When your vehicle registration expires, you need re-registration of a vehicle after 15 years. You can renew the vehicle registration after 15 years before 60 days of the expiry of the original for its continuous use. However, registration certificate up to 90 days when it expires. After that, the vehicle registration certificate (RC) should renew every five years as long as it is deemed fit by the RTO. Under the Motor Vehicle Act of 1988 states that any motor vehicle that is meant to be used on public roads should have a valid registration.
Expiration of registration certificate
The vehicle registration certificate (RC) expires after 15 years. You should renew it after 15 years from the date of its original issuance. As a result, the RTO will consider your vehicle as scrap. Besides, the re-registration of a vehicle can be renewed after 15 years within 90 days or even six months after the RC has expired if you do not receive a citation for terminated registration. Your month of expiration won’t change.
Procedure for renewal RC
As per the Central Motor Vehicle Rules, re-registration of vehicles should be done every five years after 15 years, for as long as the department considers the vehicle roadworthy.
- Form 25: Duly filled up
- Registration Certificate in original
- Pollution Certificate
- Valid Insurance Certificate
- Produce the vehicle before the registering authority for inspection.
- Pay the renewal RC fee at the cash counter and collect the receipt.
- The department issues a new Registration Certificate.
Every registration certificate is probably renewed not more than 60 days before the date of its expiry of the registration for its continuous use.
- Apply for renewal of r certificate of registration in Form 25 to the Registering Authority in whose jurisdiction the vehicle is, not more than 60 days before the date of its expiry
- Pay the due taxes on vehicle, if any
- Pay the appropriate fee as specified in Rule 81 of the Central Motor Vehicle Rules 1989
Documents required for re-registration of vehicle after 15 years
- Application in Form 25
- Pollution under control certificate
- Fitness certificate*
- Certificate of registration*
- Proof for the payment of up-to-date road tax paid*
- Insurance certificate*
- Copy of PAN card or Form 60 & Form 61 (as applicable)*
- Chassis & Engine Pencil Print*
- Signature Identification of owner*
Step by step process required for renewal rc
The following is a step-by-step process required to renew a registration certificate.
- Obtain a Form 25 and fill in the required details
- The filled and duly signed form submitted to the RTO under which the vehicle was first registered
- You might need to pay some taxes levied on the vehicle by the RTO. If so, make the required payment at the spot
- As per Rule 81 of Centre Motor Vehicles Rules 1989, you will also need to pay a feel for the renewal process of the renewal of the registration certificate of the car.
- A document that shows the signature identification of the owner of the car
A vehicle needs renewal RC in primarily two conditions. Firstly, the Central Motor Vehicles Act makes it mandatory for all private vehicles to re-registration a vehicle after 15 years from the date of original registration. Subsequently, the registration must renew in 5 years as long as the RTO considers the vehicle safe and roadworthy.
Requirements to consider before re-registration of the vehicle after 15 years for vehicle inspection to pass the fitness certificate
- Maintain the vehicle.
- Consider denting and painting your vehicle.
- To pass the pollution test fine-tuned the engine.
- Consider servicing and set your engine.
- All electrical equipment for instance backlight, sensors, the indicator should function.
- Make sure the vehicle is functioning.
- Similarly without problems in the pickup, extra noise in engine or suspension.
Fees and charges for RC renewal
In case of delay for applying renewal RC, An additional fee of 300 Rupees for delay of every month or part therefore in respect of motorcycles. On the other hand,500 Rupees for delay of every month or part therefore in respect of other classes of non-transport vehicles shall be levied.
The RTO renews RC after 15 years, even if the registration expires. The re-registration of the vehicle after 15 years can be within 90 days or even after six months after the RC has expired if you do not receive a citation for terminated registration.
In short, fill up Form 25 and complete all the necessary columns. It should be accompanied by the original RC, valid pollution certificate, and insurance certificate. Followed by vehicle inspection in front of the registering authority. After that, pay the applicable fees for re-registering the vehicle at the cash counter and collect the receipt. Then the department issues the fresh registration certificate.
Your month of expiration won’t change. In case of a delay, subsequently, a penalty is charged. We hope we simplified the process for you and clarified the steps, fees, and documents required.
Renewal of RC. (n.d.). Retrieved September 10, 2020, from https://parivahan.gov.in/