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Applying For Theory Test Translator Or Reader

This service enables you to apply for a permit to translate the questions and answers of the driving license theory test to languages that are not supported by the service voice system.


​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.​


Employees who are nominated by their institutes are eligible to apply for this service.

Required documents

  1. Letter from the institute to apply for this service
  2. Copy of the passport + valid residence visa
  3. 1 personal photograph
  4. Emirates ID


Theory test translator/reader permit.

Service fees

This service is free.


3 months from the permit issuance date.

Average processing time

  • Service centre: 5 minutes.

Ways to apply


  • The customer presents the required documents at RTA's main office
  • The customer receives the permit.

Terms and conditions

  • The customer must be able to read the questions and answers in English
  • The target language of the translation must not be on the service voice system.


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