Relocating to another city in the country can mark exciting new beginnings for you, personally and professionally. However, to make sure things start off on the right note, you would want to ensure that you do thing properly. This might include getting a new job, finding accommodation, and sorting out any general insurance needs, among other things.
Now, if you have a bike, you will probably take it along with you too. Afterall, your two-wheeler is not just a means of commute, but a part of you. An important part that symbolizes your passion for riding. As the owner of a bike, you are probably already aware of the importance of having the right documents on your two-wheeler at all times. These include a valid driving licence, PUC certificate, and bike insurance policy copy.
If you are planning on taking your bike along as you relocate, there is one more document that you need to be aware of – the NOC. In this article, we will take a look at what you need to know about getting an NOC for your two-wheeler when you shift base between cities.
What is an NOC?
NOC stands for ‘no objection certificate’. This is a legal document that you need to obtain when relocating your bike to another state for a period of 12 months or more. The NOC helps you to de-link your vehicle with the RTO of your previous area of residence and instead link it with the new RTO. The RTO being a regulatory body needs to maintain a record of all the vehicles plying within its jurisdiction.
How to apply for an NOC?
First let’s take a look at some of the documents that you would require when applying for an NOC. These would include an attested copy of vehicle’s RC, originals of bike insurance, form CMV 28, bike chassis pencil print, and ID proof of the owner. You may also have to submit an NOC from the lender if your bike is currently under a loan.
To apply for the NOC, simply visit your local RTO and ask them for the relevant form – CMV 28. Fill up this form and submit it with the documents listed above. Make sure to check with the RTO how many copies of each document need to be submitted and whether any additional documents are required.
The RTO will get in touch with the police to check whether your bike has any cases pending against it for criminal activities or violations of traffic regulations. If no such cases or legal obligations are pending, your NOC will be issued. Do make sure to check the validity of the NOC.
Do note that there will be a nominal charge for the entire procedure of obtaining the NOC.
We hope that this article has helped better your understanding of NOC for your bike. Also, do remember that it is mandatory to have at least third-party bike insurance before taking your two-wheeler out on the roads.
Ride safe and good luck!