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Vehicle registration can be extended beyond a year: ROP

19 May 2024 Vehicle registration can be extended beyond a year: ROP By OUR CORRESPONDENT

Muscat – The Royal Oman Police (ROP) has issued a decision extending the validity of vehicle operating licences (mulkiya) for private vehicles beyond one year, subject to certain provisions.

Lt Gen Hassan bin Mohsen al Shraiqi, Inspector General of Police and Customs, issued the decision (No 61/2024), amending some provisions of the executive regulations of the Traffic Law.

According to the decision, the validity of mulkiya for private vehicles will be one year from the date of registration or renewal.

However, the authorities will allow an extension of this period based on the owner’s request, provided the vehicle is covered by insurance or unless it has been decided to inspect it annually as per the provisions of Article 39 of these regulations.

Tractors used for agricultural purposes have been exempted from the duration requirement, the decision confirmed.

It also states that vehicles subject to technical inspection upon registration and renewal of mulkiya include commercial vehicles of all types – except for small trucks (pick-ups), heavy government vehicles, taxis of all types, buses of various types, and cars and bikes that were manufactured ten years ago or more.

It stated that vehicles will also be subject to technical inspection if there are changes or replacements to their engine, structure, colour, or any essential part thereof.

This decision was issued on May 13, and was published in the Official Gazette on Sunday.

The decision shall come into effect from Monday.

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