FAQ - Issue Business License

​• Reserving a trade name
• Obtaining a preliminary approval
• Obtaining an approval of other authorities if the activity deems necessary
• Obtaining a Memorandum of Association of the companies
• Obtaining a service agent contract for occupational licenses
• Lease contract issued from the Real Estate Regulatory Agency.
​• Reserve a trade name
• Obtain a preliminary approval
• Obtain an approval from other authorities if the activity deems necessary
• Obtain the Memorandum of Association of the companies
• Provide a certificate of authenticity of the lease contract issued from the Real Estate Regulatory Agency
​Yes, except in the case of engineering consultancy.
​No
• Filling a registration and license application form and reserving a trade name.
• A copy of the service agent’s passport (with the details of residence/Visa for non-GCC (Gulf Cooperation Council) nationals)
• A copy of the service agent’s identity card and family book
• A copy of the responsible director’s passport and a no objection letter from his current sponsor
• Approval of other governmental agencies concerned with the activity of the company
• The Board of Directors’ decision to open a branch and to appoint a director
• A copy of the Memorandum of Association and the Commercial Register which should be duly certified by the UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the UAE embassy of the country in which the company is incorporated.
• Filling a registration and license application form and reserving a trade name.
• A copy of the responsible director’s passport and a no objection letter from his current  sponsor
• Approval of other governmental agencies concerned with the activity of the company
• The Board of Directors’ decision to open a branch and to appoint a director and a copy of the Memorandum of Association and the Commercial Register
• The Ministry of Economy approval for the commercial and industrial companies where the rate of nationals is less than 51%
​No
• Filling a registration and license application form
• Reserving a trade name
• A copy of the national’s identity card and the family book
• A copy of the responsible director’s passport and a no objection letter from his current  sponsor
• A copy of the parent company’s license which is based in the other emirate
• Approval of other governmental agencies concerned with  the activity of the company if necessary
• The Board of Directors’ decision to open a branch and to appoint a director and a copy of the Memorandum of Association and the Commercial Register
​• Filling a registration and license application form and reserving a trade name
• A copy of the service agent’s passport (with the details of residence/Visa for non-GCC (Gulf Cooperation Council) nationals)
• A copy of service agent’s identity card and family book
• A copy of the responsible director’s passport and a no objection letter from his current  sponsor
• Approval of other governmental agencies concerned with the activity of the company
• The Board of Directors’ decision to open a branch and to appoint a director and a copy of the Memorandum of Association and the Commercial Register which should be duly certified by the UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the UAE embassy of the country in which the company is incorporated.
Conditions of licensing the activity of the business center:
• The total site area of the business center shouldn’t be less than 5000 feet where the area of each office is not less than 250 feet including hallways and facilities. The net area per office shouldn’t be less than 200 square feet.
• Having a lease agreement between the property owner and the business center of a period not less than 4 years.
• A written consent by the property owner authorizing the business center to sublease the property during the period of the lease contract.
• Submitting schemes for the site showing the number and the distribution of offices until the allowed number of establishments that can be registered in the site is determined by the commercial register sector in accordance with the aforementioned information in paragraph (A) of this article.
• An annual fee of 25,000 twenty five thousand AED is calculated for every site allocated for the business center activities.
Unlimited 
​Unlimited 
​Unlimited 
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​Having educational qualifications, experience, and obtaining external approvals.
​ The same usual conditions in addition to paying 500 AED. Yes. No
​ Yes
​ Yes
​ ​Any occupational, commercial, and industrial activity.
​ ​Paying 50 million and having a legal form as a limited liability company.
​ There are no constant fees. The fees differ according to the different types of licenses. The license owner can check the website to calculate the required fees.
​ ​Commercial activities are the activities that require a capital to be practiced. They include wholesale and retail trade, construction, transportation, stockpiling, communication, financial intermediation, real estate, and leasing.
​ Industrial activities are the activities that require a capital to be practiced. They include manufacturing, mining, quarrying, electricity, gas and water.
​ Professional activities are the activities that depend on mental and physical effort to be practiced. They include agriculture, fishing, education, health, social work and community, social and personal services.
​ No, but the owner can.
​ No
​ The company can’t reserve a trade name as long as the same name is already reserved by another company thus it won’t be able to open a new branch.
​ 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 two 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.
​ In all the legal forms where the national is a partner with the foreigner, the rate of the national shouldn’t be less than 51% except in the civil works company where there’s no specific rate. 
​ ​Yes
The license is considered commercial. There is no need for a local service agent. 
Yes 
Depends on having a national partner. 
Depends on the approval of the inspection division in DED.
​If the person owns a commercial license then he is authorized to sell his products using his Vehicle if he obtained an approval from the Roads and Transport Authority and other authorities concerned with the activity.
Yes
The trade of the various kinds of goods and products that are mentioned in full details in the trade category of the activity classification guidebook can be practiced except those that need an approval from other specialized authorities.
​The activity can be started after setting up a company or opening a branch of an investment company.
​No 
​According to the procedures of the Ministry of Labor. 
​ In case of an investment activity or management services activity.  
Yes if the activity of this company is similar to the activity of the civil works company.  
Yes as long as the partners are nationals. 
If it was owned by UAE nationals or gulf nationals by a rate that is not less than 50%.
Yes if the limited liability company buys it and turns it into one of its branches. 
When the company is a partnership or investment company. 
When the company is a partnership or investment company. 
Yes 
Yes 
Yes 
According to the approval of the inspection division in DED. 
Yes 
Four licenses 
No 
No 
No 
No 
The linking is done after the client goes to Ajman DED and takes an appointment. After that the employee or the client finishes the linking process. 
No
Yes
Starting up a nursery needs the approval of the Ministry of Social Affairs only.
If it’s activity is a representative office or an indirect commercial activity. 
​The approval of the central bank is required.
According to the approval of the inspection division in Ajman DED.
Non-specified. 
Yes 
​No 
​No 
​No 
​Public shareholding. 
​The license holder(s) should be national(s). 
​No 
​An approval of the CCCP sector in DED is required. 
​Obtaining an approval from the embassy of the concerned country.  
​Shall be determined by the Real Estate Regulatory Agency.  
The partners shall be nationals. This condition should be taken into consideration to perform any amendment on your business license .  
AED 160/-
No
• A copy of the passport
• A copy of the family book or the identity card
• No Objective Certificate (NOC) from the current sponsor to practice the business
To access online services, you need a user account. 
​The commercial and industrial licenses require a national partner whereas the professional license requires a service agent. 
​ Obtaining an external approval if necessary, providing Memorandums of Association, and certificate of authenticity issued from the Real Estate Regulatory Agency.
​ • Reserving a trade name
• Obtain the initial approval
• Obtain an approval from other authorities if necessary
• Obtain the Memorandum of Association.
• Obtain the local service agent agreement (for professional licenses)
• Providing a certificate of authenticity of the lease contract issued from the Real Estate Regulatory Agency
According to the proceedings of the security bodies.
Providing an appendix of the Memorandum of Association and a certificate of authenticity of the lease contract issued from the Real Estate Regulatory Agency.
The fees can’t be reduced.
You can apply for a trade name online or go through an authorised document clearing office or approved law firm. Please note that to access online services, you need a user account.
It includes the trade of all kinds of goods and products that are mentioned in full details in the trade category of the activity classification guidebook except for those that require an external approval from concerned authorities. 
​These activities should have something in common for example: computer maintenance and computer trade despite the difference in their groups. 
​ The approvals obtained from the official concerned authorities specialized in organizing the activities that fall within their jurisdiction. 
​ This is done according to the estimation of Ajman DED.
​ To be qualified, and to have an experience in the required consultation field. The requirements of the consultations that require an external approval are determined by concerned authorities.
​ 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).
​ 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).
​ To show the type of the activity in the trade name.
​ No
​ The indirect industrial, professional, and commercial activities can be practiced.
​The activity of the company should be the same as the professional activity.
No
Ajman DED registration procedures are mentioned in previous answers. The registration procedures in the free zones differ according to each zone.
• The license expiration date should have ended for more than 2 years.
• The national partner shall acknowledge his liability towards the company.
• Providing supporting documents that strengthens the dissolution request such as the escape of a partner
• Providing a letter from the Ministry of Labor indicating the absence of sponsored people on the license
Yes

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