Steps involved in the process to transfer your car ownership offline is mentioned below:
Step 1 - Notarise the Agreement of Sale
The first step involves notarising the agreement of sale. This agreement states the payment to be made for a sale; it also relays the status of ownership transfer.
An agreement of sale includes details like:
- Mode of payment (cheque, DD, etc.)
- Registration certificate
- Condition of the vehicle
Step 2 - Fill the Necessary Documents and Submit the Same
After the payment has been made, both the parties have to sign Form 29 (two copies) and Form 30 (one copy) and submit these with the local RTO.
Form 35 also has to be submitted in case the vehicle is still under hypothecation. You also have to submit a No Objection Certificate, availed from the bank.
Step 3 - Hand Over the Necessary Documents
You have to hand over documents like registration certificate, insurance certificate, PUC certificate, etc. to the buyer. Note that you do not have to hand over your vehicle’s invoice.
Step 4 - Application for Clearance Certificate
Next, the buyer has to apply for a clearance certificate from the RTO. He/she has to furnish a requisition letter to avail this certificate along with a self-addressed envelope affixed with stamps and the documents received from you.
Note that this process may differ with states and RTOs. A buyer may also have to submit additional documents in this step.
He/she will have to attest all the documents with the RTO head and submit these to the office. The RTO will provide an acknowledgement form against this submission. Post successful application, the clearance certificate will be sent to the buyer via mail.
Step 5 - Application for Transfer of Ownership at the New RTO
Next, the buyer has to pay the ownership transfer fee to the new RTO. He/she will be provided two payment receipts, which have to be attached with the following documents–
- Registration certificate
- Clearance certificate
- Address proof document
- PUC certificate
- Form 29 (two copies)
- Form 30
- Self-addressed envelope affixed with stamps
- Passport-sized photograph
He/she will receive an acknowledgement form after submitting these documents. The new registration certificate will be mailed to him/her via mail.
It should be noted here that additional steps may be involved if there is a requirement for submission of Form 32 and Form 35.
You can also transfer car ownership online through the ParivahanSewa website operated by the Ministry of Road Transport & Highways.
Note that you have to apply for transfer of ownership in favour of the buyer. Also, this process involves some offline steps.
After visiting this website, follow these steps mentioned below to transfer car ownership online:
Step 1 - Click on the “Online Services” tab and select “Vehicle Related Services”.
Step 2 - Enter your vehicle registration number and click “Proceed”.
Step 3 - Click on Misc (TO/CoA/HPA/HPS/HPT/DupRC).
Step 4 - Enter your mobile number and click “Generate OTP”.
Step 5 - Enter the OTP and click on “Show Details”.
Step 6 - Select “Transfer of Ownership” under “Application Selection”
Step 7 - Under the “Transfer of Ownership Details” enter these details:
- New owner’s details.
- Current address.
- Permanent address.
- Insurance details.