How to Get a Driving License in Nepal

This blog answers your question: How to get a driving License in Nepal

Step 1
You should first fill up the online form at
You must fill all the mandatory space.
Download and print the filled form. (If you don’t know how to fill, download and print, you just go to the transport office; there are many agents around there who charge 100 to 200 rupees to do that. But you should go with a copy of citizenship certificate.

Step 2
Go to the transport office on the date specified in the form. Actually, the form has mentioned when to submit the documents. The documents needed when you submit the form are:
a)      Citizenship (original) and a photocopy
b)      Nepali Stamp ticket worth Rs. 10
c)       Blood group card or hospital report card of blood group (photo copy)
d)      Form (that you printed after online application

Step 3
With the above mentioned documents, you are forwarded to a computer room where the staff will take your photo with a webcam; make you do the digital signature and have a fingerprint (bio-metric). This is the room where you have to show your original citizenship certificate.

Step 4
You have to go to a room for eye examination. For that you will have to pay Rs.40 (It may vary according to the office where you go). They will do the two tests:
a)      Color Vision Test: they will show you few plates of Ishihara Charts that have a mix of confusing colors to test if your color differentiating capacity is normal or not. Approximately 2 or 3 persons will be defective out of 100. Preponderance is seen in male population. They will send you to the eye hospitals. If you are having color vision defect, legitimately you are not allowed to have a driving license. But, in Nepal everything is possible when you find appropriate channel to pay the money.

Sample numerals of Ishihara Color test
b)      Vision Test: The actual process of testing the visual acuity is to have a person seated 6 meters across the Snellen’s Visual acuity chart (a chart with English alphabets or E). Two eyes should be tested separately one after another in sufficient room lighting. But, there is no systematic approach in our transport offices. To clear out the crowd, they will test two eyes simultaneously with the candidate standing and the testing distance is seldom 6 meters. You should be able to read the lowest (bottom) line which is assigned as 6/6. If not, you are again referred to eye hospital or clinic to come after wearing the eye glasses.
Vision Testing Snellen's Chart

Step 5
You have to pay Rs500 amount to the finance section to get a red payment slip and an admit card for written test.
Entrance card sample

Payment slip

Step 6
The written test takes place usually the next day. carry the entrance card when you appear in the exam. Generally, the test is taken in the transport office from 7 AM -9 AM. It is done according to “first-come first-served basis.” In a limited space the candidates might have to wait for hours to take their turn as a single setting will accommodate 20-30 people in a room. They will tell you the trial day after written examination is finished. To know the written examination result you don’t have to pay the agents. Just type “WT<space><application ID>” and send it to 33001. You will know your result. You have application ID number assigned to you after biometric measurements which is written in the admit card. If you fail the test, wait 3 months for another attempt; you are disqualified for another step.

Step 7
It is the trial day when again you have to stay in a long queue waiting for your turn. Failed the trial? Don’t worry you have chance for two more times with the same written slip with in 1 month. Passed? You will get a slip notifying that you are passed. After you pay Rs. 1500 in a few days, then you can drive the vehicle with the slip. Wait for the smart license for few more months. To know if your license is printed send the following SMS to 33001: LC<Space><Application ID>
Go to fetch the printed license after you get 'printed' message through SMS. You should go with a photocopy of the citizenship certificate.


Question: What is the legal age to obtain driving license of a motorcycle in Nepal?
Answer: 16 years old
Question: What is the minimum age to obtain driving license of small vehicle (car, van or jeep) in Nepal?
Answer: 18 years old
Question: What is the age to obtain driving license of big vehicle (trucks, buses) in Nepal?
Answer: 21 years old
Question: After which age driving license is not given in Nepal? See below
Question: What is the upper age limit to obtain driving license in Nepal?
Previously, the age limit was 60, but now the age barrier has been removed. That means, age does not prevent for the olds to get driving license provided they pass all the regular requirements.
If you wish to watch the video details about the procedures, you can watch below:(caution: it's in Nepali language)

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