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All About Fancy Number Plate For Cars

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A car’s registration number is its identity, just like you are known by your name. Registration numbers are issued by the RTO and are mainly randomly selected four digits. However, many people love to have eye-catching or interesting digits for the car’s registration, and in case you’re one of them, you should surely go through our detailed guide on a fancy number plate or, as some of you call it, a VIP number plate.

What is a Fancy Number Plate?

Before we discuss the fancy numbers for cars, we need to tell you what they are exactly. Practically speaking, a so-called VIP number plate is simply a way to attract attention to your vehicle and benefit from an additional street cred. This is the very reason often the affluent spend lakhs on a fancy number for their car. In case you didn’t know already, these numbers can be anything like ‘9999’ or ‘0001’, with the latter being actually quite costly to purchase from.

This is because such numbers are not as random as the ones normally offered by the RTO. Some popular VIP numbers include 0001, 0100, 1111, 4444, 0786, etc. Basically, instead of giving such attractive numbers randomly to vehicle owners, RTO charges a premium by holding a bid after setting a base price. This helps government raise extra funds.

How to get Fancy Number Plate for cars?

In case you would want to have fancy numbers for cars or, in other words, a VIP number plate, you should go thru the process that has been given below –

  • Register as a public user at the official Ministry of Road Transport and Highway (MoRTH) website.
  • Choose your preferred fancy number plate.
  • Deposit a fee for the registration and for booking the VIP number you require.
  • Once you have deposited the fees, bid for the number you want to buy.
  • Based on the results, you can be allotted the number you have bedded for. However, on winning the auction, you need to deposit the balance amount immediately.
  • On winning the bid, you need to print the allotment letter after making all the payments.
  • You can claim a refund of the fee in case you don’t get the number of your choice.
  • You can visit https://vahan.parivahan.gov.in/fancy/ to check the availability of the fancy number at the local RTO and then apply accordingly.

Additional details on Fancy Numbers for Cars

Once you have understood how to get a fancy number plate, it is important to know some additional details about the number plate that your car will carry.

  • As all cars are required to be equipped with HSRP (High-Security Registration Plates), even the ones with the VIP number are mandated to feature these plates.
  • These standardised plates are made of aluminium with hot-stamped Chromium and a 10-digit PIN with a hologram attached to every plate.
  • Even if your car has a VIP number plate attached to it, your plates are required to adhere to the specifications given by the Central Motor Vehicles Act of 1989.

Fees for VIP Number Plate

You need to understand that the registration fee for a fancy number plate differs from one state to another, just like the generation registration charges differ. Therefore, you are required to know about the fee in the state you live in. Other than the registration fee, one might also have to make an advance payment to book a certain number plate. This payment depends on the type of number you require. Details of fees for fancy number for cars are provided by us in the table below –

CategoryExample of NumbersBooking Amount
Super Elite0001Rs. 5 lakh
Single Digit0003, 0005, 0009 and so onRs. 3 lakh
Semi-Fancy Numbers0100, 0666, 4444, 8000, etc.Rs. 1 lakh
Others0786, numbers from 0010 to 0099, and many othersRs.2 lakh

You should be aware that the advance you pay for the VIP number plate might not be the final amount you’re required to pay as it’s the bidding that decides what’s the final sum of money for which a fancy car number would finally be sold. In case you lose this bidding, your advance payment will be returned to you.

Do I Need HSRP for a Fancy Number Plate?

In case you’re really interested in getting yourself fancy numbers for cars, you should go through this section very carefully. As per the latest rules, every vehicle, regardless of its number type, should have an HSRP. In fact, this rule from the Central Motor Vehicles Rules, 1989 clearly states that from 1st April 2019, all new vehicles will have to come with HSRPs in order to avoid any kind of botheration to the buyers. Fancy Number plates must contain HSRP as well.

List of VIP Number Plate Options with Prices in Maharashtra

Here is a list of fancy numbers for cars and bikes available in most states. However, the charges given here are for the state of Maharashtra and may differ in other states.


VIP Registration Numbers Available
Charges for Four-wheeler (INR)Charged for Two-wheeler (INR)
000130000050000
0009, 0099, 0786, 0999, 99991,50,00020,000
0111, 0222, 0333, 0444,0555, 0666,
0777, 0888, 1111,2222,3333,4444,
5555,6666,7777,8888
7000015000
0010, 0011, 0022, 0033, 0044, 0055, 0066, 0077, 0100, 0123, 0234, 0345, 0456, 0500, 0505, 0567, 0678, 0789, 0900, 1000, 1001, 1234, 1515, 1818, 2345, 2525, 2727, 3456, 3636, 4545, 4567, 5000, 5454, 5678, 6363, 6789, 7007, 7272, 8181, 9000, 9009, 9090, 0002, 0003, 0004, 0005, 0006, 0007, 0008,5000010000
Extra payment for any registration number beyond 1000 from the last serial number allotted75005000
Extra payment for any registration number which does not come under the serial number (Any number till 1000)50003000
0088, 0101, 0200, 0202, 0300, 0303, 0400, 0404, 0600, 0606, 0700, 0707, 0800, 0808, 0909, 1010, 1011, 1100, 1112, 1200, 1212, 1213, 1221, 1300, 1313, 1314, 1331, 1400, 1414, 1415, 1500, 1516, 1600, 1616, 1617, 1700, 1717, 1718, 1800, 1819, 1900, 1919, 1920, 2000, 2002, 2020, 2021, 2100, 2121, 2122, 2200, 2223, 2300, 2323, 2324, 2400, 2424, 2425, 2500, 2526, 2600, 2626, 2627, 2700, 2728, 2800, 2828, 2829, 2900, 2929, 2930, 3000, 3003, 3030, 3031, 3100, 3131, 3132, 3200, 3232, 3233, 3300, 3334, 3400, 3434, 3435, 3500, 3535, 3536, 3600, 3637, 3700, 3737, 3738, 3800, 3838, 3839, 3900, 3939, 3940, 4000, 4004, 4040, 4041, 4100, 4141, 4142, 4200, 4242, 4243, 4300, 4343, 4344, 4400, 4445, 4500, 4546, 4600, 4646, 4647, 4700, 4747, 4748, 4800, 4848, 4849, 4900, 4949, 4950, 5005, 5050, 5051, 5100, 5151, 5152, 5200, 5252, 5253, 5300, 5353, 5400, 5455, 5500, 5556, 5600, 5656, 5657, 5700, 5757, 5758, 5800, 5858, 5859, 5900, 5959, 5960, 5995, 6000, 6060, 6061, 6100, 6161, 6162, 6200, 6262, 6263, 6300, 6364, 6400, 6464, 6465, 6500, 6565, 6566, 6600, 6667, 6700, 6767, 6768, 6800, 6868, 6869, 6969, 6900, 6970, 7000, 7070, 7071, 7080, 7100, 7172, 7200, 7273, 7300, 7373, 7374, 7400, 7474, 7475, 7500, 7575, 7576, 7600, 7676, 7677, 7700, 7778, 7800, 7878, 7879, 7900, 7979, 8000, 8008, 8080, 8081, 8100, 8182, 8200, 8282, 8283, 8300, 8383, 8384, 8400, 8484, 8485, 8500, 8585, 8586, 8600, 8686, 8687, 8700, 8787, 8788, 8800, 8889, 8900, 8989, 8990, 9091, 9100, 9191, 9192, 9200, 9292, 9293, 9300, 9393, 9394, 9400, 9494, 9495, 9500, 9595, 9596, 9600, 9696, 9697, 9700, 9797, 9798, 9800, 9898, 9899, 9900.150005000

Special VIP Number Plates

While you can purchase a fancy number plate through bidding, every state reserves certain categories of numbers for VVIPs. These numbers are of special types and might not need to follow the regular rules of allotment. These special VIP car numbers include –

  • Vehicles belonging to the President of India.
  • Vehicles belonging to the Governors
  • Vehicles that belong to the Army
  • Vehicles belonging to the Diplomats
  • Vehicles belonging to the State Government

We are hopeful that with the above information on fancy numbers for cars, you can get yourself a fancy number plate and easily have your car stand out on the road.

FAQs

Q: What are the eligibility criteria for acquiring a fancy vehicular number?

A: There is no eligibility criteria but you need to pay higher charges than you would for getting a regular registration number for your vehicle.

Q: How long does it take to get a fancy number plate in India?

A: The registration takes up to three days and after that, it takes two days for the actual bidding process to happen and then the rest of the process is completed in the next 5 days.

Q: What are three important factors to remember when booking a VIP number for your vehicle?

A: 1) Visit the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways official website and enter the details
2) Book the preferred number through an advance payment
3) If your bidding is successful, you need to pay the dues in 5 days, failing which your ownership of that number is considered null and void.

Q: Can I keep my number plate when I sell my car?

A: Yes, you can keep your fancy number plate if you sell or scrap youre car.

Q: Is it compulsory to have a Fancy number plate?

A: No, it’s not compulsory to have a fancy number plate.

Q: Is there any manual which I can refer to know about the entire process of auction of fancy number?

A: Yes, you can visit the below official site to know the details of the entire process of auction: https://parivahan.gov.in › parivahan › sites › default › files › FAQDOCS

Q: Does every state have different chosen vehicle registration numbers?

A: Yes, every state has its own list of fancy numbers for vehicles.

Q: Where can I see the fancy number availability status?

A: You can visit the website given below to get to know the fancy number availability https://vahan.parivahan.gov.in/fancy/faces/public/checkfancynumberavailability.

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