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The vehicle RC (Registration Certificate) of a vehicle is an official proof of registration of any motorized vehicle. The Motor Vehicles Act makes it mandatory for all motor vehicles in India to be registered with the registering authorities based on the location where the vehicle is supposed to be used. A vehicle cannot be used in any public place in the country without a valid registration certificate. The RC of a private/non-commercial vehicle is valid for a period of 15 years from the date of registration. Post which, the registration certificate needs to be renewed in an interval of 5 years. Irrespective of the brand, make, or model of the vehicle, all vehicles must be registered under the purview of the Motor Vehicles Act.

1. How To Apply For The RC Book? 2. Details Mentioned In RC Book 3. How To Convert RC Book to RC Smart Card?
RC Book for Two Wheeler in India
RC Book for Two Wheeler in India

Process To Apply For The RC Book/RC Smart Card

Vehicle dealers in India are authorised to carry out the vehicle registration for a new vehicle on behalf of the vehicle owner. When the vehicle is registered by the dealer, it is only delivered to the buyer after the registration process is complete. The buyer of the vehicle also has an option to approach the local RTO in order to register their vehicle. After verification of all the documents and inspection of the vehicle, the registering authority issues the vehicle registration certificate (RC) and assigns a vehicle registration number. Below mentioned are the documents required to be submitted for vehicle registration in India.

  1. Application in CMV Form 20
  2. Form 22 provided by the manufacturer of the vehicle
  3. Form 21 provided by the dealer of the vehicle
  4. Vehicle Insurance Certificate
  5. Address proof of the vehicle owner:
    • Aadhaar Card
    • Ration Card
    • LIC Policy
    • Affidavit by the applicant
    • Self-attested copy of address proof
  6. Form 34 attested by the vehicle owner and the financier (In case of hypothecation)
  7. Vehicle registration fee
  8. One time road tax receipt
  9. Vehicle receipt from the dealer
  10. Passport sized photographs of the vehicle owner

For registration of commercial vehicles, the registration number is assigned and a fee receipt is issued to the applicant after all the documents are submitted. The fee receipt should be kept safely by the applicant until the RC is issued to them.

Details Mentioned In RC Book/ RC Smart Card

Following are the details that are declared in an RC Card:

  • Vehicle registration number
  • Name of the registered vehicle owner
  • Address of the vehicle owner
  • Body type of the vehicle
  • Cubic capacity (CC)
  • Date of vehicle registration
  • Details of Hypothecation
  • Engine number of the vehicle
  • Fuel type
  • Month and year of vehicle manufacture
  • Registration validity
  • Seating capacity of the vehicle
  • Signature of the owner
  • Vehicle Chassis number
  • Vehicle class
  • Vehicle Colour
  • Vehicle Maker’s class
  • Vehicle weight
  • Wheelbase

How To Get Duplicate RC

In case you lose or misplace your vehicle registration certificate, you may apply for a duplicate registration certificate. The application for duplicate RC should be made by the owner of the vehicle in Form 26 along with the following documents:

  • Police FIR copy (Reporting loss of RC book)
  • Application in CMV Form 26
  • Form 26 attested by the financer (In case the vehicle is covered by finance)
  • Registration fee as prescribed in Rule 81 (CMV Act)
  • Tax Receipt
  • Tax payment details of last 4 quarters
  • Car or Two Wheeler Insurance Certificate
  • No objection certificate (NOC) from vehicle financier
  • PUC Certificate

Process To Convert RC Book to RC Smart Card

The application for converting paper RC book to RC Smart card should be made to the superintendent of traffic and the following documents must be submitted at the RTO along with the application:

  • Copy of insurance certificate
  • Copy of PUC Certificate
  • Prescribed fee to be paid
  • Original RC book

Once all the documents are submitted at the RTO, the RC smart card can be obtained within a week.

Two Wheeler Insurance Reviews

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  • HDFC Ergo Two Wheeler Insurance
    "Cost effective policy"
    0.5 5.0/5 "Blown Away!"
    Recently i have been renewing the policy for quite number of year. The premium amount was Rs. 1800 per year. Due to low premium amount, i have selected this HDFC Ergo. I have not faced with this policy and currently no claim experience with this policy
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    , bangalore
    Reviewed on Dec 14, 2018
  • United India Two Wheeler Insurance
    "Good Policy"
    0.5 4.0/5 "Great!"
    My two wheeler is insured with United India insurance from last 1 year, a premium of Rs 1600 has to be paid for this insurance policy. There was no claim experience so far from this insurance policy. I am happy with the plan benefits and policy coverage of this insurance.
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    , bangalore
    Reviewed on Dec 14, 2018
  • ICICI Lombard Two Wheeler Insurance
    "Smart Protection for bike"
    0.5 5.0/5 "Blown Away!"
    I have Access 125 bike for that I took policy in ICICI lombard, the premium amount is around Rs. 1800 its 2 years model. They gave me good insured value with third party cover, in Hyderabad the insurer got tie up with many service centers even they are providing no claim bonus.
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    , hyderabad
    Reviewed on Dec 14, 2018
  • ICICI Lombard Two Wheeler Insurance
    "Smart Protection for bike"
    0.5 5.0/5 "Blown Away!"
    For my Yamha zs bike, I have taken the bike insurance policy from ICICI Lombard. By paying the premium around Rs.1600 and they gave me the insured value around 32,000. It has the third party cover even it include for the loss , damage and other things.
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    , hyderabad
    Reviewed on Dec 14, 2018
  • L and T Two Wheeler Insurance
    "Its Good"
    0.5 5.0/5 "Blown Away!"
    L&T GENERAL INSURANCE gives me more benefits on the bike policy, the premium which I paid around Rs. 3500 for bike policy they gave me the IDV value around Rs.1.16 lakh. I have Yahama bike, there is no claim experience. I have been using this policy from the day one.
    Was this review helpful? 0
    , chennai
    Reviewed on Dec 14, 2018
  • Bajaj Allianz Two Wheeler Insurance
    "Good service"
    0.5 4.0/5 "Great!"
    I have been using Two wheeler insurance with BAJAJ ALLIANZ GENERAL INSURANCE for long time, the agent had explain me about there policy coverage,there benefits clearly, till now i have not use claim experience, there premium amount they have charged me was nominal, i am happy with there overall service.
    Was this review helpful? 1
    , hyderabad
    Reviewed on Dec 13, 2018
  • Bajaj Allianz Two Wheeler Insurance
    "Best Policy"
    0.5 5.0/5 "Blown Away!"
    I have taken two wheeler insurance from BAJAJ INSURANCE insurance for this. I made the payment for 1 year through the on-line banking . Customer service and response is average as they have explained the benefits of the policy . It has good policy coverage with good policy benefits.
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    , bangalore
    Reviewed on Dec 13, 2018
  • National Insurance Two Wheeler Insurance
    "Good Two wheeler insurance policy"
    0.5 4.0/5 "Great!"
    My two wheeler insurance policy was taken with National. When i purchase the bike, the dealer has provided the policy with National and I've been continuing the policy continuously for 9 years. I used to pay the premium amount of Rs. 1800 and they used to charge according to the bike model and year. I have not checked the coverage value.
    Was this review helpful? 0
    , new delhi
    Reviewed on Dec 13, 2018
  • New India Two Wheeler Insurance
    " Satisfactory policy for my bike"
    0.5 4.0/5 "Great!"
    I have friend working with New India Assurance, they generated the policy, they done things easier way, the premium is less than others, I have three years of policy the IDV value remains same. I have taken third party liability plan for my bike.
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    , bangalore
    Reviewed on Dec 13, 2018
  • New India Two Wheeler Insurance
    "Its Affordable"
    0.5 5.0/5 "Blown Away!"
    I believe New India assurance two wheeler policy premium is nominal for one year policy, but I don't have any claim. I have no much paper work hence I have taken the bike policy through dealer. They gave third party cover liability its good for me.
    Was this review helpful? 0
    , ludhiana
    Reviewed on Dec 13, 2018
  • HDFC Ergo Two Wheeler Insurance
    "Good Policy"
    0.5 4.0/5 "Great!"
    I have my two wheeler insured with HDFC ERGO from last 1 year, a premium of Rs 1000 has to be paid every year for this insurance policy. I have no claim experience so far with this insurance policy. I am happy with the plan benefits and policy coverage of this insurance.
    Was this review helpful? 0
    , chennai
    Reviewed on Dec 13, 2018
  • Reliance General Two Wheeler Insurance
    "Good Policy"
    0.5 4.0/5 "Great!"
    I am having a two wheeler insurance with Reliance general from last 1 year, i am not aware of the premium amount for this insurance policy. I did not claim anything so far with this insurance policy and the coverage value is good in this insurance.
    Was this review helpful? 1
    , bangalore
    Reviewed on Dec 13, 2018
  • ICICI Lombard Two Wheeler Insurance
    "Good Policy"
    0.5 5.0/5 "Blown Away!"
    My dealer has provided me a two wheeler insurance policy with ICICI Lombard when i purchase my bike. I have paid the premium amount of Rs. 2500. They have given me a 100% coverage and it covers for all the parts of the vehicle. Since the premium was high i was not continued with the same company and i had no claim experience with this policy.
    Was this review helpful? 0
    , mumbai
    Reviewed on Dec 12, 2018
  • HDFC Ergo Two Wheeler Insurance
    "Fine and Good"
    0.5 5.0/5 "Blown Away!"
    I have purchased a two wheeler insurance with HDFC ergo. I have renewed the policy last month. Since the premium amount is very low, i have selected this HDFC Ergo. I have paid the premium amount of Rs. 2200. They have offered me a coverage value of Rs. 2 lakhs. The vehicle has covered upto 80%.
    Was this review helpful? 0
    , mumbai
    Reviewed on Dec 12, 2018
  • ICICI Lombard Two Wheeler Insurance
    "Good Policy"
    0.5 4.0/5 "Great!"
    I have not connected with the ICICI customer care service. I bought the policy in 2017. The dealer has provided me this policy when i purchase my bike. I have paid the premium amount of Rs. 5000. This policy has a coverage value of Rs. 50000. I have not claimed anything from this policy.
    Was this review helpful? 0
    , jodhpur
    Reviewed on Dec 12, 2018
  • Bajaj Allianz Two Wheeler Insurance
    "Good policy for vehicle"
    0.5 4.0/5 "Great!"
    Within a second they have renewed the policy from Bajaj Allianz. There is no particular reason for choosing a bajaj Allianz and the branch is nearby my location. The premium amount of Rs. 2070 per year. I have not claimed anything in this policy. I never interacted with their customer care also.
    Was this review helpful? 2
    , bangalore
    Reviewed on Dec 11, 2018
  • Bajaj Allianz Two Wheeler Insurance
    "Good Insurance for two wheeler protection"
    0.5 5.0/5 "Blown Away!"
    The two wheeler services with the Bajaj Allianz is good, the premium amount is nominal, I have paid the cost around Rs. 1900 for one year, I have first party insurance and personal accidental cover. But there is no claim bonus available with this insurer.
    Was this review helpful? 0
    , gurgaon
    Reviewed on Dec 11, 2018
  • ICICI Lombard Two Wheeler Insurance
    "Good Policy"
    0.5 4.0/5 "Great!"
    I have my two wheeler insured with ICICI LOMBARD from last 1 year, a premium of Rs 3000 has to be paid for this insurance policy every year. There was no claim experience so far with this insurance policy. I am happy with the policy benefits and plan coverage of this policy.
    Was this review helpful? 1
    , hyderabad
    Reviewed on Dec 11, 2018
  • ICICI Lombard Two Wheeler Insurance
    "Good Policy"
    0.5 4.0/5 "Great!"
    My two wheeler is insured with ICICI Lombard from last 1year and it is a good policy to use. I am happy with the policy benefits and plan coverage of this insurance. Rs 4000 has to be paid as an an insurance premium and i have no claim experience.
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    , lucknow
    Reviewed on Dec 10, 2018
  • ICICI Lombard Two Wheeler Insurance
    "Good Policy"
    0.5 4.0/5 "Great!"
    My two wheeler insurance is with ICICI LOMBARD from last 3 years, a premium of Rs 1900 has to be paid as an insurance policy. There was no claim experience so far with this insurance and the coverage value is good in this car insurance.
    Was this review helpful? 1
    , ahmedabad
    Reviewed on Dec 10, 2018
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