Kolkata (aka Calcutta), the capital of West Bengal, is the biggest car market in its region and this is the same for both new and old cars. In fact, the demand for used cars in Kolkata is much higher than that for new cars. This is due to the lower cost and lower depreciation experienced by used vehicles. Like we always say, it’s a wise option to purchase a second-hand car instead of a new one. However, among the most important steps after buying an old car is to get it re-registered in your name.
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To start the ownership transfer process in Kolkata, the new owner should submit the relevant documents to the RTO within 30 days of purchase. If the new owner is not a resident of the area in whose RTO the car is originally registered, he’ll be required to obtain a NOC from the original RTO and submit it to the local RTO. In case the process of ownership change isn’t started in 30 days, the new owner has to pay a fine of Rs 500 a month. Many times, the new car buyers use the services of a middleman to get the ownership transferred in their name. They pay extra just to escape the tedious task of RC transfer. However, one can make the entire process much simpler by following the below steps.
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There are 2 RTOs in Kolkata. They are-
Once you have bought a used car, you can initiate the transfer process at the local RTO within 30 days of purchase. The RC transfer process consists of following stages-
In case used car brought by you is not registered in West Bengal, you will need to first de-register the car in its original state and then follow the below process-
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Similarly, in case the used car is not registered in the RTO in your area, you will need to get a NOC from the original RTO before starting the transfer process.
After obtaining the NOC from the original RTO, you can initiate the transfer process at the local RTO by submission of following documents –
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Along with the submission of the above documents, you will need to pay the required fees for RC transfer at the local RTO. The ownership transfer process can take up to 30 working days to get completed. You can check the status of your vehicle’s RC by clicking on this link.
Like we said, in case your used car is from a different state, you will need to first get it de-registered in the original RTO and then re-register it at your local RTO. In such a case, the following documents will be required for re-registration of the vehicle:
After all the above documents are submitted, the RTO will process the same and then allot a new registration number within 30 working days.
If the second-hand car that you’ve just bought is not registered in West Bengal, you will need to re-register it in Kolkata and pay the road tax to the local RTO. The payable amount is calculated on the original invoice. You can also claim
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Following are the documents required for transfer of vehicle ownership in Kolkata–
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A.: Following are the steps needs to be followed in Kolkata for transfer of ownership of the car :
1) Take the printout of form 29 & 30 and get the signature of seller and buyer on it .
2) Arrange supporting documents like RC, insurance, PUC, address proof etc.
3) Deposit requisite Govt. fees for transfer of ownership at concerned RTO
4) Submit the application form along with supporting documents and fees deposit receipt
5) Process completion will take approx 15 days time.
6) After completion of the process , collect the physical copy of RC from the RTO.
A.: Yes, as your car is not originally registered in Kolkata, you need to obtain a NOC from its original place of registration, which, in your case, is the Siliguri RTO.
A.: Yes, it is mandatory to repay the bank and get the hyphothecation
removed from the RC before selling the car.
A.: No, physical presence of seller is not required at RTO for the transfer of ownership of vehicle. Physical presence is required only in case where signature of the seller mismatches with the signature sample in the RTO record.
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