Motorists in Dubai will soon be able to replace their existing vehicle registration cards with a ‘lifetime’ e-registration process that will begin next month.
Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has launched the third and final phase of its Vehicle e-Registration project, set to begin on August 1.
The service is accessible through the RTA Dubai App, Dubai Drive App and RTA’s website.
“Customers can issue the lifetime vehicle e-registration bearing no expiry date, as it will be renewed upon the completion of procedures,” explained Sultan Al Marzouqi, director of Vehicles Licensing at RTA’s Licensing Agency.
The copy of the e-Registration (Vehicle Driving Permit) will be sent to the customer via e-mail, and will appear on the RTA app.
“Customers can keep the permanent registration and make a printout of the Vehicle Driving Permit sent via e-mail, and keep them in case vehicles leave the UAE,” stated Al Marzouqi.
“The Ministry of Interior has officially communicated with local and foreign entities in this regard. Details of the Vehicle Driving Permit can be verified through the link stated in the permit, which can be printed free of charge from RTA portal,” he added.
RTA launched the initial phase of the service last January for government vehicles, car rental companies, and taxis. Phase II began last May and covered private company vehicles.
The move is part of RTA’s gradual electronic transformation of all services under the smart city initiative.
“The service aims to save the time and effort of customers through enabling them to issue e-Registration using smart means to make them happier,” said Al Marzouqi.
“The e-Registration process is an environment-friendly product as it limits the use of environmentally harmful materials such as the polyethene and its plastic derivatives,” he added.