From lost to found navigating the duplicate registration certificate process


23 Nov 2023

Lost Your Bike's RC Certificate? Here's How to Get a Duplicate

Losing an important document is something that a lot of us have faced at some point due to stolen wallets, luggage misplacing or damage to documents. If the document happens to be the registration certificate it is important to get a duplicate at the earliest. Registration certificates of the bike along with bike insurance are two crucial documents that you must always carry.

Riding without either a registration certificate or bike insurance can result in a hefty penalty and put you at a lot of risk. Here is a duplicate registration certificate guide for you to follow.

When do you need a duplicate RC?

There can be several reasons why you would want to apply a duplicate RC. Such as.

  1. RC is stolen or lost.

  2. Change of address or details on RC.

  3. Damaged or mutilated RC.

  4. Ownership transfer in RC.

Steps to apply for a duplicate registration certificate

It is crucial that you are aware of two-wheeler insurance and document recovery. Here is how can apply for a duplicate registration certificate.

  1. Access Parivahan website

You need to access the Paravahan official website to avail of all vehicle-related services.

  1. Select Vehicle Registration

Look for online services, select the vehicle registration option and select your state of residence on the next page followed by the RTO.

  1. Fill out details

Select the option to apply for duplicate RC and enter all the mandatory details such as registration number, bike insurance, engine number, chassis number, and personal details.

  1. Supporting documents

You will then need to upload any supporting documents that you have.

  1. Fee payment

Once you complete the application, you will need to pay the necessary fees for issuing a duplicate RC. Post reviewing all the details, you can submit the application.

You can check the status of your application by clicking on the Track Your Application link. You would need details such as application number, registered mobile number or email address.

Documents needed

While there isn’t any bike insurance for lost documents, you can use the above steps to apply for a duplicate RC. You would need the following documents for a duplicate RC.

  1. Form 26 filled out

  2. Address proof (PAN card, Passport, Aadhaar card, etc.)

  3. Identity proof (Driving licence, PAN card, Aadhar card, etc.)

  4. Pollution under control certificate

  5. Copy of bike insurance policy

  6. Affidavit with the reason for applying for duplicate RC

It is advisable to safeguard your finances and your bike with a robust policy such as Kotak bike insurance. A policy with adequate coverage and a host of features will make your bike ownership a breeze. Also, replacing lost bike insurance policy documents is straightforward. You just need to visit the insurer’s website, enter policy details, verify yourself and download or print a copy of the insurance.


If the RC of your bike is lost or mutilated, you can use the above steps to get a duplicate. Buying two-wheeler insurance online allows you to easily apply for a duplicate insurance copy. Ensure that you always have the necessary documents before riding.

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