Bike Registration Transfer
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Bike Registration Transfer
As bike Registration Certificate (RC) transfer is facilitated both within the state and to other state, individuals owning a bike must be aware of the processes involved in it. However, it also consists of complying with several formalities and providing necessary documents to effect this transfer.
You must also know that transfer of bike RC encompasses two aspects. One is that of ownership transfer while the other refers to a transfer from one Regional Transport Office (RTO) to another. An RTO transfer can be initiated both within the state as well as from one state to another.
Nevertheless, intra-state transfer of bike RC, i.e. from one RTO to another in the same state, is rare as well as not mandatory. Hence, for the convenience of understanding, let’s keep the reference of RTO transfers to inter-state transfers.
Now, take a look at bike registration transfer and its requirements for the intra-state and inter-state processes.
Bike Registration Transfer within a State
When a pre-owned bike is sold to another person, a bike RC transfer is required. It is thus primarily a transfer of ownership and possession of a bike from a previous owner to a new one along with a transfer of all legal rights and liabilities.
So, if you were a buyer purchasing a used bike and keep it in the same state, you will be required to undergo the intra-state bike RC ownership transfer process.
The two-wheeler registration transfer process requires submission of a handful of documents that handover a bike’s legal ownership from a seller to the new buyer.
Submission of all necessary documents also fulfils several legal compliances required during transfer of bike ownership from one person to another.
Bike registration transfer can ensue under three circumstances:
- After the bike is sold to another person; which is again divided into
- Sale from the owner
- Sale by a third party
- On the bike owner’s demise
- After its auction
While all primary documents required for bike RC transfer remain the same under all three circumstances, you need to provide additional documents to comply with circumstantial ownership transfer within the state.
Documents Required for Bike RC Transfer within State
The list of documents that must be transferred to a new owner of the vehicle or submitted during bike registration transfer includes the following.
- Registration Certificate book
- PUC certificate
- Bike insurance policy
- The bike’s chassis and engine print
- Sales receipt
- Deed of transfer
- Road tax certificate
- Identity proof of the buyer
- Address proof of the buyer
- Buyer’s PAN card or Form 60/61, whichever is applicable
- Passport-sized photographs of both the buyer and seller
- NOC from the concerned bank for the clearance of all dues if the bike was purchased on loan
Bike RC Transfer Fee
The cost involved in RC transfer of a bike includes the following -
- Fees to be paid to the RTO for ownership transfer completion vary from Rs. 30 to Rs. 35 depending on the state.
- Smart card fees to be paid to the RTO amounting to Rs. 200.
Bike RC Transfer Process within State
Once a buyer collects all documents, the transfer process follows two simple steps.
Step 1 – Application form submission
A seller must apply for bike ownership transfer to the buyer. In an instance of the owner’s demise, the new owner must submit this application.
Step 2 – Document submission/transfer
Next, a seller must hand over all necessary documents to be transferred to the buyer. Alongside, both buyer and seller must submit other documents for transfer process completion.
Follow it with a payment of applicable fees to complete the transfer process.
Bike Registration Transfer Online - within State
A few states/cities have further eased the process of two-wheeler RC transfer by facilitating it online. For example, when initiating two-wheeler RC transfer in Delhi online, you need to visit the online portal ‘Parivahan’ to start with this process.
Next, fill up the necessary application form and proceed with online document submission. Also, pay applicable fees on this portal and complete the process.
Bike RC Transfer from One State to Another
Similar to RC transfer of bike within a state, you must complete the process of transfer when moving from one state to another as well. However, as compared to transfer within a state, the purpose of bike registration transfer from one state to another is to notify the initial RTO where this bike was registered as well as the new RTO of such transfer.
It also results in granting permission to use this bike in a new state. It thus requires obtaining a NOC from the old RTO as well. A transfer of registration certificate from an existing owner to a new one also involves a transfer of bike insurance policy. If the policy has expired, the buyer must purchase a new plan to abide by the motor vehicle safety rules.
Plus, a previous owner must also obtain a No Claim Bonus (NCB) certificate before insurance policy handover as it is non-transferable. A certificate so obtained can be used to avail discount on buying a new vehicle insurance policy.
Documents Required for Inter-state Bike Registration Transfer
Document requirement for inter-state transfer of bike registration certificate is similar to that of transfer within the state. However, it also involves the submission of additional documents listed below.
- NOC from the RTO where the two-wheeler was initially registered
- CMV Form 28
- A report from No Crime Record Bureau (NCRB) to certify the vehicle’s non-involvement in any anti-social or criminal activities
- Receipt of road tax from the new state of RC transfer
A two-wheeler RC transfer process must be completed through document submission and fee payment within 45 days of ownership transfer.
Bike RC Transfer Fee - from One State to Another State
The bike RC transfer fee from one state to another varies depending on its state of transfer. Usually, the charges applicable for such transfer are:
- Transfer fees between Rs. 30 and Rs. 35 for regular motorcycles. For imported bikes, its fees extend up to Rs. 100.
- States where smart cards are applicable, an additional payment of Rs. 200 needs to be made to obtain the same.
Bike RC Transfer Process - from One State to Another
Follow the bike RC transfer process mentioned below to complete such transfer from one state to another.
Step 1 – Bank’s NOC if bike purchased on loan
For a motorcycle purchased on loan, its owner must first obtain a NOC from their lender to transfer it from one state to another.
An owner must, therefore, approach his/her concerned bank and submit all required documents to obtain the NOC.
Step 2 - NOC from the RTO of bike’s initial registration
The next step is to obtain a NOC from the RTO where the bike was initially registered. For instance, when transferring the bike from Delhi to Kolkata as a result of sale or relocation, the owner must apply to the concerned RTO in Delhi for such NOC.
To do so, you must submit the essential documents required for such NOC, like the application form, NOC from the bank, Form 28, NCRB report, bike’s chassis imprint, etc.
Step 3 – Re-registration in the new state’s RTO
Once transferred from the RTO of initial registration, the bike must first have a registration with the new state’s respective RTO. To do so, you must approach the concerned RTO of your locality in the new state with all essential documents.
In case of sale and bike transfer to another state, the transferable documents must be registered in the new owner’s name before such submission.
Once submitted, bike RC transfer will be completed in a few days and certificate will be issued to the owner/buyer. This process is, however, not required in the case of temporary travel to a new state, which can be allowed for up to 12 months.
Bike Registration Transfer Online - from One State to Another
The process of online bike registration transfer when moving from one state to another requires you to do so through the dedicated online portal ‘Parivahan’. You can do so by applying for NOC and submitting a soft copy of necessary documents to the new state’s RTO through this portal.
However, the online transfer process in the case of inter-state RC transfer will be possible only when both states facilitate the digital process.
This was all about two-wheeler RC transfer within the state as well as from one state to another. Make sure to keep all the documents ready for a hassle-free completion of RC transfer. Also, check the transfer status periodically to speed up the process and obtain new RC at the earliest.