Change Address on RC Book
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How to Change Address on RC Book?

The registration certificate (RC) of a vehicle is an essential document for you as a vehicle owner. It has all the details to prove that you are the owner of the particular vehicle, and it is registered with the Regional Transport Office (RTO). It contains details such as the registration date and number, the engine and chassis number, and the model of the vehicle. When you buy a new vehicle, typically the dealer takes care of the registration process and getting your RC, i.e., getting your vehicle registered with the RTO. However, now if you wish to change the address in the RC, you can. Explained below is the entire process of the RC book address change.

Documents Required to Change Address in the Registration

Let's know what documents you need for a change of address in the RC book. Here is a list of documents that you will need.

  • Form 33 (application for a change in registered address)
  • New address proof
  • Registration certificate (RC)
  • Pollution under control (PUC) certificate
  • A valid insurance policy certificate
  • No objection certificate (NOC) from the financer (bank, in case the vehicle is collateral in debt)
  • An attested copy of the PAN card or Form 60 and Form 61 (whichever is applicable)
  • Fee receipt for the RC smart card

Note: All these documents required depend on the state where your vehicle is registered, since RTO comes under the state government.

How to Change Address in RC Book?

If, for some reason, you need to have a RC book address correction, you can do it either by applying online or in person.

Apply Online

To update the address in the RC book online, follow these steps:

  • Visit the official website of the Parivahan Sewa portal.
  • Click on the 'Online Services' tab, and then go to 'Vehicle Related Services.'
  • From the list of vehicle-related services, select 'Change of Address in RC' from the drop-down menu.
  • Then choose the state where your vehicle is registered.
  • Next, enter your vehicle registration number and other details to proceed further. You also have to agree to the privacy policy and terms of service in order to process your personal data.
  • After that, you have to upload the necessary documents, such as proof of identity and address. The proof of address must be the new address that you wish to change.
  • Next, you must pay the fee online.
  • Finally, submit the application and track the status of the address change online.

Once your application is processed and approved, you will receive a new RC book with the updated address.

Apply in Person

Here's how to change the address on the RC book in person. Follow the below steps:

  • You have to visit the nearest RTO and get Form 33 (and other application forms, if applicable) to change your address in RC.
  • Fill out Form 33 and other forms, if required, with the correct and updated information.
  • Visit the Regional Transport Office (RTO) with the original documents, such as the Aadhar card, the PAN card, and other address and ID proofs. You also must pay the fee in cash with the RTO.
  • Then, the RTO officials will verify your documents and process the change of address in your vehicle's RC.
  • Once the verification is complete, the RTO will issue you a new RC with an updated address.

Note that it is important to update your address in your RC within 14 days of changing your address.

Fees Related to Change of Address in RC

The fee for changing your address in RC varies according to the type of car you own. For example, the charge for motorbikes is Rs. 150; however, the fee for other vehicles varies. These fees and charges may also vary depending on the state or region. Other fees can include:

  • Application Fee: This is a nominal fee for submitting the application for a change of address.
  • Smart Card Fee: If you want your RC in the form of a smart card, you have to pay an additional fee for the new smart card.


You are now aware of how you can change or update the address on the RC book. It is a critical step while relocating. It ensures that the vehicle's registration information is up to date and meets regulatory requirements. Whether you prefer in-person or online mode, the process requires you to fill out the right forms and submit documents. Following the processes given in this guide and paying the required fees will make sure a smooth transition and allow you to continue driving lawfully with a valid RC that matches your current address. Additionally, owning a two-wheeler comes with the legal mandate of having two-wheeler insurance can be beneficial in terms of premium rates and feasibility. Remember, you must make sure that all the bike insurance details are disclosed beforehand to prevent any surprises during the claims process.


What documents are required to change the address on my RC book?

You will need the following documents for changing the address on your RC book:

  • Original RC book
  • Photocopy of your new address proof
  • Form 33
  • Other documents as mandated by the RTO.

Where can I get Form 33?

You can get Form 33 from your nearest RTO or download it from the official website of the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways.

How long does it take to change the address on my RC book?

The processing time can vary depending on the RTO, but it usually takes 7-10 working days.

Can I change the address on my RC book online?

Yes, you can change the address on your RC book online through the Parivahan Sewa portal.

Disclaimer: The above information is indicative in nature. For more details on the risk factor, terms and conditions, please refer to the Sales Brochure and Policy Wordings carefully before concluding a sale.

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