How to Download Driving License (DL) Online: 3 Ways [2021]

Driving license is one of the most important documents which you need to carry when you are driving any vehicle. You will be asked to show your DL along with other documents such as registration certificate (RC), insurance papers, and pollution certificate (PUC) at checking by traffic cop. If you failed to show your driving license, you can be fined up to Rs 5000.

It is not possible to carry your driving license with you all the time. Does it ever happened that you forget to take your DL and unluckily you are stopped for documents checking on the same day? If this hasn’t happened yet, it can happen any day. To avoid any unnecessary fine, you should always carry at least digital copy of your driving license and other documents on your smartphone.

The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways has issued an advisory to all states and police departments to consider digital documents valid for verification purpose. There are various government official apps like mParivahan and DigiLocker which allows you to download virtual DL and RC on your iPhone or Android device. In this tutorial, we will discuss about driving license particularly. So without wasting any time, let’s get started!

Download virtual driving license (DL) on mParivahan app

mParivahan is an app developed by NIC which provides users access to various information, services, and utility related to the transport sector. The app allows you to check complete information of any vehicle such as owner name, registration date, vehicle age, insurance validity, fitness validity, etc. Apart from that, you can also save a virtual/digital copy of your DL and RC in this app which is equally valid as the physical one. Here’s a step-by-step guide for that –

  1. First of all, install the mParivahan app on your iPhone or Android device. You can download it from the.
  2. Open the mParivahan app and choose your language. There are various languages available for all states.
  3. Once you are in the dashboard, choose DL at the top and then enter your driving license number.

DigiLocker is another application developed by the government as an initiative under Digital India. It provides cloud based platform to save and verify your documents online as well as offline. So basically, it is a document wallet where you can store all your important documents and certificates including aadhaar card, driving license (DL), registration certificate (RC), insurance, etc. You can access DigiLocker on any device by using the app or directly from its website. Here’s how you can download your driving license on your DigiLocker account –

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