How to renew your vehicle Registration Certificate (RC)?

How to renew your vehicle Registration Certificate (RC)?

Vehicle RC renewal guide. Here’s how to renew your vehicle’s Registration Certificate online or offline, along with the needed documents.

Owning a vehicle is much more than just paying for it and driving away from the showroom. It involves maintenance and paperwork. Vehicle paperwork comes every six months in the form of a pollution certificate, every year in the form of insurance, and at the end of 15 years of owning a vehicle — RC renewal, or FC.

While most will not own their vehicles for 15 years, this process won’t matter, however, some own vehicles for more than 15 years, in which case, this guide on how to renew a vehicle’s RC is important. Also note, the RC can be renewed either online, or offline by visiting the RTO directly.

Before we start, there is a set of documents needed to renew a vehicle’s RC. The needed documents are:

  • Original Registration Certificate
  • Form 25 (Filled and signed)
  • Vehicle insurance certificate
  • Pollution Under Control (PUC) certificate
  • Copy of PAN card or Form 60 or Form 61 (whichever is applicable)
  • Pencil print of vehicle’s engine and chassis number
  • Fitness Certificate (FC)
  • Proof of road tax payment
  • Vehicle owner’s signature identification
  • Address proof
  • Identity proof

Renewing vehicle RC online

To renew the vehicle RC online, access the Parivahan Sewa portal, choose Online Services, and then select Vehicle-Related Services. Next, choose the state, as not all states offer online vehicle RC renewal services. Next, select the nearest RTO and proceed. Now, from the drop-down list, select RC-related Services and then choose Renewal of Registration

Now, enter the details asked, such as the vehicle registration number and chassis number. Clicking on Verify Details next will help finish the application process.


Renewing vehicle RC offline

To renew the vehicle RC offline, you must first locate the nearest RTO and visit the place in person. At the RTO, request for an RC renewal form, fill in the details and ensure the details are double and even triple-checked. Next, pay the applicable fees for the RC renewal process.

In most cases, the vehicle will be required for a physical inspection to ensure that everything works in order. Once the physical verification is done, the RTO will verify the details on the submitted application and a new RC will be issued. The new RC may not be issued immediately, so ask for the appropriate acknowledgement before leaving.


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