A Guide To Uploading Your Car Documents On DigiLocker

By | October 11, 2018

If you’ve signed up for DigiLocker, here’s a step-by-step guide on how to upload your car documents on this particular platform.

How many times have you been pulled over by cops who proceed to bug you for your vehicle’s documents? If you haven’t experienced such a delightful encounter yet, then you’re one among a rare breed. But if you’re one of the many who happens to produce physical documents that have more in common with Banksy’s recently shredded masterpiece, then you’ve probably had your fair share of explaining to do.

In any case, here’s some good news for you. In case you weren’t already in the know, you no longer have to produce physical documents the next time someone high up on the authoritative pyramid asks you.

The government has provided a platform for the online issuance and verification of documents called DigiLocker. This platform was introduced with the purpose of doing away with the need for physical documents.

It also helps individuals share their documents in electronic form with various government agencies. In fact, the government has notified states across the country to accept the digital version of vehicular documents such as driving licenses, registration certificates etc.

Additional Reading: Benefits Of DigiLocker That You Must Know

If this came as a relief to you and you’re all fired up to upload your car documents on this platform here’s a step-by-step guide to help you out:

Step 1:

Head on over to the official DigiLocker website https://digilocker.gov.in/ and click on ‘Sign Up’ to register yourself.

Step 2:

Enter your mobile number in the space provided. Following that, you will receive an OTP, which will be sent to the mobile number that used for your Aadhaar registration. Remember, you need to have an Aadhaar number to be able to avail this service. Once you receive the OTP enter it in the space provided.

Step 3:

Create your own User ID and password to register yourself with DigiLocker.

Step 4:

Enter your Aadhaar number in the space provided and click on ‘Submit’

Step 5:

Following that, you will receive an OTP number once again. Enter this number in the space provided and click on ‘Verify’.

After you have successfully created your user ID, your Aadhaar document will automatically be added to your DigiLocker account.

Step 6:

To upload documents such as your RC, DL and EC, click on the ‘Check partners’ section and select the ‘partner name’ and ‘document type’ from the drop-down menu.

Select the partner name as ‘Department of Transport – Govt. of Karnataka (or whichever state you belong to) and select the document type you wish to upload – Driving License, Emission Certificate or Registration of Vehicle.

Step 7:

Enter your driving license number as mentioned in your driving license. Your license will then be pulled from the Transport Department and included in your DigiLocker account. Similarly, the same procedure can be followed for the other documents like your RC and EC.

Additional Reading: Document Checklist For A Car Loan

Wasn’t that easy? Now your car documents will be available electronically whenever you need them. You can download them whenever needed or you can even access them easily simply by installing the DigiLocker mobile app.

So, the next time you get pulled over, all you have to do is show your electronic vehicle documents on your phone or any other device and flash your pearly whites at our friendly police force.

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4 thoughts on “A Guide To Uploading Your Car Documents On DigiLocker



    1. Team BankBazaar

      Hi Niteesh,

      Thanks for stopping by. Follow these steps below to get your Customer ID.
      Go to https://www.newindia.co.in and you’ll find a Live Chat option at the bottom right corner of the screen. Click on the Live Chat button and you’ll be redirected to the Online support. You’ll be asked for your 20-digit policy number. Once you provide the correct number, you’ll receive your Customer ID. Hope this helps!

      Team BankBazaar

  2. Krishna Nayak

    How do I add my insurance policy in digilocker ??
    I have issued my Car insurance from National Insurance Company Ltd.,
    Pls guide.
    Also pls let me know whether original insurance paper is to be carried with the vehicle mandatorily ??

    1. Team BankBazaar

      Hi Krishna,

      Thank you for stopping by. DigiLocker is nothing but a digital locker to store all your documents. As part of the government’s Digital India drive, it is available both on websites and mobile apps and all data is stored in the cloud.

      DigiLocker is linked to an individual’s Aadhaar card and cellphone number and eliminates the use of physical documents. Once you upload a document in your DigiLocker account, you can also e-sign the uploaded documents, which works like self-attestation of the physical documents.
      Remember that the storage space provided is 1 GB, and the individual file size for upload cannot exceed 10 MB.

      Here are the steps to upload your documents in DigiLocker:
      1. Go to the DigiLocker website or downloand the DigiLocker app on your smartphone. Using your Aadhaar number and mobile number you can create a user ID using an OTP.

      2. Click the upload icon to start uploading a document. In the file upload dialog box, locate the file from your local drive and select ‘open’ to complete the uploading.

      3. To assign a document type to your uploaded file, click ‘select doc type’. This will show a pop up with a drop down selection of various document types. Choose the appropriate document type and click ‘save’.

      4. You can also edit the name of the file using the edit icon next to the filename.

      5. Once uploaded, you can access your digital documents anytime, anywhere and also share it online.

      To avoid the risk of losing or damaging your vital documents such as driving licence, voter ID card or education certificates, you can keep all such documents safely inside your house and carry only the e-copies on your phone using the DigiLocker mobile app.
      The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways has issued a notification that a digital copy of documents such as driving license and a vehicle’s registration, insurance etc. which are stored in DigiLocker mobile app, will now be accepted legally. Original papers or photocopy of the same is no longer mandatory. Hope this will address your concern!

      Team BankBazaar


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