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Vehicle Registration in Abu Dhabi

In some cases, registering your vehicle can cost more than the car, however it still has to be paid, unfortunately.

Posted on

23 July 2013

Last updated on 11 December 2017
Vehicle Registration in Abu Dhabi

Visit Traffic & Licensing Department, Al Muroor Street, behind the Police College

Fill in the designated form and submit the required documents, pay the fee (for a light vehicle/car its 200 dhs), collect the registration document. (Note any outstanding fines for the vehicle must be paid first)

Required documents

Required Document

Special Consideration

Passport, family book, or ID card issued by the competent authority

Original and copy for UAE nationals

Valid passport with residence permit

Original and copy for expatriates

Employment certificate

For expatriates. Issue date should not exceed one month

Car insurance policy for 13 months


Driving Licence


Vehicle technical test result


Vehicle contract issued by the manufacturer or a vehicle selling agent


Mortgage certificate

Original if available

Vehicle ownership transfer certificate

Original in case of ownership transfer. Certificate must be notarised or contract is signed by the owner in front of the licensing officer

The Abu Dhabi Government website is really good, all the links are interactive, it is quite simple to go to the relevant department and find out what you need. They have an interactive chat option, so you type in your query or request and an operator is able to direct you or post links directly to your browser.