How to apply for duplicate driving license in Kerala State rto kerala

How to apply for duplicate driving license in Kerala State
Rule 29 of Kerala Motor Vehicle Rules, 1989 specifies that “if at any time a driving license is lost or destroyed, the holder of such license shall forthwith intimate the fact that and apply for duplicate license in form ‘DLLD’ in duplicate to the Licensing Authority having jurisdiction over the area in which he has his place of residence at that time.’
So application for duplicate license has to be filed in form DLLD before the licensing authority within whose jurisdiction the applicant is now residing. The receipt obtained after remitting the required fee of Rs 250/-(Rs 200/- being the fee for renewal of driving license and Rs 50/- being the service charge) and two passport size photographs and an affidavit signed in plain white paper will also have to be submitted by the applicant. Late fee applicable for delay for each year of delay will also have to be paid.
 If for any reason, the applicant could not appear before the licensing authority in person he can authorize another person with a proper authorization letter in and either the applicant or the authorized person will have to appear before the licensing authority with an affidavit written in a stamp paper worth Rs 50/- in the format given in the annexure I. As per the citizen’s charter of motor vehicles department the duplicate license will be sent to the applicant’s address entered in the license after five days of the personal hearing of the applicant or applicant’s authorized person by the licensing authority.


ANNEXURE-I
Affidavit to be submitted along with application for duplicate license
 




Affidavit submitted by     Sri.  ………………………………………………………….. s/o ……………………………………… aged ……….. years,  residing at …………………… house ………………………  desam………………………………village before the licensing authority ………………………….. on ……………    th day of the  ……………………. Month……………….. year.
                              I am the holder of license No            issued by …………………………. licensing authority   authorizing me to drive …………………………….vehicles and the  license is valid up to …………………. But this license has been lost irrecoverably and is not in my possession for the last ……… months…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………(here explain how the license was lost).
                              This license has been lost irrecoverably and I have exerted all possible efforts to trace out the license. This matter has been informed at the local police office and no information in this regard has been received from that office till date. This license has not been taken into possession by any of the authorities like police, forest, excise, motor vehicles, court or any non Governmental agencies and this license has not been pledged or mortgaged to anybody in connection with financial activities.
                              My above license was not suspended or cancelled. If the license has been traced out it will be returned by me immediately. I request that the delay in informing the fact of the loss of license may be forgiven and I also confirm that the facts stated above are true and genuine. If anything contrary to the above statement were found out in future, I agree to be held myself and by family members and my movable and immovable property responsible and the same may be made use of to make good the losses that may be caused to the department or the Government.

                                                                                                                                  Signature
                                                                                                                                Name and address
Witness 1.

Witness 2.

83 comments:

  1. "I agree to be held myself and by family members " Isn't it unconstitutional to hold someone's (an adults) family responsible for one's crime?

    Thomas

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    1. Hi, The affidavit to be submitted when applying for duplicate license was given in the citizen's charter in the official website of Kerala motor vehicles department. I have only given a translation of the original matter which was in malayalam. Please see the original in the link furnished below.


      http://www.keralamvd.gov.in/images/mvd/citizencharter.pdf

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  2. Hi, i am currently working in Hyderabad. The license issued to me in 2005 was a booklet, and now it is in damaged condition. Could you please tell me which all documents/photos/license book I need to send to my parents so that I could apply for a card type license ?

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    1. For getting a card license the easiest way know to me is to apply for a duplicate license. Please see my article on this subject published in this site.

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  3. SIR, I lost my licence and i do not know the license number to fill in the application. How could i recover my license number

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    1. If you give your date of birth, your license number can be searched and found out by an officer of the office where your license is included. After finding out the license number you can get the duplicate license as I have explained in this article. If you need any help in this regard please contact me in my mobile number 9605933311. I think, I can help you to find out the license number by contacting the officers of the office where your license is included.

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  4. Sir, I have lost my driving license which was issued from RTO Trivandrum in 1999.Now I am permanently residing in Kasaragod and presently working in Dubai. Now I would like to apply for my duplicate driving license. Please advise me the procedure for obtaining the D/L and also advise whether I can apply it from Dubai or can I authorize my father to apply on my behalf.
    Your help and assistance in this regard will be of very help to me. Thanks and regards..Mithun

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    1. SIR,
      I lost my licence and i do not know the license number to fill in the application. How could i recover my license number

      abhilash
      09020902111

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    2. You approach the R.T./Sub R.T. Office from where you obtained the license. If you give them your date of birth they can search in the system and find out the details of all the licenses issued from that office containing that date of birth. From that list your license number can be found out. To know more about how to apply for duplicate license, please go through the concerned article published in this site.

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  5. SIR,
    I lost my licence and i do not know the license number to fill in the application. How could i recover my license number

    abhilash
    09020902111

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    1. You approach the R.T./Sub R.T. Office from where you obtained the license. If you give them your date of birth they can search in the system and find out the details of all the licenses issued from that office containing that date of birth. From that list your license number can be found out.

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  6. SIR,
    I lost my licence and i do not know the license number to fill in the application. How could i recover my license number

    abhilash
    09020902111

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    1. You approach the R.T./Sub R.T. Office from where you obtained the license. If you give them your date of birth they can search in the system and find out the details of all the licenses issued from that office containing that date of birth. From that list your license number can be found out.

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  7. Sir, I have lost my driving license which was issued from RTO Trivandrum in 1999.Now I am permanently residing in Kasaragod and presently working in Dubai. Now I would like to apply for my duplicate driving license. Please advise me the procedure for obtaining the D/L and also advise whether I can apply it from Dubai or can I authorize my father to apply on my behalf.
    Your help and assistance in this regard will be of very help to me. Thanks and regards..Mithun

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    1. Please see my article named issue of duplicate license published in this site. If you can sign the form and get the affidavit signed by a notary public in kerala, I think your father can file application for you. Please contact the head of the office from where you have to get the duplicate license and act according to his advice.

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  8. sir, police seized my driving license for riding without helmet.
    when will i get back my license from the R T O. what are the procedures?

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    1. Normally the fine for driving without license is rs 100/- only. Recently it was learned that steps to cancel the license of the person who is driving a motor cycle without helmet are taken. You contact RTO and get the offence disposed off. Then you will get back your license.

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  9. Sir, Police caught me on 2013 February for Drink and drive, for that i have paid 2800 Rs. ,And two weeks before i came to know from the news paper that police had sent a report to RTO office for suspending/ Cancelling the licenses of all those who caught for drink and drive starts from 2013 January. Till now i did not get any information saying that my license is cancelled or suspended.

    Could you please tell me how can i check whether my license in suspended or cancelled?.

    also if cancelled what are the options available for me , whether i can apply for a new license or not ?.

    Waiting for your reply . Thanks

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    1. You please contact the officer who has caught you for drunken driving. Then you will get the information about what has happened to your license. You cannot apply for a duplicate license when the licence has been seized by a police officer in connection with an offence under Motor Vehicle Act

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  10. Sir i lost my driving license some days before. Last week i applied for a duplicate license in tirur tto Malappuram. How many days wil it take to reach me???

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    1. As per the citizen's charter published in the official website of Kerala Motor Vehicles Department keralamvd.gov.in, the due date for the receipt of duplicate license by post is within 5 days after the personal hearing of the applicant by the officer concerned

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  11. Dear Sir,

    I have lost my driving license during my shifting and I don't remember the license number but the expiry is on 2013.

    Please reply me to EMAIL ID :- swapnapillai24@gmail.com
    PHONE NO.: 8086070184

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    1. Sir,
      I lost my driving license by theft, I don't have a photocopy and I don't know my license number. How could I recover my license number.Please do help me sir.

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    2. You give your date of birth in the office from where your license was taken. They can search for the details of the license issued to persons with that date of birth and from that list your license number can be found out. With that number you can apply for a duplicate license. Please go through my article in this site on the above subject or visit the official website of motor vehicles department named keralamvd.gov.in

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  12. Just like the people above I too lost my licence. It was issued in 2004.
    But luckly I have a copy of it.

    But when I tried to check RTA website in which we can
    check the driver license detail, I found the format of license number is
    completely different. Can you explain that why?

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    1. Earlier licenses were issued with number which relates to the office issued and the year of issue and the serial number of fresh licences issued in that particular year.For example EA/1111/2011 relates to Ernakulam district, Alwaye office/ serial number for that particular year/ year of issue. I hope it is clear for you now. Bur after computerisation a different format is used. I can only say now that for EA, the representation is 41 which is the office code of Alwaye office. Other parameters differ according to circumstances which I do not want to explain here

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    2. What is the office code for ATL.. I tried 16 but did not work. I am trying to apply for renewal of license which I got in 1995

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  13. I lost my License . I have a copy of my old book type License . But online is different for the old licensee number. Could you please tell me how do I apply through online for old type license. My ID is from 2001. please help

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    1. License numbers may be different in computerised system. But if the particulars are same, it is the same license. So you can apply for duplicate license with the new number with your old number. Please go through my articles on the concerned subjects published in my site.

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  14. Respected sir
    i lost my driving licences .i want to take duplicate one is it possible i don't have any other id with me .even i don't know the license number.can you help me getting other licensece.my rt office in trivandrum kazhakootam

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    1. You approach the R.T./Sub R.T. Office from where you obtained the license. If you give them your date of birth they can search in the system and find out the details of all the licenses issued from that office containing that date of birth. From that list your license number can be found out. After getting the license number you can apply for duplicate license. The procedure for applying for duplicate license is published in this site. Please to through it for further details

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  15. if you above peopledo not know the licence details,this gentelman has explained it in detail in the first instance itself,please read and dont ask like an lkg kid

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  16. Thank you very much for your excellent comment.

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  17. Sir,
    Q.1
    I have my driving licence in card form but it is damaged by rain and bad lamination. Should i submit the affidavit to get duplicate card along with application.
    Q.2
    Should i carry orginal driving licence while driving...? What should i do if police catch me for not carrying orginal licence..(The reason i am not carrying orginal is that it get damaged )

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  18. 1. When you apply for duplicate license consequent to the damage of the original
    affidavit is not needed
    . You need to carry an attested copy of the driving license. if any inspecting officer insists, you can show it to him within a reasonable time as agreed by him

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  19. Thank you sir..thank you so much...

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  20. sir,
    The fee is now Rs500+50 Sc for duplicate licence.secondly, I was told that the affidavit should be in Rs.50/-stamp paper signed by a Notaroy.You have mentioned "on plain paper" which is not correct. Am I correct sir? it is aslo nto mentioned about Notaory.

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    1. What I have mentioned is the details furnished in the citizens charter published in the official website keralamvd.gov.in.

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  21. Let me appreciate you whole heartedly for the immense generosity showcased while explaining such things for the general public. I would like to make a simple suggestion for the way you answer a few questions.

    While suggesting the questioner to go through the concerned post in your blog, kindly try to provide the corresponding link at the first instance. I hope this will help the person in finding the right blog without any confusion. (Agreeing to the fact that, u have organized all your posts wonderfully)

    Again, Hats off to you. Keep Going Strongly…

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    1. Hi, I understood what you have suggested. Thank you for this clear and correct suggestion. Now I am giving the link as suggested by you. Thank you once again for giving me a correct and useful suggestion.

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  22. I want to make a small chANGE IN MY NAME IN MY LICENSE. hOW CAN i DO IT? aLSO, HOW CAN I GET LICENSE IN CARD FORM. iWANT TOCHANGE MY BOOK TYPE LICENSE TO CARD FROM..THANKS

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    1. If you havesufficient proof to prove the change required in your name in the license, you can doit very easily.You can surrender the book license and apply for a card license.

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  23. i have lost my book type liscence few weeks before. i took print outs of application form(form DDLD) and affidavit. i was planning to fill the form pay in treasry and submit the forn at rto office tomorrow. but while going through the affidavit i came across a clause that i have informed abt my loss of liscence in local police station…… but that i have not done till date… is it necessry to inform… if its necessary can i inform police station tomorrow and apply for duplicate tomorrow only

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  24. Yes.You inform the poloce tomorrow and then submit the application

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  25. Sir,
    Recently i lost my license, but i have got a copy of it and the license number. So, do I need to publish in the news paper, about the loss. Is it mandatory that i should publish it, or do i just need to report it to the nearest police station and then go to the RTO?

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    1. The procedure for applying for duplicate license is well explained in this post. Please go through it and act accordingly

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  27. Sir ,
    My brother lost his license 3years back, and we went to RTO office kollam, from where the license was issued and told the date of birth as suggested above, but my brothers details was not on their database and we dont know the license number .. Sir, is there any other way to get a duplicate

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  28. If you are sure that RTO officials have checked the data base and gave you the information, then it is possible that your license is not included in it. In such a case it will be very difficult to get a duplicate for your license as the original license register in which the license is included has to be traced out and particulars has to be obtained from that register and entered in the data base.
    So my advice is to apply for a new license if you cannot trace out the original license or its details from the concerned R.T.Office.

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  29. Sir
    i was lost my Driving licence on the way to air port , now an in Qatar i have old licence copy
    sir please let me know If i can apply from qatar

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    1. I think it will be difficult for you to apply for duplicate license now as you are at Qatar.It will be better if you apply when you are in Kerala

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  30. Sir
    i was lost my Driving licence on the way to air port , now an in Qatar i have old licence copy
    sir please let me know If i can apply from qatar

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    1. I think it will be difficult for you to apply for duplicate license now as you are at Qatar.It will be better if you apply when you are in Kerala

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  32. Sir,
    My licence was issued in TVM, Kerala. I lost it last day in Chennai, as I am currently working here. Can I re-apply for it here on Chennai RTO? I am confused because, your statement mentions "to the Licensing Authority having jurisdiction over the area in which he has his place of residence at that time." and as I'm currently residing at Chennai, will I be able to apply it here?

    Also, is photocopy of the police complaint mandatory while re-applying?

    Thanks in advance,
    Visakh

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    1. If you have changed your residence in Kerala, you will have to apply to the new licensing authority. Since, you are in Chennai, you can apply for duplicate license before the licensing authority from where the license was taken, without mentioning anything about your change of residence. After getting the duplicate license, if you want you can apply for change of address at Chennai. But it will not be very easy to note change of address at Chennai. So please obtain duplicate license and don't proceed further.

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  33. Sir,
    Recently i lost my license, but i have got a copy of it and the license number. So, do I need to publish in the news paper, about the loss. Is it mandatory that i should publish it, or do i just need to report it to the nearest police station and then go to the RTO?

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  34. The procedure for applying for duplicate driving license is explained in this post. More details can be got form the official site at http://www.keralamvd.gov.in/images/mvd/citizencharter.pdf. Please log in and find out yourself.

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  35. Sir,
    Recently I have lost my driving license during my shifting and I don't remember the license number How could i recover my license number

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    1. You go to the office from where the license was issued. Give your date of birth to the PRO of that office. He will be able to get the details of all the licenses issued from that office to persons with that date of birth. From this list your license number can be found out. After getting the number you can apply for duplicate license.

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  36. With your date of birth you can find out the license number from the RTOffice form where the license was issued. Give the license number to the enquiry officer (PRO) there, he will be able to find out your license number.

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  37. Sir,
    I have surrender my Kerala driving licence in Canada to acquire Canadian driving licence.
    Is it possible to obtain a duplicate Kerala driving licence from RT office?

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    1. When you apply for duplicate license you have to fie an affidavit stating that the license is not in the custody of any officer or office. So I think it will not be possible to obtain duplicate license when it has been surrendered. You contact any officers in the department and ascertain the correct position. Contact number of the different offices in Kerala State can be obtained from the link http://www.keralamvd.gov.in/images/mvd/citizencharter.pdf

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  38. I think, applying for a duplcate driving license is far easier now.
    You can apply for a duplicate license online at : http://www.keralamvd.gov.in/
    There is option for applying duplicate license under the e-Applications section.

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  39. Sir,

    CAn i apply online for duplicate lisence. Can all the process be done online

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  40. how to check license number by name or date of birth...?

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    1. If you give your date of birth, your license number can be searched and found out by an officer of the office where your license is included. After finding out the license number you can get the duplicate license as I have explained in this article.

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  41. how to check license number by name or date of birth...?

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  42. In every R.T/Sub R.T.Office, there is a system to check the details of licenses issued to persons with a specific date of birth. So if you give your date of birth to the officers of the office where your license is included, they can check and find out the license number of the license matching to your particulars like name, address etc. After getting the number you can apply for duplicate license, if you want.-

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  43. Please go through my article named issue of "NOC for removing the vehicle to other state". Presence of the vehicle or the applicant is not necessary for this matter. If you can entrust somebody and get the required documents, then you can get NOC.

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  44. Hi Johnson,
    Could you please advise if the duplicate driving license application can be online?

    Regards,
    Joseph

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  45. Application for duplicate license can be filed online

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  46. respected sir johnson.
    i lost my driving liecence.but i hav copy of that.now i am working in UAE.my question is ,is there any possiblity to apply from here.i need it as soon as possible for the driving liecence purpose here.
    thank you

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  47. Please go through my article based on which this question was asked. As per the procedure now followed in many offices in kerala , you have to give an affidavit on stamp paper affirming that the license was not seized by any police officers. I don't know how you can do it sitting in UAE. You contact the office where you have to apply for duplicate license and confirm the details. It is the best thing that you can do now.

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  48. Recently i lost my driving licence. I applied for a duplicate licence through online.
    While submitting the form, SRTO informed me to report police station for the lost.
    While reporting in the police station, they informed me to give newspaper advertisement.
    Sir, Please help me whether it is necessary or not
    My SRTO is in PATTAMBI

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  49. Respected Sir
    I just realized i lost my driving licence in bangalore , where I am residing now. It was issued from Cochin RTO. Do I need to file a FIR?Also can you please tell me if the DLLD form that your mentioned in the article need to be given in Bangalore RTO or Cochin RTO?Thank you foe your valuable assistance.

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  50. Respected Sir
    I just realized i lost my driving licence in bangalore , where I am residing now. It was issued from Cochin RTO. Do I need to file a FIR?Also can you please tell me if the DLLD form that your mentioned in the article need to be given in Bangalore RTO or Cochin RTO?Thank you foe your valuable assistance.

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  52. I lost my driving licence also i don't know the number. Its possible myself i can find out my licence Number on website?

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  53. If you give date of birth to the public relation's officer of the office form where you took the license he can get the details of all the licenses issued to persons with that date of birth. From that detail he can find out your license number. So please contact him.

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  54. Sir,
    I really want to appreciate you for doing this for all the needy ones consistently
    I might be repeating you again, so I have made it easy for you by putting forward the questions instead.
    I am native of ernakulam working in Chennai for last 3 years, I lost my license exactly 1 year back (June 3rd), issued in he yr 2007.
    Questions
    1. Should I report it to Kadavanthra (Ernakulam local police sts) or at Chennai ?
    2. I am using a laminated copy of my old license which I know is an offence, but I hardly drive anywhere in Chennai., Can I give a copy of this ?
    3. Your article says I have to pay for the delay from Month 1, woudnt it be too huge a total ofcourse for my mistake ?
    Please advise.... I sincerely appreciate & apologise if I am making you repeat.

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  55. Sir,
    I lost my license 8 years back when I moved to Kerala from Hyderabad. Although I tried to apply for the duplicate immediately I could not complete all the required documentation in time and I gave up.
    Now I want to apply for the duplicate.
    1. what address should I fill out in the LLD form?
    2. Do I need a police control room clearence certificate? From Hyderabad?
    3. Can I authorize a friend to do all of these?
    4. what will the fee be?
    Thank you for your patience.

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  56. Sir,
    I lost my License last day. I don't know the license number. From Kerala RTO its possible to apply for Duplicate license online. Is there any way to find out the License number through the RT online?

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