The Government of Andhra Pradesh is committed to provide Simple, Moral, Accountable, Responsive and Transparent (SMART) services to the people through the concept of Citizens' Charter. The Transport Department, as part of the implementation of this Citizens' Charter, has simplified the procedures to get a Driving Licence.
For obtaining a Driving Licence, one can approach the offices of Transport Department on all working days. Apart from this, the Government has initiated a special program for the convenience of the public. Accordingly, the Transport Department has made special arrangements on Monday and Tuesday of every week and also on every fourth Saturday of the month from 9 a.m. to 1.30 p.m. to issue Driving Licences.
At present, this program is for issue of Non-Transport Driving Licences only. In this special program, the candidates are requested to approach the officers concerned directly, as the agents are not allowed to represent the candidates. The entire public is requested to avail these facilities being provided by the Government of Andhra Pradesh.
If the public face any difficulty in obtaining a Driving Licence, they are requested to approach the Deputy Transport Commissioner (DTC)/Regional Transport Officer (RTO) of the concerned district or the supervisory DTC of the region. They can also contact the following higher authorities at Hyderabad, whose phone numbers are given below:
Additional Transport Commissioner : (040) 3223589 (Office),3748585 (Residence)
Joint Transport Commissioner (Vigilance) : (040) 3224925 (Office), 7632691 (Residence)
Why do you need a Driving Licence?
As per Motor Vehicle Act 1988, a valid Driving Licence is necessary to drive any motor vehicle on public roads
Where do you get it?
At the Regional Transport Office or Motor Vehicles Inspector's Office, having jurisdiction over your residential area.
When do you get it?
After completion of 16 years of age, for driving motor cycles with engine capacity not exceeding 50cc with the consent of the parent / guardian.
After completion of 18 years of age, motor cycles with engine capacity exceeding 50cc and light motor vehicle. After completion of 20 years of age, for an endorsement to drive transport vehicles.
How to get a Driving Licence?
There are two stages to get a Permanent Driving Licence.
| Stage I
|| Obtaining a Learner's Licence
| Stage II
|| Obtaining a Permanent Licence
Do you need to produce a Medical Certificate?
Applicants for the Non-Transport Licences, under the age of 50 years do not require a Medical Certificate. However, those applicants who are over 50 years of age must produce a Medical Certificate.
All applicants for Transport Vehicle Licence must produce a Medical Certificate, irrespective of their age.
How do you obtain a Learner's Licence?
Applicants for a Learner's Licence should appear personally before the Licensing Authority with the following:
- Application in Form No. 2
- Fees of Rs. 30/- for each class of vehicle
- User Charge of Rs.30/-
- Proof of age, appropriate for relevant class of vehicle.
- Proof of residence like Ration Card, Electoral Roll, Electricity / Telephone Bill etc., showing the name of the person.
- Application-cum-declaration as to the physical fitness in Form-1
- Medical Certificate in Form No. 1A wherever applicable.
- 3 recent passport size photographs of the applicant.
- Applicants for Transport Vehicle Licence must produce a Permanent Driving Licence for Light Motor Vehicle held by him, at least for one year.
Applicants for Learner's Licence shall pass a computerized Â test regarding basic traffic signs and driver's responsibilities.
How do you obtain a Permanent Licence?
The Learner's Licence so issued is valid for a period of six months from the date of issue.
The applicant should appear in person along with a registered motor vehicle of the relevant category before the Licensing Authority with the following:
- Application in Form No.4 (available with the department)
- Fee of Rs. 35/- for test and Licence
- Valid Learner's Licence held by the applicant for the relevant class, which is older than 30 days
- 4 recent passport size photographs of the applicant
- Applicants for Transport Vehicle Licence should enclose a Training Certificate in Form No. 5 issued by a recognized driving school.
The applicant shall pass a driving test on a vehicle of the type he has applied for.
How long is the Driving Licence valid?
Licence 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 Licence is renewed every 5 years.
Transport Vehicle Licence is valid for a period of 3 years from the date of issue or renewal.