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Apply for Vehicle Renewal

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

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

This service has no required documents.

Service fees

Renewal fees

  • 350 AED Light vehicle private/public
  • 400 AED private vehicle between 3 and 12 tonnes
  • 650 AED public vehicle between 3 and 12 tonnes
  • 800 AED vehicle exceeding 12 tonnes
  • 1,000 AED public vehicle exceeding 12 tonnes
  • 500 AED private light mechanical equipment
  • 800 AED public light mechanical equipment
  • 800 AED private heavy mechanical equipment
  • 1,000 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.

If the ownership was expired for more than a year, the fees become as follows:

Re-registration fees

  • 400 AED Light vehicle private/public
  • 500 AED private vehicle between 3 and 12 tonnes
  • 750 AED public vehicle between 3 and 12 tonnes
  • 900 AED private vehicle exceeding 12 tonnes
  • 1,200 AED public vehicle exceeding 12 tonnes
  • 600 AED private light mechanical equipment
  • 800 AED public light mechanical equipment
  • 1,000 AED private heavy mechanical equipment
  • 1,300 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
  • 150 AED trailer and semi-trailer
  • 100 AED export technical inspection
  • 420 AED technical inspection of classical vehicle
  • +20 AED Knowledge and Innovation fees.
Process time
  • Online channels: 3 working days
  • Self Service Machines: 5 minutes
  • Vehicle Registration and Inspection Centres: 5 minutes.
  • Call Centre: Instantly.
Process

Through Website and Smart App

  • The customer enters the required information.
  • RTA verifies the insurance and the valid technical inspection of the vehicle.
  • The customer settles the fees by credit card.
  • The customer receives the ownership certificate and the sticker through 1 of the following channels:
    • The Customer Happiness Centre - Deira or Al Barsha
    • Self Service Machines by entering the details of the transaction. The customer receives the service from the printer of the Self Service Machine.

Through Self Service Machines

  • The customer selects online services.
  • RTA verifies the insurance and the valid technical inspection of the vehicle.
  • The customer proceeds to the desired service and enters the vehicle's details.
  • The customer settles the fees.
  • The customer receives the ownership certificate and the sticker from the printer of the Self Service Machines.

Through Vehicle Registration and Inspection Centres

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

Through Call Centre

  • The customer contacts the Call Centre on 8009090.
  • The customer requests the renewal of the vehicle ownership certificate.
  • The customer settles the fees by credit card.
  • The customer receives the temporary ownership by email.
  • The customer receives the certificate and the sticker through 1 of the following channels:
    • The Customer Happiness Centre - Deira or Al Barsha
    • Self Service Machines by entering the details of the transaction. The customer receives the service from the printer of the Self Service Machine.
Average waiting time
  • Online channels: instantly
  • Self Service Machines: instantl
  • Vehicle Registration and Inspection Centres: 5 minutes.
  • Call Centre: instantly.
Validity

1 year.

What you will get
  • Vehicle ownership certificate
  • Expiry sticker.
Terms and conditions
  • The customer must pass the traffic safety test.
  • The customer must insure the vehicle.
  • In the event of delay in renewing the ownership of a vehicle, the customer is required to settle late fees, based on the vehicle category and the duration of the delay.
  • 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 the country, the customer must present an inspection certificate ratified by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the UAE embassy of the concerned country, and the UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The customer presents it at the technical inspection centres within a period of 1 month. Citizens of GCC countries are exempted from ratifying the documents.
  • Commercial companies and owners of fleets and facilities must not have any impediments or circulars on the vehicle file or the file of the company that owns the vehicle.
  • The customer can renew the ownership of a vehicle up to 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 applies 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 the first year starting from the date of registration.
  • The inspection of the classical vehicles must be undertaken at:
  • Re-registration terms apply in case of expired vehicle ownership.
  • If the vehicle was purchased from a local authorised agent, the vehicle is registered and renewed 3 years without a technical examination (for individuals only).
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 can 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 or removing the ownership of the vehicle registered on his traffic file that expired first.

  • 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, only individuals are allowed to renew the ownership in Dubai and exclusively at the Customer Happiness Centres in Deira, Um Ramool, Al Aweer, Al Barsha and Al Manara .

  • Question 5: Can the customer renew the vehicle 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 that emirate?

Answer 7: Yes, the customer can renew the ownership of a vehicle registered outside Dubai if he has a residence visa from that emirate.

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

Answer 8: The technical test is 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: As per the Ministry of Industry and Advanced Technology the validity of the tyres is 5 years maximum from the date of its manufacturing. If 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: 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.

Note: Any change of ownership will require technical inspection, even if done during the first 3 years.

  • 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 inspection 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 he 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 from the traffic system?

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 was 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 ownership e-card and what details it includes?

Answer 19: The ownership e-card is an electronic document called Vehicle Licence 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 his phone to show it to concerned authorities when needed.

  • Question 20: How can the customer 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 20: The ownership e-card may be printed through the Document Validation service, by selecting service type "Vehicle Licence" then entering the vehicle details to show the print order.

  • Question 21: What details are featured on the vehicle licence?

Answer 21: The vehicle licence 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 22: How can the customer show the ownership e-card to the police patrols or officers, or the Licensing Department?

Answer 22: The customer shows the ownership e-card featured in RTA applications and saved on his phone, or the printed copy of the e-card.

  • Question 23: What is required when crossing the borders to GCC or other countries?

Answer 23:

    • To GCC countries:
      • UAE and GCC Citizens: Hard copy of the vehicle licence
      • Non-GCC Citizens: Hard copy of the vehicle licence, tourist certificate, and trip ticket
    • To other countries:
      • All customers: Hard copy of the vehicle licence, tourist certificate, and trip ticket.

  • Question 24: How can the customer access the insurance details?

Answer 24: The insurance details are featured on the ownership e-card accessible through RTA smart application, or on the printed copy of the vehicle licence.

  • Question 25: How can the customer access the mortgage details?

Answer 25: Mortgage details are featured on all the documents including the permanent ownership.

  • Question 26: What happens when the ownership details are amended?

Answer 26: When the vehicle details receive changes such as the plate number or the color, details are updated on the ownership e-card and the vehicle’s licence.

  • Question 27: In case the customer doesn’t have RTA application, can the vehicle licence be printed through the customer service centre?

Answer 27: There is no need for the customer service representative to print the vehicle licence. The customer may print it through the link sent via email.

  • Question 28: Is the customer obliged to replace the vehicle licence once the electronic ownership phase implemented?

Answer 28: The ownership certificate is replaced only upon its renewal, or in case of replacement of lost/damaged licence or change in ownership document such as change of color or plate number or adding or redeeming a mortgage.

  • Question 29: In case the transaction was completed and the customer did not receive a text message or e-mail with the vehicle licence, how does the customer know the expiry date of the ownership?

Answer 29: The customer can check his personal details though RTA Call Centre on 8009090, or print the ownership e-card through the Document Validation service, by selecting service type "Vehicle Licence" then entering the vehicle details to show the print order.

  • Question 30: How can the customer check the expiry date of their vehicle licence?

Answer 30: The vehicle’s expiry date can be checked through the vehicle licence, or the short messages sent to the customer's mobile number.


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