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Change your address in vehicle registration certificate | Update address in RC Book.

What is RC/Registartion certificate of Vehicle/Vahan?

A Registration certificate is an official document that is issued when someone registers their motor vehicle/vahan. It acts as a proof that the motor vehicle belongs to a specific person. In India, it is mandatory to register your motor vehicle. If you are caught driving on the road without a valid RC, it is a punishable offence that attracts imprisonment or fine or both. Also, parents of minors found driving without a valid Learner’s Licence will be punished severely for giving their vehicle to a minor.

Why your should keep updated address in Vehicle Registration Certificate / RC.?

Vehicle RC is a most important document for any vehicle. As now a days everything is getting digitalised, keeping vehicle/vahan RC is also very important. In many Urban area's of india now a days traffic fines are done using digitalised system. You may never know when traffic fine is imposed on your vehicle if you don't check online challan status. Many RTO's sends you a notice by courier when you reach the limit of fine and if you don't pay your fine then there is a chances that your vehicle registration certificate will be cancelled by Rto. Hence you must keep your vehicle registration certificate updated.

A registration certificate is an essential document for any type of vehicle or vahan. You must carry it with you any time when you drive, without carrying the registration certificate can be a punishable if you are cought by any traffic police in India. This is the document which will be always required when you sell or buy any second hand vehicle.

Steps to update address in vehicle registration form.


  • You can apply for change in residence (within 14 days of address changed) in the certificate of registration of a motor vehicle of the registered owner of the vehicle in
    Form 33
  • Pay appropriate fee as specified in rule 81 of the Central Motor Vehicle Rules 1989

Documents required to change address in vehicle registration certificate

  • Filled Application Form : Form 33
  • Certificate of registration
  • Proof of new address
  • Valid insurance certificate
  • Pollution under control certificate
  • No Objection Certificate from financier (in case of hypothecation)*
  • Smart card fee*
  • Attested copy of PAN card or Form 60 and Form 61(as applicable)
  • Chassis & Engine Pencil Print*
  • Signature Identification of owner*

Documents marked with asterisk (*) may be required in some states.

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