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How to Apply for a Duplicate RC Book

A registration certificate carries the same significance as that of a driving license. A registration certificate proves that you have registered your vehicle with the RTO. Once an RC (registration certificate) gets lost, you will have to quickly get a duplicate RC.

Getting a duplicate RC (registration certificate) Book follows the same steps as getting a duplicate driving license. Following a few steps will help you get your duplicate RC Book within no time.

What are the steps to follow to get a duplicate Registration Certificate Book?

There are two main ways to get a duplicate RC Book: one way is the offline method and the other way is the online method.

How to get a duplicate Registration Certificate Book via the offline method?

There are a few major steps to be followed.

  • File an FIR with the local police station: This should be the first step once you have lost your RC Book. File a complaint with the local police. Mention everything about the vehicle: the make and model, owner details, chassis number, engine number, and registration number. Take 5 or 6 copies of the FIR and take it with you to the local RTO office.
  • Visit a local RTO centre and get an RC extract. First let us understand what is an RC extract. A citizen can get vehicle owner's information (RC-Extract) about registered transport vehicles, as well as, driving license through any of the RTO centres spread across the state.
  • File an application for a duplicate RC. You can do this along with application of form 26. What is form 26?
  • You need to get your vehicle financier to attest that you have purchased the vehicle on loan.
  • Choose the type of vehicle you are applying for: two-wheeler or 4-wheeler
  • Apply for an bike insurance if you don’t have one. Your application for a duplicate RC can depend heavily on the insurance you have. So, also make sure it isn’t expiring or has already expired.
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The whole process will take roughly 3 or 4 hours. However, if you want to get all of it done in 1 day, reach early and on a weekday.

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Supporting documents, that you would require:

  • Original Registration certificate copy in case of damage (damage can include being burnt, torn, mutilated in any form etc).
  • Tax token and tax payment details of last 4 quarters
  • Insurance certificate
  • No objection certificate (NOC) from the financier
  • Valid pollution under control certificate

What are the steps to get a duplicate Registration Certificate via the online method?

  • Fill out an application form online on the Parivahan Sewa website. It will ask for information about the police verification and the vehicle insurance. Fill out the details and click on the submit button.
  • Submit the required service fee (which includes fee of smart card) online with the application form. The fee varies slightly depending on whether it is a two wheeler, 4 wheeler, LCV, HCV etc.
  • On successful payment, a receipt will be generated, which needs to be submitted along with other documents, at the governing transport authority office.

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Supporting documents, you would require:

  • Original Registration certificate copy in case of damage (damage can include being burnt, torn, mutilated in any form etc).
  • Tax token and tax payment details of last 4 quarters
  • Insurance certificate
  • No objection certificate (NOC) from the financier
  • Valid pollution under control certificate

What are the steps to get a duplicate Registration Certificate via the online method?

  • Fill out an application form online on the Parivahan Sewa website. It will ask for information about the police verification and the vehicle insurance. Fill out the details and click on the submit button.
  • Submit the required service fee (which includes fee of smart card) online with the application form. The fee varies slightly depending on whether it is a two wheeler, 4 wheeler, LCV, HCV etc.
  • On successful payment, a receipt will be generated, which needs to be submitted along with other documents, at the governing transport authority office.

FAQ’s


How long will the entire process take?

The whole process will take roughly 3 or 4 hours. However, if you want to get all of it done in 1 day, reach early and on a weekday.

Is the process for applying for a 2-wheeler and a 4-wheeler the same?

Yes, the process is nearly the same. The only difference is in selecting the type of vehicle you are applying the duplicate RC for: 4-wheeler or 2-wheeler and the details of the vehicle. The fees could also vary depending on the type of vehicle. Also buy Two wheeler insurance policy that will pay for any third-party damage caused by your two-wheeler in an accident.

How will the entire process take?

The whole process will take roughly 3 or 4 hours. However, if you want to get all of it done in 1 day, reach early and on a weekday.

Is the process for applying for a 2-wheeler and a 4-wheeler the same?

Yes, the process is nearly the same. The only difference is in selecting the type of vehicle you are applying the duplicate RC for: 4-wheeler or 2-wheeler and the details of the vehicle. The fees could also vary depending on the type of vehicle. Also buy Two wheeler insurance policy that will pay for any third-party damages caused by your two-wheeler in an accident.

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