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Documents Required to Buy a New Car in India

What Are the Documents Needed to Buy a Car?

List of Documents Required at Different Stages of Buying a New Car in India

Type of Document

Type of Document

Name of Document

Application Form

Form 20

Sales Certificate

Form 21

Road Worthiness Certificate

Form 22

Emission Control

PUC Certificate

Certificate of Clearance

Customs Clearance Certificate for imported four-wheeler

Proof of Sale

Manufacturer and dealer tax invoice

ID Proof

Driving Licence, PAN Card, Aadhaar Card, Passport

Address Proof

Driving Licence, Aadhaar Card, Passport.


Copy of Car Insurance Cover Note

Temporary Registration Certificate

Copy of Car Insurance Cover Note

On Finance or Loan

Form 34 (Signed by financier and owner)


Non-Judicial Stamp Paper


Challan receipt

The above table consists of all the documents that an RTO may demand at registration.

You are here means you have acquired the knowledge of all the documents needed to buy a new car if you are an Indian resident. Apart from that, you can transfer your vehicle registration from one state to another. You will have to present the current registration certificates, NOC papers (Form 27) from the financing bank, and other copies of documents required during registration. 

Moreover, apart from the excitement of owning a car, you need to be well prepared with all the paperwork to make the process smooth. Remember to note all the details in writing from the dealer at the time of booking so that you don’t get cheated by the dealer. When you decide to buy a car, clear your mind and arrange all the documents mentioned above and other documents demanded by the dealers to ease the purchasing process.

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