How to Register a Used Car in Dubai
Buying a car whether a new or old requires some amount of work for a person. However, a person buying a new vehicle can find all the process to be easy and guided all over. This is because buying a new car can be done from a dealership and the rules are pretty simple. But, when it comes to buying an used vehicle, the process can be tedious and aggravating.
There are a lot of conflicting accounts related to buying an used car in Dubai. This leads to confusion and hence, potential buyers might find it hard to buy the car or register it.
Buying an used car is an intensive topic that is to be covered on its own and has been covered extensively on our Guide on How to Buy Used Car in Dubai.
Criteria for Registration of an Used Car
1. Original Dubai Driving License or Passport (Original & Copy)
2. Car’s Insurance Policy( If there are more than enough months left in the existing insurance policy, the policy can be transferred, else, a new policy will be required.)
3. In case the car has been financed through a bank, then all the documents pertaining to financing, including a ‘No Objection Letter’ from the bank(if necessary)
4. Car’s old registration card (if the car’s registration has expired, then the car has to be tested at Tasjeel Eppco or Traffic Department or other authorized centers)
5. The car’s original license plates
Every time the car changes hands, the car has to be tested and the buyer will have to pay for the testing. Unless the car has been tested, it can’t be sold to the buyer as per the RTA norms.
2. Fill all the necessary forms and pay the fees
3. Any settlement of fines has to be done by the seller, after which the officer will check and confirm.
4. Wait for some time for the name to be called and then collect the new registration card. The new registration card will be valid for a period of one year.
5. Get the new number plates affixed to the vehicle.
6. The copies of the registration card have to be sent to the insurance companies and the finance companies.
Car Test: AED 50
Registration: AED 420 (short number plates)
AED 470 (long number plates)
For further information, visit the RTA website or alternatively, RTA’s toll free number can be called on 8009090.
If a person requires help with finding out the insurance policy providers in Dubai, they can visit our Comprehensive Guide on Car Insurance Providers.