Friday, 15 June 2012

How to transfer vehicle from one state to another state in India


Hi All,

I am writing this blog to explain to you the process of transferring the car from one state to another state in India. This blog is a result of my experience that I had when I moved from Delhi to Bangalore and took along with me my Maruti Alto.

When I moved my car from Delhi to Bangalore, I did not have any idea of the complexity involved in the transfer or the fact that you need to pay the road tax again in the state where you are bringing the car. If I had known about these facts before, I WOULD HAVE NEVER MOVED MY CAR from one state to another. For a car invoiced at 2.87 L, I had to pay around 40K in Bangalore just as road tax. And this is given the fact that 15K which was taken by the transport company were reimbursed by my company. It would have been much better if I had sold the car in Delhi and bought a new/second hand car in Bangalore.

Anyways, since I got trapped in this cycle of getting the car transferred, I am mentioning below the steps, I had to undertake:

(1)    I went to the RTO office 2 months after coming to Bangalore to enquire about the process to get the car transferred. I was informed that I would need following documents:

a.       Original RC

b.      Insurance

c.       Pollution certificate

d.      Original Invoice

e.      NOC from the RTO, Delhi

(2)    I had all the documents with me except for the NOC which was a news for me. This NOC is basically a document by Delhi RTO stating that they don’t have any issue if the vehicle is transferred to another state. I contacted my relatives in Delhi and requested them to visit RTO get the NOC.

(3)    They approached the RTO but as happens in any Govt office, it was very difficult to get the information. Eventually, they approached an agent who promised to get the NOC for a cost of Rs 3500. The actual fee for the NOC is around 50-100 Rs.

(4)    We continued to follow up with the agent for NOC for two months. He gave various reasons for NOC not being available ranging from there were rains and all files got drenched in water, there was a fire in the office, some files got burned, RTO officers are working on identifying what is damaged and getting the NOC will take some time.

(5)    After 1 month, my relative went directly to the RTO and with the grace of God, we was able to push for the work getting done and I got the NOC 15 days after that.

(6)    Once I had the NOC which was around 5-6 months after arriving in Bangalore, I went back to the RTO office to apply for transfer.

(7)    I was informed by the officers in RTO Bangalore that I will first have to get the address changed for my car and also pay the road tax. Applying for the new Karnataka number will be done only after that. There were some 8-10 different forms to be filled (Form 6, Form 10, Form 27, Form 28, Form 30 etc – these were all Central motor vehicles act forms. There were some Karnataka State motor vehicles act forms also which I had to fill.)

(8)    The clerk in the RTO only gave me 2 forms, she did not have other forms and suggested that I get it from the photocopy shop below.

(9)    I went to the shop, got all the forms, filled all of them.

(10)When I submitted the forms at the counter, the superintendent only picked up 3-4 forms and rest all were returned back to me. (You can judge the level of mis-communication in the RTO office).

(11)She took all the documents from me, calculated the road tax which is around 13-14% of the invoice value. Since my car was 1.5 years old, I was given a discount of 7% of the calculated tax. For an invoice of 2.87 Lakh, tax after discount came to around Rs 38200.

(12)You can only deposit tax upto 3000 in cash. Beyond that, they need a Demand Draft. So I had to come back home. I applied for the DD over netbanking. Got the draft in 4-5 days and I again went back to RTO office.

(13)I deposited the draft and got the receipt for the road tax. In addition to that they also put penalty of around 1500 on me as I should have got my address changed in 30 days of coming to Bangalore. Since I was approaching them after around 6 months, they put the penalty on me. I deposited even that as well.

(14)However, this time, I was informed that I will have to obtain two additional documents:

a.       SCRB Report (State Crime Records Bureau) need Vidhan Saudha in Bangalore. This report will indicate that my vehicle is not stolen. They gave me a letter which would help me in getting the SCRB report.

b.      I will have to obtain the vehicle inspection certificate from the RTO inspector. This will indicate that vehicle is physically present in the state and a Govt officer has seen it with his eyes and the vehicle is in driving condition.

(15)I had to come back home again and plan for going to the SCRB on a working day. I took a half day leave, went to SCRB office and to my surprise, I got the letter in just 15 mins (there was no other customer there).

(16)I again went to the RTO for getting the vehicle inspection done. I went around 10:30 AM which is the opening time of the office. I had thought I would get the inspection certificate and then complete the remaining formalities. When I checked with the people there, I was informed that inspector sits on the main road near the RTO as he has to inspect the private and commercial vehicles and they suggested me to come in the afternoon around 1 PM. Since I could not wait for that long, I came back home.

(17)I went again around 1 PM after a couple of days, only to be told that inspector already did one round of inspection and he has headed back to his chamber for lunch. The next round of inspection would happen around 3 PM. I again came back home.

(18)Again after 2-3 days, I went around 12.15 PM. There was a person (definitely not the inspector) who was sitting on the Govt table and chair and was filling forms for a lot of commercial vehicles. I checked with him when will the inspector come, he told me that he would come around 1-1.30 PM. I was sceptical from my previous experience. I waited for some time but since there was no sign of the inspector, I thought he would have cancelled his pre-lunch inspection cycle. At 12.45 PM, I was about to leave for home when inspector came over. He asked me to take the imprint of the engine number and chassis number on the car into the form. I ran around, bought a pencil, somehow took the imprint.

(19)Inspector signed on the form but also wrote something on the back side of the form. I was assuming that it would be some code for the clerk to take fixed amount from me. He then asked me to go back to the RTO office for further processing.

(20)I went back to the office. I had to take signatures of the main officer in RTO on my inspection certificate. There was a big line (mostly of people wanting a driving license), the peon somehow put me in front of the queue. I went in, got the signatures and I was done. To my surprise, no asked for any money. Probably, it was a lucky day for me.

(21)I then went back to the Superintendent who had calculated the road tax for me. He checked all the documents and asked me to submit it to the front office clerk. The front office clerk took all the documents and gave me a date 3 weeks later to come and collect the new registration documents.

(22)I went to the RTO on the designated date at 4 PM (The delivery time is 4 PM to 5 PM). For 45 minutes, no one took pains to search for my file and complete the process even though there were not many people there.

(23)When I again requested them, they said my Delhi RC is a smart card and they cannot change address on that. They need a booklet form of RC for changing the address. So they asked me to deposit another Rs 105 to get the paper booklet.

(24)The cash counter was closed for public dealing even though there was a person sitting there. To my surprise, a lady officer took money from me, went to the cash counter from inside the office and got it done. She then also went and got the paper RC prepared.

(25)What I got now was a RC (registration certificate) which was a Karnataka booklet but the registration number still remained the Delhi number. They just changed the address in that to my Bangalore address and mentioned that I have paid Karnataka road tax. They also took my original Delhi RC (never to be returned back).

(26)This completed first part of the process. After so much ordeal, I converted my smart card RC into a paper RC with just the address changed and Road tax paid mention in the booklet.

(27)I asked the superintendent about the next steps and how I will get a Karnataka registration number. She told me that NOC that I had submitted in duplicate (the one which I got from Delhi, you would get 2 copies of the NOC and you need to submit both in Bangalore RTO) will be sent back to Delhi for confirmation that it is not fudged and Delhi office actually issued that NOC.

(28)She told me to come back after 3 months and enquire with them if they received any response from Delhi. If they would have, I will get the Karnataka number only then.

(29)I went to the RTO office after 3 months to check if they received any response from Delhi. The lady there told me that I have to apply again for Karnataka number and submit the following documents:

a.       My original paper RC that I got from Bangalore RTO

b.      Insurance

c.       Pollution certificate

d.      An application on plain paper requesting RTO for a Karnataka number

(30)The lady told me that only when I submit this application, they will check if they got any response from Delhi. If they did not receive anything, process will continue.

(31)I came back home from the RTO.

This is the current situation. I still need to apply for a Karnataka number as per step 29. The only thing I have gained from this whole process is that it is mentioned in my RC that I have paid Bangalore road tax. If a traffic officer catches me, he cannot fine me on that account. Getting a Karnataka number is going to be another round of struggle in the RTO I guess.

One thing I am definitely sure of is that if and when I leave Bangalore, I am not going to take this car with me. I will sell it here in Bangalore only. It would be easy to sell a Karnataka number car in Bangalore hence I will still pursue to get it.

As and when I complete that process, I will update this blog with more information.

My advice to anyone who intends to transfer a vehicle from one state to another would be read through the above process and get yourself mentally prepared for all the hassles you are going to face. I did not pay any bribe in the whole process and I did not approach an agent. Probably, going through an agent (which definitely means spending money on bribe) might have made my life easier but I guess since this was the period in which Anna Hazaare was protesting against corruption, this has some impact on my psyche as well.

Thank you all for reading it.

Abhishek Jain


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Hi Friends,


Writing after over 3 years. Since I had a booklet form of RC with Bangalore address and it also mentioned that I have paid road tax in Bangalore, It was good enough for me. It would have kept me out of any troubles.


But eventually, I decided to sort out the issue and get the Karnataka Number so that when I decide to sell the car, I can do it smoothly.


In the meantime, I happened to visit RTO for two my other vehicles - for one vehicle - to get the address changed and for the second - getting the bank hypothecation removed. To my surprise, the situation has improved significantly. Was it because the RTO changed its office to a larger setup or because of improved governance, I am not sure. Any way, I was able to submit the above two requests for 2 of my other vehicles in around 2 hrs. The RTO made me run around from counter to counter, counter to Photocopy shop, back to counter, back to shop for envelope etc but still, I could complete all of that in 2 hrs. I am yet to receive the revised RCs for the changes I have submitted but hopefully, they would process it (keeping fingers crossed).


The above experience encouraged me to try my luck on my original Delhi Vehicle to try and get a Karnataka Number. Hence:


(1) I visited the RTO next week keeping entire first half day of Saturday just for this job. Reached office around 10 AM. They have clearly pasted instructions on what all is required to get the vehicle transferred.(2) Since I have shifted house from the address mentioned in the paper booklet RC, I had planned to just give the request for change of address and in the process trying to get the Karnataka number. 
(3) The officer came after 1/2 hr. I submitted my form. As expected, he asked for NOC and Tax paid receipt. I told him all of that was submitted 3 years back. For my luck, it accepted.
(4) He calculated the charge for change of address and issuance of smart card.
(5) One point in my favor was that if RTO accepts the request for change of address and issues smart card, it is improbable that they would issue me an RC containing Delhi registration number. Hence issuance of Karnataka Number is inbuilt into this request.
(6) When I went to pay the fee for address change (around Rs 500), the cashier told me that there is tax outstanding. Get it cleared from the officer.
(7) This was a big shock for me as I had already paid the tax. Went back to the officer and the officer asked me to get the tax cleared from the backend and gave me a person's name. After chasing multiple people in the RTO, I eventually came across the DBA (Database administrator) who kindly ran some queries in the backend to clear the tax issue.
(8) Went back and submitted the fee.
(9) Stood in a line for over 1.5 hrs to get the signatures of the transport Officer. he also signed without issues.
(10) Submitted the form and got an acknowledgement that I would be sent RC in 2-3 months else they asked me to come in September and enquire.


So this is where it stands. I am expecting Smart Card RC for all 3 of my vehicles now. Keeping the fingers crossed hoping that work would be done as expected.


Will update here when I get the RC (or face further issues).


Regards,
Abhishek
 

179 comments:

  1. The whole process looks shocking. Thanks for taking time to explain it to us.

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  2. I am in the same boat as you. Did not pay any bribe and may be that's why still suffering. Though My case is 2 years long. lol. I had brought my 2 wheeler from Delhi. Submitted dd and whatever it takes. I have even got the Karnataka registration. But, the number change has still not been done. I too have not paid any bribe till now.

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    1. hey for that verification .... if you read the receipt it says if as in your case the delhi rc do not respond in 45 days then the present state rto has to issue the necessary numbers.... i cornered the vasai road rto likewise .... and so after 3 yrs got my number, but still to get my rc book

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    2. with the new govt in place now all this process is going to be easy, may be it may take 1 hour maximum, & we will hve the best system for the common man, which the heavens may also be jealous of we Indian's.Bigger question is when this will happen keep guessing till u count ur last steps o the grave.Long live India & Indianpanti???????

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    3. Not in the dream brother most all the process is online I done the same in 7-10 days NOC is also online now ..............

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    4. Hey! Can you please provide with some more details?

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    5. Thankyou for explaining this whole procedure :) you saved my time and money :) Thankyou brother :)

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  3. I am also going to taste the same process. so best of luck to me :)

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    1. I got the whole thing done over phone..try drivekool.com

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  4. Thanks for the detailed explanation. I am also transferring from Pune to Bangalore and now am leaning towards selling me vehicle here in Pune itself!

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  5. Thanks a lot for taking so much time to write such a detailed review which has helped many.

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  6. thank u Abhishek...timely warning indeed !

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  7. Thank you budy for your time to explain this, Thank God, I haven't brought my Car here.

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  8. thanks abhi...... I think its better to sell the bike rather than to transfer it.

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  9. I was about to move my 2 wheeler to Bangalore and after reading this post, I am planning to drop the plan.

    Thank you so much Mr. Abhishek Jain for taking pain to write this and helping. You have saved our time, money and effort :)

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    1. same here. man!!! so ridiculus process. even god cant help here.. thanks. abhishek for explaining this. hats off to ur patience man!!!

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  10. i want to bring my car for around 1 year.can antone tell me do i need to do all formalities mentioned above.

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  11. We brought our Scooty from Cuttack to Bangalore, Got NOC from Home RTO and paid Road Tax in Bangalore. Is this enuf to ride the bike here? Or a re-registration is must? Does NOCs have an expiry date? Can insurance be renewed only once the change of address is done? I am pretty confused... Pls advice

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    1. same is with me. Please let me know if you have got any information.

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  12. Entire process is really testing the patience levels of the people.. Better to sell of the vehicle and buy a new one in the destination.... Thanks Abhishek for a detailed explanation. I was looking for details for NOC and landed on your website :)

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  13. Thanks a lot for the information and the time you have spent in writing this article. This is called as Indian Administration.

    --Venkat :)

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  14. Oh God It would be easier to get a pass to heaven than to tfr a vehicle from one state to another. Mera Bharat MAHAAN

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  15. Very well written .. I am planning to do the same procedure again... but reading this i am now also feeling i should have sell my car in delhi itself ... I may add further comments on my experience

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  16. Thanks for such a informative blog....
    Now I will think whether to transfer my car or take a new car

    Thanks
    Archana

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  17. Hi , i have got my car from Bangalore to Delhi, and i was informed by someone from car shworoom that NOC is not required now, everthing is computiersed. hence i did not get the same from there..

    No in delhi they are asking for it, i have no body in Bangalore to help me in this. Can any body pleae advise..

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  18. Thanks for this useful details . It has opened my eyes as i was also planning to bring my alto from pune to bangalore.
    Now it seems that smartness is in selling it in pune & get a second hand in bangalore.

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  19. Yesterday, I spoke to one of RTO Police mama :) standing near signal, As per him if you are going to stay in Banagalore for not more than 1 year then you don't need to do anything (Bike TRansfer formalities). Not sure if it is correct information. Please confirm if anyone is aware.

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  20. I have bought my new Amaze in Kerala Trivandrum, now I wantto move to HYD. I love my car its my first car, i donot want to sell here, could anyone suggest a best course of action at the same time I am not read to pay the life tax & road tax again... plz help

    Mihir

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    1. You can claim the refund of your Road Tax amt Mihir from Bangalore RTO..once the vehicle is re-registered in Hyderabad (and it might turn out cheaper coz Bangalore has one of the highest Road Taxes in India..!!)

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  21. Thanks Abhishek, This is really a well documented account of your experience. I am reading this just before going to the RTO in the next hour.

    I hopefully will have a better experience thanks to your guidance.
    Cheers

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    1. hi Christopher - pls share what happened with you post 30 Sept 2012 on your vehicle transfer from another state - I am looking at reloctaing and need to now your experience..

      thanks in advance - kapil 9818391941
      kapsgoa@gmail.com

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    2. To get road tax done try drivekool.com..they do it over phone and in two weeks time

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  22. What are the provisions relating to Inter State transfer of vehicles?
    When a Motor vehicle registered in one State has been kept in other State for a period exceeding twelve months the owner is required to obtain a new registration mark to be assigned by the registering authority within whose jurisdiction the vehicle then is in terms of section 47 of the Motor Vehicle Act 1988.

    http://morth.nic.in/index2.asp?slid=609&sublinkid=338&lang=1

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  23. Thanks a lot for sharing the interesting information about your experience in super drive for long distance in car. Before going for a long drive, one must check the car conditions, engine performance, radiator, mileage, engine oil and also the tyres. Second Hand Cars In Bangalore

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  24. Thanks for the Information. Bangalore RTO really sucks. :)

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  25. hatss off to you for writing such an experience with RTO... Its a knowledgeable article.! Gud luck for getting a Karnataka registration

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  26. Abhishek, Did you get the Tax card ? along with the RC book ? Read the tax amount just mentioned in RC.

    I am in same situation, have applied for Change of address first and waiting for the smard card to reach

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  27. thanks for your precious suggestion.

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  28. This is really very informative blog and it helps me a lot. But Tri Bike Transfer aims for hassle free bike transport for triathletes and cyclist to the major triathlons and cycling events around Australia.

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  29. Thanks for all the information. Truely useful for people shifting to Bangalore like me.

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  30. For people working on country wide transferable posts / jobs in Govt Departments/Private Companies particularly in a Bank where inter-sate transfer of postings are rampant & frequent , it looks horrible and costly affair to get the vehicle transferred to other Indian states.

    The Govt. Machinery esp. Centre Govt. should ponder over this rule and every effort should be on making rules which people can obey rather forcing people for opting not to obey.

    jaspal

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  31. Does anybody know that how much is the official fine for not transferring from one state to another. (not talking about bribe). If i say that i will change my current job in next few months and will go in some other state and hence i do not want to transfer my vehicle. If my driving licence is valid in all over India..then why not my car.... Is it really an offence?

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  32. How to transfer vehicle from one state to another state in India bangalore
    rto agent in bagalore details pls call me 9060059444, 9060084008 abdul

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  33. Hey I really sorry, that’s all I can say being an INDIAN, other side thanks a lot you have given valid info. But one thing I personally admit it’s time to handover my country once again OTHERS. I really don’t know why people are not fight back for this kind of situation.

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  34. Hello Abhishek,
    Thanks for the detailed blog. I as planning to move my car to bangalore but now it seems a good idea to sell it here.
    Just to mention for other, If you are moving from:
    Other state to hyderabad --> NOC Not required, only pay road tax and thats it. I have used my Maharashtra registered car in hyderabad for more than 2 years.

    Other State to Delhi/Noida --> No NOC, no road tax required, I have been using my MH number car in delhi from last two years.

    Thanks,
    Anubhav Jain

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  35. Do i have to transfer ownership of my bike on my name before transferring ti bangalore. I already have NOC from RTO.

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  36. Thank you very much Abhishek. You have done a great job and given much more information to help others.

    Its a rare quality in this world now a days. You struggled a lot and still kept your head high. Good to hear all this information.

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  37. Many thanks for the information. Helps a lot.

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  38. Thanks for sharing your experience with us. Its really helpful to every body who is planning to move their vehicles to other states.

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  39. Thanks for sharing your experience

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  40. Hello Abhishek,

    I salute you to be a part of India and the most simplified processes laid by the Government to help us live a hassle free life in the Country. I am so proud that you are able to stand by the hurdles and hassles and get your work done.
    I know you would have cried from inside to face all this....each one of us faces this at some point and we are left helpless.

    Dilip Raja
    Hyderabad

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  41. I too had to go through this painful process as I didnt want to pay bribe nor go through agent. It was to pay the Karnatake road tax and I had to go to RTO thrice to be ignored and shuttled around by clerks. Even after paying 15 year road tax, I am scared to take my bike out thinking about the entire process if they charge me with something esle.

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  42. How true, all of it, and all the comments posted herein. I transferred my Honda Activa scooter from Trivandrum to Pune. There is one additional level of hassle one has to go through if you are transferring your vehicle from Kerala to any other state. When you apply for NOC in Kerala they do not give you the RC book and the original NOC. They say that they will send it themselves to the destination RTO. No problem in that; they do it very promptly. But the Pune RTO kept on saying for six months that they have not received the papers. Till I barged into the RTO's office and through his good offices looked at their incoming dak. The papers were all there, received in Pune RTO within one week of my submitting them in Trivandrum. After that the process was as described; except that, I took the help from an agent who took care of bribing whoever had to be bribed. At least I got my new registration number.

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  43. Hi…
    My car is register in AP and I moved to delhi one year before so i took the the NOC form AP and on the NOC it is written “NOC cut to New DELHI(South)”….Now for some reasons i could not register my car in delhi and have to move to another state (Himachal) permanently …So please let me know if ican use the same NOC to register my car in himachal pradesh .If not what i need to do in this case…
    Thanks,
    Snow
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    1. hey Kapil..you will need to apply for a NOC again in AP for a transfer to Himachal..which means..if am not wrong..you and vehicle..both might need to be in AP physically. That's what I vaguely recall when I got my NOC procedure done 8 years back..(things might have changed/been simplified now..but it took visits to lot of places at that time including NOC from Commissioner office, etc.)

      May be you can check at Andhra RTO portal.

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  44. I have tamil nadu registered alto lxi maruthi brand, which is with me in hyderabad. how to transfer the same to andhra pradesh, I do not have NOC from tamil nadu.

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  45. how to get NOC for my car in hyderabad

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  46. Hello You have to apply your car NOC from Tamilnadu state, regional area where you have done registration.

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  47. Hi,

    Please let me know this.

    I took NOC for my vehicle and moved from state A to State B. The life time tax for vehicle at state A is already paid.

    Its been more than 2 years in state B for me. I am trying to update my address of state B and re register the vehicle there.

    I am facing a problem as I am asked to pay lifetime tax for vehicle at state B and also a penalty of 100% as it seems after NOC is issued, the life time tax already paid expires.

    Please tell me if this is correct. Do i need to pay this penalty.?

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  48. Hi, Abhi Congratulate bez of your post ,our all state RTO it s happening same exsperiances to every one,what we can do ,we should fight against bribery and corruption. A good salute for share that exsperiances here,,,,,,,

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  49. I was reading everything ok until I reached this sentence /* There was a big line (mostly of people wanting a driving license), the peon somehow put me in front of the queue. */...So, why the peon somehow put you in front of the queue?. This is the pathetic situation in our country. Do not complain about corruption.

    Secondly, there are already couple of 'advertisements' from brokers aka scavengers here.

    Let me tell you what is real humiliation!!.. My friend who doesn't know how to drive, never visited any RTO and got his license done. I paid numerous visits for around 3 months to get my license. According to Indians, my friend is the 'smart' person and I am pretty dumb!! Enjoy this great country friends!!..

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  50. Thanks Abhishek. Very nicely written. I can understand the difficulty you have faced.

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  51. Nice article Abhishek..Thank You!
    Hope, you have received/applied for Road Tax refund from Delhi RTO!! Many people dont know that..but you can claim a refund after you have paid Road Tax in the new state.

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  52. Its very nice to read your blog which is related to my searches.Thanks for posting this sap recruiting details here. I also got more details from this topic , have a view on this also please...!
    Second Hand Cars in Chennai

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  53. Hats off to your doggedness and fortitude. And, I completely agree - just not worth the hassle transferring a vehicle, unless a prized possession.

    I guess this is what the government means when they let us know, through DD ads, that we should strive towards national integration. Shameful that this sort of anachronistic practices are still followed. It's a car, not a firearm or other form of arsenal, for heaven's sake.

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  54. Thanks Abhishek. This article helped me to complete the process. Yes, I have received the New KA kumber.

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  55. very useful information indeed. thanks to you.

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  56. Thank you so much Abhi for the valuable information provided. I appreciate ur efforts taken to post this information. Once again thank you.

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  57. I hope by now you would have received the Karnataka Regn. No. For your car. Anyway, Thanks for your blog. It was such an informative one

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  58. How many NOC form-28 will be returned from RTO office, once NOC is done for 2 wheeler? I got only 2 in return but one of my friend said there should be 3 form-28 returned from RTO once your NOC is done.

    Thanks,
    Ishita

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  59. Is it compulsory to take the new state regd no. ? is there any way to continue with the old number after some fees.?

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    1. It is not compulsory to take new Registration. You can simply pay the tax in the new state and drive... but you wont get any tax refund from the Origin state unless you re register in the second state ... Anyway, A country where Re registration process is so long , Refund of tax will be a wildest of the Wildest Dream in reality

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  60. Thats a hell lot of a story! Thanks for taking the pain and putting it together for our benefits. I don't know when that day will arrive when these processes will be lot easier and third party agents will not be required.

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  61. Thanks a lot.. I about to buy other state registration.. you saved me... :)

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  62. Thank you so much... I was planning to buy car from Pondicherry to Bangalore. After reading your post I dont do this. You saved me...
    No comments about government process...
    Thanks again :-)

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  63. Sad, angry, ashamed and disappointed to know the government process. Nice article though.

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  64. Thanks bro for this information I am thinking to bring my car from Delhi to Bangalore but i will rethink. but in Delhi i am driving Maharashtra registration no car but not a single time cop has stopped me for this reason.

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    1. I am bit confused. First why one should Re-register to other state number. I have seen many vehicles running with other state Reg no. With respect to paying Road Tax within 30 days of your vehicle shifting, How does a PC know that this vehicle was brought 30 days before. We can always say that we had brought this vehicle only 1 week before. How a cop can disprove this. I have brought my two wheeler fro TN to MAH without taking any of above steps. Let me discuss with cop whoever catches me. I have my driving Licence, vehicle registerd in my name, i have valid insurance which would be renewed before expiry and Life tax paid at the time of purchase.

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  65. I am bit confused. First why one should Re-register to other state number. I have seen many vehicles running with other state Reg no. With respect to paying Road Tax within 30 days of your vehicle shifting, How does a PC know that this vehicle was brought 30 days before. We can always say that we had brought this vehicle only 1 week before. How a cop can disprove this. I have brought my two wheeler fro TN to MAH without taking any of above steps. Let me discuss with cop whoever catches me. I have my driving Licence, vehicle registerd in my name, i have valid insurance which would be renewed before expiry and Life tax paid at the time of purchase.

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    1. I guess you need to produce toll-tax receipt of crossing the state border, which would make the cop aware of the deadline..

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    2. First point - a traffic constable cannot Challan you for non-payment of road tax. His job is to ensure vehicle is being driven in accordance with road rules. If you are wearing belt, driving in limits, not crossing red lights, have insurance and RC, he cannot do anything.

      There is another team of people from Regional Transport Office (RTO) who can impound the vehicle on the spot if they suspect anything. You can prove in the court you were here for 1 week or 1 month. You can also go on a 3 month Vacation, no one stops you. But then you would have proofs for that (hotel accommodation), leave application from your company etc. The RTO people were actively impounding vehicles in Electronic City until a year back when a stay came from High Court. Right now, the stay is going on so no problem in driving. you don't need to pay road tax also. But god forbid, if the verdict comes that you need to pay the road tax, they will take penalty for last 2-3 years since you moved but did not get the address changed.

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  66. Great information to transfer vehicle from one state to another state in India. I bought my car from delhi, but i have to face great difficulties while the registration of used car.

    Hyundai Showroom in Delhi

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  67. thank you so much ! You have done a big social service by writing this. I think the patriotism in you must have enabled you to write this. It is really helpful. I was planning to buy a vehicle although my transfer from here is coming. Now changed the decision and would buy at the new place. Thanks a ton !

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  68. I suggest, read the bare RTO Act and then proceed. Also use the RTI Act whenever required. May engage an advocate instead of an agent.

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    1. Advocate would not change the procedures. If procedures are made in this manner, what would an advocate do? The whole idea in the RTO office is how to dismiss an application and shoo away the people. Unfortunately, a lot of people after a lot of running around indeed meet all their flimsy requirements and they are then forced to work else they would try and find every single rule in the book to reject your application.

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  69. Thanks of this helpful blog...but can you please brief me about two wheeler insurance

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  70. we should apeel for to change the law

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  71. I am also planning to move my Bullet from Delhi to Bangalore, if this is the position then I am not going to do this; better to sell off the vehicle in Delhi and purchase another in Bangalore ; what you suggest?

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    1. Yes, if you don't have extra affection with your vehicle, better to sell and purchase again.

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  72. hi to all, i am planning to move my car to kerala, can i drive my car in kerala without changing registration.

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    1. if you can prove to authorities that you are still based in the original state where car is registered and came to Kerala for tourism/temporary work, it should be ok. Otherwise, change is required.

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  73. what about the life tax paid at Delhi? was it reimbursed by delhi RTO or u lost it?

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    1. Did not check on that. I don't think they will refund until I get a new number from Karnataka. Hopefully, in next 2-3 months, I get the new number. Will check with Karnataka RTO on how to claim the original tax refund.

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  74. If the owner desires to remove or sell his 2 wheeler or 4 wheeler vehicle to other state, required documents are:
    Form no. 28 (3-Copy) .
    RC book original.
    Valid Insurance photocopy.
    Emission Test certificate copy.
    Chassis Pencil Print Impression on White paper (3-4 Copy).
    Name and address of the person who needs NOC.

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  75. I also faced the shifting problem from one state to another state

    Here is process to get NOC from one state i.e. from PUNE RTO
    http://surendrasharmadotnet.blogspot.ie/2014/09/form-28-form-no-28-no-objection.html

    Here is process to get new RC from another state i.e. Hariyana
    http://surendrasharmadotnet.blogspot.ie/2015/06/gurgaon-rto-how-to-get-new-rc-for-other.html

    Let us know if you face any difficulties.

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  76. Hi,
    I planned to transfer yo Spark car from Ahmedabad to Chennai. Have anybody gone through the process of transfer between the states I mentioned?

    Pandian

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  77. Hi,

    Very useful info. Does NOC have expiry date?

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  78. Same thing happened with me also. I am changed my bike Yamaha fzs Pondicherry to mumbai around rs20000.it takes 4 months to complete all procedures.I am never do it again in my whole life.

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  79. Thanks for sharing your info. I really appreciate your efforts and I will be waiting for your further write ups thanks once again.
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  80. hi every one
    i got my bike need to transfer from bombay to karimnagar(telangana)
    suggest me the smart way

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  81. hi every one
    i got my bike need to transfer from bombay to karimnagar(telangana)
    suggest me the smart way

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  82. I have to sell my car in UP nd it has got JK number. I am selling the car at around a lakh . also i had bought it second hand and now for that they are asking or the taxes on the original 4 Lakh price of the car.. which comes around 35,000. so for selling a car for 1 lakh .. i,ll have to pay 35,000 extra now..:D

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  83. as per my knowledge, you can use you vehicle anywhere in India any state if your name is mention in RC.

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    1. You can drive anywhere in India but as a tourist. If you have moved to another city, change of address needs to be completed in 30 days of moving else they put Rs 200 per month penalty until you get the address changed.

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  84. There are two things I experience in life
    1) Try to be better person and follow all the rules. Doing so will make you better person in front of others and you will get feel good factor. Moreover it’s a psychology thing that I have not done anything wrong and keep your mind in peace.
    2) Take risk. What worse could happen? At max challan? And that too possibility is will never be official as that money will go in bribe (unless ofcourse you ask for receipt). In this case still you are not doing anything wrong, just you are not getting into system to make it right.

    People in Bangalore who either experienced it or learned from others, well they don’t bother to get in all these paper work just drive their car and amount of challan they pay in years never reaches near to the amount and kinds of mental trauma they would have faced while sorting all that faced by Abhishake in the above blog.
    I will say it’s a world of information and if one has it on time with right resources these all trouble can be avoided and again psychology thing would prefer point one above.

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    1. They used to impound the car if road tax has not been paid. You would need to pay the road tax and get the vehicle freed. So going through the above is not a choice but a compulsion.
      Thanks to the High Court stay, they cannot impound the vehicle right now until a verdict comes.
      If I had a choice, I would also not get into all the trouble mentioned above.

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  85. Sounds very exhaustive. Too late , I've already brought my vehicle here.
    About to pay my Road Tax.

    What's the update? , Did you complete the process at least now?

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  86. Hi
    I am krishnan from delhi. Thanks very much ABHISHEK JI for the main blog.
    Recently i bought a car from Charmwood Village Eros Appts just near BADARPUR BORDER i wanted DELHI REGN NO.but was advised by my friend in Tpt dept that it will cost heavily around 1 lac + with all the hassels of delhi's agents et all unlike in Bangalore. You have made me wiser not transfer to delhi.
    Thank you once again

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  87. Hi, thank you very much for help. I am going to test that in the near future. Cheers.

    Packers and Movers selaiyur

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  88. Hi Guyz
    I have been thru all these hassles as mentioned by Abhishek. My case was transfer from Delhi to Dibrugarh (Assam). D whole smart card wala issue was driving me nuts.
    Got hold of an agent at RTO sheikh sarai he asked for an astounding amount. N d reason he told me 'Sir ji aapki car Civic autocmatic hai upar se hybrid hai, kya pta aapko Dibrugarh me hybrid wali gadi chalane denge ya nhi?' He asked me a totla of 54k. He will complete the papers in Delhi n d Assam part has to be seen by my personally.
    I took some time n gave his idea thumbs down. Straightaway I went to d office bearers and asked them to simply explain me the process he said d whole process would cost me few hundred bucks n I can drive d car peacefully in Assam using DL number after paying their tax.
    So my suggestion is to plan few days in advance and get with the whole vehicle transfer process officially. Dont go for any Dalla or agents rather try for an official.

    My id is diptamech@gmail.com

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  89. Hi Abhishek,

    Very useful information.. I have relocated from Mumbai to B'lore and planning to get my 6 months old Maruthi Celerio car here. However after reading your experience and replies from others, i am totally confused whether to sell my car in Mumbai itself or go through all these..The problem is its my first Car and you know the feelings and emotional attachment associated to sell a 6 month old Car..My family is in Mumbai until March, so i have some tome to think and breathe.. Hopefully will take the right decision. Will update the blog with whatever I decide..

    Thanks & Regards,

    Ginesh Nambiar

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  90. Good article with excellent idea! I appreciate your post.Regards Sarkari Result

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  91. Nice and very vey informative blog. I am moving to Pune from Banglore and will be taking my car (Maruti Swift 2007 model) along. It was registered in Karnataka (bangalore in Sep '07). I need some help pertaining to the following:
    What is the time duration till when I can use my car with registration from another state and without paying LTT in Pune? AFAIK, it is 6 months/1 year in many places.
    Can I use the car by just paying LTT but not changing the registration and running with my KA number? Will showing the tax receipt to the cops work?
    Approx how much would the tax be?
    Really how does the Octroi work? Tried but couldn't understand it well. Where is it applicable and for whom/what? And how much is to be paid?
    There is no loan on car but its on my sister's name.

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  92. this RTO interstate transfer process is still same in all regions... there is no "good service" or "good governance" RTO process , All RTOs are coming under "NIC of delhi" and all vechile information is available ..... all the use same software to store vehicle information current owner and state of vehicle such address, NOC issued etc.....but not sure why they wanted to "reconfirm" if the NOC issued is original... that to through postal process and there is clear cut service-level agreement for the money that citizen pay... now it shows all we live in "independence India?".... any state RTO process is USELESS TO anyone... may be for few instance you got some quick work....

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  93. we are forced to be slave of old system of manual work whereas we are living in electronic age.I think balance tax should be transferred to the transferee RTO from Transferring RTO .and the Transferee RTO office should go through A National HOT list of vehicles be prepared and updated by police Departments at every headquarters before issuing new registration Numbers.If any difference and charges remains to be paid that can be paid by the vehicle owner. For additional safety , Govt. can connect The UID and PAN nos. to every Vehicle. But we are still to learn to behave properly in a parliamentary system.

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  94. Thanks for sharing fabulous information.It' s my pleasure to read it.I have also bookmarked you for checking out new posts.
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  95. Hi there, awesome site. I thought the topics you posted on were very interesting. I tried to add your RSS to my feed reader and it a few. take a look at it, hopefully I can add you and follow.


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  96. only thing i could catch is why i didn't sell the vehicle there itself. But i also salute u for giving details in a nice manner. I don`t want to blame anybody ( Except Congress) but i am sincerely hopeful from our present Transport Minister. Let`s see India shining & getting free from such corrupt offices and prevailing systems.

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  97. only thing i could catch is why i didn't sell the vehicle there itself. But i also salute u for giving details in a nice manner. I don`t want to blame anybody ( Except Congress) but i am sincerely hopeful from our present Transport Minister. Let`s see India shining & getting free from such corrupt offices and prevailing systems.

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  100. Thank you for your valuable experience for transferring vehicle from one state to another. Act

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  102. Thank you for sharing your experience (ordeal) , A common scenario for some one to move from state to state, if this is the process for such a common occurrence, what kind of e-governance we have ? "here were rains and all files got drenched in water, there was a fire in the office, some files got burned" :)

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  103. So tidious process. It's a headache to get things done. I found this while I was looking for the process to transfer my two wheeler from one state to another. I think I have to go through at least few of these steps.

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  104. Very informative. Thank you for taking time to write it. I am thinking whether it is worth it to transfer vehicle from State to State at all, better sell and buy a new one in the respective State.

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  105. I wish like passport office RTO should connect themselves for speedy process and avoiding unnecessary paper work.

    Linking the RTO office on national basis so that information flows smoothly

    But like other departments Govt this department also creates un ncessary problems..

    There are Babu sitting in various departments who are expert in creating unnecessary and complicated forms and procedures to make ordinary citizen life miserable.

    These Babus are paid for creating mess and nuisance in public domain

    Years old process and will take to ammend it

    So wait and watch this Indian Ramlila of Babus with patience!


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  106. I wish like passport office RTO should connect themselves for speedy process and avoiding unnecessary paper work.

    Linking the RTO office on national basis so that information flows smoothly

    But like other departments Govt this department also creates un ncessary problems..

    There are Babu sitting in various departments who are expert in creating unnecessary and complicated forms and procedures to make ordinary citizen life miserable.

    These Babus are paid for creating mess and nuisance in public domain

    Years old process and will take to ammend it

    So wait and watch this Indian Ramlila of Babus with patience!


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  107. Dear Abhi,
    Thanks for sharing your valuable experience in a right way..
    Dr.V.Krishnakumar

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  109. Thanks a lot for sharing your experience!

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  112. I want to transfer one of my friends car from Delhi to Panvel & I have RC book & other documents of that vehicles with me,So please let me know the Online Procedure or the other procedure to to do this๐Ÿ˜Š
    Sachin Jadhav 9004704224/9769344224 Sachinsj_84@hotmail.com

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  113. Where is Nitin Gadkari ? Told to remove corrupt RTO system.

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  114. Dear abhishek
    I would like to salute you as you could write the whole ramayan after getting that terrible experience, I would say it's the time to protest against government policies and ofcourse bureaucracy.
    Regards

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  116. Thanks dude for your valuable information

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  117. Thanks dude for your valuable information

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  118. I have expreinced the same , I brought my two wheeler from jharkhand to Bangalore , paid the road tax and got the address changed with a new RC of karnataka but the vehicle no remains of jharkhand . Now i again moved back to jharkhand do i need to re-register and pay the tax in jharkhand since i have not claimed my old tax in jharkhand ?

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    1. I don't think you need to pay the tax again since you have not claimed it back. But you would need to get NOC from Bangalore RTO and get your address changed again to that of Jharkhand. and you need to do it within 30 days of moving to avoid paying the penalty.

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  119. I have my Active purchased from kota, rajasthan and I want to transfer it to mumbai. Please guide me properly. i am misguided by lota of people in RTO. nobody is giving proper info.

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    1. There are 4 activities to be completed for transfer of vehicle from one state to another:
      (1) Change of address - By law, it is mandated to get the address changed within 30 days of moving house irrespective of you move within a state or from one state to another.
      (2) Paying the Road Tax in the destination State.
      (3) Getting the Registration number in the destination state
      (4) Getting Smart Card RC
      The order of the above depends on the mood of the RTO person. The NOC is required from the origin state (this should ideally be required only for item 3 but they can ask for it for any of the item 1,2,3).

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  121. Nice blog and very informative thank you for sharing such a great blog.
    M&A Law Firm India

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  122. Read your post its really informative and keep updating with newer post on 2 wheeler insurance

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  125. Baapre...better than this do not purchase car instead use public transport...i think submitting fine whenever u caught would be less costly than the whole mess that mentioned.

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  126. omg.... that is really a pain to transfer vehicle.
    Govt.. should start some centralised plan for vehicles.

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  127. I have moved from Pune to chennai in 2005 and hence transferred my bike to chennai...For some reason I rarely used my bike in Chennai and hence did not go to RTO Chennai. I came back to Pune in 2007 with same MH12 number and thought my bike would be in my name in Pune. So is my understanding correct? If not do I need to go to Chennai RTO or Pune RTO as it seems RTO charges hugely for such past cases

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  128. I have moved from Pune to chennai in 2005 and hence transferred my bike to chennai...For some reason I rarely used my bike in Chennai and hence did not go to RTO Chennai. I came back to Pune in 2007 with same MH12 number and thought my bike would be in my name in Pune. So is my understanding correct? If not do I need to go to Chennai RTO or Pune RTO as it seems RTO charges hugely for such past cases

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  129. Shek, Shek, Abhishek........ Salute you..........

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  130. thats really shocking to see that buddy. i am also moving my vehicle to other state from MP so quite worried after reading your post.

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  131. Man hats off to you. I got tired just by reading this process and u went through it all and after that u shared this experience in detail. You saved troubles to many.

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  132. Man hats off to you. I got tired just by reading this process and u went through it all and after that u shared this experience in detail. You saved troubles to many.

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  133. Is the process same for motorcycles also?.
    Please help me..I'm planning to transfer my bike from UP to Bangalore.

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    1. The process is same.

      However, there is currently a high court stay on impounding vehicles of other states by the RTO dept Karnataka. Till that stay order is there, RTO cannot impound your vehicle for non payment of road tax in Karnataka.

      Please be aware, traffic police can never challan you for this. If you are following all traffic rules, they cannot challan you. Only RTO officials have authority to impound and that too is blocked right now due to court case.

      Once the decision comes, you may need to pay road tax depending now on the verdict.

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  134. Is the process same for motorcycles also?.
    Please help me..I'm planning to transfer my bike from UP to Bangalore.

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  135. Is the process same for motorcycles also?.
    Please help me..I'm planning to transfer my bike from UP to Bangalore.

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  136. Your Blog is very interesting .It's providing useful information. Thanks For sharing .
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  137. Hi Abhishek,

    I am also moving to bangalore from delhi and coming with my car(Santro) and scooter(Activa). Please let me know the time limit we have due to court case.
    Also do we need to go through the same pain or the process has been improved?

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    1. Plz for God sake don't attempt it. If u do later u'll regret ur mistake but that will be too late n it's from my live experience friend

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    2. Hi, My company is bearing these charges thats why I am bringing my vehicles.

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  138. I'm currently stuck in the same situation. I'm transferring my Honda city which is over 13 years. I have already paid 8k to a broker for the address change and now they are asking 35k as WB tax for a such an old vehicle. I'm stuck as I cannot revert as I've already got a NOC and have paid 20k for transportation. I will still have to pay further for number change. If I ever knew would nev to ever had taken my vehicle. Serious advise to everyone not to do an interstate vehicle transfer.
    Feel free to contact back for any further details on this issue.
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  139. Can someone let me know how we can get the transportation charges reimbursed at least that will reduce my burden of transferring my car.

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  140. The process is so long and tedious that I won't dare to even attempt it. I may have to take my car to a different state for 2 years due to temporary change of job. I guess paying the challan would be easier if they don't impound the vehicle. Anyways I will be returning after 2 years.

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  141. Is there any option of getting temporary permit say for 1 or 2 years ?

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