How to Transfer Ownership of Vehicle in Lucknow
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How to Transfer Ownership of Vehicle in Lucknow

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Lucknow, the capital of Uttar Pradesh, is one of the largest car markets in its state. Like other Tier-II cities, the market for used cars in Lucknow is bigger than that of new cars. This is due to the higher affordability and a substantially lower rate of depreciation of used cars. Therefore, for many, it’s a good move to buy a second-hand car instead of a new one. That said, for most buyers, it’s a huge task to get the second-hand car re-registered in his or her name.

Many people take help of a middleman after paying him thousands of rupees, but here, in this post, we have detailed the complete procedure of car ownership transfer in Lucknow. The starting point of the process is the submission of all the documents to the local RTO within 30 days of the date of purchase of an old car. Also, if the car is not originally registered in the Lucknow RTO, the new owner will be required to first obtain a NOC from the original RTO to initiate the ownership transfer process.

Also Read – How to Transfer Ownership of Vehicle in Gurgaon

List of RTOs in Lucknow

There is just 1 RTO in Lucknow. Here are its details –

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

After purchasing a old car, one is required to apply for RC transfer at the local RTO in Lucknow within 30 days of the date of purchase of the vehicle. One is required to follow the below steps for correctly completing the process of ownership change-

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)

If the used car you have purchased is not registered in local RTO, you will be required to obtain a NOC from the RTO in the area where the car is registered. Also, if the car purchased by you isn’t registered in Uttar Pradesh, you will have to start the RC transfer process by first de-registering the car at its original RTO through the following process- 

  • Obtain a NOC by providing a duly-filled Form 28 to the original RTO. Click here to download Form 28.
  • In case the car is not registered in any of the RTOs in Lucknow, you will need to also obtain a Form 29 from the original RTO.

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

Step 2 – Visit The RTO With Required Documents

Once the NOC has been obtained, the new owner can approach the RTO with the following documents-  

  • 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 – Process of Removing Bank HP Hypothecation from RC after NOC

Step 3- Submission Of The Documents

The new owner of the second-hand car should next provide the above documents to the Lucknow RTO and pay the fee. After obtaining the NOC from the original state, the owner of the used vehicle can initate the process of re-registration at Lucknow RTO.

Step 4 – Vehicle Re-Registration After Interstate Transfer: (Required if the vehicle is from different state)

Following are the documents required for re-registration:

  • 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

After submitting the above documents, the newly issued registration number is allotted in a few weeks.

Step 5 – Payment Of Road Tax

If the used car that has been brought is from a different state, it will be required to be re-registered in Lucknow RTO after being de-registered at the original place. In such a case, the new owner will have to pay the road tax to Lucknow RTO as per the original invoice of the vehicle. The new owner can also claim a refund from the original state. The refundable amount will be based on the age of the vehicle and will be lower than the original amount paid as road tax to the earlier state. The refund process can be started by submission of the following documents –

  • 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 Lucknow

The new owner should submit the following documents to the Lucknow RTO for the RC transfer to his name-

  • Original RC 
  • 2 copy of  Form no.29
  • 2 copy of  Form no.30
  • Copy of valid insurance
  • 2 nos. of  address proof of buyer
  • Copy of valid pollution under control certificate
  • Copy of G.I.R./Pan no. or Form no. 60/Form no. 61 (in case of cars only)
  • Form 28 – NOC in case of vehicles from outside address proof PUC certificate, Insurance region/state certificate,
  • Registration Certificate,Tax Certificate) accompanied by prescribed fees.
  • Photo along with finger print of right hand thumb,certified by notary or gazetted officer.
  • In case of foreigners proof of legal presence in India as Valid Passport and Visa, registration and residential        permit from police authority and proof of residence.

Also read – How do you transfer ownership of a car?

Also Read – How to Find Vehicle Owner Details Online by Registration Number


Q: What is the process of RC Transfer?

A.: If you sell your car,  it is mandatory to get the ownership of car/motorcycle transferred to the new buyer. vehicle ownership transfer (RC transfer) is important because it ensures that the vehicle and all legal liabilities related to it are transferred to the buyer.

Q: How can you check your RC Transfer status?

A.: You can find out if the RC has been transferred or not online. Click on this link to check vehicle ownership status.

Q: How much time does RC transfer procedure take?

A.: The Gurgaon RTO can take up to 30 working days to complete the RC transfer procedure after the submission of the current documents.

Q: Is the earlier owner required to be physically present at time of RC transfer?

A: No, in case of RC transfer at Lucknow RTO, the original RTO does not need to be present physically if he has given the letter of authority to the new owner.

The RC transfer process isn’t the easiest of the tasks as there are numerous steps involved to get the job done. This is the very reason many people often use the services of a middleman by paying him thousands of rupees. However, CARS24, which offers you a great platform to sell your pre-owned car online and get the best price for it, even takes care of all the necessary documentation, including the ownership transfer, absolutely free of cost. You can use our old car valuation tool to find out the correct resale value of any car on sale in India.

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