Did you know that you can now download a digital copy of your driving licence through an app? However, is that document legally approved and will it be accepted by traffic police officials? Keep reading and you’ll get answers to all of your questions.
As per the updated MV Act, it is now compulsory for every motorist to carry a driving licence with him at all times or else he will be penalised. Though you can avoid carrying a physical copy as the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways has permitted the usage of the soft copies of driving license under the Motor Vehicles Act, 1998.
For downloading your driving licence online, you can use an app called ‘’DigiLocker’’. Through this app, you can upload scanned copies of your documents in PDF, JPEG or PNG format. It can be downloaded for free on the app store of both Android and iOS platforms.
Want to know how you can download your driving licence online through DigiLocker? Here’s a complete guide for the same.
How to download Driving Licence Online Using Digilocker App?
Step 1: Download the Digilocker app on your smartphone.
Step 2: Create an account using a valid mobile phone number.
Step 3: The app will now send you a one-time password (OTP) to access the account.
Step 4: You’ll be prompted to create a username and password for your account.
Step 5: Then enter your Aadhar card number, this will automatically fill up all your personal details including name, address and date of birth. Also, make sure that the details on your Aadhar Card and Driver’s Licence match accurately.
Step 6: Add your Driver’s Licence number and once entered the app will gather your information through MoRTH’s centralised database in real-time. The app will also put a timestamp for record-keeping purposes.
However, you will not be able to store the digital copy of your driving licence if the app is unable to identify your licence number
Step 7: The app will now enable you to save other vehicle documents including the Registration Certificate (RC), insurance and Pollution Under Control (PUC) certificate.
Step 8: Both the Registration Certificate and the Driving Licence will be spot verified for authenticity either through a digital signature on the documents or in the form of a QR code.
Step 9: Now you can download the soft copy of your Driving Licence from the app.
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Is the DigiLocker license valid?
Yes, the RC & DL in the app are digitally signed by MoRTH and the digital document is legally valid under the Indian IT Act 2000.
Can DigiLocker be hacked?
In order to use DigiLocker, you’ll have to enter your username and password to login to your account or use your Aadhaar and OTP. This means that it is quite impossible for your account to get hacked.
So this was our guide on how you can download a driving licence online using Digilocker app. So now you don’t have to physically carry your driving licence with you every time you step outside in your vehicle.
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