How to Renew Expired Registration Certificate?

Gaadi Bazaar
08 Jan 2024
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How to Renew Expired Registration Certificate?

Table Of Content

  • What is a Registration Certificate?
  • How Do You Apply to Renew RC?
    • Renewing RC online
    • Renewing RC offline
  • What are the Documents Required for the Renewal of RC?
  • Validity of RC Renewal
  • Checking Renewal Status
  • Final Word

What is a Registration Certificate?

You must get a valid registration certificate for your car. You must renew the same if it has been expired. If you drive around in your car without a valid and updated registration certificate in India, it is a punishable offence. The very necessity of the RC is to prove that your vehicle is registered with the government.

The Motor Vehicle Act 1988 denotes that any vehicle used on public roads must have a proper registration certification. Renewing your vehicle's registration certificate after 15 years from the issuance date is essential to maintain its roadworthiness.

How Do You Apply to Renew RC?

Renewing RC online:

  • Visit the official Parivahan Sewa portal online. Click on "Online Services" and choose "Vehicle Related Services".
  • Now click on the state in which you are residing.
  • Then select the nearest RTO and click on "Proceed".
  • Click on "RC related Services" from the " services " drop-down list. Choose "Renewal of Registration".
  • Enter your vehicle's registration number and the chassis number. Click on "Verify Details" to complete the procedure.

Renewing RC offline:

People who do not have internet access can choose to use the offline application process. You can collect Form 25 from your nearest RTO. You can also download it from Parivahan Sewa's official website. Fill in the form with all the necessary information, such as register number, expiry date, and other essential data.

Submit the filled form, renewal fees, and supporting paperwork to the nearest RTO. After completing the transaction, you will get a receipt for it.

What are the Documents Required for the Renewal of RC?

  • PUC or Pollution Under Control Certificate issued from the government-backed PUC centre
  • Registration Certificate
  • Original Registration Certificate smart card
  • Copy of the PAN card or Form 60 or 61, as per requirement from the state RTO
  • Pencil print of the engine and chassis of the vehicle
  • Form 25
  • Document with the owner's signature and the insurance policy certificate of the car
  • Vehicle's fitness certificate
  • Statement proof for up-to-date road tax payment

Validity of RC Renewal

The validity of a renewed RC is five years. It would help if you renewed the RC as long as the RTO deems it fit after every expiry.

The Indian government has extended the validity of documents related to vehicle registration and other critical vehicle-related papers. Check online for more information or speak to any official from the nearest RTO.

Checking Renewal Status

  • Visit the Parivaha Sewa portal. Click "Online Services" and "Vehicle Related Services" from the drop-down menu.
  • Select your state from the drop-down menu.
  • Click on the nearest RTO for your address.
  • Click on "Status" to learn the status of your application.
  • Now, enter your vehicle renewal application number or registration number either one. Rightly enter the captcha and select "Submit".
  • You will be redirected to a page asking you to enter the application number you received once you have paid the renewal fees.
  • Select "View Report" to check your vehicle's RC renewal status.

Final Word

The RC, a.k.a. registration certificate, is essential to drive your vehicle on the Indian roads. Renewing expired RC is a significant step to follow as a responsible citizen driving on Indian roads. It also helps the government to keep track of all the vehicles that run on the road and keep a tab on who owns what vehicle for legal purposes. The procedure to renew an expired RC is simple and easy. With everything becoming online, you can renew your expired RC at the convenience of your home, too.

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