How to get a duplicate Registration Certificate
It is a well-known fact that drivers cannot drive their vehicles on the Indian roads without having a valid RC i.e. a Registration Certificate. So, if your RC has been lost, damaged, or mutilated, you need to issue yourself a duplicate registration certificate. You can easily get the certificate by following the below-mentioned procedure here.
Before issuing a duplicate registration certificate, you should be aware of the cases where you would require a duplicate RC-
- When you have the original RC but with a broken or missing chip, this RC is not valid.
- When your RC has incorrect information such as HPA / HPT, Ownership serial, MFG year, etc.
- The details/ information differs in Vahan Check from the original Registration Certificate.
- When the CHASSIS number is not legible.
- When you have misplaced or lost your RC.
What is the procedure to obtain the duplicate registration certificate?
- Firstly, you will need to file a FIR at the nearest police station where you lost your RC.
- After that, fill the Form 26 to apply for a duplicate registration certificate and take the printout.
- Clear out all your pending payments as specified in Rule 81 of the Central Motor Vehicles Rules 1989.
- Get a signature of the vehicle financier if you have purchased your vehicle on a loan.
- Submit the duly filled Form 26 along with the supporting documents and complaint letter at the RTO office that issued you the original.
What are the documents required for getting a duplicate registration certificate?
Below mentioned are the documents which you would require while issuing a duplicate registration certificate:
- Duly filled application form 26
- Police certificate from the police department where the damage to your original RC has happened
- Pollution under control certificate stating that the pollution is under control
- Valid insurance certificate*
- Proof of address*
- If the motor vehicle is commercial, in that case, a challan clearance from the traffic police and Enforcement Transport Wing is also required.
- A document stating the tax clearance from the Accounts Department is required in the case of commercial vehicles*
- Attested copy of PAN Card or Form 60 & Form 61 (as applicable) *
- Chassis & Engine Pencil Print*
- Signature Identification of owner*
- An affidavit stating that RC is lost and has not been impounded*
- The copies need to be attested by an MLA/Nigam
- Parishad/Gazetted officer/Public Notary. After all the documents are received and verified successfully, the registering authority will issue a duplicate registration certificate.
Please note the documents marked with an asterisk (*) may be required in some states.
I hope the above-mentioned information might have helped you to know how to get a duplicate RC in an event where you lost your RC.