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Kerala - Apply for TR (Transport, Commercial) Driver Licence

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Apply In-Person

  1. To Apply TR (Transport, Commercial) driver license in Kerala the applicant has to approach the RTO office to which his area belongs to.
  2. Please follow our “Office Locations & Contacts” section of this page to get details of the RTO offices. Link for RTO contacts: Link for contact
  3. Application form can be downloaded using the following link: Form
  4. Please make sure you have all the documents to process the application
  5. Following application forms are required Form 8, Form 5 (only for those who trained through Driving School) and Form 15.
  6. Link for Forms :
  7. The applicant should make sure they are eligible for applying (8th Pass, 1 Year Valid License…)
  8. Application forms can also be obtained from the appropriate RTO offices
  9. Present the completed application forms along with required documents in one of the counter and pay the appropriate fee where the officials would start processing your application.
  10. Applicant has to qualify the drive test. Applicant on successful completion of test drive will be asked to get photographed for the license copy. Applicant will get the License

Apply through state portal :

  1. Please use the link : License
  2. Click Apply online next to Addition of Class in DL
  3. In the following screen please fill / select prompted details and hit “Go” to process your application online

Application status online :

  1. Please use the link : Online
  2. Click License under Apply online option
  3. In the following screen please fill / select prompted details and hit “Search” to process your application online

Appointment for drive test (state portal) :

  1. Please use the link : Test
  2. Click DL Test Date Change under Apply Online
  3. In the following screen please fill / select prompted details and hit “get” to process your request online

Apply Online : - Kerala Apply for TR driver license online with Images

  1. First one has to make sure that all the required documents are in hand to apply online.
  2. In order to apply for online, please follow the link : online portal
  3. Please select "Online Services" from the menu and click on "Driver License Related Services".
  4. You will be taken to a new screen where you have to select “Kerala” in the drop down menu against “Please select the State from where the service is to be taken”.
  5. In the next window, please click “Apply Online” to select “Services on Driving License” option
  6. In the new screen please select Kerala from drop down and then hit “Continue”
  7. Please select / enter appropriate option and fill in information prompted for, then click “Proceed” to get the new page to apply online by filling the details prompted and upload required documents to process the application.
  8. Please take printout of Acknowledgement
  9. Go to the RTO office with acknowledgement and application form and pay the fees and submit the document at the right counter to process further

Printing application :

  1. You can take printout of online application form with the help of the link : online portal link
  2. Select “Kerala” in the drop down menu against “Please select the State from where the service is to be taken”
  3. In the next window, please click “Download Forms” to select “Print application form” option
  4. Please enter your application number in the next window and hit ”Submit” follow the next window to get the printout.

Appointment :

  1. You can book appointment with RTO using the following link online appointment link
  2. Please click “Appointment (Slot Booking)” to select “Services on driving license” option
  3. In the new window select appropriate option to process your request to book appointment.

Required Documents[edit]

  1. Completed application in Form 8
  2. Form 5 (Transport vehicle only for those who trained through Driving School).
  3. Form 15 (Those who trained through Driving School).
  4. Link for Forms :
  5. Driving License
  6. Valid Learner’s License for which additional class of vehicle is required.
  7. Documents of vehicle in which applicant proposes to appear for test of competence to drive (such as Registration Certificate, Insurance Certificate, Tax Card, Pollution under Control Certificate, Fitness Certificate in case of Transport Vehicle).
  8. Consent letter from vehicle owner, to conduct driving test in his vehicle if the vehicle is not owned by the applicant.
  9. Passport size photographs-3 copies
  10. Proof of address(Ration Card / Electoral Roll / Aadhaar Card..)
  11. Pay slip issued - Govt. Office (or) a Local Body
  12. School Certificate, Birth Certificate
  13. Affidavit Sworn by the applicant before an Executive (or) a First Class Judicial Magistrate (or) Notary Public
  14. proof of age (any one of the following to be produced)
    • Ration Card / Electoral Roll / LIC Policy / Aadhaar Card / Passport
  15. Medical Certificate in the case of applicant age above 50 years

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Office Locations & Contacts[edit]

List of all RTO Office Locations in Kerala

Transport Commissionerate, Motor Vehicles Department, Kerala
2nd Floor, Trans Tower, CV Raman Pillai Rd,
DPI, Vazhuthacaud, Thiruvananthapuram,
Kerala 695014
Phone: 0471 233 3317
Location in Map

Following link will get RTO Contact details: Link for RTO Contact Info



  • Applicant should have a valid one year old license, which can be called as one year of experience.
  • Qualification: Minimum 8th Pass
  • Should have local residential proof
  • Applicant should be minimum 20 years old


Fee related details are provided under the following link : Fees


  • valid for 3 years from the date of its issuance
  • Subsequently it can be renewed for a further period of 3 years and so on
  • Valid throughout India

Documents to Use[edit]

Forms to Use : Forms


Sample Documents[edit]

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Processing Time[edit]

  • Within 3 days
  • Once the document and application processed – the applicant will receive a serial number on the registered mobile number - then applicant have to attend the test
  • After completion of Driving test, the License will be issued on the same day or within a week’s time
  • Renewal can be obtained immediately

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Please provide instructions on obtaining the certificate/documents.
e.g. The state office holds birth records since january 1908.

Required Information[edit]

A list which displays the kind of information which is required to complete the procedure.
1. Date of Birth.
2. City or County of Birth.


Need for the Document[edit]

  • One need to get TR Driver License in ordered to drive commercial transportation including light goods carrier and passenger carrier, even if he has a valid driving license to operate two wheeler and car
  • TR Driver license is issued for eligible driver with valid one year old driving license

Information which might help[edit]

  • Without a valid TR licence one can’t drive the vehicle meant for ( goods carrier / public carrier )
  • Applicant should learn about the rules and symbols of the road traffic.

Other uses of the Document/Certificate[edit]

Please explain what are other uses of obtaining this document/certificate.
e.g. Birth Certificate can be used as proof of identity.

External Links[edit]

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More information which might help people.