How To Check Your Driving License Status Online?

It is essential to carry a driving license while driving a vehicle. It is considered to be a legal offence to drive a vehicle without a driving license in India. It is needed to have a driving license for all types of transport vehicles as well as commercial vehicles. Any individual above the age of 18 years could apply for getting a driving license.

Once an individual applies for a driving license, the time of waiting begins. Everyone becomes eager to know the driving license status. The process of getting a copy of the license is very time-consuming due to which it becomes essential to check the status.

There are two ways to check the driving license status for any individual. The two methods are listed below.

  1. Go to the RTO Office enquiry window
  2. Check online on Sarthi website

The technology advancement has helped a lot to make it easier for checking the driving license status. Some people still prefer the traditional way of going to the RTO office and ask for the driving license status at the enquiry window. For the other people who want to perform this check while sitting at home, here is a guide.

Check the driving license status online

An individual does not know the driving license status until it reaches to the registered address. The applicant has no idea whether the application is accepted or rejected. Here are the steps mentioned for checking the driving license status online.

Steps for checking driving license status online

Every individual who has applied for a new driving license or submitted an application for renewal of a driving license wants to know the status of it. It takes approximately one month for the authorities to process the application and then deliver the license to the registered address through post. When you are stuck in such a situation, and want to know the driving license status, follow the below steps.

  • First of all, open the website
  • When you come to the home page, you have to select the state in which the driving license has been applied.
  • After you have selected the state, you are redirected to a page where you will find a number of options.
  • You can find the column on the left side of the page. In that column, you will see an option "Driving License." That option can be expanded, and after expanding, click on the "apply online" tab.
  • When you click on "apply online," you will again see some options. Now you have to choose "Application status" among them.
  • You will have to fill your application number and date of birth now.
  • Once you fill the details and click on submit, you will find the driving license status on your screen.

What are the other ways to check driving license status?

A driving license status enquiry has to be done for several purposes. You need to know the status so that you can apply for clearing the test for a permanent driving license. The status enquiry is also required for checking the application of the renewal of a driving license, application of international driving license, and also application of a duplicate driving license.

Sometimes it might happen that the way mentioned above does not work out. If such a situation occurs, then here is another way to check the driving license status online.

  • There is an official website for every state’s transport department. You have to open the respective link for your state.
  • Once you open the correct website, you have to click on "Check the status of your driving license."
  • You have to enter your driving license application number and date of birth in order to get all the details.
  • You can even visit the Sarthi website, and there is an option of "Status of License" under the "National Register DL Queries" section.
  • Once you submit the name of the state and DL number, the driving license status is available online.

Some facts about the driving license status

  • You have to be patient because usually, it takes a month for the driving license to get delivered from the day you have applied for it.
  • The government of India and all the RTOs are trying to make this process a bit easier. They allow you to check the driving license status online now.
  • You need to have a Learner’s License (LL) before applying for a Driving License (DL). You cannot have a DL directly without having a LL.
  • Driving License comes with an expiry date. You have to renew your DL after the completion of the validity period.
  • If your DL is lost, damaged, or torn, then you can apply for a duplicate driving license online.
  • If you are planning for any international trip, then you must apply for an International Driving License before one month of the trip. The International Driving License that is issued in India is considered to be valid in most of the countries.

It takes at least 3 weeks for the driving license to reach your home. During this period, you can check for the driving license status if you want to. When the driving license is going to be delivered at your home, if you are not present, then there should be some authoritative person who can collect it by showing an ID proof.


You can check for the driving license status after two weeks of applying for the driving license. There is no need for you to go to the RTO office again and again because you can do the work online also. The website is very easy to use so that people don’t find it difficult to get the relevant information. You can check your driving license status online with ease while sitting at your home.


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