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Apply for a Permit to Replace a Luxury Vehicle to Transport Passengers in Luxury Vehicles

This service enables you to issue an automatic electronic permit through the system to register a vehicle that has been removed from the traffic file, with the first removal transaction linked to a valid electronic agreement on the system after completing the registration of the contracted vehicles. The initial replacement permit includes sub permits for each vehicle removed from the traffic file.

Eligibility
Companies that transport passengers by luxury vehicles are eligible to register their vehicles using the "replacement permit" after completing the registration of the contracted number of vehicles through the "registration" permit.
Required documents

To change the vehicle ownership (sale, transfer, export, possession) or possession of the same traffic file

  1. Official letter in Arabic
  2. Copy of the valid trade license
  3. Endorsement of signature and Authorization letter
  4. Vehicle ownership certificate
  5. Electronic insurance of the vehicle
  6. Electronic addition or redemption of the mortgage if the vehicle was under mortgage
  7. Vehicle technical inspection certificate
  8. NOC from companies located in the following zones: Dubai Technology and Media Free Zone Authority (DTMFZA) and Jebel Ali Free Zone Authority (JAFZA)
  9. Plates to be delivered to the centre if the seller desired to keep the plate numbers
  10. Report from the police if 1 or both plates were lost.
Service fees
  • Replacement permit is free
  • + Vehicle registration fees.
Average processing time
  • 5 minutes.
Website
Service Centres
Process

Initial permit

Through service centres or service providers

  • The customer removes the vehicle from the traffic file (possession, transfer, sale, changing ownership...)
  • The customer registers the vehicle according to the requirements of the Licensing Department within 90 days from removing the vehicle from the traffic file.

Replacement supplementary permit

Through the website

  • The customer logs in to the company’s account through RTA website and proceeds to Company Dashboard
  • The system showcases the supplementary permits types that the company is allowed to apply for
  • The company selects the type of permit and submits a proof of commitment to register the vehicles
  • The system automatically checks if the company regularly settles its post-dated cheques and bank/cash guarantees related to the operation fees and has no due fines, then allows the submission of the application
  • The Franchise Services Department checks and approves the application.
Validity
  • 90 days starting from the date of removing the vehicle from the traffic file, during which the plate numbers are kept reserved on the traffic file of the company.
What you will get
  • Replacement permit linked to the contract of the company
  • Plates reserved for 90 days for each vehicle removed from the traffic file.
Terms and conditions
  • The customer must complete at least once the registration of the contracted number of vehicles for the system to allow the creation of a replacement permit
  • The replacement permit is issued after removing the first vehicle from the traffic file
  • The company can extend the permit period by applying for the Replacement supplementary permit through the company’s account on the website (Company Dashboard) where the plates reservation is extended for 90 days
  • Removing a vehicle from the traffic file means selling a vehicle, possession of a vehicle, exporting a vehicle and transferring its ownership
  • The vehicles must be on the approved list of vehicles for this activity
  • The company cannot register the vehicles on the permit without providing the needed bank/cash guarantees and post-dated cheques for the monthly fees
  • The year of manufacturing the vehicle must be the current one or the one before
  • The company cannot register administrative vehicles
  • If the company failed to register a new vehicle instead of the removed one within 90 days, the permit is cancelled and the plates are withdrawn from the company’s traffic file to the Electronic franchise agreements and permits system. The company can complete the registration of the replaced vehicles by applying for a replacement supplementary permit
  • Used vehicle registration terms: to check the procedures, fees and terms and conditions click on Apply for a Permit to Register a Used Vehicle to Transport Passengers in Luxury Vehicles service
  • Extended vehicle registration terms: to check the procedures, fees and terms and conditions click on Apply for a Permit to Register an Extended Vehicle to Transport Passengers in Luxury Vehicles service
FAQs
  • Question 1: Does the plate reservation transaction allow the company to extend the period of the plate reservation on the replacement permit?

Answer 1: No, the plate reservation transaction doesn’t allow to extend the period of reservation on the permit in case the 90 days period ended, a supplementary permit is required to determine the reservation period or to replace the plates.

  • Question 2: What is the initial replacement permit?

Answer 2: It is the permit issued with the first removal of a vehicle from the traffic file after completing the registration of the contracted number of vehicles and ends with the expiration of the contract.

  • Question 3: What is the sub replacement permit?

Answer 3: The sub permit is issued for each vehicle removed from traffic file. It is valid for 90 days starting from the date of removing the vehicle from the traffic file.

  • Question 4: What is the replacement supplementary permit?

Answer 4: It is a permit issued to extend the reservation of a plate for 90 days after the expiration of the replacement permit issued for the removed vehicle without registering the replacement.


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