Dubai import export trading license registration

Dubai import export trading LLC license registration

Activity: Trading

Legal Type: Commercial Trading LLC

Time frame: 24 hours


  • Five suggested company names to register
  • Passport copy of investor 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)
  • UAE tourist , visitor visa or entry stamp to any UAE airport from passport (You must enter UAE at least once to generate your UID Unified ID that is required to incorporate a business in Dubai or UAE)
  • NOC no objection certificate from current sponsor if UAE resident .

External Approvals

None to issue the license . You may require external approval if you sell products or want to work with some organizations that require you to get a approvals to sell their services or products e.g TRA approval if you want to sell telecom company services or products like DU or Etisalat .


  • Name Reservation (think of 5 company names based on priority we will reserve the one available )
  • Initial Approval
  • Local Service Agent 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) or Choose to go with Dubai Economy Instant license option by paying AED 10,000 instead of renting an office .
  • Getting DEWA connection for utilities (water & electricity ) if renting own office and not using Instant License

Cost of License Registration

Description Frequency USD AED
Department of Economic Development License fee + 5% of annual office/shop rent Annual  3268 10,000 to 12000
Corporate Sponsor or Local Service Agent fee Annual 2179 8000
License Registration Service Fee One time 1361 5000
Commercial license LLC MOA drafting,translation and notarizing One time 762 2800
Total 7568 27800

Optional Services 

Description Frequency USD AED
New GDRFA  Establishment Card & Online visa service(optional required if applying investor/partner visas) Every three years 1293 4750
New MOHRE (ex. Ministry of Labor Establishment Card (optional required if applying investor/partner visas) One Time 900 3300
Investor/ Partner Visa* per application Every three years  1279 4700
Dependents Visa wife,son,daughter per application ** Every three years 680 2500
Instant License*** Every year 2722 10000

Next Year Onward Dubai Economy Mainland License Renewal Cost

Description USD AED
DE License Renewal Fee 3268 12000
Corporate or Local Service Agent Fee 2179 8000
Renewal Service fee 272 1000
Total 5719 21000

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 .