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Apply for an NOC for a New Trade Licence

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

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Eligibility
Licensed companies by RTA are eligible to apply for this service.
Required documents
  1. Preliminary approval of the licensing authorities (Dubai Economy - Free Zones)
  2. Copies of the partners' passports
  3. Emirates ID of citizen 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 bodies for some business activities (check the table in the Terms and Conditions section).
Service fees

Activity Number

Activity Name

Fees (AED)

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 Goods by Heavy Trucks

1,000

164

Water Transport

1,000

165

Transport by Refrigerator Trucks

1,000

167

Transport by Specialised Trucks

1,000

168

Motor Vehicles Transportation

1,000

171

Transport Goods by Light Trucks

1,000

169

Vehicles Recovery

1,000

990008

Fleet Vehicles Management

5,000

157

Buses Rental

1,000

161

Transportation Vehicles Rental

1,000

162

Specialised Vehicles Rental

1,000

15260

Bicycles Rental

1,000

27

Entertainment Motorcycles Rental

1,000

622

Handling Loading lifting Equipment Rental

1,000

809009

Vehicle Driving Institutes

5,000

809055

Advanced Driving Institutes

3,000

809056

Technical Driving Institutes

3,000

15254

Caravans Renting

1,000

15253

Motorcycles Rental

1,000

166

Money and Valuables Transport Services

1,000

163

Petroleum Transport

1,000

602311

Explosive Materials Transport

1,000

602315

Radioactive Materials Transport

1,000

5

Car Rental

1,000

173

Rental of Gas Tanks

1,000

502020

Mobile Auto Repair Services

1,000

77

Sewage & Draining Services

1,000

504004

Motorcycle Towing Services

1,000

602211

Transport of Passengers by Classical Vehicles

1,000

602319

Animals Transport

1,000

602320

Fodder and Animal Feed Transport

1,000

602321

Raw Materials Transport

1,000

641106

Documents Delivery

1,000

711119

Motor Vehicles Transport Trucks Rental

1,000

711121

Garbage Trucks Rental

1,000

602322

New And Used Furniture Removal

1,000

900001

Garbage Disposal Services

1,000

990074

Hazardous Materials Transport

1,000

990076

Transport Services by Electronic Media And Smart Apps.

500

749916060

Sale of Goods Using the Vehicle

1,000

602314

Boats Transport and Towing

1,000

711104

Driving Test Vehicles Rental

1,000

711114

Trikke Scooters Rental

1,000

711117

Rental of Tanks that Pump Out and Transport Wastewater

1,000

630320

Heavy Lift Solution Services

1,000

990087

Transport Services Training

1,000

641201

Delivery Services

1,000

630106

Logistics and Freight Services

1,000

505002

Fuel Distribution

1,000

514106

Domestic Gas Distribution

1,000

711120

Refrigerator Trucks Rental

1,000

990053

Passenger Transport for Non Emergency Cases

1,000

990075

Hourly Vehicle Rental

2,000

990086

Entertainment Circuit Operator

500

711109

Racing Cars Rental

1,000

469

Auto Service Broker

1,000

179

Parcels Delivery

1,000

689

Vehicle Technical Inspection

2,000

7710015

Using Electronic Media Smart Applications, or any Other Means of Renting Vehicles

1,000

749916001

Desert Driving Institute

3,000

749916033

Electric Scooters Rental

1,000

749916059

Transportation and Delivery Orders by Electronic Media and Smart Apps

1,000

990046

Trade of Vehicle Numbers

500

4922008

School Transport

Free

900014

Construction & Demolition Waste Collection & Transportation Services

1,000

900016

Hazardous Waste Collection and Transport

1,000

602318

Lubricants Petroleum Wastes Transport

1,000

749916025

On Demand Fuel Delivery Services

1,000

641102

Letters & Post Items Delivery

1,000

749916099

Services Provision via Mobile Trucks

1,000

749916100

Mobile Vans Rental

1,000

749916101

Vehicles Auctions Organising

1,000

749916102

Vehicles Auctions Organising by Electronic Media and Smart Apps

1,000

  • 2,000 AED fees for the security system training of the vehicle rental companies
  • + 20 AED Knowledge and Innovation fees.
Process time
  • 3 to 5 working days.
Website
Process
  • The customer visits the website and clicks on Licensing Services.
  • The customer clicks on Commercial Trade Licensing Services and then clicks on NOC for a New Trade Licence.
  • 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 Unified Number
    • Resident: Passport + residence visa or visit 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 "Review Trade License Request" service on RTA website.

Average waiting time
  • N/A.
Validity

90 days.

What you will get

NOC for a new trade licence.

Terms and conditions
  • The company must have an approval from other governmental bodies 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 they believe that they have 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.

RTA Activities

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

Fleet Vehicles Management

Signing an agreement with Licensing Agency

809009

Vehicle Driving Institutes

Approval of Drivers Training and Qualification at Licensing Agency

809055

Advanced Driving Institutes

Approval of Drivers Training and Qualification at Licensing Agency

809056

Technical Driving Institutes

Approval of Drivers Training and Qualification at Licensing Agency

166

Transport of Cash, Jewellery and Valuable Items

Approval of Dubai Police

163

Petroleum Transport

Approval of the General Directorate of Civil Defense in Dubai - Approval of Dubai Regulatory Committee for Petroleum Products Trading

602311

Transport of Toxic Materials

Approval of Dubai Civil Defense

602315

Radioactive Materials Transport

Approval of Dubai Civil Defense

173

Rental of Gas Tanks

Approval of Dubai Civil Defense

505002

Fuel Distribution

Approval of the General Directorate of Civil Defense in Dubai - Approval of Dubai Regulatory Committee for Petroleum Products Trading

514106

Domestic Gas Distribution

Approval of Dubai Civil Defense

711117

Rental of Tanks that Pump out and Transport Wastewater

Approval of Dubai Municipality

990074

Hazardous Materials Transport

Approval of Dubai Civil Defense

900001

Garbage Disposal Services

Approval of Dubai Municipality

602319

Animals Transport

Approval of Dubai Municipality

602320

Fodder and Animal Feed Transport

Approval of Dubai Municipality

990076

Transport Services by Electronic Media And Smart Apps

Approval of the Public Transport Agency

FAQs
  • Question 1: Why should the resident present his visa and passport instead of his Emirates ID?

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


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