Misplaced Your RC? Learn How to Get a Duplicate!

Gaadi Bazaar
09 Jan 2024
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Misplaced Your RC? Learn How to Get a Duplicate!

Table Of Content

  • What is a Vehicle Registration Certificate?
  • How Do You Apply for an RC for Your Car?
  • What to do in case of misplaced RC?
  • How Do You Get the RC Book Replaced?
  • What are the documents required to Provide a replacement for the RC Book?
  • What are the Necessary Car Documents to Keep Safe and Handy?
    • Registration Certificate of the car
    • Pollution Under Control certificate
    • What does a PUC certificate state?
    • Vehicle Insurance
    • Driving License
  • Final Word

What is a Vehicle Registration Certificate?

A valid registration certificate is provided for every vehicle registered with the Indian government. It is more or less like an identity card for the cars on Indian roads. The registration certificate indicates the territorial boundary of a vehicle along with essential indicators like the chassis number, engine number, type of fuel used and cubic capacity. It also shows the vehicle category.

How Do You Apply for an RC for Your Car?

  • Go to the nearest RTO with your vehicle.
  • The regional officer will inspect your car/vehicle.
  • Fill out Form 20 to apply for the RC.
  • The RTO officer will take the imprint of the vehicle’s chassis number.
  • Submit all the necessary documents.
  • Make the registration payment and collect the invoice.
  • Wait till you receive the RC.

Today, everything is about convenience, and private dealers can apply for a registration certificate on your behalf. These dealers must have a valid trade certificate from the RTO. Login credentials are given to the dealers so they can process the application.

The registration certificate will be processed once you submit the necessary documents and information. The RTO will dispatch the original RC.

What to Do in Case of Misplaced RC?

You can renew the RC if it is expired. Also, you can request a new RC if it gets lost or damaged.

How to Get the RC Book Replaced?

The first thing you must do in case of a lost or damaged RC book is report it to the local police station. This is important because the officials must be aware that your RC book is either not with you or must be duplicated.

After doing so, you can apply for a duplicate RC from the regional office.

Pay the charges specified in Rule 81 of the Central Motor Vehicle Rules 1989.

What documents are required to make a replacement for the RC book available?

  • Valid PUC certificate
  • Updated insurance certificate
  • Proof of address
  • Challan clearance from traffic police & Enforcement Wing Transport Department for commercial vehicles
  • Attested copy of PAN Card or Form 60 & Form 61(as applicable)
  • Chassis & Engine Pencil Print
  • Signature Identification of the owner
  • Tax clearance from the Accounts Department in commercial vehicles
  • Affidavit stating that RC is lost and has not been impounded
  • Application Form 26
  • Police certificate

Necessary car documents to keep safe and handy

Registration Certificate of the car

You must register the vehicle or car within seven days of purchase. It would be best to carry the same when driving the car on public roads.

(PUC) Pollution Under Control certificate

You must get a pollution under control certificate for your car. It is proof that your vehicle does not contribute too much to the environmental pollution and does not emit gases and smoke that cause air pollution.

What does a PUC certificate state?

  • PUC test date
  • Serial number of PUC
  • Vehicle’s emission test
  • Date of validity of the PUC test

Vehicle Insurance

A third-party insurance plan is compulsory for all vehicles. You must get a valid insurance policy when purchasing a car. In case the insurance has expired, you must renew it.

The insurance policy and other car documents must be kept safe and handy.

Driving License

The driving license is one of the most important documents you must always keep handy.

Final Word

It will be helpful to keep all the essential documents in mind. It is mandatory to keep your registration certificate updated. Immediately apply for a registration certificate if you do not have one already.

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