Points to remember when filling the DL form

Getting a driving licence can look like a difficult and complicated task. Thankfully though, the process has become very simple these days and if you follow the correct steps and submit the right documents, you will get the DL in no time. One of the most important steps of the process includes filling the DL form accurately. You must not make any mistakes while filling the form as this may lead to your license getting rejected. Take a look at the points mentioned below to know exactly what you need to do and not do when filling the driving license form. Click here to know more.

Putting in the right application

First and foremost, you need to be sure about what you are applying for. There are two kinds of licenses available – the learner’s license (LL) and the driving license (DL). Therefore, you have to put in the right application.

Filling the DL form

When filling the DL form, you must:

  • Fill in the correct details regarding your identity and more importantly, about your age. You can get an LL when you are 16 years of age and above. However, if you are underage, do not make an incorrect entry in the form about your age. This will prove to be dangerous later on and your application will not be accepted. The same applies for a DL. The minimum age requirement here is 18 years and you must not state your age incorrectly.
  • Check the documents you are submitting and verify the spellings of your first name, middle name and last name. The spellings must match in the form and the documents. Any mismatched details will not be accepted.
  • You will need to submit photocopies of the required documents (ID proof, address proof, vehicle’s RC book) that are attested. No document will be accepted without attestation. To be on the safe side, carry all the original documents with you when you go to submit the DL form to the RTO. Also carry a few extra passport size photographs, just in case you need them.
  • Read the terms and conditions very carefully before you submit the form. Many people, in a hurry to complete the formalities, often skip this step. It is, however, an important thing to do as if you do not do so, you may be in for a few unfavourable surprises later on.


So as you can clearly see from the points mentioned above, it is very important to go through the DL form filling process meticulously. If you are not sure about a component on the form, ask a friend or an agent to help you. You can also find help on the Sarathi website, where the DL formalities can also be carried out. So keep the above mentioned tips in mind and fill out your driving license form properly to get your DL in your hands smoothly and quickly.