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Applying For A New UAE Driving License

This service enables you to apply for issuing a new driving license in Dubai after passing the driving test.

Disclaimer

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 https://www.rta.ae/links/lic-updates.pdf or contact RTA call centre on the following number: 8009090.

Eligibility

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

Required documents

  1. Emirates ID.

Output

New UAE driving license.

Service fees

  • 100 AED for issuing a new driving license if the customer is younger than 21-years-old
  • 300 AED for issuing a new driving license if the customer is older than 21-years-old
  • +20 AED Knowledge and Innovation fees.

Validity

Emiratis and residents (all nationalities):

  • Customers under 21 years old: 1 year
  • Customers above 21 years old: 2 years.

Average processing time

1 visit to the driving institutes.

Ways to apply

Process

Through driving institutes:

  • The customer submits all the documents at the driving institutes
  • In case the customer passes the tests, he receives a license from the driving institute only.

Terms and conditions

  • The customer must be present in person.
  • The customer must pass the driving test.
  • The customer must be of at least minimum legal age to apply for a driving permit:
    • Motorcycles: 17 years old
    • Light vehicles: 18 years old. The vehicle's weight while empty should not exceed 2.5 tonnes, and the number of passengers should not exceed 14 without the driver for the passengers transportation vehicles. For the goods transport vehicles, cargo must not exceed 2 tonnes.
    • Heavy vehicles: 20 years old
    • Light and heavy buses: 21 years old. The passengers number of the bus must not exceed 26 without the driver
    • Tractor or light mechanical machine: 20 years old. The weight of the tractor or mechanical machine while empty must not exceed 7.5 tonnes.

FAQs

  • Question 1: In case of failing the driving test, can the customer apply for another appointment?

Answer 1: yes, after 3 days.

  • Question 2: Is it possible for the customer to get his driving license after one year from passing the exam?

Answer 2: No, the customer must take another assessment test (internal road test, road test and road signs test).

  • Question 3: If the customer's traffic file was issued in Dubai then he changes his visa to another emirate after passing the road test, which emirate will issue the license?

Answer 3: The license will be issued in Dubai regardless of the visa place of issuance.

  • Question 4: What are the reasons behind not issuing the driving license after passing the final test

Answer 4: The driving license does not get issued after one year or more from passing the final test.

  • Question 5: How many courses must the customer attend if he wants to change his license from automatic to manual?

Answer 5: No training courses are required to change the license from automatic to manual, and the customer should pass the road test.

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