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RTA starts issuing NOCs for driver licenses online

DUBAI 3 August 2017: The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has set up an online system enabling employers to issue NOCs to employees seeking to obtain driver licenses.

It will gradually phase out the existing paper-based transactions and boost the smart transformation of all services. The move contributes to realising RTA’s 1st Strategic Goal (Smart Dubai) and 3rd Strategic Goal (People Happiness).

“Developing this online system caters to the needs of business organisations for a standardised online system for the issuance of NOCs to some categories of employees who are required to present such NOCs for obtaining driver licenses,” said Jamal Assada, Director of Drivers Licensing at RTA’s Licensing Agency.

“The initiative, which conforms to the Smart City initiative, requires the concerned company to sign-up in RTA website ( and open an account for the transaction to avail the benefit of issuing the NOC online,” he continued.

“The System saves the time of applicant as the NOC can be issued in less than three minutes, besides saving the hassles of preparing and endorsing letters and enhancing the governance of transactions. RTA is keen to provide best-in-class services to the business sector and boost their satisfaction rating.

“This precise online system has been developed after engaging stakeholders and addressing their requirements to ensure the optimal benefit from the system. It also supports customers’ service delivery and maximises their satisfaction as called for in RTA’s first strategic goals Smart Dubai and third strategic goal People Happiness,” he added.

By Sheena Amos