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Kerala - Obtain Change in Address for Vehicles

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Apply In-Person :

  1. To apply for a change of address in vehicle registration certificate in Kerala the applicant has to approach the RTO office to which your 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 : Registration
  4. Forms link from Vahan : Link for Vahan forms information
  5. Make sure you have completed application form Form-33. Application forms can be obtained from the following link : Form 33
  6. Also make sure you have all the necessary documents to process the application
  7. Application forms can also be obtained from the appropriate RTO offices
  8. Present the completed application forms in one of the RTO counter and pay the appropriate fee where the officials would start processing your application.
  9. Physical verification of vehicle for chassis number will be carried. After verifying the submitted documents, officials will make the changes respectively.
  10. The change of address will be made on the RC.

Apply online through state portal : - Kerala Obtain Change in Address for Vehicles Online with Images

  1. Please use the link : Vehicles
  2. Click Apply online next to Change of Address in RC
  3. In the following screen please fill / select prompted details and hit “Go” to process your application online

Application status online :

  1. Please use the link : Vehicles
  2. Click Vehicles under Application Status
  3. In the following screen please fill / select prompted details and hit “Search” to process your application online.

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Required Documents[edit]

  1. Application form can be obtained from the following link : Form
  2. Intimation of change in address in Form-33 in Duplicate (in Triplicate if it is covered by HP)
  3. Registration Certificate
  4. Insurance Certificate
  5. Proof of address (any one of the following) : Ration Card / Voter ID / LIC Policy / Passport size photo / Pay slip from Govt
  6. Birth Certificate
  7. Aadhaar card
  8. Affidavit sworn by the applicant before an Executive or First Class Judicial Magistrate or Notary public.
  9. No objection certificate from the Financier, if the vehicle with Hire Purchase
  10. Valid Tax paid proof
  11. Valid Pollution under Control Certificate

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
Location in Map

Following link will get RTO Contact details: Link for RTO Contact Info

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Owner of the vehicle can apply for change of address in the Registration Certificate.


  • Fee related details are provided under the following link: Fees
  • Fee related details provided under the Parivahan site by Ministry of Road Transport & Highways: Parivahan Fees Details


  1. The usual validity of the RC is unaffected for the change in address
  2. In case of non-transport vehicles like two wheelers and cars, the registration certificate is valid for 15 years from the date of first registration, and it is renewed after every five subsequent years.
  3. In case of transport vehicles like goods and passenger carriers the registration certificate is valid till certificate of fitness is valid.

Documents to Use[edit]

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Processing Time[edit]

Time Limit for change of address in the Registration Certificate is the Same Day

Related Videos[edit]

Kerala - Obtain Change in Address for Vehicles

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Every owner of Motor Vehicle shall cause the Vehicle to be Registered by a Registrating Authority in whose Jurisdiction he has residence or place of business where the vehicle is normally kept.

Required Information[edit]

A list which displays the kind of information which is required to complete the procedure.
1. Date of Birth.
2. City or County of Birth.

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Need for the Document[edit]

  • If a registered owner of a vehicle shifts his address as recorded in the Registration Certificate, he must apply for recording of the new address, after obtaining a N.O.C from the previous registering authority.
  • In cases where such change of address is from one state to another, then the registration number will have to be changed to a local registration number.
  • Vehicle registration's purpose is to establish clear ownership and to tax motorist or vehicle owners.
  • Change of address of the owner need to be carried out to intimate through his records (registration certificate) for the Authorities to communicate all grievances as and when required
  • Without change of address the owner may be unaware of the intimations from government officials.
  • Hence one needs to change the address in his RC

Information which might help[edit]

  • Vehicle registration certificate should be produced while the traffic officials intervene – So, one should carry RC with them while driving
  • One should not buy a vehicle without a valid RC

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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