[ecis2016.org] Registering your vehicle is the first thing one needs to do, after purchasing one. We explain the process in Andhra Pradesh
Registering your vehicle is the first thing one needs to do, after purchasing a new one. In fact, you have to submit the documents within the first seven days of your vehicle purchase. The question then arises: what are the things you need, to get your vehicle registered? What is the registration process? What are the expected costs associated with the registration? In this article, we explore the AP transport vehicle registration process in Andhra Pradesh.
Andhra Pradesh vehicle registration prerequisites
- Customs clearance certificate for imported bikes.
- Form 21.
- Insurance document (copy).
- Roadworthiness certificate.
- Address proof of owner.
- PUC certificate.
These documents need to be prepared before you can file for the registration of a two-wheeler in Andhra Pradesh. Note that you do not need customs clearance when buying an Indian bike. Now, let us look at the various steps of the vehicle registration process in Andhra Pradesh.
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AP transport: Steps to register your vehicle in Andhra Pradesh
Step 1: Submission of application
As per the laws of India, you cannot operate/drive an unregistered vehicle in a public place. The registration process starts with you submitting the vehicle registration application to the district transport office, within seven days of purchasing the vehicle. For temporary vehicle registration, you have to submit Form 20.
Step 2: Attach the required documents
- Form 21: Form 21 is the certificate of sale for a motor vehicle. This form certifies you as the owner of the motor vehicle.
- Roadworthiness certificate: The roadworthiness certificate certifies that your vehicle is safe to be operated in public for both the driver and others on the road.
- PUC certificate: Pollution Under Control (PUC) Certificate certifies that your vehicle has pollution levels under the required governmental standards. This is done to ensure that your vehicle contributes as little as possible to air pollution levels.
- Insurance document: According to the law, you must have vehicle insurance to register your vehicle and also for you to drive on Indian streets.
- Address proof of owner: To verify and maintain a record of the owner, this document is needed by the government.
Step 3: Pay the registration fees
Once your application and documents are ready, you must prepare the necessary fees for your vehicle registration. You can get a good view of all the necessary fees you need to register your vehicle from this AP transport link. The mentioned amount is just an estimation and can change over time as per government issuance.
Step 4: Pay the road tax
When you purchase a new vehicle, you have to pay taxes for the vehicle. The road tax for a new vehicle is calculated based on many variables, such as the vehicle’s overall value and engine capacity. For example, keeping these variables in mind, the road tax is calculated at over 9% of your two-wheeler’s value. You can learn more about your vehicle’s lifetime taxation from this link on the APRTO /AP transport website.
AP transport: What is the validity of a permanent vehicle registration certificate?
Even though the vehicle registration is said to be permanent, the validity stands for 15 years from the registration date. You can renew your vehicle’s registration after the 15-year period, but you have to physically present your vehicle to the certifying authority for inspection. After the documents and the vehicle are verified and inspected, the new RC will be provided for your vehicle. This renewal will only be valid for five years, after which you have to renew your vehicle’s RC again. It should be noted that the renewal application for the RC needs to be submitted within 60 days of the expiry of your originally issued vehicle registration certificate.
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AP transport registration of new vehicles
According to government law, it is illegal for anyone to drive a motor vehicle in a public place without registration and valid insurance. If you do not have these (insurance and RC), you will be violating India’s Motor Vehicles Act.
AP transport: Temporary vehicle registration
For temporary registration of your new vehicle, you need to submit Form 20 marked as temporary to the appropriate registration authority for your vehicle. The form needs to be filled in accordance with the Central Motor Vehicle Rules 1989. The form needs to be duly filled, especially from fields numbered 23-32, unless it is a transport vehicle.
AP transport: Extension of temporary registration
Temporary registration of a two-wheeler lasts only for a month in Andhra Pradesh. If you want to extend your registration, you have to file for an extension of your temporary registration. The following steps are the process you must follow to extend your temporary registration.
- Tax payment receipt of the new vehicle.
- Rs 15 as temporary vehicle registration extension fee.
- Customs clearance certificate if you have purchased an imported vehicle.
- If you have an ex-army vehicle, you must produce the original sales certificate (Form 21).
- Address proof of owner (Ration Card or electricity bill or phone bill).
- Design approval copy of semi-trailer or trailer.
- PUC certificate.
- Insurance document photocopy.
- Roadworthiness certificate (Form 22) from the vehicle manufacturer.
- Form 21 photocopy.
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APtransport: Permanent registration of two-wheeler
Permanent registration of your vehicle in Andhra Pradesh must be done within seven days of your vehicle purchase. Form 20 must be submitted to the registration authority (AP Transport) with all the necessary documents. Given below is a list of all the essential documents needed to file for your two-wheeler registration.
- Tax payment for your vehicle.
- The fee paid for the registration of your vehicle.
- Custom’s clearance certificate for imported vehicles.
- Form 21 photocopy.
- Roadworthiness certificate (Form 22).
- Insurance document (photocopy).
- Pollution Under Control certificate.
- Address proof of owner.
- Design approval of semi-trailer or trailer.
AP Transport: Issue of duplicate certificate of registration
If you have misplaced or lost your registration certificate, or if it has been stolen, you have to file a police FIR first. Once the police complaint is filed, you have to fill Form 26. If someone finances your vehicle, you also have to get your form approved by them. The required documents for this process are listed below.
- Pollution Under Control Certificate.
- Police FIR (copy).
AP transport: Residence change for vehicle
If you change your residential address, you have to inform the APRTO authorities. This is necessary if you are a registered owner of a vehicle. The application needs to be submitted with a filled-up Form 33. Here are the documents required to complete the process.
- Address proof
- Registration certificate
AP transport: Change of registration when the vehicle is transferred to another state
If you are migrating/moving to a new state in India, you need to re-register your vehicle according to the state where you are moving. This is done in accordance with Section 47 of the Motor Vehicles Act of 1988. To apply for the re-registration of your two-wheeler, you have to file Form 27 to the required authorities. You also have to get a NOC certificate from the RTO that originally registered your vehicle. As this process can take time, you are allowed to operate a vehicle without re-registration in a new state for a maximum period of 12 months. Let’s look at all the documents you will need for the re-registration.
- Certificate of registration
- Insurance document
- Pollution Under Control Certificate
- Residential proof of owner
- No-objection letter from vehicle registering RTO.
- Tax payment documents.
AP RTO: Issue of NOC (No-objection certificate)
The re-registration of your vehicle mandates the requirement of a NOC from the RTO that originally registered your vehicle. You also have to go through a process to get the NOC from the APRTO. The process begins with filling out Form 28 and submitting three copies of it to the RTO/registering authority. Here are all the other documents you will need for this process.
- Registration certificate
- Pollution Under Control certificate
- Insurance document.
- Payment receipt of motor vehicle tax.
AP RTO: Locations and codes
|APRTO location||APRTO vehicle registration code|
|Anantpur – Hindpur||AP- 02|
|Adilabad – Mancherial / Nirmal||AP- 01|
|Kadapa – Proddatur||AP- 04|
|Chittoor – Tirupati / Madanapalle||AP- 03|
|Guntur – Pinduguralla / Narasaraopet / Repalle||AP- 07|
|Kakinada / Amalapuram / Rajahmundry||AP- 05|
|Hyderabad North (Secunderabad)||AP- 10|
|Hyderabad Central (Khairatabad)||AP- 09|
|Hyderabad South (Kisanbagh)||AP- 12|
|Hyderabad East (Malakpet)||AP- 11|
|Karimnagar – Jagtial / Peddapalli||AP- 15|
|Hyderabad West (Mehdipatnam)||AP- 13|
|Khammam – Kothagudem / Sathupally / Yellandu||AP- 20|
|Vijayawada / Gudivada / Machilipatnam / Nandigama / Nuzvid||AP- 16|
|Mahbubnagar – Pebbair / Gadwal||AP- 22|
|Kurnool – Adoni / Nandyal||AP- 21|
|Nalgonda – Suryapet / Miryalaguda / Bhongir / Bibinagar||AP- 24|
|Medak – Sangareddy / Siddipet / Patancheru||AP- 23|
|Nellore – Kavali / Gudur / Sullurpeta / Naidupet||AP- 26|
|Nizamabad – Kamareddy||AP- 25|
|Attapur / Kukatpally / Medchal||AP- 28|
|Ongole – Chirala / Markapur||AP- 27|
|Srikakulam – Tekkali / Palasa / Sompeta / Ichchapuram / Kaviti||AP- 30|
|Uppal Kalan / Ibrahimpatnam||AP- 29|
|Visakhapatnam – Gajuwaka / Anakapalli||AP- 31|
|Eluru / Jangareddygudem / Kovvur / Tadepalligudem / Tanuku / Bhimavaram / Palakollu / Chintalapudi||AP- 37|
|Warangal – Jangaon / Mahabubabad||AP- 36|
How long can you operate a vehicle registered in Andhra Pradesh outside the state boundaries without re-registration?
The maximum period you can operate your vehicle without re-registration is 12 months. Within these 12 months, you are supposed to get the NOC certificate from the original RTO that registered your vehicle. You should also apply for re-registration in the new state with the NOC and all the other required documents.
How can I avail of all the forms necessary for new vehicle registration in Andhra Pradesh?
You can avail of most forms online nowadays through the AP transport portal at https://www.aptransport.org/. If you want to avail of the forms offline, you can get them from your nearest RTO office or your vehicle dealer.
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