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

Initial Approval and DED form81300.00One time
Name Reservation207760.00One time
Department of Economic Development License
fee (Approx…)
27227000 to 80002.5 % from Ejari Annual fee
Local Service Agent Fee16406,000Annually
GDRFA Establishment Card Fee160580Annually
License Registration service fee5502000One time
Total488017910First Year
Optional services Fees
Ministry of Human resources and Emaratization42153onetime
Sustainability contact (without inspection) eligible for investor visa only **3301200Annually
Investor Visa10103700Valid for 3 years
Next Year Onward Professional License renewal cost
Local Service Agent Fee16406000
Dubai Economy License renewal cost1640 to 27306000 to 10000*
Sustainability Contract without inspection (if no rented office available) license renewal**3301200
DED Professional license renewal cost (our Service fee)136500
Total (Inclusive of Sustainability contract no need to rent a physical office)**643813,700


  • 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

Instant License68 (no need to rent office within 1 year)250 (no need to rent office within 1 year)
Physical OfficeStarts from 2180 USD (depends on no. work station, office type and location) executive office or coworking spaceStarts 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 3 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 3 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 .

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