Driving License (DL) is issued by the RTO in Karnataka with a validity of 20 years or for up to age 50, whichever is earlier. Renewal of your existing Dl is compulsory for a minimum for 3 to 5 years in Karnataka, once you cross the barrier of age 50. You may request for renewal at least 20 years before it is expired or within a month after expiry.
For Driving License renewals, you need to collect a renewal form from the same RTO that issued you your license or renewed your license last. Submit the filled form and a medical certificate in form CMV 1/ IA, along with three passports sized photographs and original DL in the concerned RTO.
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You might need to apply for a duplicate driving license in the event of loss or theft of your driving license. You can submit an LLD form duly filled at the nearest RTO. The steps mentioned below will clarify how to obtain a duplicate Driving License in Karnataka.
As you are already a license holder, you will be exempted from the preliminary test (oral/ written). You can apply for the practical test slot and appear on the same day for it. First, you have to pass the ground test (Figure-of-eight) and if qualified, appear for the road test. If you fail the ground test, you will be given another date.
It is valid across the country and is generally issued for 20 years or until age 50, whichever is first.