BH Series Vehicle Registration 2024 Link; Application Fees & Eligibility

BH Series Vehicle Registration State Wise: The Government of India introduced a new series of vehicle registrations for Government, Private…

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BH Series Vehicle Registration State Wise: The Government of India introduced a new series of vehicle registrations for Government, Private sector and other sector employees. Under this series, vehicle owners will get a unique number they can use all over India without registering for the state they are moving into.

This series is helpful for those who frequently travel from one state to another over the years due to their transfer or any other reason.

To avoid the various registration issues that vehicle owners face due to shifting and for seamless transfer of motor vehicles, they can register for the BH Bharat Series plate. BH Series Vehicle Registration has been started from 15th September 2021.

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Earlier, only new vehicles were eligible for this series, but now the MORTH has said that cars with regular registration can also apply for the BH series. For this, they need to visit the nearby RTO.

BH Series Vehicle Registration Online

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

With the introduction of the BH series number plate, the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH) has made re-registration of a vehicle in a new state easy and hassle-free. If you are also willing to get a BH series number plate but lack sufficient information, read this article. Here, you will get every piece of information about the newly amended rule and number plate.

BH Series 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
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
Mode of registrationOnline
ImplementationThroughout India
BH Series Vehicle Registration Rule
BH Bharat Series Vehicle Registration rule

Format of BH Series Number Plate

Those applying 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

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

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

How to register for BH Series?  

The registration process for the BH series plate will be online or done by the dealer while purchasing the vehicle. You need to provide the required document to them and fulfill the guidelines: –

The details regarding registration for the BH mark are as follows:-

  • BH registration will be an online process done by the respective dealer on behalf of the vehicle owner during the purchase of a new vehicle.
  • Registration can be done on the Vahan portal by filling out Form 20.
  • With the new BH series number plate, refunding the tax that the vehicle owner has paid in the parent state will become easy.
  • On successful registration, applicants will be issued a BH series number plate.
  • Vehicles having the new BH series number plate/ registration mark on their 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 registration.
  • This new amendment in the 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.
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BH Series Registration Fee

The registration process will be free for applicants; thus, they are not required to pay any BH Series Registration Fee. However, they must pay the requisite tax levied for the respective category. Any updates regarding the registration fee shall be made here. Another facility the vehicle owners in India should be aware of is the Fastag.

Rules for Motor Vehicle Tax

The tax levied at the time of registration varies from state to state. The tax levied will be 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 the 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 two years or multiple, such as four years, six years, etc., in the manner shown as under-

BH Bharat Series Vehicle tax levied
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If you have any doubts about BH Bharat Series Vehicle Registration, please let us know in the comment section below.


When did the BH Bharat Series Vehicle registration new rule launch?

It was launched on 28th August through a gazette notification dated 26th August 2021 by the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH).

Is this rule applicable in Bihar?

Yes, the rule is applicable throughout the country.

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7 thoughts on “BH Series Vehicle Registration 2024 Link; Application Fees & Eligibility”

  1. Is the BH number registration available in Telangana. When I asked few months back, the dealers at different car showrooms were telling me it is not yet started in Telangana.

  2. I currently working in IT company and i am elligible for BH registration and i buy car now after 2 years i leave company and join non IT , still i am elligible to continue with the BH registration please quick answer. thanks in advance


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