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Kerala - How to Obtain a Learner's Driving Licence

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A Driving Licence is an official document certifying that the holder is suitably qualified to drive a motor vehicle. In India there are two kinds of driving licences are issued: Learner’s Licence and Permanent Licence.A Learner’s Licence is essential for obtaining a Permanent Licence.


  • The eligibility for obtaining a Learner’s Licence for a private motor vehicle without any gear(50 cc ), 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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Concerned Department

Driving Licences are being issued by Motor Vehicles Department through its 17 Regional and 42 Sub Regional Transport Offices.


The forms can be downloaded from the following link :

Required Information

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


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 by paying a fee of Rs.30/-.

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Required Documents

  • Fee receipts
  • Three passport size photographs.
  • Attested copy of proof of residence
  • Proof of age and proof of citizenship (Passport, LIC policy, School Leaving Certificate, Employee certificate issued from Government / Quasi-Government institutions, Election ID card, Affidavit attested by Notary Public, Executive Magistrate, First Class Judicial Magistrate, Age proof certificate issued by a registered Medical Practioner not below the rank of a Civil Surgeon, Residence proof and Proof of Legal Presence in case of Foreigners)


Learner License (Form 3) each class (class - Motorcycle, Car) - 150 INR
Repeat test fee for each class (class - Motorcycle, Car) - 150 INR


Learner’s Licence is valid only for six months.

Documents to Use

Forms to Download and Use : Forms

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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

Contact Number of various RTO in kerala : RTo Office Locations

RTO Offices Location and Contacts: RTO Office

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A Learner’s Licence is essential for obtaining a Permanent Licence.

External Links

Official Website of Kerala MVD :


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