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Documents & Process

What documents are required for trade license renewal?

To renew a trade license the following documentation is required:

  • A signed copy of the terms and conditions
  • A signed price list
  • A signed application form
  • A signed office lease agreement (if applicable)
  • The Shareholder’s updated documents (passport and visa copies)

What documents are required for new visa application?

To apply for a new visa the following documentation is required:

  • The signed visa application form
  • A passport copy (holding 7 months’ validity with 3 empty pages)
  • Documents to show current visa status
  • A copy of the valid company license
  • A copy of the valid Establishment / Immigration card
  • A signed employment contract
  • A copy of a University degree (if applicable, attested and translated)
  • Passport photographs (white backgrounds, passport sized & high resolution)

What documents are required for renewal visa application?

To apply for a visa renewal the following documentation is required:

  • The signed visa application form
  • A passport copy (holding 7 months’ validity with 3 empty pages) with UAE residence visa
  • The original medical fitness test report showing negative results for the tested diseases
  • A copy of the Emirates ID card renewal registration form
  • A copy of the valid company license
  • A copy of the valid Establishment / Immigration card
  • A signed employment contract
  • A copy of a University degree (if applicable, attested and translated)
  • Passport photographs (white background, passport-sized & high resolution)

What documents are required for a dependent’s visa?

To apply for a dependent’s visa the following documentation is required:

  • The dependent’s signed residence visa application form
  • A copy of the sponsor’s valid passport
  • A copy of the sponsor’s valid UAE residence visa
  • A copy of the dependent’s valid passport
  • Documents that show current visa status
  • The sponsor’s original Emirates ID card
  • The original EJARI registration certificate and original tenancy agreement or title deed showing the sponsor as tenant/owner
  • The sponsor’s original salary certificate (issued by the licensing authority or sponsor)
  • The sponsor’s original marriage certificate (attested and translated, if not in English or Arabic language)
  • Dependent’s passport photographs (white background, passport sized & high resolution)

How long does it take to process a license renewal?

The license renewal process will take 2-7 working days to renewed.

How long does it take to process a new and renewal visa application?

A new visa application will require 2-6 weeks whilst a visa renewal will require only 5-15 working days to complete. It should be noted that these timeframes are approximations only and may be expedited. Visa issuance can be delayed or rejected due to Government security approvals.

How long does it take to process a dependent’s visa?

A dependent’s visa will require approximately 1-3 weeks to process.

It should be noted that this timeframe is an approximation and may be expedited. Visa issuance can be delayed or rejected due to Government security approvals.

How do I change the name of my company?

To change your company name you must first come up with a new suggested company name and we will seek approval from the licensing authority/jurisdiction. Upon availability of the name and the approval an advert must be placed in a local newspaper notifying this change (a legal notice of company name change).We also require signed amendment forms and all of the original company documents must be returned.

How can I sell my company? 

To sell your company you will need the Immigration pre-approval of the new owner(s), to return all original company documents and have a signed sale of shares forms between the buyer and seller.

It should be noted that other requirements may be applicable subject to jurisdiction of incorporation or application. Requirements are subject to change from time to time with or without prior notice. Please speak to a member of the Relationship Management Department to find out more.