New Licenses
Service Description:
Having a license to incorporate a sole corporate owned by only one individual who is a UAE national, GCC national, or an expatriate. An establishment’s financial liability is linked to the proprietor who shall be responsible for all its financial obligations.
Service Delivery Time:
During business hours for service centers.
Beneficiaries:
  • »   Individuals
  • »   Companies
  • »   Establishments
Documents Required:
In addition to the documents required for new licenses in general and the following documents need to be provided:
  • »   License Application Form.
  • »   Original Passport for GCC nationals.
  • »   A copy of a valid headquarters license for the branch license + a copy of the Company’s Memorandum of Association (MOA)
Service Delivery Steps:
  • »   Reserve a trade name via e-services.
  • »   Attach the required documents and get preliminary approval.
  • »   Satisfy the requirements of inspection and follow-up department.
  • »   Provide external approval if any, depending on the type of activity.
  • »   Service agent contract if the owner is non-GCC national.
  • »   Pay the fees and receive the license.
Approvals & endorsements from external parties.
  • »   Registration in MOA registry in the Ministry of Economy “For Companies”
  • »   Approvals from other governmental bodies depending on the type of activity.(Attached in the approvals log in the manual).
Forms related to service application
License Application EA-1-1-F1
Concerned Department
Economic Licenses Department
Service delivery channels and times:
Currently only service centers
Service Description:
An LLC must have between two to fifty partners who are UAE nationals, GCC national or non-GCC national provided that the non-GCC national ownership will not exceed 49%.
Service Delivery Time:
During business hours for service centers in addition to e-services are available 24/7.
Beneficiaries:
  • »   Individuals
  • »   Companies
  • »   Establishments
Documents Required:
In addition to the documents required for new licenses in general and the following documents need to be provided:
  • »   In addition to the documents required for new licenses in general the following documents need to be provided:
  • »   Scientific credentials and working experience for consultancy licenses of all kinds.
  • »   Board of Director’s resolution to enter a new partnership (In case the company is a working company whether in the United Arab Emirates or abroad provided that the resolution is authenticated by UAE embassies and Ministry of Foreign Affairs and to be translated into Arabic Language.
  • »   Company Memorandum of Association.
Service Delivery Steps:
  • »   Reserve a trade name via e-services.
  • »   Attach the required documents and get preliminary approval.
  • »   Satisfy the requirements of inspection and follow-up department.
  • »   Provide external approval if any, depending on the type of activity.
  • »   Company Memorandum of Association.
  • »   Pay the fees and receive the license.
Approvals & endorsements from external parties.
  • »   Registration in MOA registry in the Ministry of Economy “For Companies”
  • »   Approvals from other governmental bodies depending on the type of activity.(Attached in the approvals log in the manual).
Forms related to service application
License Application EA-1-1-F1
Concerned Department
Economic Licenses Department
Service delivery channels and times:
Currently only service centers
Service Description:
A general partnership is an arrangement between two or more partners whereby each of the partners is jointly and severally liable to the extent of all their assets for the company's liabilities.It is exclusive for UAE nationals.
Service Delivery Time:
During business hours for service centers.
Beneficiaries:
  • »   Individuals
  • »   Companies
  • »   Establishments
Documents Required:
In addition to the documents required for new licenses in general and the following documents need to be provided:
  • »   Scientific credentials and working experience for consultancy licenses of all kinds.
  • »   Board of Director’s resolution to enter a new partnership (In case the company is a working company provided that it is fully owned by UAE nationals. 
Service Delivery Steps:
  • »   Reserve a trade name via e-services.
  • »   Attach the required documents and get preliminary approval.
  • »   Satisfy the requirements of inspection and follow-up department.
  • »   Provide external approval if any, depending on the type of activity.
  • »   Company Memorandum of Association.
  • »   Pay the fees and receive the license.
Approvals & endorsements from external parties.
  • »  Registration in the Ministry of Economy.
  • »  Approvals from other governmental bodies depending on the type of activity.(Attached in the approvals log in the manual).
Forms related to service application
License Application EA-1-1-F1
Concerned Department
Economic Licenses Department
Service delivery channels and times:
Currently only service centers
Service Description:
Public Joint Stock Company (PJSC) is defined as an organization whose capital is divided into negotiable shares of equal value and a partner therein shall be liable only to the extent of his share in the capital of the company.
Service Delivery Time:
During business hours for service centers.
Beneficiaries:
  • »   Individuals
  • »   Companies
  • »   Establishments
Documents Required:
In addition to the documents required for new licenses in general and the following documents need to be provided:
  • »   In addition to the documents required for new licenses in general the following documents need to be provided:
  • »   An approval letter from the Ministry of Economy.
  • »   A letter from Securities & Commodities Authority.
  • »   4 True copies of ratified Memorandum of Association and Articles of Associations.
Service Delivery Steps:
  • »   Reserve a trade name via e-services.
  • »   Attach the required documents.
  • »   Pay the fees and receive the license.
Approvals & endorsements from external parties.
  • »   Registration in the Ministry of Economy.
  • »   Securities & Commodities Authority Approval.
  • »   Approvals from other governmental bodies depending on the type of activity.(Attached in the approvals log in the manual).
Forms related to service application
License Application EA-1-1-F1
Concerned Department
Economic Licenses Department
Service delivery channels and times:
Currently only service centers
Service Description:
A number of founders, not less than three, may, among themselves, establish a private joint-stock company whose shares are not offered for public subscription.
Service Delivery Time:
During business hours for service centers.
Beneficiaries:
  • »   Individuals
  • »   Companies
  • »   Establishments
Documents Required:
In addition to the documents required for new licenses in general and the following documents need to be provided:
  • »  True copies of ratified Memorandum of Association and Articles of Associations.
Service Delivery Steps:
  • »   Reserve a trade name via e-services.
  • »   Attach the required documents.
  • »   Pay the fees and receive the license.
Approvals & endorsements from external parties.
  • »   Approval from the ministry of economy
  • »   Approvals from other governmental bodies depending on the type of activity.(Attached in the approvals log in the manual).
Forms related to service application
License Application EA-1-1-F1
Concerned Department
Economic Licenses Department
Service delivery channels and times:
Currently only service centers
Service Description:
It is allowed for a number of normal individuals to practices a service or professional activity as distinct form, a commercial one, the business takes the form of a “Business Partnership” in accordance with the provisions of the rules of the Federal Civil Dealings Law.  However, it is necessary to appoint a "Local Service Agent” if all authorized partners are not UAE nationals.
Service Delivery Time:
During business hours for service centers.
Beneficiaries:
  • »   Individuals
  • »   Companies
  • »   Establishments
Documents Required:
In addition to the documents required for new licenses in general and the following documents need to be provided:  
  • »   Civil Company Memorandum of Association.
Service Delivery Steps:
  • »  Reserve a trade name via e-services.
  • »  Attach the required documents and get preliminary approval.
  • »  Satisfy the requirements of inspection and follow-up department.
  • »  Provide external approval if any, depending on the type of activity.
  • »  Civil Company contract if the owner is non-GCC national.
  • »  Pay the fees and receive the license.
Approvals & endorsements from external parties.
  • »  Approvals from concerned governmental bodies depending on the type of activity.
  • »  The General Administration of Civil Defense
Forms related to service application
License Application EA-1-1-F1
Concerned Department
Economic Licenses Department
Service delivery channels and times:
Currently only service centers
Service Description:
Getting a license for a branch for an existing GCC company
Service Delivery Time:
During business hours for service centers.
Beneficiaries:
  • »   Individuals
  • »   Companies
  • »   Establishments
Documents Required:
In addition to the documents required for new licenses in general and the following documents need to be provided:
  • »  A copy of a valid the license of the parent company.
  • »  A copy of the passport and family book for the citizen if one of the partners is not a CGG national.
  • »  A copy of the authorized manager’s passport.
  • »  A resolution from the board of director to open a branch for the company in the emirate. In addition to an official authorization from the company representative to take the necessary procedures. A copy of the Memorandum of Association and commercial registered authenticated by the embassy of the United Arab Emirates and endorsed by the Ministry of Commerce.
Service Delivery Steps:
  • »  Reserve a trade name via e-services.
  • »  Attach the required documents and get preliminary approval.
  • »  Satisfy the requirements of inspection and follow-up department.
  • »  Provide external approval if any, depending on the type of activity.
  • »  Service agent contract if one of the partners in the parent license is non-GCC national.
  • »  Pay the fees and receive the license.
Approvals & endorsements from external parties.
  • »   Approval from other governmental departments on the activity when required.
  • »  Any other external approvals required for the desired activity.
Forms related to service application
License Application EA-1-1-F1
Concerned Department
Economic Licenses Department
Service delivery channels and times:
Currently only service centers

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