Dubai LLC

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Licensing

1License Renewal

– Renewal fees should be according to payment packages

– AFZ is entitled to amend expenses without written notice

 

Required Documents

– Letter from the company (signed and sealed)

– For the branch of a foreign company, a renewal confirmation letter from the mother company, attested by UAE Embassy in the country of company incorporation as well as by UAE Foreign Affairs

– Original valid (trade license – Chamber of Commerce membership registration certificate)

– Copy of Civil Defence Certificate for (warehouses/plots/showrooms)

 

N.B.

– Owner/manager should attend in person to renew the license

– Authorization letter should be submitted in case the owner authorizes a person to sign/submit application on his behalf in his absence

– In case of delay, a fine will be imposed (see instructions on the reverse of license page)

– Pre-approval checks will be conducted for warehouses, plots, showrooms and libraries

– In case of loss of original documents (if valid), a police report should be submitted

– Manager’s passport may be updated while renewing the license

– Please make sure that establishment card is valid

2Add Partner

Required Documents

– Letter from the company (signed and sealed)

– Letter of appointing a manager

– Original license (valid)

– Original Chamber of Commerce Membership Certificate (valid)

– New Articles of Association

– Old Articles of Association (for AFZ companies)

– Copy of old passport + 1 photo with white background for the new owner

– Old tenancy contract (if valid)

 

Fees

Kind of Fees

Fees

License particulars amendment fees

500 AED

Articles of Association fees

1,000 AED

Fees for amending establishment card (in case of a change in the legal form from Free Zone Establishment to Free Zone Company)

500 AED

* Fees for attestation of Articles of Association, depend on company capital, as there are extra fees

 

N.B.

– Authorization letter to be submitted, in case the owner authorizes a person to sign/submit the application on his/her behalf for any absence.

– Inside the state (authorization letter should be attested by a UAE Court)

– Outside the state (authorization letter should be attested by UAE Embassy in the foreign state and UAE Foreign Affairs)

– You may add more partners/owners for (office, warehouse and plot)

– Licenses for a maximum of 4 partners/owners in (office, warehouse and plot)

– Licenses for a maximum of 2 partners/owners in smart offices

– Please note that new partner passport should be valid for minimum 6 months

– All old Articles of Association copies should be submitted to AFZ

– In case the old Articles of Association are lost, then a police report must be submitted.

– Please note that establishment card should be amended in case of changing the company legal status

3Partner Withdrawal

Required Documents

– Letter from the company (signed and sealed)

– Letter of appointing a manager

– Original license (valid)

– Original Chamber of Commerce Membership Certificate (valid)

– New Articles of Association

– Old tenancy contract (if valid)

– Declaration for 17 days (to be implemented by AFZ)

 Fees

Kind of fees

Fees

License particulars amendment fees

500 AED

Articles of Association fees

1,000 AED

Fees for amending establishment card

500 AED

Declaration fees

500 AED

* Fees for attestation of Articles of Association, depend on company capital, as there are extra fees

 

N.B.

– Owner/Manager should attend in person

– Authorization letter to be submitted, in case the owner authorizes a person to sign/submit the application on his/her behalf for any absence

Inside the state (authorization letter should be attested by a UAE Court)

Outside the state (authorization letter should be attested by UAE Embassy in the foreign state and UAE Foreign Affairs)

– Articles of Association fees may differ upon company capital

– All old Articles of Association copies should be submitted to AFZ, in case of changing the company legal status

– In case the old Articles of Association are lost, then a police report must be submitted

– Please note that establishment card should be amended in case of changing the license legal status

– Please note that security deposit will not be refunded to the owner till end of all matters related to the company

4Ownership Transfer

Required Documents

– Letter from the company (signed and sealed)

– Letter of appointing a new manager

– Copy of new owner passport

– 1 photo with white background for the new owner

– Original trade license

– Original Chamber of Commerce Membership Certificate (if valid)

– New Articles of Association (Free Zone Companies only)

– Old Articles of Association (Free Zone Companies only)

– Original establishment card

– Old tenancy contract (if valid)

– Declaration for 17 days (to be implemented by AFZ)

 

Fees

Kind of fees

Fees

Amendment fees

500 AED

Declaration fees

500 AED

Articles of Association attestation fees

1,000 AED

* Fees for attestation of Articles of Association, depend on company capital, as there are extra fees

 

N.B.

– New and Old Owners/Managers should attend in person when applying for the above procedure

– Old owner visa should be cancelled if sponsored by AFZ (after declaration period)

– Old owner is entitled to change his profession on the same company or transfer his visa to another company in AFZ, only if he desires to remain under sponsorship of AFZ

– Passport should be valid for 6 months

– Authorization letter to be submitted, in case the owner authorizes a person to sign/submit the application on his/her behalf for any absence.

Inside the state (authorization letter should be attested by a UAE Court)

Outside the state (authorization letter should be attested by UAE Embassy in the foreign state and UAE Foreign Affairs)

– Articles of Association fees may differ upon company capital

– All old Articles of Association copies should be submitted to AFZ, in case of changing the company legal status

– In case the old Articles of Association are lost, then a police report must be submitted.

– Please note that establishment card should be amended in case of changing the license legal status

– Please note that security deposit will not be refunded to the owner till end of all matters related to the company

5Change Activity

Required Documents

– Letter from the company (signed and sealed)

– Original trade license (if valid)

– Original Chamber of Commerce Membership Registration Certificate (if valid)

– New Articles of Association (for AFZ companies only)

– Old Articles of Association (for AFZ companies only)

– Original establishment card

– Payment of difference between the new and old activity (if necessary)

 

Fees

Kind of fees

Fees

Change activity fees

If any

License particulars amendment fees

500 AED

Fees for amending establishment card

500 AED

Articles of Association attestation fees 1,000 AED

 

N.B.

– Owners/Managers should attend in person

– Authorization letter to be submitted, in case the owner authorizes a person to sign/submit the application on his/her behalf for any absence

Inside the state (authorization letter should be attested by a UAE Court)

Outside the state (authorization letter should be attested by UAE Embassy in the foreign state and UAE Foreign Affairs)

– AFZ should approve the activity for amending the license

– More than one activity may be added instead of changing the same

– Activity should match with company name

– Articles of Association fees may differ upon company capital, as there may be extra fees

– All old Articles of Association copies should be submitted to AFZ

– In case the old Articles of Association are lost, then a police report must be submitted

– Please note that establishment card should be amended

6Change Trade Name

Required Documents

– Letter from the company (signed and sealed)

– Original trade license (if valid)

– Original Chamber of Commerce Membership Registration Certificate (if valid)

– New Articles of Association (for AFZ companies only)

– Old Articles of Association (for AFZ companies only)

– Old tenancy contract

– Original establishment card

– Declaration for 17 days

 

Fees

Kind of fees

Fees

License amendment fees

500 AED

Declaration fees

500 AED

Articles of Association attestation fees

1,000 AED

Establishment card amendment fees

500 AED

Panel fees

200 AED

Panel fees

1,000 AED

 

N.B.

– Owners/Managers should attend in person

– Authorization letter to be submitted, in case the owner authorizes a person to sign/submit the application on his/her behalf for any absence

Inside the state (authorization letter should be attested by a UAE Court)

Outside the state (authorization letter should be attested by UAE Embassy in the foreign state and UAE Foreign Affairs)

– Articles of Association fees may differ upon company capital

– Company new name should be matching with license activity

– Make sure that the panel in the establishment card has been changed as per new company name

– Make sure that trade name the panel of trade name of the new company has been changed

7Change Manager

Required Documents

– Letter from the company (signed and sealed)

– Board resolution from the foreign company branch

– Original Chamber of Commerce Membership Registration Certificate (if valid)

– Old tenancy contract (if valid)

– Original trade license (if valid)

Fees

Kind of fees

Fees

License particulars amendment fees 500 AED

 

N.B.

– Owners/Managers should attend in person

– Note that manager visa should be under sponsorship of AFZ

– Authorization letter to be submitted, in case the owner authorizes a person to sign/submit the application on his/her behalf for any absence

Inside the state (authorization letter should be attested by a UAE Court)

Outside the state (authorization letter should be attested by UAE Embassy in the foreign state and UAE Foreign Affairs)

8Change Signature

Required documents

– Letter from the company (signed and sealed)

– Copy of trade name

– Passport copy

– 1 Photo with white background for manager/owner

N.B.

– Manager/owner should attend when applying for above mentioned services

9Change License Particulars

Required Documents
– Application form on the website
– Original trade license (if valid)
– Original Chamber of Commerce Membership Registration Certificate (if valid)
– Old Articles of Association (for AFZ companies only)
– Old tenancy contract
– New tenancy contract
– Passport copy
– 1 photo with white background for the owner

N.B.
– Owners/Managers should attend in person
– Note that manager visa should be under sponsorship of AFZ
– Authorization letter to be submitted, in case the owner authorizes a person to sign/submit the application on his/her behalf for any absence
Inside the state (authorization letter should be attested by a UAE Court)
Outside the state (authorization letter should be attested by UAE Embassy in the foreign state and UAE Foreign Affairs)

10Change Partner

Required Documents

– Letter from the company (signed and sealed)

– Letter for appointing a manager

– Original trade license (if valid)

– Original Chamber of Commerce Membership Registration Certificate (if valid)

– Old Articles of Association

– New Articles of Association

– Passport copy

– One photo with white background for the new owner

– Old tenancy contract

– Declaration for 17 days, to be implemented by AFZ

Fees

Kind of fees

Fees

License particulars amendment fees

500 AED

Declaration fees

500 AED

Articles of Association attestation fees

1,000 AED

 

N.B.

– Old and new owners should attend in person when submitting above application

– Old owner visa should be cancelled if under sponsorship of AFZ

– Old owner may change his profession on the same company or transfer his visa to another company within the Free Zone only, if he desires to remain under sponsorship of AFZ

– Passport should be valid for 6 months

– You should submit authorization letter in case the owner/manager authorizes a person to sign/submit the application on his behalf in his absence

Inside the state (authorization letter should be attested by a UAE Court)

Outside the state (authorization letter should be attested by UAE Embassy in the foreign state and UAE Foreign Affairs)

– Fees for Articles of Association may differ upon company capital, as there may be extra fees

– All old Articles of Association copies should be submitted to AFZ, in case of changing the company legal status

– In case the old Articles of Association are lost, then a police report must be submitted

– Please note that establishment card should be amended in case of changing the company legal status

– Please note that security deposit will not be refunded to the owner till end of all matters related to the company

Visa

1Establishment Card (New/Renew)

Documents Required

– Application form through the AFZ website, to be signed and sealed by owner/authorized partners

– Copy of valid trade license

– Copy of partners’ passports

– Original establishment card (in case of renewal)

– Copy of previous visit or residency visa for partners

2Establishment Card (Data ِِِAmendment)

Documents Required

– Application form from the company (signed and sealed)

– Copy of valid trade license

– Original establishment card

– Copy of passport

3Establishment Card (Replacement of Lost /Damaged)

Documents Required

– Application form from the company (signed and sealed)

– Police report

– Copy of valid trade license

– Copy of passport

4Establishment Card (Cancellation)

Documents Required

– Application form issued by the company (signed and sealed)

– Original establishment card

– Copy of valid trade license

Fees

Kind of service

Fees

Establishment Card (new/renew/data amendment)

535 AED

Establishment Card (replacement of lost /damaged)

285 AED

Establishment Card (Cancellation)

135 AED

 

N.B.

– All companies in AFZ will get an Establishment card. The card should be valid or renewed before submitting any visa application to the General Directorate for Residency and Foreign Affairs

– In case, the Establishment card has not been renewed, there will be a fixed fine of 1000 AED as well as 150 AED for each delayed month

5PRO Card

Documents Required

– Application form  issued by the company (signed and sealed by owner/authorized partner)

– Copy of valid passport including visa page

– 2 photos with white background (for applicant PRO)

– Copy of valid trade license

Fees

Kind of service

Fees

PRO Card 200 AED

 

N.B.

– AFZ is entitled to make amendments to these procedures without prior notice

6Employment visa

Documents Required

– Application form on AFZ website

– Copy of passport valid for 6 months

– 1 photo with white background

– Copy of valid Establishment Card

Fees

Kind of service

Fees

Employment visa

635 AED

Security deposit (for air ticket)

2000 AED

 

N.B.

– Employee shall work only for the employer within AFZ

– Employment entry permit shall be valid for 60 days from its issue date

– Application is to be submitted by company PRO in person when submitting the Employment Visa Application

– Before receiving the visa, there could be an inspection from AFZ and General Directorate for Residency and Foreign Affairs

– Ensuring that the website is open, ready and having panel to avoid any visa delay or refusal

– 2000 AED to be paid as ticket security deposit for all nationalities

– Security deposit is to be paid when asking the visa

– 600 AED to be paid in cash, post-dated cheque or by credit card only

– Owner may return employment visa security deposit after visa cancellation or transfer to another company inside or outside AFZ

– Profession will be matched with company activity

– Copy of driving license and car registration card must be attached with submitted documents for above said procedures if the profession is “Driver”

7Amendment of Visa Peculiarities

Required Documents

– Application form issued by the company (signed and sealed)

– Original Visa

– Copy of passport

– Copy of valid trade license

8Visa (Replacement of Lost/Damaged)

Required Documents

– Application form issued by the company (signed and sealed)

– Police report

– Copy of passport

– Copy of valid trade license

– Copy of Establishment Card

– 1 photo with white background

– Damaged visa

Fees

Kind of service

Fees

Amendment of Visa peculiarities 235 AED
Visa (replacement of lost/damaged) 135 AED
9Employment Visa Cancellation – Along With Entry Stamp

Required Documents

– Application form on AFZ website (signed and sealed)

– Original employment visa

– Signing statement of dues (for staff only)

– Original passport

– Copy of valid trade license

– Copy of valid Establishment Card

 

Fees

Kind of service

Fees

Cancellation (Normal) 235 AED
Cancellation (Urgent) 335 AED

N.B.

– Owner or PRO must attend in person, when submitting the application for such a procedure.

– Employee must be present with the owner/PRO to sign the statement of his / her dues. In case of being outside the state for more than 6 months, he/she should bring proof from General Directorate for Residency and Foreigners Affairs

Letters & Certificates

1Communication With Banks

What is the Letter Sent to a Bank?

– No objection letter sent to a bank to open a company account

– To whomsoever it may concern

 

Required Documents

– Signed and sealed application form you get from the website

– Copy of valid passport including visa page

– Copy of valid trade license

 

Fees

Kind of fees

Fees

Certificate of incorporating external business

100 AED

2Certificate of Incorporating External Business

What is the certificate of incorporating external business?

It’s a non-objection certificates that allows you to start business inside the United Arab Emirates

 

Required Documents

– Signed and sealed application form you get from the website

– Copy of valid passport including visa page

– Copy of valid trade license

 

Fees

Kind of Fees

Fees

Certificate of incorporating external business

100 AED

3Police Report

What is a Police Report?

– It is a certificate issued from AFZ to the Police Station to get an original document loss certificate

 

Required Documents

– Signed and sealed application form you get from the website

– Copy valid passport including visa page

– Copy of valid trade license

– Copy of the lost document

 

Fees

Kind of fees

Fees

Police report

100 AED

4Passport Loss Certificate

What is Passport Loss Certificate?

– It is a certificate issued from AFZ to THE Consulate for issuing a new passport in case of lost or stolen passport

 

Required Documents

– Signed and sealed application form you get from the website

– Copy valid passport including visa page

– Copy of valid trade license

 

Fees

Kind of fees

Fees

Passport Loss Certificate 100 AED
5Letter To Embassy/Consulate

What is “Letter To Embassy/Consulate”?

– It is a No Objection Certificate sent to Embassy/Consulate for work/travel to another country

 

Required Documents

– Signed and sealed application form you get from the website

– Copy valid passport including visa page

– Copy of valid trade license

 

Fees

Kind of fees

Fees

Letter to embassy 50 AED
6Letter to Etisalat

What is “Letter to Etisalat”?

– It is a letter for getting phone, fax and internet line, at the company cost

 

Required Documents

– Signed and sealed application form you get from the website

– Copy of valid trade license

 

Fees

Kind of fees

Fees

Letter to Etisalat 50 AED

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