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How to Get a Driving License?

Remember when, as a kid, you always dreamt of turning 18? You were probably counting all the perks that you were bound to gain after becoming an adult on your fingertips and driving a car may have topped the list. Nothing beats the excitement of carrying your new status symbol (Driving license holder) in your wallet, even if your goofy photograph makes you feel a bit embarrassed.

If you are an 18-year-old excited to get your first-ever driving license then you have landed at the right place! We are here to guide you through one of the primary benchmarks of adulting. For those above 18, we don’t blame you! The tedious process and exhaustive list of requirements could be your biggest turn off but say no more! We have made it simpler for everyone.

How to Get a Driving License in Pakistan?

Check your eligibility

There are three basic types of driving licenses in Pakistan. Before applying for one, you should check your eligibility for each. The three types include the following:

  • Learner’s license:

This type of driving license is ideal for those who are still learning to drive. Learner’s permit is the initial form of driving license that you will have to sign up for. It is a restrictive license and valid up to six months only.

  • Permanent license:

Permanent license is for those who are reasonably skilled at driving. This type of license is eligible for up to five years.

  • International Driving Permit

If you are a foreign traveler, then in order to possess a private vehicle in Pakistan you will require an International Driving Permit (IDP).   

Keep the category in mind

Apart from the type of license, the category also matters. It depends upon the type of vehicle you are applying for. You will need to qualify for the individual categories if you wish to apply for more than one category. These categories include: non-commercial car/jeep, light transport vehicle, heavy transport vehicle, motorbike/rickshaw, tractor and public service transport.

Gather your documents

The document requirements are not as complicated as some might think. Following are the documents that you will require according to your type of license:

Learner’s Permit Document Requirements:

  • A copy of CNIC
  • A ticket of Rs. 60 from post office
  • Medical Certificate (By an authorized medical professional)

Permanent License Document Requirements

  • Application Form (A) within File Cover
  • Original Learner’s Permit of at least 6 weeks
  • Medical Certificate from any medical center
  • 3 Passport Size Photographs (Attested). Get to know everything about passport offices.
  • An Attested Copy of C.N.I.C.
  • Paste a Ticket of Mentioned Fee on License Document

International License Document Requirement

  • Application Form (A) within File Cover
  • Original Learner’s Permit of at least 6 weeks
  • Medical Certificate from any medical center
  • 3 Passport Size Photographs (Attested). Get to know everything about passport offices.
  • An Attested Copy of C.N.I.C.
  • Paste a Ticket of Mentioned Fee on License Document

Apply online

In this digital era, mundane processes have become easier like never before. Gone are the days when you had to stand in long queues. Now you can apply online by simply visiting the Driving License Information Management System’s (DIMS) website.

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One response to “How to Get a Driving License?”

  1. Remember when, as a kid, you always dreamt of turning 18? You were probably counting all the perks that you were bound to gain after becoming an adult on your fingertips and driving a car may have topped the list. Nothing beats the excitement of carrying your new status symbol (Driving license holder) in your wallet, even if your goofy photograph makes you feel a bit embarrassed.

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