Renew Vehicle Registration in Dubai

1. Check your registration expiry date.

You can check your registration expiry date on your vehicle registration card. The expiry date is usually printed on the top right corner of the card.

2. Get your vehicle tested.

All vehicles that are more than 3 years old need to be tested before their registration can be renewed. You can get your vehicle tested at any approved vehicle testing center in Dubai.

3. Gather the required documents.

You will need to gather the following documents to renew your vehicle registration:

  • Your passport and residence visa copy
  • Your Emirates ID
  • Your existing vehicle registration card
  • Agreement documents (if there are any unpaid car finance plans)
  • Proof of insurance (must be valid for at least 6 months at the time of renewal)

4. Choose a renewal method.

You can renew your vehicle registration in Dubai in the following ways:

  • Online: You can renew your vehicle registration online through the RTA website or the Dubai Drive app.
  • At an RTA customer happiness center: You can renew your vehicle registration at any RTA customer happiness center in Dubai.
  • Through a third-party service provider: There are a number of third-party service providers that can help you renew your vehicle registration.

5. Pay the renewal fees.

The renewal fees for vehicle registration in Dubai are AED 380 for light vehicles and AED 400 for heavy vehicles. You can pay the renewal fees in cash, by credit/debit card.

6. Receive your new registration card.

Once you have paid the renewal fees, you will receive your new registration card within a few days.

Here are some additional things to keep in mind when Renew vehicle registration in Dubai:

  • You can renew your vehicle registration up to 150 days before the expiry date. This gives you plenty of time to get your vehicle tested and gather the required documents. However, it is advisable to renew your registration as early as possible to avoid any last-minute hassles.
  • If you renew your vehicle registration after the expiry date, you will be subject to a late fee of AED 25 per month. The late fee will be calculated from the day after the expiry date. For example, if your registration expires on January 1st, and you renew it on February 1st, you will be charged a late fee of AED 25 for January.
  • You can renew your vehicle registration for up to 3 years at a time. This can save you time and money in the long run. However, you will need to pay the renewal fees for the entire 3-year period upfront.
  • You can renew your vehicle registration online, at an RTA customer happiness center, or through a third-party service provider. The most convenient option for you will depend on your personal preferences and circumstances.
  • Make sure that you have all of the required documents before you begin the renewal process. This will help to avoid any delays or inconveniences. The required documents include:
    • Your passport and residence visa copy
    • Your Emirates ID
    • Your existing vehicle registration card
    • Agreement documents (if there are any unpaid car finance plans)
    • Proof of insurance (must be valid for at least 6 months at the time of renewal)
  • Be aware of the renewal fees. The fees may vary depending on the type of vehicle you own. For example, the renewal fee for a light vehicle is AED 380, while the renewal fee for a heavy vehicle is AED 400.
  • Keep a copy of your new registration card for your records. This will be helpful if you are ever pulled over by the police or need to show proof of registration for other purposes.

In addition to the above, here are some other things to keep in mind when renewing your vehicle registration in Dubai:

  • You must have a valid insurance policy for your vehicle in order to renew your registration. The insurance policy must be valid for at least 6 months at the time of renewal.
  • If you have any unpaid traffic fines, you will need to pay them before you can renew your registration. You can check your outstanding fines on the RTA website or by calling the RTA call center.
  • If you are selling your vehicle, you must cancel the registration before the sale can be completed. You can cancel the registration at any RTA customer happiness center.

If you find the process difficult or you don’t have time to go to a vehicle testing center, worry not we will help you. You can hire us for hassle-free car inspection and registration services at a nominal fee. We take care of all paperwork, your car’s pick and drop-off, car testing, insurance, and registration. Call us or WhatsApp @ 0507979225 or email at info@carregistration.ae

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