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Kerala - Apply for Goods Carriage National Permit

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Apply In-Person :

  1. To apply for Goods Carriage National Permit in Kerala the applicant has to approach the RTO office to which his area belongs to.
  2. Please follow our “Office Locations & Contacts” section of this page to get details of the RTO offices. Link for RTO contacts: Link for contact
  3. Application form can be downloaded using the following link: Form
  4. Completed Application in Form for grant of national goods carriage permit : Permit
  5. Application for the grant of authorisation in Form 46 & 48. Link for form : Form 46, Form 48
  6. Please make sure you have all the documents that are listed down the “Required Document” section of this page.
  7. Application forms can also be obtained from the appropriate RTO offices that can be completed and presented with appropriate fees.
  8. Present the completed application forms in one of the counter and pay the appropriate fee where the officials would start processing your application.
  9. Important verifications for the permit includes Vehicle condition, Body built, Capacity to withstand the load etc.; will be carried by authorities.
  10. After checking the vehicle for its correctness and other appropriate requirements the application will be processed.

Apply online :

  1. Use the following link : Online and select “Permit Online” option under Other online services
  2. Select Kerala in the drop down menu and click “proceed”
  3. Please follow the screen and fill in prompted details to process your online procedure
  4. Upload required documents and take printout of acknowledgement.
  5. On the appointment date, go to RTO office before 11:30 am and submit the documents. Once you submit and pay the fee, rest of the procedure will happen as per how you apply in person.

Appointment :

  1. Use the following link : Appointment and select “Appointment” option under Other online services
  2. Enter the application number as prompted and click “Get user Details” to process online in getting appointment

Required Documents[edit]

  1. Completed Application in Form for grant of national goods carriage permit  : Form
  2. Application for the grant of authorisation is in Form 46 & 48. Link for form : Form 46, Form 48
  3. Registration Certificate of the vehicle
  4. Fitness Certificate.
  5. Proof of payment of tax for the current quarter.
  6. Insurance Certificate.
  7. Authorization in the bank draft.
  8. No object certificate from the financier if the vehicle concerned is covered by HPA / Lease / Hypothecation.
  9. Payment of green tax wherever applicable.
  10. Demand drafts drawn in favor of the Authorities prescribed in respect of other states towards payment of composite taxes.
  11. Age Proof (any one of the following) :
    • School Certificate
    • Birth Certificate
  12. Residence proof any one of the following :
    • Electoral Roll
    • Ration Card
    • LIC Policy
    • Passport
  13. Aadhaar Card
  14. Pollution under control certificate
  15. Passport size photos-2

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Office Locations & Contacts[edit]

List of all RTO Office Locations in Kerala

Transport Commissionerate, Motor Vehicles Department, Kerala
2nd Floor, Trans Tower, CV Raman Pillai Rd,
DPI, Vazhuthacaud, Thiruvananthapuram,
Kerala 695014
Phone: 0471 233 3317
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Following link will get RTO Contact details: Link for RTO Contact Info



  • Applicant should be the owner of the vehicle.
  • The age of the vehicle should not exceed 12 years for Goods Carriage National Permit.


  • Fee related details are provided under the following link : Fees
  • RTO authorities may provide more information on fees


  • Permit is usually valid for 5 years
  • The renewal of permit can be obtained with Vehicle fitness certificate and FC as per authorities of concerned RTO
  • The age of the vehicle is also considered to restrict the validity of the permit

NOTE: Validity differs with the type of vehicle and also for the load the vehicle can manage

Documents to Use[edit]

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Sample Documents[edit]

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Processing Time[edit]

5 working days

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Related Videos[edit]

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Required Information[edit]

  • Name of the Applicant
  • Father’s Name
  • Address
  • Purpose for which permit is required
  • Route and Routes details
  • Details of vehicle

Need for the Document[edit]

  • If National Permit is obtained, the vehicle can be operated throughout India.
  • Goods Carriage National Permit is needed for a vehicle operator to ply his vehicle in more than 4 states.
  • Goods Carriage National Permit means a permit granted by authority to a goods carriage vehicle to operate through-out India or in such States not being less than four in number including the states in which the permit is issued
  • The age of the vehicle should not exceed 12 years.

Information which might help[edit]

  • With Goods Carriage National Permit – an operator can transport items / Goods as classified within India
  • FC (for clearance) is a process meant for reviewing the condition of the vehicle by the RTO authorities

Other uses of the Document/Certificate[edit]

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e.g. Birth Certificate can be used as proof of identity.

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