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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 - VAIBHAV N SHAH on Tuesday, 22 April 2014 20:22

HELLO I HAD PURCHASE AN SECOND HAND CAR OF CHERVOLET AVEO FOR RS 175000
CAN PLS GUIDE ME WHAT WILL BE RTO PROCDEURE
AND CHARGES HERE I AM FROM (VADODARA) GUJARAT
HERE AGENTS ARE SAYING THAT I HAD TO 15% OF CAR VALUE
PLS GUDIE ME

HELLO I HAD PURCHASE AN SECOND HAND CAR OF CHERVOLET AVEO FOR RS 175000 CAN PLS GUIDE ME WHAT WILL BE RTO PROCDEURE AND CHARGES HERE I AM FROM (VADODARA) GUJARAT HERE AGENTS ARE SAYING THAT I HAD TO 15% OF CAR VALUE PLS GUDIE ME
Guest - Job on Tuesday, 08 April 2014 07:36

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.
Thanks!

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. Thanks!
Gagan Modi on Tuesday, 08 April 2014 16:38

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

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 on Friday, 04 April 2014 11:28

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.

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 on Wednesday, 02 April 2014 08:20

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

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 on Wednesday, 02 April 2014 09:36

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 !

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 [i](to the best of our view)[/i] - 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 on Thursday, 20 March 2014 03:21

Hi
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.
Regards

Hi 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. Regards
Guest - vnvsiva Kumar on Friday, 14 March 2014 22:12

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.

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 on Friday, 28 February 2014 11:51

Hi
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

Hi 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 on Friday, 28 February 2014 11:47

Hi,
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

Hi, 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 on Tuesday, 25 February 2014 22:58

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.

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 on Tuesday, 25 February 2014 14:57

Hi,
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.

Hi, 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 on Sunday, 16 February 2014 21:53

Hi,
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.

Hi, 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 on Wednesday, 19 February 2014 11:34

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

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 on Wednesday, 12 February 2014 12:40

Hello,

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.

Regards,

Ankit Munjal

Hello, 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. Regards, Ankit Munjal
Guest - Jaideep on Monday, 27 January 2014 14:33

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

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 on Thursday, 02 January 2014 22:51

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
regards
harsh !!!

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 regards harsh !!!
Guest - prakash on Tuesday, 31 December 2013 21:22

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 ?

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 on Thursday, 02 January 2014 10:26

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.

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 on Thursday, 26 December 2013 20:12

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.

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.
Guest
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