A Simple Guide for Obtaining a Driving Licence in Punjab

Highlights of the Post:

All About the DLIMS
DLIMS Learner’s Driving Licence
DLIMS Permanent Driving Licence
DLIMS International Driving Licence
Additional DLIMS services

Driving licence in Punjab is the basic requirement for driving motorised vehicles on any public road. In order to drive a car or other vehicle [legally], a driver must be the minimum age of 18 years. Not to mention, they must have a valid driving licence issued from the Driving Licence Issuance Management System (DLIMS).

The Punjab government has launched a Driving Licence Issuance Management System (DLIMS) for anyone that wishes to apply for a driving licence, the website simplifies the entire procedure by a great deal. Obtaining a driving licence in Punjab is no longer a complicated process, there are lesser queues, and simplified procedures. Here’s everything you will need to know in order to obtain a learner’s driving licence, a permanent driver’s licence, or an international driver’s licence. 

Let’s begin!

About Driving Licence Issuance Management System (DLIMS)

Acquiring a driving license in Punjab
The DLIMS has automated procedures for obtaining a driving licence in Punjab

In another initiative to digitalise government-related affairs, the Punjab Information Technology Board (PITB) has undertaken another project called, the Driving License Issuance Management System. The DLIMS is designed to automate the time-consuming process of applying for a driving licence for the residents of Punjab. 

The DLIMS doesn’t only let the citizens apply for a new driving licence, but also lets them renew old driving licences. All of these processes are done with a basic online driving licence form. Besides, driving licence portal also enables you to keep a track of the progress of the licence application online.

A centralised data collection system for Punjab, has made verifying a driving licence easier. This system helps individuals who are hiring drivers for their businesses or personal use but are concerned about reliability and security. These employers can easily verify the driving licence in order to learn about the authenticity of the driver before hiring someone. 

DLIMS Contact Information

In case of any further queries, or feedback, you can directly contact the DLIMS officials, the contact details for DLIMS are given below:

  • Contact Number: 042-35777268
  • Email Address: complaint.dlims@pitb.gov.pk

Applying for a Driving Licence in Punjab via DLIMS

The new process for applying for a driving licence in Punjab, according to the DLIMS format, entails that any individual above the age of 18 can apply for a driving licence by downloading, printing, and filling the online forms prior to visiting the licensing centres in Punjab. 

The applicants will need to go visit the nearest driving licence office twice. Firstly for submitting the forms, along with the required driving licence fees. Secondly, to appear for the driving tests. 

Please note that the applicants will not be required to collect their driving licence. It will be delivered to the applicant through a courier service. 

The procedure of obtaining a driving licence in Punjab varies from the type of licence you’re applying for. Here are the three different types of driving licences: 

  • Learning Driving Licence 
  • Permanent Driving Licence
  • International Driving Licence 

Obtaining a Learner’s Driving Licence in Punjab 

The process for applying for a learner’s driving licence is fairly simple. All you need to do is have complete documents at the time of submission. 

The documents required for the process of obtaining a learner’s driver licence in Punjab include: 

  • A copy of the applicant’s CNIC 
  • A medical certificate by an authorised medical practitioner 
  • A fee ticket, worth PKR 60 from any post office

In addition, the applicant will be required to collect a code book of traffic rules & regulations from any nearby traffic police office. The learner’s licence issued across Punjab has a validity of 6 months. 

Note: The minimum age limit for a learner’s license for a motor car, and/or motorcycle is 18 years, while the minimum age for driving a Light Travelling Vehicle (LTV) is 21 years. 

Obtaining a Permanent Driving Licence in Punjab 

In order to obtain a permanent driving licence, the applicant needs to apply before their learner’s licence expires. So, if you want to apply for a permanent licence, you will need to have the following documents at the time of the process: 

  • Filled application form 
  • A medical certificate from an authorised medical practitioner
  • Original learner’s permit (it should be at least 6 weeks old) 
  • Three attested passport sized photographs 
  • An attested copy of CNIC 
  • Fee ticket 

The fee ticket for a permanent licence would be according to the vehicle you are applying for, you can see the different fee charges in the given table below: 

CategoryTest Fee (PKR)Licensing Fee for 5 years (PKR)Total Fee (PKR)
Motor car150750900
Delivery Van60280340
Tractor Commercial100500600
Tractor Agricultural50250300
Road Roller100500600
Loco Moto140660800
Invalid Carriage20100120
Motorcycle + Car200750950
Motorcycle + LTV200750950
Motorcycle + Rickshaw100450550
Motor Cab + Rickshaw100450550
LTV + PSV150750900
HTV + PSV20010001200

Note: In the above given table, LTV stands for Light Travelling Vehicles, HTV stands for Heavy Travelling Vehicles, and PSV stands for Public Service Vehicles. 

Obtaining an international driving licence 

The Punjab driving licence offices also issue international driving licences. In order to obtain an international driving licence, you will need a form application and the following documents: 

  • Filled copy of form application
  • Attested copy of CNIC 
  • Copy of a valid local driving licence
  • Copy of valid Pakistani passport 
  • 2 passport sized attested photographs
  • Fee ticket from the court, costing PKR 66 

Note: The applicants are required to carry their original CNIC, passport, and local driving permit at all times during the process. 

Additional Services offered by the DLIMS Driving Licence in Punjab

In addition to issuing three types of licences, DLIMS also offers licence renewal services for the public. 

The validity of driving licence in Pakistan is 5 years. After the expiration, it is imperative to get it renewed.

The process of licence renewal is a lot simpler than applying for the first time. The process does not require the applicant to appear for any theoretical or practical examination. 

If you want to get your licence renewal application processed, you must possess the following documents in addition to the licence renewal form: 

  • Filled copy of application form 
  • 2 passport sized photographs 
  • A copy of CNIC 
  • Original driving license 
  • Medical report from an authorised medical practitioner 

Please note that if you renew your licence within a month’s time of expiry, there will be no penalty. However, if you renew your licence within the time period of 1-3 months [after expiry], you will have to pay a 50% fine. On the other hand, if you renew it after one year, you will have to pay a 100% fine. 

FAQs About Driving License Punjab

Driving License Issuance Management System or DLIMS is an initiative by the Punjab Information Technology to digitilise the license issuance system.

There are three types of driving licenses in Punjab:
• Learning Driving License
• Permanent Driving License
• International Driving license

Yes. The process of application and the requirements for a different type of license is unique.

Yes. A private doctor can issue a driving license in Punjab.

In this blog,we’ve mentioned all that you need to know about obtaining a driving licence in Punjab. While this blog only discusses the driving licence application process for the cities in Punjab, if you want to find out about other provinces, you should read the blog on the process of obtaining a driving licence in Sindh

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