Vehicle Ownership Transfer

It is imperative to transfer vehicle ownership immediately after its sale. While the vehicle ownership transfer or RC (Registration Certificate) transfer is of utmost importance, many sellers overlook this aspect owing to the time-consuming and tiring procedure for transfer of vehicle ownership. It may be noted that as per the rules, you continue to be treated as the owner of the car even after selling it off until the vehicle ownership transfer is acknowledged by the RTO. Luckily, selling your car through CARS24 takes this responsibility off your shoulders as we transfer car ownership on your behalf.


Necessary Documents for Vehicle Ownership Transfer


Registration Certificate (RC)

Original copy of the Registration Certificate


Pollution Under Control (PUC)

Mandatory pollution certificate to ensure the used car is a clean, non polluting vehicle.



A valid insurance certificate is needed.


Form 29 and Form 30

Both the forms need to be affixed with passport size photographs of the buyer and the seller along with being duly filled and signed by both the parties.


No Objection Certificate (NOC)

A must have form for interstate RC transfers. However, it's also compulsory for car transfers within the state as well for some states.


Address Proof

Lastly, an address proof of your residence such as Electricity Bill, Voter ID, Passport, Ration Card, etc. is required to be attached with other documents.

How to check vehicle ownership transfer status?


Vahan Website

You can simply perform the car owner check online by visiting the official website of Vahan. To know the vehicle ownership transfer status, you’ll be required to enter the registration number and the chassis number of your car along with your mobile number to generate the One Time Password (OTP). Queries on how to check vehicle owner details online can also be answered by following the above procedure.


Through SMS

For the ease of people who shy away from using internet, the government provides information on the vehicle ownership transfer status by texting “Vahan” space “Vehicle Registration Number” to 7738299899. The same process can also be followed to perform car owner check.

What are the steps for the RTO Ownership transfer?


Sales Agreement

To initiate the vehicle ownership transfer process, a sales agreement is drafted between the seller and the buyer. It carries details of the amount paid, mode of payment, RC, insurance and vehicle condition.


Clearance Certificate

Depending on the car loan condition, whether pending or completed, a clearance certificate is required to be obtained by the buyer from the concerned RTO.


Document Submission

All documents that are required for the vehicle ownership transfer are required to be submitted to the concerned RTO to complete the process of the change of vehicle ownership.

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