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Motor Vehicle Registration and Transfer of Ownership in Pakistan

Motor Vehicle Registration and Transfer of Ownership in Pakistan

If you have been searching for how to register an unregistered vehicle, and transfer its ownership in someone else’s name, your search comes to an end now. 

This is one comprehensive guide on how to go about doing this in an easy, step-by-step manner. Furthermore, we will tell you how to check motor vehicle registration in a specific province. 

These topics will be covered as per available information from Excise and Taxation Departments of all the four provinces. 

Motor Vehicle Registration Punjab

Here, we will discuss the registration process for locally assembled and imported vehicles in Punjab.

1. How to register locally assembled vehicles?

Looking for the process to register the locally assembled vehicles in Punjab? This information is going to be useful in this regard.

a. Requirements for original purchaser of the unregistered vehicle

If the registration is in your name as an original purchaser, provide the following documents:

  • Application for registration of vehicle – Form-F
  • Copy of National Identity Card of Owner (In case of individual)
  • Original Sales Certificate of Vehicle
  • Original Sales Invoice of Vehicle
  • Payment of registration fee, number plate fee and other leviable taxes

b. Requirements to dispose off unregistered vehicle

  • Application for Registration of Vehicle Form F
  • Copy of National Identity Card of Owner (in case of individuals)
  • Original Sales Certificate of Vehicle
  • Original Sales Invoice of Vehicle
  • Payment of registration fee, number plate fee and other leviable taxes
  • T.O. (Transfer Order) Form
  • Documents showing sale of vehicle by original purchaser
  • Copy of National Identity Card of original purchaser (In case of individual).

2. How to register imported vehicles?

Imported vehicle registration requirements are as follows.

a. Documents required for imported vehicle registration (in the name of importer)

  • Application for Registration of Vehicle in Form-F
  • Copy of National Identity Card or Owner (in case of individual)
  • Copy of Import Permission issued by Customs Authorities
  • Duplicate copy of GD in original showing payment of all taxes/duties
  • Copy of Invoice (In case of direct purchase from manufacturer)
  • Copy of Bill of Lading
  • Payment of registration fee, number plate fee and other leviable taxes

b. Documents required to dispose off unregistered imported vehicle (by importer)

  • Application for Registration of Vehicle in Form-F
  • Copy of National Identity Card of Owner (In case of individual)
  • T.O (Transfer Order) Form. Document showing sale of vehicle by Importer
  • Copy of National Identity Card of Seller (In case of individual)
  • Copy of Import Permission issued by Customs Authorities
  • Duplicate copy of GD in original showing payment of all taxes/duties
  • Copy of Invoice (In case of direct purchase from manufacturer)
  • Copy of Bill of Lading
  • Payment of registration fee, number plate fee and other leviable taxes.

3. Vehicle registration fees in Punjab

CategoriesPunjab Registration Rates
Motorcycle/Scooter, Tractor, Truck, Bus, Rickshaw &Taxi1% of the value of the vehicle
Combines Harvester, Rig, Fork Lifter. Road Roller, Excavator, Sewerage Cleaning Plant, etc.Rs. 300/- each
Under 1000cc1%
Exceeding 1000cc but under 1500cc2%
Exceeding 1500cc but under 2000cc3%
Exceeding 2000cc4%

4. Transfer of vehicle’s ownership

Wondering about the process to transfer ownership of vehicle in Punjab? Here are complete details about it.

a. Documents required to transfer the ownership

Prepare and submit the following documents to the Excise and Taxation Department:

  • Photocopies of witnesses
  • Photocopy of Seller’s CNIC
  • Photocopy of Purchaser’s CNIC
  • Original Registration File if the vehicles are registered under the “File Return Scheme”
  • Original Registration Certificate showing up-to-date payment of Token Tax
  • Duplicate Registration Certificate
  • Transfer Order (T.O) Form (prescribed)
  • Application in Prescribed Form

b. Transfer fee of vehicles in Punjab

Category of VehicleTransfer Fee Applied
Motorcycle, Scooter and RickshawPKR 150
Heavy Transport Vehicle (HTV)PKR 4000
Vehicle Under 1000ccPKR 1200
Vehicle Exceeding 1000cc but under 1800ccPKR 2000
Vehicle Exceeding 1800ccPKR 3000

c. Transfer of ownership through ePay / online vehicle transfer punjab

Photo Credits: excise.punjab.gov.pk

Now, you can transfer your vehicle online without needing to follow the traditional complicated process. Here is the process through which you can transfer vehicle online in Punjab.

  • Login to the ePay website
  • Click on “Transfer of Ownership for Motor Vehicle” in the side bar menu.
  • Enter registration number.
  • After processing, you will be able to see vehicle’s registration number, make, chassis number, name of current owner, and tax position.

After proceeding, you will see a new form requiring buyer’s information.

a. Owner Type (Individual or Organization)
b. Owner CNIC / NTN (in case of Organization)
c. Owner name
d. Owner Father Name
e. Owner Address
f. Owner City
g. Owner Cell no
h. Transaction District (where Citizen desire further process of
transaction)

  • Now, click “generate challan” and a 17-Digit PSID will be generated amounting to the actual amount of transfer of motor vehicle and token tax amount (in case of defaulter vehicle) which can be paid via any online banking channels.
  • Name and NTN of sponsoring agency are required
  • The user will click “generate challan” and a 17-Digit PSID will be generated amounting to the actual amount of transfer of motor vehicle and token tax amount (in case of defaulter vehicle) and HPA amount which can be paid via any online banking channels.
  • After Payment Data will be inserted into MVR in “EV” “BioPending” Phase.
  • After Biometric following flags will be updated in database against this application.
  • Biometric of First owner/Seller = “Y”
  • Biometric of 2nd owner/Purchaser/Owner = “Y”
  • In case of HPA Biometric of authorized representative of sponsored Agency will also be required.
  • After Biometric application phase will be updated as “Pending” In EV phase and ETI will require to be approved.

a. Verify/Confirm Biometric
b. Electronic data

  • After EV application move in PA phase (In PA phase MRA will require to be approved.

a. Verify/Confirm Biometric
b. Electronic data

  • After “PA” application status will be DELIVERED.

Address & Contact Details

  • Address 1: Secretary Office Transport House Opp. Faletti’s Hotel, Egerton Road Lahore
  • Address 2: Directorate General Excise & Taxation, Punjab847-A, Shadman-l, Lahore
  • Website: www.excise.punjab.gov.pk
  • Phone: 042 – 99203848042 – 99203849
  • Email: secyent@punjab.gov.pk

How to check car registration online in Punjab?

Click on vehicle registration check Punjab, provide the required information, and hit Search. You will find information on the current owner of the vehicle and other details of the vehicle.  

Sindh Vehicle Registration

You must be looking to register or transfer the vehicle in Sindh. Here is important information you need to know about it.

Transfer of Ownership in Sindh

Let’s check out the step-by-step guide on how to transfer the ownership of vehicles in Sindh.

How to register locally assembled vehicles in Sindh?

Here are some important details to register the locally assembled vehicles.

Documents required to register vehicles in Sindh

After vehicle inspection, here are the required documents you need to submit.

  • Transfer of Ownership form (TO)
  • CNIC copy of the original buyer and a copy of your CNIC
  • Original Sales Certificates & Invoices
  • Submit the Letter of Sales issued to the Motor Registration Authority by the Vehicle Dealer
  • A valid No Objection Certificate (NOC) given by the Bank
  • Put forward the Motor Vehicle (MV) Tax Receipts of both Registration Fees and Number Plate
  • Original Vehicle Registration Certificate
  • Vehicle’s Original Book

*Make sure you have paid all the taxes to date.

Important steps in the Sindh vehicle registration process.

1. Gather all these documents and hand them over to a verification officer at the verification office. 

2. After the documents verification, get the following inspection and verification:

  • Vehicle inspection
  • Engine details inspection
  • Number plate inspection

3. The verification officer will fill the relevant fields of the Transfer Ownership form (TO) before verifying and stamping it. 

*Get transfer of ownership form (TO) and Sale/Transfer deed form as they are important for buyer and seller to keep for proof of buying and selling.

Steps to submit documents to register vehicle in Sindh

1. Head over to the Motor Registration Office at the Excise and Taxation Department for the verification of documents by an authorized officer.

2. Fill out your Scanning Order form and Sale Deed.

3. Wait in a queue in front of the counter window having the board of your number plate’s alphabetical series (e.g. AFG-XXX). 

4. When your turn comes, submit your car’s original book, the file, and the transfer fee of Rs.1200 for up to 1000CC vehicles. 

5. Leave the counter once the officer hands you over the receipt, showing the date and time at which you are supposed to get your documents back with the updated details.  

Steps to collect the Sindh vehicle registration documents

Head over to the same counter window where you’ll get your vehicle’s original file and book. 

Make sure you have your name authorized on the Scanning Order Form to collect the documents. This is mandatory. 

Motor vehicle registration and transfer fee in Sindh

Here are the charts that show the motor vehicle’s transfer and registration fee in Sindh.

Motor vehicle registration fee in Sindh

Motor Car/Jeeps Etc not Exceeding 1000 cc1% of the Value of the Vehicle
Motor Car/Jeeps etc exceeding 1000 cc but not exceeding 1300 cc1.25% of the Value of the Vehicle
Motor Car/Jeeps etc exceeding 1301 cc but not exceeding 2500 cc2.25% of the Value of the Vehicle
Motor Car/Jeeps etc exceeding 2500 cc5% of the Value of the Vehicle
Truck/Buses/Pickups/Rickshaw/Vans/ Dumpers/Excavators/Cranes including all other commercial vehicles (except Toyota Vigo/Revo/Tundra and other such double cabin vehicles)1.25% of the Value of the Vehicle
Toyota Vigo/Revo/Tundra and other such double cabin commercial vehicles2% of the Value of the Vehicle
Motorcycle/Scooter not more than 149 cc1% of the Value of the Vehicle
Motorcycle/Scooter 150 cc and above2% of the Value of the Vehicle
Tractor used for agriculture purposesRs. 2000/-

Vehicle transfer fee Sindh

Here are the charges to transfer the ownership of a vehicle in Sindh:

CategoriesTransfer rates in Sindh
Motor CycleRs.200/-
M/Cars, Jeeps, etc. upto 800 cc Engine Power Rs.800/- 
M/Cars, Jeeps, etc. from 801 cc to 2,000 cc Engine Power Rs.1,000/-
Rickshaws Rs.400/- 
Tractors Rs.1,000/- 

Address & Contact Details

How to check car registration online in Sindh

Click online vehicle verification and provide the required information. You will find information on the current owner of the vehicle and other details of the vehicle.

Islamabad motor vehicle registration

Let’s check out the step-by-step guide on how you can register an unregistered vehicle in Islamabad:

Registration process of vehicles in Islamabad

1. Visit the designated Excise Inspector along with documents for verification and the vehicle for the physical inspection. The Inspector will sign the application after filing his report on Form ‘F’.

2.Visit the designated Data Entry Operator (DEO) to get your process done by the DEO. 

3. Sign the computerized form “F” provided by the DEO, for the authentication of details.

4. Pay the fee along with the fee of the number plates to the designated DEO on the same window.

5. The DEO will hand you over the vehicle registration receipt after taking the document file from you.

6. Proof of residence (CNIC, Utility Bills (i.e., electricity, Sui-gas, etc.), Registry, Allotment letter, Lease Agreement)

  • If you’re a government servant, you need to provide an office card/appointment letter as proof of being a resident of Islamabad.

7. Prepare and put forward the documents to the DEO, mentioned below.

Documents required to register vehicles in Islamabad

Provide the following documents to the authorities:

Photocopy of the applicant’s CNIC

An application written to the Excise & Taxation Officer to register a new vehicle

Proof of the purchase in one of the following ways:

a. Documents required for locally manufactured vehicles in Islamabad

  1. Sale Certificate
  2. Sale Invoice
  3. Some related documents will be required

b. Documents required for imported vehicles in Islamabad

  1. Old registration book 
  2. Bill of Entry 
  3. Bill of Lading 
  4. Some related documents will be required

c. Documents required for auctioned vehicle in Islamabad

  1. Auction voucher 
  2. Some related documents shall be required

Islamabad vehicle registration fee

Here, you can find the fee to register your vehicle in Islamabad.

Schedule for vehicle registration fee in Islamabad:

S No.Vehicle CategoryEngine CapacityValue of vehicle
1Private / Government999 cc and Below01 %
2Private / GovernmentFrom 1000 cc to 1999 cc02 %
3Private / Government2000 cc and Above04 %
4Commercial999 cc and Below01 %
5Commercial1000 cc and Above02 %

Schedule for vehicle advance fee in Islamabad:

S No.Engine CapacityFiler (In Rs.)Non-Filer (In Rs.)
1Upto 850 cc7,50015,000
2From 851 cc to 1000 cc15,00030,000
3From 1001 cc to 1300 cc25,00050,000
4From 1301 cc to 1600 cc50,000100,000
5From 1601 cc to 1800 cc75,000150,000
6From 1801 cc to 2000 cc100,000200,000
7From 2001 cc to 2500 cc150,000300,000
8From 2501 cc to 3000 cc200,000400,000
9Above 3000 cc250,000500,000

The relevant fee shall be estimated through the following formula:

Advance Tax + Registration fee + Income Tax ( + Professional Tax of Commercial Vehicle) + Token Tax 

Note: 

  • A late fee will be charged after 60 days’ delay in registration from the invoice date.
  • You need to deposit a special number fee if you’ve been allocated a special number. 

Transfer of ownership in Islamabad

Here’s an important checklist of the documents required for the transfer of vehicle ownership in Islamabad.

Documents required to transfer the vehicle in Islamabad

  • Sale Deed (the document prepared when a vehicle deal is closed) 
  • Original Transfer Letter (with a signature of the previous owner of the vehicle)
  • Photocopy of Your CNIC
  • Photocopy of Vehicle Owner’s unexpired CNIC
  • Transfer Order Form (T.O Form)
  • 2 Transfer letters In Urdu (One original and one of A4 Size)
  • Attested Challan Form by the ETO office before the fee submission
  • Vehicle Registration Book

How to transfer vehicle ownership in Islamabad?

Let’s find out the steps you need to take to complete the process of the ownership transfer in Islamabad.

1. Inform the vehicle seller to visit the Excise and Taxation Office, Islamabad (ETO), whenever required. 

2. Ideally, if the previous owner of the vehicle is also there at the Excise and Taxation Office, it will make the process of transfer of vehicle ownership less complicated.

3. Visit the Islamabad court office, in F-8 Markaz, Islamabad, to get the Challan Form and T.O Form and to fill them out. 

4. Put forward all the documents to get them attested by a relevant officer in the Islamabad court office.

5. Go to the National Bank, F-8 Branch, opposite the Excise and Taxation Office, Islamabad, to make the payments against the fee challan

  • Fee Challan is payable in that particular branch of NBP or the State Bank of Pakistan’s Sector F-5 Branch only.

6. Have all your documents attested by a Class 1 Government Officer. 

  • You have to get all the documents attested except for the Sale Deed and the original transfer letter.

7. Ask the car seller to visit the Islamabad Excise and Taxation Office with you where you need to present all the attested documents to a relevant officer.

8. Visit the counter where you have to pay Rs.550 to get the official screening of the documents. After this, you will get two receipts.

9. Present the two receipts at another counter where a staff member will take all the documents from you and issue you a printed receipt, showing the expected delivery date of the transferred vehicle registration book.

Islamabad vehicle transfer fee

Vehicle CategoryEngine CapacityAmount
Private/CommercialUpto 1000 CCPKR 1200
Private /Commercial
1001 CC – 1800 CC

PKR 2000
Private /Commercial
Over 1801 CC

PKR 3000

Online Transfer Fees in Islamabad

The administration of Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT) is on the way to launching a digital platform for online vehicle transfer in Islamabad, for the comfort of the people buying used cars. 

Address & Contact Details

How to check car registration online in Islamabad

Click online vehicle verification Islamabad and provide the required information, and hit Check. You will find information on the current owner of the vehicle and other details of the vehicle.  

Balochistan Vehicle Registeration

Looking to register vehicle in Balochistan? Here is important information to help you out in this matter.

Registration of unregistered vehicle in Balochistan

1. Prepare the documents and fill out the forms 

2. Submit them to a relevant Excise and Taxation Officer.

3. Get the receipt from the ETO. The receipt will mention the time in which you’ll get the registration book. 

*The documents will be kept in the ETO’s office. 

Documents required to register vehicle in Balochistan

  • Original Sale Certificate and Invoice (Registration and verification copies).
  • “Form F” and “Form I” and “Computer Form” filled and signed by the owner.
  • You need to bring your vehicle to get its physical verification by an Inspector of Excise and Taxation Department.
  • If your vehicle is commercial, it must also be physically verified by the Motor Vehicles Examiner (M.V.E.) of the Police Department.
  • You have to pay the registration fee in any of the authorized branches of the National Bank of Pakistan and the owner’s copy of the “Challan Form” must be attached to the application form.
  • In case of registering a company’s vehicle or Government vehicle, you have to provide a covering letter from the Head of Department /Company.
  • An attested copy of your CNIC.

Note:

  1. Get the details of the vehicle verified through a computer database.
  2. The documents will also be checked by the manufacturer.

Transfer of ownership in Balochistan

If you want to know how to transfer vehicle in Balochistan, here are some important details for you.

1. Both buyer and seller have to fill and sign the below-mentioned documents along with the original registration certification. 

2. Submit the documents to the relevant ETO.

*The ownership transfer usually takes about 3-5 days.

Documents required to transfer ownership in Balochistan

  • Form “Transfer Letter” duly filled, signed, and attested by the Notary Public.
  • Form “T.O.” duly filled, signed, and attested by the Notary Public.
  • Photocopies of CNICs of both the seller and the buyer, attested by Notary Public.
  • Transfer Fee paid in a branch of National Bank and owner’s copy should be attached with the application form.
  • Sale Agreement on a stamp paper of Rs.100/- and attested by the Notary Public.
  • The buyer and the seller have to show up, along with their original CNICs, before the Excise and Taxation Officer.
  • Vehicles registered in other districts/provinces, before transferring the ownership, should also ensure that their arrival has been reported in the Excise and Taxation Department.
  • The details of the vehicle will be verified by the computer database.

Address & Contact Details

KPK Vehicle Registration

There is scant information available online for this province regarding motor vehicle registration and transfer of ownership. However, you can check a vehicle’s registration status in the province by following this link. 

How to check car registration online in KPK?

Click KPK vehicle verification and provide the required information.  You will find information on the current owner of the vehicle and other details of the vehicle.  

Final Word

This was the whole A-Z process of registering an unregistered vehicle and the transfer of a vehicle ownership in some of the major cities of Pakistan.

Follow the information laid down in this guide and save yourself from a lot of hassle and frustration. 

If you have any questions, feel free to comment below now.

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