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How to Renew Driving License

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Renew driving license in Sri Lanka

This post about the renewal of driving license in Sri Lanka.  In 2019, Sri Lanka government was introduced a new driving license for all vehicle drivers in Sri Lanka. After that, every citizen should renew their license every 8 years.  Follow these steps bellow

You have to bring the following documents for the renewal of driving license

  1. Current driving license.
  2. National Identity Card or a valid passport with the national identity card number.
  3. Medical Fitness certificate obtained from the Sri Lanka National Transport Institute within a period of six months.Renewal of Validity and Extension of Driving License

You can take medical from following one of the branches –

National Transport Medical Institute

Latest driving license renewal tips:  Go really really early for the medical.  I went to 08:30 and my medical took 5 hours!. Either do from another place then at RMB itll be about 3hrs. Light vehicle medical is rs. 800/-

How to renew Driving Licence / Sri Lanka

Extension of the driving license for heavy vehicles.

  1. Should be a holder of a license for light vehicles (only B and B1 vehicle classes) for a minimum of 2 years prior to the date of application.
  2. To obtain a license for light motor bus and motor lorry category the minimum height should be 4 feet 10 inches. A minimum height of 5 feet is required to obtain a license for Motor bus and motor lorry category.
  3. It is possible to register and face the written test on completion of 20 years of age.
  4. In the event of passing the written test, a learners’ permit is issued for a maximum period up to 18 months.
  5. A holder of such permit can practice driving.
  6. 21 years of age has to be completed to face the practical test and a minimum of 3 months should have passed since obtaining the learners’ permit.
  7. It is compulsory for the applicant to face the practical test and pass it.
  8. Aptitude Medical Certificate obtained from the National Transport Medical Institution within a period not exceeding 6 months

Charges For Services

Service
New Driving License – one class of vehicles 1700.00
New Driving License – Two classes of vehicles 2000.00
New Driving License – Three or more classes of vehicles 2250.00
Reapplying for the written test 250.00
Reapplying for the practical test 500.00
Fine for delaying the extension of the period of validity of the driving license by 1 year 250.00
Inclusion of a new class of vehicles in the driving license 1700.00
Inclusion of 2 new classes of vehicles 2000.00
Inclusion of 3 new classes of vehicles 2250.00
Altering personal details of the driving license 250.00
Obtaining an extract (information sketch) of the driving license 500.00
Converting the driving license issued under the old system to the new system 1700.00
Issuance of a local driving license on a foreign driving license (for a Sri Lankan) 2500.00
For officials of the foreign diplomatic service 1700.00
Issuance of a local driving license on a foreign driving license (for a foreigner) 10000.00
Issuance of a temporary driving license for a period of one month, on a foreign driving license (for a foreign national) 1000.00
Issuance of a new driving license for a foreign national 15000.00
Additional charges for the one day service 500.00

Price Last Updated on Friday, 04 March 2016

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