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GUIDELINES FOR OBTAINING YOUR SMART CARD DRIVING LICENSE (SCDL)

This page has been developed as a platform to give the discerning citizen clear guidelines through which he / she can apply for, and obtain Smart Card Driving License (SCDL) without the need to depend on any outside agency. Please follow the following steps and approach the concerned office with all requisite documents to obtain your SCDL quickly and hassle-free.

  • Please note that:

  • For your Learner License, please approach the RTO / ARTO office of only that city under whose jurisdiction your place of residence is located, and for where your address proof is being submitted with your DL application form.

  • For issuance of Permanent DL / renewal of expired DL / issuance of IDP / Conversion of valid DL into SCDL please apply only to the RTO / ARTO office from where the original Learner License / Permanent Driving License was previously issued.

  • For conversion of your valid DL into SCDL please come to the office from where it was issued, submit an application, attach your valid DL, pay the fees and have your biometrics captured.

STEP ONE: Download the required application form / instruction by clicking on the link below

1

Application form for grant of Learnerís License

Form 2 / Instructions in Hindi / English

2

Application Form for Permanent Driving License

Form 4 / Instructions in Hindi / English

3

Application Form for International Driving Permit

Form 4 A

4

Application Form for renewal of Driving License

Form 9 + (Form of Medical Fitness also has to be attached)

5

Form of Medical declaration / Medical certificate, to be attached, as required.

Forms 1 & 1A

STEP TWO: Know your documents which need to be attached with your application form

1

Proof of Age (any one from out of the following)

1.        Voter ID Card

2.        LIC Policy

3.        School certificate

4.        Passport

5.        Birth Certificate

6.        Certificate granted by RMP, not below rank of Civil Surgeon

Please remember to bring the originals of the documents whose attested copies are enclosed.

2

Proof of Residence (any one from out of the following)

1.        Life Insurance Policy

2.        Pass Port

3.        Voter ID Card

4.        Pay slip issued by any office in the Central/State or a local body

5.        Pension Pass Book

6.        Arms License

7.        ID card issued by Central / State govt

Please remember to bring the originals of the documents whose attested copies are enclosed.

3

Certificate issued by any approved Driver Training School from where driving training has been received.

(Necessary in case of DL for Transport vehicles)

(Optional in case of DL for Non-transport vehicles. This may provide you exemption from driving test)

STEP THREE: Know the amount of fees to be paid

1

Grant of Learnerís License for each class of vehicle (on paper)

Rs 30.00

2

Permanent Driving License on Smart Card

Rs 200.00

3

International Driving Permit  (on paper)

Rs 500.00

4

 Renewal of Driving License on Smart Card

Rs 250.00

5

Driving test for each class of vehicle

Rs 50.00

6

Endorsement of new class of vehicle on Smart Card DL

Rs 200.00

7

Renewal of DL on Smart Card after expiry of grace period

Rs 200.00 + penalty @ Rs 50 per year or part thereof

 

STEP FOUR: Book your Online Time Slot (available only for RTO offices in Lucknow, Kanpur, Allahabad, Varanasi, Agra, Ghaziabad, Aligarh and ARTO Noida).

In case you have work related to SCDL in RTO offices in Lucknow, Kanpur, Allahabad, Varanasi, Agra, Ghaziabad, Aligarh and ARTO Noida an online Time-Slot Booking System provides citizens of these cities the facility to reserve a prior appointment (time slot) online, and visit the transport office on the date of their choice.

The online Time Slot Booking System will provide one time slot on each working day, from 3.00 PM to 4.30 PM. There will be a separate dedicated window for applicants coming to the office with a time slot booking. They would be served exclusively during this time slot. The maximum number of bookings in the time slot would be restricted to 50, while the slot bookings would be available 15 days in advance

The time slot booking page will open a booking form which would require the applicant to fill up required details like name, address, date of birth etc. On acceptance of the form, the website will display a booking confirmation receipt, which will have to be printed and brought to the concerned office at the appointed date and time.

PLEASE NOTE: It is clarified that documents specified for ID proof for booking your time slot (eg PAN Card) may not necessarily be the same as required in the application for DL, so please go by the list of required documents provided here which have to be attached with the application form. Similarly, your details filled for time slot booking are only restricted for that function, and are not used while filling your details that you have provided in your application form for DL.

For online time slot booking, please click here (opens new window).

STEP FIVE: Come personally to the concerned RTO / ARTO office 

Please come to the RTO / ARTO office personally where you wish to apply, since the issue of SCDL involves the capture of your bio-metrics and photograph. In case you have booked a time slot, please come at the pre-appointed time. You should have the following documents when you come:

Complete application form

Proof of residence

Proof of age

Certificate from Driver Training School, if mandatory. (List of approved Driver Training Schools).

Photographs pasted on the form wherever required.

A self-addressed stamped registered / speed post envelop in which your DL will be sent to you by post .

At the office, you will have to undergo the following procedure:

  • Get your documents checked

  • Pay the fees at the fee counter

  • Go on to the biometrics counter where your fingerprints, photograph and personal details will be recorded in the database. While your details are being fed in, you can also cross check them in the dual monitor, and specify corrections if required.

  • Appear for the driver test (may be exempted in case you have a certificate from an approved Driver Training School. See list).

After these processes are complete, you are free to go home. Your DL will be sent to your address by post. However, if you don't receive your DL in the post within 7-10 days, please intimate the concerned office.

Please note that in case you are applying for renewal or replacement of DL, remember to ask for an in lieu Authorization Certificate from the office, for use as proof that your DL is under preparation.

 
 
 

Transport Commissioner UP, Tehri Kothi, MG Marg, Lucknow - 226001 (UP) Phone: (0522) 2613978, Fax: (0522 ) 2629235