What’s Car Registration?
According to the Government of India, it’s mandatory to get your new car registration done. It’s not allowed for vehicles to run on the road without registration.
A Vehicle Registration is like an Aadhaar Card number, but for the vehicle. It’s a unique identification number by which it can be recognized. The vehicle registration includes the following information:
- Chassis Number
- Engine Number
- Body Type
- Fuel Type
- Vehicle Color
- Manufacturer Details
- Model Details
- Registration Number
- Full Name of the Owner
The details of the owner are attached to the registration so that in case the car is used for any illegal activity, it can be traced back to you.
In most cases, the dealer takes care of the registration process for us. However, on the off chance that they didn’t, here’s everything you need to know about the process.
Car Registration Process
With the digital revolution, all government processes are becoming a lot easier. The same goes for car registration. These days, you can get all the necessary registration forms, along with the necessary information, in a website called Vahan.
You need to fill up all the necessary forms and take the car to the Registration Authority Office (RAO). This is absolutely mandatory and no registration can be complete without a physical analysis of your car. This includes checking the emission and pollution levels and making sure that you’ve got a valid car insurance
and there’s proper identification for the vehicle’s owner.
Once the RAO gives the green signal for the vehicle and it’s deemed alright, you need to clear all the fees for the vehicle. Different states will have different processes for this depending on their taxation rules. Generally speaking, your fees is directly proportionate to the ex-showroom price. Higher the price, higher the fees.
Once the fees are paid out, you get a ‘Temporary-Registration’ (TR) which is valid for a period of 30 days. You’ll receive your proper registration number and card within a month.
Necessary Documents for Car Registration
1. Retail and manufacturer Invoice of Car.
2. RTO Form 21, i.e., sale certificate, which needs to be given to you by the dealer.
3. RTO Form 22, i.e., pollution certificate, needs to be obtained and submitted to RTO.
4. A valid car insurance cover note.
5. RTO Form 34, i.e., Adding Loan HP, needs to be filled and submitted if the car was financed.
6. A copy of Temporary Registration.
7. RTO Form 20.
8. Chassis imprint.
9. A self-attested ID proof, along with PAN card and address proof.
Ensure that you have all these documents required for a new car registration beforehand to go through the registration process faster.