Renewing vehicle registration

Car Registration Renewal

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Vehicle owners in the UAE are required to renew their vehicle registration annually. Car registration renewal has now become simplified with the convenience of being able to renew in any emirate of their choice.

However, one cannot renew or transfer the current registration if one has unpaid traffic fines.

Generally, before registering, vehicles above two years old are required to undergo testing in certified testing centres to check for problems. Testing centres in Dubai include Emarat in Muhaisnah and Tasjeel Eppco in Ghusais; in Abu Dhabi, in the different Adnoc inspection centres. If your vehicle fails, you need to have the problems checked and resolved and go back to the testing centre. Once you get the “passed” certificate, you are required to purchase vehicle insurance.

Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) requires owners to purchase insurance from approved firms Salama, RSA, Oman, Aman, AXA, Fujairah and Orient which can also process the renewal.

Documents usually needed for registration renewal are old registration card, Emirates ID or passport, vehicle test certificate, vehicle insurance and driver’s license.

Fees depend on the type of vehicle being registered. In Dubai, light vehicle owners need to pay Dh370, in Abu Dhabi Dh325. Fees for new registration in Abu Dhabi range from Dh275 to Dh305 depending on the plates.

Handy Hints

• New cars are test exempted for two straight years

• Registration can be done by a company at a cost

• Submit old registration card, insurance policy, etc.

Source: Saadiya Ahmad, Special to Classifieds

The writer is a freelancer

Saadiya, Ahmad, Special to ClassifiedsThe writer is a freelancer