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Inspecting A Vehicle

This service enables you to inspect a vehicle in order to register or renew its ownership certificate or transfer its ownership or export it in Dubai.


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.


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

Required documents

To register the vehicle

  1. Export certificate
  2. Vehicle Clearance Certificate (VCC)
  3. Possession certificate
  4. Transfer certificate (from another emirate)

To renew the vehicle ownership certificate

  1. Vehicle ownership certificate

To export or transfer the vehicle

  1. Vehicle ownership certificate
  2. Export certificate
  3. Vehicle Clearance Certificate (VCC)
  4. Possession certificate
  5. Transfer certificate (from another emirate).


Vehicle technical inspection certificate.

Service fees

  • 150 AED inspection of a light vehicle
  • 200 AED inspection of a heavy vehicle
  • 150 AED inspection of a motorcycle
  • 100 AED inspection of a quad bike
  • 150 AED inspection of a light mechanical equipment
  • 200 AED inspection of a heavy mechanical equipment
  • 50 AED re-inspection of a light vehicle
  • 75 AED re-inspection of heavy vehicle
  • 150 AED trailer and semi-trailer
  • 420 AED technical inspection of classical vehicle
  • 100 AED export technical inspection
  • +20 AED Knowledge and Innovation fees.


30 days.


Through Service Providers:

  • The customer submits the required documents at the service centre
  • The vehicle undergoes the inspection test
  • The customer is required to settle the service fees
  • The customer receives the vehicle inspection certificate.

Note: The customer can book an inspection appointment through the website or the call centre before heading to the centre.

Terms and conditions

  • Vehicles with special characteristics such as mobile kitchens or modifications on vehicles body are transferred to an inspection committee at the Licensing Department
  • The customer can book an appointment to challenge the result of the inspection test.


  • Question 1: What’s the process of applying essential modifications to the vehicle (engine or body modifications)?

Answer 1: The customer has to follow-up with the technical inspection centres to obtain the needed approvals from the accredited agencies.

  • Question 2: What are the required steps to change the vehicle’s color?

Answer 2: In case of a total color change, the customer should refer to The Dubai Police for approval, then to the technical inspection centres to amend the ownership details. In case of a color addition, the customer should refer to the service providers centres.

  • Question 3: What are the centres that provide the municipality inspection service. (Transportation of foodstuff)?

Answer 3: The customer should visit the technical inspection centres with the engineering drawings.

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