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How to get Driving License in Pakistan - Step by Step Guide


Here is a step-by-step guide, how I got my driving license including all the relevant information at one place.

Driving License Categories in Pakistan

  1. Motor Cycle: Motor Cycle driving license is valid for motorcycle only.
  2. Motor Car: Motor car driving license is valid for car, jeep and Delivery van.
  3. LTV: Light transport vehicle driving license is valid for car, jeep, Minibus and lightweight transport.
  4. HTV: heavy transport vehicle driving license is valid for buses, trucks, trailers and any type of heavy transport.
  5. Tractor Agriculture
  6. Motor Cycle Rickshaw

Fee Schedule for Driving License 

Tickets, of mentioned value against each type of vehicle, are to be bought from GPO.
Motor Cycle = Rs.550
Motor Car = Rs.900
Motor Cycle/ Motor Car = Rs.950
LTV = Rs.900
Motor Cycle/ LTV = Rs.950
Tractor Agriculture = Rs.300
Tractor Commercial = Rs.600
LTV + PSV = Rs.950
HTV = Rs.1200
HTV + PSV = Rs.1200
Motor Cycle Rickshaw = Rs.600
Motor Cycle + Motor Cycle Rickshaw = Rs.650
Learner Permit = Rs.60

Age Criteria

  • Motor Cycle/ Motor Car                  = 18 Years
  • LTV, Rikshaw, Tractor Commercial = 21 Years 
  • HTV                                                = 22 Years


Step by Step Guide for getting Driving License

1. Learner Permit

  1. Fill "Learner Permit Application Form"
  2. Attach 2 passport size photographs, copy of CNIC and Medical Certificate.
  3. Paste Ticket of Rs.60 for each category.
  4. Deposit your complete application file to your nearest Traffic Police Office/ Licensing Center. 
  5. They will immediately issue you Learner Permit, which will be valid for next 6 months.

2. Regular Driving License

  1. After 42 days of getting Learner Permit, you can apply for Regular Driving License.
  2. Fill "Regular Driving License Form-A".
  3. Attach 3 passport size photographs, copy of CNIC, Medical Certificate and Original Learner Permit.
  4. Paste relevant tickets on your application form.
  5. Deposit your complete application file to your nearest Traffic Police Office/ Licensing Center. 
  6. They will inform you about Time/Date for the test.
  7. Appear in test on the given date. Usually, Verbal Test/ Interview and practical driving test are taken for Motorcycle, Rickshaw, Tractor and Car while a written test is required for LTV and HTV Licenses.
  8. Upon successful completion of these tests, you will be granted with a regular driving license.

3. International Driving License

International Driving License can only be issued to those who have already got a regular license from Pakistan. For the International Driving License, the following documents are required:
  • Attested copy of CNIC
  • Attested copy of Valid Driving License
  • 2 attested passport size photographs (one each from front and back)
  • Attested copy of Passport (valid for at least 6 months with visa affixed of the country to be visited)
  • Ticket of Rs.22 for the court fee
  • Ticket of Rs.60

Important Information

  1. Application forms can be obtained from any photo state shop near to Licensing Center.
  2. You can apply only in your local driving test center, from the city of your domicile. However, if you are temporarily residing in any other district (e.g. for employment etc.) you have to provide employment certificate/ resident certificate, issued from your department/ employer. 
  3. The validity of the driving license is 5 years. Before expiry, you have to renew your license from the same issuing authority/ office.
  4. Learn and remember all traffic signals before going for the test.
  5. Usually, they ask you to drive in "L shape" forward and backward for Motor Car and LTV. However, they may ask you for driving in "? Shape" forward/ backward and parallel parking for HTV.

42 comments:

  1. Thank you, really need info about getting driving license for bike

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  2. Sir plz sent licence motor bike my home address 9 usman block new garden town Lahore.
    M/ no 0305 6566529

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  3. ALAS in quetta traffic police is really illiterate and ignorant, and we don't have such set up where we could have whine.

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  4. Kindly some one tell me if we can drive taxi and can drive toyota van carrying passengers on LTV license.... and what is psv license

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    1. PSV "Public Service Vehicles" is ke liye ap ke pass ye category wala license hona chaye, ap pessenger van LTV pe na drive krskty

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  5. From where I can get medical certificate

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  6. HTV pr toyota hi lace chla sakta hai kia panssenger wali

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    1. If we drive passenger vehicle then license category should be must "PSV"

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  7. Hy, can i apply for regular licence without getting learner permit.

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    1. is learner permit available for students (age17)

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  8. Muhammad QasimJuly 10, 2017

    I am in abroad and I am belong from sargodha panjab. I have valid motor car moter cycle and htv . But I want psv how I can apply in abroad or in Pk.
    Because I was try so many time my leaves only 3 month and there are very bad and poor system in Pk after a long time they are given chance for exam

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  9. Mera licence 2018 me expired ho ga but me abi she L T V krwana chata hun es k lye kya krna ho ga

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  10. What is time of office ? For learner licanse

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  11. dear sir I have a HTv licence issue from sargodha
    I am living in ksa how I can apply for psv driving licence
    I am coming only 3 month in every year so how I can get it in limited time
    Plz tell me about it

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  12. helpful thanks

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  13. DEAR SIR MY NAME IS IMRAN ASGHAR AND I LOST MY LTV LICENCE ABOUT THREE YEARS BACK AND DID NOT LODGE AN FIR BCOZ I THAUGHT IT BE LYING IN MY LUGGAGE AT LAHORE SO DAYS PASSED AND I WENT TO KARACHI FOR MY JOB .
    HOW CAN I GET AN OTHER DUPLICATE AND RENEWED DRIVING LICENCE PLEASE

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  14. Sir maximum age 16 year me learning licence bun jata hai k nh motor bike or motor car ka

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    1. No you must have a valid CNIC. And minimum 18 years of age is necessary for it.

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  15. aoa dear kia motor car license ltv m convrtc ho skta ha ya nrw apply krna ho ga moyom car ka license 7 year purana ha

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  16. A, alekum sir, mry pas Ltv h mn ltv psv krana chahta hon kia y mumkin h,,?? 2saal ho chuky hn,pleas Tel me sir,

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  17. Hi Sir I have motor car licence I want to get HTV licence now I am in Dubai how can I get HTV licence. ..

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    1. Dear, If you want to get HTV license, you will have to reapply and retake driving test for which you have to be in Pakistan.

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  18. Hi, I have driving licence for motorcar Can I apply for HTV License. My age is 65 years

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  19. Sir mere pass car bike jeep ka license he 8 month pehle bnwaya thaa ab me LTV me convert krna chahta hOn tell me procedure

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  20. ASSALAM U ALIEKUM everyone. My age is 17 and half and my date of birth is 30/01/2002 and I would like to be a CAREEM CAPTAIN and drive motorcycle on CAREEM. Driving license is required for it. Am I applicable to make it right now I've CNIC as well but juvenile (smart card) issued from NADRA OFFICE for my O Levels Exams. So is driving license applicable on smart CNIC??

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  21. Sir i have a question and i can't find a proper answer for it from the internet. Mere paas LTV license hai (not LTV PSV). Kya mein iss license pe apni private car chala sakta hun? Aur agar nahi to kya mein iss license ko motor car licence mein convert kerwa sakta hun? Would really appreciate your comment.
    Regards
    Waqas

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  22. I have motorcar/Jeep/motorcar only.
    Now i want LTV with motorcar.
    the problem is that
    motorcar/Jeep/motorcar is with District Police while LTV and HTV is with Transport Department. now how can i apply for LTV+Motorcycle.

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  23. AnonymousJuly 06, 2019

    Sir my permanent address on CNIC is Kasur. But now I live in Lahore and has no temporary address on CNIC yet. Can I get driving license from Lahore?

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    1. You may ask your local union council to issue you a resident certificate. If they don't issue then you have to visit your native town for driving license.

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  24. Asalam o alakum. I got my driving Licence from Khanewal ten years ago and got it renewed from there five years ago but one digit of my CNIC was typed wrong by the issuing authority at that time. Now can I get it corrected at the time of renewal in September 19? What I need to do in this regard as I have left the Khanewal district permanently and now resing in Islamabad.

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  25. mery pass bike license hai 2013 sy many car jeep k lye apply kiya hua ur careem krna chata hun.. but .. many suna hai careem k leye LTV chye. ... ab man ltv kesy banwa sakta hun

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  26. I have HTV license and want to apply for PSV license. What is the time period after HTV and procedure.

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  27. Sir Mera learner ban gya hai 3 sepetmber ko main ny just bike ka banwaya hai Mera 15 October k bd test hai Kya main 15 October k bd kissi b din ja sakta hon or Jo file leni hai us k sath Kya Kya documents laganay hein plz bta dein I am Faisal from allama Iqbal town Lahore...

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  28. Learner permit is valid for 6 months. However every driving test center have their own schedule for test. So you should confirm on which days of the week they take tests.
    Further you should attach following focuments:
    Regular Driving License Form-A
    3 passport size photographs
    copy of CNIC
    Medical Certificate
    Original Learner Permit
    relevant tickets from post office.

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  29. sir is ke back side.
    Reply zaror krana sir.....

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  30. Sir kia sitf bike ka licence ban sakta hai?

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  31. Aslamo alaikum dear brother my name is zahid ishaq I want to know about htv and psv license I am willing to apply for heavy or psv license in Pakistan but before I don't have any license from Pakistan can I directly apply for htv or psv license but I have valid omani heavy license and Saudi Arabian heavy license kindly inform me any one

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