The professional license is often obtained by a private or a registered company in the UAE. The license allows the company to perform the activities mentioned within the license. In the case of a company registered in the UAE, there is no requirement for a local sponsor to acquire a license. However, certain business sectors need to have a UAE partner or an investor whose share capital is 51 percent. When applying for a professional license, the first step is to provide an in-depth overview of the activities administered in one’s company. Secondly, rent an area service agent to handle all of the legal paperwork needed to get a professional license in Dubai.
After obtaining the initial approval from the DED through an appointment, reserve a business name (for which there’s a fee) then send all necessary documents to the DED for the approval of the name.
These are the following documents that will be required for you to submit or showcase to receive a professional license:
- Copies of the passport of householders or investors
- Copy of the local partner’s naturalization book
- Filled professional license form
- No Objection Certificate (NOC) from the local sponsors if the owner may be a foreigner who is residing in Dubai with an employment pass. If the shareholder or investor is on a visitor visa, then the individual’s UID number is required
- Copy of visitor transit visa for the foreign partners
- Documents showing the proof of initial approval from the relevant government authorities based upon the sort of commercial activity (i.e., Government agencies like RTA, Dubai Municipality, National Media Council).
The professional license in Dubai costs about AED 15,310 which includes the fees of the license, service agent, Trade name, Market and Administrative service, Government cultural fees, and local fees.