If you buy a second-hand vehicle, you will need to transfer ownership to your name. If you fail to do this, you are liable to pay a Dhs.3,000 fine by Dubai Police.
- Buyer is UAE resident
- All outstanding fines have been paid by previous owner/seller.
- Both seller and buyer must be present.
- The seller has terminated their insurance policy or transferred the policy to the buyer. Either way the buyer must pre-arrange insurance for the vehicle, which is valid for 13 months.
- UAE driving licence (original and copy)
- Insurance certificate (original)
- Passport with residence visa (original and copy)
- Resident ID
- Dhs.400 transfer fee for light vehicle or motorcycle
- Vehicle registration card (original)
- Settlement of loan certificate from finance company (if applicable)
- Resident ID
- Passport with residence visa (copy)
- Dubai Traffic Police HQ or RTA licensing centre.
- Both parties go to the typing counter, where the clerk will fill out the vehicle permit application form for the new buyer.
- Submit all documents at the registration counter where a check for outstanding fines will be run.
- Seller must pay all outstanding fines before proceeding.
- Buyer pays the transfer fee.
- The new registration card will be issued within five to 10 minutes.
- Buyer sends a copy of the new registration card to finance company (if applicable) and insurance company.
- Sellers keeps copy of new registration card as proof that the car has been sold and ownership officially transferred.
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