How to register a vehicle on your name?

(1) New or second hand imported vehicle

The vehicle will have to be taken to the Vehicle Examination Centre where a Particulars of Motor Vehicle Form will be issued.

  • Call at the Registrar General’s Department for the registration of the deed of sale.
  • Call at the Registration section of the NTA with the following documents:-
  • One original deed of sale duly registered + 1 photocopy of the document;
  • The original Bill of Entry;
  • The Particulars of Motor Vehicle Form obtained from the Vehicle Examination Centre;
  •  Import permit (if the vehicle is a second hand imported one); and
  • In case you have reserved a registration mark to be allocated to your vehicle, the receipt of payment for that mark.

The vehicle will be registered on your name and you will be issued with a registration book (horse power) after you have paid the fee of:

(a) Rs 400 for a motor vehicle (other than a motor cycle or autocycle) or trailer; or
(b) Rs 300 for a motor cycle; or
(c) Rs 2,000 for an auto cycle.

(2) Locally assembled vehicle (trailer)

The vehicle will have to be examined at the Vehicle Examination centre and a Particulars of Motor Vehicle Form obtained. A certificate from a local Mechanical Engineer has to be produced on the assembly of the vehicle.

  • The deed of sale will have to be registered at the Registrar General’s Department.
  • You will then have to call at the NTA with –
  • The original deed of sale duly registered and 1 photocopy of the document; and
  • The Particulars of Motor Vehicle Form obtained from the Vehicle Examination Centre.
  • The vehicle (trailer) will be registered on your name and you will be issued with a registration book after you have paid the fee of Rs 400.