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Kerala - How to Renew a Driving License

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Procedure[edit]

NOC to renew other state driving license : - (Please check with local RTO whether NOC is required before processing)

  1. Renewal of driving license for the one obtained from another state can be processed with the NOC obtained from home state RTO.
  2. As a first step, get a NOC (No Objection Letter) from the RTO that issued the license initially
    • Applicant can get the NOC on directly applying in his home town RTO
    • If it is not possible to go to the issuing RTO physically, send a letter requesting for NOC. Please send it using either India Post's Registered Post with Acknowledgement Due or through Speed Post with Acknowledgement Due. You will receive the acknowledgement confirming that the letter has been received by the RTO (that issued the license).
  3. Retain the following -
    • Copy of the NOC request letter
    • The acknowledgement slip/card that you received via regular post/mail
Note: For renewal of home state license, you don’t require the NOC

Apply In-Person :

  1. If the application for renewal is made previous to, or not more than 30 days - after the date of expiry of the licence, the renewal will be made with effect from the date of its expiry.
  2. If the application is made more than 30 days after the date of expiry of the licence, the renewal will be made with effect from the date of receipt of proper application. In such cases a sum of fee will be realised.
  3. To renew your driver license in Kerala the applicant has to approach the RTO office to which his area belongs to.
  4. Please follow our “Office Locations & Contacts” section of this page to get details of the RTO offices. Link for RTO contacts: Link for contact
  5. Application form can be downloaded using the following link: Form
  6. Please make sure you have all the required documents to process the application
  7. Application Forms No9, No 1 A is required.
  8. Application forms can be obtained from the following link : Form9, Form 1A
  9. The applicant should make sure they are eligible for applying
  10. Application forms can also be obtained from the appropriate RTO offices that should be completed and presented with appropriate fees.
  11. 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.
  12. If the driver license renewal authority is satisfied with the application and the documents submitted, the driver license will be renewed.

Application status online :

  1. Please use the link : License
  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

Apply through state portal :

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

Apply Online : - Kerala Renew driving 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 fill in required details and hit Submit to process your request to book appointment.
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Required Documents[edit]

  1. Application Forms No9, No 1 A is required. Application forms can be obtained from the following link :Form 9, Form 1A
  2. Driving License
  3. NOC (for other state license) - if required
  4. Proof of Age
  5. Passport size photos-2 copies
  6. Aadhaar card

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

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Eligibility[edit]

  • An application for renewal shall be made not more than one month before the date of expiry of the license.
  • If the application is late for more than five years after the date of expiry of the license, the applicant should undergo all the formalities to obtain a fresh license.

Fees[edit]

Fee related details are provided under the following link : Fees

Validity[edit]

  • License to drive a Non-Transport Vehicle is valid for 20 years from the date of issue or until the holder attains the age of 50 years, whichever is earlier. After that, the License is renewed every 5 years.
  • Transport Vehicle License is valid for a period of 3 years from the date of issue or renewal.

Documents to Use[edit]

Forms to Use : Forms


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Processing Time[edit]

After Verification, the License will be issued on the same day or within 3 Days

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Need for the Document[edit]

  1. As per Motor Vehicle Act 1988, a valid Driving License is necessary to drive any motor vehicle on public roads
  2. Government has enforced validity for Driving license. Whenever the validity of driving license lapse or the period for renewal is attained, then the application for renewal has to made in respective RTO.
  3. This renewed driving license will be considered as a proof of residence

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
  • Transport officials has the right to decide upon the issue of license

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