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How can I set-up a General Trading Company (LLC) in Dubai?

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LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY (LLC)
Business Activity: General Trading

Type of Transaction: Instance License (Now you can get General Trading License in Dubai within 5 minutes (Without court agreement and without Tenancy Contract).

Activity Code 521904
License Type: Commercial
Activity Description: Includes commercial firms engaged in importing, trading and re-exporting of any of the goods and products mentioned in details in trade category, except activities need special approvals.


STEPS TO FOLLOW

DESCRIPTION

FEES IN AED

Commercial Name Reservation from DED Counter.
DED Head Office is at Business Village near Clock Tower, Muraqabat. DED has many counters in different Tas'heel Centers.

Documents required: Any one of the partners' passport copy and list of proposed names. Name Reservation can be completed same time (Dh741)

741

Initial approval: Type (BR1) form, get signature of the partners and submit at Economic Department (DED) Counter. Form can be filled from Typing Centre.

NOTE:
Presence of UAE national sponsor is must at the time of initial aproval.

Attachments: Name Reservation Certificate, BR1 Form and Passport copies of partners, NOC from sponsor for expatriate partner who holds Employment Visa/Residence Visa. Visit/Tourist Visa holder can attach his/her visa copy. No need NOC for Partner/Investor visa holders.

Instant license will be issued then and there after paying Dh 35140. The following procedures are required before you start applying for Partner visa and Employment Visa). At the time submitting Ejari and LLC court agreement, DED will issue another payment voucher of Dh570 mentioning Location change.

Payment Voucher Transaction Fee: Dh105 extra.
If you want to add Telephone / Fax / P.O.Box number in the license: Dh105 extra.

300

Type LLC Agreement (MoA) from a legal translator and get attested from Notary Public at Al Tawar Centre or Al Barsha  or DED at Business Village near Clock Tower. Legal translator's seal is not required if the the agreement is only in Arabic.

(This is step is not required at the time of issuing the license. You can do this latter before you start applying for Partner and Employment Visa).

CAPITAL:
You can write the capital amount in LLC Agreement as much as you want. No need to show Capital deposit certificate from bank. Notary will charge a small percentage at the time of attestation according to the Capital amount and number of partners. Standard capital amount is Dh300,000 out of which 51% (Dh153,000) should be allocated to National partner and remaining 49% can be divided among expatriate partners. If the expatriate partners are two, you can divide the remaining shares to 25% (Dh75,000) & 24% (Dh72,000). If the expatriate partners are more, you can increase the capital. A partner's share value should be Dh70,000 or more to apply for Partner Visa.

Agreement Typing Charge
400 (Approx)

All Partners or Attorney have to attend at Notary to sign the Court Agreement
Attestation fee at the court (Notary Public)

1720 (Approx)

Make ready Tenancy contract of the office/shop and register through EJARI only system. EJARI can be prepared from authorized Typing Centre.
(Ejari is required before you

215 for Ejari

Submit the attested LLC Agreement (one original copy), BR1 form, Name Reservation Certificate, Initial Approval,  EJARI Registration Certificate, passport copies of partners and NOC for partners (if any), at any branch of DED. Payment voucher (Dh570) will be issued same time. Make payment at the counter and get the license. You can also pay using Credit Card/Direct Debit through DED website after issued the payment voucher.

Payment Voucher Transaction Fee: Dh105 extra.
If you want to add Telephone / Fax / P.O.Box number in the license: Dh105 extra.

 

Approximate fees for General Trading License at DED

31640

GENERAL TRADING INSTANT LICENSE COST BREAK-UP

License Fees-Commercial

600.00

Initial Approval

100.00

Foreign Company Name Fees

2000.00

General Trading Special Fees

15000.00

Govt. Cultural Fees

10.00

Innovation Fees

20.00

Administrative Service Fees

50.00

Trade Name Advertisement Fees

350.00

Total Fee for Department of Economic Development-DED

18,140.00

Market Fees (Muicipality)

5000.00

License owner Accommodation Fees

1000.00

Public Waste Management Fees

1000.00

Service Improvement Fees

400.00

Total Fee for Dubai Municipality

7400.00

Ministry of Economy & Commerce Fees

3000.00

Smart Social Responsibility Platform Fees

1500.00

Total Fee for Ministry of Economy

4500.00

Local Fees - Trade License

200.00

Commercial License - Tejari

200.00

Total Fees for License

31640

 

Call us for your Business Set-up related services;  055 273 2295, 055-345 7829

Walk-in Submission
facility is available at DED Head Office, Business Village, Near Clock Tower, Deira.

Appointment: If you want to save time, you can take online appointment to submit initial approval application at Economic Department (DED) Head Office near Clock Tower.

How to make online appointment?
: Create a new user account through MYID Website. You should have Emirates ID and Card Reader to complete the registration. After submitting required information, you will get a username and password. If you have difficulty in creating User Account, you can go to Tas'heel Centre (for DED Services) at Al Tawar Centre, Qusais. Fees: Dh50. Self service counters are available at DED Business Village Branch, near Clock Tower, Deira, and Emirates ID centers at Karama, Barsha & Rashidiya.

After creating the account, enter DED site and make appointment. Submit the documents at the selected DED branch.

After License issued, register with Dubai Chamber, which is there at the same DED building. Collect Registration Form from there, Fill the information, Put authorized signature, company stamp and submit at Dubai Chamber counter. Certificate will be issued same time. Payment already made at DED along with the Commercial License fees.

Documents required:
Filled form,  Copy of Trade License, Partners List, Commercial Register (3 pages of trade license), LLC Agreement copy, Passport copy of Authorized Signatory and DED Payment Receipt of Trade License.

Chamber Certificate
is required for Export & Import purpose, for Registration with various Government Departments and to expand business to other Emirates and abroad.
professional license: Chamber certificate will not be issued for professional licenses.

DESCRIPTION

FEES IN AED

Immigration Establishment Card (Application can be prepared from Typing Centre). Submission at Immigration Office. Card will be issued within five minutes. read more

863 (Approx)

Labour Establishment Card (Application should be typed from Tas'heel Centre). Submission at Labour Office. Card will be issued within five minutes. read more

2200 (Approx)

SILENT PARTNER
A larger portion of Dubai Limited Liability Companies use the local UAE sponsor as a "silent partner." In this arrangement, the local UAE sponsor is usually paid an annual "sponsorship fee" in return for giving up management control of the company to the foreign investor. But as a formality, we should allocate 51% share of the company to UAE National. If you want you can make a Side Agreement to protect your investment stating that the whole investment including sponsor's share belongs to you. This agreement cannot be attested by Notary. But you can get signed by the sponsor as a confirmation. 

LICENSE RENEWAL:
Commercial license is valid for one year. After expiry, 30 days grace period is there.  If not renewed within grace period, Dh200 fine per month will be charged at DED. At the time of renewal, no need to pay Dh15000 special fees of General Trading. Apart from the remaining fees, employee accommodation fees to be paid extra according to the number of staff. For Managers and Degree/PG level profession holders should pay Dh500 per head and for low level staff Dh300 per head. This amount should be paid every year. Partner:
Dh1000, Supervisor: Dh500, Clerical Staff, Waiter, Labourer: Dh300 each.

DED (Economic Department) Branches
Head Office: Business Village
Near Clock Tower
Deira, Dubai
Tel:04-4455196

Tel: 04-4455006 (VIP Section)


Al Tawar
Al Tawar Centre, First Floor, Qusais, Deira, Dubai
Tel: 04-601 3333

Dubai Mall
Deira, Dubai
Tel: 04-382 7709

Al Barsha Mall Branch
Bur Dubai, Al Barsha 2, Street 23rd.
Tel: 04-202 0429

DED Timing: Saturday to Thursday 7:30am to 1:30pm
Website: www.dubaided.gov.ae
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DED
Timing: Saturday to Thursday 7:30am to 2:30pm
Call Centre: +971 4 4455555

Website: www.dubaided.gov.ae 
 

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