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Requirements by company type

Requirements by company type

legal form
Completed business registration and licensing form ID/ Passport Number Copy of residence permit No Objection Certificate from the sponsor for non-GCC nationals to practice a business activity (Not applicable for partner or investor) No Objection Certificate from the Free Zone The parent company's board resolution to open a branch in Dubai Copy of the parent company's commercial registration certificate
Sole proprietorships

civil companies

limited liability companies

limited partnerships

One-person limited liability companies

general partnerships

Public shareholding companies


private joint-stock companies


Governmental liaison offices
representative offices
branches of companies based in other Emirates
Branches of foreign companies  
branches of free zone companies  
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