Your Dubai Driver’s License is in an important document that legally allows you to drive vehicles within Dubai and the rest of the United Arab Emirates. Your driver’s license is also an important document that can verify your identity.
Losing your license while traveling can happen to anyone, the small card can slip in your pocket, fall from your wallet, or simply gets left behind in the hotel room. It can be surprisingly easy to lose track of things especially when you are traveling and the next thing you know, you lost your driver’s license.
How Important is Your Dubai Driving License?
Your Dubai driver’s license also helps you transact business with financial institutions like banks easier because it can be used to verify your identity. Your Driver’s license is also an important requirement if you need to rent a car in Dubai. It is one of the supporting documents needed to register in the eZhire app.
If you are traveling abroad, your driver’s license can also be used to verify your identity when booking tickets and Dubai licenses is also a valid license for several other countries like the United States, United Kingdom, Singapore, and other European Nation
What Happens if You Drive Without Your Driver’s License
Driving a vehicle without your driver’s license is a crime in Dubai. If you are caught driving without a license you can be fined a minimum Dh 5000 and face jail time for a maximum of 3 months. We strongly advise you to refrain from driving your vehicle id your Driver’s license is lost or stolen.
Steps on What to Do if Your Driver’s License is Lost or Stolen
The first thing you need to do if your license is lost or stolen is to report it to the proper authorities so that I cannot be used by other people. The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has useful information on what to do if your Driver’s License gets accidentally lost or stolen.
Documents You Need When Applying for a Driver’s License Replacement
- A photocopy of your Passport
- A valid residence Visa
- Two Passport Size ID Photographs
- Emirates ID
Cost for Applying for a Replacement Driver’s License
The cost of applying a replacement driver’s license is significantly cheaper compared to the heavy fine of Dh5000 when you get caught driving without a license so we strongly advise you that you apply a replacement before driving your vehicle
The cost of applying is Dh 10 for processing fees plus Dh 110 for the replacement card itself.
Where to Apply for a Driver’s License Replacement
The Roads and Transportation Authority has made it easy to apply for a replacement of your driver’s license so that you don’t have to face long queues when applying.
1.The Road and Transportation Authority (RTA) Website
The RTA website is very easy to use and navigate and is a convenient way to apply for a replacement Driver’s License. Just simply enter your personal details, select a payment option, and wait for your license.
2.The Road and Transportation Authority (RTA) App
If you have a smartphone you can download the App and quickly apply for a replacement Driver’s License straight from your smartphone.
3.The Road and Transportation Authority Branch
If you live near an RTA branch then you can also head over and apply for a replacement Driver’s License in person.
It’s never a good idea to drive a car if your driver’s license is lost or stolen, you can make it worse if you get caught or get involved in an accident. Feel free to contact our customer service channels to provide helpful information in case you lose or misplace your driver’s license.
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