Step-by-Step Guide to Transferring Your Vehicle Registration Between States (Including Costs!)

May 7, 2024 2 min read
Step-by-Step Guide to Transferring Your Vehicle Registration Between States (Including Costs!)

Relocating to a new state in India involves not just moving your belongings but also transferring the registration of your vehicle. This process can seem daunting due to various bureaucratic requirements. Here, we provide a comprehensive guide to help you navigate through the complexities of transferring your vehicle registration from one state to another, including an overview of the costs involved.

Documents Required for Transfer of Vehicle Registration

To begin the process, ensure you have the following documents ready:

Individual Documents Needed:

  • PAN Card: One self-attested copy
  • Address Proof: One self-attested copy
  • Passport Size Photographs: Two self-attested copies

Vehicle Documents:

  • Registration Certificate (RC)
  • Pollution Under Control (PUC) certificate
  • Insurance
  • Application of Insurance Transfer (if the insurance is to be transferred to the buyer)
  • Invoice of the car (only required if there is a mismatch in the RC details)

RTO Documents Required:

  • Form 28: Three copies with chassis imprint for NOC
  • Form 29: Two copies
  • Form 30: Two copies
  • Form 35 and NOC: One copy with bank stamp on Form 35 (if vehicle is under loan)
  • Sale Affidavit: One copy
  • Clearance Certificate: One copy
  • NOC for vehicle transfer from the original RTO

Procedure For Transfer Of Vehicle Registration

Step 1: Obtain the NOC Apply for the No Objection Certificate (NOC) by submitting RTO Form 28 to the RTO where your vehicle is currently registered. This is crucial for the transfer process.

Step 2: Pay the Road Tax Upon moving to the new state, pay the applicable road tax as per the new state’s regulations. The tax rate varies and is usually based on the ex-showroom price of the vehicle.

Step 3: Re-register Your Vehicle Send the NOC to the new RTO along with Forms 29 and 30, and pay the necessary fees. The new RTO will issue a new registration number for your vehicle.

Costs Involved

The cost of transferring vehicle registration varies significantly across different states. Here are some examples:

  • Delhi: NOC fee is ₹5,000 with a validity of 30 days.
  • Karnataka: The fee can go up to ₹12,500.
  • Uttar Pradesh: Charges range from ₹7,000 to ₹10,000.

Road Tax Rates (examples):

  • Andhra Pradesh: Ranges from 12% to 14% depending on the vehicle’s cost.
  • Delhi: Varies from 4% for vehicles under 6L to 10% for those above 10L.

Additional Fees: May include municipal parking charges in cities like Delhi.

Important Points to Note

  • Timeliness: Ensure you complete the transfer process within the timeframe specified by the NOC.
  • Consult the RTO: For accurate information and guidance, consult the RTOs of both the originating and the destination states.
  • Update Insurance: Once the transfer is complete, update your vehicle’s insurance details to reflect the new registration number.


Transferring your vehicle registration when moving between states in India is a process that requires careful planning and adherence to various legal requirements. By following this guide, you can ensure a smooth transition, avoiding legal pitfalls and enjoying uninterrupted use of your vehicle in your new state. For additional assistance, you can use our website/app CarInfo, which not only helps in keeping track of the e-challan and service history of your vehicle but CarInfo App also keeps you updated on the latest requirements from the RTO, as these can change and may vary between different states.

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