Checking the registration of any vehicle before purchasing it is very important especially when you are buying a used one. Although there are many ways to verify the registration of vehicles. For example, you can check it from the relevant departments, persons, on the internet, etc. However, sometimes these methods do not turn out to be feasible enough.
So, what is an easy way to check the registration of vehicles?
Through SMS! In this article, all your related queries such as, How to check vehicle registration through SMS? Why we should check the vehicle registration? What is the meaning of CNO, ENO, and RNO? etc. will be answered. So, without any further ado, let’s get started!
Why Check Vehicle Registration?
Many people may ask the question ‘Is it necessary to verify the vehicle registration?’ or ‘Why do I need to check the vehicle registration before buying?’ The answer to queries like these is that it is very important to check vehicle registration before buying a second-hand vehicle.
This is the only way that assure you that the vehicle you are going to purchase is a totally valid vehicle and is not under any kind of criminal activity. So, always remember to cross-check the car registration before purchasing it.
How to Check Vehicle Registration Through SMS
Recently, for the ease of the people of the country, different provincial governments and the federal government have introduced a new system for checking vehicle registration via SMS service.
Different provinces have different ways of checking the registration of vehicles. To date, this service is only available in Sindh, Punjab, and the capital territory of Islamabad. However, according to some reliable sources, authorities are working to introduce this in other provinces as well.
Let’s find out how to check the registration of your vehicle using the SMS service.
1. Check Vehicle Registration in Punjab
If you want to check your vehicle registration in Punjab through SMS, then follow these simple steps.
- Open the SMS app on your cell phone.
- Then, in the recipient section write this number, 9966. This is a special number dedicated to vehicle registration checks.
- Next, in the message body, write down the Vehicle Registration Number that you want to verify.
- Finally, press the Send button.
Within the next few minutes, you will receive the following details of your vehicle. CNO (Chassis Number), ENO (Engine Number), Registration Date, Token Paid/Unpaid, and the Owner’s Name.
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2. Check Vehicle Registration in Islamabad (Capital Territory)
In the capital territory of Islamabad, the police in cooperation with the Digital Seal Company, have introduced a very good service at Rescue 15. Through this service, all Pakistani citizens can acquire information about an Islamabad-registered vehicle only.
To avoid any kind of mistake, follow the given procedure carefully.
- First, note down the Chassis Number of your Vehicle.
- Then, write this Chassis Number in this format, CNO XYZ00000 in an SMS on your phone.
- Next, send this SMS to 8521.
After a while, you will see the information in the following format.
- RNO 0000
- CNO 0000
- ENO 0000
All the above-mentioned abbreviations can be found in the previous section of this article. If you want to know what all these abbreviations stand for, refer to that section.
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3. Check Vehicle Registration in Sindh
The SMS vehicle registration checking system of Sindh-based vehicles is a little bit different. In order to check the registration of vehicles in Sindh through SMS, follow this easy procedure.
- As usual, firstly open the SMS app on your smartphone or simple cellphone.
- Then, write down either this number 0300-2011151 or this 0300-2011161.
- In the message body, write down your vehicle’s Registration Number.
- Then, press the Send button.
Within the next 2 to 5 minutes, you will receive all the information about your vehicle in a text message.
This service is currently running in the beta version. Which means it is in the test run. Hence, you might face a little inconvenience in availing of this service.
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Hopefully, after reading the whole guide, you will be able to check any vehicle registration using the SMS service. The main thing to note here is that this service is currently available only for Sindh, Punjab, and Islamabad registered vehicles. However, the concerned departments are working to introduce it in other areas as well.