Verifying your Indian Drivers Licence
Edit: The information in this article is out of date. In January 2015, VFS introduced an important change to the Indian Drivers Licence Verification process. Click here to see our updated flowchart for more information.
If the name on your Indian Drivers Licence is different from your current valid passport, you need to the steps clearly contained in the checklist found at https://www.vfsglobal.com/india/australia/consular_miscellaneous/pdf/IDLV-Checklist.pdf.
There are a number of options available to you, however only ‘Option 2’ would appear to be the practical option if you reside in Australia.
Under ‘Option 2’, you must provide the High Commission of India with a notarial certificate to confirm that you are the one and the same person who holds both the Indian Drivers Licence and the passport.
For us, this is a common request. Our notary public services provides notarial certificates to meet the requirements of the Indian Drivers Licence Verification Checklist, including arranging for authentication by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT). When you make an appointment to attend our office, you must bring your original drivers licence and passport. We prepare a bound certificate certifying that you are the one and the same person, and certifying the copies of your drivers licence and your passport. Our certificate will be authenticated by the DFAT to meet the requirements of the High Commission of India for the Indian Drivers Licence Verification.
We regularly notarise documents intended for India. Allowing us to manage and look after the formal requirements of notarisation and authentication means you avoid the uncertainty and hassle of a process that may not be familiar to you.
If you are looking for a General Power of Attorney for India to allow someone in India to handle matters on your behalf, please visit this link or view some examples of precedent Power of Attorney forms used by banks in India.