Bike Registration Transfer Process Fee and Required Documents


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Updated on Sep 23, 2022

Process Fee and Required Documents for Two-wheeler Registration Transfer

Do you know what is bike registration transfer process? Or what steps are involved and what bike transfer fee you must pay for the process?

You already know that a bike or car needs to be registered immediately after buying it to be able to drive without a hassle on the roads. The registration is required to be done at the RTO or Regional Transport Office. Once you register your two/four wheeler, you get a registration certificate (RC), which serves as a proof that you own the vehicle.

In future, you might need to transfer the registration if you plan to move the bike within the state or to move it from one state in India to another. This transfer process is called the process of RC transfer.

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Procedure to transfer a Bike Registration Certificate?

Bike Registration transfer might be required in case you are moving your bike from one state to another either permanently or for a duration which is more than one year. In this case, the amount of fees, the steps to follow to get the transfer done, as well as the documentations required might differ depending on the type of transfer- within the state or from one state to another.

Also Read: How To Transfer RC From One State To Another?

Bike RC transfer process within a State

Here we are offering the necessary details that you must know to make your bike transfer process easy within a state.

Offline Process 

  • Get the required application for the transfer process
  • Fill the application form
  • Submit the form together with other necessary documents
  • Now, make the payment of the fee
  • The RTO will send the new RC to your address

Online Process 

  • Go to the Parivahan website
  • Choose Online Service option for bike RC transfer
  • Choose the state you live in and proceed further
  • Now, submit the current Registration Number and Proceed further
  • Choose the option of ownership transfer
  • Submit the chassis number of the bike along with mobile number
  • Now an OTP will be generated in your registered mobile
  • Provide the OTP number and finish the verification process
  • Proceed by tabbing the ‘Show Details’ option
  • Finally, pay the required fee
  • Download and keep the receipt with you

Documents required for Two-wheeler/Bike Registration Transfer within a State

Here’s a list of documents needed for transferring bike RC within a state:

  • Bike RC copy
  • Bike insurance copy
  • copy of PUC certificate
  • Engine and chassis print of the bike
  • Transfer deed
  • Address and identity proof of the new bike owner
  • Certificate of road tax
  • Receipt of sales
  • Photos (passport-size) of buyer and seller
  • Form 60/61/PAN card of new bike owner
  • NOC (if needed)

Fee for bike RC transfer (within state)

You have to a pay a nominal fee of 30 to 35 rupees as a bike transfer price, while paying 200 rupees is needed to the RTO as Smart card fee in case of two-wheelers. This amount might vary between 300 to 500 rupees for cars.

Bike RC transfer process from one state to another (within India)

Follow the below steps for registration transfer from one state to another:

  • No Crime Certificate (NCR) from your current RTO
  • No Objection Certification (NOC) from bank (for bikes on loan)
  • Now proceed for the re-registration of the vehicle in the RTO of the new state
  • Provide all required documents and use the name of the new owner in the papers
  • If Road Tax is already paid in the state where you originally registered your number, you can request a refund
  • Now make the payment of the required fee
  • The RC will be sent to the new owner’s address

Documents Required for Bike from one state to another (within India)

Here’s a list of documents needed for transferring bike RC from one state to another:

Like in the case of RC transfer within a state, you would require all the documents mentioned above along with few others for RC transfer from one state to another:

  • Receipt of Road tax from the state of the new owner of the bike
  • Copies of both NCR certificate and NOC certificates
  • Copy of form 28

Fee for bike RC transfer from one state to another

You have to a pay a nominal fee between 30 to 35 rupees as bike transfer charges, while paying 200 rupees is needed to the RTO as Smart card fee in case of bikes. This amount might vary between 1,500 to 10,000 rupees for cars.

Time required for RC Transfer Process

Depending on the RTO of the state as well as the situation of RC transfer, the process might differ. There are many RTOs where registration of a vehicle is done through smart card, while there are others that do not allow such facility. Thus, the time and process of RC transfer depends accordingly. Overall, the time for the process might vary between a week to 3-4 weeks.

How to check Bike RC transfer status

There are two ways to check the RC transfer status as mentioned below:

Online Method:

Here are the steps to follow for checking the RC transfer status online:

  • Go to Parivahan website
  • Select the ‘Online Services’ option
  • Click on the ‘Know Your Vehicle Details’ option
  • Submit the registration number of the vehicle
  • Click on the ‘Search Vehicle’ tab
  • You will get the details

SMS Method:

Here are the steps to follow for checking the RC transfer status through SMS:

  • Go to your mobile’s message service
  • Now, write vahan <space>  registration number of your vehicle
  • Send message to 7738299899


When you sell your vehicle the ownership of the bike also changes. This requires the ownership to be modified in all the valid documents required to drive a vehicle. This is also applicable for Registration Certificate (RC). Thus, one must transfer all the monetary as well as legal accountability related to a two-wheeler while transferring the ownership of the vehicle from one person to another.

It is important for everyone to be aware of the essential details regarding bike transfer process. This is because if you ride your bike without a valid RC, you might get into legal hassle. So, ensure to transfer your RC in case you are planning to buy an already used bike.

Feb 23, 2022
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