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Applying For An NOC To Cancel A Trade License

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


​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.​


Licensed company by the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA).

Required documents

  1. Request letter to cancel the trade license
  2. Confirmation of vehicle non-ownership in the traffic file
  3. Copy of the Trade license


NOC to cancel the trade license.

Service fees

This service is free.

Note: The customer is required to settle prior years unpaid renewal fees.


90 days.

Average processing time

Few minutes.

Ways to apply


Through website:

  • Visit the website and click on ‘Licensing Services
  • Click on 'Cancel Trade License' from the express services list
  • Agree on the terms and conditions after reading them
  • Click on ‘Apply for service'
  • Enter the company details (traffic file and trade license numbers) and the security code then click on the 'Search' button
  • Click on the ' (X)' icon next to the name of the organisation
  • Press the 'Submit' button
  • The system directs you to a page as per the company activity
    • If the activity requires payment, the system will direct you to online payment details
    • If the activity doesn’t require payment, the system will not request any charges
  • The system generates a new application number for the request and sends it to the Employee of Administrative Procedures (EPS) for verification
  • After the approval of the application, the system sends you a text message in order to follow-up on the application request
  • The customer is redirected to a web-page to print the NOC.

Through the call centre:

  • The customer contacts the call centre 8009090 and requests an NOC to cancel the trade license
  • The customer provides the trade license number and the traffic file number and is required to pay the fees using a credit card to complete the transaction
  • The customer receives the service through 3 channels:
    1. RTA sends the NOC to the customer via email to print it
    2. The customer receives the NOC through a courier company for a charge of 20 AED. The courier company makes 3 attempts to deliver the NOC before sending it back to the centre where the customer collects it.

Terms and conditions

  • The customer must not have pending payments or fines
  • The customer must check with the Finance Department at RTA (PO Box 118 899 Dubai, United Arab Emirates) if he believes that he has the right to get a refund.

Note: 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.


  • Question 1: The customer has a company in Jebel Ali Free Zone (JAFZA) and doesn't have any traffic file in Dubai, does he need an NOC from RTA if he wants to cancel his JAFZA company?

Answer 1: Yes, for any company cancelling in JAFZA, the company must get a clearance NOC from RTA.

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