BH series vehicle registration online apply process, link and cost and transfer of Bharat series registration

What is BH or Bharat series vehicle registration?

MoRTH (Ministry of Road Transport and Highways) has issued a new number series BH (Bharat) for vehicle under Central Motor Vehicles (20th Amendment) Rules, 2021. It is for those people, who has to move from one state to another in case of job transfer or for any other reason, as they face difficulties in the re-registration of their vehicle in new state. To overcome this cumbersome process, this BH series vehicle registration process has been started from 15th September 2021 across all over India. It is on voluntary basis.

What is BH or Bharat series vehicle registration
What is BH or Bharat series vehicle registration

Who can apply for vehicle registration under BH series ?:

Who can apply for vehicle registration under BH series ?
Who can apply for vehicle registration under BH series ?
  1. Government Employees – Defence employees, Central or State Govt. employees, PSU employees, Public sector bank employees.
  2. Employees of Private sector with offices in 5 or more than 5 states or UTs.
  3. Individuals buying new non-transport vehicles only.
  4. To make it easy to citizen for application of BH-series, amendment in rule 48 has been proposed to provide flexibility to submit application for BH series either at the place of residence or place of work.
Who can apply for BH series ?

Documents required to get BH series number for vehicle (Updated on 4th Oct 2022):

  1. For Government Employees, Official Identity Card has to be given to apply for BH series registration mark.
  2. For Private sector employees, new working certificate in Form 60 has to be filled to apply for BH series registration of vehicle.

Format of BH series number and colour of BH series number plate:

The registration number will be black on white plate.

Format of BH series number
Format of BH series number and colour of BH series number plate
Format of BH series number and colour of BH series number plate

The number format of BH series will be : YY BH #### XX

YYBH#### XX
(Last two digits of the year of registration)(Bharat Series code (2) letters as “ BH”)(4 numerals 0001 to 9999)Letter(s) A, B, C …and then AA,AB…..AZ, BA, BB…..to ZZ excluding ‟I‟ & „O‟ ”)
Number format of BH series

For example, 21-BH-4444-DD is the format of BH series registration number, in which 21 is the year of first registration of vehicle, then BH indicates Bharat series, then 4-digit number followed by 2 alphabets.

Time duration of Motor vehicle tax charged for BH-series registration :

  1. The Motor vehicle tax will be charged for 2 years, 4 years, 6 years, 8 years, 10 years, 12 years or 14 years initially.
  2. After 14 years, Motor vehicle tax will be charged annually.

Cost of Road tax for BH-series registration or Motor vehicle tax for BH-series registration :

For BH-series registration, the calculation and formula of Motor vehicle tax is different from the normal one.

Calculation of Motor vehicle tax for BH-series registration
Calculation of Motor vehicle tax for BH-series registration

Road tax calculation under BH series vehicle registration:

Invoice Price of vehicleMotor Vehicle Tax (% of Invoice Price)
Below Rs. 10 Lakh8 %
Rs. 10 Lakh to 20 Lakh10 %
Above Rs. 20 Lakh12 %
Road tax calculation under BH series vehicle registration

Motor vehicle tax calculation or formula for BH-series registration for 2 years = Motor vehicle tax as per Invoice price of vehicle x 1.25 x 2 / 15

Rebate, discount or Extra charge on Motor vehicle tax under BH series registration:

  1. For Diesel vehicle – 2 % extra charge on Motor vehicle tax under BH series registration.
  2. For Electric vehicle – 2 % extra discount or rebate on Motor vehicle tax under BH series registration.
Invoice Price of vehicleMotor Vehicle Tax (% of Invoice Price)Motor Vehicle Tax (% of Invoice Price) – Diesel VehiclesMotor Vehicle Tax (% of Invoice Price) – Electric Vehicles
Below Rs. 10 Lakh8 %10 %6 %
Rs. 10 Lakh to 20 Lakh10 %12 %8 %
Above Rs. 20 Lakh12 %14 %10 %
Road tax calculation under BH series vehicle registration

Transfer of BH-registered vehicle to eligible and ineligible person:

  1. If a vehicle registered in BH-series, is transferred in the name of such person who is eligible for BH-Series, then such vehicle shall continue to be validly registered under BH series to the new person.
  2. If a vehicle registered in BH-Series, is transferred in the name of such person who is not eligible for BH-Series, then this vehicle has to follow the existing state / UT’s rule. And, the vehicle will also be liable for motor vehicle tax as per the taxation rules of the concerned State / UT.

Conversion of Vehicle’s ‘Regular Registration series’ to ‘BH-series’ Registration:

If the owner of a vehicle opts for registration mark in BH-Series from Regular Registration series in any state/UT, then owner of such vehicle shall apply in Form 27A for assignment of BH-Series registration mark to any registering authority of the current state.

How to apply for BH-series registration for new vehicle ?:

The registration of new vehicle’s BH-series will be done by the vehicle dealer on behalf of customer through the VAHAN portal of Govt.

Steps to apply online for BH-series registration for new vehicle:

Steps to apply online for BH-series registration for new vehicle
Steps to apply online for BH-series registration for new vehicle
  1. Form Fill-up : Form-20 will be filled online by dealer on behalf of customer in the Vahan portal, https://parivahan.gov.in
  2. BH-series selection : Dealer needs to select BH (Bharat) series.
  3. Documents upload : Dealer needs to upload the Form-60 (Private sector employees) or official working ID (Government employees) along with other relevant documents like Aadhaar, PAN etc.
  4. Application approval by RTO – RTO needs to approve the application of Bharat series.
  5. Tax payment – Pay online the required motor vehicle tax. (Initially for 2 years only. Then again has to pay tax at the interval of every 2 years till 14 years. After 14 years, MV tax needs to pay annually.)
  6. After this, Vahan 4 will generate the number of BH-series for your vehicle.

Case Study of BH registration:

Rajan is residing in Delhi and working in a private firm, but the job is of transferrable in more than 5 cities. So, when he buys a new car or SUV, he opts for BH series registration for his vehicle.

  1. First time, vehicle dealer on behalf of Rajan will fill the BH-registration form and pay the tax.
  2. Thereafter he is paying registration cost online on Vahan portal by himself.
  3. Now, in the 3rd year, he got transferred to Mumbai, where he has to pay again registration cost online on Vahan portal after completing 4 years of vehicle.
  4. Likewise, he has to pay registration cost online on Vahan portal every 2 years till 14 years of vehicle.
  5. After that, registration cost has to be paid annually.

Comparison of RTO charges or Road Tax for Individual registration in Delhi:

The comparison of RTO charges or Road tax charges for registering CNG car, Petrol car, Diesel car, EV (Electric) car have been done with BH (Bharat) registration charges. Here, you can see clearly the difference or benefits in choosing the road tax charge as per cost of car slabs. There are some other charges to be added with road tax like Registration Fees, HP Endorsement Fees (if vehicle financed), Number Plate with Smart Card, Fastag Fee etc. amounting about 10,000 to 15,000.

Car Cost RangeCNGPetrolDieselEVBH-PetrolBH-DieselBH-EV
Car cost less than 6 lakh4%4%5%0 %8%10 %6 %
Car cost between 6 – 10 lakh7%7%8.75%0 %8%10 %6 %
Car cost between 10 – 20 lakh10%10%12.5%0 %10 %12 %8%
Car cost more than 20 lakh10%10%12.5%0 %12 %14 %10 %
RTO charges or Road Tax for Individual registration in Delhi

Comparison of RTO charges or Road Tax for Individual registration in Mumbai, Nagpur, Pune, Nashik, Maharashtra:

Car Cost RangeCNGPetrolDieselEVBH-PetrolBH-DieselBH-EV
Car cost less than 10 lakh7%11%13%0 %8%10 %6%
Car cost between 10 – 20 lakh0 %12%14%0 %10 %12 %8%
Car cost more than 20 lakh0 %13 %15 %0 %12 %14 %10%
RTO charges or Road Tax for Individual registration in Maharashtra

Comparison of RTO charges or Road Tax for Individual registration in Noida, Ghaziabad, Kanpur, Lucknow, Prayagraj, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh:

Car Cost RangeCNGPetrolDieselEVBH-PetrolBH-DieselBH-EV
Car cost less than 10 lakh8 %8 %8 %8 %8 %10 %6 %
Car cost between 10 – 20 lakh10 %10 %10 %10 %10 %12 %8 %
Car cost more than 20 lakh10 %10 %10 %10 %12 %14 %10 %
RTO charges or Road Tax for Individual registration in Uttar Pradesh

Comparison of RTO charges or Road Tax for Individual registration in Gurgaon, Faridabad, Haryana:

Car Cost RangeCNGPetrolDieselEVBH-PetrolBH-DieselBH-EV
Car cost less than 6 lakh20% Disc.5%5%5%8%10 %6 %
Car cost between 6 – 10 lakh20% Disc.8%8%8%8%10 %6 %
Car cost between 10 – 20 lakh20% Disc.8%8%8%10 %12 %8%
Car cost more than 20 lakh20% Disc.10%10%10%12 %14 %10 %
RTO charges or Road Tax for Individual registration in Haryana

Comparison of RTO charges or Road Tax for Individual registration in Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana:

Car Cost RangeCNGPetrolDieselEVBH-PetrolBH-DieselBH-EV
Car cost less than 5 lakh13%13%13%13%8%10 %6 %
Car cost between 5 – 10 lakh14%14%14%14%8%10 %6 %
Car cost between 10 – 20 lakh17%17%17%17%10 %12 %8%
Car cost more than 20 lakh18%18%18%18%12 %14 %10 %
RTO charges or Road Tax for Individual registration in Andhra Pradesh, Telangana

Comparison of RTO charges or Road Tax for Individual registration in Bengaluru, Karnataka:

Car Cost RangeCNGPetrolDieselEVBH-PetrolBH-DieselBH-EV
Car cost less than 5 lakh13%13%13%13%8%10 %6 %
Car cost between 5 – 10 lakh14%14%14%14%8%10 %6 %
Car cost between 10 – 20 lakh17%17%17%17%10 %12 %8%
Car cost more than 20 lakh18%18%18%18%12 %14 %10 %
RTO charges or Road Tax for Individual registration in Karnataka

Comparison of RTO charges or Road Tax for Individual registration in Kerala:

Car Cost RangeCNGPetrolDieselEVBH-PetrolBH-DieselBH-EV
Car cost less than 5 lakh9 %9 %9 %5 %8%10 %6 %
Car cost between 5 – 10 lakh11%11%11%5 %8%10 %6 %
Car cost between 10 – 15 lakh13 %13 %13 %5 %10 %12 %8%
Car cost between 15 – 20 lakh16%16%16%5 %10 %12 %8%
Car cost more than 20 lakh21%21%21%5 %12 %14 %10 %
RTO charges or Road Tax for Individual registration in Kerala

Comparison of RTO charges or Road Tax for Individual registration in Chennai, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu:

Car Cost RangeCNGPetrolDieselEVBH-PetrolBH-DieselBH-EV
Car cost less than 10 lakh10 %10 %10 %10 %8 %10 %6 %
Car cost between 10 – 20 lakh15 %15 %15 %15 %10 %12 %8 %
Car cost more than 20 lakh15 %15 %15 %15 %12 %14 %10 %
RTO charges or Road Tax for Individual registration in Tamil Nadu

Comparison of RTO charges or Road Tax for Individual registration in Bhubaneswar, Odisha:

Car Cost RangeCNGPetrolDieselEVBH-PetrolBH-DieselBH-EV
Car cost less than 5 lakh6%6%6%6%8%10 %6 %
Car cost between 5 – 10 lakh8%8%8%8%8%10 %6 %
Car cost between 10 – 20 lakh10%10%10%10%10 %12 %8%
Car cost more than 20 lakh10%10%10%10%12 %14 %10 %
RTO charges or Road Tax for Individual registration in Odisha

Comparison of RTO charges or Road Tax for Individual registration in Chandigarh:

Car Cost RangeCNGPetrolDieselEVBH-PetrolBH-DieselBH-EV
Car cost less than 10 lakh6%6%6%6%8%10 %6 %
Car cost between 10 – 20 lakh6%6%6%6%10 %12 %8%
Car cost more than 20 lakh8%8%8%8%12 %14 %10 %
RTO charges or Road Tax for Individual registration in Chandigarh

Comparison of RTO charges or Road Tax for Individual registration in Punjab:

Car Cost RangeCNGPetrolDieselEVBH-PetrolBH-DieselBH-EV
Car cost less than 10 lakh9%9%9%9%8%10 %6 %
Car cost between 10 – 15 lakh9%9%9%9%10 %12 %8%
Car cost between 15 – 20 lakh11%11%11%11%10 %12 %8%
Car cost more than 20 lakh11%11%11%11%12 %14 %10 %
RTO charges or Road Tax for Individual registration in Punjab

Comparison of RTO charges or Road Tax for Individual registration in Gujarat:

Car Cost RangeCNGPetrolDieselEVBH-PetrolBH-DieselBH-EV
Car cost less than 10 lakh6%6%6%6%8%10 %6%
Car cost between 10 – 20 lakh6%6%6%6%10 %12 %8%
Car cost more than 20 lakh6%6%6%6%12 %14 %10%
RTO charges or Road Tax for Individual registration in Gujarat

Comparison of RTO charges or Road Tax for Individual registration in Bihar:

Car Cost RangeCNGPetrolDieselEVBH-PetrolBH-DieselBH-EV
Car cost less than 8 lakh9%9%9%9%8%10 %6%
Car cost between 8 – 10 lakh10 %10 %10 %10 %8%10 %6%
Car cost between 10 – 15 lakh10 %10 %10 %10 %10 %12 %8%
Car cost between 15 – 20 lakh12 %12 %12 %12 %10 %12 %8%
Car cost more than 20 lakh12 %12 %12 %12 %12 %14 %10%
RTO charges or Road Tax for Individual registration in Bihar

Comparison of RTO charges or Road Tax for Individual registration in Jharkhand:

Car Cost RangeCNGPetrolDieselEVBH-PetrolBH-DieselBH-EV
Car cost less than 7 lakh7%7%7%7%8%10 %6%
Car cost between 7 – 10 lakh9%9%9%9%8%10 %6%
Car cost between 10 – 20 lakh9%9%9%9%10 %12 %8%
Car cost more than 20 lakh9%9%9%9%12 %14 %10%
RTO charges or Road Tax for Individual registration in Jharkhand

Comparison of RTO charges or Road Tax for Individual registration in Uttarakhand:

Car Cost RangeCNGPetrolDieselEVBH-PetrolBH-DieselBH-EV
Car cost less than 5 lakh8%8%8%0%8%10 %6 %
Car cost between 5 – 10 lakh9%9%9%0%8%10 %6 %
Car cost between 10 – 20 lakh10%10%10%0%10 %12 %8%
Car cost more than 20 lakh10%10%10%0%12 %14 %10 %
RTO charges or Road Tax for Individual registration in Uttarakhand

Comparison of RTO charges or Road Tax for Individual registration in Madhya Pradesh:

Car Cost RangeCNGPetrolDieselEVBH-PetrolBH-DieselBH-EV
Car cost less than 10 lakh8%8%10%4%8%10 %6%
Car cost between 10 – 20 lakh0%10%12%4%10 %12 %8%
Car cost more than 20 lakh0%14%16%4%12 %14 %10%
RTO charges or Road Tax for Individual registration in Madhya Pradesh

Comparison of RTO charges or Road Tax for Individual registration in Himachal Pradesh:

Car Cost RangeCNGPetrolDieselEVBH-PetrolBH-DieselBH-EV
Car cost less than 10 lakh6%6%6%6%8%10 %6 %
Car cost between 10 – 15 lakh6%6%6%6%10 %12 %8%
Car cost between 15 – 20 lakh7%7%7%7%10 %12 %8%
Car cost more than 20 lakh7%7%7%7%12 %14 %10 %
RTO charges or Road Tax for Individual registration in Himachal Pradesh

Comparison of RTO charges or Road Tax for Individual registration in Chhattisgarh:

Car Cost RangeCNGPetrolDieselEVBH-PetrolBH-DieselBH-EV
Car cost less than 5 lakh8%8%8%8%8%10 %6 %
Car cost between 5 – 10 lakh9%9%9%9%8%10 %6 %
Car cost between 10 – 20 lakh9%9%9%9%10 %12 %8%
Car cost more than 20 lakh9%10%9%9%12 %14 %10 %
RTO charges or Road Tax for Individual registration in Chhattisgarh

Comparison of RTO charges or Road Tax for Individual registration in Goa:

Car Cost RangeCNGPetrolDieselEVBH-PetrolBH-DieselBH-EV
Car cost less than 6 lakh9%9%9%9%8%10 %6 %
Car cost between 6 – 10 lakh11%11%11%11%8%10 %6 %
Car cost between 10 – 20 lakh12%12%12%12%10 %12 %8%
Car cost more than 20 lakh12%12%12%12%12 %14 %10 %
RTO charges or Road Tax for Individual registration in Goa

Comparison of RTO charges or Road Tax for Individual registration in Assam:

Car Cost RangeCNGPetrolDieselEVBH-PetrolBH-DieselBH-EV
Car cost less than 4 lakh5%5%5%5%8%10 %6 %
Car cost between 4 – 6 lakh6%6%6%6%8%10 %6 %
Car cost between 6 – 10 lakh7%7%7%7%8%10 %6 %
Car cost between 10 – 12 lakh7%7%7%7%10 %12 %8%
Car cost between 12 – 15 lakh7.5%7.5%7.5%7.5%10 %12 %8%
Car cost between 15 – 20 lakh9%9%9%9%10 %12 %8%
Car cost more than 20 lakh12%12%12%12%12 %14 %10 %
RTO charges or Road Tax for Individual registration in Assam

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5 thoughts on “BH series vehicle registration online apply process, link and cost and transfer of Bharat series registration

  1. Still not implemented at the ground only selective states have started this. No update when it will be implemented in Madhya Pradesh.

  2. Bike looses it’s fitness after 14years. In case if I don’t want to use my bike anymore & no interested to use/see it. Can I stop paying mv tax after 14 years?

  3. can you give comparative example of registration cost between Maharashtra registration and BH registration for a petrol car costing above 20 lakhs.

    1. Ex – Jeep 1.4 Petrol DCT, (21 lakh) in Mumbai: 15 yrs.RTO charges for Petrol – 4.5 lakh, but 15 yrs. RTO charges for BH in Mumbai – 3.65 lakh (all figures are approx.).

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