How to get a Driver’s Licence?

For having licence from DLA, the applicant must, first of all, submit a challan form of worth Rs. 300 for the learners permit and worth Rs. 600 for all the other categories. The fee may be submitted in either of the National Bank of Pakistan branches located in Allama Iqbal Open University Sector H-8/2 Islamabad and Industrial Area, Sector H-9, Islamabad.

The applicant should also bring his/her original CNIC along with its copy and blood group report from any authentic laboratory. In conversion cases, valid original driving license has also to be submitted.

The applicant will show his/her documents at the outer reception of the DLA. The staff present there will check his/her documents and refer him/her to the inner reception.

The Applicants Report at Outer Reception
The Applicants Report at Outer Reception

The applicant will report to the staff at the inner reception and get Q-Matic token, and will wait in the waiting hall for his/her turn.

INNER RECEPTION

To facilitate Applicants, a Digital Q-Matic System has been installed and the Staff is getting a Q-Matic Token for specific category of the Applicant

To facilitate Applicants, a Digital Q-Matic System has been installed and the Staff is getting a Q-Matic Token for specific category of the Applicant

Staff handing over Q-Matic Token to Applicant

Staff handing over Q-Matic Token to Applicant

 

WAITING HALL

The Applicants wait for their turn in the Waiting Hall having a sitting capacity of 30 Persons. They report to the room announced for further procedure
The Applicants wait for their turn in the Waiting Hall having a sitting capacity of 30 Persons. They report to the room announced for further procedure

On his/her turn the applicant will be called through announcement and he/she will report to CNIC Verification room (Room No.1) and the officer on duty shall verify his/her CNIC from NADRA through XML service.

CNIC Verification is being done
CNIC Verification is being done

After CNIC Verification the applicant will proceed to Medical Examination Room (Room No.2). The applicant will be checked regarding his/her eyesight (6/6 with glasses), deafness, blood pressure or any other deleterious disease and whether he/she is fit to drive safely. If the applicant is applying for the special person’s category, he/she should also bring NADRA CNIC to that effect.

The Doctor is carrying out Medical Checkup
The Doctor is carrying out Medical Checkup
The Applicants giving their details
The Applicants giving their details

After medical clearance the pplicant will proceed to Data Entry room (Room No.3). The applicant will provide details of his/her personal information. He/she will be required to give information regarding his/her permanent and present addresses, mobile phone number, email address, blood group, passport number (If available), and old license details (If required). The applicant will also submit original challan form, copy of CNIC or NICOP or Pakistan origin card, blood group report and all other relevant documents.

After data entry the applicant will proceed to Biometrics room (Room No.4). Here the applicant will be required to give his/her E- thumb impression on E- Thumb Detector. He/she will also give E-signature on ESignature Pad. Photograph of the applicant will be taken through digital camera. All of this information will be stored in Central Data Base of the DLA. 

DLA Pic
The Applicant is Photographed through Digital Camera
Applicant's e-Thumb Impression is being taken through Digital Thumb Pad, which can be verified through NADRA Database
Applicant’s e-Thumb Impression is being taken through Digital Thumb Pad, which can be verified through NADRA Database
The Signature of applicant is being taken through Digital e-Pad, which can be verified through NADRA Database

The Signature of applicant is being taken through Digital e-Pad, which can be verified through NADRA Database

Theoretical Test is in progress
Theoretical Test is in progress

After biometrics the applicant will be called, on his/her turn, to Theoretical Test Room (Room No. 5) for theory test which will be conducted on computer touch screen and will consist of two parts. The applicant will be required to give 9 correct answers out of 10 questions in Traffic Signs Test and 7 correct answers out of 10 questions in Traffic Rules Test.

On completion of the learner period of 42 days, in case of fresh applicant, the applicant shall appear for practical driving test-I. In conversion cases, this gap of 42 days is not required. During practical driving test-I the applicant shall be examined regarding Vehicle Inspection, Cockpit Drill (seat and mirror adjustment etc.), starting of the vehicle, vehicle unparking, road sense, vehicular control and shape tests. His/her reversing and turning will also be judged.

Practical Driving Test-I is going on in DLA Theme Park
Practical Driving Test-I is going on in DLA Theme Park

The applicant, having passed practical driving test-I, can appear for practical driving test-II which is Road Driving Test. In this test skills of the applicant regarding vehicular control, vehicular movement, lane discipline, overtaking, use of indicator, analyzing danger, observing traffic signs and his/her judgment about the right of way will be analyzed. His/her reaction at junctions, judgment about emergency, attitude towards other road users and sense of safe distance from other vehicles will also be assessed by the examiner. For the practical tests, the applicant may use his/her own vehicle as per his/her application category.

If the applicant fails in either theoretical or practical driving tests, he/she may reappear after 14 days. In case an applicant cannot pass a test in three attempts, he/she will have to apply afresh and will have to complete the whole process again.

The experienced Examiner is taking Road Test
The experienced Examiner is taking Road Test

All diplomats, with overseas licenses, are exempted from theoretical and practical tests. The foreigners and Pakistanis with licenses from fifty three recommended countries are also exempted from these tests. The foreigners are also required to provide a letter from their host institutions.

Licenses are also being issued by the DLA in M.cycle, M.car and Jeep, LTV and Handicapped categories. Licenses in categories of HTV, PSV, Agriculture & Construction Machinery as well as International Driving Permits will start being issued in near future.

All data of the DLA is being saved in the Main Data Base Server. For transparent and smooth working, all activities of DLA are being monitored through CCTV cameras. Road test is also monitored by video recording through Vehicle Mounted Camera. Complaint and suggestion box is also placed in DLA waiting hall for proposals to improve its working.

For preparation of theoretical tests the booklet is given to the applicants for preparation and the same is also available on the website of NH&MP i.e. www.nhmp.gov.pk.

Guide of practical driving tests-I & II is also available and is given to the candidates for preparation regarding practical tests. Shortly the applicants will be able to get their appointments for applying for driving license through NH&MP website www.nhmp.gov.pk.

NH&MP licenses are being issued to the applicants after successful completion of Theory and Driving Tests. These tests have been designed after careful deliberations. Implementation of these protocols ensure that the license holder of NH&MP DLA will be a careful and rules abiding Driver. Establishment of NH & MP Drivers Licensing Authority will go a long way in reducing number of road accidents in Pakistan.