UAE residents understand that keeping their documents up to date is second to nothing, as this could well define their right to basic services (residency) in the country. This also extends to keeping their IDs and registration papers of properties updated.
And with the technological advancements available to residents in the country, it’s not surprising at all to find new measures that would make processes related to documentation much more convenient, faster, and accessible to those who may need them – whether citizen or expat.
Renew Your Vehicle Registration in UAE Using New Smart App
In this regard, renewal of registration cards of vehicles can now be done through the smart app of the Ministry of Interior, according to the Ras Al Khaimah Police, as shared in a report by the Khaleej Times.
Furthermore, the police also warned vehicle owners that as per Article 22 of the federal traffic law, a fine of AED 500 and four black points would be issued to any motorist driving a vehicle with expired registration. Similarly, the law sanctions an additional fine of AED 500, four black points, and a seven-day vehicle impoundment in case a vehicle is uninsured.
According to Brigadier Adel Al Ghais, director of vehicles and drivers licensing department, RAK Police, the MOI-UAE smart app saves customers’ money, time and effort. He explained that the new app is very simple to use and is user-friendly.
Al Ghais also pointed out that testing the vehicle in time is very critical, as many vehicles have been involved in deadly road accidents due to poor maintenance or the lack of it.
The official also explained that burst tyres often resulted to several mishaps on the roads.
Al Ghais said, “Driving vehicles on already used, old, substandard or road-unworthy tyres is never the right option, particularly in such blazing summer temperatures.”
The RAK Police send alert SMS notifications to drivers a month before the expiry of their vehicles’ registration so that they have ample time to have their vehicles duly tested and avoid incurring fines,
Brig Al Ghais also mentioned, “Vehicle test stations are open across the emirate from 7:30 am to 9:00 pm.”
More than having to renew one’s vehicle registration, the more important thing behind this is to ensure that owners are driving well-maintained and safe vehicles out in the road, where other motorists and pedestrians can also be found on a daily basis.