Detailed Guide On How To Apply For Car Number Plates Lost In Floods

Heavy rains can wreak havoc on our vehicles, and a lost car number plate is a common consequence of floods in the UAE. But don’t worry, getting a replacement is a straightforward process. 

This guide will walk you through the steps to apply for a new lost car number plate in the UAE, specifically focusing on the requirements after flood damage.

Lost Car Number Plate Police Report

Before replacing their car number plate, owners should file a police complaint about the lost number plate online. Visit Dubai Police’s website and apply for the ‘Lost Item Certificate’. 

A fee of Up to AED 170 is charged for owners getting a police report for their lost car number plate in Dubai. Applicants will receive the certificate and receipt over email. Read this linked article to know how to claim insurance for your flood-damaged car.

Replacing Lost Car Number Plate In Dubai

Step: 1:

Owners applying for a lost car number plate should have a valid Emirates ID and the police report certificate obtained in the previous step.

Step 2:
Head to the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) website. Log in using your registered username and password.

Step 3:

Enter the necessary information and proceed to the online payment portal. Only credit card payments are accepted. A lost car number plate fee is up to AED 220.

Step 4:

Once your new plates are ready, you’ll receive a notification from the RTA via email or SMS.

Step 5:

Visit one of the authorised RTA service centres mentioned in the notification along with the necessary documentation submitted during the application process.

If your car has consulate plates, the process differs. You’ll need a No Objection Certificate (NOC) from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and need to contact the RTA’s Customer Happiness Centre – Deira for further guidance.

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Additional Tips

By following these steps, you can efficiently replace your lost car number plate after the UAE floods. Remember, driving without a valid number plate is illegal, so it’s crucial to address this issue promptly.

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