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How To Change Photo In Driving License

We all know that a driving licence is a mandatory document for legally driving vehicles without which you may find yourself paying a heavy penalty. It is governed by the Motor Vehicles Act of 1988 which dictates the rules and regulations of application, impending changes, and renewal of driving license. One such change is replacing your photo with the newly updated one.

The process for updating or changing your photo on the driver’s license is simple and hassle-free as it requires just a few steps. However, not many people are aware of the process and find it difficult at times. So we thought of compiling the process below for you. Read along on how to change your photo on the driving license.

What are the documents required for changing the photo in driving License?

Driving Licence

You’ll need to furnish a few mandatory documents alongside your application to change your driving license photo as per the procedure of the act. Here are those documents:

  • Aadhar Card
  • Driving License Copy
  • Passport Size Photo
  • Driving License Photo Change form duly filled

How to change your photo on a Driver’s License Online?

Driving license photos can be changed via online procedure in a select few states. Here are the steps that you need to follow for it:

  • Visit the website for the driving license regulation the government, i.e. https://sarathi.parivahan.gov.in/
  • Once you open the website, enter your state name in the tab and then proceed to the section of “Upload Document” from the drop-down menu.
  • Click on Driving License Update and then upload your photograph and signature in the next step.
  • Submit the other supporting documents like your identity proof, driver’s license copy, and your application.

How to change your photo in Driving License Offline?

The offline procedure involves visiting the RTO office and updating it manually. Here’s how you can do it:

  • Visit your nearest Regional Transport Office (RTO) and submit the duly filled form for the driver’s license photo update. The form can be downloaded from the RTO website and printed to fill it or you can seek the form from the RTO office manually and then fill it out.
  • Now attach the necessary documents and your new photo to be updated with the form.
  • The RTO staff will check your paperwork and upon successful verification will ask you to pay the required amount of Rs 200 for the changes and modification in the license.
  • Next up, pay the amount and take the receipt of the payment from the RTO office.
  • The procedure will continue and you will receive your updated license within 30 days at your desired address. Meanwhile, you can use your old license to continue driving legally in the city.

How to check the status of your driver’s license photo update?

The applications have the option to track and check the status of the procedure to be updated on how things are progressing. For this, you can follow the below-mentioned steps:

  • Visit the website https://parivahan.gov.in/
  • Go to the homepage and select the “Online Services” option.
  • From there click on the menu and select “Driving License Related Services”
  • Now choose your state and enter your application number along with the DOB and captcha code.
  • The website will show your application status and how things are progressing.

Final Words

A driving license as we aforementioned is a mandatory document required to legally drive. You need to make sure that your driver’s license is always updated with the correct information about your DOB, blood group, and more. Nowadays you can make all changes via online mode too for easier processing or visit the RTO office and get it done.


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