Branch of foreign company in Dubai License Registration in Dubai Online

Translated & attested Original Documents Courrier

After translating,attesting requested company documents from UAE embassy and ministry of foreign affairs in Dubai courier them to our office address in Dubai
Clover Bay Tower Office 1111 , Business Bay ,Dubai (Gulf Sun Businessmen Services)

UAE External Departments Approvals

Some licenses require Dubai or UAE external departments approvals to issue the requested license.

GDRFA Services

This service is to apply new GDRFA Establishment card (also called immigration establishment card and online visa services) this is mandatory card to apply any investor or partner visas with Dubai online visa services access .

Dubai Manager Residence Visa Services

This service is available once your license has been completely registered in Dubai mainland then we can apply appointed Manager two years residence visa under your branch office license. AED 3000 (USD 816) MOHRE refundable deposit is included in the fees.

Optional Investor / Partner Visa Services

Allows you to issue investor/partner visa inside UAE and change visa status without having to travel out of UAE in order to issue the visa and change visa status inside country . Don’t tick this service if you will be out of country during visa application process , we will email your visa to you to use it while entering back in UAE to procees with medical fitness test, emirates ID application and visa stamping in passport.

Dependent Residence Visas Of Investors /Partners

Allows you to apply for your dependents husband,wife,son,daughter,father,mother etc.. Dependent visa is valid for three years . select number of dependents from drop down list. You can avail this service once your investor/partner has been stamped in passport and Emirates ID application has been applied.

MOHRE Services

This service is to apply new MOHRE Establishment card (also called MOL Ministry of labor establishment card ) this is mandatory card to apply any employment visas under your company .

Branch of foreign company in Dubai Online UAE

Activity: Branch of foreign company in Dubai

Legal Type: Branch of foreign company

Time frame: 30 days


Parent Company documents – (Duly attested from Ministry of Foreign Affairs and UAE Embassy in country of origin)

1. Certificate of incorporation.
2. Articles of association of parent company.
3. Board of Resolution adopted by the authorized body in the parent company mentioning the
name of appointed General Manager.
4. The balance sheet of parent company for the last three fiscal years and auditor’s report.
5. Power of Attorney (issued in favor of the company-appointed General Manager).
6. Request letter to open a branch in Dubai on parent company letterhead (Address to
Ministry of Economy in Dubai, UAE)
7. Passport copies for the shareholders
8. Passport copies and C.V. (Resume) for the General Manager for the new branch
9. Brief Business plan

(all above documents to be provided translated and attested by UAE embassy in country of origin of parent company and attested from ministry of foreign affairs in Dubai) 

  • Passport copy of manager scanned or photo from smart phone or camera
  • passport size photo scanned or clear photo from smart or phone
  • UAE resident visa copy scanned or clear photo from smart or phone (if resident)
  • NOC no objection certificate from current sponsor if UAE resident for the appointed manger if .

External Approvals

Some foreign branch licenses in Dubai may require external department approvals e.g engineering consultancy ,contracting licenses etc..(external departments fees not included unless listed during registration and payment process.


  • Initial Approval application
  • Local Service Agent appoitment agreement Drafting
  • Local Service Agent agreement notarizing at Dubai public notary (Local service agent & Investor or their authorized signatories must be present ) this will take couple of hours or less.
  • Office Lease agreement (Ejari) to be arranged by investor emailed to us (copy)  .
  • Getting DEWA connection for utilities (water & electricity )

Cost of License Registration

Department of Economic Development License fee + 5% of annual office/shop rentAnnual 326810,000 to 12000
Corporate Sponsor or Local Service Agent feeAnnual21798000
License Registration Service FeeOne time13615000
Local Service Agent Agreement drafting,translation and notarizingOne time4081500
Ministry of Economy Approvalfirst year544520000

Optional Services 

New GDRFA  Establishment Card & Online visa service(optional required if applying investor/partner visas)Every three years12934750
New MOHRE (ex. Ministry of Labor Establishment Card (optional required if applying investor/partner visas)One Time9003300
Investor/ Partner Visa* per applicationEvery three years 12794700
Dependents Visa wife,son,daughter per application **Every three years6802500
Instant License***first year272210000
Virtual Office (optional)Per year680625000

Next Year Onward Dubai Economy Mainland License Renewal Cost

DE License Renewal Fee326812000
Corporate or Local Service Agent Fee21798000
Renewal Service fee2721000
Ministry of Economy approval renewal272210000

Important Notes

*Investor /Partner Visa This is an optional service that you can either add or leave at time of online license application, e.g if you don’t need an investor/partner visa or already have one then don’t tick the check box for this service. Select if more than one partner from drop down menu.

**Dependents residence visa wife,son,daughter

As an investor/partner you are eligible to apply residence visa for your family husband wife children, you will see requirements and process of this service during the registration process . You can avail this service only after your business license registration and after your visa has been stamped in passport and Emirates ID has been applied.

*** Instant License All DE Mainland Licenses that are not required to get external department approvals are eligible to get their license with with this service without renting a physical office in Dubai for first year by paying AED 10,000 to DE Dubai Economy . You will be eligible to get your investor visa and you can sponsor your family under your sponsorship and two employment visas , Instant License issues in 24 hours .This service is optional if you don’t plan to rent your own office and if your rent your own office there will be an additional 5% added from the rent value to your license DE Dubai Economy Fee.

**** Final Payment Voucher Fees depend on the business activity as well as cost of your annual lease (Market Fee is 5%) and will be adjusted whether less or more than the indicated DED fees , doesn’t apply to Instant License activities .