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How to Apply for NOC for a Bike?

Posted by Royal Sundaram on 10 Sep 2020

A NOC or No Objection Certificate for a bike is an official document from your RTO or Regional Transport Office. The NOC is a way to deregister your vehicle with the state’s RTO. Getting a NOC is mandatory if you move from one state to another with your bike for more than a period of 12 months.

According to the Motor Vehicles Act of 1988, the state’s RTO is in charge of maintaining a record of all the individual drivers and their vehicles in their respective states. This enables the RTO to collect excise duty payments and maintain pollution control standards to enforce conformity to the provisions in the law.

Having understood the importance of NOC for bike owners, let’s go through the process of how to apply NOC for a bike.

How to Apply NOC for a Bike?

  • You can begin with writing a NOC to the RTO of the state you are currently residing in, mentioning that you wish to move to another state with your two-wheeler for more than a period of 12 months.
  • Along with the NOC application, you will also have to submit Form 27 and Form 28, filled with correct information. Form 27 is an application for assignment of a new registration mark to a motor vehicle. Whereas, Form 28 is an application for the grant of the NOC.
  • If you have purchased the bike on loan or EMIs, you will also need to submit a NOC from the financer, stating that they have no objection to your move.
  • To ensure timely approval of the application, you can also provide a NOC from your local police station and traffic department. This is to confirm that you do not have any outstanding dues and are clear of any pending inquiry.
  • Insider Tip: When submitting an application letter to the bank for granting you a NOC, you will have to submit a letter stating a valid reason for the move and documentation to support your claim. For example, if you are moving to a new state for a job opportunity, you need to also submit your joining letter along with the application.

Documents Required to Get a NOC for your Bike

As part of the procedure of getting a NOC for your bike, you will be required to submit the following documents to your RTO.

  • Application requesting a NOC.
  • Self-attested registration certificate of your bike.
  • Original copy of your bike insurance.
  • Receipts of excise duty paid upon the purchase of your bike.
  • Copy of the bike’s Pollution Under Control (PUC) Certificate.
  • Pencil print of your bike’s chassis number.
  • Self-attested photo identity proof.
  • Self-attested address proof.
  • Four copies of the duly filled Form 28.
  • In case the purchase of the bike was completed with the help of a loan or EMI, a NOC from the financer.
  • Self-attested passport size photographs.

Once you have collected all your valid documents, you can submit them along with the application form to the RTO. The RTO will accept the application and levy a nominal fee of ₹100 to process it.

The NOC you shall then receive from the RTO will be valid for 6 months. Once it expires, you will not be able to re-register your bike in the new state.

Applying for a NOC might come off as a lengthy process with multiple pitstops. However, collecting certain documents online makes the process easier. Form 27 and Form 28, along with a few other mandatory documents are available on the internet. Similarly, you can also approach your financer over emails to provide you with a NOC. This will save you a tremendous amount of effort and time. However, unfortunately, procuring an online NOC for a bike is currently not an option.


It is important to follow this procedure every time you move to a new state for more than 12 months. A NOC ensures the accountability of every individual and helps maintain law and order in the country. Acquiring the NOC will enable you to re-register your bike in the new state and not default on any motor laws.

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