The Registration Certificate (RC) of a motor vehicle is a legal document stating that the vehicle is registered with the Regional Transport Office (RTO) authorities of the Government of India. It is as essential a document for your motor vehicle as to the driving license. Registration Certificate can be availed either in the form of an RC Book or an RC Smart Card.Details mentioned in the RC Book
The RC book provides the below mentioned essential information about your vehicle-
Following is the list of documents required when applying for a Registration Certificate for your vehicle-
Here’s a step-to-step guide to getting your vehicle registered.
The registration certificate (RC) of a motor vehicle is valid for 15 years from the date of issuance. Hence, it is required to renew the RC not more than 60 days from the date of its expiry. The renewed RC is valid for 5 years.
Documents required for RC renewal
The process to apply for RC renewal
In case the RC of your motor vehicle is lost, you can apply for a duplicate RC both online as well as offline. Here’s a step-to-step guide for the same.
The Duplicate RC is sent to the registered address of the vehicle owner. Read more: Function and Importance of RTO