Obtaining a driving license is an important step for individuals looking to drive legally and safely on the roads of Nepal. An individual should be at least be of 16 years old for a two wheeler driving license and 18 years old for a four wheel driving license. It is very important for a driver to be physically and mentally fit for obtaining a driving license. So as a part of the licensing process, it is necessary to provide certain medical documents to ensure that drivers are physically and mentally fit to operate a vehicle.
There may be some exception for some differently abled applicants. The medical tests are conducted in the Department of Transportation Management, on the day of the first visit to the office. Here we will discuss the required medical documents for obtaining a driving license in Nepal, highlighting their significance and importance and the process involved.
Medical test report
Clear vison is key for a safe drive. As part of the medical evaluation, you will need to undergo an eye test conducted by an authorized ophthalmologist or optometrist. Your color vision, visual activity and depth perception will be examined. In Nepal, the minimum visual acuity requirement for obtaining a driving license is generally 6/12 or better with or without corrective lenses.
You can test your color vision from this color vision test here.
Blood group certificate
It’s mandatory to provide a blood group certificate while applying for the driving license in Nepal. The blood group blood group certificate can be obtained from any authorized medical facility or laboratory. You can also get the certificate on the visit day at the Department of Transportation Management Office. This document ensures that emergency responders have crucial information in case of a road accident.
Psychiatric Evaluation (optional)
For individuals with mental health conditions or history of any mental illness, a psychiatric evaluation report may be necessary. This is to ensure that the applicants are mentally stable to obtain a driving license. It is recommended to consult a registered psychiatrist to conduct the assessment and provide the necessary documentation.
Rules for differently abled applicants
People who are differently abled are also eligible to apply for a driving license but only under some conditions. Many differently abled people are seen riding a scooter a driving a car. You need to consult the Department of Transportation management Office, to ensure either your health condition would be a major obstacle in obtaining a driving license.
Obtaining a driving license in Nepal involves meeting certain medical requirements to ensure the safety of both the driver and others on the road. The required medical documents, such as Eye Test Report, Blood Group Certificate, and Medical History Form, play a vital role in evaluating an individual’s physical and mental fitness to drive.
It is important to consult the local transportation authorities or licensing department for any specific guidelines or updates regarding medical document requirements to ensure a smooth application process. Remember, responsible driving begins with ensuring one’s own fitness to operate a vehicle.