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Apr 5, 2023

Vehicle Re-registration Process in India: A Step-by-Step Guide

When you purchase a new car, there are a few formalities which you need to take care of as a car owner. One out of two important formalities include purchasing a motor insurance policy for your brand-new car. The second formality includes getting your car registered with the regional transport office (RTO). When your vehicle is registered, you are allowed to drive your car legally on the road. However, there can be situations where you may need carry out the re-registration your car. These situations include:
  1. Completing 15 years with the same car
  2. Shifting to another state
  3. Transfer of ownership to someone else
In either of these situations, vehicle re-registration should be completed. But before getting to the procedure of getting the re-registration done, let us understand some situations.

 Situations Requiring Vehicle Re-registration

Some situations may need a car to get re-registered with the RTO. Let us know more about them:
  1. Completing the 15-year Period

When you purchase your car, it is provided with a fitness certificate having a duration of 15-years. After this duration is over, you need to get a new fitness certificate. If your car is found to be not fit during the fitness check, repairs may be recommended by the authorities before the certificate is issued. Without this, your car may also not get re-registered.
  1. Shifting to Another State

You may be required to shift to another state for an indefinite period because some commitments. If the stay is for a year or more, the re-registration of your car needs to be done. Failure to do so might get you fined and additional action might be taken by the authorities.
  1. Transferring the Ownership

The transfer of ownership of the car might take place in two instances:
  1. If the car is being sold to someone else
  2. The original owner of the car passes away

How to Re-register the Car?

  1. Re-registration After 15-years

You are required to submit the following documents to the RTO for re-registration:
  1. Form 25
  2. Original RC of your car
  3. Updated road tax payment receipt
  4. Copy of your motor insurance
  5. Copy of your PUC certificate
  6. Copy of your PAN card (Form 60 or 61 if you do not own a PAN card)
Once these documents are submitted, they will be verified, and your car will be re-registered. You can carry out the re-registration of car online after 15 years as well by visiting the government’s Parivahan Sewa website. You will need to:
  1. Select ‘Online Services’ from their main menu
  2. Click on ‘Vehicles Related Services’
  3. Choose your state of residence
  4. Choose the RTO for re-registration
  5. Click ‘RC related services’ in the list of ‘Services’ option
  6. Select ‘Renewal of registration’
  7. Provide the registration number of your car
  8. Provide your car’s chassis number
You can submit these details and make the payment to complete the procedure.
  1. Shifting to Another State

You will need to submit the following documents for re-registration:
  1. An NOC from your current RTO, for which you are required to provide Form 27 and 28
  2. An NOC from a lender from whom you have purchased your car using a loan. This NOC is required by the RTO
  3. An NOC from the National Crime Record Bureau to prove that the car is legally owned by you and not stolen
  4. Proof of address of where you shifting to
  5. Copy of PAN card
  6. Receipt for the payment of road tax and registration fees to the RTO of where you are planning to shift
Once these documents have been submitted, the RTO will verify and process them.
  1. Ownership Transfer

If the car is being sold to someone else, the following documents are required to be submitted to have the car re-registered:
  1. Car’s original RC
  2. Form 29
  3. Form 30
  4. Proof of address of the buyer
  5. Copy of PAN card
  6. Payment of fees for the transfer of ownership
If the original owner of the car passes away and the car needs to be re-registered to the next of kin, the following documents need to be submitted:
  1. Original RC of the car
  2. Owner’s death certificate
  3. A letter or certificate from the proper authority stating the person as a successor to the original owner
  4. Declarations of no objection from the family of the owner
  5. Form 20
  6. Proof of address of the successor
  7. Copy of PAN card

In a Nutshell

These steps can help you have a smooth re-registration of your car if either of the situations mentioned above arise. It is important that you keep your policy updated to avoid any complications. *Standard T&C apply Insurance is the subject matter of solicitation. For more details on benefits, exclusions, limitations, terms, and conditions, please read the sales brochure/policy wording carefully before concluding a sale.  

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