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Number Plates Trade Permit

Licensing Agency in RTA issues special permits for "traders" to enable them to run a distinguished number plates business trade, either for selling or purchasing activities in line with maintaining safe workflow that ensures the rights of all concerned parties.

These permits can be obtained by registering to the RTA website, as per the approved terms and conditions. To process the registration, traders must present a trade license issued by Dubai Economic Department, Copy of UAE national ID Card and valid Visa copy for non-locals.

The trader permit is valid for one year and can be renewed, a trader should meet the following requirements in order to obtain the permit.  

The trader must have 30 owned plates retained in the traffic file, the trader’s name must not be blacklisted by the RTA, and the trader must not have any outstanding financial dues regarding number plates. The RTA will collect a cash deposit amounting to Dh25,000 as a standing annual guarantee; which may be refundable in case the permit is expired.

The Vehicles Licensing agency will offer the authorized trader a host of privileges highlighted by: transferring the ownership of plates available in the Traffic File online, adding an unlimited number of plates to the traffic file, transferring the ownership of plates regardless of their number or the period of relinquishing them, and issuing a list of numbers available in the Traffic File.


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