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Extending Validity of Driving License

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Step 1: “M.T.A. 34” Application must be obtained form Werahara office or district Motor traffic office
• Motor traffic branch in the District Secretariat office (For Offline Service)
• Werahara office (For On line  service)
Step 2: Application should be submit to the following office with the other mandatory documents
• Motor traffic branch in the District Secretariat office (For Offline Service)
• Werahara office (For On line  service)
Step 3: Applicant sits for the written examination on the call of the Department
Step 4: If the written examination passed by the applicant can be obtaine a Lerners permit
Step 5: Applicant does not passed the written examination he/she can apply written exam three times.
 Step 6: Applicant can fased the practical test after three months from the written test, practical test date given by the DMT
Step 7: Applicant handovers his/her current license to the examiner.
Step 8: Department issues the New Extended License (license will be send to the applicant by post, till that issued a temporary DL)

If applicant fails the written examination:
Applicant can re apply for the written examination by paying Rs.250.00 up to three times
If the applicant fails the practical examination:
Applicant can re apply for the practical examination by making the full payment up to three times
Please refer to section: “Special Cases”
1. Any applicant being an owner of a driving license can apply for the service of obtaining certification of license.
2. Reason for applying this service is the need to drive different type of vehicles, which are not authorized by the current license
3. Any applicant being a permanent resident within Sri Lanka can apply for this service
4. Following are the conditions required to obtain the service:
• Applicant being a citizen of Sri Lanka
• Applicant being over 18 years of age
• Sitting for a written test and a practical examinations
• Produce with a certification of identity at both written and practical examinations
• Passing of both above examinations
• Provide with all the documents required within the process (please refer to the section: “Documents Required”)
• Duration between the submission of the application and the practical test, been less than six months

Any applicant who is not able to meet with above conditions will be considered disqualified from obtaining the service.

Submission Procedure
All the applications should be directed to the Assistant commissioner of the Licensing Division
Assistant Commissioner – Licensing Division,
Department of Motor Traffic,
P.O Box 533, 581-341, Elvitigala Mawatha,
Colombo 5.

Note 1: Applicants are given the facility of obtaining licenses through
• All district secretarial offices (normal service)
• Main office in Verahera – Colombo (priority service)
Note 2:
• Please refer to section: “Submission Time Line”
• Please refer to section: “Support Documents”
Application Form
Form “M.T.A 34”: Application for Extending Validity of a Driving License
Time Line
Process Timeline:
Applied for one-day (priority) service License issued within 1 week
Applied for normal service License issued within 2 week – 3 months
Submission Timeline:
For Obtaining & Submitting Application Forms:
Working days Mondays to Fridays
Counter open hours 9:30 am to 3:30 pm (Normal)
Counter open hours 9:30 am to 12:30 pm (Priority)
Holidays All Public and Mercantile Days

Note: One Day Processing Applicants can obtain their New Extended License after 3:30 pm within the same say of submitting forms.

Validity Timeline:
Validity of the application expires if the practical examination is performed after 6 months of submitting the application
Costs Related to Service
Cost of Obtaining the Application:
Application forms provided free of charge
Type of Service  1 Class of Vehicles  2 Classes of Vehicles
Normal service Rs. 520.00 Rs. 1020.00
Priority service Rs. 770.00 Rs. 1720.00

No penalties involved in the process of issuing licenses
At failing on the written test, an applicant must pay Rs. 100.00 for re applying (only valid for three re-applies)
At failing on the practical test, an applicant must make the full payment for re applying (only valid for three re-applies)
Support Documents Required
1. National Identity Card / Original and a photocopy of a valid Passport, containing NIC number
2. Medical certification, from a MBBS certified medical officer
3. Current driving license
If applying for a license of bus or lorry:
1. A Medical Certification issued by the C.T.B. Medical Institute
2. A Certification of Competency issued by a grade “A” driving school
3. Three copies of black and white photos of size: 2*2 ”

Service Responsibility Matrix
Designation Name  Division  Telephone
Additional Commissioner Mr. Kannangara Licensing Division +94-11-2556856/+94-11-2516404
Assistant Commissioner Mrs. Chandra Karunasena Licensing Division -
Supervising Officers Mr. Somasiri Fernando Licensing Division -

Special Cases

If the Applicant is not able to Read or Write:
1. He/she must sit three times for the written examination
2. Obtain a certification letter from the Grama Niladhari
3. Apply for a verbal examination in substitution of the written examination
If the Applicant Fails the Practical Examination and if he has Applied for a License of Heavy Duty Vehicles:
Applicant is not allowed to re-apply for the practical examination within 14 days.
If he has Applied for a License of a Light Vehicles:
Applicant is not allowed to re-apply for the practical examination within 7 days.
Sample Form with Dummy Data
Form “M.T.A. 34 example”

Organization Information

Department of Motor Traffic

No: 581-341, Elvitigala Mavatha, Narahenpita, Colombo 05. .

Mr. Upul Priyantha de Silva
Fax Nos:+94-11-2694338

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Last Updated On: 2009-11-25 16:44:03
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