DMCC Dubai Multi Commodities Centre

DMCC provides a world-class infrastructure of free zone trade. They offer commercial, residential real estate, top-tier commodities, and financial services. The Government of Dubai established it in 2002 to provide the physical, market, and economic framework required to build a centre for global commodities trade.

As a DMCC-certified partner, IBG Consulting Group provides the necessary help and the DMCC license, ensuring your business gets off to a flying start.

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Basic Biz Package

Individual Entrepreneurs

STARTING FROM

AED 35,484
  • 3 business activities in the same group
  • 1-year license validity
  • 1 visa allocation
  • Special Flexi Desk
  • Access to industry & networking events

*T&C apply.

Jumpstart Package

Start-up & SME’s

STARTING FROM

AED 43,620
  • 1, 2, and 3 years license validity available
  • Pay in 2 instalments
  • 3 visa allocations with 1 or 3-year visa options
  • Standard Flexi Desk
  • Priority access to networking events & DMCC business matching portal

*T&C apply.

Prime Plus Package

Medium & Large Companies

STARTING FROM

AED 75,880
  • 3-year commercial license only
  • Pay in 2 instalments
  • Fit-out Office
  • Guaranteed price freeze on license renewal
  • Secure new business & access to the DMCC business matching hub

*T&C apply.

Types of licenses

Choose the most appropriate license for your business.
Trading License License needed for carrying out trading of goods                
Industrial License License needed for carrying out manufacturing, importing, packaging, and exporting products
Service License License needed for services-oriented business.                
Crypto License License needed for setting up your crypto business in the UAE.

In accordance with the regulatory requirements, every company established in the UAE must renew their Trade License in order to legally continue engaging business activity and operation. The Dubai Multi Commodities Centre (DMCC) and freezone authority is the authority that issues, regulates and renews mainland and freezone trade licenses respectively. With the help of IBG, you can be ensured that the renewal process is completely done in the right order. IBG offers the best advice and services you need for liquidating your company in Mainland, Freezone and offshore across all the emirates.

During cancellation, the company will be liquidated, and all of its assets and properties will be properly divided among shareholders of the company. In all scenarios of liquidation, IBG offers the best advice and services you need for liquidating your company in Mainland, Free zone, and Offshore across all the Emirates.

Basic

STARTING FROM

AED 55,610

Save up to AED 8,341
  • Initial Application
  • Registration
  • Memorandum of Association
  • Trade License
  • Establishment Card
  • Official Company Stamp
  • Expiry Reminder Services
  • Brand Identity (Logo/Letterhead/Business Card Design)
  • Bank Account Opening Assistance (UAE)
  • Free IBG Fee on 1st Renewal
  • Free IBG Fee on 1 Investor Visa
  • Door-to-door document delivery (within Dubai)
  • VAT & Accounting and Bookkeeping Consultation

WE RECOMMEND

Elite

STARTING FROM

AED 58,110

Save up to AED 8,716
  • Everything from Basic Plus
  • Free IBG Fee on 1 Employee Visa OR Free IBG Fee on 3 Dependents Visa
  • Mail Management

Executive

STARTING FROM

AED 60,110

Save up to AED 9,016
  • Everything from Elite Plus
  • Free IBG Fee on 1 Employee Visa OR Free IBG Fee on 1 Dependent Visa
  • VAT Registration – One time only
  • Email Setup Assistance
  • Dedicated Account Manager
  • VIP Assistance for Company Incorporation & 3 visa applications

Basic

STARTING FROM

AED 34,080

Save up to AED 5,112
  • Initial Application
  • Registration
  • Memorandum of Association
  • Trade License
  • Establishment Card
  • Official Company Stamp
  • Expiry Reminder Services
  • Brand Identity (Logo/Letterhead/Business Card Design)
  • Bank Account Opening Assistance (UAE)
  • Free IBG Fee on 1st Renewal
  • Free IBG Fee on 1 Investor Visa
  • Door-to-door document delivery (within Dubai)
  • VAT & Accounting and Bookkeeping Consultation

WE RECOMMEND

Elite

STARTING FROM

AED 36,580

Save up to AED 5,487
  • Everything from Basic Plus
  • Free IBG Fee on 1 Employee Visa OR Free IBG Fee on 3 Dependents Visa
  • Mail Management

Executive

STARTING FROM

AED 38,580

Save up to AED 5,787
  • Everything from Elite Plus
  • Free IBG Fee on 1 Employee Visa OR Free IBG Fee on 1 Dependent Visa
  • VAT Registration – One time only
  • Email Setup Assistance
  • Dedicated Account Manager
  • VIP Assistance for Company Incorporation & 3 visa applications

We are constantly improving this page. For more information, please contact us. Thank you for your patience!

*Terms and conditions apply.

Process and Timeline

IBG is dedicated to serving and assisting you, exhausting all efforts while still being true to our streamlined processes and deadlines.
  • 1Should be 18 years old and above
  • 2Should not have any criminal records
  • 3The business should be legally permissible
  • 4Should be an individual, corporate or mixed of both

Company Registration

New Company

1. HR Signatory Appointment Letter
2. Passport Visa Page and Emirates ID (front and back) – for each (Consultant/POA/Shareholder/Director/Manager/Secretary)
3. Proof of residential address in the country of residence for each (Shareholder/Director/Manager/Secretary)
4. Consultants Appointment Letter if a consultant is acting on behalf of the company
5. Power of Attorney (POA) – Optional

Opening a Branch

1. HR Signatory Appointment Letter
2. Passport Visa Page and Emirates ID (front and back) – for each (Consultant/POA/Shareholder/Director/Manager/Secretary)
3. Proof of residential address in the country of residence for each (Shareholder/Director/Manager/Secretary)
4. Consultants Appointment Letter if a consultant is acting on behalf of the company
5. Power of Attorney (POA) – Optional
6. Parent Company Documents

(i) Certificate of Registration
(ii) Certificate of Incumbency (not older than 6 months)
(iii) Trade License of Parent Company
(iv) Memorandum & Articles of Association (MOA) of the parent company

If documents are in any language other than English and Arabic, then it must be legally translated into English.

Transferring a Business

1. Company profile
2. Passport (and Visa with Emirates ID if holding a UAE residency visa for each Shareholder/Director/Manager/Secretary/HR Signatory)
3. Proof of residential address in the country of residence for each (Shareholder/Director/Manager/Secretary/HR Signatory)
4. Current Company Documents
5. Consultants Appointment Letter if a consultant is acting on behalf of the company
6. Power of Attorney (POA) – Optional

Residence Visa Application

Company Documents/Sponsor

1. Trade License copy
2. Establishment Card copy

Applicant

1. Scanned passport copy, should be current and valid for at least 6 months – coloured, uncut with full border
2. Passport size photo with white background
3. Tourist or visit visa/Residence Cancellation report copy (if applicable)
4. Emirates ID copy (if applicable)
5. Duly filled visa application form

License Package Fees

Basic Biz Package

Starts from

AED 35,484
Ideal for Individual Entrepreneurs.

Jumpstart Package

Starts from

AED 43,620
Ideal for Start-ups and SME’s.

Prime Plus Package

Starts from

AED 75,880
Created for medium and large companies.

Trading License

Starts from

AED 20,285

Service License

Starts from

AED 20,285

Crypto License

Starts from

AED 20,285

Industrial License

Starts from

AED 8,265
*Depends on the unit sizes.

Visa Application Fees

Residence Visa – 1 Year – Outside the UAE

AED 2,237

Residence Visa – 2 Years – Outside the UAE

AED 2,462

Residence Visa – 3 Years – Outside the UAE

AED 3,360

Residence Visa – 1 Year – Within the UAE

AED 2,672

Residence Visa – 2 Years – Within the UAE

AED 2,898

Residence Visa – 3 Years – Within the UAE

AED 3,800

Medical Test

Normal – AED 450
VIP – AED 750

Emirates ID

AED 450

New & Branch Company Registration

Pre-approval

5-10 business days

Company Name Reservation

1 business day

Company Registration

2-3 business days

Trade License Issuance

2-3 business days

Post Licensing

Within 1 month from the license issuance date

Transferring a Company to DMCC

Pre-approval

5-10 business days

Transfer Stage

1-2 business days

Trade License Issuance

1-2 business days

Post Licensing

Within 1 month from the license issuance date

Residence Visa Application

Electronic Visa Application

5-7 business days

Client Arrival (if outside the UAE) | Change Status (if within the UAE)

Depends on the client | 2-3 business days

Medical Test

1 business day

Medical Test Result Release

Normal - 2 business days | VIP - within the day

Emirates ID Typing

1 business day

Obtaining Health Insurance

Depends on the client | Mandatory if applying in Dubai & Abu Dhabi

Visa Approval

5-7 business days

Emirates ID Biometrics & Photo Capturing

Approx. 15-20 business days from the date of Emirates ID typing

Emirates ID Issuance

5 business days

Process and Timeline

IBG is dedicated to serving and assisting you, exhausting all efforts while still being true to our streamlined processes and deadlines.
  • 1Should have a valid DMCC license
  • 2Should have a valid residence visa

Trade License Renewal

1. Insurance Declaration
2. NOC for companies with regulated activities
3. Operation Fitness Certificate if with physical space, retail or industrial activities
4. Certificate of good standing if branch company
5. Company lease
6. Tenancy Contract and Title Deed or Certificate of Ownership for Non-DMCC Centres, DMCC Crypto Centre, Common Areas, Plots, Shared Units and Tea Trading Centre

Residence Visa Renewal

1. Scanned copy of Passport should be current and valid for at least 6 months
2. Passport Size photograph with white background
3. Scanned copy of visa page
4. Medical Test
5. Valid health insurance card
6. Emirates ID Renewal form
7. Company Employment Card
8. Establishment Card

License Package Renewal Fees

Basic Biz Package

Starts from

AED 35,484

Jumpstart Package

Starts from

AED 43,720
Without instalments.

Prime Plus Package

Starts from

AED 76,140
Without instalments.

Trading License

Starts from

AED 20,285

Service License

Starts from

AED 20,285

Crypto License

Starts from

AED 20,285

Visa Application Fees

Residence Visa – 1 Year – Outside the UAE

AED 2,237

Residence Visa – 2 Years – Outside the UAE

AED 2,462

Residence Visa – 3 Years – Outside the UAE

AED 3,360

Residence Visa – 1 Year – Within the UAE

AED 2,672

Residence Visa – 2 Years – Within the UAE

AED 2,898

Residence Visa – 3 Years – Within the UAE

AED 3,800

Medical Test

Normal – AED 450
VIP – AED 750

Trade License Renewal

Preparation & Submission of Documents and Payment

Depends on the client

Trade License Issuance

1-3 business days

Establishment Card Renewal

5-7 business days

Residence Visa Renewal

Preparation & Submission of Documents and Payment

Depends on the client

Medical Test

1 business day

Medical Test Result Release

Normal - 2 business days | VIP - within the day

Visa Approval

5-7 business days

Emirates ID Issuance

5 business days

Process and Timeline

IBG is dedicated to serving and assisting you, exhausting all efforts while still being true to our streamlined processes and deadlines.
  • 1Should have a DMCC license
  • 2Should have a valid residence visa

Individually Owned Companies

1. Shareholder’s resolution
2. Justification Letter (reason for termination)
3. Clearance letter from the 3rd party services provider
4. For Trading license holders only, NOC from customs
5. Clearance letter from the landlord if with physical office
6. Clearance letter from 3rd party authorities as required (i.e. KHDA, RERA,DHA, etc.)
7. NOC from Community Property and Assets Management (CPAM) for companies that own a property in Almas, Au, Ag and Jewellery and Gemplex Towers

Branch Companies

1. Board Resolution from the parent company
2. Recent original notarized Certificate of Incumbency of the parent company
3. Justification Letter (reason for termination)
4. Clearance letter from the 3rd party services provider
5. For Trading license holders only, NOC from customs
6. Clearance letter from the landlord if with physical office
7. Clearance letter from 3rd party authorities as required (i.e. KHDA, RERA,DHA, etc.)
8. NOC from Community Property and Assets Management (CPAM) for companies that own a property in Almas, Au, Ag and Jewellery and Gemplex Towers

Residence Visa Cancellation

1. Trade License Copy
2. Labor Card
3. Immigration Card
4. E-signature Card
5. Visa Cancellation Form
6. Original Passport
7. Original Emirates ID

License Cancellation

AED 2,020

Residence Visa Cancellation – Within the UAE

AED 460

Residence Visa Cancellation – Outside the UAE

AED 600

Trade License Cancellation

Residence Visa Cancellation

5-7 business days

Establishment Card Cancellation

3-5 business days

Submission of the Documents & Payments

Depends on the client

Publication of the Termination

14 calendar days

Termination Letter Issuance

16 business days

Residence Visa Cancellation

Submission of Documents & Payment

Depends on the client

Labour and/or Visa Cancellation

3-6 business days

Cancellation Report Issuance

1 business day

Frequently Asked Questions

Know more about Business Setup in DMCC

The Dubai Multi-Commodities Centre, located in Dubai's JLT neighbourhood, is the world's largest free zone trading authority.
It's a worldwide commodities trading hub that's best recognized for issuing licenses.

For the next fifty years, all companies established in the DMCC are subject to a 0% corporate and personal tax rate. There is no restriction for UAE national shareholding and 100% foreign ownership is permitted. The DMCC features a straightforward set-up process, as well as aid with employee sponsorship and many other UAE government-related services, as well as a one-stop shop. Clearance between the windows. It is the world's largest free zone, and it is conveniently located. It is centrally positioned in Dubai, with great road and metro access.

The DMCC setup procedure is thorough and comprehensive.
Step 1: Submit the paperwork for name and activity pre-approval
Step 2: KYC documentation must be submitted for due diligence checks.
Step 3: Sign the Memorandum of Association
Step 4: Lease a physical location
Step 5: Obtaining a permit
Step 6: Opening a bank account in the company's name and.
Step 7: Deposit and capitalize the share shares

Yes, enterprises based in the DMCC are allowed to import items. Only commodities that belong to the licensed activity can be imported by the DMCC company, which must have a trade license.

The company will need to apply for an import/export code with Dubai Customs.

The corporate structures listed below are available:
1. Corporations with a limited liability
2. Corporations with branches, and
3. Local and foreign corporations' subsidiaries
The type of corporate structure chosen would be determined by the business's needs and shareholding. Tax factors would also influence the selection; for example, in some jurisdictions, branch company income is combined with that of the parent, making them less tax-efficient than subsidiaries.

There are mainly three types of visas issued by DMCC. These are
1. Employment Visa
2. Dependents Visa
3. Students Visa

For an extra cost, members can apply for Priority Services for the following applications. Charges can be found in the Schedule of Charges. You may also check with your Business Consultant for more information.

Step 1. Submit the necessary documents and payment to start.
Step 2. The electronic visa will be issued.
Step 3. Change status (in the case of within the UAE application) or you may need to arrive in the UAE.
Step 4. Medical Test
Step 5. Obtain health insurance. It is mandatory for your visa approval.
Step 6. Your visa is for approval.
Step 7. Emirates ID Biometrics and Photo Capturing. You have to come based on the schedule indicated on your Emirates ID application. If you wish to come prior to your schedule, an extra charge will be applicable.
Step 8. Emirates ID will be issued.

No, according to the DMCC's rules, office space must be located within the DMCC Free Zone in Jumeirah Lakes Towers (JLT). The DMCC provides a variety of office alternatives, from traditional office space to flexible office options including Service Offices and Flexi Desks.

The types of office space provided by DMC are
1. Flexi Desk
2. Serviced Office
3. Service Desk
4. Co-working Space
5. Retail Space (shop) for lease
6. Retail Space (snap) for sale

On the initial application, you can list three desired company names. DMCC will make every effort to get the first name choice and ensure that no other companies have the same or a name that is similar enough to be discernible. Please be aware that there are some words that are not permitted to be used, as stated on the application.

For branch companies incorporated in DMCC, a suffix “DMCC Branch” must be added after the parent company name.

You can have up to 6 activities for as long as they are in the same group. Additional activity can be added with an extra charge.

No, activities that are from different categories will require a separate license.

A minimum of AED 50,000 paid-up capital is required to set up a company in DMCC. The share capital must be deposited in the company’s bank account within 6 months of the license issued date and can be withdrawn after.

Office requirements depend on the size of the company and the type of activity. DMCC provides a wide range of property choices within JLT such as Flexi desks, co-working spaces, core & shell and fitted offices, retail and warehouses.

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Client Testimonials

Ahmad Khalil

I would like to thank harsha and sajad by names for the effort they did to get my visa done million thanks to all the team
Aeon International FZ-LLC

Deepa Nair

Thanks to Mr Mahesh and Ms Harsha for guiding us in every step towards registering our company. They made the process so smooth and easy for us that we recommend IBG consultants to get your work done in a most professional way. They responded to our queries any time of the day and the quality of their services were top class. Way to go IBG! Thanks and regards..
VMentor

RADHAKRISHNA

Thanks to Ms. Harsha and the team for guiding me towards registering my company. They made the process so smooth and easy for me. I will recommend IBG consultants to anyone to get their trade license process done in a professional way. Appreciate the quality of response to my queries , Way to go IBG!
Aspire Point Technical Services LLC

Marites Maite

We had our business processed by IBG Consulting, and they had exceeded our expectations. Mahesh Maddu did an amazing job explaining each process and throughout the whole registration. Harsha, who is in charge of the back-end processing, is prompt and efficient in updating us with our license. Overall, I highly recommend IBG Consulting for all your business licensing needs.
Project X1 LLC

Subashi Joshi

When we decided five years ago to start our business in Dubai, we approached IBG Consulting for our business license and other documents. From day one, we appreciate how they interacted and exerted efforts for us, each with a smile on their faces, until we finish the whole legal process. All necessary documents were processed within the timeframe.We can say that we have a good working relationship with IBG Consulting, and will remain as it is in the future. They are all very supportive and prompt in their services. They gave us the best solutions and treated us with respect. We wish them good luck and we look forward to more corporate services available from their agency.
Welldone International FZC

Ljiljana Conic

Our experience with IBG was and still is great. They helped us to support our clients to do business in UAE. Especially thanks to Mr. Erano and Ms. Fatima – efficient team of professionals. We ll definitely do business with them in future and recomend them to our clients.
Conic&Tonic - Republic of Serbia

Zuhair

Quality Business OrganizationEasy to reach, advertised in popular e-media, sociable personnel, high standard communication, segregate task assignment among employee, well trained and expert workforce, friendly feeling.
PRO Services

Ihab Dakak

Great Experience with IBGMy experience with IBG was great! the team is so supportive and continuously provided a high level of service. Indeed, Recommended.
Marketo Rex LLC

Rakesh

IBG helped me in getting my dependents.IBG helped me in getting my dependents’ visa processed. The service offered by IBG was great, and the most important part of the service is their response and being transparent, especially in terms of charges, timelines etc. I recommend to consult IBG for visa related services in UAE.
PRO Services

Rickee

Working with IBG was smooth like butter, this was made possible only by people like Mr.Mahesh, Ms.Harsha and Ms.Fatima. They are best in their respective jobs and maintained professionalism throughout my company opening process and follow up requirements.100% I will recommend IBG to my contacts!
PRO Services

Jenifer Silva

Excellent Customer Service. IBG helped us setting up our business smoothly. They go above and beyond – SUPERB customer service!! A big thank you to the operations team (Ms. Fatma and most especially to Mrs. Halima Amin).100% will recommend to my contacts!!
AromaPlus

RCB

Business Set-Up LicensingExcellent Work With Halina and IBG Staff, Very Professional and Supportive.
RCB Consulting

Ahmad Khalil

I would like to thank harsha and sajad by names for the effort they did to get my visa done million thanks to all the team
Aeon International FZ-LLC

Deepa Nair

Thanks to Mr Mahesh and Ms Harsha for guiding us in every step towards registering our company. They made the process so smooth and easy for us that we recommend IBG consultants to get your work done in a most professional way. They responded to our queries any time of the day and the quality of their services were top class. Way to go IBG! Thanks and regards..
VMentor

RADHAKRISHNA

Thanks to Ms. Harsha and the team for guiding me towards registering my company. They made the process so smooth and easy for me. I will recommend IBG consultants to anyone to get their trade license process done in a professional way. Appreciate the quality of response to my queries , Way to go IBG!
Aspire Point Technical Services LLC

Marites Maite

We had our business processed by IBG Consulting, and they had exceeded our expectations. Mahesh Maddu did an amazing job explaining each process and throughout the whole registration. Harsha, who is in charge of the back-end processing, is prompt and efficient in updating us with our license. Overall, I highly recommend IBG Consulting for all your business licensing needs.
Project X1 LLC

Subashi Joshi

When we decided five years ago to start our business in Dubai, we approached IBG Consulting for our business license and other documents. From day one, we appreciate how they interacted and exerted efforts for us, each with a smile on their faces, until we finish the whole legal process. All necessary documents were processed within the timeframe.We can say that we have a good working relationship with IBG Consulting, and will remain as it is in the future. They are all very supportive and prompt in their services. They gave us the best solutions and treated us with respect. We wish them good luck and we look forward to more corporate services available from their agency.
Welldone International FZC

Ljiljana Conic

Our experience with IBG was and still is great. They helped us to support our clients to do business in UAE. Especially thanks to Mr. Erano and Ms. Fatima – efficient team of professionals. We ll definitely do business with them in future and recomend them to our clients.
Conic&Tonic - Republic of Serbia

Zuhair

Quality Business OrganizationEasy to reach, advertised in popular e-media, sociable personnel, high standard communication, segregate task assignment among employee, well trained and expert workforce, friendly feeling.
PRO Services

Ihab Dakak

Great Experience with IBGMy experience with IBG was great! the team is so supportive and continuously provided a high level of service. Indeed, Recommended.
Marketo Rex LLC

Rakesh

IBG helped me in getting my dependents.IBG helped me in getting my dependents’ visa processed. The service offered by IBG was great, and the most important part of the service is their response and being transparent, especially in terms of charges, timelines etc. I recommend to consult IBG for visa related services in UAE.
PRO Services

Rickee

Working with IBG was smooth like butter, this was made possible only by people like Mr.Mahesh, Ms.Harsha and Ms.Fatima. They are best in their respective jobs and maintained professionalism throughout my company opening process and follow up requirements.100% I will recommend IBG to my contacts!
PRO Services

Jenifer Silva

Excellent Customer Service. IBG helped us setting up our business smoothly. They go above and beyond – SUPERB customer service!! A big thank you to the operations team (Ms. Fatma and most especially to Mrs. Halima Amin).100% will recommend to my contacts!!
AromaPlus

RCB

Business Set-Up LicensingExcellent Work With Halina and IBG Staff, Very Professional and Supportive.
RCB Consulting