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United Arab Emirates - Obtain Vehicle Possession Certificate

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  1. You may apply for a Vehicle Possession Certificate online - Link.
  2. Simply follow the instructions on how to complete the online form.
  3. You may also apply for the procedure in person by going to the Vehicle Licensing Department of the Licensing Agency.
  4. Submit all the required documents (see list below) and pay the application fee.


Required Documents[edit]

  • Approved formal letter from the company attached with a copy of the company trade license in case of applying through one of RTA service centers
  • Delivering the number plates
  • In case you lost both number plates; you will be asked to visit one of RTA service centers to deliver a Lost Certificate from Dubai Police
  • Mortgage Release Letter (in case vehicle is still under mortgage).
  • Vehicle registration card

Office Locations & Contacts[edit]

Roads and Transport Authority

UAE Governments
(check the drop down list on the left side of the page)



Individual customers and companies are eligible to apply to obtain the certificate


AED 10/- if the vehicle is registered under the owner's name, otherwise an additional AED 10/- for each selling transaction.: 10.0 AED


Explain the time until which the certificate/document is valid.
e.g. Birth Certificate Valid Forever

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Processing Time[edit]

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Related Videos[edit]

Videos explaining the procedure or to fill the applications. 
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Apply for a Vehicle Possession Certificate at the Vehicle Licensing Department of the Licensing Agency.

Required Information[edit]

A list which displays the kind of information which is required to complete the procedure.
1. Date of Birth.
2. City or County of Birth.


Need for the Document[edit]

This procedure provides you information on how you can obtain a Vehicle Possession Certificate in United Arab Emirates.

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Other uses of the Document/Certificate[edit]

The Vehicle Possession Certificate contains the owner name & vehicle details.

Note: It does not allow the customer to drive that vehicle on roads.

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