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Senapati - Obtain a Permanent Driver License (Car, Bike, Motorcycle)

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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.


  • 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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Educational Qualification
  • The minimum educational qualification for obtaining a licence to drive a transport vehicle (other than tractor-cum-trailer) shall be a pass in the fourth standard.
  • For those driving a goods carriage carrying goods of dangerous or hazardous nature to human life shall possess a minimum qualification of a pas in the tenth standard.
  • Conversant with Traffic rules & regulations.

Required Information

Evidence as to the correctness of address and age

Applications for driving licence should be accompanied by documents as evidence of address and age. Attested copy of any one or more of the following documents will be accepted for the purpose.

  • Ration card
  • Electoral roll
  • Life Insurance Policy
  • Passport
  • Voter Identity card
  • Electricity or telephone bill
  • Pay slip issued by any office of the Central/State or a local body
  • House tax receipt
  • School certificate
  • Birth certificate
  • Other authentic proof acceptable to the licensing authority.

Originals should be produced at the time of application.


For obtaining a Permanent Licence, you must have a valid Learner’s Licence, and must apply after 30 days and within 180 days of issue of the Learner’s Licence. You should be conversant about vehicle systems, driving, traffic rules regulations. You will be put through a driving test, for which you must bring a vehicle with you. On passing the test, you will be issued a Permanent Driving Licence.

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Required Documents

An application for a driving licence shall be made in form 4 and shall be accompanied by

  • an effective learner’s licence to drive the vehicle of the type which the application relates
  • appropriate fee for the test of competence and issue of licence
  • 3 copies of the applicant’s recent photograph of the size 5cm x 6cm.
  • medical certificate in Form 1.
  • driving certificate in Form 5 issued by the school or establishment from where the applicant received instruction, if any.


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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

  • MN-01 Regional transport Office (RTO)
District Transport Officer Imphal
State: Manipur
STD Code, Phone: 0385- 2225204
  • MN-02 Regional transport Office (RTO)
District Transport Officer Churachandpur
Office Of The D T O Churachandpur South Distt
State: Manipur
STD Code, Phone: 03874- 233433
  • MN-03 Regional transport Office (RTO)
District Transport Officer Kangpokpi
Office Of The D T O Kangpokpi Dist. Senapati
State: Manipur
STD Code, Phone: 0385- 23340

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Other uses of the Document/Certificate

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

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