License and vehicle registration prices raised in the UAE

The new fee structure came into effect this month
ByMashal AbbasiSunday , 10 December 2017
License and vehicle registration prices raised in the UAE

It's not just VAT we have to worry about it seems!

Motorists will now be digging deeper into their pockets every year, when it comes to vehicle and license registration in the UAE.

Issued by His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, the federal decree pertaining to the new vehicle licensing fees came into effect on December 1, reports Gulf News.

Now all fees related to both vehicle and driver's license registrations and renewals have been increased. 

Fees related to driver's licenses are now as follows:

  • Opening a traffic file: Dhs200
  • Theory test for receiving a driving license: Dhs200
  • Practical test for receiving a driving license: Dhs200
  • Medical test for receiving a driving license: Dhs100
  • Setting an appointment for a theory or practical test for a driving license: Dhs300
  • Transferring a driving trainee file from one emirate to another: Dhs200
  • Modifying data for a permit for a driving occupation: Dhs100
  • Testing a driving trainee by a special committee: Dhs300
  • Transferring a trainee's driving test: Dhs100

Fees related to vehicle inspections are now as follows:

  • Issuing a technical license for testing and repairing vehicles: Dhs300 per year         
  • Technical test for a light vehicle: Dhs150 
  • Redoing a technical test for a light vehicle: Dhs50          
  • Technical test for a heavy vehicle: Dhs200          
  • Redoing a technical test for a heavy vehicle: Dhs75        
  • Technical test for trailers and semi-trailers: Dhs150      
  • Redoing a technical test for trailers and semi-trailers: Dhs100 
  • Technical test for a vehicle following substantial changes: Dhs1,000   
  • Detailed technical test for a vehicle: Dhs350       
  • Technical test for exporting a vehicle outside the UAE: Dhs100           
  • Heavy vehicle inspection: Dhs200 
  • Inspection service for a classic car: Dhs420         
  • Redoing a test for a classic car: Dhs100

Other service fees:

  • Inspection report for a simple accident: Dhs500
  • Issuing a black points clearance certificate: Dhs100
  • Issuing traffic fines clearance certificate: Dhs100
  • Issuing a traffic conduct certificate (for drivers): Dhs150
  • Requesting a picture from a radar speeding fine: Dhs100
  • Asking for an original traffic accident certificate: Dhs100
  • Issuing a permit for vehicle repairs: Dhs50
  • Issuing a traffic accident report (due to hit and run): Dhs400
  • Issuing a replacement for a traffic report: Dhs100
  • Statement on traffic violations history: Dhs50
  • Towing a light vehicle: Dhs400
  • Towing a heavy vehicle: Dhs600
  • One-day entry permit for a heavy vehicle: Dhs400
  • Modifying data on a vehicle registration: Dhs100
  • Cancelling ownership of a vehicle: Dhs200
  • Car selling approval: Dhs50
  • Issuing of a car ownership certificate: Dhs100
  • Releasing a car from impoundment certificate: Dhs100
  • Clearance certificate: Dhs100
  • Issuing a permit for advertisement stickers on a vehicle: Dhs500
  • Issuing and renewing driving training cards: Dhs100 

The revised fees will be charged in addition to service charges and other related fees taken by the concerned authorities. 

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