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Request to Issue Trade license

Request to Issue Trade license

It is a service requested by the customer to obtain an official approved document through which he can start practicing business activities legally in the emirate. During this service, the customer can issue a memorandum of association or a service agent contract according to the legal form that is previously specified in the initial approval.

Types of trade licenses:

Normal License: It requires the existence of a Memorandum of Association (that can be obtained either electronically or manually) and a site lease contract.

Instant License: It is issued in just one step and within five minutes for a group of activities that do not need external approvals with the option to issue a memorandum of association and a virtual site for the first year. The below bundle services are issued simultaneously with this license:

  • Dubai chamber membership membership for commercial activities
  • The establishment card from the general directorate of Residency and Foreign Affairs
  • The establishment card from The Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratization where the customer receives a text message approving the opening of the establishment card and opening an automatic file for the employment of 3 employees. This license is available for the following legal forms:
  • Limited Liability Company (L.L.C)
  • Limited liability company Single owner (L.L.C – SO)
  • Sole Establishment
  • Civil company


DED trader license:
It is a sole establishment license that can be obtained by Dubai home-based businesses issued with the trade name. It can be applied through “Invest in Dubai” platform with a fee of AED 1070 (license fees and knowledge and innovation fees) + AED 300 (Dubai Chamber membership fees).

  • Business community 
  • Public Relations Officer and Company Incorporation Consultant
  • Subsidiary 
  • Procedural
  • Normal License: 10 minutes/normal
  • Instant license: five minutes
  • DED trader license: five minutes 
  • License registration fee: AED 600
  • Knowledge Dirham fee: AED 10
  • Innovation Dirham Fee: AED 10
  • Trade name advertisements: AED 350
  • Service request form: AED 50
  • Foreign trade name fees: from AED 1000 to AED 3000
  • General trading activity fees: AED 15,000
  • Investment activity fees: AED 15,000
  • Business center fees: AED 25,000
  • Building contracting activities fees: AED 10,000
  • DED trader License: AED 1070 + AED 300 Dubai Chamber fees
  • Intelaq license: AED 1070
  • Memorandum of Association fee / service agent contract:
    • AED 300 for the signature of each of the parties to the document for attestation of the signatures on the document valued does not exceed one hundred thousand Dirhams.
    • 0.5% of the value of the document with a maximum of AED 15,000 for attestation of the signatures on the document valued exceeds one hundred thousand Dirhams
    • AED 500 to postpone the completion of the transaction after the registration to the next day as requested by one of the partners.
    • AED 500 for in case if the partners signing the document in different service centers.
    • AED 100 for each partner signing the document electronically.

To know the approximate fees for issuing licenses, please visit the link: https://invest.dubai.ae/en/business-setup-recommendation

 

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  • Branches of companies from another emirate: a letter from the parent company to open a branch/a copy of the incorporation contract/a copy of the license
  • Free zones branches: a copy of the commercial register

Service Centers:

  1.  Visit one of the service centers of the Dubai Economy
  2. Send the requirements via the center's e-mail
  3. Pay via one of the available payment methods
  4. Obtain the license

 

Invest in Dubai platform:

 
In case the customer has an initial approval issued in advance:

  1. Specify location details
  2. Send legal documents such as the memorandum of association to the concerned partners in order to sign them, and this requires the registration of all partners on the platform so that they can sign electronically.
  3. Pay via one of the available payment methods
  4. Obtain the final license and related documents

In case the customer will issue the license but he didn’t issue the initial approval yet:

  1. Select the main business activity (the primary activity and the additional activities)
  2. Add the license parties and their nationalities
  3. Select the legal form of the company
  4. Select the license type (normal license, instant license, DED trader license)
  5. Add the license details
  6. Add the partners details (partners, managers and local service agent if any) such as addresses, contact information, identification numbers (Emirates ID number, passport or unified number), tasks in the company and ownership shares.
  7. Add Ultimate Beneficiary owners
  8. Confirm details
  9. Pay via one of the available payment methods
  10. Issuance of Initial Approval
  11. Specify location details
  12. Send legal documents such as the memorandum of association to the concerned partners in order to sign them, and this requires the registration of all partners on the platform so that they can sign electronically.
  13. Pay via one of the available payment methods
  14. Obtain the final license and related documents
  1. Reserve Trade Name
  2. Request to renew commercial license
  3. Request to issue trade permit
  • One year
  • Two years
Instant license
  1. Commercial license
  2. Incorporation contract

Normal License:

  • Approvals of other government agencies on the activity, if necessary.

In case that the service is provided through the service centers of Dubai Economy, please send the requirements to the e-mail of the center

Instant License:

  • Unified number or ID number

DED Trader License:

  • ID number
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