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Apply for Transferring a Driving Licence from Another Emirate to Dubai

This service enables you to apply for transferring a driving licence from another emirate to the Emirate of Dubai.

Individual customers, citizens and residents, are eligible to apply for this service.
Required documents
  1. Original valid Emirates ID
  2. Transfer letter from the other emirate
  3. Electronic eye test
  4. In case the profession of the customer was "driver": Medical examination (The customer has to pass the comprehensive medical test at one of the accredited hospitals)
Service fees
  • 200 AED for opening a traffic file
  • 600 AED for issuing the licence
  • 50 AED for the handbook manual
  • +20 AED Knowledge and Innovation fees.
Process time
  • 1 visit to the centre.
Customer Happiness Centres
Service Centres

Through customer happiness centres or service centres

  • The customer presents the required documents at the service centre.
  • The customer is required to settle the fees.
  • The customer receives the new licence.
Average waiting time
  • 3 minutes.
  • The issuance date of the transferred driving licence will remain the same as the original date specified by the other emirate.
  • The expiry date will be calculated from the date of issuance up to 10 years for UAE and GCC citizens who are above 21 years old and up to 5 years for residents who are above 21 years old.
What you will get

New driving licence.

Terms and conditions
  • Customer happiness centers where eye test is available: Customer Happiness Centre - Umm Ramool, Customer Happiness Centre - Al Manarah, Customer Happiness Centre - Al Towar, Customer Happiness Centre - Deira, Customer Happiness Centre - Al Barsha, Customer Happiness Centre - Al Kifaf
  • The customer must be present in person.
  • If the customer has a traffic file, the licence will be transferred to the same file and he will be exempted from the fees of opening a traffic file.
  • If the customer does not have a traffic file, the customer must open a new file.

This service has no FAQs.

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