The biometric car transfer system has been officially launched by the Punjab Excise and Taxation Department. Previously, the department pushed back the deadline from January 1st to January 10th, 2022. It has not, however, been prolonged further.
It means that starting tomorrow, there will be no more open letters or manual transfers of cars in the province.
According to an official, the new system went into effect today. “We’re not transferring the cars today because we’re conducting a real-time test with NADRA,” he explained. He went on to say that because the biometric law has been notified, there will be no further extensions to the deadline.
What is the Process of Biometric Car Transfer?
Following the implementation of this new system, biometrics will be required for car transfers, new car registration, and new registration and transfer. It means that in the event of a transfer, both the buyer and the seller must provide thumb impressions, otherwise, the car will not be transferred.
So, if your car is on Open Letter, you purchased it from a relative, or the previous owner is out of the country, this is your last chance to get the vehicle registered in your name. Download the E-Pay App or visit the Excise office to understand the entire process if you have any questions or want to know the status of your car’s ownership. You can also contact the Excise Helpline at 0800-08786.
The biometric verification process is important for removing market malpractices. It also makes the entire process more transparent to both the old and new vehicle owners. For a long time, the government has been working on it.
The government intends to eliminate any potential fraud in the vehicle transfer market. Many people have also been driving their vehicles on an Open Transfer Letter, which means they have not transferred the vehicle to their own name.
In this case, the previous owner may face legal consequences if the car is found to be involved in any criminal activity. As a result, it’s critical to ensure that the vehicle is properly transferred to the new owner’s name.