Your Comprehensive Guide to RC Renewal in India

Aarshi Ray
Aarshi Ray

Updated on: 28th September, 2023 IST

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RC Renewal, Renewal of Registration or Re-registration of vehicle

In India, having your own car is a matter of pride, but also comes with a set of responsibilities like the timely renewal of your Registration Certificate (RC). This is a legal document that authenticates the registration status of your car and must be updated at all times. 

The Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Act, 2019 mandates RC renewal to enjoy hassle-free driving on the streets. So, we’ve put together a blog to help you navigate the RC renewal process seamlessly so you can explore the roads of India stress-free!

What are the Documents Required for RC Renewal?

The documents required for renewal of an RC are:

  • Form 25
  • Original registration certificate of the vehicle
  • Pollution Under Control (PUC) certificate
  • Fitness certificate
  • Proof of payment of road tax
  • Insurance certificate
  • Copy of PAN card, or Form 60 and Form 61 (whichever is applicable)
  • Chassis and engine pencil print
  • Self-attested ID proof of the vehicle owner

How to Apply for RC Renewal Online?

Here’s how you can apply for an RC renewal online, within minutes! 

Step 1: Visit the Parivahan Sewa portal. Select "Online Services" and click on "Vehicle Related Services".

official Sarathi Parivahan website.

Step 2: Select your residential state. Not all states allow you to apply for registration renewal for your vehicle online, such as West Bengal.

Ministry of Road Transport and Highways of India website

Step 3: Select your nearest RTO and click on "Proceed".

Step 4: Choose "RC related Services from the drop-down list of "Services". Opt for "Renewal of Registration".

Step 5: Enter your vehicle registration number and chassis number. Click "Verify Details" to complete the application process.

To pay your pending road tax online:

Step 1: On the Parivahan Sewa portal, select your residential state and RTO. Select "Pay Your Tax" after selecting the tab "Services". You can also select from the option mentioned below.

Step 2: Enter your vehicle registration number and select "Verify Details". Check details of pending tax payments. Pay the same using net banking or debit card facility. After a successful payment, you can book an RC renewal at a selected RTO for your vehicle inspection.

How to Apply for RC Renewal Offline?

To apply for RC renewal offline, you can collect Form 25 from RTO or download it from the official website of Parivahan Sewa. Fill in all the required information, such as the registration number, expiry date, etc.

Submit the duly filled form along with the renewal fees and supporting documents to your nearest RTO. After completing the transaction, you will get a receipt confirming the conclusion of the process. 

What is RC Renewal or Re-Registration Fee?

Here’s how much you need to pay as fees for renewing your Registration Certificate (RC):

Vehicle TypeAmount
Invalid Carriage₹50
Motorcycle₹300
Non-transport LMV₹600
Transport LMV₹1,000
Medium Goods Vehicles₹1,000
Medium Passenger Motor Vehicles₹1,000
Heavy Goods Vehicles₹1,500
Heavy Passenger Motor Vehicles₹1,500
Imported Motor Vehicles₹5,000
Imported Motorcycles₹2,500
Any other vehicles not included above₹3,000

What are the Steps to Check Your RC Renewal Status?

It is very easy to check your RC renewal status online. To do so, you simply need to visit the Vahan website by the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways. There, you can avail the Vahan e-services by registering yourself as a user. In order to check your RC renewal status, you can follow the steps below:

Step 1: Visit the Parivahan Sewa website.
Step 2: Register yourself with your email address and mobile number.
Step 3: Set a new password.
Step 4: Log-in and click on ‘Status’ from the main menu.

Step 5: Select ‘Know Your Application Status’.
Step 6: Enter your application number and click on submit to view your RC renewal status.

Bottom Line

Renewing your vehicle’s RC is as important as carrying a valid driving licence while on the road. This ensures hassle-free driving and compliance with the latest traffic rules and regulations in India. So, if your vehicle’s RC is nearing expiry, read through this blog and apply for a renewal in a few clicks!

FAQs

Q. When should I apply for RC renewal?

We recommend applying for RC renewal within 60 days prior to the expiry date mentioned on your existing Registration Certificate. 

Q. Can I renew my RC online?

Yes, in many states, RC renewal can be done online through the official Parivahan Sewa portal or the respective state transport department's website.  

Q. Can I renew my RC after it has expired?

Yes, it is possible to renew your RC even after it has expired. However, in such cases, you may be required to pay additional penalties or late fees as per the rules and regulations of your state's transport department.

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