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For any vehicle owner, it is important that your vehicle is registered with the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH).
A vehicle’s registration certificate (RC) is an official document that serves as proof of registration, as well as the ownership of a vehicle.
According to the Motor Vehicles Act, 1988, it is mandatory for any motor vehicle in India to have a valid registration certificate in order to drive on the roads and highways in the country.
|NOTE: As per law, every registration certificate is required to be renewed before it expires to be in use, which must be done 60 days before the date of expiry.|
As we already mentioned earlier, the Motor Vehicles Act, 1988, dictates that any vehicle that runs on the public roads of the country must have a valid vehicle registration certificate (RC). The validity of a vehicle registration certificate is applicable for 15 years from the date of issuance of the certificate and in some cases, the validity of a vehicle can also be only 10 years (like diesel vehicles in Delhi).
Because of that, the vehicle owner is required to undergo the RC renewal process.
As per the RC renewal norms, after 15 years the vehicle registration is renewed every 5 years. This RC book renewal, however, is subject to the health of the vehicle. If, after the inspection by the RTO, the vehicle is deemed fit, only then the vehicle owner can apply for the RC renewal of the vehicle.
For the renewal or re-registration of a Vehicle Registration Certificate (RC), the vehicle owner can either get it gone offline or online. Whether you are getting your car RC renewal online, or a bike RC renewal online, you need to adhere to the guidelines laid down by the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH).
No, it’s not possible. Since the vehicle’s RC will be renewed according to the vehicle’s health, you will have to take your vehicle and your renewal application to your respective RTO for inspection.
You can fill the form online with the help of eSahayak but you will have to visit the concerned RTO with the vehicle (Car/bike), along with the original vehicle documents, for inspection and further processing of the application.
|See this also: Complete Guide to Vehicle Fitness Certificate|
Every state RTO requires you to pay a mandatory RC renewal fee. The RC renewal charges in India are different according to the type of vehicle.
Here are the RC renewal charges.
|Invalid Carriage||₹ 50|
|Motorcycle/ Scooty||₹ 300|
|Non-transport LMV||₹ 600|
|Transport LMV||₹ 1,000|
|Medium Goods Vehicles||₹ 1,000|
|Medium Passenger Motor Vehicles||₹ 1,000|
|Heavy Goods Vehicles||₹ 1,500|
|Heavy Passenger Motor Vehicles||₹ 1,500|
|Imported Motor Vehicles||₹ 5,000|
|Imported Motorcycles||₹ 2,500|
|Any other vehicles||₹ 3,000|
There may be different Registration fees in different states of the country.
Apart from the RC renewal application form, there are few more documents that need to be submitted to get your RC renewed. The required documents are:
Yes, for non-commercial vehicles, the RC can be renewed after 15 years for a period of 5 years, provided that the vehicle is deemed fit by the registering authorities.
Yes, for a minimum charge of Rs. 300-500, you can apply for RC renewal of your vehicle after the expiry of the RC. You must remember to apply for renewal within 60 days from the expiration date.
The exact time may vary from state to state, in general, you can expect to receive your renewed RC within 2 weeks after submission of your RC renewal application.
The original RC is one of the important documents to have when you are applying for your vehicle RC renewal. Without the original RC, you cannot proceed with your application. In case you have misplaced or destroyed your original RC, you must first apply for a duplicate one.
eSahayak helps you in making a perfect RC renewal file from your smartphone or desktop in just a few minutes. With eSahayak, you don’t have to roam around government offices or ask people how to get RC Renewal done.