How To Make Online Payment For Driving Licence

Driving Licence fees are applicable whenever you apply for a new Driver’s Licence, request for renewal, or apply for any other Driving Licence (DL) related services. The same goes for a Learner’s Licence (LL) and vehicle registration. You can pay the DL fees online at Parivahan website by the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways. You can also pay the fee offline at the RTO where the DL services are obtained from. After amendment in the Central Motor Vehicle Rules in January 2017, the Driving Licence fees have been updated. The change in fee structure reflected for different types of licences, new vehicle registrations, and fitness certificates.

In this post we will discuss about how to make online payment for Driving Licence fee, old and new fees for DL, fees for vehicle registrations, and frequently asked questions.

How to Pay Driving Licence Fees Online?

You can pay both LL and DL fees online on Parivahan website by the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways. Here are the steps for the same:

  • Go to the Parivahan website.
  • Go to the tab ‘Online Services’.
  • Select ‘Driving Licence Related Services’ from the dropdown menu.
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  • Now you will be redirected to a new page.
  • From the dropdown menu, select the state where the RTO will issue you the Driver’s Licence.
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  • You will be redirected to a new page. On the left-hand side, click ‘Fee/Payments’.
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  • A new page will open with instructions about fee payment. Read these carefully, click ‘Proceed’.
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  • Now in the respective fields, enter your application number and date of birth.
  • Click ‘Click Here To Calculate Fee’.
  • Select the Gateway/Bank/Treasury method through which you want to pay the fees.
  • Enter the verification code correctly that appears on the screen.
  • Enter other details as required, and click ‘Pay Now’ and complete the payment.
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Old and New Fees for Driving Licence/Learner’s Licence

On January 2017, the fee structure for DL in India was updated. Below given is a list of new and old charges related to Driver’s Licence as per the Central Motor Vehicle Rules.

DL Fees New Fee Old Fee
Application for a new DL or LL Rs. 200 Rs. 40 and Rs. 30, respectively
Learner’s Licence or Driving Licence renewal Rs. 200 Rs. 40 and Rs. 50, respectively
Issuing a renewed driving licence Rs. 200 Rs. 50
DL test Rs. 300 Rs. 50
International driving licence application Rs. 1,000 Rs. 500
Issuance and renewal of Driving school licence Rs. 10,000 Rs. 2,000
Application for a new DL or LL Rs. 200 Rs. 40 and Rs. 30, respectively
Appeal against RTO Rs. 500 Rs. 100
Issuing driving schools with duplicate licence Rs. 5,000 Rs. 2,000

Vehicle Registration Fees

The Central Motor Vehicle Rules for vehicle registration fee has been changed as well in India. Here is a list of new and old fees for the same.

Registration Type New Fee Old Fee
Licence for transport for cars and autos with a whiteboard Rs. 600 Rs. 200
Motorbike registration Rs. 50 Rs. 60
Three-wheeler vehicle hypothecation Rs. 1,500 Rs. 100
Two-wheeler vehicle hypothecation Rs. 500 Rs. 100
Medium and heavy vehicles hypothecation Rs. 3,000 Rs. 100
Heavy cargo and passenger vehicles Rs. 1,500 Rs. 600
Licence for transport for cars and autos with a yellow board Rs. 1,000 Rs. 300
Passenger and cargo vehicles Rs. 1,000 Rs. 400
Imported motorcycles Rs. 2,000 Rs. 200
Imported vehicles Rs. 5,000 Rs. 800

Frequently Asked Questions About Driving Licence Fees

Here are FAQs on Driver’s Licence fees:

It is possible to have multiple DLs from different states in India. But the same should have been obtained legally for you to retain. If you have acquired the licences in an illegal manner, then that is punishable by law.

There are no tax deductions on Driving Licences. However, if the DL qualifies for a business expense, then the same can be considered for tax exemptions.

Rs. 200 is the fee for DL taken for a four-wheeler. The cost for Driving Licence test in this matter is Rs, 300. The Driving Licence renewal fee is Rs. 200.

The fee structure is different for different driving licences. For instance, fee for a new international Driving Licence is Rs. 1,000, whereas the same for a new LL is Rs. 200. The fee to renew a Learner’s Licence is Rs. 200. The fee amount is Rs. 300 for a Driver’s Licence test and henceforth.

To clear a driving test successfully, you must:

  • Practice well to drive properly before going to the test.
  • Reach the RTO where you have to give the test, on time or slightly early.
  • Stay calm and drive smoothly as per the requirement provided by the staff.
  • Use indicators when changing directions
  • Be polite with the examiner.
  • Turn off ignition when the vehicle comes to a stop.