• Steps to Transfer Car Registration from one City to Another

    Different Steps to Transfer the Car Registration

    1. Get a No Objection Certificate (NOC) from the Bank
    2. Get a NOC from the RTO where your vehicle is registered
    3. Re-registering process in the new city
    4. Refund of road tax
    5. Cancellation of NOC if you have not moved your vehicle

    You need to transfer your car registration if you are shifting from one city to another. For example, if one is shifting possibly from Delhi to Bangalore, the first step that the car owner needs to do is to re-register his/her car in the state/city he/she is moving to. This has to be done before you get an NOC (No-objection certificate) from the where the car has been registered originally. To help you transfer your car, the whole process has been explained in detail.

    Step 1: Obtain an NOC from the Bank

    If you had taken a loan to buy the vehicle, you would first need to contact the bank and attain an NOC from them. Pay a visit to the bank and submit the necessary details such as proof of address in the new place, reason for transfer (job transfer), etc. The bank will then verify your application of transfer and if all the documents are legitimate, they will hand you an NOC.

    Step 2: Obtain a NOC from the RTO where your vehicle is registered

    Once you receive the NOC from your lender, the next step will be to obtain an NOC from the Regional Transport Office where your car has been registered. For example, if you are moving from Mumbai to Bangalore, you would need to obtain an NOC from the Mumbai RTO. You will have to submit Form 27 and Form 28 along with the copy of the NOC you obtained from the lender. Given below is list of documents that must be submitted:

    • NOC application for interstate transfer.
    • Next, you will have to submit the certificate of registration, insurance document, tax slip, and your current emission test certificate.
    • The original chassis imprint of the vehicle will also have to be submitted.
    • A few copies of CMV Form 28.
    • To speed up the process, you must also obtain an NOC from the police department. This will prove that you are eligible to continue with the process of making the transfer, since you have no cases pending against you.

    As soon as the NOC is obtained from the RTO, you are good to start the process of transferring your car from one city to another.

    Step 3: Re-registering process in the new city

    As soon as you have transferred your car, the first step you will have to take is to re-register your car in the new city. Most RTOs give customers a time of 6 months to a year to carry out the registration, but ensure that you complete the process before the NOC expires. Locate the RTO your area of residence falls under and carry the below listed documents to initiate the process.

    • Original RC copy
    • Copy of Insurance of the car.
    • Copy of the NOC you received from the bank, police department, and the RTO.
    • Form 29-30 for re-registration.
    • Emission test certificate
    • Photo ID and local address proof.
    • Applicable fees like road tax and octroi charges.

    As soon as you have submitted the documents, the RTO will take a few days to issue your registration number.

    Step 4: Refund of road tax

    For example, if the original place of registration is in Delhi, and you have made a payment of lifetime road tax and have then decided to move, you can file for a refund. To do this, you will have to first re-register your car in the new place and then request the RTO where you registered your car to refund the road tax amount. Listed below is the process that you would have to undergo to get a refund of the road tax. You will have to submit the following documents:

    • Road tax refund application.
    • RTO Form 16 which has been self-attested.
    • RC copy with new registration number.
    • Next, RC copy with old registration number.
    • Insurance certificate with new registration number.
    • Finally, Photo ID proof and proof of address.

    As soon as the documents have been submitted, both the RTOs will authenticate whether the re-registration is complete. The RTO of the original registration will then request for a CRTI. Only on receival of the CRTI the process to refund your road tax will begin. The whole process is lengthy and could take up to 6 months for you to receive your refund.

    Step 5: Cancellation of NOC if you have not moved your vehicle

    If for some reason you have decided against moving to another city, you will have to apply for the cancellation of your NOC. To do this, you will have to follow the steps mentioned below.

    • Obtain a NUC (Non Utilisation Certificate) of NOC from the RTO where you first got the NOC.
    • Next, you must obtain an affidavit stating the reason and ensuring that there is no misuse of the vehicle and you want to cancel the NOC.

    If you are transferring the registration of your vehicle from one city to another, the process will seem difficult at the beginning. You can diligently follow the steps mentioned above and get the job done, although it might take at least a month for the whole process to be completed


    1. What are the documents that must be submitted to transfer the RC from one state to another?
    2. The list of documents that must be submitted to transfer the RC from one state to another is mentioned below:

      To Receive NOC from RTO

      • CMV Form 28
      • Chassis imprint
      • Existing PUC, tax documents, insurance policy, and registration certificate
      • Forms 27 and 28

      To Re-Register under the new RTO

      • Copy of the RC
      • Insurance policy of the car
      • NOC from the old RTO
      • PUC certificate
      • Form 29
      • Form 30
      • Identity proof
      • Address proof
      • Self-attested envelope that is worth Rs.30

      For the Refund of Road Tax

      • Application form
      • New RC copy
      • Insurance policy
      • Address proof
      • Identity proof
      • Old RC copy
      • RTO Form 16 that has been self-attested
    3. Is it better to take the help of an agent to ensure that the process of transfer is done faster?
    4. Usually, it takes lesser time for the transfer process in case you use the help of an agent. However, it is better that you complete the process since you can understand the different regulations and laws.

    5. What documents must be submitted in case I’m availing a loan for a used car?
    6. Form 35 and the NOC from the lender must be submitted before the ownership can be transferred or the registration process must be completed in another state.

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