Online Driving License Registration Form in Nepal

Today, we will be applying for an online Driving License in Nepal. We can apply for a driving license online. It's much easier than the days before. Improvement in the system has made the process further easier. Some years back most people were facing problems just going through a governmental administration process for filling up the license form for the vehicles. 

Now, the time has been changed as well as the procedure and methods to get your license form filled. It was difficult to fill-up the form staying in a long queue of people to fill up just a page full of forms that open only a few times all over the year. In the online process as well, there was a quota system in filling up the application form for driving license registration. But now, you would have no trouble filling up the form anytime from anywhere.
 
Online Driving License Registration Form in Nepal
Front and Back view of Smart Driving License


Online Driving License Registration Form in Nepal
Online License form
The online world not only changes the way of communication but also makes our day-to-day life easier. I am explaining here how to fill up the online license form. Online license form has really saved our valuable time that can be utilized in other more productive work. Take a look and follow the steps accordingly. The steps may slightly different than the steps you are following as it is based on the author's steps to fill up his license form. Hope the change is not that huge. 


Steps in Filling New Driving License Online Form

You can begin as shown in the video or you can follow the steps shown below. Make your choice.



Step 1: Visit the official site of the Department of Transportation @ dotm.gov.np 

First of all, for applying application for the new driving license you need to visit the official site of the Department of Transportation (DoT) i.e. dotm.gov.np where you would see the link to "apply for the new driving license application form". Or directly visit http://onlineedlreg.dotm.gov.np/homepage_.

Online Driving License Registration Form in Nepal
Official site of the Department of Transportation

Clicking on the link, there appears a new page with information including conditions/criteria to fill up the license form. The page is as shown below. It has a link with the letter "ONLINE DRIVING LICENSE REGISTRATION" in blue colour. 

You have to click on the link given for further procedure in filling up the License Registration Form. Before getting into filling up the form go through the information given on the page about the criteria to fill up the Online Driving License Registration Form. 

Online Driving License Registration Form in Nepal



Criteria to fill-up the Online Driving License Registration Form

Some basics criteria that needed to be considered before starting filling out an online driving license registration form are summarized below.
  • The form can be filled any time a day and any day in the week (24 hours/7 days).
  • However, filling up the registration success when there is quota available.
  • Quota is allocated maximum per week. That means if the quota ended up then Next week when the new quota activated you can fill it up for registration. 
  • Re-registration will be allowed 15 days after the expiry of appointment data given by the office.
  • Re-registration will be allowed after 90 days in case of exam failure.
  • The status of the application and license can be checked through the 'CHECK STATUS' button on the page followed by the link on "ONLINE DRIVING LICENSE REGISTRATION".
  • To know the result of the written exam you have to send an SMS with the text: WT<space><Applicant ID> and sent it to 33001
  • For example: Create a new message in mobile with text: WT 6952970 and sent it to 33001.
  • Applicant ID can be obtained after your Biometric test.
  • To know whether the Smart License printed or not, you have to send an SMS with the text: LC<space><Applicant ID> and sent it to 33001.


Check Status of your application or the License

Getting to the next page, click on the link on "ONLINE DRIVING LICENSE REGISTRATION". you get two major tabs. 
  1. Online Registration 
  2. Check Status

Check Status is the step not related to the Steps for Filling up the Registration Form. You can skip this section. However, you found it informative going thoroughly. You can check the status of the Application and License. 
  • To check the status of your application you have to enter the 'REFERENCE NO.' (provided after your online application succeeded) and your date of birth (DOB).

Online Driving License Registration Form in Nepal
Check Application status


  • to check the status of your license you have to enter the 'License No.' (provided when you pass your trail) and your date of birth (DOB).
Online Driving License Registration Form in Nepal
Check License Status


Clicking on Check Status for the License. You would get the page as shown below when your license gets ready.
Online Driving License Registration Form in Nepal


The license details can be obtained by clicking on the "SELECT" button. The details would be shown below.
Online Driving License Registration Form in Nepal
License Details


Now, let's back to the process of filling Online Driving License Registration Form for a New License. For that go to the "ONLINE REGISTRATION" tab which appears at first place as default when you click on "ONLINE DRIVING LICENSE REGISTRATION" on the previous page as mentioned above.


Step 2: Fill of Citizenship Details, Applying for, and Proceed

Online Driving License Registration Form in Nepal
Filling of Online Driving License Registration Form begin


When you get to the "ONLINE REGISTRATION" tab there you begin filling up the form for your driving license. 
This is the initial step to begin filling up the license form:
    In the first box, select your country  (obviously Nepal for Nepali citizen)
    In the second box, select the license type you want to apply for (use the dropdown arrow).
  • 'New Category' for those who are going to have a license for the first time.
  • 'Add Category' for those who already have a license and want to add the license to another category.
    Then, Click on 'proceed'.


Step 3: Fill up Demographic Details, Address Details, Exam information and Submit

Then appear the main form where you have to give your personal details, address, category/ies you applying for. 

Online Driving License Registration Form in Nepal

  • You can enter your first name, last name, and middle name (if you have) according to your citizenship card.
  • Before filling up your age you have to fill in your date of birth (DOB) first either in B.S. or A.D. then hover the arrow over the Age field that would be filled automatically. DOB can be filled by clicking on the Calendar logo alongside, inserting year, selecting the month and date.
  • Similarly, you have to fill up other blank spaces including gender, education, blood group, and occupation.
  • Citizenship number and citizenship issue district should be mentioned. Other boxes to fill are optional.
  • Witness people should contain the first name, middle name (optional), and last name along with relation to either father, or mother, or husband.
  • Trainer name and trainer license number field is optional to fill up for simple two-wheeler vehicles.

Your address details should be given. The permanent address should be given according to your citizenship address. During filling up your address you should select your zone first, then your district, then village (or municipality), ward number, and Tole along with your mobile number respectively. Other details are optional to fill up office contact number, contact no. and email id.

If the temporary address is the same as your permanent address then you can click simply on the checkbox close to  'SAME AS PERMANENT'. If you are at a different location than that mention in your citizenship card then you have to fill up as above as you filled up in the previous step.


You need to select the category of license you are applying for. 'A' for 'Motorcycle', 'B' for 'Car' and 'K' for 'Scooter'.

You are close to the end of your form. Now, you need to select the zone to which you are applying for a new license and then select the license issue zone after filling up the previous box. You may be asked to fill up the captcha. Letter or symbol image would be given you have to type that on the field. Then you can submit the form.


Step 4: Confirm your Registration/ Recheck fill up details

You click on 'OK' on pop-ups stating 'Are you sure to continue?'

Then it provides your registration details. Check out whether any details provided has any error or not. Correct it out if any error found.

At the end of 'Registration Details' - Click on save details if you have done already. 'Edit Details' if needed.
Online License form save details
Online License form save details

If the Department of Transportation does not accept the form then the form would not be submitted you should understand that the online form is out of quota for that current day or week and you would be redirected to the initial demographic form details.

If this form is submitted then you would be notified that 'Your application is successfully Registered'  and also provide your details and date to visit the zonal transportation office.


Step 5: When registration completed

Click on 'Print' to get a full-page that should be taken with you while you visit the zonal transportation office. The page you need to keep downloading from the site and take while visiting the zonal transportation office (maybe during the written exam). The page would be as shown below.

Online Driving License Registration Form in Nepal
Details after the registration completed



Read the Note given at the end of the page. It mentions the item you have to take with you while vising the zonal transportation office. For motorcycle and scooter, you do not need to have a training certificate but others as mentioned take along with you.


Possible Problem and Challenges still Exists

With the improved service now, you can fill up an online driving license registration form any time or day that remains activated 24/7 until it reaches the quota maximum for a week. So, applicant still may not fill up the license form anytime due to these constraints.

The form has been updated, thus when the Department of Transportation does not accept the application form it displays a message informing that the "Online Application Is Closed!!!"

Online Driving License Registration Form in Nepal


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52 Comments

  1. im unable to fillup my form ..when i give tole name of my ward then it shows invalid why

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  2. That should not be the case. But try with name of tole that cover broader area leaving behind specific or local name, that may be the name that can be recognizable by people from other area.

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  3. How to know application no if you are adding another category?

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  4. Kaila open hunxa license from by online

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  5. Why it always shows that the quota limitation has exceeded even i try at 6am.What is the problem?

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  6. how to rectify the registrration form my ad date is wrong but bs is right


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    1. what did u do , i have also same problem

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    2. This occurs when you register different bs year in your birthdate keeping the AD date (month, day) same as that of original birthdate. If this occurs I would suggest go for BS birthdate leave whatever in AD date; next time use corrected AD date based on BS date.
      Thanks!

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  7. Page nai khuldai na k vako ho vanna mil x

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    1. Sometimes due to high traffic in the server the page get down.

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  8. its shows use another machine to continue.

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  9. why my form is not submitted?

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  10. why does it say,'use another machine to continue?'

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    1. It means multiple form are filled out from the same device. It's designed to prevent middleman from filling more than one form from same device each day.

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  11. I did a mistake in my name during filling online form ,can I re correct it and how....

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  12. when I try to fill up the form it shows "PRESENT ADDRESS TOLE CONTAINS INVALID CHARACTERS" in present address tole section, even thought it is perfectly fine.

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  13. mero name ma vanx ki applicant first name contains invalid character kin hola sr please

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  14. how can I fill up my license form

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  15. "PRESENT ADDRESS TOLE CONTAINS INVALID CHARACTERS" How to solve it?

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    1. You are not allowed to use any symbols in tha name. You may have use symbols like: - (dash) or . (full-stop) or _ (underscore), etc removed them.

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    2. no sir I am not giving any symbol although iam seeing applicant first name contains invalid character Why please

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  16. sir I did a mistake in address so how can I correct it since I have already submitted the form??

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    1. If the form once submitted it couldn't corrected instantly. You have to re-register the form again waiting for 1-2 weeks. Then you are provided with new reference number.

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    2. I was expecting to keep my trial office at KTM but as my last licence was from Gandaki i just put that , how can i make this again. i have got reference number for add catagory ? mi_lanpoudel@hotmail.com

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    3. If you have submitted the application form for add category and have already got reference number then you either have to attend in Gandaki or have to wait until the request cancelled so, that you can again fill up correctly next time. That period can be 2-3 weeks depending on time you are called for trail. This is time when you do through online. If you able to make transportation office and with necessary document you can changed but that is not sure.

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  17. how can i print registration details later if i am unable to do so at time of form submission ???

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    1. Download and keep the document save and print out on need.

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    2. 1. registration garda error dekhako thyo, feri bholi palta registration garna khojda registered vaesakyo vanera reference number dekhayo so registration details download garnai milena
      2. date of birth ma sabai thikai haleko the, aile status check garda chai invalid date of birth bhanxa. please advise what to do.

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    3. At least you should be aware about your date of birth while filling up the form and reference number once filled up to get registration detail.

      Note the birth date should match with your birthdate as mentioned in your citizenship card.

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  18. maile pani registration pdf download garna birse form fill up gare paxi pheri download garna milxa ta tyo pdf?

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  19. I made a mistake in place of issue how can I change
    The place

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    1. If not submitted you can. But you can't make change once submitted. You have to re-fill the form again. If the place of issue don't match with your citizenship document it may return error! Share what you experience!

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  20. Maile pani form varesake paxi save ta gareko the tara to delete vaexa aba k gare fere download garne tyo reference no.wala pdf?

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    1. Just follow same steps you do while filling up the form in the beginning then go to check status and entered your reference number and your date of birth. You may allow to download the pdf.
      The best way to recover is to check on your recycle bin if you recently deleted and don't now reference number.
      This types of problem would be minimized with the new updates let's hope. For now its difficult to recover via online.

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    2. How did you put the details of Present Tole on the form because mine shows invalid character even though everything is fine

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  21. I submitted the form for kawasoti and now can i change my centre to lumbini
    I tried to fill the form once again and now it says contact administrator­čą║ please help me

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    1. Unfortunately! there is no way to make any changes once you submitted the form. Only way is to contact administrator otherwise you have to wait until your submission get cancelled for resubmitting new form.

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  22. After filling the formm..my details shows null but registration no is shown why so...

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    1. Maybe due to problem in fetching data in the page due to low internet connection or overload CPU usage or any other technical problem. Filling the form seems fine.

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  23. I passed my trial .but my father name has been written incorrectly . Can i change it before paying for smart card.

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    1. Contact office for requiting update in personals information for your new Smart License.

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  24. I want to get license for both bike and car. But it only allows for one option. How do I also add the other? I have already filled the application for bike license.

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    1. There is option to Add Category but not allow to apply for license from different category.

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  25. i re registered by accident and now it shows the visit zonal date as 2024 when it should be 2022 march 16 what should i do ?

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    1. Applicants are called in zonal office for different procedure for the license in limited number in fixed interval. It may due to higher application or due to technical error. If you had re-registered by accident visit zonal office on date provided to you before.

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  26. I mistakenly applied for A category instead of K. Is there a way to change it ?

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    1. Visit Zonal transportation office. There is no way you can change via internet once you submitted.

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