How to Transfer Car Ownership In Abu Dhabi?

How To Transfer Car Ownership In Abu Dhabi?

It is quite common to own a vehicle in Abu Dhabi. However, for certain reasons, such as moving out of the city or upgrading your vehicle, you must transfer it to the new owner.Driving a car in Abu Dhabi without valid ownership is a crime, leading to a fine, and transferring the car to the owner, whether used or new, is vital. It can be done physically or online only if you have valid documents. In this blog, we’ll discuss a few steps to transfer your car to the owner.

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Documents Required

Transferring a car to Abu Dhabi is a hectic process. But if you understand the steps required to transfer the car, it becomes a straightforward process.

Make sure to gather these documents to transfer your vehicle.

  • Mulkiya card or vehicle registration card
  • Emirates ID of seller and buyer
  • Passport and Visa if you’re not a resident of UAE
  • Insurance certificate of the vehicle
  • Sale agreement between seller and buyer
  • A No Objection certificate from the bank
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Vehicle Inspection

If you intend to sell your car, do a proper vehicle inspection with experts. Repair minor faults if present. Remember to wash your car for a clear and neat look. Refrain from washing your car on the road, as it is a major crime in UAE.

Pay Outstanding Fines

Clear all dues, whether a fine or an insurance fee, before transferring the car.

Visit to the Traffic and Licensing Department

If you’re transferring your car for the first time, you must be physically present. Ensure that all fines will be paid. Visit the Abu Dhabi traffic department. You can find the nearest traffic department online on the TAMM services website.

Fill out the form at the registration center and attach all the required documents.


Pay the dues necessary for transferring the vehicle. The fee can vary depending on vehicle type and age.




Private bus with a seating capacity of 26 passengers


Private bus with a seating capacity of more than 14 and less than 26 passengers


Public buses with a seating capacity of more than 14 and less than 26 passengers


Private vehicles weighing between 3 to 12 tons


Public vehicles weighing between 3 to 12 tons


Private use of heavy mechanical devices


Public use of heavy mechanical devices


Light private/public vehicle


Motorcycle for personal use


Motorcycle for commercial use


Private semi-trailer and trailer


Public semi-trailer and trailer


Private vehicles weighing more than 12 tons


Public vehicles weighing more than 12 tons


Finalizing the Transfer

Transfer the car, keys, and other required documents to the owner. The owner will get a new Mulkiya card, i.e., a vehicle registration card. 


You need a few documents to transfer the vehicle to Abu Dhabi, including a no-objection letter from the bank. Although it’s a daunting task, with this blog, you can clearly understand these processes. By following these instructions, sellers and buyers can benefit and enjoy a hassle-free car transfer process. Don’t forget to transfer insurance to the new owner.

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