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Vehicle registration Dubai

Car registration in Dubai is the enrollment with a government authority. The purpose behind vehicle registration is to set up a connection between a vehicle and a proprietor or user of the vehicle. This link might be used for taxation or other purposes, and we ought not forget that the vehicle title is its legal form. So, who has the right to get it?
Here are the parties that has the right to apply for car registration in Dubai:
Individual customers and companies can apply for this process.
What are the required documents for new vehicle registration in Dubai?

For citizens

  1. Your traffic files.
  2. Original Emirates ID up to date.
  3. The vehicle’s customs card.
  4. Transfer certificate from other Emirates or possession certificate issued by the licensing agency
  5. Electronic or physical selling agreement between the seller and buyer.
  6. If the vehicle was inspected outside the UAE, you have to provide vehicle test certificate
  7. Gulf specification conformity.
  8. Online insurance certificate from the vehicle’s insurer "should be valid at least 6 months"

For residents

  1. Your traffic files.
  2. Original Emirates ID and copy of valid passport.
  3. The vehicle’s customs card.
  4. Transfer certificate from other Emirates or possession certificate issued by the licensing agency
  5. Electronic or physical selling agreement between the seller and buyer.
  6. If the vehicle was inspected outside the UAE, you have to provide vehicle test certificate
  7. Gulf specification conformity.
  8. Vehicle’s Electronic insurance should be valid at least 6 months.

For political and diplomatic members

  1. Customer’s traffic file
  2. A copy of valid passport and Original Emirates ID.
  3. A letter from the ministry of Foreign Affiairs.
  4. Customs card for the vehicle.
  5. Electronic or physical selling agreement between the seller and buyer.
  6. If the vehicle was inspected outside the UAE, you have to provide a vehicle test certificate.
  7. Gulf specification conformity.
  8. Vehicle’s Electronic insurance should be valid at least 6 months.

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For customers under 18 years old and have a judicial decision in getting vehicle registration in Dubai under their names.

  1. Customer’s traffic file.
  2. Original Emirates ID with a copy of a valid passport.
  3. Customs card issued for the vehicle from one of the customs departments in the UAE. If the vehicle has been imported from a source other than the authorized dealer, the customer must move it to Dubai emirate
  4. Gulf specification conformity.
  5. Electronic or physical selling agreement between the seller and buyer.
  6. If the vehicle was inspected outside the UAE, you have to provide a vehicle test certificate.
  7. Vehicle’s Electronic insurance should be valid at least 6 months.

For government and department bodies

  1. Traffic files.
  2. Customs card issued for the vehicle from one of the customs departments in the UAE. If the vehicle has been imported from a source other than the authorized dealer, the customer must move it to Dubai emirate
  3. Transfer certificate from other Emirates certificate issued by the licensing agency
  4. Electronic or physical selling agreement between the seller and buyer.
  5. If the vehicle was inspected outside the UAE, you have to provide a vehicle test certificate.
  6. Gulf specification conformity.
  7. A letter from the governmental body addressed to the Vehicle Licensing Department.
  8. Vehicle’s Electronic insurance should be valid at least 6 months.

For parties related to Dubai government but without Establishment Decree

  1. The traffic files
  2. Customs card issued for the vehicle from one of the customs departments in the UAE. If the vehicle has been imported from a source other than the authorized dealer, the customer must move it to Dubai emirate
  3. Transfer certificate from other Emirates certificate issued by the licensing agency
  4. Electronic or physical selling agreement between the seller and buyer.
  5. If the vehicle was inspected outside the UAE, you have to provide a vehicle test certificate.
  6. Gulf specification conformity.
  7. A letter from the governmental body addressed to the Vehicle Licensing Department.
  8. Vehicle’s Electronic insurance should be valid at least 6 months.

For commercial enterprises and facilities owners

  1. The traffic files
  2. Letter from the establishments companies or dealers and copy of the commercial license
  3. Customs card issued for the vehicle from one of the customs departments in the UAE. If the vehicle has been imported from a source other than the authorized dealer, the customer must move it to Dubai emirate
  4. Transfer certificate from other Emirates certificate issued by the licensing agency
  5. Electronic or physical selling agreement between the seller and buyer.
  6. Gulf specification conformity.
  7. Vehicle’s Electronic insurance should be valid at least 6 months.

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For diplomatic and political bodies

  1. Traffic file of the Diplomatic or political body
  2. A letter for Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  3. Customs card issued for the vehicle from one of the customs departments in the UAE. If the vehicle has been imported from a source other than the authorized dealer, the customer must move it to Dubai emirate
  4. Transfer certificate from other Emirates or possession certificate issued by the licensing agency
  5. Vehicle test certificate if the vehicle was inspected outside the UAE, used, or imported from a source other than the local dealer
  6. Gulf specification conformity form (UAE standards test)
  7. Electronic insurance of the vehicle valid for 6 months or more.

For international organizations, which work within the UAE and want to apply for car registration in Dubai

  1. Customer’s traffic file
  2. Original Emirates ID + copy of the passport
  3. A letter for the ministry of Foreign Affairs
  4. Customs card issued for the vehicle from one of the customs departments in the UAE. If the vehicle has been imported from a source other than the authorized dealer, the customer must move it to Dubai emirate
  5. Electronic or physical selling agreement between the seller and buyer approved by the system
  6. Vehicle test certificate if the vehicle was inspected outside the UAE, used, or imported from a source other than the local dealer
  7. Gulf specification conformity form (UAE standards test)
  8. Electronic insurance of the vehicle valid for 6 months or more.

Car registration renewal Dubai

Many people are asking about car registration renewal in Dubai.
First you need to know the expiry date of your vehicle's paper to renew the registration before it expires. Keep in mind that renewing early will not change the new expiration date for your new registration.

Here is what you need to know for completing the process of Vehicle registration renewal in Dubai:

  • Vehicle Insurance
  • RTA certified testing of your vehicle in case it is required.
  • UAE nationals, or GCC nationals, or Residency in UAE

About service fee for car renewal in Dubai

Below you will find some terms and conditions regarding car registration renewal in Dubai

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Changing a Vehicle Ownership

If you are asking on how to transfer Car Ownership, here is some points:
Once the agreement on the terms with the new owner and handing over
the keys, transferring of car ownership begins.
Remember! Unlike other possessions you may have, the ownership of a car has to be legally registered.
We have to mention that individual customers and companies are eligible to apply for this service.

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS FOR OWNERSHIP TRANSFERRING

For individuals

  1. The seller should provide the following documents

    Vehicle ownership certificate Original Emirates ID
  2. For the buyer there is some points:

    If he is a citizen or a GCC citizen: Copy a valid passport and Original Emirates ID if he is a resident in Dubai or in any other emirate: Copy of valid residence visa, copy of passport and Original Emirates ID if he is a diplomat: letter from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and valid diplomatic card if he is a resident and his residence visa is sponsored by the Oil fields Supply Centre: No Objection Certificate (NOC) to register vehicles
  3. Vehicle’s Electronic insurance.
  4. Adding the mortgage or reclaiming the electronic mortgage at the bank if the vehicle is under mortgage
  5. Vehicle technical inspection certificate.
  6. In case the seller wants to keep plate numbers, he should deliver them to the center.
  7. If plates or one of them was lost, should provide a report from the police
  8. Classical vehicles technical inspection at the Automobile Touring Club Technical Centre

For companies

copy of the trade license, official letter in Arabic and endorsement of signature and Authorization letter.
Vehicle ownership certificate
Electronic insurance of the vehicle
Adding the mortgage or reclaiming the electronic mortgage at the bank if the vehicle is under mortgage
Vehicle technical inspection certificate
NOC from the authorities of the Dubai Technology and Media Free Zone and Jebel Ali Free Zone (JAFZA)
In case the seller wants to keep plate numbers, he should deliver them to the center.
If plates or one of them was lost, should provide a report from the police

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Finally, we have to mention that If the customer does not have a traffic file, he has to submit below documents

  1. Original Emirates ID for citizens
  2. For residents:

    Copy of the valid passport Copy of the residence visa Copy of the Emirates ID Residence visa issued in Dubai or another emirate
  3. For companies:

    Trade license. copy of the trade license that licensed by the Economic Development Department

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