Process of getting smart card driving license
You can now get smart card driving license in Nepal effective since 1st December 2015. The old handwritten driving license had many faults. It was prepared in paper. It could easily be tampered. It was much easier to issue the fraud license as there were not strong security measures. Thus it was easier to get license which caused road accident to increase significantly. Thus, Nepal Government needed to do something about it and they responded with smart card driving license. Getting smart card driving license is quite simple. All you need to do is go through following steps (for newbies)
Step I: Get the online form. Click HERE to download smart card license online form.
Step II: Fill up the online form with correct information.
Step III: Remember to provide your finger print and add your recent photo.
Step IV: Submit the properly filled form to Department of Transport Management.
Step V: Take Medical Examination
Step VI: Give Written Test
Step VII: Give practical Exam
(Note: Although you can download online form, you need to visit the office manually for form submission).
How can you get smart card driving license if you already have a written license?
If you already have a written driving license, you can easily get a smart card license by giving full information and presenting the written license at the office of Department of Transport Management.
What is Smart card driving license?
Unlike traditional handwritten license, smart card is a digital card that comes with chip where all the information about the owner including personal details of owner, expiry date, type of vehicle that you use and information from bluebook of the card is stored.
How does smart card license work?
These information will be checked by the traffic police against smart card reader.
Smart license comes with ten years of validity period unlike 5 years of validity of handwritten license.