The procedure to transfer car RC online is expected to be launched soon. Currently, many minor process or status of an application can be checked online even though the application must be completed offline.
The steps for transferring car registration offline are discussed below in detail.
- Filing the first set of documents to the RTO where your vehicle was originally registered is the first step while transferring RC. Once the NOC is received, authorities will be adequately informed of the transfer making the next steps far easier.
- Depending on the RTO where you are registering your vehicle, you can have 6 months to a year of time to re-register your car. It is important that you check the expiry date of NOC to avoid a hassle in completing the transfer to a different state.
After submission of the application form and relevant documents mentioned in the second set above, RTOs usually issue the new registration number and smart card (or blue book) within a few days.
- The final step of claiming the refund of road tax is vital to ensure that you have not paid the same charge across 2 states. While re-registration fees include road tax charges, the same charges were already paid during the first registration.
Consequently, after completion of registration, you should file for a refund with the third set of documents mentioned above.
After filing, the new RTO requests the old RTO for authentication. This involves CRTI, and the actual refund process begins only when the first RTO receives CRTI.
Typically, the refund of road tax is a lengthy process and can take up to 6 months.
Fees: The car registration transfer fee varies over different states since it also consists of the road tax along with a few other ancillary expenses. While it is as low as Rs.1500 in Haryana, it can go up as in case of UP where it stands at Rs.10,000.
While both types of car registration transfer are discussed above, you must keep in mind a few additional things as well. In case there is a lender or financer involved, you must obtain their NOC too.
Additionally, depending on the exact location and the RTOs involved, you should also check the specific fees for the transfer.
It is also imperative that you check the minor details like dates involved, minor charges, etc. to avoid any chance of unnecessary expenditure.