License Renewal

All companies operating in the Free Zone must hold a valid license at all times.  To avoid any inconvenience from interruption of services on account of an expired license, Dubai Development Authority sends license renewal notifications to businesses along with guidelines on the required process.
In line with the DDA Private Companies Regulations 2016, all the Free Zone Companies has to rectify their Articles of Association and Company Registry details during License Renewal or in due course

To access the requirements for license renewal as per your business type, please click on the links below:

  • A Free Zone Limited Liability Company (FZ-LLC) is formed as a separate legal entity, with shareholders as individuals and/or corporates. The minimum capital requirement for incorporation depends on the business activity.

  • A Branch of a Foreign or a UAE company is not a legal entity separate from its parent but is considered a place of business that forms a legally dependent part of the parent company and conducts all or some of the operations inherent in the parent’s business. No share capital is required to set up as a branch.

  • The Freelance Permit offers the ability to operate as a freelance professional. The Permit identifies you as a sole practitioner and enables you to conduct your business in your birth name as opposed to a brand name.

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