Driving License Application Process Nepal (नेपालमा चालक अनुमतिपत्र लिने तरिका )

In Nepal, a driving license is provided by the Department of Transport Management (DOTM) but first, you have to fill the online form. A driving license can be obtained from various places in Nepal. You have to fill your feasible place in the ‘place’ field of the online form and go there to give trials.

Applicants must have attained the age of 21 years for Heavy vehicles, 18 years for medium vehicles & small vehicles ( except for motorcycles and scooters), and 16 years for motorcycles and scooters to apply for a new driving license.
New Driving License Application Procedures:

  • Fill the New License form from the DOTM website: https://dotm.gov.np/
  • Print the Confirmation page, Put Rs. 10 tickets on it, and go to the DOTM office on a given date. (*Driving School Certificate is needed for cars and heavy vehicles.)
  • Pay Rs. 100 for Biometric Test & Rs. 500 for written Test.
  • Give the Written Test. Type WT <space> < APPLICANT ID> and send it to 33001 to know the written test result. (APPLICANT ID is number given at Biometric Test)
  • If you pass a written test you can give a Trial. (If you fail the written test you have to wait 3 months to re-apply.)
  • After you pass the Trial, you should go to the DOTM office after 10 days to pay revenue. You have to bring passed paper along with you. The revenue price is Rs. 3000/-¸for Heavy vehicles, Rs. 2500/- for medium vehicles, Rs. 2000/- small vehicles except for motorcycles and scooters, Rs. 1500/- for motorcycles and scooters.
  • To know whether your Smart Card License is printed or not Type LC <space> <Applicant ID> and send it to 33001. If you fail the Trial you can give a retrial after 10 days for a maximum of 3 times within 3 months but you have to pay Rs. 500 each time. If you fail the fourth time you have to wait 3 months and re-apply.
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सवारी चालक अनुमतिपत्र प्राप्त गर्नका लागि दरखास्त दिने व्यक्तिको योग्यता (Eligibility):

सवारी तथा यातायात व्यवस्था ऐन, २०४९ अनुसार सवारी चालक अनुमतिपत्र प्राप्त गर्नका लागि दरखास्त दिने व्यक्तिको देहाय बमोजिम अयोग्यता नभएको हुनुपर्नेछ

१)ठूलो सवारीको निम्ति २१ वर्षनपुगेको व्यक्ति ।

२) मझौला तथा साना सवारीको निम्ति १८ वर्ष नपुगेको ।

३) मोटरर्साईकल तथा त्यस्तै अन्य सानो २ पांग्रे सवारीको हकमा १६ वर्षउमेर नपुगेको ।

४) छारे रोग भएको वा बौलाएको वा एकाएक रिङ्गटा लाग्ने वा मुर्छा हुने किसिमको रोग भएको व्यक्ति ।

५) आँखाको देख्ने शक्ति कमजोर भई चश्मा प्रयोग गर्दा पनि सामान्य तवरले देख्ने शक्ति ठीक नभएको व्यक्ति ।

६) साधारण ध्वनी संकेत, आवाज सुन्न नसक्ने गरी बहिरो भएको व्यक्ति ।

७) रातो, हरियो, पहेंलो इत्यादि रङ्गहरु तुरुन्त छुट्याउन नसक्ने (Color Blind), दृष्टिदोष भएको व्यक्ति ।

८) रतन्धो भएको व्यक्ति ।

९) हात खुट्टा शक्तिहीन भै काम दिन नसक्ने भएको व्यक्ति । तर, अपाङ्गको निमित्त खास किसिमले बनेको सवारीको निमित्त यो खण्डको बन्देज लागू हुने छैन ।

१०)ठूलो र मझौला र्सार्वजनिक सवारीको लागि ६० वर्षउमेर पुरा भएको कुनै पनि व्यक्ति ।

११)सानो सवारी चलाएको २ वर्षपुरा नभएसम्म मझौला र ठूलो सवारी चलाउन चालक अनुमतिपत्र दिईने छैन ।

१२)नेपाली भाषामा साधारण लेखपढ गर्न नजान्ने ।

Places from where you can apply for New Online Driving License:

S.N. Zones           Places & Contact No.
1 Bagmati 1. Jagati, Bhaktapur, 01-6615211

2. Thulo bharyang Kathmandu, 01-             5249118

3. Ekanta kuna, Lalitpur, 01-5001793

4. Chabahil, Kathmandu, 01-4015222

2 Gandaki Pokhara
3 Lumini Butwal, 071-543580

 

4 Mechi Birtamode, 023-540264
5 Koshi Itahari, 025-581019
6 Sagarmatha Lahan, 033-560317
7 Janakpur 1. Janakpur,041-520209

2. Bardibas, Mahottari

8 Narayani Birgunj, 051-522658
9 Dhaulagiri Baglung, 068-522051
10 Bheri Banke, 081-551487
11 Seti Dhangadhi, 091-411214
12 Mahakali Bhimdatta Municipality, 099-521181
13 Rapti Tulsipur municipality, 082-522862

 (Only the Bagmati zone is open for a new driving license all the time. Other zones are opened for a limited time. )

Online Driving License New Rules:
  • Pass Marks= 80 for the written exam (500 questions will be out before the written exam, out of which 20 questions will be asked.)
  • Pass Marks= 70 for the trial test. (1/2 minor mistakes in trial won’t disqualify you.)

The Department of Transport Management will implement this rule from Jestha 2078. But this rule is only for two-wheelers and four-wheelers like motorcycle, scooter, moped, car, jeep, and delivery van. This rule is not for heavy vehicles.

 For more information:

Department of Transport Management (DOTM)

Tel: 4602126, 4601743, 4601002

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