If you own a car in Dubai, it is mandatory to renew the car registration
every year. Ideally, the car registration should be renewed within 30 days
prior to the registration expiry date. This means that if your car registration
expires on June 25th, then you can renew it any time after May 25th.
If by any chance, you could not renew the registration on
time, then you can renew it within 30 days of expiry without any fine except
driving fee. Thus, you have a clear 60 days to renew your car registration. After
these 60 days, you have to pay a monthly registration fine along with a monthly
driving fee which starts from the date of expiry of registration.
How to Renew Car Registration in Dubai?
If you are wondering how to renew car registration in Dubai, there are steps which will require you to visit the RTA Dubai car registration renewal once or multiple times. Here are the steps to renew Dubai car registration:
- Pay all pending fines:
If you have any penalties for your car, the same should be cleared before
applying for registration renewal. Fines can be paid online through the RTA
portal, the RTA app or by visiting them
- Do a test for your car: This is applicable for vehicles that
are more than three years of age. If your car is less than three years, you do
not have to get it tested.
For this, you should visit the RTA
vehicle-testing facility and get the car tested. Testing is done to ensure that
the car’s tyre, brake, steering, and suspension system are at its best. Once
the test is done, the result will be uploaded directly on the RTA’s website. The
test result will be valid for 30 days within which you should renew your
registration. If the registration is not renewed within this time or if the car
fails the test, then you should get a re-test done.
The fee for testing the car is AED 150. If you
are short of time, then you can avail the premium testing facility whereby the vehicle
will be picked up and dropped to your residence.
- Fix any issues that came up in the results: all matters
behind the failed test results needs to be fixed then the car needs to be re
- Insure your car: your car must have a valid 13 months insurance, could be a 3rd party insurance or a comprehensive one.
- Renew the registration: Now you
can proceed to renew Dubai car registration. Make
sure your orginal ID and passport/visa copy are present then pay the RTA Dubai car registration renewal fee of AED 350.
Once the above is done, your
E-registration card will be updated and your car is good to drive for another
If you’d like a peace of mind registration, We at Falco Motor Works offer car registration and renewal service as per the RTA guidelines. Our experienced staff can advise you on all aspects of registration renewal. We can even pick up your car, get it tested, fix all issues if any, insure it, renew it and drop it back at you.