Re-Registration of Vehicle

Re-registration of a vehicle is required if the vehicle needs to be shifted to a different state or has been used outside the registered state for more than a year. One can apply for vehicle re-registration by filling out the RTO Form 25 and submitting all the essential documents at the nearest Regional Transport Office (RTO) in their state or city. 

After successful verification, the RTO will issue a new RC after inspecting the vehicle. Following that, the registration can be renewed every five years as long as it is deemed safe and roadworthy. It is also important for all vehicle owners to renew vehicle RC after 15 years as per the Motor Vehicles Act of India.

Here, we have discussed in detail the vehicle re-registration process and the list of documents required for verification.

Re-Registration of Vehicle for Inter-State Transfer

It is important to re-register vehicles during an interstate transfer as per the Motor Vehicles Act. All vehicle owners must follow the steps provided below for re-registration of vehicle:

Step 1: Get No Object Certificate

The following are the processes to get a No Objection Certificate.

  • Submit a self-declaration affidavit to the RTO (on Rs. 10 stamp paper signed by a Notary). In this document, you must declare that all vehicle-related documents are valid and there are no outstanding debts against your vehicle.
  • Obtain a letter of authorisation from the NCRB (National Crime Record Bureau) stating that your vehicle is not stolen.
  • Obtain Form 35 from the financier (if the vehicle is still financed).
  • To acquire an NOC from the RTO where the vehicle was initially registered, submit three duly completed copies of Form 27 and 28, along with NOCs obtained from the NCRB, financier, and Traffic Police.
  • At the RTO, you must also present documents such as an insurance certificate, a PUC certificate, a registration certificate/smart card, identity evidence, address proof, and a copy of the chassis imprint.
  • Following completion of documentation, the RTO will issue the interstate vehicle transfer NOC within 2-3 weeks.

Step 2: Get the Original Documents

To re-register your car in another state, you must produce original copies of the following documents.

  • Original vehicle documentation includes the registration certificate/smartcard, the insurance, and the Pollution certificate.
  • The original car invoice is required for the RTO to determine the road tax based on the vehicle's depreciation.

Step 3: Road Tax Payment

Once you have all of the required paperwork, you can relocate the vehicle to another state and apply for a new registration certificate. To apply for a new RC, you must submit the following documents.

  • Vehicle documentation includes the original RC/Smartcard, the vehicle invoice, the PUC certificate, and the insurance certificate.
  • Documents for ownership transfer (in case of a used car).
  • Identity and address verification (Aadhaar Card, PAN Card, Voter ID, and so on).
  • Form 33 (New Address Information).
  • Passport-size photos and a self-attested attestation (if necessary).
  • Receipt of road tax payment.
  • Form 20 (Application for Re-registration).
  • Once the vehicle has been registered in another state, you can apply for a tax refund from the state where it was initially registered.

Documents Required for Re-Registration of Vehicle

Here are the documents needed for vehicle re-registration:

  • Duly filled out Form 25.
  • Original Vehicle Registration Certificate.
  • Certificate of Pollution Control (PUC).
  • Copy of the car owner's PAN card as well as Form 61 (if applicable).
  • Proof of payment for road taxes.
  • Vehicle Insurance Certificate.
  • Certificate of fitness.
  • Owner identification by signature.
  • Pencil print of the vehicle's chassis and engine number.

How to Renew Vehicle RC after 15 years?

You can complete the RC renewal process at the RTO where the vehicle was initially registered. 

The steps to renew vehicle RC after 15 years are given below:

Step 1: Fill out Form 25 with the necessary information.

Step 2: Submit the completed form and all relevant documentation to the RTO.

Step 3: You may be required to pay car taxes. Make your payment at the appropriate counter, if applicable.

Step 4: Bring your vehicle to the registering authority for inspection.

Step 5: Pay the re-registration cost at the appropriate counter and obtain the receipt.

Step 6: The RTO will send or deliver the renewed registration certificate to you.

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