Smart-card driving license in Uttar Pradesh: How to get


How to get smart-card driving license in Uttar Pradesh? How to apply for driving license online? Online application process for driving licenses in Uttar Pradesh is available here. You can download driving license form online from here. How to convert old driving licenses into smart card type license?

Many people are looking to get smart-card driving license in Uttar Pradesh. People are also looking for online application for driving license in UP. If you are looking for any information about getting a new driving license in Uttar Pradesh, then we are here to provide you complete process and procedure.

How to get smart-card driving license in Uttar Pradesh


Regional transport office (RTOs) in Uttar Pradesh has started offering smart-card driving license for the people applying for driving license in Uttar Pradesh. It started with Lucknow RTO office. This project of providing smart card or credit card shapeddriving license with a chip in it to the new applicants is named 'Saarthi'. It is a software, which issues driving license electronically.

Currently, the driving license fee in Uttar Pradesh is around Rs 250. That driving license will be in the form of smart card and it will be laminated. Out of this Transport department will pay Rs 40 to the vendor per smart driving license.

These smart card driving licenses will be in shape of a ATM card and will have a chip in them with 64KB of memory to store all the information of the driving license holder. There is no change in the process of obtaining the smart card driving license in UP. It is same as usual driving license. Just the fee is different.

Advantages of new smart card type driving licenses in Uttar Pradesh
  • They are tamper proof, so they don't get torn or mutilated.
  • Time required for issuing such a driving license is less. The applicants who go to RTO office of their city along with forms and documents might get the new driving license on the same day.
  • It is easy to carry with you as it is very compact.

  • Process of obtaining the smart card driving license in Uttar Pradesh


    The applicants have to visit RTO office of their city along with forms and documents. You can also download driving license form from here. After submitting the required papers, their photograph will be taken. After that, their thumb impression and signature will be stored in computer database and chip. Applicant will have to be present in the RTO office t o get a driving license. All the new applicants who will apply for driving license in UP will get smart card driving license. Existing driving license-holders can renew their license in smart card format by paying the fee. RTO will be responsible for approving the documents, collecting fee and delivering the card. Driving license holders who are applying for driving license renewal or want a duplicate license, will get the license in smart card format. The driving license and all related documents to applicant address by registered post only. Earlier those documents were delivered in person.

    If you want to know more about driving license renewal process or How to get a driving license in UP, you can refer this article.


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