Transfer Old Car Number To New Car


Do you have an old car with a wonderful registration number. You might be carrying the car because of its registration number despite the car being in not so good condition. Well here is a good news for you – You can now buy a new car and use your old car’s registration number in case you are selling or scraping your old car.

This is like a dream come true for lots of Indians who are very attached to their car’s registration number. This is also very important for some who are superstitious and believe in numerology and want to stick to their old car license plate numbers.

The Ministry of Road Transport has issued an advisory issued to all state governments with direction that a person can retain the same combination of letters and numbers if he/ she wish to do so.

As per the advisory of the Transport Ministry of India, if someone sells his car to a buyer, the seller can retain the old registration number and the buyer will have to apply for a new number for the same car. In the owner wants to scrap the old vehicle, owner will have to present the record before the local RTO, then only one can use the same number for a new vehicle. The charges for the same will be nominal, but it will be at RTO’s discretion to accept or reject the transfer of the old registration number to a new vehicle.

The registration number allotment is done using a software which is maintained by the National Informatics Center, the software will soon be updated as per the directions of this advisory and the direction will come into effect. We will keep you updated about the same. For free email updates, you can opt for our free email newsletter

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  1. Dear sir kindly tell me that can I transfer my car no DL6S K xxxx to new car or not. Somebody told me that this is scooter series number and can not be transferred again on my new car from current car

  2. Hi. Im from delhi. I want to swap my old car number with my new car number. I will still be keeping both the cars with me. Please help me with it.

  3. Hi I have a fancy number plate which i need to swap on my new car and my concern is my old car is a diesel variant and i want to take the NOC for the same in that case whats the procedure to get the things going.

  4. is it also applicable on two wheeler i want to keep the same old number on my new bike which was stolen in year 2009 Rc is already surrender in the RTO. Can i keep this number because i had paid 5000 Rs to own this number can any one help me on this


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