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This service enables you to register a vehicle in an official way and issue an ownership certificate with a plate number under the name of the owner. The vehicle will then become a licensed vehicle.
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 https://www.rta.ae/links/lic-updates.pdf or contact RTA call centre on the following number: 8009090.
Individual customers and companies are eligible to apply for this service.
Members of political and diplomatic bodies
Customers under 18 years old and have a judicial decision to register a vehicle under their names:
Governmental bodies and departments
Parties related to Dubai government that hold no Establishment Decree
Commercial companies and owners of fleets and facilities
Political and Diplomatic bodies
International organization operating inside the UAE
Note: Service fees vary according to the size of the plate: 35 AED for the short plate and 50 AED for the long plate, and 200 AED for Dubai branded plates.
1 year from the date of the vehicle registration.
Emarat Petroleum - Al Shamil
Al Mumayaz Vehicle Testing
Wasel Vehicle Testing
Through centers and service providers
Answer 1: Yes, it is possible to register the vehicle in Dubai on condition that the certificate includes the customer's name. However, the possession certificate issued for a company in another emirate cannot be used to register the vehicle in Dubai.
Answer 3: Citizens are allowed to register vehicles in Dubai even if they are enrolled in the army. Residents are allowed to register the vehicle that should meet the Dubai conditions for registering a vehicle.
Residents: Only light vehicles and motorcycles
Citizens: Light vehicles and motorcycles. The customer can register a light bus if the family is comprised of at least 10 members. The customer must present a proof (a family book for special reasons or a birth certificate).
Answer 5: Customers are allowed to register an unlimited number of vehicles.
Answer 6: If the customer provides an insurance for more than 1 year, the registration can be valid for more than 1 year. The maximum validity is 3 years. This is only applicable for new vehicles.
Answer 7: Yes, but the visa must be valid for at least 6 months.
Answer 8: Customers are allowed to register 4-door light transport vehicles and 2-door vehicles (for citizens only). They will receive private plates and they are allowed to register fancy 4-door vehicles if they have residence visa from Dubai or from another emirate on condition that the vehicles meet the registration conditions.
Answer 9: If the vehicles are purchased from a private enterprise other than the authorized dealers and also if the vehicles are imported or previously owned.
Answer 10: if a customer loses for some reason the plate sticker, he can head to any Vehicles Renewal Services centers and pay 10 AED to receive a new sticker.
Answer 11: It is possible to register a vehicle without holding a driving license on condition that the customer has a Dubai residence visa.
Answer 12: This is possible if the property is owned by the customer. He must present the Emirates ID and the original passport.
Answer 13: It is accepted in the cases of registration, renewal transactions and transfer certificates of light vehicles from Dubai to other emirates.
Answer 14: RTA electronically uploads the result of the test.
Answer 15: Yes, customers can register the vehicle after requesting from RTA to merge the 2 traffic files into 1. After having 1 traffic file, the customer can register the vehicle.
Answer 16: Phase 1 on January 1, 2018: Government, rental and taxi vehicles.
Phase 2 on May 1, 2018: diplomatic and corporate vehicles.
Answer 17: The ownership e-card is an electronic document called (Vehicle License) sent to the customer via email and an sms . It includes all the ownership details including the expiry date, mortgage and insurance. This e-card is issued through the service of "Authenticating The Validity Of An RTA Document" on the RTA website and Dubai Drive application and the customer has to print it or save it on their phone to show it to concerned authorities when needed.
Answer 18: The ownership e-card may be printed as follows:
-Login to rta.ae.
-Select Licensing services.
-Scroll down the Certificate Verification service and press (Click Here).
-Select service type (Vehicle License) then enter the vehicle details to show the print order.
Answer 19: The vehicle license features all the details related to the vehicle including the expiry date, the mortgage and the insurance details. It is sent via email to the customer in a printable format.
Answer 20: The customer shows the ownership e-card featured in RTA applications and saved on his phone, or shows the printed copy of the e-card.
Answer 21: The customer shows the ownership e-card featured in RTA applications and saved on his phone, or shows the printed copy of the e-card.
Answer 22: The insurance details are featured on the ownership e-card accessible through RTA mobile application, or on the printed copy of the vehicle license.
Answer 23: Mortgage details are feature on all the documents.
Answer 24: In case any of the vehicle details get amended such as changing the plate number or the color:
-Details are updated on the ownership e-card and the vehicle’s license.
Answer 25: There is no need for the customer service representative to print the vehicle license. The customer may print it through the link sent via email.
Answer 26: The ownership certificate is replaced only upon its renewal, or in case of replacement of lost/damaged license or change in ownership document such as change of color or plate number or adding or redeeming a mortgage.
Answer 27: The customers shall update their personal details though RTA Call Center: 8009090. Also he can print the ownership e-card as follows:
Answer 28: The vehicle’s expiry date can be checked in several ways:
-Through the details featured on the vehicle’s license.
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