How to Transfer Black Points to Your Licence When Driving Someone Else's Car?

Here's a complete guide to managing black points effectively and maintaining a clean driving record in the UAE

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Pavitra Shetty

Published on June 17, 2024, 12:07:56


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If you've received a traffic fine while driving someone else's car in the UAE, transferring the associated black points to your own licence is critical.

Black points are tied to the driving licence, not the vehicle, meaning they get registered on the licence associated with the car's Traffic Code (TC) number. Here's how you can manage this process.

Understanding Black Points

Black points are penalties for severe traffic violations. While minor infractions result in monetary fines, more dangerous behaviours can accrue black points. Drivers can accumulate up to 24 black points before their case is referred to the courts, potentially leading to licence suspension or confiscation.

Traffic Code Number (TC No.)

A Traffic Code number is linked to your driving licence and any vehicles registered under your name. It remains consistent across all vehicles registered to you.

Transferring Black Points

Traffic authorities in the UAE allow for the transfer of black points through online services or at police station traffic departments.

Here's a Step-By-Step Guide for Each Emirate:

Sharjah, Ajman, Umm Al Quwain, Ras Al Khaimah, Fujairah

  • Download the 'MOI UAE' app (available on Apple and Android).
  • Log in using UAE Pass.
  • Navigate to ‘Traffic Services’ and select ‘Register Black Points’.
  • Choose to search for black points using the owner's TC number or plate number.
  • Enter the details and click ‘Search’.
  • Select the violation to transfer points.
  • Enter the OTP sent to your registered mobile number.
  • Enter your TC number and confirm the transfer.

Abu Dhabi

  • Download the 'Tamm' app and log in with UAE Pass.
  • Go to ‘services’ and select ‘Abu Dhabi Police’.
  • Search for ‘transfer black points’ and select ‘Request to transfer black points to the driving licence’.
  • Select ‘I wish to claim black points on behalf of others’.
  • Enter the owner's TC number and search.
  • Complete the process to transfer the points to your licence.


  • Visit either Deira or Al Barsha police station.
  • Bring your Emirates ID and the car owner’s TC number.
  • Submit the details to transfer the black points to your TC number.
  • Checking Black Points

To monitor black points on your licence:

Dubai: Use the 'Dubai Police' app or call 901.
Abu Dhabi: Use the 'Tamm' app.
Other Emirates: Use the 'MOI UAE' app.

Reducing Black Points

You can reduce black points by attending a traffic training course offered by the police in Dubai or Abu Dhabi. These courses can remove up to eight points from your record.

Preventing Black Points

Adhere to Traffic Regulations: Follow speed limits, traffic signals, and avoid reckless driving.
Defensive Driving Courses: These courses can improve your driving skills and reduce the risk of violations.
Vehicle Maintenance: Regular checks on your vehicle's essential components can prevent accidents.
Keep Documentation Updated: Ensure your driving licence and vehicle registration are current to avoid penalties.

Highest Black Point Violations

Transporting passengers without permission: 24 points, Dh3,000 fine.
Carrying hazardous materials without permission: 24 points, Dh3,000 fine.
Causing serious accidents or injuries: 23 points, fine decided by the court.
Driving under the influence of alcohol: 23 points, fine decided by the court.
By following these guidelines, you can manage black points effectively and maintain a clean driving record in the UAE.

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