Andhra Pradesh has split into two states namely Telangana and Andhra Pradesh. Since the formation of two new states, Hyderabad has remained as the shared capital city for Andhra Pradesh and Telangana up until 2024. Hyderabad is one of the most popular city in the country which is known for popular sightseeing, film city, and traffic. Whether it is a city or a village, two-wheeler is one of the most popular mode of transport in the country. Like many other cities and states where traffic is one of the main problem in metropolitan and cosmopolitan cities, Andhra Pradesh is no different.
Andhra Pradesh is one of the states where the sales of two-wheelers has increased steadily and has proved to be real game changer for many bike manufacturers. On any given day people who want to travel from one place to another, prefer two-wheeler over any other transport. The Transport Department of Andhra Pradesh has not changed its standard rules for vehicle registration. If you too are a resident of this state which has a steady growth rate and want to buy a new bike, the following information will be helpful for you.
The Andhra Pradesh state Transport Department operates under the Motor Vehicles Act, 1988 and makes sure that the offices follow every procedure as per transport laws and mechanisms as mentioned in the Motor Vehicles Taxation Act, 1963. The primary function of any RTO in Andhra Pradesh is to issue Driver License, Registration Certificate, Pollution test, safety work, enforcement of rules formed under Motor Vehicles Act, ensuring that every rider follows traffic rules, etc.
The registration number provided for two-wheelers is a standard format that followed by other states as well. The number plate or registration number of the vehicle consists of the Andhra Pradesh state code i.e. AP, and then the city in which the vehicle was registered (Hyderabad – 09, Guntur-07, etc). The next two letters is the alphabetical series and the last four digits is the registration number of the vehicle.
Once you purchase the vehicle from the dealer, the vehicle registration process should be completed within 7 days from the purchase date of the vehicle. The applicant must submit Form 20 to the registering authority seeking the vehicle registration number. The following documents must be attached with Form 20:
The above mentioned document list is for permanent registration of the vehicle.
In case you have already registered your vehicle under Andhra Pradesh state and want to renew the registration certificate, then you should submit the following documents:
The RTO issues a duplicate RC when the owner has lost or misplaced the original document. If you lose the original RC, then file an FIR with the nearest police station and get the copy of the same. Here are the documents required for the same:
If the owner of the vehicle wants to re-register his/her vehicle in another state as he/she has shifted his residence, then NOC from the current RTO is required. Here is all you have to submit:
A written application must be submitted to concerned authority at the RTO where the vehicle was initially registered. The application must contain the reason of ownership transfer in RC i.e. death, transferring to another state, second-and bike purchase, Etc.
The re-registration of the vehicle is not required if you have moved to another state-temporarily.