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New Car Registration Process : Documents, RTO Forms in 2020

New Car Registration Process : Documents, RTO Forms in 2020

Vehicle Registration Process for New Cars in India. Documents for ID and Address Proof as accepted with RTO Forms required for Registration

 

New Car Registration Process - Updated in 2020

  • Are you planning to Buy New Car and Register on Own or through Dealer ? 
  • Do you feel that your Car Dealer is charging you additional Money for registration of your New Car ?

Now, no need to pay any Bribe or any additional sum. RTO has clearly defined document checklist required for Vehicle  registration, here is the Process Simplified for Registration of New Car on Self Basis without any assistance of broker :-

 

Documents to be Submitted for New Car Registration

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 :-

1. Invoice: You need to Procure and Submit both

  • Retail Invoice and
  • Manufacturer Invoice of Car which they have billed to Dealer against stated Chassis Number

If you going to do Self Registration - ensure to ask your Dealer for both Invoice Copies pre hand

 

2. Sale Certificate (RTO Form 21): Effectively RTO Form 21 is what called Sale Certificate. As per RTO, a sale certificate is mandatory to be submitted. This effectively contain details of Vehicle including Model Details, Year and Month of Manufacturing, Invoice Amount

Ask your Car Dealer for providing same before taking in Delivery of Car

 

3. Road Worthiness Certificate (RTO Form 22):  Effectively RTO Form 22 depicts that vehicle sold is in compliance with Safety, Road Worthiness and Pollution Certificate. You need to obtain it in Original from your car dealer if you going for Self Registration. Else, you may even ask a photo-copy of it for your records

Yes - your Car do not need any PUC Check for 1 year from Date of Registration

4. Copy of Insurance : If the dealer doing Car Insurance then Insurance Policy with Matching Engine Number, Chassis number, Name, Address, Model Details as per Invoice needs to be obtained from Car Dealer. Else, if you doing Online or from some agency then you anyway will have it and a copy of same needs to be submitted

 

5. Adding Loan HP (RTO Form 34) : Form 34 (optional for adding loan hypothecation, if vehicle is bought on Finance) 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

 

6. Vehicle Registration Form (RTO Form 20): Effectively, RTO Form 20 is what used for Vehicle Registration. This needs to be Filled and Submitted to RTO along with 

  • Copy of Temporary Registration (Valid for 30 days)
  • Valid ID Proof
  • Valid Address Proof
  • Chassis Imprint on Plain Paper taken by Pencil (Optional and not all RTO ask for it) 

Do note that if you going for Self Registration then Dealer will do Temporary Registration which will be valid for 30 days, Temporary Registration needs to be applied in

 

Additional Documents in case of Car Bought in one State and registered in Other State

ยป IGST (Inter State GST) Bill if your State is different from Original State. Remember GST should not be Paid as CGST, rather IGST Paid Invoice needed. This is very Essential with your address and State Clearly Mentioned

  

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

 

Valid ID & Address Proof Documents for Vehicle Registration

ID & Address Proof. While ID Proof is generally been taken from PAN Card - which is a Mandatory Document in RTO Offices in India, been Sale Transaction is more than Rs 50,000. Below are List of documents accepted as Valid ID and Address Proof for registration Purpose.

ID Proof as accepted in RTO Valid Address Proof for Vehicle Registration
PAN Card  (Its Mandatory Document) Utility Bill - Electricity / Water etc
UID Aadhaar Card - for both ID & Add Proof Election Card
Election Card - for both ID & Add  Passport Copy - Passport should not be expired
Passport - for both ID & Add - should not be expired UID Aadhaar Card Copy
State Government ID Proof Nationalized Bank A/c Statement with 6 month Banking
Driving License (only as ID Proof) Ration Card Copy with Name mentioned in Ration Card
  LIC Policy Certificate with Policy Vintage of atleast 6 month
  Property Registry Papers
  Landline Telephone Bill from Government Owned  BSNL / MTNL etc
  For Rent - Registered Rent Agreement + Police NOC + Landlord Utility Bill + NOC from Landord - accepted in select RTO Offices
  Address Proof Confirmation from Employer - if Employer is PSU / Government Undertaking / State Government Organization

Important: 

a) Driving License is no more considered a document for Address Proof

b) PAN Card is now a Mandatory Document for Registration. Form 60/61 declaration is now not accepted.

c) Some RTO Offices - to curb false registration - now demand for 2 different set of address proof to be submitted by applicant.

 

Cities:- Delhi (Rent Agreement not accepted in New Delhi), Gurgaon, Noida, Faridabad, Ghaziabad, Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Chandigarh, Chennai, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Kanpur, Kerala, Kolkata, Ludhiana,Mumbai, Nagpur, Pune, Thane, Vashi etc.

Do Note: In Case of Utility Bill Submitted or Registry Papers - where address is mentioned in name of Father / Mother - applicant has to furnish relationship proof document. For example - if Electricity Bill is in name of Mother, and son buying a car - then appropriate relationship proof document is required to be submitted in RTO.

Disclaimer:- Above is Tentative List of Documents and are generally been accepted by Most of RTO Offices as ID & Address Proof. However - exact requirement and validity can well be known from respective local RTO where one is registering a vehicle. 

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Comments 119

Guest - mihir jain on Monday, 04 August 2014 22:22

Hi gagan....my dad has booked honda mobilio on his name....can I take the delivery of the car or is it necessary dt he shud be present?..... Kindly reply....

Hi gagan....my dad has booked honda mobilio on his name....can I take the delivery of the car or is it necessary dt he shud be present?..... Kindly reply....
Guest - Raman on Monday, 20 October 2014 13:04

You can take the delivery of the car.All you need to have is an authority letter(or email) from your father to dealer containing your driving license number.

You can take the delivery of the car.All you need to have is an authority letter(or email) from your father to dealer containing your driving license number.
Guest - Gunjan Kapoor on Wednesday, 30 July 2014 15:03

I am driving a rented car and my company wants me to submit the bills. But RC is not on my name but on actual owners name.
Will that bills be entertain ?

I am driving a rented car and my company wants me to submit the bills. But RC is not on my name but on actual owners name. Will that bills be entertain ?
Guest - kulwant singh on Sunday, 20 July 2014 14:08

hi, my brother has moved to Australia and as i am working in Ministry of Defence (DRDO) in bangalore, i would like to transfer his car in my name, what are the steps and does a sales agreement required for changing the ownership within family. And would i be entitled for yearly road tax payment in bangalore for the vehicle ( recent changes in Motor vehicle act in karnataka are confusing).

hi, my brother has moved to Australia and as i am working in Ministry of Defence (DRDO) in bangalore, i would like to transfer his car in my name, what are the steps and does a sales agreement required for changing the ownership within family. And would i be entitled for yearly road tax payment in bangalore for the vehicle ( recent changes in Motor vehicle act in karnataka are confusing).
Guest - Gaurav on Wednesday, 09 July 2014 12:43

Hi Gagan,

I am a rented person residing in panchkula and working in multinational company since 1.5 years (total 8 yrs exp.). I am planning to buy a car with panchkula registration. But the problem is that all the documents I have i.e. passport, ration card, voter id card etc all have my permanent address which is in U.P. I only have rent agreement and owner electricity bill to proof that I am living in panchkula.

Can I get my car registered with panchkula registration (i.e. HR03)

Regards,
Gaurav

Hi Gagan, I am a rented person residing in panchkula and working in multinational company since 1.5 years (total 8 yrs exp.). I am planning to buy a car with panchkula registration. But the problem is that all the documents I have i.e. passport, ration card, voter id card etc all have my permanent address which is in U.P. I only have rent agreement and owner electricity bill to proof that I am living in panchkula. Can I get my car registered with panchkula registration (i.e. HR03) Regards, Gaurav
Guest - Aditya on Thursday, 10 July 2014 06:13

You can register your car in panchkula only if one of your nationalised bank account is in panchkula that is RBI or sbi.and a copy of your passbook will do the needful.so you need to take a residence proof from your company where you are working and submit it to the bank with little form formality.it will be done there and then in five minutes.

You can register your car in panchkula only if one of your nationalised bank account is in panchkula that is RBI or sbi.and a copy of your passbook will do the needful.so you need to take a residence proof from your company where you are working and submit it to the bank with little form formality.it will be done there and then in five minutes.
Guest - Gopi on Tuesday, 24 June 2014 16:54

Hi Gopi here,
I bought a new honda brio in navi mumbai.
i stay in a company provided hotel from past 1 year. i have my bank statement with hotel address from past 1 year I want to register my vehicle are only hotel address itself. is that address proof k for registration. i can provide a letter from a company stating my address proof and an affidavit. is the sufficient to register my new vehicle. p. lease suggest. waiting for your reply. thank you

Hi Gopi here, I bought a new honda brio in navi mumbai. i stay in a company provided hotel from past 1 year. i have my bank statement with hotel address from past 1 year I want to register my vehicle are only hotel address itself. is that address proof k for registration. i can provide a letter from a company stating my address proof and an affidavit. is the sufficient to register my new vehicle. p. lease suggest. waiting for your reply. thank you
Guest - Ram on Monday, 23 June 2014 22:27

Hi Gagan,

Today i booked a new Maruti Swift. On the actual on road cost (excl. perm registration), he took 2000 rs extra stating the amount is for permanent registration and number plate. Is it justified? or he took more amount from me. Can you please clarify?

Thanks in advance,
Ram.

Hi Gagan, Today i booked a new Maruti Swift. On the actual on road cost (excl. perm registration), he took 2000 rs extra stating the amount is for permanent registration and number plate. Is it justified? or he took more amount from me. Can you please clarify? Thanks in advance, Ram.
Guest - Tarun Sharma on Tuesday, 03 June 2014 15:01

Hi,
I am living in chandigarh on rent basis from last 6 months. I wanted to purchase second hand car of chandigarh number. Can I purchase it by submitting rent agreement copy as a id proof document.

Thanks
Tarun Sharma

Hi, I am living in chandigarh on rent basis from last 6 months. I wanted to purchase second hand car of chandigarh number. Can I purchase it by submitting rent agreement copy as a id proof document. Thanks Tarun Sharma
Guest - kapil prajapati on Wednesday, 28 May 2014 15:56

Dear sir,
i am a rented person in baroda and working in multinational company since 2.5 years. i brought new car alto800lxi from baroda maruti showroom. noe the problem is taking a nuber from rto.. they will say that i have to pay 2500rs for gating number for my new car because i am a ranted person, but sir i dont believe to give bribe... so please give me suggestion that whta should i have to do?

Dear sir, i am a rented person in baroda and working in multinational company since 2.5 years. i brought new car alto800lxi from baroda maruti showroom. noe the problem is taking a nuber from rto.. they will say that i have to pay 2500rs for gating number for my new car because i am a ranted person, but sir i dont believe to give bribe... so please give me suggestion that whta should i have to do?
Guest - Manish on Thursday, 22 May 2014 18:26

Hi Gagan,

I have purchased a car (swift dzire) from MP. I have paid all its amount, insurance is done but i have not registered my Car in MP because i am working in Hyderabad so i wanted to take it here. In TR i mistakenly mentioned MP RTO office detail during purchase. Now i wants to either transfer that car to Hyderabad after registering there in MP or i wants to do the registration in Hyderabad without registering in MP. Please suggest me what will be the chip and best process i should follow.

Thanks
Manish

Hi Gagan, I have purchased a car (swift dzire) from MP. I have paid all its amount, insurance is done but i have not registered my Car in MP because i am working in Hyderabad so i wanted to take it here. In TR i mistakenly mentioned MP RTO office detail during purchase. Now i wants to either transfer that car to Hyderabad after registering there in MP or i wants to do the registration in Hyderabad without registering in MP. Please suggest me what will be the chip and best process i should follow. Thanks Manish
Guest - SINHA U.S. on Sunday, 24 August 2014 10:29

Hi Gagan
i would like to purchase a car at vapi honda show room but they are not in a position to deliver the car in my desire date .i contacted at baroda showroom but dealer says that the vehicle should be register at baroda . iam having all related proof of residence at vapi and bank .in this situation what is your suggestion

Hi Gagan i would like to purchase a car at vapi honda show room but they are not in a position to deliver the car in my desire date .i contacted at baroda showroom but dealer says that the vehicle should be register at baroda . iam having all related proof of residence at vapi and bank .in this situation what is your suggestion
Gagan Modi on Thursday, 22 May 2014 13:16

@Vishwas - Which dealer is this & registration not done for 4 months - is it some kind of joke created by dealer. For what has he kept the registration pending, Have you not spoken to HMIL.

Dont let the dealer take you for granted, Take an immediate action on top of voice - by taking it immediately with HMIL and sending mail & letter to dealer through mail. Also - selling unregistered cars to customers is a offence under Motor Vehicle Act -

@KK - RTO allocates a series to dealers in most of the cities. The number you mentioning does not seems to be a vip number
May be should check with Local RTO office for details, does they do any kind of selling like this or the dealer executive is trying to pocket money, just by chance that he has a specific number - which matches with the counting series.

@Vishwas - Which dealer is this & registration not done for 4 months - is it some kind of joke created by dealer. For what has he kept the registration pending, Have you not spoken to HMIL. Dont let the dealer take you for granted, Take an immediate action on top of voice - by taking it immediately with HMIL and sending mail & letter to dealer through mail. Also - selling unregistered cars to customers is a offence under Motor Vehicle Act - @KK - RTO allocates a series to dealers in most of the cities. The number you mentioning does not seems to be a vip number May be should check with Local RTO office for details, does they do any kind of selling like this or the dealer executive is trying to pocket money, just by chance that he has a specific number - which matches with the counting series.
Guest - vishwas on Thursday, 22 May 2014 22:14

Thank Gagan for replying. I have purchased it from Kaizen hyundai Panvel. I have talked to HMIL customer care center at Mumbai and also send numerous mails but to no avails. they show there helplessness and tell us to talk with the dealer. Dealer says there are some financial problems but i have paid all the money.

Thank Gagan for replying. I have purchased it from Kaizen hyundai Panvel. I have talked to HMIL customer care center at Mumbai and also send numerous mails but to no avails. they show there helplessness and tell us to talk with the dealer. Dealer says there are some financial problems but i have paid all the money.
Gagan Modi on Saturday, 24 May 2014 20:45

As per MVA (Motor Vehicle Act) - No dealer can deliver unregistered vehicle to the car buyer.
Its mandatory to deliver car only after atleast temporary registration done.

If dealer show his unwillingness to register (though any such reason mentioned of financial problem in comment never ever heard of), Make a Final Formal complaint to Transport Commissioner or lodge a case in Consumer Court.

As per MVA (Motor Vehicle Act) - No dealer can deliver unregistered vehicle to the car buyer. Its mandatory to deliver car only after atleast temporary registration done. If dealer show his unwillingness to register [i](though any such reason mentioned of financial problem in comment never ever heard of)[/i], Make a Final Formal complaint to Transport Commissioner or lodge a case in Consumer Court.
Guest - Vishwas on Saturday, 31 May 2014 12:58

Hi gagan
How to approach to the transport commissioner. How looks after Panvel RTO.
Please explain the procedure in details.
Regards

Hi gagan How to approach to the transport commissioner. How looks after Panvel RTO. Please explain the procedure in details. Regards
Guest - Vishwas on Thursday, 17 July 2014 22:01

Hi,
Gagan
Finally registration of car is done and i received my RC card.
My car is Grand I10. But on RC card it is only I10. Remaining all details are OK.
Is it ok or shall i change it.
Regards,
Vishwas

Hi, Gagan Finally registration of car is done and i received my RC card. My car is Grand I10. But on RC card it is only I10. Remaining all details are OK. Is it ok or shall i change it. Regards, Vishwas
Guest - KK on Thursday, 22 May 2014 06:49

Hi Gagan, I bought a car from Bangalore. The dealer is not charging me anything for the car registration. But, is saying if I need a counting number (eg. 1234 = 1) I need to pay Rs. 4000/-. Or else if I do not want to pay anything then I will get a random number from the running series in the RTO. So, is this Rs. 4000/- thing correct or is he charging more ? And if yes, how much does it cost then.

Thank You

Hi Gagan, I bought a car from Bangalore. The dealer is not charging me anything for the car registration. But, is saying if I need a counting number (eg. 1234 = 1) I need to pay Rs. 4000/-. Or else if I do not want to pay anything then I will get a random number from the running series in the RTO. So, is this Rs. 4000/- thing correct or is he charging more ? And if yes, how much does it cost then. Thank You
Guest - vishwas on Monday, 19 May 2014 11:59

Hi, Gagan,
i have bought a Hyundai I10 car . delivery of car was given in january 2014 after much delay. But still the car is registered to RTO & i have not got number plate for my car as dealer is not paying Registration amount to Local RTO. Now 4 months have passed and i am not able to use my car due to this. I have paid all dues to dealer during car booking time itself. Please advice as i am really fustrated and confused what to do.

Hi, Gagan, i have bought a Hyundai I10 car . delivery of car was given in january 2014 after much delay. But still the car is registered to RTO & i have not got number plate for my car as dealer is not paying Registration amount to Local RTO. Now 4 months have passed and i am not able to use my car due to this. I have paid all dues to dealer during car booking time itself. Please advice as i am really fustrated and confused what to do.
Guest - ahmad on Thursday, 24 April 2014 11:45

i want to open my self car manufaturing firm i will make new cars and want to sell them among the people,for that which kind of certification will i required to open my own car manufacturing firm

i want to open my self car manufaturing firm i will make new cars and want to sell them among the people,for that which kind of certification will i required to open my own car manufacturing firm
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