Renewal of driving license; medical certificates can be applied online
Thiruvananthapuram: The vision and physical fitness test certificates for renewing expired driving license can be applied via online. The certificates will be directly sent from the doctors to the Motor Vehicle Department (MVD) in the new system. A mobile app has been developed for the purpose. Now the applicants need not visit the MVD office for renewing license.
The service will be available for those who have registered in the Sarathi application of the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways. A one-time registration should be completed in a special mobile app given for the doctors. They will be granted permission to upload the certificates in the website.
The applicant should consult the doctor after submitting the online application for renewing license. When the application number is entered in the doctor’s mobile app, the details of the applicant including photo will be available. Also, the certificate granted by the doctor will be available at the MVD website.
Once the certificate is ready, the license will be renewed. Only the printout of this license is sufficient for temporary use. Original license will be sent via post later. Applicants above 50 years require a medical certificate for renewing license. This also will be available via online in the new system.