The procedures following the Dubai Economic Department's (DED) initial approval vary depending on the business structure. You must submit all of the documents you needed for the initial approval, as well as a few others, including the initial approval, the trade name approval and the final tenancy contract for the office or warehouse.
DED has made it mandatory for the commercial establishments to produce lease contracts registered with ‘Ejari’ for the renewal and amendment of commercial licences. Ejari is the official online registration of property on lease in Dubai introduced by the Real Estate Regulatory Agency (Rera).
If you are applying for a limited liability licence, you will need to prove your capital requirements by depositing the required amount in a commercial bank and obtaining an undertaking from that bank that the deposited amount will only be released to the managers upon proof of company registration.
If one of the partners of the LLC is an existing company, a copy of that company’s memorandum must be translated, notarised at Dubai Courts and submitted along with the rest of the required documents outlined on the DED website. The clerk at the DED will assign a time to pick up the approved application. Return at the declared time, pay the final fees and submit an application to be inscribed in the ministry’s commercial register. Once the formal licence is awarded, the company must apply to become a member of the Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry.