how to obtain Driving License

Remember the times when getting a driving license was a testament to a person’s patient nature, well the citizens of Punjab won’t be troubled with such a process anymore. Pakistan Information Technology Board (PITB) brings a digitized solution for our problem, introducing Driving License Issuance and Management System (DLIMS).

Through DLIMS the Punjab government has centralized the process of issuing driving license across the 36 districts in the province. Now one has to go to their website to see how they can apply for a driving license, to verify someone else’s license and to also track license’s status and its delivery.

How to Apply for a Driving License

Here are a few steps to ensure a seamless process of obtaining a new regular license

  1. Log into the DLIMS website
  2. Go to the downloads section to obtain the relevant form
  3. Go to the Licensing Centre tab and look for the one closest to you
  4. Submit all of your documents required for obtaining a license
  5. Appear before licensing authority in person, after 42 days of learning period
  6. Pass the theoretical test
  7. Pass a driving test

If a person only wants to obtain a new International license, a duplicate license or wants to renew his license, the applicant only has to submit the required documents.

Required Documents for Driving License

Following are the documents required by the licensing authorities:

For Learner’s License

  • A copy of C.N.I.C
  • A Ticket of Rs.60 from any Post Office.
  • Receive Code Book of Traffic Rules & Regulation from Traffic Police Office.
  • Medical Certificate (for the candidates of 50 years or more)

The age limit for the learner’s permit is 18 yrs for Motorcycle/ Car, LTV (Rikshaw, Taxi, Tractor Commercial) and 22 yrs for HTV

For Permanent License

  • Application Form (A) within FileCover
  • Original Learner Permit of at least 6 weeks.
  • Medical Certificate
  • 3 Passport Sized Photograph (Attested)
  • An Attested Copy of C.N.I.C.
  • Paste a Ticket of Mentioned Fee on License Document

For Renewal of a Driving License

  • Required Application Form E within FileCover
  • 2 Passport Sized Photograph
  • A copy of NIC
  • Original Driving License
  • Medical Report
  • A Ticket of relevant License

The renewal fee for Motorcycle is PKR 500, For car LTV (PSV), Tractor Commercial PKR 750 and for HTV (PSV) PKR 1000. The license is renewed for five years

For International License

  • Required International Application Form within FileCover
  • An attested copy of C.N.I.C.
  • A copy of Valid Driving License issued from Lahore.
  • A copy of Pakistani Passport valid for at least 6 Months with Visa.
  • 2 attested Passport Sized Photographs
  • Rs. 66 Court Fee Ticket.
  • Rs. 450 BankChallan Fee.

The applicant is also required to bring his original C.N.I.C, Driving License and Passport with him.

For Duplicate License

  • Required Duplicate Application Form within FileCover
  • An attested copy of C.N.I.C.
  • 2 Attested fresh Passport Sized Photograph
  • Report from Computer section for Computerized License or A certificate issued by relevant Post Office which expresses the expiry date of the license.
  • FIR (Lost License report) of the Police Station.
  • Tickets will be pasted according to the schedule.

The duplicate fee for Motorcycle is PKR 100, For car LTV PKR 150 and for HTV PKR 200. The license is renewed for five years

The complete process is not yet digitized as the licensing authority keeps a manual record of these documents. Thus, an applicant has to visit a licensing authority’s office in person to submit all of the required documents in hardcopy. But, we hope that with the start of a centralized system, the government will consider digitizing its licensing system completely.

The DLIMS also aims to help the Electronic Challan System. Using this website, Challan ticket issuing authority can verify a license at the spot.


  1. Respected Sir,
    I applied for the renewal of Motorcycle License on 25-11-2017 at Licensing Centre, Arfa Kareem Tower, Ferozpur Road, Lahore. I was told that your license will reach at your home address after ten days but despite more than three months, I still did not receive the license.
    Please let me know, when will I get license?
    Regular License # 2002 / 3192
    CNIC # 35201-1328351-7

  2. A.o.A
    Hope everyone will be fine with the blessing of Almighty Allah. I have passed my Driving test in Sheikhpura. I submitted my file after the due process on February 28, 2018. The online entry made that show my driving license valid from March 01, 2018. But till now (March 12, 2018) I have not received my Driving license at my home address. On the website, it still shows that “Your regular license is in printing queue”.

    can anyone tell me about how much time it will take to reach me? (03008893826)

    • My name is Tanveer Ahmad teh.sarai Alamgir Gujrat. I have a LTV license which has expired now from long time, but now I want a computerized license. What I have do now to get the new license?

  3. I have passed my driving test and now after 2 weeks there is nothing in track licence and when i give my cnic number it says invalid cnic. i m asking in how many days after passing driving test licence will be issued to my mailing address. PLz admin answer my question i m worried because someone told me that licence will be issued after four months.

  4. Respected Sir.
    Online hone k baad kitne din me regular licence milta he.
    Mera license 14 July 2017 ko issue hua he kb tk muje dilevery mile gi.
    Reply me thanx so much


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