If you are moving across another state along with your vehicle for more than 12 months, you will need to re registration of vehicle.

Are considering moving to a different state. Considering moving your vehicle too,

it is intimidating if you do not know the information and process for the transfer of the vehicle to another state.

When do you need re registration vehicle due to interstate transfer?

If an individual is moving to a different state for more than 12 months,

then they require to register with the present state RTO.

what happens when you are moving under a year?

If you are moving for a period of fewer than 12 months,

you need not register with the present state.

but your registration will expire after a year.

if you are extending your stay contact your nearest RTO

it is advisable that the submission


The Motor Vehicle Act 1988 gives provision to apply for recording a change of residence address of the registered owner in the certificate of registration of the motor vehicle.

Apply for recording the change in residence (within 14 days of address changed) in the certificate of registration of a motor vehicle of the registered owner of the vehicle in Form 33

Pay the appropriate fee as specified in rule 81 of the Central Motor Vehicle Rules 1989

Documents required

Application in Form 33

Certificate of registration

Proof of new address

Valid insurance certificate

Pollution under control certificate

No Objection Certificate from financier (in case of hypothecation)*

Smart card fee*

Attested copy of PAN card or Form 60 and Form 61(as applicable)*

Chassis & Engine Pencil Print*

Signature Identification of owner*

Documents marked with an asterisk (*) may require in some states.

Stages for re registration of vehicle to transfer to a different state.


NOC from the RTO where your vehicle is registered

Re registration of vehicle process in the new state or union territory

Refund of road tax

Cancellation of NOC, that is to say, the vehicle does not move to your new location

First Stage of re registration of vehicle

Obtain a NOC from the RTO where your vehicle is registered

If the owner desires to remove his vehicle outside the jurisdiction of the registering authority within or outside the State then the owner shall file the application for issue of clearance certificate with the registering authority where the vehicle is registered.


Apply for no objection certificate under section 48 in Form 28 to the registering authority by which the vehicle was previously registered

In the case of a transport vehicle, furnish additional documentary evidence (permit surrender, challan clearance, tax clearance, fitness clearance)

Pay the due taxes on vehicle, if any

Pay the appropriate fee as specified in Rule 81 of the Central Motor Vehicle Rules 1989

Form 28 for NOC for re registration of vehicle transfer different state

Form 28: Application form of no objection certificate

Documents required

Application in Form 28

Certified copy of the certificate of registration

Certified copy of the certificate of insurance

Evidence of payment of motor vehicle tax up-to-date

Pollution under control certificate

Chassis & Engine Pencil Print*

Signature Identification of owner*

Additional documentary evidence for transport vehicle

The vehicle is not covered by any permit issued by any transport authority

Sum of money agreed upon to be paid by the holder of the permit, if any, is not pending recovery

Evidence of payment of tax on passengers and goods under any law for the time being in force up to the date of application


Stage 2

Re registration of vehicle process of interstate vehicle transfer

When you have relocated your car in the new location,

You should register your vehicle with the new RTO territory

This ensures  your re registration of vehicle is completed before the NOC is terminated,

Documents needed to initiate the process:

Original RC copy

Copy of Insurance of the car.

Copy of the NOC you obtained in previous steps – from the bank, police department and the RTO.

Form 29 and form 30 for re-registration.

Emission test certificate

Photo ID and local address proof.

Applicable fees like road tax, octroi charges.

As mentioned earlier, you can drive for a maximum of 12 months in a new city without the need of going for a re registration of vehicle as per the rules of the RTO

It takes about approximately 30 days to process your re registration of vehicle.

Therefore the RTO will take a few days to issue your registration process.

hence, it is advice that you register with present RTO 60 day before expiration.

Stage 3.

Payment of road tax/  refund

Post re registration of vehicle, you are required to pay road tax again in the new state .

Only after the payment, the previously paid road tax will be refunded,

Documents required.

I. d proof

Address proof

New registration certificate

Old Registration Certificate

Insurance policy with new registration number

Application for Road tax refund

Updated and signed Form collected from the RTO


After completing the application for a tax refund,  the RTO in the new state will need a CRTI( Confirmation of registration transfer) where it will contact your previous RTO. the previous will issue a CRTI, Post the CRTI issuance.

Finally, the refund will process within six months.

Stage 5

Cancellation of NOC

for some reason, if you did not move your vehicle to your new location but you have completed all the above stages.

You will need to apply for cancellation of your NOC

Steps to be followed for cancellation of NOC

Firstly, Collect a NUC (non-utilisation certificate) of NOC from the RTO you applied for NOC

Secondly. Attain an Affidavit stating the reason you want to cancel the NOC and ensuring that vehicle was mot misuse


Re registration of vehicle process seems difficult.

Although the process takes a longer period to register,

If the stages and steps are followed properly, certainly the task will be completed without any difficulty.

If the task seems too difficult for you, you can hire an expert or agent to guide you through the process.

To sum up,  if you are moving to a new state for more than 12 months, you will require re registration of vehicle in the new state,

You need to pay you road tax again, then you can get your previous road tax refunded.

When you do not move your vehicle after the RTO issues  NOC, therefore, you need to apply for cancellation of NOC


(n.d.). Retrieved September 13, 2020, from https://parivahan.gov.in/

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