Registration Certificate (RC): Check RC details and owner information online

In India, the vehicle needs to be registered according to the Motor Vehicle Act, 1988. It is mandatory to register any motor vehicle you purchase in the RTO offices. The registration certificate is the official document and proof that your vehicle is registered under the Indian Government Motor Vehicle Act, 1988. 

Logon to Vahan to check vehicle registration and owner details 

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A step-by-step guide to check vehicle RC details online

The government of India, Ministry of Road Transport and Highways has created a centralized national portal of all registration certificate (RTO offices) details to check the status of the RC details online. Using this portal the users can check the RC details by loging on VAHAN e-services portal to get the RC details and owner details.


Here we are providing the step-by-step instructions to check RC details on the VAHAN portal:

On entering the vehicle details, you will get the vehicle registration certification details along with RC status and owner details.

How to check RC details of the vehicle with SMS?

The RC details of the vehicle can be checked using the SMS feature. Apart from checking the registration certificate details online using the VAHAN portal, the user can also get the details by sending an SMS to the official number with vehicle registration number details.

What details you will get from the VAHAN portal of your vehicle registration certificate?

On the Vahan e-services portal, the users will get all the details mentioned in the registration certificate as registered in your region RTO office. The details mentioned in the RC certificate are mentioned below:

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What is a vehicle registration certificate (RC Details)?

A vehicle registration certificate is an official document issued by the government of India through RTO offices under the Motor Vehicle Act, 1988. The Vahan Registration Certificate is valid for fifteen years from the date of issue.

How to get a vehicle registration certificate online?

The government of India has made the process of applying for a vehicle RC book both online and offline. Users can log on to to get a vehicle RC certificate online.

What are the documents required for vehicle registration?

You need to submit the following documents in order to register your vehicle: 

  • PAN card photocopy
  • PP size Photo 
  • Vehicle purchase invoice 
  • Address proof 
  • Vehicle insurance copy
  • Temporary registration details issued by the dealer 


How to download RC book online?

For your RC book online download, you need to follow the steps mentioned below: 

  • Visit and register yourself. 
  • Under the tab ‘Issued Documents’, select Ministry of Road Transport and Highways 
  • You will be redirected to a new screen, where you need to select ‘Registration of Vehicles’ 
  • You will then be prompted to enter your Registration number and your Chassis number.
  • On submission of the above details, you will then get the RC, which you can download in different file formats under the ‘Issued Documents’ tab.