How to apply online for car license in Pakistan

Getting a driving license in Pakistan seems a task that’s hard to achieve and many people avoid it because the whole procedure is a bit complicated and with a busy schedule of life it’s not easy to take out time and visit the center again and again for months.The world is going digital and things are now being done online – all thanks to COVID – people are in relief as they can avoid several visits to far away centers and they can now easily manage tasks from the comfort of their homes.

In Past, How difficult getting License in Pakistan ?

If we talk about getting a car license in Pakistan, do you remember the stories our fathers used to tell us, some very funny and some very horrific about troubles and hoops one had to go through to get a license here in Pakistan which they can proudly show to others about an achievement nothing lesser than passing a CSS exam in Pakistan.Well, new generation, it’s a relief for us guys because now from taking classes online to passing exams by giving your finals exams from your home. We can now apply for a car license with a completely online procedure – except for the driving test – very easily.

What is PTIB?

Have you ever heard about the Pakistan Information Technology Board (PITB)? Well, it’s a government institute which was established to modernize the government policies in the IT sector and it is also responsible for all digitalization and modern policies existing, and which will be existing, in the near future. We all should thank them for introducing an online platform named Driving License Information Management System (DLIMS).

Learn more about DLIMS:

DLIMS is an official online platform to check and renew your existing driving license. Moreover, you can also apply for your fresh driving license through this platform. The DLIMS office is based in Lahore. You can follow the whole procedure through their official website and even take your written test there as well. In the last step of your driving test, you will need to go to a center, take the test and that’s it! You will be ready to drive your car without any hesitation.If you want to apply for driving license application procedure just simply go to the DLIMS official website or simply click on the link here DLIMS

How to apply online for a driving license in Pakistan?

You can easily apply to the online application procedure through DLIMS official website. This is a great initiative by the government of Pakistan in the COVID era – which should already have been done ages ago – but it’s better coming late than never coming, right? Now, you need to follow these steps and you will be able to successfully apply for an online application for your car license in Pakistan.

1. Open DLIMS

You need to go to the official website of DLIMS. You can Google them online or simply click on the link here DLIMS. The only website that is authentic is this one. Please beware and check if it’s official or not before applying or filling out any personal information on any site.

2. Enter your information

Once you are on the website on DLIMS, you will be asked to fill out the necessary information when you first open the website. The very first thing you will need to do is to fill out your CNIC number in there without spaces or dashes. If you are already an owner of the license you will get your license information here.

3. Apply for a license

Now, if you look closely, you will see a bunch of options on your right side. If you take your mouse or cursor on the mid-option of license information, there will be three more options; how to Apply, Verify License, and lastly Track license Delivery.You need to click on the very first option of ‘how to apply’. When you click on it, it will take you to a new window with a bunch of useful information regarding document requirements for learner license alongside all other types of licenses that are required in Pakistan for different scenarios. You can also apply for renewal of your existing license as well.

4. Documents required for application

There are a few documents that you need to prepare before applying online. If you are applying for the learner license, you will be needing:

  • A copy of your CNIC
  • Rs. 60 ticket from any official post office
  • A code book of traffic rules and regulation from the traffic police office (anyone near you)

5. Download the form

Once you are done with all required documents. Next step is to download and fill the form. It is available in the downloads section on the website. You can choose your form for download, fill it and then submit it to your nearest license center.Once the form is submitted, you will have 42 days to pass the theoretical test. Once you pass this one the next step will be to pass the main driving test. Upon successful completion of both tests you will be able to get a government of Pakistan’s authorized driving license. You can track your driving license through the same website and keep the track of your whole progress on this platform.


The whole process of online application is to make life easier by doing half of the work through online procedure. You can get any type of license by applying online and passing the test for your vehicle. If there are any issue or problem that you need to sort out you can contact the online licensing office during working hours by calling on their number 042-35777268 or you can email them at [email protected]. All these facilities are here to encourage people to follow law, rules and regulations. Also, to make the whole complicated process of driving license application a bit easier. You can let us know if you found this informational guide helpful

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