Duplicating Licence Made Simpler

Published: 07th December 2015 03:26 AM  |   Last Updated: 07th December 2015 03:26 AM   |  A+A-

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The Motor Vehicles Department has done away with many time-consuming procedures in applying for duplicate driving licence.

For getting a duplicate licence, the applicant just needs to submit a self-attested affidavit on a plain paper with the MVD office concerned. According to the latest guidelines issued by the transport commissioner, applicants need not submit affidavits attested by a notary on stamp paper. The police reports and a copy of newspaper advertisement are not required.

If the applicant is entrusting someone else to submit the application on her or his behalf,an affidavit attested by a notary on stamp paper worth `100 is required.

If the application is to obtain a duplicate licence because the original has been partly damaged, then the applicant need not submit an affidavit. A duplicate will be issued if the damaged original license is produced.

If the application for renewal or duplication of licence is submitted in any MVD office other than the original licencing office, the  new office should not seek the details of licence from the original licencing authority. This was considered the most time-consuming procedure as the applicant had to make multiple visits to MVD offices to ensure that the details were sent from one office to another.

The transport commissioner directed that the application for duplicate license should be processed through the fast-track counter.


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