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Renewing A Vehicle Ownership

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

Disclaimer

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.

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:

  • 350 AED Light vehicle private/public
  • 400 AED vehicle between 3 and 12 tonnes
  • 650 AED public vehicle between 3 and 12 tonnes
  • 1000 AED vehicle exceeding 12 tonnes
  • 1200 AED public vehicle exceeding 12 tonnes
  • 500 AED light mechanical equipment
  • 800 AED public light mechanical equipment
  • 800 AED heavy mechanical equipment
  • 1000 AED public heavy mechanical equipment
  • 120 AED trailer and semi-trailer
  • 300 AED bus with a number of passengers between 14 and 26
  • 600 AED bus with a number of passengers exceeding 26
  • 200 AED motorcycle
  • +20 AED knowledge and innovation fees.

Note: If the ownership has been expired for more than a year, the fees become as follows:

Re-registration fees:

  • 400 AED Light vehicle private/public
  • 500 AED vehicle between 3 and 12 tonnes
  • 750 AED public vehicle between 3 and 12 tonnes
  • 900 AED vehicle exceeding 12 tonnes
  • 1200 AED public vehicle exceeding 12 tonnes
  • 600 AED light mechanical equipment
  • 800 AED public light mechanical equipment
  • 1000 AED heavy mechanical equipment
  • 1300 AED public heavy mechanical equipment
  • 120 AED trailer and semi-trailer
  • 500 AED bus with a number of passengers between 14 and 26
  • 1,200 AED bus with a number of passengers exceeding 26
  • 200 AED motorcycle
  • +20 AED knowledge and innovation fees.

Inspection fees:

  • 150 AED inspection of a light vehicle
  • 200 AED inspection of a heavy vehicle
  • 150 AED inspection of a motorcycle
  • 100 AED inspection of a quad bike
  • 150 AED inspection of a light mechanical equipment
  • 200 AED inspection of a heavy mechanical equipment
  • 50 AED re-inspection of a light vehicle
  • 75 AED re-inspection of heavy vehicle
  • 120 AED trailer and semi-trailer
  • 420 AED technical inspection of classical vehicle
  • 100 AED export technical inspection
  • +20 AED knowledge and innovation fees.

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.

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 25 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 25 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 to individuals whose vehicles do not need a technical examination during the first 3 years of registration).
  • 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 three years 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 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.

  • 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 Deira, Um Ramool, Al Aweer, Al Barsha and Al Manara Customer Happiness Centers.

  • 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.

  • Question 17: What will happen if the customer did not renew the expired vehicle registration after 2 months?

Answer 17: The traffic file will be blocked after 3 months and the customer will receive a notification through sms.

  • Question 18: When is the ownership e-card implemented for individuals?

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.

  • Question 19: What is permanent ownership and what details it includes?

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.

  • Question 20: What is ownership e-card and what details it includes?

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.

  • Question 21: How can customers print the ownership e-card or any other document in case they didn’t receive an email or they wanted to verify the vehicle details, renewal date and insurance details?

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.

  • Question 22: What details are featured on the vehicle license?

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.

  • Question 23: What happens when police patrols or officers request the ownership card?

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.

  • Question 24: How does the customer show the e-card to the licensing department?

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.

  • Question 25: What is required when crossing the borders?

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.

  • Question 26: How can the customer access the insurance details?

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.

  • Question 27: How can the customer access the mortgage details?

Answer 27: Mortgage details are features on all the documents including the permanent ownership.

  • Question 28: What happens when the ownership details are amended?

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.

  • Question 29: What happens in case of loss or damage of the permanent ownership certificate?

Answer 29: A new copy is issued against the due fee.

  • Question 30: When the individual phase is implemented and in case the customer doesn’t have RTA application, can the vehicle license be printed through the customer service center?

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.

  • Question 31: Is the customer obliged to replace the vehicle license once the electronic ownership phase implemented?

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.

  • Question 32: In case the customer’s phone number was registered wrongly, how can the link be resent to him?

Answer 32: The customers shall update their personal details though RTA Call Center: 8009090. Also he can print the ownership e-card 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.

  • Question 33: How can customers check the expiry date of their vehicle license?

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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