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Applying For A Driving Instructor Permit

This service enables you to apply for a driving instructor permit to train the individuals who have applied for a driving license at the driving institutes or at the companies.


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, are eligible to apply for this service.

Required documents

  1. Letter from the institute or company to apply for this service
  2. Copy of the driving license issued in UAE for a period not less than 3 years
  3. Good Conduct Certificate from Dubai police
  4. Eye test
  5. Emirates ID
  6. Copy of the passport + valid residence visa or valid visit visa
  7. 1 personal photograph


Driving instructor permit.

Service fees

  • 500 AED to issue a permit for 1 category
  • 100 AED for each additional category
  • 200 AED theory test
  • 200 AED practical test
  • +20 AED knowledge and innovation fee.


1 year.

Average processing time

  • Service centre: 1 month.

Ways to apply


Through Service Centre:

  • The customer presents the required documents at the service centre
  • The customer is required to settle the service fees to book an appointment for the theory test
  • Upon passing the theory test, the customer books an appointment for the practical test and is required to settle its fees
  • Upon passing the practical test, the customer receives the permit from RTA's main office.

Terms and conditions

  • The customer must pass the practical test and theory test
  • The customer's legal age must be 25 years old when issuing this permit
  • The customer receives a temporary 2-month permit in case he did not submit all the required documents
  • The customer must transfer the license to Dubai if it is issued in another emirate. Elsewise, he cannot receive a temporary permit
  • The customer must take the theory test at RTA's main office unless it is for the light vehicle. In this case, the customer takes the test at the relevant driving institute.


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