Government of Puducherry
Traffic Police


How to Obtain a Driving Licence


A Driving Licence is an official document certifying that the holder is suitably qualified to drive a motor vehicle. Under the provisions of the  Motor Vehicles Act,1988 in India, no person can drive a motor vehicle in any public place unless he holds a valid Driving Licence issued to him, authorising him to drive a vehicle of that particular category.


  • The minimum age to apply for a permanent licence to drive a private motor vehicle is 18 years.

  • You should have a valid learnerís licence.

  • You should apply after 30 days and within 180 days from the date of issuance of learnerís licence.

  • A person who is at least 20 years old and possesses a Learnerís License can obtain a Licence for driving a commercial vehicle. Also, one has to be conversant with the traffic rules and regulations in all the cases.



The persons who intend to get a Permanent Driving Licence should apply in Form No.4, 30 days after getting the Learner's Licence and pay fees for the same. A token will be issued as acknowledgement.

Driving test will be conducted the day after submitting the Form No.4. The vehicle brought for test should exhibit 'L' Broad (At both front and back sides of the vehicle). They can get Driving Licence by producing the token issued to them while applying in Form No.4

Inclusion of additional Category of Vehicles

If a person wants to add categories after getting a driving licence, for e.g. a person having two wheeler licence wants to have licence for car LMV, he has to get LLR and apply in form 8 and enclosing a valid LLR. Two stamp sized photos and a driving licence shall be enclosed. A fee amounting to Rs.250/- has to be paid for additional endorsement.


Required Documents

  • Valid LLR

  • Application in Form No.4

  • Recent stamp size photograph Ė 2 Nos. (Apart from one affixed in the Form)

  • Form 5 (In case of Transport vehicles only)