When relocating to Goa from another state with a vehicle bearing non-Goan registration, it is important to keep in mind the procedure to apply for a local registration mark. According to the Motor Vehicles Act, 1988, if a vehicle registered in one state is kept in another state for a period exceeding 12 months, it is imperative that the owner gets a new registration mark/number within the new jurisdiction.
1. A no objection certificate (NOC) from the state in which the vehicle is originally registered. This is Form 28 and can be purchased for Rs 10 from the road transport office (RTO) or the directorate of transport of the concerned jurisdiction. It is important to ensure that an imprint of the chassis number of the vehicle is attached with this form.
2. Form 20, which is the ‘application for registration of a motor vehicle’. This form can also be purchased for Rs 10 from the RTO or the directorate of transport.
3. Form 27, which is the ‘application for assignment of new registration mark on removal of motor vehicle to another state’. Like the other two forms, this form as well can be purchased from the same authority and costs Rs 10.
4. Invoice for the sale of the vehicle bearing the present owner’s name.
5. A valid pollution under control certificate.
6. Proof of residence in Goa. This could be a notarized copy of passport or election card. In case these documents do not carry a Goa address, a notarized copy of the rental agreement for the house or electricity/phone bill along with an affidavit that mentions the permanent address of the owner of the vehicle can also be submitted.
* All the documents mentioned above are to be submitted with the office of assistant director of transport at the directorate of transport under the jurisdiction mentioned in the residence proof.
* In case the vehicle was bought within 15 months from the date of filing the application, an entry tax to the tune of 12% of the value of the vehicle mentioned in the invoice is to be paid. This payment is made with the assistant commissioner of sales tax at the sales tax office in Panaji. On payment of this amount two copies of a challan are generated of which one is to be submitted at a branch of State Bank of India and the other to the directorate of transport along with the other documents.
* Upon receiving the documents, the concerned officer seeks the confirmation for the authenticity of the submitted documents from the original registering body.
* Once the transport office receives the confirmation on the authenticity of submitted documents, the vehicle owner needs to make a final payment covering the road tax. This payment is also made at the directorate of transport. For two-wheelers, this amount is 5% of the cost of the vehicle mentioned in the invoice and in case of four-wheelers, the amount is 5% up to a cost of Rs 6,00,000 and 6% for vehicles costing above 6 lakh.
* Upon receiving this payment, the directorate of transport generates a fresh jurisdiction-specific registration number for the vehicle.