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Kerala - Obtain a Duplicate Driving License

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If your driver license is valid and it’s stolen or lost, then you would have to file a FIR with the local police station and the report is the vital document to apply for the duplicate driving license. If it is torn / stolen / mutilated then then remains can be attached for applying

Apply In-Person :

  1. To apply for a Duplicate 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 and Intimation of loss or destruction of driving license in Form LLD : Link for LLD
  5. Also make sure you have all the necessary documents to process the application
  6. The applicant should make sure they are eligible for applying duplicate driver license
  7. Present the completed application forms in one of the counter and pay the appropriate fee where the officials would start processing your application and issue the duplicate driver license and the satisfactory result of verifications

Apply through state portal :

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

Apply Online : - Kerala Apply for duplicate 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. 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 “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]

  • Police Certificate (in case of theft)
  • Application and Intimation of loss or destruction of driving license in Form LLD : Link for LLD
  • Details of Driving License
  • Aadhaar card
  • Passport size photos-2 copies
  • The original license is to be surrendered in case of driving license mutilated, torn or damaged.
  • An ID Proof with your photo and a residential proof is required. (Voter's card, Aadhaar Card, passport etc. can be used for this purpose.)

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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  • Those who
    • lost their valid driving license
    • Got their driving license either Destructed or damaged
    • Got their Driving license stolen
  • Are eligible to apply


Fee related details are provided under the following link : Fees


  • Validity of the license remains same.
  • Usually…
    • Driving licence issued is valid throughout India.
    • Driving licence is issued for 20 years or 50 years of age whichever is earlier.
    • Driving licence issued for transport vehicle will be valid for three years.

Documents to Use[edit]

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Sample Documents[edit]

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Processing Time[edit]

  • The licence will be issued on the same day or within a week’s time or within the time mentioned by the assistant road transport officer.

Related Videos[edit]

Kerala - Duplicate Driver License

Kerala - Online Duplicate Driver License

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Contact Office

  • The application with above documents has to be submitted to Asst. R.T.O. (Driving Licence Branch).
  • The duplicate driving licence will be delivered as per the time prescribed by the Asst. R.T.O

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.

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Need for the Document[edit]

  • A driving license is an official document that states that a person may operate one or more types of motorized vehicles, such as a motorcycle, car, truck, or a bus, on a public roadway.
  • Under the provisions of the Motor Vehicles Act,1988 in India, no person can drive a motor vehicle in any public place unless he holds a valid Driving License issued to him, authorizing him to drive a vehicle of that particular category.
  • Driving without Driving license is an offense. Incumbent has to pay penalty
  • In order to avoid unnecessary penalty and enquiry one has to get the duplicate driving license for the one they lost or damaged.

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

Other uses of the Document/Certificate[edit]

  • A Driving Licence can be used as a proof for Identity.

External Links[edit]

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