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Kerala - How to Obtain a Learner's Driving Licence

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Procedure[edit]

Apply In-Person :

  1. To apply for a Learner 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. Application Forms No2, No 1 A, No 1 is required. Application forms can be obtained from the following link : Application form 2, Form 1A and Form
  5. The applicant should make sure they are eligible for applying by reading through the eligibility criteria that has been listed out under the “Eligibility” section of this page.
  6. Please make sure you have all the documents that are listed down the “Required Document” section of this page.
  7. Application forms can be obtained from the appropriate RTO offices that should be completed and presented with appropriate fees.
  8. Present the completed application forms in one of the counter and pay the appropriate fee where the officials would start processing your application.
  9. You will be requested to take a theory test, to make sure you understand the rules and regulation related to driving a vehicle and if you clear the test, you will be provided a LLR.
  10. If you fail the test, you will be allowed to re-take the test as advised by authorities

Apply through state portal :

  1. Please use the link : License
  2. In the given page select “driving license related services” to get next page and 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 “Apply online” to select “New Learners License” option
  4. The following screen gives you the general information to apply. Here please hit “Continue” to get the next screen. Here, Please enter / select appropriate option and click “Submit” to get the new page to apply online by filling the prompted details and click “submit” at the bottom of the form to process the application.
  5. Please take printout of Acknowledgement

Apply Online : - Kerala Apply for learner's 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 “New Learners License” option
  6. The following screen gives you the general information to apply. Here please hit “Continue” to get the next screen. Here, Please enter / select appropriate option and click “Submit” to get the new page to apply online by filling the prompted details and click “submit” at the bottom of the form to process the application.
  7. Please take printout of Acknowledgement

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 “Learners License Test” option
  3. In the new window select appropriate option to process your request to book appointment.
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Required Documents[edit]

  1. Applicants for a Learner's License should appear personally before the Licensing Authority with the following documents.
  2. Application Forms No2, No 1 A, No 1 is required. Application forms can be obtained from the following link : Application form, Form 1A and Form
  3. Prescribed fees
  4. Proof of age, appropriate for relevant class of vehicle :
    • Ration card, Voter identity card, Life insurance policy, Passport, School certificate, Birth certificate
    • Age certification by a registered medical practitioner not below the rank of a Civil Surgeon
  5. Proof of residence
    • Ration Card, Voter identity card, Pay slip issued by any office of the central government or a state government; Electricity bill, Telephone bill, House tax receipt showing the name of the name of the applicant
    • You can also use your Aadhar Card as proof of residence.
  6. Application-cum-declaration as to the physical fitness in Form-1.
  7. Medical Certificate in Form No. 1A (only for persons applying for Transport license)
  8. Three recent passport size photographs of the applicant.
  9. Applicants for Transport Vehicle License must produce a Permanent Driving License for Light Motor Vehicle held by him, at least for one year.
  10. Aadhaar card
  11. If the applicant is not able to produce address or age proof documents for a sufficient reason the licensing authority may accept any affidavit sworn by the applicant before an Executive Magistrate, or a First Class Judicial Magistrate or a Notary Public as evidence

Office Locations & Contacts[edit]

Transport Commissionerate – Kerala,
2nd Floor, Trans Towers,
Vazhuthacaud, Thycaud P.O.,
Thiruvananthapuram – 695014.
Phone Number  : 0471-2333314
Fax: 0471-2333314/ 2333323
Email : tc@keralamvd.gov.in, tc.mvd@kerala.gov.in
Following link will get RTO Contact details: Link for RTO Contact Info


Following listed are the office locations that you can approach.

RTO Office Location Information
RTO code : KL-01
ADDRESS :
The Regional Transport Officer (RTO),
1st Floor, Transport Bhavan, East Fort, Thiruvananthapuram Fort, Thiruvananthapuram - 695023
RTO code : KL-02
ADDRESS :
The Regional Transport Officer (RTO),
Kollam Civil Station, Kollam - 691013
RTO code : KL-03
ADDRESS :
The Regional Transport Officer (RTO),
Stadium Junction, Kaipatoor Pathanamthitta Road, Pathanamthitta - 689645
RTO code : KL-04
ADDRESS :
The Regional Transport Officer (RTO),
Civil Station, Alappuzha - 688001
RTO code : KL-05
ADDRESS :
The Regional Transport Officer (RTO),
3rd Floor, Collectorate Building, Kottayam Collectorate, Kottayam - 686002
RTO code : KL-06
ADDRESS :
The Regional Transport Officer (RTO),
Civil Station, Kuyilimala, Pinav Post, Idukki - 685603
RTO code : KL-07
ADDRESS :
The Regional Transport Officer (RTO),
2 Floor, A 3 Block, Civil Station, Kakkanad, Ernakulam - 682030
RTO code : KL-08
ADDRESS :
The Regional Transport Officer (RTO),
Thrissur - 680001
RTO code : KL-09
ADDRESS :
The Regional Transport Officer (RTO),
Civil Station, Palakkad - 678002
RTO code : KL-10
ADDRESS :
The Regional Transport Officer (RTO),
Lottery Rd, Midill Hill, Up Hill, Malappuram - 676505
RTO code : KL-11
ADDRESS :
The Regional Transport Officer (RTO),
Ground Floor, Calicut Civil Station, Kozhikode - 673020
RTO code : KL-12
ADDRESS :
The Regional Transport Officer (RTO),
Civil Station, Kalpetta, Wayanad - 673122
RTO code : KL-13
ADDRESS :
The Regional Transport Officer (RTO),
Civil Station, Kannur - 670102
RTO code : KL-14
ADDRESS :
The Regional Transport Officer (RTO),
Civil Station, Vidya Nagar, Kasaragod - 671123
RTO code : KL-15
ADDRESS :
The Regional Transport Officer (RTO),
Transport Bhavan, Near Attukal Shopping Complex,
Thiruvananthapuram - 695023
RTO code : KL-16
ADDRESS :
The Regional Transport Officer (RTO),
Ansar Complex, T B Junction, Attingal,
Thiruvananthapuram - 695101
RTO code : KL-17
ADDRESS :
The Regional Transport Officer (RTO),
Muvattupuzha, Ernakulam - 686661
RTO code : KL-18
ADDRESS :
The Regional Transport Officer (RTO),
Mini Civil Station, Vadakara, Kozhikode - 673101
RTO code : KL-19
ADDRESS :
The Regional Transport Officer (RTO),
Mini Civil Station, Parassala, Thiruvananthapuram - 695502
RTO code : KL-20
ADDRESS :
The Regional Transport Officer (RTO),
Mini Civil Station, Neyyattinkara,
Thiruvananthapuram - 695121
RTO code : KL-21
ADDRESS :
The Regional Transport Officer (RTO),
Nedumangad Town Rd, Nedumangad,
Thiruvananthapuram - 695541
RTO code : KL-22
ADDRESS :
The Regional Transport Officer (RTO),
2nd Floor, Alathara Complex, KP III/17,
Kazhakkoottam, Thiruvananthapuram - 695582
RTO code : KL-23
ADDRESS :
The Regional Transport Officer (RTO),
Mini Civil Station, Karunagappally, Kollam - 690518.
RTO code : KL-24
ADDRESS :
The Regional Transport Officer (RTO),
Polachira Building, Market Junction,
Kottarakkara, Kollam - 691506
RTO code : KL-25
ADDRESS :
The Regional Transport Officer (RTO),
Nellipally, Punalur, Kollam - 691305
RTO code : KL-26
ADDRESS :
The Regional Transport Officer (RTO),
3rd Floor, Revenue Tower, Adoor,
Pathanamthitta - 691523
RTO code : KL-27
ADDRESS :
The Regional Transport Officer (RTO),
Revenue Tower, Opposite Police station,
Thiruvalla, Pathanamthitta - 689101
RTO code : KL-28
ADDRESS :
The Regional Transport Officer (RTO),
Mini Civil Station, Mallappally,
Pathanamthitta - 689585
RTO code : KL-29
ADDRESS :
The Regional Transport Officer (RTO),
Mini Civil Station, Kayamkulam,
Alappuzha - 690502
RTO code : KL-30
ADDRESS :
The Regional Transport Officer (RTO),
Mini Civil Station, Chengannoor,
Alappuzha - 689121
RTO code : KL-31
ADDRESS :
The Regional Transport Officer (RTO),
Mini Civil Station, Mavelikkara,
Alappuzha - 690101
RTO code : KL-32
ADDRESS :
The Regional Transport Officer (RTO),
Mini Civil Station, Cherthala,
Alappuzha - 688524
RTO code : KL-33
ADDRESS :
The Regional Transport Officer (RTO),
3rd Floor, Revenue Tower, Changanassery,
Kottayam - 686101
RTO code : KL-34
ADDRESS :
The Regional Transport Officer (RTO),
Mangalappady Building, Attikkal,
Ponkunnam, Kanjirappally, Kottayam - 686506
RTO code : KL-35
ADDRESS :
The Regional Transport Officer (RTO),
186/C, Ward No 15, Chettimattom,
Pala, Kottayam - 686575
RTO code : KL-36
ADDRESS :
The Regional Transport Officer (RTO),
Muncipal Building, Kochukavala,
Vaikkom, Kottayam - 686141
RTO code : KL-37
ADDRESS :
The Regional Transport Officer (RTO),
Mini Civil Station, Peerumedu,
Idukki - 685531
RTO code : KL-38
ADDRESS :
The Regional Transport Officer (RTO),
Prakash Building, Muvattupuzha Road,
Thodupuzha, Idukki - 685584
RTO code : KL-39
ADDRESS :
The Regional Transport Officer (RTO),
Mini Civil Station, Tripunithura,
Ernakulam - 682301
RTO code : KL-40
ADDRESS :
The Regional Transport Officer (RTO),
Perumbavoor, Ernakulam-683542
RTO code : KL-41
ADDRESS :
The Regional Transport Officer (RTO),
Mini Civil Station, Aluva,
Ernakulam - 683101
RTO code : KL-42
ADDRESS :
The Regional Transport Officer (RTO),
Abdul Jaleel Mar Gregorious Memorial Shopping Complex,
Perumpadanna, North parur, Ernakulam - 683513
RTO code : KL-43
ADDRESS :
The Regional Transport Officer (RTO),
Hybron Building, West Karuvelipady,
Mattancherry, Ernakulam - 682005
RTO code : KL-44
ADDRESS :
The Regional Transport Officer (RTO),
Revenue Tower, Kothamangalam,
Ernakulam - 686669
RTO code : KL-45
ADDRESS :
The Regional Transport Officer (RTO),
Mini Civil Station, Iringalakkuda,
Thrissur - 680121
RTO code : KL-46
ADDRESS :
The Regional Transport Officer (RTO),
9/128, Manjulal Shopping Complex,
Kizhakke Nada, Guruvayoor, Thrissur - 680101
RTO code : KL-47
ADDRESS :
The Regional Transport Officer (RTO),
Mini Civil Station, Kodungalloor,
Thrissur - 680664
RTO code : KL-48
ADDRESS :
The Regional Transport Officer (RTO),
Souhruda Arcade, Near Taluk Office,
Wadakkancherry, Thrissur - 680582
RTO code : KL-49
ADDRESS :
The Regional Transport Officer (RTO),
2nd Floor, Vyapara Bhavan, Main Road,
Alathoor, Palakkad - 678541
RTO code : KL-50
ADDRESS :
The Regional Transport Officer (RTO),
Mini Civil Station, Mannarkkadu,
Palakkad - 678582
RTO code : KL-51
ADDRESS :
The Regional Transport Officer (RTO),
SBI Building, Opp: Muncipal Bus Stand,
Ottappalam, Palakkad - 679101
RTO code : KL-52
ADDRESS :
The Regional Transport Officer (RTO),
Mini Civil Station, Pattambi,
Palakkad - 679303
RTO code : KL-53
ADDRESS :
The Regional Transport Officer (RTO),
Padippura Buildings, Kozhikkode Road,
Perinthalmanna, Malappuram - 679322
RTO code : KL-54
ADDRESS :
The Regional Transport Officer (RTO),
Mini Civil Station, Ponnani,
Malappuram - 679583
RTO code : KL-55
ADDRESS :
The Regional Transport Officer (RTO),
Mini Civil Station, Tirur,
Malappuram - 676101
RTO code : KL-56
ADDRESS :
The Regional Transport Officer (RTO),
Meethalekandi Complex, Koyilandi,
Kozhikode - 673305
RTO code : KL-57
ADDRESS :
The Regional Transport Officer (RTO),
Koduvally Post, Kozhikode - 673572
RTO code : KL-58
ADDRESS :
The Regional Transport Officer (RTO),
3rd Floor, Hindustan Tower, Near Town Hall,
Thalassery, Kannur - 670104
RTO code : KL-59
ADDRESS :
The Regional Transport Officer (RTO),
Katti Complex, Manna, Thaliparamba,
Kannur - 670141
RTO code : KL-60
ADDRESS :
The Regional Transport Officer (RTO),
Near Town Hall, Kanjangad,
Kasargod - 671315
RTO code : KL-61
ADDRESS :
The Regional Transport Officer (RTO),
Kunnathur, Kollam - 690540
RTO code : KL-62
ADDRESS :
The Regional Transport Officer (RTO),
Ranni, Pathanamthitta - 689672
RTO code : KL-63
ADDRESS :
The Regional Transport Officer (RTO),
Angamaly, Ernakulam - 683572
RTO code : KL-64
ADDRESS :
The Regional Transport Officer (RTO),
2nd Floor, Mini Civil Station,
NH 47 Bye Pass, Chalakudi, Thrissur - 680307
RTO code : KL-65
ADDRESS :
The Regional Transport Officer (RTO),
Mini Civil Station, Tirurangadi,
Malappuram - 676306
RTO code : KL-66
ADDRESS :
The Regional Transport Officer (RTO),
Angamaly, Ernakulam - 683572
RTO code : KL-67
ADDRESS :
The Regional Transport Officer (RTO),
Near SBT, Uzhavoor, Kottayam - 686634
RTO code : KL-68
ADDRESS :
The Regional Transport Officer (RTO),
Devikulam, Idukki - 685613
RTO code : KL-69
ADDRESS :
The Regional Transport Officer (RTO),
Udumbanchola, Idukki - 685554
RTO code : KL-70
ADDRESS :
The Regional Transport Officer (RTO),
Chittur, Tattamangalam, Palakkad - 678101
RTO code : KL-71
ADDRESS :
The Regional Transport Officer (RTO),
Railway Station Road, Chandakkunnu,
Nilambur, Malappuram - 679330
RTO code : KL-72
ADDRESS :
The Regional Transport Officer (RTO),
Mananthavady, Wayanad - 670645
RTO code : KL-73
ADDRESS :
The Regional Transport Officer (RTO),
Sulthan Bathery, Wayanad - 673592
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Eligibility[edit]

  1. Any person who has completed :
    • 16 years of age is eligible to get a license for driving a Motor Cycle without Gear - Not exceeding 50 cc.
    • 18 years of age is eligible to get a license for driving a Motor Cycle with Gear and Light Motor Vehicle.
    • 20 years of age is eligible to get a license for driving a Transport Vehicle, if he/she has One year old license
  2. Those who apply for permanent license has to get LLR
  3. Also, no person shall be granted a learners license to drive a medium or heavy goods vehicle or passenger vehicle unless he has held a driving license valid for a light motor vehicle (LMV) for at least one year.

NOTE : A person who is at least 20 years old and possesses a Learners License can obtain a License for driving a commercial vehicle. Also, one has to be conversant with the traffic rules and regulations in all the cases

Fees[edit]

Fee related details are provided under the following link : Fees

Validity[edit]

  • Learner's Licence is valid only for six months from the date of obtaining it.

Note: One can apply for a permanent license only after a month after receiving Learner's License

Documents to Use[edit]

Forms to Download and Use : Forms



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Sample Documents[edit]

Please attach sample completed documents which would help other people who would like to follow this procedure.    



Processing Time[edit]

LLR will be issued on the same day or within a week’s time.



Related Videos[edit]


Kerala - Obtain a Learner Driving Licence



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Instructions[edit]

Concerned Department
Driving Licences are being issued by Motor Vehicles Department through its 17 Regional and 42 Sub Regional Transport Offices.

Forms
The forms can be downloaded from the following link : Forms



Required Information[edit]

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



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Need for the Document[edit]

  1. In India, two kinds of Driving Licenses are issued: Learners License and Permanent License. A Learners License is essential for obtaining a Permanent License
  2. Learners license (LLR) is a permit given by local transport department for learning driving before obtaining a permanent license. The learner’s license has a validity period of 6 months and the holder of the permit should obtain a permanent driving license before the expiry of this period, if not renewed. In addition a permanent driver license can only be issued after 1 month of obtaining a learner's license.
  3. A Driving License is an official document certifying that the holder is suitably qualified to drive a motor vehicle. Under the provisions of the Motor Vehicles Act,1988 in India
  4. No person can drive a motor vehicle in any public place unless he holds a valid Driving License issued to him.


Information which might help[edit]

  • It is a punishable offense to drive the vehicle without a valid license
  • Those who are under 18 Years are not supposed to drive
  • RTO officials has the right to decide upon the issue of license
Note: Wear a formal shirt for the interview. If you wear t-shirt, the examiner will deny to take a photograph..
  • In terms of age for the type of vehicle they are applying (16 years for driving a Motor Cycle without Gear - Not exceeding 50 cc / 18 years of age for driving a Motor Cycle with Gear and Light Motor Vehicle./ 20 years of age for driving a Transport Vehicle)


Other uses of the Document/Certificate[edit]

A Learners Licence is essential for obtaining a Permanent Licence.



External Links[edit]

Official Website of Kerala MVD :Refer Link



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Others[edit]

More information which might help people.