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Vehicle Registration Process : New Car RTO Registration Guide

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Know the Vehicle Registration Process for New Cars in India. RTO Process and Guide with Forms, Documents Checklist with RTO Charges and Fees in India



New Car Registration Process

Do you feel that your car dealer or broker is charging you extra sum for registration of your new car or for smart card.

As long as the document checklist is known, its not at all difficult to get the registration done, Know the Process for doing Registration of New Car without any assistance of broker :-


Documents to be taken from New Car Dealer

Ensure that you collect the documents from the car dealer at best before taking the car delivery, it will save you time and further follow ups :-

- Invoice: Copy of Retail Invoice of Car... Also ask dealer to hand you over the Manufacturer Invoice of Car (which is mandatory for self registration at time of delivery of car)

- Sale Certificate: As per RTO, a sale certificate is mandatory to be submitted, RTO Form 21 needs to be submitted by dealer. In case, dealer do not do so you can also get it downloaded from our RTO Form Section of Mycarhelpline

- Pollution Certificate: Form 22 depicts Pollution Certificate and is required to be obtained and to be submitted to RTO confirming that the vehicle sold is in compliance with Safety, Road Worthiness and Pollution Certificate

- Copy of Insurance Cover Note : A copy of Insurance cover note (if issued by dealer or issued by agent) also needs to be submitted in RTO

- Adding Loan HP : Form 34 (optional for adding loan hypothecation, if vehicle was financed) to be additionally filled and submitted. Form 34 requires stamp and sign of Banker. A Dealer can assist you in same, wherein registration would be done by you

- Copy of Temporary Registration (which dealer has done before releasing the car. Normally temporary registration is valid for 30 days)


Other Documents

- Self Attested Valid ID and Address Proof of seller.. A Valid Document should be one as per prescribed list of RTO (Driving License, Copy of Election Card, Passport, Aadhaar UID Card are best documents as they contain both ID and address else, one may consider submitting them separately like :- PAN Card for ID Proof and Nationalized Account Bank Statement for Address Proof. Government Employee ID Card will also serve the purpose. Other documents could be LIC Policy)

- Form 20 for Car Registration need to be submitted

- Have a copy of Chassis Imprint done of the car (through pencil)

- Cheque or Cash Payment to be done for payment of Road Tax, Registration Fees and Smart Card (as per prescribed slabs of RTO).  (Note:- All Registration Fees is based on Gross Ex-showroom Price of Vehicle before discounts... Copy of PAN Required could also be required where Registration fees is in excess of Rs. 50,000)


For More Information on RTO forms and RTO Charges, refer

- Vehicle Registration Forms - Download copy of all registration forms

- Vehicle Registration Fees - Know the Registration Slabs in all major cities of India

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Gagan is CEO of Modi Online Ventures. Completed his Management from one of Top B-Schools, he has worked with Maruti Suzuki, ICICI Bank for close to 7 yrs and later on ventured into business post April 2011.


  • Guest
    Job Tuesday, 08 April 2014

    Hi Gagan,
    I booked a Honda Amaze under car exchange and car loan on March 31st. The dealer said that they had completed the invoice and sale deed (online) but Form 20 is not signed yet and also the car is waiting for registration this week. But now, my brother wants to change the car (Hyundai i20). Is it possible now? Actually, when I enquired with the Sales Mgr of the dealer, I was told to pay 30000 for the cancellation.
    Kindly advise here.

  • Gagan Modi
    Gagan Modi Tuesday, 08 April 2014

    30,000 Rs for cancellation ?? Is the sales manager some kind of goon !!

    When the car is in showroom and not registered and neither delivered - how can he demand 30K rs for cancellation and for what ?? Is there any paper on which you signed and stated that they will take 30,000 rs for cancellation. Such kind of things even come u/s 420 of cheating.

    Take Honda Cars in Loop immediately and take strong action - The Manufacturer is good and will surely help you in coming out of this mess created by dealer
    1800113121 - Customer Care and write to them too :- customer_relations@hondacarindia.com

  • Guest
    kalpesh Friday, 04 April 2014

    Hi sir I want to buy new car in Delhi and want to register /passing in Maharashtra what documents are to be required it is possible.

  • Guest
    KANCHI SAI PRRASAAD Wednesday, 02 April 2014

    Hi sir i'm planning to buy a car for my parents as a gift, here i did a mistake i choose Dzire Tour model on 31/03/2014 (Invoice is also generated on the day itself) but immediately my dad was change his mind set from Dzire tour to Celerio but showroom Team leader says it is not possible to change now, i asked him have completed the TR(Temporary Registration) He said NO then what's the problem to change Invoice i asked them they quite for certain time.

    Can i have a chance and authority to change the vehicle even after Invoice generated without Temporary Registration...?

    Please revert me back as soon as possible

  • Gagan Modi
    Gagan Modi Wednesday, 02 April 2014

    Hi Kanchi Sai Prasad,

    Invoice if done can be cancelled and reversed, not only in Automobiles, but in any business
    Have you made complete payment to dealership ? Even if yes - still invoice bill can be reversed

    As long as car is unregistered and you have not taken delivery, yes (to the best of our view) - its much possible to change the vehicle make & model
    You immediately take Maruti Suzuki in loop - speak to there local office, also have word with customer care (1800 102 1800) - write a mail to them and speak too

    Ensure that papers are not sent for registration in meanwhile. If required - take GM / owner in loop - tell him that as Dzire tour is used primarily for commercial nature, same was not informed or aware of and now you intend to take Celerio and hold papers for registration

    Also - keep them appraise of interaction with Maruti Suzuki too !! All the best !

  • Guest
    Praveen Wednesday, 19 March 2014

    I already booked a car in kerala and still the vehicle is in show room. Can i do temporary registration in kerala and a permenant reg in banglore? I am having a rented house in banglore and i have a post paid mobile bill as address proof. I havent paid road tax in kerala yet.
    Please advice.

  • Guest
    vnvsiva Kumar Friday, 14 March 2014

    I AM A PSU EMPLOYEE WHO Purchased 2 wheeler on Chennai in 2008 and paid full tax. Now I got transferred to Bangalore. I want to pay annual tax to Karnataka govt. What are the forms required to be filled in ...what are the proofs to be provided .. and what is the amount of tax payable. Pls help never in this.

  • Guest
    subash Friday, 28 February 2014

    Without a PAN CARD can i register the new car. As I am agriculturist. As i have no PAN CARD, What the process for the restration of the new car and documents required.

    Thanks in Advance

  • Guest
    subash Friday, 28 February 2014

    My father have bought a new car @3.8L on finance . There are asking for the PAN CARD for the registration,while buying there did not saying about it, as my father is an agriculturalist, he get income from agriculture . As the LOAN and Bought the car in the name of my father. How can register for getting the permanent number in father name . ORElse there is any possible that can i change to my name ,as i working . I have the documents .

    Thanks in Advance

  • Guest
    Sandip Roy Tuesday, 25 February 2014

    Hello Gagan,

    I am planning to buy an used car registered in Gurgaon HR registeration.
    As my permanent address is in Kolkata,WB so I have all my address proof like
    Rent agreement
    Idea mobile bill
    MTS internet bill
    Icici bank ac
    Address proof on company letterhead(pvt ltd)

    In my local address .
    Please advice if these are sufficient to transfer the car on my name in gurgaon or do I require more documents at my present address.

  • Guest
    Chinmaya Tuesday, 25 February 2014

    I bought my bike on 12th jan , I went to RTO on 4th of feb to get the permanent registration I have completed all the formalities den i was told u will get ur number plate from the showroom from where u have purchased the bike. I am still waiting for the number let me know how much time it will take to get permanent number. Also will the number come at showroom or at my house.

  • Guest
    GOURAV KUMAR Sunday, 16 February 2014

    I bought my vehicle 4 months back, I met with an accident I do have insurance but vehicle is not yet registered and temporary registration is also expired.

    Will insurance cover for my vehicle.

  • Gagan Modi
    Gagan Modi Wednesday, 19 February 2014

    See - If the temporary is been expired and papers were not submitted for registration - then legally its an offence to drive a car under Sec 192 of Motor Vehicle Act
    Certificate of Registration proves that a motor vehicle has been duly registered to you in accordance with the Indian Motor Vehicle Act, 1988

    Insurance claims have certain important factors wherein certain documents and details like
    > RC Copy needs to be submitted
    > Who was driving the car
    > Driving License

    So if the vehicle registration is not done and neither the papers are submitted in RTO , it seems much difficult to get the claim passed from the insurance company

  • Guest
    Ankit Wednesday, 12 February 2014


    My name is Ankit, I just wanted to inquire about the bike registration in Pune, what n all documents are required for a person from outside Maharashtra. Is registered rent agreement is manditory for the registration or a notrazied rent agreement is also valid. I'm facing a lot of problem in getting a bike as i'm a outsider and frankly is feels like i'm a non resident or may a foreigner who is struggling too hard to get a bike in a foreign land :)

    Can you plese help.


    Ankit Munjal

  • Guest
    Jaideep Monday, 27 January 2014

    Hi I recently moved into Mumbai from Delhi. Currently I am staying with my sister and am planning to buy a car in Mumbai. Can I get the car registered in Mumbai. I do not have a rent agreement as I am staying with family. Also all my documents (Passport, Voter icard, aadhar card and etc) bear my permanent address in Delhi. Please advise me on the documents needed when I go for buying and registering the vehicle

  • Guest
    harsh Thursday, 02 January 2014

    Hi gagan,
    First of all Happy new year to you.

    recently, I had purchased Maruti Alto k10 from a dealer at Chandigarh.
    Now please let me know that is it beneficial to register my vehicle at a local address(rented one) at Mohali or at my permanent address of Jalandhar.
    How many times i have to take my car to jalandhar for registration and what will be the issues anybody can face if the vehicle is registered at local address instead of permanent one.
    Thanks in advance
    harsh !!!

  • Guest
    prakash Tuesday, 31 December 2013

    Hi ,

    I have purchased polo recently . Due to my family customs , my dad advised me to take delivery of car on FEB 2 ,2014 . Dealer told us that they have done temporary registration on December 28 th . As temporary registration valid for one month , it will expires by date of vehicle delivery . Is it advisable to get registration before delivery itself ?

  • Gagan Modi
    Gagan Modi Thursday, 02 January 2014

    Yes, Temporary Registration is valid for 30 days only
    Also - its not advisable to hold the car at dealer outlet for over 30 days - if you have made entire payment and temporary regtn + invoice done,
    there's a probability of mis-use also - which cant be ruled out too.

  • Guest
    Dev Thursday, 26 December 2013

    Dear Team

    I have just shifted from Jaipur to Gurgaon in December 2013 first week. I am planning to buy Swift VDI before 31 Dec 2013 ( as I will get good discount ).
    I have taken a house on rent here from 24th Dec 2013 and have got the rent agreement notarised. I do not have telephone bill nor I am a government employee and hence can't submit proof of residence. Yes I do have a LIC policy which I have purchased today on 26th Dec 2013 as LIC few plans were closing and the address on LIC policy bond will come as Gurgaon address. Since LIC takes 1 month to provide the bond currently I am having the receipt of premium paid of LIC which states Gugaon Address.

    Pls suggest me wheather I will face any problem while registering the vehicle in Gurgaon RTO. The dealer says that it will be done but I have read few posts which states that dealer will try to sell the vehicle and post that he may deny his responsibilty of Registration.

    Please guide.

  • Gagan Modi
    Gagan Modi Thursday, 26 December 2013

    Legally, yes the car can not be registered basis Recent rent agreement
    Also, Technically speaking, yes the registration part is only offered as a service gesture by dealer, acting as intermediary by submitting documents on behalf of customer to the respective rto office. So - dealer can well shed away from onus, if the documents are not in order or not complete.

    Now, is the dealer charging some kind of money - under the table.. What is the commitment level, is he asking for any documents, is he only an exec or manager

    I would not like to comment in black and white, but do know that most of the people who stay in Gurgaon are Rented and at present as per Haryana RTO - 2 copies of Valid Address Proof are required, make your own estimates about salaried class in Gurgaon and will they be having 2 documents !!

    List of Documents Considered as Address Proof
    Election Card , 6 month Old LIC Copy, Passport, If Employer is State or Central Govt, Letterhead Confirmation, Ration Card with Affidavit

    NOTE : Following documents accepted as proof of Address & Age, Supported by Affidavit attested by Public Notary/ Magistrate:
    Telephone Bill
    Electricity Charges Bill
    Water Charges Bill.
    Certificate issued by the Hostel Wardens in case of students residing in Hostels OR
    Marriage certificate issued by the Registrar of Marriages OR
    Residence certificate issued by the District Administration OR
    Rent deed/Rent Agreement OR
    Police Report from the concerned SHO OR
    Employer certificate in case of Private Limited companies with Identity Card OR
    Certificate of age confirmation in case of illiterate person from Medical Officer of Government Dispensary OR
    House Allotment letter issued by the Govt. Department OR
    Ownership letter issued by the Estate Office.

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