You’ve just decided that you’re finally buying that second-hand bike or scooter that you had been eyeing for a few months. However, you’re still confused about how to get the ownership transferred in your name? Someone told you there are too many documents required and you got all the more perplexed about the whole thing.
If that’s the case with you, then worry not!
Here’s a list of all the documents that you’ll require to complete the process of two-wheeler ownership transfer legally.
This is the most important document that you need to take from the seller. It will prove that the vehicle belongs to him/her and is not an object of theft or otherwise.
This vital document states the transfer of ownership from the seller to you. You will need two copies of the same, both of which should be duly signed by you and the seller of the vehicle.
This is like a report to intimate the transport authorities about the shift in ownership from the seller to you. You and the seller should sign two copies of this form.
Ask the seller to give you a copy of their ID proof to establish the authentication of their details.
You will also have to attach a copy of your ID proofs to assure the seller and the authorities of the authentication of your details. You may attach a copy of Aadhar card or PAN card.
The NOC is a document that you need to get from the Regional transport office. This is to seek the approval of the authorities w.r.t the transfer of ownership.
An affidavit is a document containing a written statement made by an affiant as an affirmation for legal use. This is to be made on an Rs. 10 stamp paper and has to be signed by both you and the seller.
Along with your ID proofs, you also need to attach two documents that prove your address details. You may connect an electricity bill or water bill in this case.
You will also need two to three of your passport size pictures along with all other proofs.
Also, keep ready a copy of your PAN card for verification. In case you don’t have a PAN, then you will need to attach a copy of form no. 60 or 61.
If the two-wheeler you’ve purchased belongs to a deceased, then get their death certification, Form No. 31, succession certificate and affidavit of successor too.
Another certificate that you can procure from the seller is the pollution certificate that will show if the vehicle meets all the pollution control standards or not.
It is mandatory for every two-wheeler plying on the road to have an insurance cover. So, at the time of transfer, get the insurance policy from the seller and approach the insurer to get the policy transferred in your name. If you don’t wish to continue with the same policy, purchase a new one.
After getting all the documentation in order, another vital aspect to look into is the insurance cover of the two-wheeler. Though the vehicle may already be having a two wheeler insurance cover , however, you may not be fully satisfied with the claim’s terms and conditions or the existing plan may need to be renewed.
In such a case, you can either renew the previous plan or can buy another company’s policy. Whatever may be your plan, make sure that your vehicle is adequately insured, and you enjoy coverage from all possible unexpected challenges.
So, get all the documents and the insurance sorted and enjoy full ownership of the vehicle.
Then, ride to your heart’s content!