Know Your RC:
RC stands for a registration certificate. It signifies that your vehicle is registered under the of Govt of India. No vehicle can be driven without an RC. The RC has certain abbreviations which you should be knowing about. So, here is what those abbreviations mean:
|TO||Transfer of Ownership|
|ALT||RC update on same ownership|
|Form 26||To apply for duplicate RC|
|Form 28||To take State/RTO NOC from registering authority.|
|Form 29||Intimation to RTO registered owner has sold his vehicle.|
|Form 30||Intimation to RTO to transfer the ownership|
|Form 35||Provided by financier to terminate HP from RC (In case of HP)|
Decoding The RC:
You will find the following details on your RC:
1. Registration Number
2. Registration Date
3. Ownership Serial
4. Chassis Number
5. Engine Number
6. Hypothecation Status
7. RC Chip
8. Vehicle Class
9. Customer Details
10. Car Details
11. RTO Details
12. Road Tax Details
In which cases would you require a duplicate RC?
There can be different scenarios where you would need to get a duplicate RC. We have listed them here for you:
- When you have the original RC but with broken or missing chip, this RC is not valid.
- When your RC has incorrect RC particulars such as HPA / HPT, Ownership serial, MFG year, etc.
- The details/ information differs in Vahan Check from the original RC.
- When the CHASSIS number is not legible.
- When you have misplaced/ lost your RC.
How to differentiate an Original RC from a FAKE RC?
Sometimes on the name of duplicate RC, you might get a fake RC from the agents. There are ways you can identify if the RC is original or fake. Here are a few ways to verify whether the RC is original:
- HR Number Vehicle RC always have a “Stapler Mark” on the RC.
- Any specification mentioned above is missing from the RC.
- Laminated RC needs to be cross-checked, Kodak papers are not used by Govt. in making RC.
Exception: If the same spelling mistake in name is present on both the RC and Vahan Check website, then you might not require a duplicate RC.
How to get a duplicate RC?
In case you have lost your RC, you need to submit an application at the nearest police station. To be precise, the police station of the area where you have lost the RC. You can also launch a FIR online. The purpose is to get a Missing RC challan for the lost RC as the challan stands as a testimony of the car RC being lost. The Challan is issued free of cost but you might have to provide the basic details like:
- Car Owner Name
- Car Owner Address
- Chassis Number
- Engine Number
- Car Model
- Car Color
- Registration number of your car
- Self-attested copy of ID proof
- Self-attested copy of Address proof
- Self-attested copy of Driving license
If your vehicle is leased/ financed, you will need an NOC from the bank for the RTO. This is required because the RTO needs a proof for the status of hypothecation on the vehicle.
Also, you need to submit the following to the RTO:
- RTO Form 26. Download RTO Form 26 here
- FIR copy
- Bank NOC
- Chassis imprint of the car
- PUC copy
- ID proofs (ID and Address)
- Affidavit claiming the loss of RC (to ensure your RC is not seized)
You just have to pay the duplicate RC fee that is not beyond INR 500 and the new RC is sent to your address in a few days.
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