Driving Licence Status

To check your Driving Licence Status online, you have to visit the Sarathi website of Ministry of Road and Transport and Highways or the specific RTO website. To track the Driving Licence (DL) status online, you will need the application number. The Driver’s Licence application number is also called as Token Number or Reference Number. This number is present on the DL application form. To know DL online status, you will also require your full name, place of DL issuance, and date of birth.

In this post, we will discuss about how to check Driving Licence status online and its illustration, things to consider for DL status, and frequently asked questions.

How to Check Driving Licence Status Online?

Here are the steps to track Driving Licence status online:

1) On Sarathi website

Here is how to track DL application online on Sarathi website:

  • Visit the Parivahan Sewa website.
  • Choose the residential state where you wish to apply for the Driver’s Licence.
  • After selecting the state, you will be redirected to a page with DL services options.
  • At the left-hand side of the page, select ‘Driving Licence’, and click ‘Apply Online’.
  • Click ‘Application Status’. Enter the application number and your date of birth.
  • Click ‘Submit’ to view your Driving Licence status online.

2) Your State’s RTO Website

Here is how to check DL status online on your state’s RTO website:

  • Visit your state’s transport website.
  • Click ‘Check the status of your driving licence’.
  • Provide your driver’s licence number, date of birth, and state to get the Driver’s Licence status details.

Illustration of Driving Licence Status Check Online

Here is an example of online checking of DL status:

  • Visit the Parivahan website and select your state.
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  • For instance, the state is Maharashtra for the RTO you availed the DL service.
  • Click on 'check payment status'.
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  • On the following page, enter the application number, date of birth in DDMMYYY format, and the captcha code.
  • Click ‘Verify’ to get your Driving Licence status online.
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Things to Consider When Checking Driving Licence Status Online

Here are the things to keep in mind to track Driving Licence status online:

  • You should have a Learner’s Licence before you can apply for a Driving Licence.
  • You need the application number on the DL application form or web generate one when tracking the DL status on the internet.
  • You can apply for an international Driving Licence if you have a valid Driver’s Licence. The same can be used to drive a vehicle in almost every country.
  • You can get a duplicate Driver’s Licence if the document gets lost, stolen, damaged, or torn.
  • The RTO rules and regulations can be updated anytime, so check the status of the same regularly to know more about DL services/applications/etc.
  • Keep a check on the expiry date of your DL. You need to apply for renewal before the DL expiry.

Frequently Asked Questions about Driving Licence Status

Here are the Driver’s Licence Status FAQs:

You may check for the Driver’s Licence status after 2 weeks of applying for a New Driving Licence or Renewing a DL. The RTO can take up to 2 weeks to confirm the DL and dispatch the same in the third week of the DL application submission.

Yes, you can save the Driving Licence status online. All you have to do is download and print the relevant details available on the screen when checking the Driving Licence status.

To apply for a DL, you will require a Learner’s Licence. After passing the driving test, you will get the driving licence by post on your registered address. It can take up to 2 weeks to receive the DL.

A Driver’s Licence (permanent) is valid till 20 years from date of issue or until you attain 50 years of age. After this, you need to apply for Driving Licence renewal by paying a small fee. For an international driving licence, the validity period in most of countries is one year. In case of re-issuance/loss/damage to DL, you can reapply online for one.

You can check status of Driving Licence for the following vehicles that require a DL:

  • Geared and automatic four-wheelers
  • Geared two-wheeler vehicles
  • Non-geared two-wheeler vehicles
  • All types of commercial and transportation vehicles