If you buy a vehicle, you need to register and license it in your name within 21 days.
If the titleholder (the entity who has the right to sell) is different from the owner, that entity must register the vehicle before you, as the owner can license it.
Registration and licensing of a new vehicle
You need to complete and submit the Application for Registration and Licensing of Motor Vehicle form (RLV), along with the required documents, to your appropriate registering authority. There's a cost to register the vehicle and be issued with a vehicle registration certificate.
Registration and licensing of a pre-owned (used) vehicle
The seller/buyer of the vehicle must ensure that the licence of the vehicle is up to date. Complete and submit the Application for registration and licensing of motor vehicle form to the appropriate registering authority, along with the required documents. There's a cost to register the vehicle and you will be issued with a registration certificate.
A registration certificate will be issued to the titleholder when the vehicle is registered.
Registration and licensing of a built-up vehicle
You need to complete and submit the relevant forms to the appropriate registering authority. There's a cost to register the vehicle.
Before you can register and license a vehicle that has been altered or rebuilt (meaning modified or converted), you need to obtain:
All vehicle titleholders are required by law to register their vehicles when they finance the sale of the vehicle or buy a vehicle without financing. The vehicle registration and licensing are recorded on the National Traffic Information System (NaTIS).
A vehicle's registration is terminated:
Note: Motorists must verify all personal and address particulars with any motor vehicle or driving licence transaction. These documents can be used as proof.
Contact your appropriate registering authority.
These facility categories:
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- Vehicle Registration (Service)