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Apply for Changing the Plate Number

This service enables you to apply for changing the vehicle's plate number.

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Eligibility
Individuals customers, citizens and residents, and companies are eligible to apply for this service.
Required documents

For individuals

  1. Vehicle ownership certificate
  2. Original Emirates ID to update the information
  3. Plates of the vehicle to hand over
  4. Report from the police if one or both plates were lost.

For companies

  1. Official letter in Arabic stating the endorsement of signature and authorisation (Dubai branch)
  2. Plates of the vehicle to hand over
  3. Report from the police if one or both plates were lost.
Service fees
  • 35 AED for each short plate
  • 50 AED for each long plate
  • 50 AED for issuing new ownership certificate
  • 10 AED expiry sticker
  • 200 AED for Dubai branded plates
  • 100 AED for Expo branded plates
  • 500 AED for luxury plates
  • +20 Knowledge and Innovation fees.
Process time
  • 3 minutes
Process

Through Website

  • The customer logs in using UAE Pass or logs in using the username and password.
  • The customer selects Licensing Services.
  • The customer selects My Plates (more).
  • The customer enters the required details.
  • The customer application is approved through the UAE Pass.
  • The customer settles the required fees by credit card.
  • The customer receives the ownership certificate and receipts electronically, and the new plates from the Customer Happiness Centre in Deira or Al Barsha and hands over the old plates.

Through Customer Happiness Centres or Vehicle Registration and Inspection Centres

  • The customer heads to the front desk employee.
  • The employee sends a link to the customer.
  • The customer uploads the required documents through the link.
  • The customer receives the transaction code.
  • The customer submits the transaction code to the front desk employee to complete the service process, check and electronically sign the application.
  • The customer settles the required fees.
  • The customer receives the plates and the ownership certificate of the vehicle and hands over the old plates.
Average waiting time
  • Website: N/A
  • Customer Happiness Centres or Vehicle Registration and Inspection Centres: 8 minutes.
Validity

1 year.

What you will get
  • Vehicle ownership certificate
  • 2 vehicle plate numbers
  • Expiry sticker.
Terms and conditions
  • The customer or legal representative must be present in person.
  • The customer settles all traffic fines before receiving this service.
FAQs
  • Question 1: Should the customer bring a No Objection Certificate (NOC) from the bank to change the plate number if the vehicle is under mortgage?

Answer 1: No, the customer does not need an NOC from the bank.

  • Question 2: Can the customer change the vehicle plate number if the residence visa is issued in another emirate?

Answer 2: Yes, if the residence visa or the Emirates ID is valid.


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