• Documents Required for Two Wheeler Insurance Renewal

    Having bought your dream bike or scooter, you would want to ensure its safety and keep it in pristine condition. However, amid all the weaving through traffic and squeezing through the tightest of corners, there is a high chance of a dent there or a bit of paint coming off here. With trips to the garage or bodyshop becoming ever more expensive, what is a motorist to do?

    That’s where two wheeler insurance comes to the rescue. Not only does an insurance policy protect you from injury in the event of an accident, a comprehensive policy also reimburses you for any repairs your two wheeler might need.

    With two wheeler insurance made mandatory by the Indian government, all vehicles are to be registered and require a basic insurance policy to be able to ply on roads.

    So you’ve bought your insurance policy and being a two wheeler one, it is up for renewal.

    Renewing your insurance on time is extremely important as your coverage lapses the minute the policy expires. In the unfortunate event that you are involved in an accident or any untoward situation while riding, this could lead to unpleasant repercussions, especially if there is damage to a third party or third party property.

    Thus renewing two wheeler insurance on time is essential as it keeps you and your vehicle protected at all times.

    As the date of the insurance renewal approaches, there’s no need to run from pillar to post to fill up forms and get all your documents in order. Insurers have made provision for online policy renewal, making it easier for policyholders to renew their insurance policies wherever they are.

    When renewing your two wheeler insurance policy, simply visit the website of your insurer and follow the steps outlined to renew your insurance in a simple and hassle-free manner.

    Two Wheeler Insurance Renewal Documents:

    The documents required to renew your two wheeler insurance policy are a statutory list issued by the Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India (IRDAI), thus making them common to both private as well as public sector insurance companies.

    The detailed list of documents to be submitted along with the insurance policy renewal form is given below:

    • Policyholder’s details such as name, date of birth, address, gender, occupation.
    • Policyholder’s driving licence information.
    • Vehicle registration number and registration certificate (RC) number.
    • Old two wheeler insurance policy number.
    • Credit/debit card/net banking details (for online payments).

    The above information can be found on the old policy document.

    There are times when individuals wish to change their insurance provider . As per directives from the IRDAI, individuals can switch insurance providers during or on completion of the existing policy term. If you wish to change your insurance provider and renew your insurance policy, you are required to submit the following documents at the time of renewal:

    • Proof of identity documents (passport/driving licence/Aadhaar card/PAN card/government issued photo ID).
    • Proof of address documents (passport/driving licence/bank or post office passbook/government issued address proof).
    • Recent passport sized photograph.
    • Policyholder’s contact details such as name, address, date of birth, gender, occupation.
    • Policyholder’s driving licence information.
    • Old insurance policy number.
    • Two wheeler’s registration number and registration certificate (RC) number.
    • Credit/debit card/ net banking details (for online payments).

    The above documents are to be submitted along with the insurance renewal form and upon verification, the two wheeler insurance policy will be renewed.  

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