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Renewing A Vehicle Ownership

This service enables you to renew the ownership of a vehicle registered in Dubai.

Eligibility

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

Required documents

  1. Electronic insurance of the vehicle on a condition that the remaining period of the insurance is not less than 6 months
  2. Technical inspection for vehicles if needed (new vehicles that were purchased from an authorised dealer by the Ministry of Economy are exempted from the technical test for 3 years starting the date of registration even if the owner changes. Companies' vehicles are not exempted from the technical test)
  3. For companies: copy of the trade license to update the information
  4. Electronically redeemed mortgage in case of a mortgaged vehicle

Output

  • Vehicle ownership certificate
  • Vehicle ownership registration expiry sticker.

Service fees

Renewal fees:

  • 680 AED heavy vehicle
  • 330 AED light vehicle
  • 370 AED classical vehicle
  • 380 AED light bus
  • 580 AED heavy bus
  • 380 AED light mechanical equipment
  • 630 AED heavy mechanical equipment
  • 130 AED motorcycle
  • 175 AED quad bike
  • 80 AED trailer.

Inspection fees:

  • 120 AED light vehicle
  • 150 AED heavy vehicle
  • 120 AED motorcycle
  • 120 AED quad bike
  • 120 AED light mechanical equipment
  • 150 AED heavy mechanical equipment
  • +10 AED innovation fee
  • +10 AED knowledge fee.

Validity

1 year.

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Average processing time

  • Online channels: instantly
  • Kiosks: 5 minutes
  • Service centres and service providers: 5 minutes
  • Call centre: instantly.

Ways to apply

Process

Through online channels:

  • The customer enters the required information
  • The customer is required to settle the service fees by credit card
  • The customer receives a temporary copy of the ownership certificate through email
  • The customer receives the ownership certificate and the sticker through 1 of the following channels:
    • Through a courier company for a charge of 20 AED. The courier company makes 3 attempts to deliver the certificate before sending it back to the centre where the customer collects it.
    • Through the Customer Happiness Centre in Deira or Al Barsha
    • Through kiosks by entering the details of the transaction. The customer receives the service from the printer of the kiosk.

Through kiosks:

  • The customer chooses online services
  • The customer proceeds to the desired service and enters the vehicle's details
  • The customer receives the ownership certificate and the sticker from the printer of the kiosk.

Through service centres:

  • The customer heads to the centre where he submits the required documents
  • The customer is required to settle the fees
  • The customer receives the ownership certificate and the sticker.

Through service providers:

  • The customer heads to the service provider where he submits the required documents
  • The company inspects the vehicle
  • The customer is required to settle the service fees
  • The customer receives the ownership certificate and the sticker.

Through call centre:

  • The customer contacts the call centre on the following number: 8009090
  • The customer requests the renewal of the vehicle ownership certificate
  • The customer is required to pay the fees by credit card
  • The customer receives the temporary ownership certificate and the sticker through 1 of the following channels:
    • Through a courier company for a charge of 20 AED. The courier company makes 3 attempts to deliver the service before sending it back to the centre where the customer collects it.
    • Through the Customer Happiness Centre in Deira or Al Barsha
    • Through kiosks by entering the details of the transaction. The customer receives the service from the printer of the kiosk.

Terms and conditions

  • In the event of delay in renewing the license of a vehicle, the customer is required to pay a fine for each month as follows:
    • 25 AED light vehicle
    • 12 AED motorcycle
    • 50 AED heavy vehicles and buses
  • The insurance is optional when renewing the ownership of a quad bike or a trailer and semi-trailer
  • To renew the ownership of a vehicle that is outside Dubai, the customer must present an inspection certificate ratified by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the concerned country and also by the UAE embassy. The UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs must also ratify it. The customer presents it at the technical inspection centres within a period of 1 month. GCC countries citizens are exempted from ratifying the documents.
  • The customer can renew the ownership of a vehicle 150 days before its expiry
  • The customer is required to settle all the traffic fines before receiving this service
  • Companies can only apply for this service through online channels (same condition will apply on individuals starting the upcoming year)
  • The commercial vehicles that were purchased from a local dealer after the approval of the Ministry of Economy are exempted from the technical inspection for the year starting the date of registration
  • The inspection of the classical vehicles must be undertaken at Barsha Tasjeel, Al Warsan Tasjeel and Wasel Nad Al Hammar.
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FAQs

  • Question 1: In case of an expired vehicle ownership certificate, what are the fines that the customer is required to settle?

Answer 1: The customer is required to settle all pending fines in the case of an expired ownership and all pending traffic fines on other vehicles registered on his traffic file at Dubai police or at RTA along with Salik fines on condition that the ownership is valid.

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.

  • Question 2: Is it required to periodically inspect vehicles of governmental and semi-governmental bodies and companies?

Answer 2: Yes, vehicles must undergo the technical test yearly.

  • Question 3: If the customer owns more than 1 vehicle, renewing the registration of which one is considered a priority?

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.

  • Question 4: If the vehicle is registered in another emirate and the customer has a residence visa from the same emirate, is he allowed to renew the ownership in Dubai?

Answer 4: Yes, the service is only available for individuals and it can be only performed at federal branches.

  • Question 5: Can the customer renew the ownership in Dubai if he is from another emirate and the vehicle is registered in another emirate?

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.

  • Question 6: Can the customer renew the ownership of a vehicle registered in Dubai in another emirate?

Answer 6: Yes, individual customers are eligible to renew the ownership of a vehicle registered in Dubai in another emirate.

  • Question 7: Can the customer renew the ownership of a vehicle registered outside Dubai if he has a residence visa from the mentioned 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.

  • Question 8: What is the validity of the technical test?

Answer 8: The technical test remains valid for 30 days from the date of its issuance.

  • Question 9: What is the procedure if the vehicle is new but the traffic system requests its inspection?

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.

  • Question 10: What is the validity of the tyres when renewing the ownership?

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.

  • Question 11: Is the customer required to perform the inspection test if the vehicle is new and its ownership was not renewed for 6 months?

Answer 11: A technical test is not required.

  • Question 12: Is the customer required to update any information when applying for this service through the online channels?

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).

  • Question 13: When is the customer required to inspect the vehicles registered under the company’s traffic file?

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.

  • Question 14: What are the steps that the customer must follow if the customer owns more than 1 vehicle and desires to renew ownership or cancel it after 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.

  • Question 15: Does RTA accept universal inspection tests to renew the ownership of a vehicle?

Answer 15: No, RTA does not accept these tests.

  • Question 16: What is a vehicle cancellation?

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.

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