How to register your new bike through Vahan and RTO portals?

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It is very important to complete the process of bike registration for a new bike by using the portals of RTO (Regional Transport Office) and Vahan.

If you want to adhere to the Motor Vehicle Act, you would have to register your two-wheeler with the RTO. The body regulates such vehicles all over the country. This is why you can visit the RTO that is closest to your location and register your vehicle after you have bought it. Here they would inspect your vehicle, verify it, and allot a registration number to the same.

Ways to apply for registering a new bike with the RTO

Following are some of the steps that you need to follow in this regard:

  • Visit the closest RTO office with your new bike
  • Get Form 20 and submit it after filling it up
  • The documents would be looked at and inspected by the RTO Superintendent
  • After the verification, you would have to pay the RT0 charges for new bike registration at the counter
  • After that, your bike would be inspected by an Inspector
  • They would store the data of your bike in a central database

Forms needed to register your new vehicle 

Following are some of the forms that are necessary for your new bike registration and are available on the VAHAN website:

Form number  Purpose
20 application for registering a new bike
21 certificate of sale
23 registration certificate
24 registration of the motor vehicle
29 notice of transfer of ownership of the vehicle
38A inspection report
50 lading bill
51 insurance certificate for two-wheelers only
54 report of information for accidents
57 foreign insurance

Vehicle registration numbers in India

In India, you have two kinds of registration numbers for vehicles including new bike registration. These two types are permanent and temporary. You get the temporary number before you get the permanent one. The temporary numbers usually have a validity of a month. However, once you get the permanent number from the RTO it means that your ownership of the two-wheeler is firmly established. This also indicates that the bike has been identified based on its chassis and engine numbers.

Documents needed to register a new bike 

Following are some of the documents needed for the new bike registration process:

  • Form 20
  • Form 21 provided by the dealership from which you bought the vehicle
  • Form 22 – roadworthiness certificate provided by the company that made the bike
  • PUCC (pollution under control certificate)
  • address proof or ID with your address in it
  • temporary registration certificate provided by the RTO before the permanent one is issued

Registration fees for vehicles in India 

The following table indicates the RTO charges for new bike in India:

Purpose  Fees in INR (Indian National Rupee)
Bikes 300
cars or light motor vehicles 600 in case of non-transport vehicles
imported cars 5000
imported bikes 2500
Smart Card 200
issuance of duplicate certificate of registration 50% of the charges incurred in registering the vehicle when it was new

The process of checking the registration status of your new vehicle online 

If you want to check the status of your new bike registration you would first have to visit the Vahan website and click on the button that says “application status”. After that, you would have to feed the application number, followed by a click on the button that says “view report”. This will show you the status of your application.

Ways to get a duplicate registration certificate of your bike 

As far as your new bike registration goes the registration certificate of your bike is one of the most important critical documents. The Motor Vehicle Act 1988 mandates that you carry with it all the time that you are driving the bike. However, if it gets stolen or if it gets lost you need to get a duplicate copy by visiting the RTO office or Parivahan Sewa.

Documents needed to get the duplicate copy

Following are some of the documents that you need to get a duplicate of your bike registration certificate:

  • Form 26 – the application form
  • FIR (first information report) from the local police station
  • PUCC
  • copy of the bike’s insurance policy
  • documents such as address proof, PAN (permanent account number) card, driving license, and Aadhar card
  • PAN card copy
  • forms 61 and 60 if you do not have a PAN card
  • pencil sketch of engine and chassis numbers of your bike

The steps that you need to follow in this regard

Following are some of the steps that you have to follow to get a duplicate copy of your bike registration certificate:

  • Visit the Parivahan website
  • Click on the button that says “online services” followed by “vehicle-related services”
  • Choose your state
  • Enter your vehicle registration number followed by “Proceed”
  • Click on the button that says “Basic Services”

How to renew your vehicle registration?

Following are some of the steps that you have to take to renew your bike registration: 

  • Visit the Vahan website
  • Click on “Vehicle-related services” from the dropdown menu named “Online Services”
  • Enter the registration number
  • Click on the button that says “Proceed” followed by “Renewal Registration”
  • Enter the final five digits of the chassis number of your vehicle
  • Click on the button that says “Validate Registration Number/Chassis Number”

The documents that you need in this case 

Following are some of the documents that you need to renew your bike registration certificate:

  • Form 25 for application
  • PAN card copy
  • RC (registration certificate) book
  • forms 61 and 60 in case you do not have a PAN card
  • PUCC
  • pencil sketch of your vehicle’s chassis and engine numbers
  • insurance policy for your two-wheeler
  • bike’s fitness certificate

Conclusion 

As the owner of a two-wheeler, you need to make sure that you have completed the process of your bike registration from the RTO closest to you. This is mentioned rather clearly in the Motor Vehicle Act, 1988. Just as the RC is important for your bike it is important to make sure that you insure the same so that you can keep it protected from unexpected emergencies.

Also Read: What Are the Types Of Two Wheeler Insurance In India: Must Know

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