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How To Get Duplicate Bike RC Online And Offline?

Published On Jun 03, 2021, Updated On Jul 28, 2021

Read this article to find out how you can get a duplicate RC online and offline.

The vehicle Registration Certificate is a document that contains the details of the bike like its ownership, model, date of registration, etc. Having this document is mandatory as well as a necessity. This is mainly because your bike’s RC is a document that will be required when you are purchasing your bike insurance or even when you are selling it. This certificate confirms your ownership of the bike. Since this document is so important, it is advised to keep a duplicate copy of it while you ride. Read this article to find out how you can get a duplicate copy of your bike RC online and offline. 

How To Get Duplicate Bike RC Online And Offline?

Reasons Why You Need A Duplicate RC 

Having a duplicate Registration certificate for your bike is necessary for the following situations- 

  1. If your bike’s original RC has a broken or missing chip, it is considered to be invalid. This will require you to apply for a duplicate Registration Certificate. 
  2. If your RC has incorrect particulars like the HPA/HPT, details of the ownership, ownership serial or manufacturing year of your bike you will be required to correct these details at the earliest. 
  3. If the details or information of the bike is different in Vahan check from the original Registration Certificate, you will be required to apply for a duplicate RC in order to rectify any errors. 
  4. You will need to apply for a duplicate RC if your bike chassis number is not legible or if it is incorrect. 
  5. In case you have misplaced or lost your RC, you will have to file an FIR at the nearest police station and apply for a duplicate registration certificate. 

How To Get Duplicate RC Online? 

The improvement in technology has brought all kinds of facilities to our doorstep. Most bike manufacturing companies have taken their facilities to an online platform. You can get your registration certificate online from the comfort of your residence. This can be done on the PARIVAHAN website or from the official website of your bike manufacturing company. You will require a couple of documents and a good internet connection to complete the process. You can follow the given steps to get your duplicate RC from PARIVAHAN - 

  1. File an FIR at the nearest police station and take a copy of the same in case you have lost your bike’s RC. 
  2. Visit the official website of PARIVAHAN
  3. Fill out form 26. 
  4. Pay the service fee. 
  5. You will get your RC on mail which you can download and print. 

How To Get Duplicate RC Offline? 

If you are having trouble getting your bike’s registration certificate online, you can do the same offline. You will need to download and fill out the form 26. This will contain details of your bike and the reason why you are applying for a duplicate RC. You will also be required to produce the copy of the FIR in case you have lost or misplaced your vehicle’s RC. If your original RC is damaged, you will be asked to produce it to approve your application for a duplicate RC. Apart from these documents, you will require your Aadhar card, bike insurance certificate, no objection certificate from the financier and valid pollution under control certificate. You will have to submit these documents at the nearest RTO to receive your duplicate RC. 

Take Away 

According to the Indian Motor Vehicle Act, it is mandatory for every bike owner to carry the vehicle Registration Certificate along with his/her Driver’s License, PUCC, and bike insurance papers while riding the bike. Not carrying these documents while riding the bike is a punishable offense and the rider may be subject to paying heavy fines. Thus, make sure you have all your documents while riding and ride safely. 

Also read 

Factors To Consider While Purchasing Bike Insurance Online

How To Search Bike Owner Details With The Help of Bike Registration Number?

Disclaimer: This article is issued in the general public interest and meant for general information purposes only. Readers are advised not to rely on the contents of the article as conclusive in nature and should research further or consult an expert in this regard.       

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