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Apply for an NOC for a New Trade License

This service enables you to apply for a No Objection Certificate (NOC) to request a new trade license relevant to the commercial transport sector (new company/branch/counter).

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Eligibility
Licensed company by the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) are eligible to apply for this service.
Required documents
  1. Preliminary approval of the licensing authorities (Department of Economic Development - Free zones)
  2. Copies of the passports of the partners
  3. Emirates ID of citizens partners
  4. Passport in case the citizen doesn't have identification papers
  5. Valid visit or residence visa for partners
  6. NOC from the sponsor in case the partner is a non GCC citizen
  7. Undertaking letter to abide by the conditions and requirements related to the requested type of activity
  8. Approval of other governmental agencies for some business activities (check table in Terms and Conditions section)
Service fees

Activity Number

Activity Name

Fees

159

Transport of passengers by public buses between cities

4,000

602103

Transport of passengers on international routes

1,000

160

Transport of passengers in rented buses

4,000

172

Transport of passengers in tourism buses

4,000

170

Transport of cargo in heavy trucks

1,000

164

Transport of water

1,000

165

Transport of refrigerated goods

1,000

167

Transport in specialised vehicles

1,000

168

Transport of vehicles

1,000

171

Transport of cargo by light trucks

1,000

169

Transport of stalled vehicles

1,000

990008

Management of vehicles’ fleet

5,000

157

Rental of bus

1,000

161

Rental of public trucks

1,000

162

Rental of specialised vehicles

1,000

15260

Rental of bicycles

1,000

27

Rental of recreational motorcycle

1,000

622

Rental of heavy machinery & lifting/loading machines

1,000

809009

Vehicle driving institute

5,000

809014

Motorcycle driving institute

5,000

809015

Heavy vehicles and machinery driving institute

5,000

809055

Advanced driving institute

3,000

809056

Technical driving institutes

3,000

15254

Rental of mobile houses

1,000

15253

Rental of motorcycles

1,000

166

Transport of cash, jewelry & valuable items

1,000

163

Transport of petroleum materials

1,000

602311

Transport of toxic materials

1,000

602315

Transport of radioactive materials

-

602316

Transport of chemicals and their wastes

-

602317

Transport of biological materials

-

602318

transport of waste lubricating oils

-

5

Rental of vehicles

2,000

173

Rental of liquid gas tanker

1,000

  • 2,000 AED fees for the security system training of the vehicle rental companies
  • + 20 AED Knowledge and Innovation fees.
Average processing time
  • Website: 5 minutes.
Website
Process

Through website:

  • The customer visits the website and clicks on ‘Licensing Services
  • The customer clicks on 'NOC for a New Trade License'
  • The customer approves the terms and conditions after reading them
  • The customer clicks on ‘Apply for service'
  • The customer enters the required applicant details and the security code then clicks on the 'Confirm and Proceed' button
  • The customer clicks on 'Add Activity' from 'Add Organisation Activities/Members' section to add an activity
  • The customer clicks on the 'Add Member' button and then clicks 'Confirm and Pay' to add a member
  • The customer uploads the required attachments according to the member's nationality:
    • Citizen: Emirates ID
    • Citizen (with no identification papers): Passport
    • GCC citizen: Passport and Union Number
    • Resident: Passport + residence visa or visa
  • The customer clicks on the 'Submit' button. The system directs the customer to a page as per the company activity
  • The system generates a new application number for the request and sends it to the Employee of Administrative Procedures (EPS) for review
  • The customer is notified of the status of the application through e-mail or SMS
  • The customer gets the approval

Note: The customer can check the status of his application by accessing the "follow up a request status" service on RTA website.

Validity

90 days.

What you will get

NOC for a new trade license.

Terms and conditions
  • The company must have an approval from other governmental agencies for some business activities (check the table below)
  • The company must check with the Finance Department at RTA (PO Box 118 899 Dubai, United Arab Emirates) if it believes that it has the right to get a refund
  • RTA reserves the right to reject the application in case of fraud or misleading information and will be attended to as per the UAE law.

Activities of Roads and Transport Authority


Activity Number

Activity Name

Remarks

159

Transport of passengers by public buses between cities

Approval of the Public Transport Agency

160

Transport of passengers in rented buses

Approval of the Public Transport Agency

172

Transport of passengers in tourism buses

Approval of the Public Transport Agency

990008

Management of vehicles’ fleet

Signing an agreement with Licensing Agency

809009

Vehicle driving institute

Drivers Training and Qualification at Licensing Agency

809014

Motorcycle driving institute

Drivers Training and Qualification at Licensing Agency

809015

Heavy vehicles and machinery driving institute

Drivers Training and Qualification at Licensing Agency

809055

Advanced driving institute

Drivers Training and Qualification at Licensing Agency

809056

Technical driving institutes

Drivers Training and Qualification at Licensing Agency

166

Transport of cash, jewelry & valuable items

Approval of Dubai Police

163

Transport of petroleum materials

Approval of Dubai Civil Defense

602311

Transport of toxic materials

Approval of Dubai Civil Defense

602315

Transport of radioactive materials

Approval of Dubai Civil Defense

602316

Transport of chemicals and their wastes

Approval of Dubai Civil Defense

602317

Transport of biological materials

Approval of Dubai Civil Defense

602318

transport of waste lubricating oils

Approval of Dubai Civil Defense

173

Rental of liquid gas tanker

Approval of Dubai Civil Defense

FAQs
  • Question 1: As a resident, why should I present my visa and passport instead of my Emirates ID?

Answer 1: The visa has the sponsor name. However, Emirates ID doesn’t – so visa and passport are both needed.


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