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Request for Initial Approval

Request for Initial Approval

It is a service prior to obtaining the trade license through which the legal form of the company, the economic activities and the license parties (partners) are determined. The customer can obtain it before or after the trade name reservation.

Purposes of requesting the initial approval:

  • Obtaining a commercial site lease contract.
  • Obtaining the approvals of other parties related to economic activities that require external approvals from the competent authorities (such as: The Health Authority, the Roads and Transport Authority, and the Telecommunications Regulatory Authority) and others.
  • Business community
  • Public Relations Officer and Company Incorporation Consultant
  • Subsidiary
  • Procedural
10 minutes - Regular 
  • Issuing or amending Initial approval fees: AED 100
  • Knowledge Dirham fee: AED 10
  • Innovation Dirham Fee: AED 10

    The total cost of issuing the initial approval is AED 120.


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  1. Unified number or ID number
  2. The parent company’s board resolution to open a branch in Dubai, appoint the manager and list the company's activities

Authorized Service Centers:

  1. Visit one of the authorized service centers
  2. Send the requirements via the center's e-mail
  3. Pay via one of the available payment methods
  4. Issuance of initial approval


Invest in Dubai platform:

  1. Login through the platform's website:
  2. Select the main business activity (the primary activity and the additional activities)
  3. Add the license parties and their nationalities
  4. Select the legal form of the company
  5. Select the license type (normal license, instant license, DED trader license)
  6. Add the license details
  7. Add the partners details (partners, managers and local service agent if any) such as address, contact information, identification number (Emirates ID number, passport or unified number), position in the company and ownership shares.
  8. Add Ultimate Beneficiary owners
  9. Confirm details
  10. Pay via one of the available payment methods
  11. Issue the Initial Approval
  1. Reserve trade name
  2. Request to Issue Trade License
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