Dubai car registration renewal policy

03 Apr 2010
Posted by The Free Zone

The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) in Dubai is revving up its campaign to make motorists aware of the hazards of not registering their vehicles in time. The authority has offered several new incentives as well as convenient processes to make re-registration hassle-free for motorists.

With around 80,000 unregistered vehicles plying on Dubai roads — most of whom do not register to avoid paying accumulated fines — the RTA is willing to make some concessions to bring them back to the legal fold. According to the RTA, individuals who have accumulated fines of Dh5,000 or more can pay them in equal instalments whereas for companies, the accumulated amount should be Dh30,000 or more to be eligible for the instalment scheme.

The vehicle owners have a month’s grace period from the expiry date of previous registration and exceeding the grace period would attract penalties.

The Licensing Agency at the RTA has also come up with several tech-oriented measures to remind the motorists and make the registration process attractive. “The agency has put in place a mechanism whereby the owner of each vehicle is reminded to renew registration of his or her vehicle two weeks before the expiry and one month after the expiry date,” said Abdul Kareem Nimat, Director of the Vehicle Licensing Department.

Read about it in Khaleej Times in the article "Renew registration or face confiscation"