India – Indian Drivers Licence Verification (IDLV)

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Edit: The information in this article is out of date.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.

IndiaIf 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 http://www.vfs-in-au.net/pdf/IDLVChecklist_230713.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.

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Click here to see the flowchart that we created to help you understand the process regarding notarisation, apostille, authentication and legalisation.

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Ern Phang


Public Notary

This website is maintained by Phang Legal, an incorporated legal practice in Parramatta and a leading provider of public notary services to clients across Sydney. Extensive experience and low-cost fixed prices ensures quality services and satisfied clients.

is the solicitor director of Phang Legal and a public notary. Ern regularly writes about his experiences as a public notary and the kinds of issues faced by his clients in sending documents overseas.

All information contained in this article is for general purposes only and correct as at the time of publication. You should only rely on information and advice that is specific to your situation and current at the time you wish to rely on it.

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