Trade License Requirements fees Cost Process information

Trade License Requirements fees Cost Process information

Documents Required

  • Passport copy of the owner and partners (if corporate then company documents )
  • 5 Choices of Trade Name / company name
  • NOC from employer or current sponsor if UAE resident / Tourist Visa copy if visitor

External Approvals

If any (Not Required for all Trade licenses .)


  • Name Reservation (think of 5 company names based on priority we will reserve the one available )
  • Initial Approval
  • Local Service Agent agreement or MOA signings online or at service center .
  • Office Lease agreement (Ejari) to be arranged by investor emailed to us (copy), use instant license ,virtual office or Choose to go with

Sustainability Contract AED 1200 .

  • Getting DEWA connection for utilities (water & electricity ) if renting an office for the business .

Cost Breakdown for License

Dubai DED Government trade license Fees

Description USD AED  
Initial Approval and DED form 81 300.00 One time
Name Reservation 207 760.00 One time
Department of Economic Development License
fee (Approx…)
2722 7000 to 8000 2.5 % from Ejari Annual fee
Local Service Agent Fee 1640 6,000 Annually
GDRFA Establishment Card Fee 160 580 Annually
License Registration service fee 550 2000 One time
Total 5360 19670 First Year
Optional services Fees
Ministry of Human resources and Emaratization 42 153 onetime
Ejari with inspection 2044 7500 Annually
Investor Visa 1010 3700 Valid for 2 years
Next Year Onward Professional License renewal cost
Description USD AED
Local Service Agent Fee 1640 6000
Dubai Economy License renewal cost 1640 to 2730 6000 to 10000*
Ejari with inspection (if no rented office available) license renewal** 2044 7500
DED Professional license renewal cost (our Service fee) 136 500
Total (Inclusive of Sustainability contract no need to rent a physical office)** 5460 20040


  • Once payment voucher is issued whatever is the difference need to pay as the amount mention in the breakdown is estimated rate only.
  • External Approval Fees not included ( as per government department receipts )
  • Investor / Partner Visa fees  fees not included you can choose to apply if you are not UAE resident during checkout process .
  • MOA – partners requires personal appearance in notary for signing
  • Government actual receipts will be provided.
  • Cost does not include investor, employment or dependent visa fees of the company and office space rent.
  • ** You can either choose sustainability contract, instant license or rent a shared office if you wish to apply for employee visas or without if you want only your investor visa.
  • Foreign Trade name fee of AED 2000 not included .
  • Trade license renewal fees is estimated and final fees shows on license renewal payment voucher from Dubai Economy Department in Dubai .

Office options

Ejari with inspection 2044 (no need to rent office ) (virtual office) 7500 (no need to rent office ) virtual office suitble to open business bank account and apply for work permits and visas .
Physical Office Starts from 2180 USD (depends on no. work station, office type and location) executive office or coworking space Starts from 8000 AED (depends on no. coworking space, office type and location)

Company Investor, dependents and employee visas cost break-down

Investor Visa fee

  • Visa application fee :AED 3500(valid for 2 years)
  • Our service fee: AED 250 (new) AED 150 (renewal) (optional PRO )
  • Visa Renewal fees: AED 150
  • Cancellation of Visa fee: AED 150 ( plus estimated 560 government/services fees)

Dependents(wife,son,daughter) visa fee

  • Visa application fee: AED 2500 (valid for 2 years)
  • Our service fee: AED 250 (new) AED 150 (renewal) (optional PRO service)
  • Visa Renewal fee: AED 150
  • Cancellation of Visa fee: AED 150 ( plus estimated 560 government/services fees)

Employment Visa fee

  • Visa application fee: AED 3500 (valid for 2 years)
  • Change status & entry inside the country will be additional – 1500 AED per visa application
  • Our service fee: AED 250 (optional PRO service)
  • Visa Renewal fee : AED 150
  • Cancellation of Visa fee: AED 150 ( plus estimated 560 government/services fees)

Time frame

  • Time frame is mainly depend on applicant completion of requested documents
  • License is usually issued within 1 to 2 days from the date of application in the department.
  • Investor visa process takes 1 to 2 days once we issue the license .
  • Employment Visa process takes about 10 days .

Last Updated 31 October 2023

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