Thursday, August 31, 2017

How to apply online for Duplicate Driving License in Tamil Nadu

Keeping original driving license while driving is made mandatory in Tamil Nadu effective from 1st September 2017. Failing which, a fine of Rs.500 or 3 months prison will be offered as a punishment, The Govt of Tamil Nadu has announced. So don't forget to carry out the original driving license along with other documents such as Bike Insurance and Vehicle / Bike Registration Certificate. Also don't forget to wear helmet.  If you have lost your driving license or your license has been stolen / severely damaged, it is better to get duplicate driving license and after getting the duplicate, drive safely. Online facility to register your complaint is made today (1st September 2017) . So you can get Lost Document Report (LDR) online. You can also track the status of your complaint registration online like followed by loss of other documents.

How to Register Compliant for Loss of Driving License:

  1. Go to
  2. Click on Register Online Complaints button under Online Services Tab.
  3. Select your district
  4. Fill out all required details such as Name, Gender, Date of Birth, Address, Mobile Number, Email ID
  5. Then in Subject field, select the appropriate option, ie) Document Missing
  6. Then give the place of occurrence
  7. Description (how you lost. Write it within 200 letters)
  8. If your want to attach the proof, ie) Xerox copy of your driving license, select yes and upload the scanned copy.
  9. Enter the security code displaying there and click on Register button to make your complaint.  

You will be given your complaint registration number by which your track further status online. Below is the list of documents required to be submitted to your RTO office for getting the Driving license.

Documents Required to be submitted for getting duplicate driving license

1. Application Form LDR (for intimation of loss or destruction of driving license and application for duplicate. This is the certificate mentioned above.
2. A First Information Report (FIR) or NCR of the licence, in case it is lost or stolen.
3. Original Licence (if it is severely damaged)
4. Attested photocopies of the original driver licence (in case the driving license is lost).
5. Passport Size Photographs
6. Address Proof documents for reference
7. Age proof documents for reference.

In some states, documents can be submitted online in the RTO website. In Tamil Nadu, it is not yet implemented. Only the complaint registration is made available.