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Kerala - Renew Tourist Vehicle Permit (Jeep/Omni/Car)

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Apply In-Person :

  1. To apply for renewal of Tourist Vehicle Permit (Jeep/Omni/Car) 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. Make sure you have completed respective application Form : Application
  5. Please make sure you have all the documents that are listed down the “Required Document” section of this page.
  6. Please make sure that you are eligible for this procedure.
  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 verification’s for the permit includes Vehicle condition, Body built, seating arrangements etc... will be carried by authorities.
  10. After checking the vehicle for its correctness and other appropriate requirements the application will be processed further.

Apply through state portal :

  1. Please use the link : Permit
  2. Click Apply online next to Permit Renewal
  3. In the following screen please fill / select prompted details and hit “Submit” to process your application online

Application status online :

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

Apply online :

  1. Use the following link : Permit 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 : Online Services 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

  1. Respective application Form : Form
  2. Valid permit that is going to expire.
  3. Registration Certificate of the vehicle.
  4. Fitness Certificate.
  5. Proof of payment of tax for the current quarter.
  6. Insurance Certificate.
  7. No object certificate from the financier if the vehicle concerned is covered by HPA / Lease / Hypothecation.
  8. Pollution Under Control Certificate
  9. The resolution of the RTA
  10. Route permits book, all in original.
  11. Passport size photo-2
  12. Parking area certificate issued by any gazette officer/Police officer/Revenue authority of the area.
  13. Recent copy of Map along with Form-F of the land housing the parking facility.
  14. No objection certificate of the tenant if the vehicle is intended to be parked on the land of tenant other than the vehicle owner.
  15. Aadhar card
  16. PROOF OF ADDRESS (any one of the following to be produced)
    1. Ration Card
    2. Aadhaar Card
    3. Electoral Roll
    4. LIC Policy
    5. Passport
    6. Pay slip issued - Govt. Office (or) a Local Body
  17. Age Proof (any one of the following)
    1. School Certificate
    2. Birth Certificate

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Office Locations & Contacts

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



  1. Should have a valid Permit.
  2. You should be the owner of the vehicle


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


A tourist vehicle permit shall be valid for...

  • 9 years in the case of a motor cab (passenger not exceeding 6 excluding driver)
  • 8 years for vehicles other than a motor cab
  • unless the motor vehicle is replaced
  • In case of a vehicle covered by a tourist permit is proposed to be replaced by another vehicle, the new vehicle age should not be more than two years
NOTE: The period [9 years or 8 years] shall be computed from the date of initial registration of the motor vehicle.

Documents to Use

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Sample Documents

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Processing Time

5 working days to get permit

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Related Videos

Videos explaining the procedure or to fill the applications. 
Attach videos using the following tag <&video type="website">video ID|width|height<&/video&> from external websites.
Please remove the "&" inside the tags during implementation.
Website = allocine, blip, dailymotion, facebook, gametrailers, googlevideo, html5, metacafe, myspace, revver, 
sevenload, viddler, vimeo, youku, youtube
width = 560, height = 340, Video ID = Can be obtained from the URL of webpage where the video is displayed.
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Applicants may approach the Office of the Deputy Commissioner / Chairman (STA) who is in charge of issuing and renewing of Tourist Vehicle Permits.

Required Information

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1. Date of Birth.
2. City or County of Birth.


Need for the Document

  1. The vehicle permit should be renewed as and when it has expired or about to expire in order to use the vehicle for tourist rental purpose
  2. As per Central Motor Vehicle Rules of 1989, Tourist Vehicle Permit is granted to owners whose vehicles are used for tourism purposes.
  3. Tourist Vehicle Permit (Jeep/Omni/Car) is needed for a tourist vehicle operator for the vehicle to carry passengers on a rental basis from one place to another
  4. This motor vehicle are constructed or adapted to carry allowed number of passengers as per permit, but not more than the allowed number of passengers, excluding the driver for hire purpose

Information which might help

  1. An operator with Tourist Vehicle Permit (Jeep/Omni/Car) should not allow more than allowed number of passengers in his vehicle
  2. Proper payment of fees is required to travel in other states other than the permitted state
  3. FC (for clearance) is a process meant for reviewing the condition of the vehicle by the RTO authorities

Other uses of the Document/Certificate

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

External Links

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