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How to Check Car Insurance?

Tracking the status of your car insurance policy is important. Read on to know how you check details about your car insurance plan.

  • 14 Jan 2023
  • 2 min read


According to the Motor Vehicle Act, all cars must have at least third-party liability insurance. If you do not follow this law, you will face consequences.  Hence, you should make sure you renew your policy on time to avoid any issues. If you are not sure of your policy expiry date, check it right away.

If you remember your policy number, you can check the status with the insurer directly. If you don't remember, you have two options:

  • Through the Insurance Information Bureau (IIB) portal
  • Via Vahan e-services

You can also check the status offline by visiting the insurer's branch office with your KYC and vehicle documentation. You can also use the online car insurance app of your insurer for the same. 

How to check the car insurance status on the IIB portal?

IIB is a government agency that maintains digital records of all the vehicles registered in India. To check your car insurance status on the IIB portal, do the following: 

  • Go to the official website of IIB
  • Go to the quick links displayed on the homepage and choose "V-Seva"
  • After clicking the link, the Accident Vehicle Information Retrieval System webpage will appear on the screen 
  • Next, fill in the information such as the registered mobile number, registration number, and a few other details
  • Always double-check the information, before clicking the "Submit" button.
  • The insurance status will be displayed on your computer screen

Guidelines to check car insurance status on the IIB portal

You must exercise caution when checking the status via IIB. A single error could cause you to repeat the entire process. Here are some things you must keep in mind. 

  • Share your car registration number without inputting any special characters or spaces. The correct format is UP-65-TA-XXXX.
  • There is one disadvantage of using this website. It reflects your insurance information two months after you purchase it. For example, if you purchased car insurance for your new car on March 31, 2021, the details will be available on IIB from June 1, 2021, onwards.
  • When checking the status of a new car, you must provide information such as the engine and chassis number.
  • If the IIB portal does not display the insurance or other critical information, you may need to visit the Regional Transport Office (RTO).
  • The IIB allows up to three attempts to check the status online.

Check through Vahan e-services

If you are unable to find the insurance status through IIB, try checking it through Vahan e-services by following the steps below:

  • Go to the VAHAN e-service portal
  • Tap on "Know Your Vehicle Details"
  • Share your car registration number and then tap on the "Search Vehicle" option
  • The displayed result will include all relevant information about your vehicle, including the insurance expiration date

How to check the car insurance status in IL?

If you have an ICICI Lombard car insurance policy, you can track its status even if you have misplaced the documents. Simply follow the steps mentioned below:

  • Go to the ICICI Lombard website
  • Navigate to the car insurance page and enter your vehicle's registration number, registered mobile phone number, and email address
  • Click the "Submit" button
  • Your insurance information will be displayed on the screen
You can also download you car insurance policy documents easily with ICICI Lombard.

If none of the above-mentioned methods works, you will have to visit the RTO.

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