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Apply for a Certificate to Use the Vehicle Outside the UAE for Tourism Purposes

This service enables you to apply for a tourism certificate for vehicles registered in Dubai.

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

For vehicles owned by individuals

  1. Original Emirates ID
  2. NOC from the Automobile & Touring Club of The UAE in all cases except for citizens, diplomatic and governmental corps and GCC citizens who want to use their vehicles within GCC countries.

For vehicles owned by companies

  1. Official letter in Arabic from the company requesting a tourism certificate
  2. Copy of the trade licence
  3. NOC from the Automobile & Touring Club of The UAE.
  4. Driver’s original Emirates ID
  5. Driver’s original driving licence
Service fees
  • 100 AED light vehicle
  • 100 AED vehicle between 3 and 12 tonnes
  • 200 AED vehicle exceeding 12 tonnes
  • 100 AED light mechanical equipment
  • 200 AED heavy mechanical equipment
  • 100 AED bus with a number of passengers between 14 and 26
  • 200 AED bus with a number of passengers exceeding 26
  • 100 AED motorcycle
  • +20 AED Knowledge and Innovation fees
  • +50 AED for issuing the customs book.
Process time
  • 5 minutes.
Process
  1. The customer heads to the front desk employee at the centre.
  2. The customer submits the required documents.
  3. The customer pays the required fees.
  4. The customer receives the certificate from the centre.
Average waiting time
  • 8 minutes.
Validity

6 months.

What you will get

Tourism certificate.

Terms and conditions
  • The customer or the legal representative must be present in person.
  • The company representative must be present with the driver.
  • The customer is required to settle all the traffic fines before receiving this service.
  • If the vehicle is under mortgage, the customer must release the mortgage electronically.
  • If a person other than the owner is driving the vehicle, he must provide an authorisation from the owner to proceed with the service. Otherwise, the owner of the vehicle must be present in person and must provide a copy of the driver's driving licence.
  • For citizens and GCC citizens: the customer must provide an NOC from the Automobile & Touring Club of The UAE if he is willing to drive the vehicle outside the GCC.
  • In case of transporting the vehicle through a cargo company, the customer must add the name of the company to the Tourism Certificate.
  • Citizens who travel in their vehicles to any of the GCC countries do not need an NOC from the Automobile & Touring Club of The UAE nor a tourism certificate from RTA. However, residents must obtain an NOC from the Automobile & Touring Club of The UAE and a tourism certificate from RTA.
FAQs
  • Question 1: Can the customer use the Customs transit book (Triptec) more than once if it is still valid?

Answer 1: Yes, however, the customer must check with the Automobile & Touring Club of The UAE if he wants to use it more than twice.

  • Question 2: Where does the customer apply for a Customs transit book (Triptec)?

Answer 2: The Automobile & Touring Club of The UAE from Saturday to Thursday between 9 a.m. and 7 p.m.

  • Question 3: What are the requirements if the customer wants to drive his vehicle to KSA to perform Umrah?

Answer 3: The customer must contact the Saudi Consulate to ask about the required documents other than the tourism certificate.

  • Question 4: What are the requirements if the customer wants to visit Lebanon or Jordan or any non-GCC country?

Answer 4: The customer must request a tourism licence and a Customs transit book (Triptec). The Automobile & Touring Club of The UAE specifies the required fees.

  • Question 5: If the vehicle is registered in Dubai and is in Qatar, can the owner transfer its ownership to a person living in Dubai?

Answer 5: The customer cannot transfer the ownership of a vehicle if it was located outside Dubai.

  • Question 6: What are the requirements if the customer wants to sell a vehicle located abroad as junk?

Answer 6: The customer must settle all fines and obtain a clearance certificate from RTA. Any person can represent the customer to apply for this service.

  • Question 7: What are the steps that the customer must follow when purchasing a vehicle from KSA and transporting it to another country?

Answer 7: The customer must check with the Traffic Department of the concerned country to know about the necessary measures.

  • Question 8: What are the requirements if the customer wants to sell a vehicle registered in Dubai but located outside the Emirate?

Answer 8: The customer must settle all the traffic fines and obtain a clearance certificate from RTA. Any person can represent the customer to apply for this service.

  • Question 9: What are the steps that the customer should follow to receive a tourism certificate and a Customs transit book (Triptec) if the vehicle was registered outside Dubai?

Answer 9: The customer must apply for a Customs transit book (Triptec) at the Automobile & Touring Club of The UAE. After receiving the Customs transit book (Triptec), the customer heads to the the emirate where the vehicle is registered to receive the tourism certificate.

  • Question 10: Does the expat customer need a tourism certificate to drive an Emirati-owned vehicle inside GCC countries?

Answer 10: Yes, the customer, whether citizen or expat, must apply for a tourism certificate stating the name of the person that will drive the vehicle.

Expats must get an approval from the Automobile & Touring Club of the UAE to drive a vehicle registered under their name or the name of a UAE citizen in a GCC country.

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