Driving Licence Status

In India, getting a driver's license involves several steps. First, you apply for a learner's license and take a test. Then, you practice driving and take another test to get your permanent license. It can take some time for your application to be processed and for your license to arrive.

But do not worry! You can easily check the status of your license application online. This helps you know how long the process is taking and if everything is going smoothly.

Methods to check your Driving License status

You can directly check your driving license status online, but if you are not able to, you can explore the other methods available too. Below are the methods from which you can easily check your status of driving license.

1. Online (Parivahan Website)

This is the most convenient and widely used method:

Parivhhan portal
  • Step 3: Choose your state from the dropdown list.
  • Step 4: A new window opens, click on the new window, click on "Application Status."
Driving Licence Application Status
  • Step 5: Enter your application number (found on your acknowledgement receipt) and date of birth.
  • Step 6: Your application status will be displayed, indicating whether it's under processing, approved, or facing any issues.
Fill details to check dl status
You can also check your driving license status using your DL number and date of birth by clicking on the direct link provided on the Parivahan portal.

2. Online (State Transport Department Website)

Some states have their own portals for checking license status. Visit your state's transport department website and look for the relevant section.

3. SMS Service

Many states offer SMS-based status checks. You will need to send an SMS to a designated number with your application number. Refer to your state's RTO website for the correct format and number.

4. mParivahan App

  • Step 1: The first step is to download the mParivahan app on your smartphone.
  • Step 2: Use your mobile number to create an account or log in.
DL Status on mParivahan App
  • Step 3: Enter your license details (or application number, if not issued yet).
  • Step 4: The app will display your license status.

5. In-Person Inquiry

While online methods are more convenient, you can also visit your local RTO in person and inquire about your application status. Be prepared to provide your application number.

Different Driving License Statuses

Driving License Status Description
Under Process Your application is being processed by the RTO.
Approved Your application has been approved, and your license is likely being printed.
Dispatched Your license has been sent for delivery. You might receive a tracking number.
Delivered Your license has been successfully delivered (if applicable).
Rejected/Returned Your application was not approved or was returned due to some issues. Check the reason provided and take necessary action.
If your application status is unclear or there is an unusual delay, contact your local RTO for clarification. Review your application for any mistakes in your personal information or documents, and if required, resubmit any missing or incorrect documents promptly.

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