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Applying For An NOC To Cancel A Franchise Trade License (Luxury/Taxi)

This service enables you to apply for cancelling the trade license of a franchise company. Note: The No-Objection Certificate is a mandatory requirement for renewing a trade license. The certificate stipulates that the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) does not object the completion of the procedure in accordance with the laws and legislations pertaining to it.


Reference to the UAE Cabinet Decision (30) of 2017 on traffic and traffic safety services, the fees of driving licenses and vehicles are changed. For more information please visit or contact RTA call centre on the following number: 8009090.


Companies previously licensed by RTA to practice this activity are eligible to apply for this service.

Required documents

  1. Letter by the company requesting the cancellation of the trade license


  • NOC to cancel the trade license
  • Letter from the notary public.

Service fees

  • 100 AED to cancel the trade license
  • 100 AED for the letter of the notary public.


  • NOC to cancel the trade license addressed to the Department of Economic Development: 90 days.

Average processing time


Ways to apply


Through website:

  • The customer logs in to RTA website and proceeds to licensing services then chooses NOC to amend trade license
  • The customer agrees on the terms and conditions after reading them and applies for the service
  • The customer attaches the required documents
  • RTA sends a notification to the customer to continue the process through the e-gate
  • The customer proceeds to “Licensing Services” on the website and then to “Review Trade License Requests”
  • The customer enters the receipt and verification details
  • The customer is required to settle the fees
  • The customer prints the NOC and continues the procedure at the Department of Economic Development.

Terms and conditions

  • The company must clear all pending payments with RTA
  • The company must clear any impediments in its traffic file
  • The company must not have another electronic request for the same trade license
  • The company must remove all vehicles from the traffic file
  • The company must cancel the driving permits of all its drivers.


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