RTO NOC and Re-Registration
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When you shift your vehicle to another state you will have to follow some procedure for a hassle free driving in the new state. For example when you move a vehicle registered in Kerala RTO and move to any other state like Tamil Nadu or Karnataka then you have to follow the RTO rules.
If you are planning to stay in the new place for less than 3 months then you don’t have to do anything. As per RTO rules it is considered as a visit. If you are going to stay for more than 3 months and less than one year then you have to pay a nominal Tax amount in the new state. But RTO officers will not accept tax for other state vehicle. They will ask for change of address and re-registration.
As per rules if you are planning to stay in the new place for more than one year you have to apply for change of address and re-registration. To apply for the change of address you have to get a NOC (No Objection Certificate) from the home state RTO where the vehicle is registered.
How to Get a NOC
To apply for a No Objection Certificate you need following documents
With all the above documents you have to apply in the RTO office where the vehicle is registered. It will take few days for them to prepare a NOC. If you go through an agent you may get it fast but they will charge you at least Rs1200/-. Without any bribe or agents I got my NOC in 4 days from Tripunithura RTO. So if you have time then it is better to go directly.
Change of Address and Re-registration
After getting NOC you have to apply for change of address and re-registration in the new state with following documents
You have to apply for a change of address and re-registration with above documents and pay the life time tax in the new state. It will take 2-3 months to get the new registration number. After that you can apply for a refund in tax in the old RTO.