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Applying For An Occupational Permit

This service enables you to apply for an occupational permit.


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.


Heavy vehicle drivers and individual drivers who have a driving license from Dubai are eligible to apply for this service.

Required documents

  1. Driving license issued in the Emirate of Dubai
  2. General medical test in an accredited hospital
  3. Traffic file for new drivers


Occupational driving permit.

Service fees

  • 200 AED for issuing the occupational permit.

Note: Medical test fees vary according to the hospital.


1 year.

Average processing time

10 minutes.

Ways to apply


  • The customer presents the required documents at the accredited hospital
  • The customer is required to settle the fees
  • The customer undergoes the general medical test
    • If the customer is not physically fit, he must have the appropriate medical treatment to take the test again
    • If the customer is physically fit, the hospital issues the occupational permit.

Terms and conditions

  • All occupational drivers must have the permit in accordance with Decree No. 776 of 2009.


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