Branch of a UAE Company

The following documents (notarised and/or attested as indicated) are required from the applicant before a Certificate of Branch Registration and Commercial Licence can be issued:

Documents Required

  • Stage 1: (Provisional Approval)
    • Application Form
    • Passport copies for General Manager
    • Valid copy of trade license issued by department of economic development – DED
    • MoA and AoA of Parent Company (If applicable)
  • Stage 2: (Registration)
    • Resolution for the Incorporation of a branch of a UAE company, to view the template – click here
  • Conditional Documents
    • Declaration of Appointment as General Manager
    • Approval document or No Objection letter from a government authority if the company is undertaking a business activity that requires such approval (View Details)
    • Power of Attorney for Legal Representative/ Negotiator (if any), accompanied by passport copy of legal representative

Fees

An additional fees of AED 10 as “Knowledge Dirham” and AED 10 as “Innovation Dirham” is applicable per transaction.

Duration

  • Process Duration Stage 1: 10 working days
  • Process Duration Stage 2: 2 working days

Important Notes:

  • All required documents more than one page must be sealed, notarized & attested.
  • Powers of Attorney need to be accompanied with a valid passport copy of the Attorney.
  • The Authority reserves the right to ask for any extra documents, it may deem require.
  • Board Resolution and/or Power of Attorney for the General Manager must state the General Manager’s full name as per passport including nationality and valid passport number.
  • The required documents must be in English and / or Arabic. Documents in any other language must be accompanied by a certified English or Arabic translation.
  • Where the application form is completed and signed by the applicant in person at the Dubai Development Authority, the applicant’s signature will be certified by Dubai Development Authority personnel.
  • Where the application form is completed and signed by the applicant outside the Dubai Development Authority, the applicant will need to have his/her specimen signature notarized.
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