Licensing

 

  • Authority

    Abu Dhabi Department of Economic Development

  • Required Time

    15 Minutes

Requirements

Requirements

  • 1- Trade Name
  • 2- Industrial activity
  • 3- Contract of incorporation (if the legal form is not an institution)
  • 4- Financial Statements (Capital and Total Investment)
Fees

Fees

  • According to licensed activities (up to 9375 AED)
  • From December 1, 2018, as part of the Abu Dhabi Government Initiative, the "Industry Pioneers" License will be exempt from all local fees for two years from the date of issue.
Note

Note

For more details, visit the Industrial Development Bureau (IDB) website.

Documentation of contract of incorporation is required for legal form not established. This is by reviewing the notary. After the trade name is issued, you need to notarizing contract of incorporation, and finally apply for the issuance of "Industrial Pioneers" license.

  • Authority

    Abu Dhabi Department of Economic Development

  • Required Time

    5 Working days

Requirements

Requirements

  • 1- Product data
  • 2- Data of total required services (water, electricity, gas, fuel)
  • 3- Machine data
  • 4- Third party approvals (via direct link)
Fees

Fees

  • By activities and products (The first product for each activity AED 500 - the other AED 100)
  • As part of the Abu Dhabi Government initiative, converting the license from "industry pioneers" to "under construction" for licenses issued after December 1, 2018 is exempt from all local fees if the license is converted within two years from the date of issue.
Note

Note

Converting the Industry license does not effect the validity of the license, and the "Under Construction" industrial license can be renewed only twice, after that it must be converted to "Production".
  • Authority

    Abu Dhabi Department of Economic Development

  • Required Time

    6 Working days

Requirements

Requirements

  • 1- Raw material data
  • 2- Details of the required services (water, electricity, gas, fuel)
  • 3- Details of funding sources
  • 4- Building Completion Certificate (via direct lonk)
  • 5- Civil Defense Permit (via direct lonk)
  • 6- Third party approvals (via direct link)
Fees

Fees

By activities and products (The first product AED 1000 per activity - the other AED 200)
As part of the Abu Dhabi Government initiative, converting the license from "Under Construction" to "Production" for licenses issued after December 1, 2018 is exempt from all local fees if the license status is transferred within two years from the date of issue.
Note

Note

Converting the Industry license does not effect the validity of the license or the issuing dates, and can be renewed for one year when its finished.
  • Authority

    Dubai Department of Economic Development

  • Required Time

    Few minutes

Requirements

Requirements

  • 1- Expat : Passport + UAE Visa + No Objection Certificate
  • 2- Local Partner : Passport + Identity Document
  • 3- Registration and Commercial License Form
Fees

Fees

  • AED 620 to reserve a trade name
  • No extra fees for Arabic Name
  • AED 2000 /year for non-Arabic name
  • Extra AED 1000 for names containing special words (global, gulf, etc.)
  • AED 220 for Initial Approval Application
  • Signboard Approval: AED 350
  • To Estimate cost of issue industry license click here
Note

Note

No approval from (Dubai Municipality - Ministry of Energy and Industry) is required if an entity wished to start the industrial activity through a management office. However, when the management offices changes to the industrial zone, Companies are obliged to obtain assistance from the Department of Economic Development (DED) regarding additional entities related to your activity.
Requirements

Requirements

  • Special approvals from the relevant government agencies to complete the documents and requirements:
  • 1- Issuing the lease contract from the Real Estate Regulatory Agency - RERA
  • 2- Certificate of approval of activities from Ministry of Energy and Industry - Industrial Sector.
  • 3. Environmental declaration Dubai Municipality - Environmental Protection.
  • 4- Request for preventive inspection for the purpose of licensing - Directorate General Of Civil Defence - Dubai
  • 5- Ratification the Contract of incorporation according to the legal form of the establishment from Dubai Courts.
  • 6- Membership registration in Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry - issued electronically with the license.
Note

Note

If the customer wishes to start the industrial activity through a management office only, this does not require the approval of (Dubai Municipality - Ministry of Energy and Industry) When the work site is changed from the office to the industrial zone, companies are obliged to do so
You can get help from the Department of Economic Development (DED) regarding additional entities related to your activity.
  • Authority

    Dubai Department of Economic Development

  • Required Time

    15 minutes

Requirements

Requirements

  • 1. Lease contract
  • 2- A certificate of approval for the activities
  • 3. Reservation of trade name
  • 4. Approval of the Ministry of Energy and Industry
  • 5. Ratification the Contract of incorporation
Fees

Fees

  • 2.5% of the lease value
  • AED 1000 per partner in case of LLC companies and failure of the partner to pay housing allowance fees on the lease contract in Dubai
Note

Note

Initial approval does not allow anyone to engage in the activity, unless an industrial license is duly issued, as a last step of the process. You can get help from the Department of Economic Development in relation to additional entities related to your business
  • Authority

    Sharjah Economic Development Department

  • Required Time

    Few minutes

Requirements

Requirements

  • 1- Expat : Passport + UAE Visa + No Objection Certificate
  • 2- Local Partner : Passport + Identity Document + Family Book
  • 3- Lease Contract
  • 4- Signboard Design
Fees

Fees

Between AED 250 for (Arabic names) and AED 2,500 for (Others only if it is a branch of an existing company). For exact Costs visit SEDD
Note

Note

  • The first step in the process of issuing a license is determining the activity type, then determining the parties and legal form as associated. Visit SDED for more details
  • Foreign investors must obtain the approval of the General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners' Affairs before obtaining the initial approval.
  • The initial approval do not authorise the investor to start the economic activity unless an industrial license is issued according to the procedures followed.
  • The investor can register through the smart pass service to be able to use the electronic services of the department.
Requirements

Requirements

  • Special approvals from the relevant government agencies to complete the documents and requirements:
  • 1- Issuing the lease contract from Sharjah City Municipality
  • 2- Certificate of approval of activities from Ministry of Energy and Industry - Industrial Sector.
  • 3- Environmental declaration from Sharjah City Municipality
  • 4- Request for preventive inspection for the purpose of licensing - Directorate General Of Civil Defense – Sharjah
  • 5- Ratification the Contract of incorporation according to the legal form of the establishment from Ministry of Justice.
  • 6- Membership registration in Sharjah Chamber of Commerce and Industry

Note

Note

You can get help from the Department of Economic Development (DED) regarding additional entities related to your activity
  • Authority

    Sharjah Economic Development Department

  • Required Time

    5 minutes if all required documents are available

Requirements

Requirements

  • 1- Lease Contract
  • 2- Certificate of approval of activities.
  • 3- Environmental declaration
  • 4- Request for preventive inspection for the purpose of licensing
  • 5- Ratification the Contract of incorporation
  • 6- Membership registration in Sharjah Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Fees

Fees

  • 13% of commercial lease
  • Record Issuance AED 1200
Note

Note

  • Foreign investors must obtain the approval of the General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners' Affairs before getting the initial approval. The initial approval does not allow a person to practise the activity, unless a industrial licence is duly issued, as a last step of the process.
  • You can get help from the Department of Economic Development (DED) regarding additional entities related to your activity
  • Authority

    Ajman Department of Economic Development

  • Required Time

    Few minutes

Requirements

Requirements

  • 1- Expat : Passport + UAE Visa + No Objection Certificate
  • 2- Local Partner : Passport + Identity Document
  • 3- Lease Contract
  • 4- Signboard Design
  • 5-letter from the Ministry of Energy and Industry + General Directorate of Civil Defense
Fees

Fees

  • AED 350
  • Maximum of AED 5000 AED for License Application
  • To view the fees, please visit the Department's website: www.ajmanded.ae
Note

Note

  • The first step in the process of issuing a license is determining the activity type, then determining the parties and legal form asassociated.
  • Foreign investors must obtain the approval of the General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners' Affairs before obtaining the initial approval.
  • The initial approval do not authorise the investor to start the economic activity unless an industrial license is issued according to the required procedure.
  • Authority

    Ajman Department of Economic Development

Requirements

Requirements

  • Special approvals from relevant government agencies to complete the documents and requirements:
  • 1- Issuing the lease contract from Ajman Municipality & Planning Department
  • 2- Certificate of approval of activities from Ministry of Energy and Industry - Industrial Sector.
  • 3- Environmental permit from Municipality and Planning Department - Public Health Department - Ajman
  • 4- Request for preventive inspection for the purpose of licensing - Directorate General Of Civil Defence - Ajman
  • 5- Ratification the Contract of incorporation according to the legal form of the establishment from Ministry of Justic.
  • 6- Membership registration in Ajman Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Note

Note

  • You can get help from the Department of Economic Development (DED) regarding additional entities related to your activity
  • Authority

    Ajman Department of Economic Development

  • Required Time

    From half an hour to maximum an hour

Requirements

Requirements

  • 1- Lease Cotract
  • 2- Certificate of approval of activities
  • 3- Environmental permit
  • 4- Request for preventive inspection
  • 5- Ratification the Contract of incorporation
  • 6- Membership in the Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Fees

Fees

  • AED 2130
Note

Note

  • Foreign investors must obtain the approval of the General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners' Affairs before getting the initial approval. The initial approval does not allow a person to practise the activity, unless a industrial licence is duly issued, as a last step of the process.
  • Authority

    Umm Al Quwain Department of Industry and Economy

  • Required Time

    1/2 day

Requirements

Requirements

  • 1- Expat : Passport + UAE Visa + No Objection Certificate
  • 2- Local Partner : Passport + Identity Document + Family Book
  • 3- Lease Contract
  • 4- Signboard Design
Fees

Fees

  • AED 1250 for Arabic name
  • AED 2260 non-Arabic name
Note

Note

  • The first step in the process of issuing a license is determining the activity type, then determining the parties and legal form asassociated.
  • Foreign investors must obtain the approval of the General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners' Affairs before obtaining the initial approval.
  • The initial approval do not authorise the investor to start the economic activity unless an industrial license is issued according to the required procedure.
Requirements

Requirements

  • Special approvals from the relevant government agencies to complete the documents and requirements:
  • 1- Issuing the lease contract from Umm Al Quwain Municipality
  • 2- Certificate of approval of activities from Ministry of Energy and Industry - Industrial Sector.
  • 3- Environmental declaration
  • 4- Request for preventive inspection for the purpose of licensing - Directorate General Of Civil Defence - Umm Al Quwain
  • 5- Ratification the Contract of incorporation according to the legal form of the establishment from Ministry of Justic .
  • 6- Membership registration in Umm Al Quwain Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Note

Note

  • You can get help from the Department of Economic Development (DED) regarding additional entities related to your activity
  • Authority

    Umm Al Quwain Department of Industry and Economy

  • Required Time

    --

Requirements

Requirements

  • Foreign investors must obtain the approval of the General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners' Affairs before getting the initial approval. The initial approval does not allow a person to practise the activity, unless a industrial licence is duly issued, as a last step of the process.
  • You can get help from the Department of Economic Development (DED) regarding additional entities related to your activity
Note

Note

  • Foreign investors must obtain the approval of the General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners' Affairs before getting the initial approval. The initial approval does not allow a person to practise the activity, unless a industrial licence is duly issued, as a last step of the process.
  • Authority

    Ras Al Khaimah Department of Industry and Economy

  • Required Time

    1/2 day

Requirements

Requirements

  • 1- Expat : Passport + UAE Visa + No Objection Certificate
  • 2- Local Partner : Passport + Identity Document + Family Book
  • 3- Lease Contract
  • 4- Signboard Design
Fees

Fees

  • AED 200 for Arabic name
  • AED 3000 for non-Arabic name
Note

Note

  • The first step in the process of issuing a license is determining the activity type, then determining the parties and legal form asassociated.
  • Foreign investors must obtain the approval of the General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners' Affairs before obtaining the initial approval.
  • The initial approval do not authorise the investor to start the economic activity unless an industrial license is issued according to the required procedures.
  • Authority

    Government Entities (Local and Federal)

Requirements

Requirements

  • Special approvals from the relevant government agencies to complete the documents and requirements:
  • 1- Issuing the lease contract from Ras Al Khaimah Municipality
  • 2- Certificate of approval of activities from Ministry of Energy and Industry - Industrial Sector.
  • 3- Environmental declaration
  • 4- Request for preventive inspection for the purpose of licensing - Directorate General Of Civil Defence - Ras Al Khaimah
  • 5- Ratification the Contract of incorporation according to the legal form of the establishment from Ras Al Khaimah Courts Department .
  • 6- Membership registration in Ras Al Khaimah Chamber of Commerce and Industry

Note

Note

  • You can get help from the Department of Economic Development (DED) regarding additional entities related to your activity
  • Authority

    Ras Al Khaimah Department of Industry and Economy

  • Required Time

    --

Requirements

Requirements

  • Foreign investors must obtain the approval of the General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners' Affairs before getting the initial approval. The initial approval does not allow a person to practise the activity, unless a industrial licence is duly issued, as a last step of the process.
  • You can get help from the Department of Economic Development (DED) regarding additional entities related to your activity
Fees

Fees

  • 10% of lease
Note

Note

  • Foreign investors must obtain the approval of the General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners' Affairs before getting the initial approval. The initial approval does not allow a person to practise the activity, unless a industrial licence is duly issued, as a last step of the process.
  • Authority

    Fujairah Department of Industry and Economy

  • Required Time

    1/2 day

Requirements

Requirements

  • 1- Expat : Passport + UAE Visa + No Objection Certificate
  • 2- Local Partner : Passport + Identity Document + Family Book
  • 3- Lease Contract
  • 4- Signboard Design
Fees

Fees

  • AED 200 for Arabic name
  • AED 2000 for non-Arabic name
Note

Note

  • The first step in the process of issuing a license is determining the activity type, then determining the parties and legal form asassociated.
  • Foreign investors must obtain the approval of the General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners' Affairs before obtaining the initial approval.
  • The initial approval do not authorise the investor to start the economic activity unless an industrial license is issued according to the required procedure.
Requirements

Requirements

  • Special approvals from the relevant government agencies to complete the documents and requirements:
  • 1- Issuing the lease contract from Fujairah​ Municipality
  • 2- Certificate of approval of activities from Ministry of Energy and Industry - Industrial Sector.
  • 3- Environmental declaration
  • 4- Request for preventive inspection for the purpose of licensing - Directorate General Of Civil Defence - Fujairah​
  • 5- Ratification the Contract of incorporation according to the legal form of the establishment from Ministry of Justic.
  • 6- Membership registration in Fujairah​ Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Note

Note

  • You can get help from the Department of Economic Development (DED) regarding additional entities related to your activity
  • Authority

    Fujairah Department of Industry and Economy

  • Required Time

    --

Requirements

Requirements

  • 1- Issuing the lease contract
  • 2- Certificate of approval of activities.
  • 3- Environmental declaration
  • 4- Request for preventive inspection for the purpose of licensing
  • 5- Ratification the Contract of incorporation
  • 6- Membership registration in Sharjah Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Fees

Fees

  • AED 6130 /year
Note

Note

  • Foreign investors must obtain the approval of the General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners' Affairs before getting the initial approval. The initial approval does not allow a person to practise the activity, unless a industrial licence is duly issued, as a last step of the process.
  • You can get help from the Department of Economic Development (DED) regarding additional entities related to your activity

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