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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. Traffic file number
  2. Trade license.


NOC to cancel the trade license.

Service fees

  • 100 AED certificate fees
  • +20 AED Knowledge and Innovation fees.

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


90 days.

Average processing time

  • 5 minutes.

Ways to apply


Through website:

  • Visit the website and click on ‘Licensing Services
  • Click on 'Amend Trade License Information' 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
  • The system generates a new application number for the request and sends it to the Employee of Administrative Procedures (EPS) for review
  • 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 2 channels:
    • Via email to print it
    • Through a courier company for a charge of 25 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
  • 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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