Bike Registration Transfer Process Fee and Required Documents

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  • TATA AIG Team
  • Published on :
  • 26/09/2023

Bike registration in India is mandatory for legal operation on the roads. It helps to keep track of vehicle ownership and can assist in cases of theft or accidents. It also ensures that bikes are properly maintained and meet safety standards.

Additionally, it can provide a way for the government to enforce traffic laws and collect revenue through registration fees. Overall, bike registration is an important aspect of India's road safety and vehicle regulation.

After registering your two- or four-wheeler, you receive a registration certificate (RC), which acts as ownership documentation. If you intend to transfer the bike in the future, either within or from one state in India to another, you may need to transfer the registration, also popularly known as RC transfer.

Do you know the steps for changing a bike's registration? Or what the bike transfer documents are, and how much the bike ownership transfer cost is? Let us find out.

The Process of Transfer of a Bike Registration Certificate in India

The procedure to transfer a bike registration certificate in India typically involves several steps:

  • Obtain a No Objection Certificate (NOC) from the Regional Transport Office (RTO), where the bike is currently registered. This certificate is required to prove that the bike is not involved in any legal issues and that the current owner has no objections to the transfer of ownership.

  • Fill out Form 29 and Form 30, which are required to transfer ownership. These forms are available at the RTO office and can also be downloaded from the official website of the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways.

  • Submit Form 29, Form 30, NOC, and original registration certificate along with the necessary documents like ID proof and Address proof of the new owner.

  • Pay the relevant fee for the transfer of ownership at the RTO office.

  • The RTO will verify the bike transfer documents and process the application. Once the application is approved, the RTO will issue a new registration certificate in the new owner's name.

  • It's important to note that the above-mentioned process can vary from state to state, and it's always better to check with the local RTO office before proceeding with the transfer process.

The Process of Bike RC Transfer Within a State

Here, we provide the information you need to make the transfer of your bike within a state in India:

Online Process

  • Visit the Parivahan webpage.

  • To transfer a bike, select the Online Service option.

  • Select the state where you now reside to continue.

  • Please provide the most recent Registration Number.

  • Select the ownership transfer option.

  • Give your phone number and the bike's chassis number.

  • You will now get an OTP on your registered mobile device.

  • Fill in the OTP and complete the verification process.

  • Tap the "Show Details" button to continue.

  • Finally, make the necessary payment.

  • Download the receipt and carry it with you.

Offline Process

  • Download the application you need for the transfer process.

  • Fill out the application.

  • Submit the form together with the other required documents.

  • Make the fee payment right away.

  • You will receive the new RC from the RTO.

Bike Ownership Transfer Documents Needed for RC Transfer within a State

Here are all the documents required to transfer bike ownership that you will need handy to start the process:

  • The copy of your Bike RC

  • The copy of your valid insurance for the bike

  • The PUC certificate copy

  • Engine and chassis numbers of the two-wheeler

  • Transfer deed

  • Address & identity proof of the new owner of the bike

  • Road Tax Certificate

  • Sales Receipt of the bike

  • passport-size Photos of the buyer and the seller

  • Form 60/61/ and the PAN card details of the new bike owner

  • NOC (if necessary)

Bike RC Transfer Fee Within the State

For a bike transfer, you must pay a small price of ₹30 to ₹35 as bike transfer charges, while a smart card fee of ₹200 must be paid to the RTO. For cars, this price could range from ₹300 to ₹500.

The Process of Bike RC Transfer to a Different State

For RC transfer from one state to another, much like in the case of RC transfer within a state, you would need all the documents required for the RC transfer of a bike listed above, in addition to a few others, as listed below:

  • Receipt for road taxes from the new owner from the other state

  • Copies of the NCR and NOC certificates

  • A version of Form 28

Bike Ownership Transfer Cost from One State to Another

Two-wheeler ownership transfer fees of ₹30 to ₹35 must be paid for a bike transfer, while a smart card fee of ₹200 must be paid to the RTO. For cars, this price could range from ₹1,500 to ₹10,000.

Total Time Required for RC Transfer of a Bike

The procedure may vary depending on the state's RTO and the specifics of the RC transfer. While some RTOs permit this option, some do not, there are numerous RTOs where vehicle registration is done using a smart card. As a result, the duration and technique of RC transfer vary correspondingly. The entire process might take a week to three to four weeks in India.

Steps to Check the Bike RC Transfer Status

You can check the status of the Bike RC transfer in two different ways:

Online Mode

  • Visit the Parivahan website

  • Click on the ‘Online Services’ option

  • Select the ‘Know Your Vehicle Details’ option

  • Submit the registration number of the two-wheeler

  • Tap on the ‘Search Vehicle’ tab

  • All the details will be shown on the screen.

SMS Mode

  • Tap on your phone’s messaging option

  • Write Vahan the registration number of your two-wheeler

  • Send this message to 7738299899.

  • You will receive a text with your bike’s RC transfer status details.

Summing it Up

Everyone should be aware of the key details of the bike’s RC transfer process. This is because of the possibility of legal trouble if you ride your bike without a valid RC. So, if you intend to purchase a used bike, transfer your RC.

Also, you must ensure that your insurance for bike policy is up-to-date. When it comes to safety, also make sure you purchase Tata AIG’s comprehensive long-term two-wheeler insurance so you can drive worry-free.

If you have any concerns or need assistance selecting the ideal bike insurance online, you can contact us without hesitation.

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