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Amending A Learning Permit From Driver License Type 'Automatic' To 'Manual'

This service enables you to apply for the amendment of a light vehicle driving license from automatic to manual on the learning permit issued in Dubai.


Individual customers, citizens and residents, are eligible to apply for this service.

Required documents

  1. Filled in application form
  2. Original Emirates ID
  3. Eye test
  4. No Objection Certificate from guardian or sponsor

NOTE: The customer must visit the driving institutes to apply. The applicant undergoes the test without having to take classes.


Driving learning application form for manual light vehicles.

Service fees

  • 100 AED
  • +20 AED knowledge and innovation fees.


6 months from the date of issuance of the permit.

Average processing time

Up to 10 minutes at the learning institutes.

Ways to apply


Through driving institutes:

  • The customer submits the required documents
  • The customer undergoes the remaining training sessions when he takes the decision to transfer the permit from automatic to manual
  • The customer receives the service from the institute.

Terms and conditions

The residents must have a valid residence visa.


  • Question 1: Are there any specific classes that the customer should take when amending the license from manual to automatic?

Answer 1: There are not any classes. The customer must visit RTA centres with the Emirates ID and change the information on the personal e-traffic file.

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