How to Transfer Vehicle from One State to Another State in India

To transfer vehicle from one state to another, there is a set procedure that the applicant has to follow and there are a certain set of documents that have to be submitted. There are a lot of formalities that need to be completed before a vehicle from a different state can be driven on the roads of another state.

After the vehicle is transferred from one state to another, the owner of the vehicle has to visit the RTO in his or her area of residence and re-register the vehicle in the new state.

Documents required for transfer the vehicle registration

The documents required for transfer of vehicle registration from one state to another are as follows:

  1. The owner of the vehicle has to provide the original registration certificate from the previous state in which the vehicle was registered.
  2. The owner has to duly fill and submit Form 28. Four copies of the form are to be made if the vehicle is under hire/purchase lease or agreement. Form 28 will grant the permission for the owner of the vehicle to transfer it from the old state of residence to the new.
  3. Form 27 is to be duly filled and submitted by the applicant. It is the application for the assignment of a new registration mark to the motor vehicle.
  4. Form 20 to be duly filled and submitted by the applicant. It is the application via which the owner can register the motor vehicle in the new state of residence.
  5. A copy of the document which can be accepted as address proof of the owner of the vehicle.
  6. A copy of the valid certificate which states that the pollution emitted by the vehicle is under control.
  7. The charges levied for the road tax have to be paid accordingly.
  8. PAN card of the owner of the vehicle and Form 60 or Form 61.

What is Vehicle Registration

Vehicle Registration refers to the registration of a vehicle (two-wheeler/four-wheeler) with the government authority. Its purpose is to establish a link between the vehicle and the owner or user of the vehicle. It dictates that a vehicle is undoubtedly yours as there is a unique identification number.

Meaning and Relevance

The registration of your vehicle means that you have informed the state authority that you own the vehicle and you intend to use it on public road. For registration, you need to pay a road tax at the local Regional Transport Office (RTO). Just like a motor insurance policy is a must, having a registration certificate is also important and mandatory in the country. Not having a registration certificate can result in your vehicle being detained or you having to pay a hefty fine.

How to Apply for RTO Road Tax Refund?

As mentioned earlier, you need to pay a road tax when registering the vehicle. However, if you realize that the amount paid in the previous state was more than the amount charged in the current state, you can claim a refund. It must be mentioned here that you need to ensure that the registration of the vehicle is completed in the new state before claiming the refund. To apply for the refund, you will need the following documents:

  • Filled in RTO form DT, RTO form 16 as application for tax refund.
  • No Objection Certificate (NOC) for transfer of the vehicle from one state to another.
  • Insurance copy of the vehicle.
  • Impression of the chassis number of the vehicle.
  • Copy of the receipt of the road tax paid in the previous state and the new state.
  • Proof of address in the new state.
  • Details of bank account to which cheque will be sent.

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