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Karnataka - Obtain a Vehicle Fitness Certificate (FC)

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Procedure[edit]

Apply in Person

  1. To apply for Vehicle Fitness certificate (FC) in Karnataka 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: Contacts Link
  3. Completed Application Form for FC:
    1. Form KMV 20 (collect from RTO Office).
    2. Form 38 for Transport Vehicles: Form 38 link
  4. Also make sure you have all the necessary documents to process the application
  5. The applicant should make sure they are eligible for applying for this procedure
  6. Application forms can be obtained from the appropriate RTO offices
  7. The applicant should bring in their vehicle for inspection.
  8. Submit the completed application forms along with documents in the counter and pay the appropriate fee where the officials would start processing your application.
  9. Inspection of vehicle for correctness as per norms will be carried out to issue FC

Apply Online - Karnataka Obtain a Vehicle Fitness Certificate (FC) Online with Images

  1. To apply for vehicle fitness certificate (FC), the applicant has to visit the official portal of the Ministry of Road Transport & Highways: Link to Portal
  2. In the homepage, please scroll down to “Informational Services” and click on the “more” button in the “Citizen Guide” tab.
  3. The applicant will be taken to the “Manual” page where all the available services will be listed.
  4. Please click on the name of the required service and click on “Step by Step procedure” from the drop down menu.
  5. The applicant will be taken to a new PDF page where the process for applying will be explained clearly.
  6. Please follow the steps to complete the application.



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Required Documents[edit]

  • Link for online application forms: Link for Form
  • Application Form for FC:
  • PROOF OF ADDRESS (any one of the following)
    • Ration Card / Aadhaar Card / Electoral Roll / LIC Policy / Passport / Payslip issued - Govt. Office (or) a Local Body
  • School Certificate
  • Birth Certificate
  • Affidavit Sworn by the applicant before an Executive (or) a First Class Judicial Magistrate (or) Notary Public
  • Registration Certificate
  • Insurance Certificate
  • Pollution under control certificate
  • Valid tax
  • Passport size photo-2
  • Permit if applicable
  • Trip sheet for the past 3 months
  • Permit if covered

Office Locations & Contacts[edit]


Commissioner for Transport and Road Safety
1st Floor, 'A' Block, TTMC. Building,
Shantinagar, Bengaluru-560027
PRO-phone : 080-22210994 Fax : 080-22235804
Mobile: 9449863459
E-mail : [email protected]
Karnataka State - Transport Department Contacts: Link for contacts
Full List of Karnataka RTO Office Locations

Eligibility[edit]

  • Vehicle should be produced for inspection
  • You should be the owner of the vehicle


Fees[edit]

  • Fees related information can be obtained from the following link: Fee Link
  • RTO authorities may provide more information on fees

Validity[edit]

  • In case of Private vehicles the fitness certificates is valid for 13 years and there after renewed at every 5 years
  • In case of Transport Vehicles the fitness certificate is issued for a new vehicle for 2 years and subsequently renewed every year

Documents to Use[edit]


Application Forms

Sample Documents[edit]

Please attach sample completed documents that would help other people.

Processing Time[edit]

Can obtain on the same day


Related Videos[edit]


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Instructions[edit]

Please provide other instructions related to the certificate/documents.
e.g. The state office holds birth records since january 1908.

Required Information[edit]


  1. Name of the applicant(s) in full
  2. Address
  3. Registration mark and year of manufacture and date of registration of the motor vehicle.
  4. Engine number of the motor vehicle
  5. Chassis number of the motor vehicle
  6. Valid Mobile Number for OTP
  7. Valid details about payment modes like Internet banking, Debit/Credit Card etc details for making payments

Need for the Document[edit]

  • The registration of vehicle is treated as valid only if the vehicle has valid certificate of fitness. Fitness certificate for a vehicle is required to renew the current status of the vehicle
  • The fitness is checked and certified by the Registering Authority
  • Fitness certificate is issued to check the pollution caused by the emission of smoke from the vehicles, to maintain the vehicle in proper condition and to avoid accidents
  • Fitness Certificate is an official document certifying that the holder’s vehicle is fit to drive at public places


Information which might help[edit]

  • An applicant should apply for renewal of his vehicle Fitness Certificate within 30 days from the date of expiry of its validity
  • RTO officials has the right to decide upon the issue of certificate
  • It is advisable to go to the Regional Transport Officer / State Transport Authority between 9:00am to 5:00pm


Other uses of the Document/Certificate[edit]

Please explain what are other uses of obtaining this document/certificate.
e.g. Birth Certificate can be used as proof of identity.

External Links[edit]


Others[edit]

More information which might help people.