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.
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.
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There are 2 RTOs in Ahmedabad. Here are there details-
RTO- Ahmedabad, Gujarat
RTO- Ahmedabad East, Gujarat
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-
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. –
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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 –
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.
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.
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-
A new registration number will be issued to your car once the local RTO processes your application after verification of the documents.
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 –
Following is a list of documents that are required to transfer ownership of a vehicle in Ahmeadad –
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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.
A.: You can check the status of your vehicle’s Registration Certificate (RC) online by clicking on this link.
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.