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Kerala - Duplicate Motor Driving School License

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  • One has to make police complaint and obtain a FIR for applying duplicate copy in case of the license is lost or stolen.
  • If the license is damaged, torn or mutilated then, the remains can be submitted for applying duplicate license.

Apply In-Person :

  1. To apply for duplicate driving school 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. For duplicate write an application on a A4 white plain paper with the License number
  5. Also make sure you have all the necessary documents to process the application
  6. Present the completed application forms along with documents in one of the counter and pay the appropriate fee where the officials would start processing your application.
  7. Once the application is received, the authorities will start processing the application
  8. They will verify document submitted.
  9. Upon successful completion the license will be issued

Note: The duplicate licence issued will bear the mark in Red as “ DUPLICATE”


Required Documents[edit]

  • Application in white A4 sheet
  • FIR copy in case of the license is lost / stolen
  • Remains of valid License – in case of mutilated or torn one

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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



Owner is eligible to apply as far as the validity of license is not lapsed


Fee related details are provided under the following link : Fees


  • The validity of Duplicate Licence is same as the licence validity.
  • Usually :
    • Permanent License is valid for 5 years and can be renewed for 5 years
    • Temporary license is valid for 1 year

Documents to Use[edit]

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Sample Documents[edit]

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Processing Time[edit]

1 day

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Related Videos[edit]

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Required Information[edit]

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1. Date of Birth.
2. City or County of Birth.

Need for the Document[edit]

  • The Central Government has framed certain rules with regard to the establishment of driving schools, the requirements to be fulfilled by such licensees, authority competent to grant, renew, and suspend/revoke such licenses and all other related matters.
  • Every driving school has to get a license from the concerned licensing authority and a duty is cast upon them to produce “quality drivers” for which quality training is absolutely necessary and has to be renewed in order to train.
  • The quality of drivers is also crucial in prevention of accidents. The driving schools, therefore, play a key role in producing skillful drivers who could meet the international standards.

Information which might help[edit]

  • The driving schools run by the individuals/others are regulated by certain statutory provisions as under Motor Vehicles Act, 1988 and C.M.V.Rules,1989
  • Section 12 of M.V. Act 1988 deals with the licensing and regulation of driving schools or establishments (by whatever name called) for imparting instruction in driving of motor vehicles and related matters.

Other uses of the Document/Certificate[edit]

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e.g. Birth Certificate can be used as proof of identity.

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