (other Than Transport Vehicles)
Address: Office Of The Rto, Alipurduar
City: Alipurduar
State: West Bengal
  • WB-74 Regional transport Office (RTO)
Registration Authority: Regional Transport Officer, Siliguri (other Than Transport Vehicles)
Address: Office Of The Rto, Siliguri
City: Siliguri
State: West Bengal

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A Driving Licence can be used as a proof for Identity.

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