The Ministry of Interior has launched the electronic vehicle registration app on smartphones countrywide for the current year.
Major General Ahmed Nasser Al Raisi, Chairman of the Ministry of Interior’s E-transformation Higher Committee said, "The Ministry is seeking a complete revamp in the way it delivers its services to the public this year.
“This falls in line with its commitment to streamline and facilitate all procedures, and provide its services to the public electronically through mobile phones platforms."
He explained: "To access smart applications, users need to access the Traffic and Licensing portal, choose the required transaction and log in the vehicle’s plate number, which automatically displays the vehicle’s registration.
“Users can view both sides of the registration card and display them when needed. They can also request renewal of a vehicle registration card."
Major General Al Raisi revealed that work is currently underway on a number of e-projects the ministry plans to launch in support of this system, notably the smart patrols that can identify the owner and driver of a vehicle through automatic number plate readers, by entering the licence plate numbers into the device.
"There are currently countless innovative modern technologies available. We will continue to support the police leadership’s quest to issue driving licenses electronically during the next stages of the project.
“We shall also seek e-transformation of transactions, particularly issuance of visas, driving licenses, and people with special needs’ cards among others," he indicated.
He added: "The police leadership provides full and unwavering support to the smart transformation process.
“The Ministry of Interior is also working with highly qualified national staff on re-engineering procedures to keep pace with the requirements of smart services.
“This falls in line with the efforts to achieve the Federal Government’s strategic vision."
For his part, Lieutenant Mohammad Darwish Al Balouki, Head of the Technical Team of Electronic Services and Smart Applications said that the infrastructure and advanced software provided will allow the Ministry of Interior to achieve full smart e-transformation of priority services during the upcoming period.
"The team is forging ahead towards achieving this goal. The applications are linked directly to databases and provide the required services on the spot, including procedural and interactive services," he added.
Members of the public can access these services upon registration, using their ID cards on all smart phone platforms approved by the ministry.