BH Series Vehicle Registration 2021 ~ Fees, Apply Process, Rules

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BH Series Vehicle Registration 2021: The Government of India has recently introduced a new rule related to road transportation and vehicles. After HSRP it has launched Bharat (BH) series number plates for vehicles that move from one state to another. These registration marks or number plates will be beneficial for vehicle owners who have to move from one state to another due to their transfer or any other reason. To avoid the various registration issues that vehicle owners have to face due to shifting from one state to another and for seamless transfer of motor vehicles, they can register for the BH Bharat Series plate. BH Series Vehicle Registration 2021 is going to start on 15th September 2021. The registration process will be a digital process.

BH Series Vehicle Registration: Highlights

Name of the Mark  Bharat Series Marks (BH-Series)
Concerned MinistryMinistry of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH)  
Concerned Act  The Motor Vehicles Act
RuleCentral Motor Vehicles (Twentieth Amendment) Rules, 2021
Date of introduction/ Launch28th August 2021
Introduced ForNon-Transport vehicles
PurposeTo ease the registration process for a vehicle moving to a new state
ApplicabilityAcross India
Starting of the registration process15th August 2021  
Mode of registrationOnline
ImplementationThroughout India

BH Series Vehicle Registration 2021   

Earlier according to the Motor Vehicle Act 1988, a vehicle registered in a state when kept in another state for a period of more than 12 months is subject to assignment of new registration. For new registration in the new state, the motor vehicle owner has to submit an application with other documents such as a NOC, receipt, postal acknowledgement, and various other documents. The entire registration process was complicated and time-consuming.

Now, with the introduction of the BH series number place, the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH) has made the re-registration of a vehicle in a new state easy and hassle-free. The new rule was introduced on 28th August and registration for the plates will commence from September 15. If you are also willing to get a BH series number plate but do not have sufficient information regarding the same do read this article. Here you will be getting each and every piece of information about the newly amended rule and number plate.

Format of BH Series Number Plate

Those who will apply for the BH Series plate will receive a new number plate. The format of this Bharat series number plate will be as follows-

YY BH #### XX

  • Where YY will be the last two digits of the year of the registration of the motor vehicle.
  • BB will be the
  • Bharat Series code (2) letters will be written as “ BH”
  • and #### XX will be four numbers from 0001 to 9999 which will be followed by letter(s) A, B, C ……& then AA,AB…..AZ, BA, BB…..till ZZ. Letters ‟I‟ & “O” will be excluded.

Who can Register?

This facility or government has been introduced currently for non-transport vehicles. The facility of registration for BH Bharat Series Number plates is currently available on a voluntary basis for
– Defence personnel,
– Motor vehicle owners who are State/ Central Government employees,
– PSU employees, or
– employees working in a private sector company that has offices in four or more states and UTs.  

At present it is not compulsory for all, eligible individuals can apply at their convenience and requirement. In the future, the government could make this facility available to all the people.

BH Vehicle Registration Process  

The registration process for the BH series plate will be completely an online process. The registration is going to start from 15th September 2021. Those who are interested in registration can apply online for the number plate.

The details regarding registration for the BH mark is as follows-

  • BH registration will be an online process and will be carried out by the concerned RTO of the new state most probably.
  • The registartion link will be updated here for the ease of the applicants.
  • With the new BH series number plate the refund process of the tax that vehicle owner has paid in the parent state will become easy.
  • On successfull registration, applicants will be issued a BH series number plate.
  • Vehicles having the new BH series number plate/ registration mark on thier vehicles will not be required to undergo the old complicated re-registration process in the new state.
  • The number plates will be assigned randomly to the applicants.
  • For registration one must keep their official identity card (govt employees), working certificate (private employees) and other requisite documents at the time of registration.
  • This new amendment in motor vehicle rule related to the movement of a vehicle in the new state/UT and its registration is universal and will be applicable across the country.

Registration Fee

The registration process will be free for applicants and thus they are not required to pay any registration fee. However, they have to pay the requisite tax levied for the respective category. Any update regarding the registration fee shall be updated here.

Rules for Motor Vehicle Tax

The tax levied at the time of registration varies from state to state. The tax levied will the calculated through an online process through the online portal and will be based on the invoice prices (where GST will be excluded).

Have a look at the details given below regarding the tax levied by the States/ UTs during registration of BH Series vehicles-

Invoice Price

Tax (% of Invoice Price)


If below Rs 10 lakhs


2% extra charge for Diesel vehicles

2% less charge for electric vehicles

If below Rs 10-20 lakh


If above Rs 20 lakh


For Vehicles having a BH Registration mark, the tax will be levied through the online portal for 2 years or its multiple such as 4 years, 6 years, etc. in the manner shown as under-

Bharat Series Vehicle Registration– Quick Links

Official website of
BH Bharat Series Vehicle Registration LinkAvailable Soon

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