Importing A Vehicle (From Another Emirate)

If you buy a vehicle from another emirate, you will need to re-register it with the RTA here in Dubai. It is illegal for a Dubai resident to own a vehicle that is registered to another emirate.


  • Owner is resident in Dubai
  • Vehicle is registered in another emirate
What to Bring
  • Passport with residence visa (original and copy) 
  • Resident ID
  • Vehicle insurance (valid for 13 months)
  • Settlement of loan certificate from finance company (if applicable).
  • Fees: Dhs.60 temporary licence plate fee; Dhs.120 testing fee; Dhs.320 vehicle registration fee.


  • Obtain blue temporary export licence plates from the RTA; these plates are valid for three days, and allow you to drive in Dubai until your vehicle is officially registered with the RTA.
  • Affix the licence plates and take the vehicle to any EPPCO Tasjeel or Emarat Shamil centre. 
  • Then, follow the procedures for Testing a vehicle and Registering a vehicle.
  • Once the vehicle has been tested and registered, you will receive a vehicle registration card and new Dubai plates; these must be fixed immediately before you can drive legally.

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