How to Register a Car in Dubai

Step-by-step guide on how to register a new or used car in Dubai.

There are several ways to roam around in the city of Dubai, you can get the advantage of public transport, or you might prefer to take your new car around. The term new car comes with several conditions like driving license and car registration of course. If you prefer to take your new car out in the city of Dubai make sure it is registered by the RTA (Roads and Transport Authority).

On the purchase of your new car, your car dealer will handle all the registration process for the whole year. But in next consecutive year you might need to take care of the registration process by yourself, and for this, you should be aware of the registration procedure. Otherwise, you might get a fine of five hundred AED, driving your car with an expired license.

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Step-by-step Guide on How To Register A New Car in the UAE

There are several ways to register your new car, which we will discuss in this article and of course the required documents and fees.

  • Documents Requirement:

The following documents are required for the registration of your new car

  1. Your UAE ID card or passport in case of Foreigner.
  2. Your Driving License.
  3. Letter of Authorization from the Showroom.
  4. In the case of financing, you will need a letter from the designated Bank.
  5. Insurance certificated from the Company.
  6. In case of renewal, you will need your old registration certificate.
  7. Vehicle Test Certificate for old cars.
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Required documents for a car’s registration in UAE.
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  • Fees for Registration
  1. Fee for registering your new car is 340 AED
  2. Fee for Vehicle Test Certificate is 120 AED
  3. In the case of re-test, a cost of 35 AED will be charged.

Once you have gathered all the documents, you have to visit the RTA and submit all documents along with the necessary fees. In a timeframe of 30 minutes your registration certificated, new license plate and the stickers will be issued by the RTA.

  • Renewal of Registration

There are three different ways to renew your car registration which include; online, by using the application and by visiting the self-service kiosk.

  • Online Process
  1. Your car must be insured.
  2. Visit the website of RTA and select “RENEW VEHICLE REGISTRATION”.
  3. Select the delivery option to get your registration card.
  4. Pay any outstanding dues (if any) and fee.
  5. Once done you will receive the online registration card for temporary use.
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You can also register your car in the UAE online.
  • Through the App
  1. Your car must be insured.
  2. Go to the play store or apple store and download RTA Driver app.
  3. Make yourself register.
  4. Select Vehicles-Vehicle Registration and select Renew Registration
  5. Select the delivery option to get your registration card
  6. Pay any outstanding dues (if any) and fee.
  7. Once done you will receive the registration card for temporary use.
  • Visiting the Self-Service Kiosk
  1. Your car must be insured.
  2. Visit nearest self-service Kiosk.
  3. Select e-services and choose vehicle renewal.
  4. Enter your car’s details.
  5. Pay any outstanding dues (if any) and fee.
  6. Once done you will receive the registration card for temporary use.

By following these series of steps, you can quickly register your newly bought car in the UAE at ease and help you avoid encountering burdens in the future.

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