Are you planning to change or transfer your car ownership in the emirate of Dubai? Here are some tips for you,

Clear the bills
Make sure the seller pays any outstanding penalties or Salik toll charges before the actual vehicle ownership transfer. This is simple to do because, by 2020, the majority of them will be able to be paid online through the RTA’s website.
Next, if the seller has a car loan, he must repay it and obtain a letter from the bank confirming repayment. If you agreed to buy the loan from the present owner, you’d also need to go to the bank that issued the loan and obtain a no-objection letter.

Inspect vehicle by an expert

Finally, the vendor must have the vehicle inspected by an authorized RTA center and acquire a certificate demonstrating that it is in good working order. Because this paper is only valid for 30 days, make sure the buyer does not inspect the property too far ahead of time.

Here is the vendor original document checklist

  • The car registration card/ mulkiya
  • Emirates ID
  • Passport & Residence visa
  • A letter from the bank confirming the loan repayment if any
  • The certificate from the RTA mandated inspection attesting the car’s condition

The next step is to get new car insurance

As a buyer, you will have fewer concerns ahead to the change of ownership. The most significant step is to gain new vehicle insurance. Step two is to get the funds prepared for the transaction. It can be in the cash or a bank-issued check
If you are a buyer, these are the original documents you will need.

  • Emirates ID
  • Passport
  • Copy of your Ejari contract for proving the residence
  • Valid UAE driving license
  • Car insurance certificate

Ownership transfer registration centers
In Dubai, there are a couple of facilities where you can transfer car ownership and obtain fresh registration in your name. Visit the Dubai Traffic Police headquarters or schedule an appointment at any RTA-approved center, such as Tasjeel.
Fill up your application form, which you can obtain from the office’s typing center. Then go to the registration counter and turn in your application as well as all of the other documents listed above.
The clerk will enter all of your information and present you with a new vehicle registration card in your name.
Give the seller a photocopy of the new registration card; he’ll need it to prove to his insurance company that the automobile isn’t registered in his name.

Buying a car from another Emirate
It’s important to remember that you can only register your vehicle in the Emirate where you live. This is due to the fact that the UAE has two traffic systems: a federal system and a system that is independent of each of the Emirates.
If you live in Dubai and want to buy a car in Abu Dhabi, the process will be slightly different. The vendor must first cancel his registration in the Emirate where he resides in this scenario. The car’s current plates will be removed as a result. Because “temporary” plates are not available in the UAE, you will need to load the vehicle onto a towing truck and move it to Dubai in order to have it registered.
The procedure of transferring vehicle ownership in Dubai has its quirks, but it’s not actually that difficult. The trip to the car registration office will take less than five minutes if you keep to the plan and use our checklist. If you don’t stick to the plan, you’re in for a lot of back-and-forth jogging. If you don’t have all of the required papers, the registration clerk will not process your ownership transfer.