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Obtaining the initial approval (Emirates Identity Card or Unified Identity Number)
Trade name reservation
Obtaining activity approval from the other entities if required.
Obtaining the memorandum of association based on the legal type.
Obtaining a service agent contract for professional licenses
Tenancy contract issued by the Real Estate Regulatory Agency.
(Freehold) The local service agent became optional in the license
Emirates ID Copy and Passport Copy of the company’s manager and local service agent
Approval of other government entities based on the activity
The decision of the Board of Directors to open a branch and appoint a manager
Approval of the Ministry of Economy
A copy of the memorandum of association and the commercial registry attested by the UAE embassy and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Trade name reservation
A copy of the identity card or Unified number
A copy of the responsible manager’s Emirates ID or Unified number
A copy of the license of the parent company located in the other emirate (valid)
The approval of other government entities (if any, according to the activity)
The decision of the Board of Directors to open a branch, and appoint a manager
A copy of the Memorandum of Association and the Commerce Registry
Approval of Ministry of Economy
It is required to obtain a trade name that contains “Holding” 50 million and its legal form is LLC
The customer has the right to use the word “group” in the trade name if the activity was Investment and Corporate Management Services (if he has 5 licenses or more).
The trade name can differ from the company name in the case of investment and partnership companies.
The customer may use a trade name or trademark on the shop signboard after getting the permit.
It is not permitted for the branches of companies to own a trade name in Dubai that differs from the trade name in the country of origin, whether it is local / Gulf / free zone / foreign
Reserving the names of countries or capitals requires the approval of the embassies of the concerned countries.
The trade name can be reserved through the Invest in Dubai platform, or by visiting the service centers.
The sole proprietorship is owned by a one person only.
The minimum number of partners for the limited liability company is 2 and the maximum number is 50.
The civil works and the partnership companies are composed of 2 or more partners.
The private joint-stock company doesn’t include less than 3 founders.
The public joint-stock company offers its shares for subscription and has unlimited number of partners.
If the person owns a commercial license then he is authorized to sell his products using his car if he obtained an approval from the Roads and Transport Authority and other authorities concerned with the activity.
The general trade activity includes the trade of all types of goods, products and merchandise mentioned in detail in the trade category of the Activities Classification Guide, except for those that require approvals from other entities. It is possible to practice trading all types of goods, products and merchandise mentioned in detail in the trade category of the Activities Classification Guide, except for those that require approvals from other entities.
Same local must be for the two license taking in to consideration the space of the site.
Sole proprietorship, civil works company, limited liability company, partnership company, public shareholding company, private shareholding company, government liaison office, representative office, branch of a local company, branch of a foreign company, branch of a free zone company and one person company (LLC).
The license can be renewed automatically by sending a message with the license number to the number 6969. You will receive a payment voucher, which you can pay through the link which you will get on the SMS, or you can visit one of the service centers.
It is also possible to apply for license renewal through the Invest in Dubai platform, you have to log in by using a UAE Pass account.
Or you can apply for the renewal through one of the service centers.
200 AED for each month
Please note that you need to visit a Service Center to apply for trade license cancellation transaction.
De-registration of a commercial company applies to all legal forms of commercial companies which expired less than two years ago:
Minutes of the general assembly meeting approving the company liquidation and appointing the liquidator provided that the liquidator’s name shall be specified therein and the Minutes shall be notarized by a notary public.
A letter from the liquidator accepting his role as the company’s liquidator along with the liquidator’s documents: (copy of the license, the accountant’s registration certificate, signature specimen notarized by a notary public).
Payment of AED 520 to obtain a certificate on the company dissolution and appointment of the liquidator, with the consent of the legal consultant.
Advertisement in two Arabic newspapers for one day only provided that the advertisement shall allow creditors a period of 45 days following the advertisement date to submit their requests. (The liquidator shall carry out the advertisement)
The original newspapers containing the advertisement and the company’s final report shall be submitted.
A declaration from the liquidator and the shareholders that no objection is made by any other entity within a period of 45 days following the advertisement date.
The employees’ resident visas on the license shall be canceled. However, there is no need to provide a document from MOHRE to testify that there are no employees on the license. The information shown on the common system with the Department is sufficient. A copy of the minutes of the assembly meeting and a copy of the dissolution certificate.
Approval of the cancelation shall be obtained from third-party entities in case the business activity so requires.
Payment of the AED 3020 as final fees.
A copy of the trade license
The supporting documents (that the shareholder has been outside the UAE for more than 6 months, or that the shareholder’s whereabout can’t be identified) shall be obtained from GDRFA.
The Establishment Card shall be cancelled with the Ministry of Labor.
Declaration and undertaking signed by the shareholders that there are no liabilities on the company and that they shall assume full responsibility for the correctness thereof.
An Advertisement in an Arabic newspaper for one day only provided that the advertisement shall allow creditors a period of 15 days following the advertisement publication date.
Payment of AED 520 to obtain the company’s dissolution certificate.
The original newspapers containing the advertisement shall be submitted.
Payment of AED 3,020 to obtain the license cancellation certificate.
The employees’ resident visas, if any, on the license shall be cancelled. However, there is no need to provide a document from MOHRE to testify that there are no employees on the license.
The approval of the governmental entities regulating the business activity shall be obtained.
A partnership dissolution document shall be prepared and notarized with a notary public or a state court (for civil companies).
The above documents shall be submitted through the channels of applying for the license cancellation service and obtaining a trade license cancellation certificate.
Transaction fees of AED 1,020 (inclusive of advertising fees).
The commercial permits section issues the following permits:
Print advertisements/flyers, self-service machines (ATM), counters and kiosks, conferences and exhibitions, additional working hours, promotional campaigns, additional offices, liquidation, discounts, special offers, signboards, composite activities.
An explanatory letter that explains the type of permit required and details.
The letter has to be on company letterhead, stamped, and signed by the company management.
Homes, putting them on the glass of the cars, posting on the walls, and distributing them to people on streets.