RTO Ladakh

The main aim of RTO Ladakh is to regulate and control various aspects of road transport within the region. It plays an important role in implementing and enforcing rules related to vehicle registrations, permits, and road safety.

The Regional Transport Offices of Ladakh are also responsible for issuing permits, granting licenses, registering motor vehicles, collecting road tax, and providing vehicle fitness certificates. Individuals can also visit the official website of Ladakh RTO (https://ladakh.nic.in/transport-department/) to get these services online.

Role of Ladakh RTOs

RTO Ladakh offers a wide range of services related to driving licenses, vehicle registrations, and other transport-related matters. Some of the key services provided by RTO Ladakh include:

  • Driving License Issuance: RTO Ladakh is responsible for issuing driving licenses to qualified individuals after conducting written and practical examinations.
  • Vehicle Registration: New vehicles are required to be registered with RTO Ladakh, and the office issues a unique registration number to each vehicle.
  • Renewal of Permits and Licenses: RTO Ladakh facilitates the renewal of driving licenses, permits, and other related documents.
  • Transfer of Ownership: When a vehicle is bought or sold within the region, the ownership transfer must be registered with the RTO.
  • Fitness Certificate: RTO Ladakh conducts regular vehicle fitness tests to ensure that vehicles on the roads meet safety and emission standards.
  • Tax Collection: RTO collects road tax and other fees related to transport services.
  • Issue of Permits: RTO issues various permits like goods carriage permits, passenger vehicle permits, etc., for the transportation of goods and passengers.

List of Ladakh RTOs

Here are the list of RTO Offices in Ladakh:


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How to Register a Vehicle with RTO Ladakh?

Given below are the vehicle registration process in Ladakh: 

Step 1: Applying for Registration

Submit the completed application form along with the necessary documents to any nearby RTO in Ladakh. One can get the application form from the RTO or can download it from the official website of Ladakh RTO (https://ladakh.nic.in/). 

Step 2: Inspection and Verification

The RTO will conduct a physical inspection of the vehicle to ensure that it meets the required standards and specifications. This may include checking the chassis number, engine number, and other relevant details.

Step 3: Payment of Fees

Pay the required registration fees as per the current rules and regulations. The fee structure may vary based on the type of vehicle, engine capacity, and other factors.

Step 4: Issuance of Vehicle Registration Number

Once the vehicle passes the inspection and verification process, the RTO will assign a registration number to your vehicle and issue a registration certificate (Form 23A). This certificate will contain the registration number, owner's details, and other relevant information.

Step 5: Fitment of High-Security Registration Plate (HSRP)

As per the latest guidelines, all new vehicles must have High-Security Registration Plates affixed. These plates are tamper-proof and help prevent vehicle theft and unauthorized duplication.

Documents Required for Vehicle Registration

Here are the list of documents that are required to register a vehicle through Regional Transport Office in Ladakh:

  • Application form (Form 20)
  • Proof of address (such as Aadhar card, voter ID, etc.)
  • Proof of identity (such as Aadhar card, PAN card, passport, etc.)
  • Sale certificate from the vehicle seller
  • Pollution Under Control (PUC) certificate
  • Roadworthiness certificate from an authorized vehicle testing center (Form 22)
  • Temporary registration certificate (if applicable)
  • Customs clearance certificate (for imported vehicles)
  • Vehicle insurance certificate.

Vehicle Registration Charges in Ladakh RTO

Type of Vehicles

Registration Charges

Invalid carriage

Rs. 50

Motor Cycle 

Rs. 300

Three-wheeler/Light Motor Vehicle (Non-transport)

Rs. 600

Three-wheeler/Light Motor Vehicle (Transport)

Rs. 1000

Medium goods vehicle

Rs. 1000

Medium passenger motor vehicle

Rs. 1000

Heavy goods vehicle

Rs. 1500

Heavy passenger motor  vehicle

Rs. 1500

Imported motor vehicle

Rs. 5000

Imported motorcycle

Rs. 2500

Other vehicles

Rs. 3000

The above charges can change over time. Therefore, one must check with the RTO or visit their official website (https://ladakh.nic.in/) for the updated registration charges.

How to Get a License from Ladakh Regional Transport Office?

To apply for a driving licence in Ladakh, please follow the steps below:

  • Download and fill out the application form. Upload all required documents online.
  • The applicant will be given an application number, which must be presented during the driving test.
  • Schedule a driving test slot and pay the application fees online.
  • Visit the RTO office to take the driving test. The applicant will get their driving licence within 2-3 weeks if they pass the driving test.


Documents Required to Apply for a License in Ladakh

To apply for the driver's license in Ladakh, the applicant must provide the following documents :

  • Passport-size photos
  • Vehicle documents if you own a vehicle
  • Age Proof: PAN Card, Voter Card, Aadhaar Card
  • Address Proof: Ration card, lease agreement, utility bill, etc
  • Valid ID Proof: Photo with signature, PAN, Aadhaar, or Passport
  • Driving licence Application Form.

Fees for Driving License in Ladakh

Given below are the fees that must be paid while applying for a license in Ladakh:

Type of License


Issue of learner’s licence


Permanent driving licence on smart card


Issue of International Driving Permit


Renewal of driving licence (smart card)


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