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Issuance of a Vehicle Registration

Page last updated: December 15, 2021


Traffic & Licensing

Service Category

From Government to Business, From Government to Government, From Government to People

Service Beneficiary

Companies, Government Entities, Individuals(Citizen, Resident)

Service Channels

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Estimated Delivery Time
3-4 min

Issuance of a Vehicle Registration

Service Description

Service Description
It is a licensing issued by the Vehicles and Drivers Licensing Department upon which vehicle data is registered and a license for the vehicle and number plate is issued

Service Execution Steps

Happiness Service Centers
All Emirates exclude Ras Al Khaimah: Visit any service delivery centers - Submit the required documents – Pay fees

Ras Al Khaimah: Visit the service delivery center - Submit papers and documents - Pay fees and receive the receipt - receive registration and plate affixation sticker
Website and Interactive Site
Abu Dhabi: Apply through Abu Dhabi Police Website, 
Log in and select required service
Fill in form
Submit required documents
Smart Application
Log on MOI smart app 
Select required service
Fill in form
Submit required documents
  • submit required documents (original) to the centre
Registration Required
To apply for a service, please register through the MOI website or the smart APP

Service Requirements

Abu Dhabi :
Customs certificate
Electronic insurance
Valid Emirates ID in the system
Electronic transfer certificate
Electronic cancellation certificate. It shall be submitted online via Abu Dhabi Police website by car showrooms or dealerships (Note: Electrical vehicles are exempted from registration fees only)

In normal cases (Emirates ID). 
For individuals and UAE nationals at the time of update:
Passport and Emirates ID copy
Customs card
Certificates - (Possession, transfer, export).
In case of used vehicle (vehicle test + insurance). 
For expats: (Passport and residence visa copy +Emirates ID).
For companies: (an official letter from the company + Company stamp). 
Note: Electrical vehicles are exempted from licensing fees + registration and number plate fee is calculated

Sharjah: Original vehicle papers
Electronic insurance
Electronic test for used vehicles
Electronic mortgage letter
GCC standards certificate for imported cars
Obtaining a permit to register the vehicle for companies (bus or truck)
Ajman: Passport copy (if the applicant is an expat)
Emirates ID copy
Presence in person
Customs paper
Transfer and possession certificate
Trade license copy
Committee consent for heavy vehicles

Ras Al Khaimah: Documents: 
Emirates ID
Driving license
Possession or transfer certificate
Registration letter for companies
Representative card
Trade license
Customs and sale certificate (in case the vehicle is new)
Electronic insurance
Electronic mortgage (if the car is under mortgage)
Vehicle test (if the vehicle is not new)

Fujairah: Driving license copy
Emirates ID copy
Customs, transfer or possession papers and power of attorney contract
13-months insurance
Representative card for companies or establishments
Imported vehicle information certificate
Euro 4 certification for vehicles of 2018 and above
A letter from the company to register the vehicle
Umm Al Quwain: Emirates ID
Customs papers

Service Fees Details

Federal Fees
As per ministerial decision No. 30Umm Al Quwain: "As per the decisionLight, 400 dirhams"
Local Fees
Dubai: According to the activitySharjah:AED 120 platesRas Al Khaimah:"115 AED fees for number plates565 dirhams if it is a sports plate"Umm Al Quwain: AED 7
Dubai: "20 dirhams for knowledge and innovation5,000 dirhams for institutes1000 dirhams for rent"Ras Al Khaimah: Fees change according to vehicle type
Payment Method
Credit Cards (Visa, MasterCard) E-dirham

Terms & Conditions

Terms & Conditions
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Working hours to provide service

Happiness Service Centers
According to the service center working hours
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