Cars and bikes are an extension of the enthusiasm of vehicle enthusiasts. These machines bring out uniqueness through customization. To convey to others that your car or bike is special and one-of-a-kind, you can use a fancy registration number. A fancy or VIP registration number for a car or bike will cost you more, but it will declare your passion for motor vehicles. Due to the procedure needed to obtain one, getting a fancy car or bike number can be a difficult job.

Fancy vehicle registration number can be obtained through an e-auction. Continue reading to learn more about how to register a fancy car or bike, the costs involved, and the time it takes to complete the procedure.

The Steps Involved in Registering a Fancy Number for a Car & Bike in India

Given that it is an electronic sale, the fancy registration number is now accessible online at car dealerships. With no need to attend an RTO, we can select from the list. For every VIP number, a basic price has been set, and the bidding will start when the base price is reached. The following are the steps for bidding on a fancy car registration:

  • Step 1: Register as a regular member of the public on the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH) website.
  • Step 2: After registering and entering your account, choose the fancy number.
  • Step 3: Pay the required fees for registration to reserve the selected number.
  • Step 4: Bid for the choice of VIP number car/bike.
  • Step 5: The result gets declared and pays the balance.
  • Step 6: To serve as a reference, print the allotment letter.

Charges and Fees for Car and Bike Fancy Number

The registration fees and costs of getting a fancy vehicle or bike number vary from one state to another. The registration fees and costs involved with getting a fancy vehicle or bike number vary by state. The non-refundable registration cost in Delhi is Rs.1000. One must reserve the price for the fancy car number which depends totally on the type of vehicle. 

For a fancy or VIP license plate, the reserve amount in Delhi is as follows:


Type of Number




Super Elite


Rs.5 Lakhs


Single Digit

0002, 0003, 0004, 0005, 0006, 0007, 0008, 0009

Rs. 3 Lakhs



0786, 1111, 7777, 9999, and numbers between 0010 to 0099

Rs. 2 Lakhs


Semi Fancy numbers

0100, 0111, 0200, 0222, 0300, 0333, 0400, 0444, 0500, 0555, 0600, 0666, 0700, 0777, 0800, 0888, 0900, 0999, 2000, 2222, 3000, 3333, 4000, 4444, 5000, 5555, 6000, 6666, 7000, 8000, 9000, 0101, 0108, 1008, & 1313

Rs. 1 Lakh

Steps to Check the Availability of Fancy Numbers Online

There are fancy numbers for cars and bikes that can be checked online. The procedures for determining whether VIP car numbers are available are listed below:

  • Step 1: Explore the official website of the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways.
  • Step 2: Navigate through the website and choose the “Choice Number” at the bottom.
  • Step 3: Then you will be redirected to a new page where you need to select the state and RTO name.
  • Step 4: Next again a new page will be opened where it displays the list of fancy car/bike numbers from which we can choose.

Process of e-Auction of Fancy Registration Numbers

The process flow of e-auction of fancy registration numbers in Delhi is as follows:

  • Step 1: Get the Unique Acknowledgement Number (UAN) by registering on the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways' website.
  • Step 2: Pay the reserve fee and registration fee of the fancy registration number.
  • Step 3: Decide on the necessary registration number, then block the number.
  • Step 4: The bidding will take place on subsequent two days from the start day of registration window for the e-auction.
  • Step 5: There is an option to change the bid in multiples of Rs.10,000 for Category 1 to 4, while for Category 5, you can bid in multiples of Rs.1,000.
  • Step 6: Email and SMS notifications will be used to notify the winning bidder.
  • Step 7: Within five days of the proclamation date, deposit the remaining sum online.
  • Step 8: After you make the online deposit payment, the allotment letter will be produced. The letter is valid for 90 days from the vehicle's registration date.

FAQs - Frequently Asked Questions

Q1. What is the processing time for bidding on any fancy car or bike registration number?

It generally takes about 5 days from the time you register to complete the process of bidding. The bidding procedure starts on the fourth day after you register on the website and lasts until the fifth day. You have 90 days from the time the allotment letter is produced to register the vehicle with the relevant RTO.

Q2. What are the components of a vehicle number?

The first two letters of a car number stand for the state of registration for the vehicle in India. For instance, the first two characters are "KA" in Karnataka, "TN" in Tamil Nadu, and so forth. The next two digits stand for the Regional Transport Office (RTO). The third element is the specific vehicle's identification number. Alphabets will be used to make it distinct if no more unique numbers can be provided. The letter "IND" in the third and fourth parts designates the vehicle's Indian registration.

Q3. What is a temporary vehicle number plate?

When you purchase a new car, the RTO issues a "To Register" (TR) sticker, which serves as a temporary vehicle number until you are given a unique number. Upon submitting documents such as a Pollution Under Control (PUC) certificate, driving license, sales invoice of the vehicle, etc., the RTO will provide the vehicle registration number.

Q4. What are the types of vehicle number plates?

Vehicle number plates come in a variety of styles that target various market niches. White license plates indicate that a car is private and cannot be used for business reasons. A green number plate denotes an electric car, while a yellow type of number plate indicates the vehicle is only for commercial use. In addition to these common car number plate designs, there are some that are exclusive to the military, the Indian President, or the state governors of the nation.

Q5. What is the validity of the fancy registration number allotment letter?

After the vehicle is registered at the specified RTO, the allotment letter is valid for 90 days.

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