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Apply for Direct Purchasing of an Auction Special Plate Number

This service enables you to purchase a special plate auction number from all available sales channels at all periods and times.

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Eligibility
Citizens, residents, GCC nationals, companies, diplomatic bodies, and governmental entities who have a traffic file in Dubai are eligible to apply for this service.
Required documents

Citizens, GCC nationals, and Residents

  1. Original Emirates ID

Commercial companies

  1. Original Emirates ID
  2. Letter from the company

Companies (Free Zone)

  1. Original Emirates ID
  2. Letter from the company

Local and federal governmental and semi-governmental entities

  1. Original Emirates ID of the authorised person

Diplomatic bodies

  1. Original Emirates ID of the authorised person
Service fees
  • 20 AED Knowledge and Innovation fees paid after completion of the transaction.
  • Uncommitted customers: 5,000 AED security cheque to be settled when applying for the service over 3 consecutive payments (the customer gets the cheque back after paying the plate number fees).
Process time
  • Website: 7 to 10 working days
  • Customer Happiness Centres and Vehicle Registration and Inspection Centres: 10 working days.
Process

Through Website

  1. The customer logs in using his username and password or UAE Pass.
  2. The customer enters the number of the plate, its code and the credit card details, and applies for the service.
  3. The customer receives RTA's approval or rejection through SMS or email.
  4. The customer settles the required fees at the centre or by credit card through the website after receiving the approval.
  5. The customer receives the certificate electronically through e-mail.

Through Customer Happiness Centres or Vehicle Registration and Inspection Centres

  1. The customer submits the application at the centre.
  2. RTA studies the application after receiving it electronically.
  3. The customer receives RTA's approval or rejection through SMS or email.
  4. The customer settles the required fees at the centre after receiving the approval.
  5. The customer receives the certificate electronically through e-mail.
Average waiting time
  • Website: instantly.
  • Customer Happiness Centres and Registration and Inspection Centres: 10 minutes.
Validity

This service has no validity.

What you will get

Special plate number electronic ownership certificate.

Terms and conditions
  • The customer cannot register the purchased number on a vehicle if his residence visa was issued in another emirate.
  • If the customer loses the ownership certificate of the number and desires to register it on a vehicle, he does not have to submit the replacement certificate.
  • If the customer does not have a traffic file in Dubai, he must meet one of the below conditions to open a file and proceed with the transaction:
    • The customer must have a tenancy agreement or must own a property in Dubai.
    • The customer must be an investor in Dubai.
    • The customer must be employed at a company that has a branch in Dubai.
    • The customer must own a special number before 2007.
  • The customer must settle the fees of the number within 10 working days after receiving the approval.
  • If the customer does not settle the payment within the specified period, RTA confiscates the security cheque.
  • If the price of the desired plate exceeds 35,000 AED, committed customers do not have to submit a security cheque.
  • The customer submits a security cheque in case he failed to settle the price of the number the first time and was listed as an uncommitted customer.
FAQs
  • Question 1: Is the customer eligible to own plate numbers if she was a Syrian resident sponsored by her husband who is a citizen and if they are both from Abu Dhabi?

Answer 1: No, she cannot buy or allocate plate numbers unless she has a traffic file.

  • Question 2: Can the customer purchase a special number if he had a traffic file in Dubai but his residence visa was issued in another emirate?

Answer 2: Yes, the customer can purchase a special number as long as he has a traffic file in Dubai.

  • Question 3: Is it mandatory to log in to the website to apply for a special plate number?

Answer 3: Yes, the customer must log in using his username and password.

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