Gulf Today, August 4, 2013
payments or vehicle registration renewals from companies’
August 04, 2013
Dubai: The RTA Licensing Agency announced that it would not accept cash payments
or vehicle registration renewals from companies at any RTA centre as of Aug.1.
Also, companies will not be able to apply at an RTA centre for a No Objection
Certificate (NOC) to renew their trade licence. This step is part of a series of
policies that change how companies transact at RTA’s centres aiming to make the
services provided to them as streamlined and as transparent as possible.
“These policies are supported by a new payment mode called e-wallet. This is a
free debit service within RTA that was designed for companies.
The company sets up their account and loads money into the account that is used
to pay for licensing agency services, which are vehicle and driver services.
The service is fraud resistant and allows fund transfer at the time of the
“The eWallet payment mode can be used for online payments as well as payments at
RTA centres and at RTA partner sites,” according to Ahmed Bahrozian, CEO of
RTA’s Licensing Agency.
“The RTA also has a wide range of services available through its Internet
service. Companies can renew vehicle registrations and most other transactions
from their office in minutes. In most cases there is no need to visit an RTA
office. The Internet service also allows a company to apply for a No Objection
for a Trade Licence Renewal and pay with a credit card or e-wallet,” said
“The no cash policy and the no vehicle registration renewal policy will first
apply to companies with more than 500 vehicles from Aug.1. However these
policies will apply to all companies before the end of 2013,” he added. What
this means to private individuals is less corporate clients in RTA centres that
will improve customer service and reduce waiting times for private individuals.
Bahrozian said that these policies are good for companies and private
individuals. There is no need for companies to be in RTA centres, overcrowding
the centres and slowing service delivery for others, when they can do all their
transactions from their office.
introduction of the e-wallet means companies are now not reliant on cash or
credit cards to make payments to the agency.