The Process of Online Vehicle Verification Islamabad

Buying a used car in Islamabad? Don’t forget to verify the vehicle’s registration with the Department of Excise and Taxation, Islamabad. Before you buy it, make sure that the seller has legal ownership of this car. Here is a guide on how to do it.

MTMIS, Islamabad

The process of verifying vehicles is different in every province. But now, it has become easier than ever. The Federal Excise and Taxation Department developed and launched the Motor Transport Information Management System (MTMIS). With this system, it only takes a few minutes to check vehicle registration.

MTMIS is a computer system that has information on cars. It helps you figure out if the car is stolen or not. You can also get information about the person who owns the car, like their criminal history and traffic violations.

Islamabad Vehicle Verification Process

You can find out who owns a car in Islamabad by looking it up at the following address:

  • Official website
  • Private apps
  • Personal visits
  • SMS

Below, we will talk about methods of verifying cars in Islamabad.

Official Website 

The easiest way to check a vehicle online is on the Official Website of the Excise and Taxation Department, ICT. Go to the website, then follow these steps:

  • On the main page, if you scroll down a little, you will see a list of "Online Services". This list is also available from the drop-down menu at the top of the page.
  • Click “Check Vehicle Detail”.
  • This will open up the registration page. Enter the Registration Number and the Registration Date to get a detailed response about that vehicle.

Private Apps 

Some private developers have made a mobile application that can help you check vehicle registration in Islamabad. 

But most of these applications have not been approved by the ICT or Excise and Taxation Department. So if you use them, be careful.

Personal Visits 

Visiting the office of the Excise and Taxation Department is another way to check ownership of a vehicle. The hours are between 9 am to 4 pm, so you can come with documents or registration numbers for checking your vehicle in Islamabad.

The Excise and Taxation Department in Islamabad is located in the HEC Building on Service Road E, near H-9/4. They can be reached at 051-9265588. You can talk to them about anything, like complaints and queries.


If you want to find out the registration number of a car, you can send your vehicle's registration number to 8521. You might not get all the information immediately though.

The system might be slow or unresponsive. But if you are buying a car that is registered in Islamabad Capital Territory, there is no harm in trying this process before moving on to other methods.

Details Received via the Vehicle Verification Process 

You can find out some information about a vehicle if it is registered in Islamabad by following the online or SMS route. If you use an app, you will get more registration details. 

What kind of data can you receive?

Here is a list of possible vehicle information and driver information that you will get through registration verification: 

  • Registration Number
  • Car Registration date
  • Type of Vehicle
  • Year of Manufacturing
  • Colour of the Vehicle
  • Engine Number
  • Chassis Number
  • Token Taxes Paid
  • Owner’s Name

It is important to verify that the car you are buying has been registered under your name. You can do this by going to the site of the Excise and Taxation Department in Islamabad. They have an online registration service if you need a new car or if you want to transfer an old car to your name.

After the issuance of chip-based National ID Cards, the Excise and Taxation Department also launched a chip-based Vehicle Registration Card that replaces registration books. 

So if you buy a car or bike in the capital city, don't forget to get your smart Vehicle Registration Card so you have proof of ownership. In case you are stopped for a driving license and they also conduct a registration check, this proof will be helpful!