How to Transfer Ownership of Vehicle in Ahmedabad
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How to Transfer Ownership of Vehicle in Ahmedabad

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Ahmedabad is the capital city of Gujarat and home to a fast-growing economy. No wonder, then, that it’s also among the biggest used car markets as there are many who pick up a second-hand cars over new ones owing to their higher affordability and lower rate of depreciation. Also, many second-hand car buyers from adjoining small tows visit the city in search for good used car options. All this means that the market for used cars in Ahmedabad is much bigger than that for the new ones.

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That said, it’s normal to see second-hand car buyers going to a middleman (or as many say, an agent) to easily get the vehicle ownership transferred in their name. However, one must note that it is not difficult to have the RC transferred in his or her name. To initiate the process of the ownership transfer, one needs to submit required documents to the local RTO within 30 days of buying an old car. Furthermore, in case the second-hand vehicle isn’t originally registered at a RTO in Gujarat, one needs to procure a NOC from the original RTO in different state before commencing the RC transfer process.

Also Read – How to Transfer Ownership of Vehicle in Gurgaon

RTOs in Ahmedabad with Details

There are 2 RTOs in Ahmedabad. Here are there details-

RTO- Ahmedabad, Gujarat

RTO- Ahmedabad East, Gujarat

Also read – RTO Forms List India

Step-by-Step Guide on How to Apply for Transfer Of Vehicle Ownership in Ahmedabad

Once you have bought a pre-owned car, you need to initiate the RC transfer process at the local RTO within 30 days of purchase. The steps involved in the transfer of ownership are-

Step 1 – Procurement of No Objection Certificate (NOC) From The Traffic Department: (Required if seller and buyer of used car reside in different RTO area)

Thanks to the Gujarat’s proximity with Rajasthan and Maharashtra, it’s not uncommon to see people in Ahmedabad buying cars from these two neighbouring states. In such a scenario, the RC transfer process involves a few extra steps as in case the used car you’ve purchased isn’t registered in Gujarat, you need to first get the car de-registered from its original RTO. –

  • In case the car you’ve purchases is registered in Ahmedabad but not at your local RTO, you’ll need to procure a NOC from original RTO by submitting a duly-filled Form 28.
  • In case the used car is not registered in any of the RTOs of Ahmedabad, you will have to get a Form 29 from the original RTO.

Also read – What is Form 28, 29, 30, 35 of RTO?

Step 2 – Visit RTO With Required Documents

Once a NOC has been obtained from the original RTO, the ownership transfer process can be initiated by submitting the following documents, at the local RTO in Ahmedabad –

  • Original RC
  • Form 20
  • NOC from previous RTO
  • Form 27
  • Form 33
  • Attested copy of address proof
  • Attested copy of the valid driving license of car owner
  • Attested copy of PUC Certificate
  • PAN Card, Form 60, or Form 61
  • Passport-size photos of the applicant
  • Lending bank NOC if the vehicle is under a loan

It is worth a mention here that one needs to be very cautious while filling details in the RTO forms. Sections that are not applicable should never be left black and one should instead put a ‘N/A’ over there.

Also Read – Steps to get hypothecation removed from RC (registration certificate) of the car

Step 3- Submission Of Documents

After you have submitted all the documents to the RTO, you’ll have to pay the fees for RC transfer. After this, the procedure of RC transfer will take up to 30 working days. You can check the status of your vehicle’s RC simply by visiting the official Government portal here.

Step 4 – Re-Registration of Vehicle After Interstate Transfer: (In case vehicle is from a different state)

After obtaining a NOC from the original RTO, you need to submit an application for re-registration of your second-hand car to the local RTO. You’ll need to submit the following documents to RTO for the re-registration of your vehicle-

  • Original RC from another state
  • Form 20
  • NOC from previous RTO
  • Form 27
  • Form 33
  • Attested copy of address proof
  • Attested copy of the valid driving license of car owner
  • Attested copy of PUC Certificate
  • PAN Card, Form 60, or Form 61
  • Passport-size photos of the applicant
  • Lending bank NOC if the vehicle is under a loan

A new registration number will be issued to your car once the local RTO processes your application after verification of the documents.

Step 5 – Payment Of Road Tax

Also, if your used car is not registered in Ahmedabad, you will have to pay the road tax to the local RTO and get the car re-registered. The amount you will have to pay will be based on the original invoice of the vehicle, while you can claim a refund from the original RTO once your car is de-registered from there. The refund you’ll get is calculated as per the age of the vehicle. Documents that will be required to claim a reimbursement include –

  • Application for road tax refund
  • Updated and signed Form 16, which is essentially the applicant’s salary certificate from the employer
  • Copy of the new registration certificate
  • Copy of the old registration certificate
  • Insurance policy with new registration number
  • Proof of ID
  • Address proof

Also Read – RTO Charges for New Car – Road Tax in India in Different States

Also Read – How to get NOC from any RTO offices in India

Documents Required for Transfer of Vehicle Ownership in Ahmedabad

Following is a list of documents that are required to transfer ownership of a vehicle in Ahmeadad –  

  • Original  RC
  • Dully filled Form no.29
  • Dully filled Form no.30
  • Copy of valid insurance
  • Copy of valid pollution under control certificate
  • Copy of Residential Certificate (voter card/ passport/ telephone/electricity bill/ ration card) etc. attach any  two  attested copies.
  • Crime Report of N.C.R.B.

Also read – How do you change car ownership?

Also Read – How to Find Vehicle Owner Details Online?


Q: What is the process of RC Transfer?

A.: The process of RC transfer is same as transfer of ownership of a vehicle. The RC transfer is mandatory once a used car is bought from the original owner and most RTOs, including those in Ahmedabad, require the transfer process to be initiated within 30 days of buying of a second-hand car. The RC transfer is necessary to ensure that all the legal liabilities are transferred to the new owner of the car. In case one fails to apply for RC transfer within 30 days of date of purchase, he’ll have to pay a fine of Rs 500 per month for the delay in the initiation of ownership transfer procedure.

Q: How can you check your RC Transfer status?

A.: You can check the status of your vehicle’s Registration Certificate (RC) online by clicking on this link.

Q: How much time does RC transfer procedure take in Ahmedabad?

A. The RTOs in Ahmedabad take up to 30 working days to complete the RC transfer process after all the required documentation is submitted by the new owner.

The process of transfer of ownership isn’t really tough, provided you have the correct documentation. However, chances are that your busy schedule would not allow you to properly follow the numerous steps that are involved in ownership transfer. This is exactly where we, at Cars24, can help you as we not only provide users with a great platform to sell their used car online and get the best price for it but even take care of all the documentation, like RC transfer, totally free of cost. Also, you can check out our used car valuation tool to become aware of the right resale value of any used car in India.

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