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Changing Vehicle Ownership

This service enables you to transfer the ownership of a vehicle from the owner (seller) to the buyer and officially register it under the name of the buyer. An ownership certificate will be issued under the name of the new owner (the buyer).

Eligibility

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

Required documents

For individuals:

  1. From the seller: Vehicle ownership certificate + original Emirates ID
  2. From the buyer if he is a citizen or a GCC citizen: Original Emirates ID + copy of the valid passport to update the information
  3. From the buyer if he is a resident in Dubai or in any other emirate: Original Emirates ID + copy of the passport and the valid residence visa
  4. From the buyer if he is a diplomat: Valid diplomatic card + letter from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  5. From the buyer if he is a resident and his residence visa is sponsored by the Oilfields Supply Center: No Objection Certificate (NOC) to register vehicles
  6. Electronic insurance of the vehicle
  7. Adding the mortgage or redeeming the electronic mortgage at the bank if the vehicle is under mortgage
  8. Vehicle technical inspection certificate
  9. Plate numbers to be delivered to the center if the seller desires to keep them
  10. Report from the police if 1 or both plates are lost or if the motorcycle's plate is lost
  11. Classical vehicles technical inspection at the Automobile Touring Club Technical Centre

For companies:

  1. Official letter in Arabic + copy of the trade license + Letter of Credit Authorization Form (LCAF)
  2. Vehicle ownership certificate
  3. Electronic insurance of the vehicle
  4. Adding the mortgage or redeeming the electronic mortgage at the bank if the vehicle is under mortgage
  5. Vehicle technical inspection certificate
  6. NOC from the authorities of the Dubai Technology and Media Free Zone and Jabel Ali Free Zone (JAFZA)
  7. Plate numbers to be delivered to the center if the seller desires to keep them
  8. Report from the police if 1 or both plates are lost or if the motorcycle's plate is lost

If the customer does not have a traffic file:

  1. For citizens: Original Emirates ID
  2. For residents with a residence visa issued in Dubai or another emirate: copy of the valid passport + copy of the residence visa + copy of the Emirates ID
  3. For companies: Trade license of facilities and institutions + copy of the trade license of companies licensed by the Department of Economic Development

Output

  • Expiry sticker
  • New plates in case of changing the number
  • Vehicle ownership certificate.

Service fees

  • 340 AED light vehicle
  • 690 AED heavy vehicle
  • 390 AED light bus
  • 590 AED heavy bus
  • 390 AED light mechanical equipment
  • 640 AED heavy mechanical equipment
  • 175 AED motorcycle
  • 175 AED quad bike
  • 175 AED inspection of heavy vehicle
  • 140 AED inspection of light vehicle
  • 400 AED for adding the Dubai Brand logo on the plates

Note: Service fees vary according to the size of the plate: 35 AED for the short plate and 50 AED for the long plate.

Validity

This service has no validity.

Average processing time

  • Service centres and service providers: 10 minutes.

Ways to apply

Process

  • The customer is required to settle the fees to get the receipt
  • The customer receives the vehicle ownership certificate and the new plates if the plate numbers were changed.

Terms and conditions

  • The customer or the legal representative must be present in person
  • The customer must provide a letter from an accredited showroom if the seller is not available
  • The customer is required to settle all the traffic fines before receiving this service
  • Customers who have a residence visa from another emirate must meet the below conditions to register a vehicle:
    • The customer must be an investor in Dubai (property or facility owner)
    • The customer must be employed at a company that has a branch in Dubai
    • The customer must be a resident in Dubai (the customer must present a ratified tenancy agreement by the Real Estate Regulatory Authority or must present a recent electricity or phone bill)
    • The customer must be employed at a governmental or semi-governmental agency or at a regional organisation that has an office in Dubai
    • The customer must be an owner of a distinguished plate number before 27 January 2007
    • The customer must have an official letter from an university if he is a student in Dubai.

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