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Apply for Changing the Plate Number

This service enables you to change the vehicle's plate number.

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Citizens, residents, GCC nationals, companies, diplomatic bodies, and governmental entities are eligible to apply for this service.
Required documents

Citizens, GCC nationals, and residents

  1. Original Emirates ID

Commercial companies

  1. Original Emirates ID
  2. Letter from the company

Companies (Free Zone)

  1. Original Emirates ID
  2. Letter from the company

Local and federal governmental and semi-governmental entities

  1. Original Emirates ID of the authorised person
  2. Letter from the governmental entity

Diplomatic bodies

  1. Original Emirates ID
Service fees
  • Short plate: 35 AED
  • Long plate: 50 AED
  • Short classical plate: 150 AED
  • Long classical plate: 150 AED
  • Motorcycle short plate: 25 AED
  • Luxury plate: 500 AED
  • Expo branded plate: 100 AED
  • Dubai branded plate: 200 AED
  • Vehicle registration card: 50 AED
  • +20 Knowledge and Innovation fees.
Process time
  • 3 minutes.

Through the Website

  1. The customer logs in using his username and password, or UAE Pass.
  2. The customer selects Change Vehicle Plate Number from Vehicle Licensing Services.
  3. The customer selects the new plate details (number and design) then clicks Continue.
  4. The customer pays the required fees by credit card.
  5. The customer selects the service centre to hand over the old plates and receive the new ones.
  6. The customer receives the ownership certificate and receipts electronically.
  7. The customer receives the new plates from the centre once he hand over the old ones.

Through Customer Happiness Centres or Vehicle Registration and Inspection Centres

  1. The customer heads to the front desk employee.
  2. The employee sends a link to the customer.
  3. The customer uploads the required documents through the link.
  4. The customer receives the transaction code.
  5. The customer submits the transaction code to the front desk employee to complete the service process, check and electronically sign the application.
  6. The customer settles the required fees.
  7. The customer receives the payment receipt with the list of centres he can receive the plates from.
  8. The customer hands over the old plates and receives the plates and the ownership certificate of the vehicle.
Average waiting time
  • Website: instantly
  • Customer Happiness Centres or Vehicle Registration and Inspection Centres: 8 minutes.

1 year.

What you will get
  • Vehicle ownership certificate
  • 2 vehicle plate numbers.
  • Question 1: Should the customer bring a No Objection Certificate (NOC) from the bank to change the plate number if the vehicle was under mortgage?

Answer 1: No, the customer does not need an NOC from the bank.

  • Question 2: Can the customer change the vehicle plate number if the residence visa was issued in another emirate?

Answer 2: Yes, if the residence visa or the Emirates ID was valid.

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