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 Close your business

  • close a sole- proprietorship
  • close a branch
  • close a civil works company
  • close all companies
​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Steps to close a sole- proprietorship​​​

 

  1. Fill in the Registration & Licensing Application.
  2. Submit a copy of the license.
  3. Submit the cancellation labor cards by the Ministry of Human Resources & Emiratization.

 

If the licensee is a non-GCC national, the residence visa shall be cancelled or a proof must be presented to confirm that the visa is not based on the cancelled license.



Steps to close a branch of a company

Cancellation of branches of foreign companies:

  • Fill in the registration and licensing form.
  • Submit the decision to delete the Company from the Ministry of Economy's register.
  • Submit an attested decision issued by the Board of Directors to cancel the company.
  • Submit the cancellation labor cards by the Ministry of Human Resources & Emiratization.

 

Cancellation of branches of a local company:

  • Fill in the registration and licensing form.
  • Submit the decision issued by the Board of Directors to cancel the Company.
  • Submit the cancellation labor cards by the Ministry of Human Resources & Emiratization.

 

Cancellation of branches of free zone companies:

  • Fill in the registration and licensing form.
  • Submit the decision to delete the branches of the free zone companies registered at the Ministry of Economy.
  • Submit an attested decision issued by the parent company to cancel the free zone company branches (for companies not registered with the Ministry of Economy).
  • Submit the cancellation labor cards by the Ministry of Human Resources & Emiratization.

 

 

 

 


Steps to close a civil works company

  1. Fill in the Registration & Licensing Application form.
  2. Submit a copy of the license.
  3. Submit the cancellation labor cards by the Ministry of Human Resources & Emiratization.
  4. Submit a duly notarised partnership termination contract or the signature of all the parties

    of the license on the business registration form by appearing in person at DED.

 

 

Steps to close all companies

Phase one:

  • Notarized minutes of the General Assembly meeting confirming the company liquidation, and the appointment of a liquidator (whose name shall be mentioned).
  • A letter issued by the liquidator accepting to liquidate the Company along with the liquidator's documents (copy of the license, auditor registration certificate, a notarized signature specimen)
  • Payment of AED 2,020 for obtaining the certificates of the Company's dissolution and liquidator appointment, subject to the legal advisor's approval.
  • Announcement of liquidation in two Arabic local newspapers for one day only, provided that debtors shall be given 45 days as of the date thereof to submit their claims.


 

Phase two:

  • Submission of the original newspaper in which the announcement was published as well as the Company's final report.
  • A declaration letter from the liquidator and the partners indicating that no objection was submitted from any other parties during 45 days from the date of announcement.
  • Cancellation of labor cards by the Ministry of Human Resources & Emiratization.
  • Cancellation of the partners' residence visa by the General Directorate of Residency & Foreigners Affairs.
  • A copy of the minutes of the General Assembly meeting and a copy of the certificate of dissolution.

 

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