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This service enables you to renew the ownership of a vehicle registered 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 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.
Note: If the ownership has been expired for more than a year, the fees become as follows:
Emarat Petroleum - Al Shamil
Al Mumayaz Vehicle Testing
Wasel Vehicle Testing
Through online channels:
Through service centres:
Through service providers:
Through call centre:
Answer 1: The customer is required to settle all vehicle pending fines in the case of an expired ownership and all Salik fines registered on his traffic file.
The customer is required to settle these fines only at the federal branches and at the Licensing Department in Deira and Al Barsha and at the Customer Happiness Centre- Umm Ramool.
Answer 2: Yes, vehicles must undergo the technical test yearly.
Answer 3: If the customer owns 2 or more vehicles, he must always start by renewing the ownership or removing the ownership of vehicles listed on his traffic file with an expired registration.
Answer 4: Yes, the service is only available for individuals and it can be only performed at Deira, Um Ramool, Al Aweer, Al Barsha and Al Manara Customer Happiness Centers.
Answer 5: Yes, the customer must be an individual and must provide all the required documents to renew the ownership including the residence visa if he is not from Dubai. Any person can represent the customer to renew the ownership.
Example: If the vehicle is registered in Sharjah and the customer’s residence visa is issued in Abu Dhabi, the customer can renew the ownership at a vehicle registration centre in Dubai.
Answer 6: Yes, individual customers are eligible to renew the ownership of a vehicle registered in Dubai in another emirate.
Answer 7: Yes, the customer can renew the ownership of a vehicle registered outside Dubai if he has a residence visa from the mentioned emirate.
Answer 8: The technical test remains valid for 30 days from the date of its issuance.
Answer 9: If the vehicle is brand new, bought with 0 miles and the customer is the first owner but the system requests its inspection, then the customer must check with the Customer Happiness Centre in Deira or Al Barsha.
Answer 10: The validity of the tyres is 3 years if they are new (2012-2013-2014). If the tyres are damaged, the customer must change them to pass the inspection test.
Note: The customer must present a registration card to inspect the vehicle.
Answer 11: In case of registration of a brand new car bought from an accredited car agency, never preregistered, and with a valid custom certificate, it can be renewed on a yearly basis for the first 3 years without a technical test, provided that the renewal is done one day before the expiration of the registration. Any change of ownership will require technical inspection, even if done during the first 3 years.
Answer 12: When applying for this service through the online channels, the customer must update the insurance details on the traffic system (through the insurance company) and must update the details of the vehicle if necessary (through the inspection centre).
Answer 13: Vehicles registered under the company’s traffic file must be inspected yearly after the registration. The company can renew the ownership certificate of the vehicle 149 days before its expiry.
Answer 14: If the vehicle is new and the customer delays the renewal of its ownership for more than 6 months from the date of the first renewal, the vehicle must undergo a technical inspection test even if it is new before proceeding with the registration.
Answer 15: No, RTA does not accept these tests.
Answer 16: The cancellation of a vehicle is crossing it out from the traffic system either by issuing an ownership certificate or a transfer certificate or an export certificate.
To cancel the vehicle, the customer must present the original Emirates ID + copy of ID.
Answer 17: The traffic file will be blocked after 3 months and the customer will receive a notification through sms.
Answer 18: Phase 1 on January 1, 2018: Government, rental and taxi vehicles.
Phase 2 on May 1, 2018: diplomatic and corporate vehicles.
Phase 3 on September 1, 2018: Individuals vehicles.
Answer 19: Permanent ownership is an ownership card provided to the customer one time only and it includes all the vehicle’s details featured on the current license except for the expiry date and insurance details.
Answer 20: The ownership e-card is an electronic document called (Vehicle License) sent to the customer via email. It includes all the ownership details including the expiry date, mortgage and insurance. This e-card is issued by the Road and Transport Authority and the customer has to print it or save it on their phone to show it to concerned authorities when needed.
Answer 21: 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 22: 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 23: 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 24: 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 25: For UAE and GCC countries:
-Permanent ownership card and vehicle license.
-If the costumer is not from GCC countries: Permanent ownership card, vehicle license, tourist certificate, and trip ticket
For other countries:
-Permanent ownership card, vehicle license, tourist certificate, and trip ticket.
Answer 26: 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 27: Mortgage details are features on all the documents including the permanent ownership.
Answer 28: In case any of the vehicle details get amended such as changing the plate number or the color:
-Details are updated on the permanent ownership and a new certificate is issued against the due fee.
-Details are updated on the ownership e-card and the vehicle’s license.
Answer 29: A new copy is issued against the due fee.
Answer 30: 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 31: 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 32: The customers shall update their personal details though RTA Call Center: 8009090. Also he can print the ownership e-card as follows:
Answer 33: The vehicle’s expiry date can be checked in several ways:
-Through the details featured on the vehicle’s license.
-Through the short messages sent to the customers’ mobile numbers.
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