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Obtaining a New Driving License

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1 Obtaining a New Driving License on Fri Oct 20, 2017 12:07 pm

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Step 1: Applicant obtains the application form “M.T.A. 30” from:

District secretarial offices (normal service)
Main office in – Colombo (priority service)
Step 2: Applicant submits the filled form directed to Assistant Commissioner, along with required documents to:

District secretarial offices (normal service)
Main office in Verahera – Colombo (priority service)
Step 3: Applicant sits for the written examination on the call of Department
Step 4: Applicant does the practical examination on the call of the Department. Pass result attained at this examination will be valid till 6 months
Step 5: Department issues the Temporary License, which is valid up to 6 months (at the point of passing the practical examination)
Step 6: Department issues the License (license will be sent to the applicant by post)


Note:
If Applicant Fails the Written Examination:
Applicant can re apply for the written examination by paying Rs.100.00 up to three times

If the Applicant Fails the Practical Examination:
Applicant can re apply for the practical examination by making the full payment up to three times

Please refer to section: “Special Cases”

Eligibility
Any applicant being a permanent resident within Sri Lanka can apply for this service

Following are the conditions required to obtain the service:

Applicant being a citizen of Sri Lanka
Applicant being over 18 years of age
Sitting for a written test and a practical examinations
Produce with a certification of identity at both written and practical examinations
Passing of both above examinations
Provide with all the documents required within the process (please refer to the section: “Documents Required”)
Duration between the submission of the application and the practical test, been less than six months
Note: Any applicant who is not able to meet with above conditions will be considered disqualified from obtaining the service.

Submission Procedure
All the applications should be directed to the assistant commissioner of the Licensing Division

Assistant Commissioner – Licensing Division,
Department of Motor Traffic,
P.O Box 533, 581-341, Elvitigala Mawatha,
Colombo 5.

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