Bike owners in India lack knowledge about many procedures and necessary steps that have to be followed for bike transfer, re-registration of the bike, ownership transfer, etc. Studies show that the bike owners give least priority to these procedures as they tend to think, it is not so important. If you are caught driving in another state without proper vehicle documents, your Drivers License could be canceled, penalized and also could be jailed.
To transfer the vehicle from one state to another permanently the procedure is long and it has to be looked into carefully. Any bike transfer cannot be initialized without a No Objection Certificate from the RTO where the bike was originally registered. You can re-register your bike in another state only after getting the NOC. The certificate of NOC from the RTO shows that the department has no problems or objections with any process related to bike transfer of that particular vehicle.
For instance, if you are moving from Bangalore to Chennai permanently, you should first apply for NOC with the Bangalore RTO. Please note that the NOC will have an expiry date post which it will become a null document. So any further procedure in Chennai must be completed within the expiry date of the NOC. If there are any road tax payment pending in Bangalore, then clear the payment and get the receipt as this is an important document. The road tax may differ from one city to another. So if there is a lower road tax in Chennai, then you can apply for a refund of the remaining amount. The vice versa may also happen in which case you will have to pay the excess amount.
The following are the documents you need to apply for an NOC:
To re-register the two wheeler vehicle in another state because of permanent relocation, then NOC from the current RTO is required. Here is all you have to submit:
To obtain a NOC from the bank, you will have to submit a written application mentioning the reason of relocation. You will have to submit documents like employment transfer letter, job appointment letter, address proof of new residence, or any other document that supports your reason. Once the bank approves the NOC, the same documents have to be submitted to the RTO as well along with above mentioned documents.
For any reason due to which you are not relocating to another state, the no objection certificate has to be canceled. The NOC can be submitted to the RTO from where it was approved and you have to obtain a non-utilization certificate from the same RTO.
If registering your vehicle at the time of purchase is necessary, then making sure that the vehicle stays in the legal boundary under all circumstances is also necessary. Only if the relocation is temporary, the vehicle re-registration is not necessary because the law permits to drive without re-registration across the country for 12 months. Post which, if you extend your stay, it is better to follow up with the RTO in that city to avoid any sort of legal hassles. So better to be careful than to be sorry later. The vehicle transfer process will take time, because the documents have to travel through many departments and be approved by many authorities. But you can always speed up the process through regular follow-ups with the authorities. Make sure that you have all the documents in hand that are necessary according to the requirements of the new RTO of that state.