How To Check Car Accident History in the UAE For Free

Accident history is very important when buying a car in the UAE. It gives you clarity over the history of the vehicle, providing assurance for you and your family that the car you’re buying is safe and reliable.

It’s also useful when selling your car as it gives the buyer insight into the vehicle’s history to persuade them that it’s a good purchase. When selling your car, you should state what is damaged and what has been fixed on the vehicle.

In this guide, we’ll show you how to check car accident history in UAE — essential reading for anyone buying or selling a car.

How to check car accident history in UAE; front of black car damaged by accident on the road

How to check car accident history in the UAE for free

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)

To check the car accident history, you’ll need the Vehicle Identification Number (VIN), also known as the Chassis number. This number can be found on the registration card of the vehicle.

If you are buying a car and the seller refuses to give you the VIN number, do not buy the vehicle. If the number has been scratched off, removed or altered anywhere, stay away from this vehicle.

Where to check the car accident history

You can check car accident history via several sources in the UAE:
Emirates Vehicle Gate
Ministry of Interior
• Abu Dhabi Police
• Dubai Police
• Roads and Transport Authority

Checking for an accident on the Emirates Vehicle Gate & Ministry Of Interior websites is easy and free of charge.

How to check car accident history via Emirates Vehicle Gate (EVG)

Before you get started, you need the following:

  • VIN number or chassis number of the vehicle. Can be found on your car registration card or check out our guide here.
  • An account on EVG (not required, but will give more information)

Please note that this website will only give information about vehicles that have been registered in Abu Dhabi, Sharjah, Ajman, Umm Al Quwain, Ras Al-Khaimah and Fujairah. Vehicles registered in Dubai are not on EVG’s database. If a vehicle was registered in any of the six emirates and then transferred to Dubai as well, the information is lost and you won’t get the accident history.

Step-by-step guide to checking car accident history through EVG

  1. Visit the EVG website and either login or use the Quick Search function. In this guide, we used Quick Search. (Note, for privacy reasons, VIN numbers and report numbers have been blurred out.)
How to check car accident history via Emirates Vehicle Gate (EVG); screenshot of the Quick Search function on the EVG website; step 1 of checking car accident history in the UAE.

2. Click search and you’ll be shown a new screen with a list of the vehicle’s reported accidents like this:

How to check car accident history via Emirates Vehicle Gate (EVG); screenshot of the EVG website showing a list of a vehicle’s previous reported accidents.

If there are no reported accidents, you’ll see this:

How to check car accident history in UAE; a screenshot of the EVG website where a vehicle’s history shows no reported accidents

If the vehicle has been in more than one accident, you can toggle through the accident report via the ‘Plus’ and ‘Minus’ buttons at the top.

How to check car accident history in UAE via the Ministry of Interior (MOI)

Before we get started, you’ll need the following documents:

  • VIN Number or chassis number. Can be found on the car registration card or for other locations, click here.

As with EVG, the MOI website only works with vehicles that have been registered in Abu Dhabi, Sharjah, Ajman, Umm Al Quwain, Ras Al-Khaimah and Fujairah. However, unlike EVG, the MOI website will bring up a vehicle’s accident history even if it was registered in another emirate earlier and then transferred to Dubai.

If a vehicle has been under a Dubai registration since the start, the MOI website will not bring up any data. Vehicles that have been imported from the US, Japan or Europe and have not been registered at least once will also show no results.

Step-by-step guide to checking car accident history through MOI

  1. Visit the MOI website and enter the VIN number of the vehicle you want to check. (Note for privacy reasons, report numbers and VIN numbers have been blurred out in the example images.)
How to check car accident history in UAE via Ministry of Interior (MOI); screenshot of using the MOI website for checking car history in the UAE by entering the VIN.

2. Once you’ve put the VIN number in, hit search and your results will be displayed. If there are no reported accidents, the website will reflect that and look like this:

Checking car accident history through MOI; screenshot of using the MOI website for checking car history in the UAE when no accidents have been reported so no results show.

If there are any reported accidents, the website will show how many accidents, where the accidents happened, the accident report number and more:

Checking car history in the UAE; screenshot of MOI website results for checking car history in the UAE when one or more accidents have occurred in the car’s history.

How To Check Vehicle Accident History In Dubai?

The easiest way to check if a car has been in an accident is to call the Dubai Police helpline number. In addition, one can also use the RTA’s Technical Vehicle Status Certificate service. This certificate provides users with important data about the condition of the vehicle, insurance history, accident history, vehicle owner history and more. The service costs AED 120.

Checking car history in the UAE is as easy as that! Do you have any other helpful tips to share with the community? Let us know in the comments below.

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12 comments

    • Christopher Milbourne
      Author October 27, 2020 at 10:49 am

      Hi Faisal, as long as the car has been registered in the UAE, you’ll be able to check accident history. If the car has never been registered in any Emirate, there will be no accident history.

      Reply
  1. Hi,

    why there is no any information for cars brought from other countries ,

    second what if someone is transferring of cancelling registration from one emirates to another, then mileage and any other accidents will be verified ?

    Reply
    • Christopher Milbourne
      Author October 21, 2020 at 11:06 am

      Hi Afzal, for any information to appear, the vehicle must have been registered at least once in the UAE.

      Reply
  2. Incorrect, both EVG & MOI cover all Emirates except for Dubai. Should check your sources on that one and you will find true, the data comes from Abu Dhabi Police / Saaed who are responsible for accidents in all Emirates except for Dubai (still Dubai Police deal with these). Only CarReport has accident data for all Emirates but they don’t have all accidents still.

    Reply
  3. Checked vin number and it showed no accident history but car is painted when checked with paint. How to get this information correctly whether car was really just painted due to scratch or it’s painted with accident being reported?

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    • Christopher Milbourne
      Author September 19, 2020 at 6:12 pm

      If the accident was not reported, there is no way of knowing without taking the vehicle to a certified mechanic or repair shop.

      Reply
  4. Actually accident happended only in abudhabi is displaying but if the accident happened in any other emirates like dubai it’s not displaying

    Reply

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