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Purchasing a vehicle in the UAE is quite an easy process. But, at the same time, while buying a car in the UAE, you are required to follow the car ownership laws which are issued by the RTA or the Roads and Transport Authority. One such law is that driving a car without the necessary UAE vehicle registration is illegal. So, when you buy a car, registering it is your first job. Then you require an RTA vehicle ownership certificate to legally drive a car in the UAE.

This certificate identifies you as the legal owner of a car. So, before you go ahead and purchase a vehicle, here are some details on the RTA vehicle ownership certificate that you should be aware of.

RTA vehicle ownership certificate – The eligibility parameters

Any and every vehicle owner in the UAE is fit to apply for this certificate. But, to do so, one needs to submit a few papers, as mentioned below.

RTA ownership certificate for vehicles – Documents required

Individuals or entities should submit the subsequent list of documents to complete this process –

Companies need to submit:

  • Company registration documents
  • Certificate for ownership of vehicle or Mulkiya
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RTA certificate for ownership of vehicle – Application process

There are four ways in which applications can be submitted for the RTA vehicle ownership certificate –

  • Using the official website of the RTA
  • Through the Drive Smart app
  • Via machines for self-servicing
  • Through Call centres of RTA

Procedures for each of the steps are given in the next section.

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Website of RTA and UAE drive smart app

Application for the RTA ownership certificate for vehicles can be submitted online through the website of RTA or the Drive Smart app:

  • You need to log in to the app/website by creating an ID for the username and also a password on the Drive Smart app or the RTA website.
  • After logging in, you need to choose the Licensing Services option.
  • Then you need to choose the “more” link in the My Vehicles tab.
  • After that, a form appears. You need to enter the information that is required in their respective fields.
  • Use your credit card for fee payment.
  • Once the process is complete, you shall obtain the RTA ownership certificate through your email.

Machines for self-servicing

Follow the procedure given below if you are using machines for self-servicing:

  • Choose online services on the self-service machines
  • Click on the service you need to use.
  • Enter the information of your vehicle.
  • Pay the required fees.
  • You will obtain a certificate through email.
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Where can you locate machines for self-servicing in the UAE?

Given below are those places where you can find the machines for RTS self-servicing in UAE for the RTA vehicle ownership certificate –

  • Al Noor Hospital
  • Al Mariah Shopping Mall
  • Health Authority Abu Dhabi
  • Liwa Centre
  • Zakher Hotel
  • Al Dana Building
  • Tasjeel Al Tawar
  • Tamam Vehicle Testing
  • Barsha Tasjeel
  • Muhaisna Shamil
  • Al Qusais Tasjeel
  • Wasel Vehicle Testing – Al Jaddaf
  • Customer Happiness Centre – Al Kifaf
  • Customer Happiness Centre – Umm Ramool
  • Customer Happiness Centre – Al Barsha
  • Customer Happiness Centre – Deira
  • Customer Happiness Centre – Al Twar 
  • Customer Happiness Centre – Al Manarah

Call centers for RTA vehicle registration

You can now apply for your UAE vehicle registration certificate using the call centers as well. Here are the steps for completing this process –

  • Call 8009090 and request the service to get a certificate for ownership of cars.
  • Pay the required fees through your credit card.
  • Get your certificate of ownership certificate through email.

Fees for RTA certificate for ownership of a vehicle

The fees you need to pay for an RTA vehicle ownership certificate are: 

  • For the certificate: AED 100
  • For innovation and knowledge: AED 20

Average time of waiting for obtaining a UAE vehicle ownership certificate 

You will receive your certificate of vehicle ownership in the UAE as soon as you apply for it. 

Terms and conditions

For getting an RTA certificate for ownership of a vehicle, ensure that you have gone through the terms and conditions before registration.

  • There is no timeline for the validity of this service
  • The owner of the vehicle or her/his in-person legal representation must be present at the places mentioned
  • While purchasing a second-hand car in the UAE, you must first clear all other violations per UAE laws on the car before applying for the vehicle registration certificate on the car. Make sure you have cleared all the Salik, RTA and UAE Police fines for any violation in parking. 

To wrap up, hopefully, this write-up has shed enough light on the process of obtaining an RTA vehicle ownership certificate. Now, you can easily apply and get one as per your requirements without fail.

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