Buying a vehicle for yourself is one of the major milestones in a person’s life. These days, vehicles have moved beyond from just being items of luxury or a status symbol, to an item of necessity. Whether for personal use or for business purposes, vehicles play an important role in our lives and it is a major responsibility to be the owner of one. So if you are someone who has recently purchased a vehicle from someone else, or are thinking about buying a second hand vehicle in the near future, then there are certain pointers that you need to consider and keep in mind. The first and most important thing to keep an eye out for is the registration certificate. A vehicle’s registration certificate (RC) is one of the most important documents to have. The registration certificate is an official document that certifies that the particular vehicle is registered with the government of India, and also serves as a proof of ownership. So it is important to have the registration certificate transferred to your name as soon as you purchase the vehicle. While this may seem as a daunting task and may compel you to take the help of a middle man, we have this article to help you take on this easy task yourself.
The first thing to take note of is the fact that you need to apply for transfer of ownership of the vehicle within 30 days of the date of purchase of the vehicle. And this transfer needs to be initiated at your local or zonal RTO. You can get the exact RTO offices details online to know the jurisdiction your vehicle belongs to. Once you have figured that out, the next step is to get a No Objection Certificate (NOC) from the original RTO. This is required if the area you belong to has a different RTO than the seller of the vehicle. Thus, if the original owner of the vehicle had registered the vehicle in an RTO office Telangana has, then the NOC can be obtained by submitting Form 28 there. The NOC will certify that the vehicle has been stripped off its registration in the particular RTO.
After you have the NOC with you, you need to visit the RTO where you want to register your vehicle with the below mentioned documents:
- Form 29
- Form 30
- Original registration certificate of the vehicle
- Insurance card
- Address proof of the buyer
- Valid Pollution Under Control (PUC) certificate
- Copy of G.I.R., or Pan number, or Form no. 60/Form no. 61 (applicable in case of cars)
You need to submit the above documents, along with the registration certificate transfer fee to the concerned RTO. Once the process is complete, you can expect to receive the registration certificate under your name within 30 working days. The process to get the ownership transferred remains the same; however the forms required may vary depending on the case, such as inter-state transfer, intra-state transfer, or transfer within the same city.