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Old 16th December 2014, 16:16   #91
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Here's my experience of getting a duplicate DL.

This is a couple of years back. One fine day I decided that too much junk had accumulated in my wallet and needed to be cleaned. When I opened the wallet I felt that it felt a bit light, well, apart from the lack of currency notes in it.

Then it hit me that my DL was not there in the wallet. I have always carried the original DL in my wallet ever since it got it in 1998. And it was the book type DL which is not so easy to miss.

I thought now begins all my troubles of getting a duplicate one. My original DL was issued when I was staying in a PG accommodation and the address mentioned on it is that of the PG. I had changed my residence a long time.

So the next day I decided to Koramangala RTO, Bangalore to enquire on the process to be followed to get a duplicate. I go there by around 2pm, the place is not crowded at all.

I go to the first counter and ask "What is the process to get a duplicate DL?" and half expect the guy behind the counter to shoo me off. He just points lazily to another counter. So I go to the second counter and repeat my question and expect a long list of documents to be given and processes to be completed. Instead, this guy just points to the wall opposite to the counter and says "The forms are kept there. Fill it out and bring it to me". So far so good.

So, I fill out the form and give it to him along with a copy of my lost DL.
Then says to me "Where is the envelope?" Oops. Am I meant to put his bribe in an envelope and give with the application??

I ask "What envelope?"
He says "The envelope with your address written on it so that we can send your duplicate DL to you?"
So I go down to the stationery shop and pick up the envelope (which by the way is already affixed with the appropriate value of stamps)
I go back and am hesitant to write my current address on it as the address of the DL and my current address is different. So I tell him this.

So he says, "Doesnt matter. Write whichever address you want the DL to be delivered to you"

I am then sent to another room to have my digital photo taken and pay the requisite fee, which if I remember correctly was about Rs. 200 (not sure).

After all this the officer tears of a piece of paper from the application form (slightly larger than the size of a matchbox), stamps it, scribbles something on it, gives it me and says "This is your acknowledgement. Keep this till you get the licence"

Still not being able to believe that it was so easy and fast, I ask "Anything else to be done?"

Believe it or not, the whole process took me just 15 minutes.

And I get my duplicate DL at my current address on the 7th day from application!!!

I decide to scan this and keep a soft copy of the duplicate DL. I open my scanner at home and what do I see??? My original DL booklet!!!

So now I have both the original booklet and the duplicate smart card.

So for my duplicate DL I gave:
  1. Application form (available at the RTO)
  2. Copy of my DL
  3. Envelope with my address written on it

And thats it. No touts. No exorbitant fees/charges. No FIR/police complaint.
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Old 7th July 2015, 23:22   #92
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The smart card I got from AP RTA is now just a card with nothing visible on it, at all. If I apply for a new card from RTA, will it carry the original issuance and expiry date or have new dates?

What's the procedure and cost involved, if anyone's got it done before in Hyd?
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Default Re: Driving License Lost / Damaged. What to do?

Hi. I have lost original DL and will apply for a new one with the DL number. However I'll be applying at a different RTA within the same state. Will there be any problem in doing so?
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The smart card I got from AP RTA is now just a card with nothing visible on it, at all. If I apply for a new card from RTA, will it carry the original issuance and expiry date or have new dates?

What's the procedure and cost involved, if anyone's got it done before in Hyd?
Can someone help, please?
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I lost my wallet 2 months back along with my driver's license. Just go a new one by mail today.

Now I have become paranoid since the time I lost my wallet. Previously I used to carry my wallet all the time with me. Now for the last 2 months, I do not carry my wallet with me unless I absolutely need it. I just put a few 100/1000s rupees in my pocket and carry it. I didn't even carry my duplicate license application receipt with me but instead kept a photocopy of it in the car (not in my wallet even). Now today I got my new license, I am scared to put it into my wallet.

I was wondering what are the rules - is it OK to just carry a photocopy of the license with you and keep the license at home as long as you are driving in the same city?
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Post Issuance of duplicate DL stopped at Dahisar RTO (Temporary?)

Having lost my DL I duly filed an FIR as I did not have any copies of the same. Fortunately, I still have my IDP and although it expired long ago, it bears my DL number and validity date.

With this, I approached the Dahisar RTO for a duplicate DL, who instead told me the following:
1) I can drive with the FIR / IDP without any legal hassles.
2) Duplicate DLs are NOT being issued starting 07-Jan-2016, until FURTHER NOTICE.

Can those in the know help validate #1 above?

Notice for #2 looked scary as it was just a two liner in Marathi without any explanation or furture date when forms would be accepted. I asked whether Andheri RTO would accept it instead, but was told they will not deal with anyone residing outside their jurisdiction. Does anyone know whats going on with duplicate DLs?

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I had the older card (regular card, not the smart one) type DL that was showing it's age after a decade of abuse. The photo was totally smudged and the last time I used my DL as ID proof, it wasn't accepted because of this reason.

Figured I would go and get the newer smart DL issued with a photo of me that doesn't look like I am just about to graduate primary school :P

Walked in to the rajajinagar RTO. I asked around at the help desk what the procedure was, they told me to go to one of the innumerable shops dotting the complex and pick up the following items -

1. Form 7 - Application form for new DL
2. Envelope (with stamps already attached) - they will post the new DL to the address you write here.
3. A transparent small credit card sized plastic cover to enclose the original, old DL along with the form.

As there was no change in my address and I was not required to submit any other documents. Just the old DL was sufficient.

Procedure -
1. Fill up the form-7 and get it checked by the person sitting at counter 20. This person will write down how much fees you are required to pay on your application.
2. Go to any of the billing counters and pay the amount in cash. For my case, new smart card DL worked out to be Rs. 150+tax for new DL (approx Rs.166)
3. Once this is done, go to counter 1 at the entrance and pay the Rs.49 for smart card issuance. They will paste a hologram sticker on your receipt.
4. Go back to counter 20 and the person will acknowledge your fee payment and mark the same on your application.
5. Go to counter 17 for getting your photo and fingerprint taken.
6. Go back to counter 20 and hand over all documents. They will provide an acknowledgement slip which you can use in lieu of your DL till the new one arrives by post.

It's been 6 working days since I finished my application. I will update the post once I receive the new DL.
On average, how many days has it taken for the members here to get the new DL? Has anyone done it recently from the KA-02 RTO?
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