Owning a motor vehicle is a dream for most people living in India. If an individual wishes to drive the vehicle in the country, he has to go through the vehicle registration process that is mandatory as per the Motor Vehicles Act, 1988.
Documents required for vehicle registration process at Regional Transport Office:
- Form 20 i.e. application form for registration of the vehicle
- Age and address proof documents
- Passport size photographs
- Form 21 i.e. sales certificate of the vehicle
- Form 22 i.e. roadworthiness certificate
- PUC certificate
- Insurance of the vehicle to be registered
- For registration of an imported vehicle, customs clearance certificate is required
- Sales tax certificate, if the vehicle has been bought from one state and has to be registered in the other.
- No Objection Certificate from RTO and dealer has to be submitted if the vehicle is bought in one state and registered in another state.
- Temporary registration number
- Invoice of the vehicle
- Design approval has to be obtained from Transport Minister for registration of semi-trailer and trailer vehicles
- Form 34, in case of loan hypothecation
- Applicable application fees has to be paid
The vehicle owner will have to visit the RTO with the above documents. The documents need to be submitted and the applicable application fee has to be paid. On verification of the documents and inspection of the vehicle, the vehicle number is issued to the vehicle owner. After 7 days, a registration certificate is issued that acts as a proof stating the registration of the vehicle.
Re-Registration of a Motor Vehicle in New State
Re-registration of a motor vehicle can be done if the motor vehicle is moved to a different state. The documents required for re-registration of the vehicle are pretty much the same in addition to which NOC has to be obtained from the vehicle financer and the original registering certificate has to be submitted. On submitting the documents and paying the application fee, the vehicle is re-registered within a span of 15 days.
Transfer of Vehicle Ownership at Regional Transport Office
Transfer of vehicle ownership can be done by
- Application for transfer of vehicle ownership which has to be made in Form 29 and 30
- If the vehicle is registered in another state, NOC has to be obtained from the RTO where the vehicle was first registered.
- NOC has to be obtained from the financer if the vehicle is purchased through finance
- PUC certificate
- Vehicle insurance certificate
- Applicable application fees and road taxes
- Registration certificate of the vehicle
- Affidavit stating the sale and purchase of the vehicle
- Age and address proof documents along with passport size photographs.