A driving license is an official document which allows you to drive one or more categories of motorized vehicles. This also acts as a valid identification proof. But the driving license can get expired and then it becomes essential to get it renewed. If your license has expired you are not allowed to drive unless you have applied for the renewal
How to Renew Driving License Online?
The driving licence online renewal can be done following the below simple steps:
Step 1: Go to the Sarathi app. Click on https://sarathi.parivahan.gov.in
Step 2: Click on online services.
Step 3 Click on renewal of dl
Step 4: You will be prompted to enter details like your state, your RTO, your DOB etc. Fill all details and click on Submit
Step 5: You can see the details of your expired passport. Click confirm
Step 6: A page opens asking you to choose from different options. You choose ‘renewal of DL’ and a new page opens
Step 7: You permanent address will be greyed out but on the adjacent, you need to enter your present address. If there is no change in your address then mention the details accordingly. On the left side, you need to enter the captcha and then select submit
Step 8: A computerized paper gets generated with the barcode. It mentions details like application number, application date, blood group, applicant gender, name, DOB, father’s name, dl number and NT validity. Take a print of this paper. You need to submit this to the nearest RTO
Step 9: Click next and under download form, Click on form 1. This is the medical form and needs to be verified by a government doctor. You take a print of this driving license online renewal form, fill all the relevant details and affix your photograph. Take a print of this form
Step 10: Your old dl needs to be uploaded in the site for this click on the upload docs and click on proceed. Choose your old driving license and then select ok.
Step 11 Other details like dl number, RTO name etc. need to be mentioned. (Please note that the uploaded document should not exceed 1 MB size and should be in jpg or pdf format.
Step 12: Carry form 1, your old passport to the RTO office to get your new passport.
The expiry date of your driving license appears on the front of your photo card. The driving license remains valid for 20 years. Hence, when it expires you may be old and may not be so physically fit to drive as you used to before. Also, other things may change in 20 years like your marital status, your address, your name (post marriage) etc. Thus renew DL online to get everything corrected. You can get your license renewed following the simple steps mentioned above. The license can be renewed one year before the expiry. In case, you miss out to check the expiry date, be careful and apply for a renewal once it is expired