How to Change/Update the Address on a Driving Licence (DL)?

Team Ackodrive16, Sep, 2022

A Driving Licence (DL) is one of the essential documents for riding/driving a vehicle. It can also act as a proof of address. In some cases, you might be required to change your residential address on a Driving Licence. For example, if you move to a new city, locality, or state, it can be crucial to change the address on your DL. There are both online and offline methods to do so. This article will tell you how to update Driving Licence address; read on.

How to Change Address on Driving Licence

How to change the address on Driving Licence online?

Follow these steps to update your Driver’s Licence address online.

  • Step 1: Visit the official portal of the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH).

  • Step 2: Click on the “Online Services” and select “Driving Licence Related Services”.

  • Step 3: Choose your state from the drop-down menu.

  • Step 4: Select “Application for Services on Driving Licence”.

  • Step 5: Enter your “DL number” and “Date of Birth”.

  • Step 6: Choose the service to change the DL address online.

  • Step 7: Enter the new address you want to update your DL with.

  • Step 8. Fill in the Captcha code visible on your screen and submit.

  • Step 9: Upload all the necessary documents, and select a payment method to pay the required fees.

  • Step 10: Take a printout of the application acknowledgement and payment receipt for your record.

Once your application gets approved, you can print your updated DL from the same website. For that, you will need to follow these steps.

  • Step 1: Visit the Parivahan portal.

  • Step 2: Click on “Print Driving Licence”.

  • Step 3: Fill in the application number and date of birth, and click on “Submit”.

  • Step 4: This should allow you to get a printout of your new Driving Licence updated with the current address.

How to change the address on Driving Licence offline?

Below are the offline steps you can follow for DL change of address offline.

  • Step 1: Visit the Regional Transport Office (RTO) from where you obtained your Driving Licence.

  • Step 2: Obtain a Clearance Certificate and No Objection Certificate (NOC).

  • Step 3: Write an application addressing why you need to update Driving Licence address.

  • Step 4: Submit the application form, NOC, and other required documents.

  • Step 5: Pay the standard fees to initiate the process.

Upon completing the process, you will be asked to share your photographs and biometric information via iris scanning and fingerprint scanning. Once done, you will receive the acknowledgement receipt for future reference.

Also, read: 10 Must-know Facts about Driving License

Documents required for address change in Driving Licence

To complete the DL address change process successfully, you will need the following documents. 

  • Your current valid DL’s copy

  • Address proof (such as Aadhaar card/Voter ID/Passport, etc.)

  • Duly filled out Form 7 to obtain a smart card

  • Duly filled out address change form (Form 33)

  • Passport-size photographs

  • PAN card’s attested copy or Form 60 and 61 (as required)

  • Clearance Certificate or No Objection Certificate (NOC) from the DL issuer RTO

Charges for Driving Licence address change

To change the address on Driving Licence, you will be asked to pay a nominal fee of Rs. 500. You can make this payment online while submitting your application or pay in cash at an RTO during the offline application process.

Also, read: 7 Point Checklist To Help You Get A Driving License Online

How to know the application status of Driving Licence address change?

You can check your DL address change application status via the Parivahan portal or the official website of your state transport department. 

How to check DL application status via the Parivahan website

  • Step 1: Visit the Parivahan portal.

  • Step 2: Tap on the tab that says “Online Services”.

  • Step 3: Select “Driving Licence Related Services” from the drop-down menu.

  • Step 4: Choose the state where you live.

  • Step 5: Select “Verify Pay Status” on the next screen.

  • Step 6: Enter details like your application number and date of birth.

  • Step 7: Find the captcha code on your screen and enter the same in the given section, then click on the “Verify” button.

  • Step 8: On the next screen, you would see the Driving Licence address change status.

How to check DL application status via the state transport department website

  • Step 1: Visit the official website of your state transport department.

  • Step 2: Select the “Driving Licence Registration” section.

  • Step 3: Once redirected, you can click on “Know Your Application Status”.

  • Step 4: Enter your application number and other required details.

  • Step 5: Click on “Submit” to know the status of your Driving Licence related application.

Frequently asked questions

Here are a few commonly asked questions about changing the address on your DL.

Can I update my Driving Licence address online?

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Yes, you can. The Parivahan portal offers multiple online services related to Driving Licence, which includes changing the address on DL as well. You can refer to the information mentioned in this article and update the DL address online accordingly.

Do I have to get an NOC to change the address on my Driving Licence?

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The NOC or No Objection Certificate affirms that your previous RTO has no pending cases, dues, etc., associated with your DL. Hence, they allow you to change your address or perform other legal procedures. The NOC is mandatory for address change if your new address is outside the authority of the original DL issuer RTO.

Is it compulsory to update the residential address on DL?

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The Motor Vehicles Act, 1988 states that the address of a DL holder must be registered and monitored by the respective Regional Transport Office. Hence, it becomes mandatory for DL holders to update their residential address on DL whenever applicable.

Is it possible to track my application for a DL address change?

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Yes, after submitting your application, you can visit the respective RTO or check your application status online using the Parivahan portal.

How long will it take to obtain my new DL with the updated address?

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Once submitted, the RTO officials will verify all details and documents associated with your application. The process can take about 30 working days on average from the date of application submission.

Do I have to pay any fee to check my DL address change application status?

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Not at all. You don’t need to pay any additional fees to check the status of your DL address change application.

Can I change the address on my Learning Licence?

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The Learner’s Licence address change process is similar to a permanent licence address change process. You can approach the respective RTO directly or apply for the same online. However, some states may not have a provision for changing the address of the Learner’s Licence. In that case, you can wait for the permanent DL and get your address changed then.

Which form do I need to fill out to change address in my DL?

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For the process of address change in DL, you will need to fill the Form 33. Along with that, you will have to fill Form 7 to apply for a smart card. There may be other forms involved in the process, depending on the state you reside in. You can download these forms online via the Parivahan portal or get them at an RTO.


Disclaimer: The information mentioned in this article is subject to change based on the amendments made by the Central and State Governments and may differ from one state to another.


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