Frequently Asked Queries About the Vehicle Re-Registration Procedure

Frequently Asked Queries About the Vehicle Re-Registration Procedure

For a vehicle to legally ply on the road, registration, PUC and vehicle insurance policy are the three minimum requirements. Without these three documents, you, the owner-rider are subjected to hefty fines. These documents are not only legal requirements, but also ensure the safeguard for your vehicle like the insurance policy.

The Motor Vehicles Act of 1988 makes it mandatory to have at least third party insurance that ensure a protection to others against damages that might be inflicted due to your fault. Alternatively, a comprehensive policy can be purchased. Comprehensive plans not only provide third-party coverage, but also ensure protection from damages to your vehicle.

Buying a car or bike generally requires you to look after the insurance and PUC compliances while the registration is managed by the dealer. But certain regulations require you to re-register your vehicle. Here are some of the commonly asked questions regarding the re-registration process to help you understand this requirement better. Let’s have a look:

What is vehicle re-registration?

Section 39A of the Motor Vehicles Act of 1988 lays down the requirement for all vehicles to be registered with a transport authority. There is a period of 15 years for which the registration once granted, is applicable. But if you wish to continue using your vehicle after such duration, you need to apply for re-registration of your vehicle.

What is re-registration important?

The purpose of re-registration is to curb any illegal activities for older vehicles, which are either discarded as scrap or continued to be used. Re-registration helps the government identify vehicles which are no longer in use or used by the owner. In addition, re-registration is required to buy or renew 2-wheeer and 4 wheeler insurance.

Which are the different situations that require re-registration of your vehicle?

There are two separate situations that require you to re-register your vehicle –

  1. Expiry of original registration tenure

For private all vehicle that are over 15 years of age and still in use, the re-registration is a mandatory requirement. All vehicle registered in private capacity are issued a registration certificate for a validity of 15 years. Once this duration is expired, the re-registration becomes a mandate. The road transport authority where the vehicle is registered need to be applied for the re-registration. Such re-registration is valid for a period of 5 years. Until the RTO deem it safe for the vehicle to be driven, it can be re-registered for every 5 years.

  1. Relocation within different states

Another situation that demand relocation is when you relocate to a different state than the original state of registration of such vehicle. The law states that if a vehicle registered in a particular state is present is another state for a duration of more than 12 months, re-registration is required. Hence, visiting a different state with your vehicle does not require you to re-register however, permanent relocation demands.

Which type of vehicles require re-registration?

All types of vehicles, both privately owned as well as those owned by organisations require re-registration.

These are some of the commonly asked questions regarding re-registration. When you re-register the vehicles, it is helpful in even renewing its vehicle insurance coverage. Please note that insurance is the subject matter of solicitation. For more details on benefits, exclusions, limitations, terms and conditions, please read sales brochure/policy wording carefully before concluding a sale.