If you are planning to sell your car, remember it is compulsory to have the ownership of the vehicle transferred in the name of the buyer. And this is exactly what is known as RC transfer. As per the Motor Vehicle Act, 1988, section 39A, a vehicle is allowable to be driven in public roads only after its registration by the respective authority for registration and registration within 7 days from the delivery date of the vehicle is mandatory in India. Hence, the registration certificate is a certified document which acts as proof that the vehicle is listed and recorded in the records of the Government of India.
RC transfer is critical since it ensures that the vehicle and all legal obligations are being transferred in the name of the buyer. RC transfer not only completes the process of buying and selling of the vehicle but also essential to avoid any future problems and difficulties pertaining to the registration of the vehicle and insurance policy etc. Though buying and selling vehicles have become easy in recent times, you must know the process of RC transfer of a vehicle. Let’s take an exhaustive view of how to transfer RC. We are going to cover the below topics:
Registration Certificate is of two types as below:
After selling your car, you need to apply for the RC transfer within 14 days from the date of sale of the vehicle. You must intimate the RTO and then you need to apply for the ownership transfer of the vehicle with a specified list of documents which are as follows:
In the midst of a busy life and when everything is moving at a fast pace, it might happen that you may lose your important documents and RC is surely one of those vital documents. What happens when you lose the original registration certificate? There might be other situations (mentioned below) also where you would not know what to do? Don’t panic, you just need to know the correct process and documentation and then go ahead and apply for a duplicate registration certificate. Stated below the process for your easy understanding.
There could be some other scenarios where you would need to obtain a duplicate RC. For your ease we have listed them as below:
When your RC book is lost, stolen, or damaged you need to follow the below process
Here given belowlist of RC fees for some of the main group of vehicles:
Category of Vehicle
Light Motor Vehicle for Non-Transport
Light Motor Vehicle for Transport
Vehicles carrying medium goods
Motor Cycle which are Imported
Vehicles carrying heavy passengers
A motor vehicle which is Imported
Vehicles carrying medium passengers
Vehicles carrying heavy goods
Other vehicles not included in the above list
If you are having a question as to what happens if you get transferred to another state for any valid reason or you may want to sell your vehicle outside the domain of the registering authority or to any other state, can you transfer your vehicle to that state? Well, the answer is yes, you can. How and in what way, are some aspects which we will see below to understand the same.
You will have to give an application to go ahead to the respective RTO where the vehicle was originally registered. Let us see the required documents for this process.
You also have the option of changing the address in the RC book once you are shifted to a different state. The Motor Vehicle Act 1988 permits you as a owner of the vehicle to register a new address where there has been a modification of the address of the residence in the certificate of registration. You need to apply for the address change with a certain set of documents which are as follows:
If the owner of the vehicle dies, the buyer will have to submit the below-mentioned documents for transferring RC of the vehicle in his or her name. The vehicle must be re-registered by the legal heirs of the owner who is deceased.
The RC is sent at the registered owner’s house within a period of 7 days. However, you can also know your RC transfer status, by visiting the official site of https://vahan.parivahan.gov.in/vahanservice/vahan/ui/statevalidation/homepage.xhtml by filling the registration number and the RC transfer status will be showing.
So, now you need not worry as to what to do when you get transferred to a different city or the RC or the smart card is lost, damaged etc. You know exactly what to do and whom to approach. You just need to follow the steps and proceed with the RC transfer. Remember, adhering to the rules pertaining to any vehicle will make your life easier and next time you know what to do.
All the pertinent documents like Form 28 -NOC, Form 29 -Transfer of ownership, Form 30 -Intimation of transfer, copy of the two-wheeler insurance policy, PUC and RC are to be transferred to the buyer of your vehicle. While doing the sale you need to notify the RTO.
The Road Transport Office, Delhi has made the RC transfer process online.
NOC is essential when you want to get a new registration mark in the new state. NOC is mandatory from the RTO where the vehicle is registered when the vehicle is getting transferred from one state to another.
Only after obtaining the NOC you will be able to re-register your bike in a different state. The certificate of NOC from the RTO implies that the department has no issues with any of the processes connected to any bike transfer of that vehicle.