Branch/ Rep Office

BRANCH OFFICE

Salient Features  for Formation of a Branch Office in Dubai

A foreign companies and MNCs can setup a branch in mainland Dubai. Branches are regulated by Ministry of Economy (MoE), however trade license is issued by DED- Department of Economic Development.

General Information:

  1. Legal Status: Branch Office of a Foreign Company (Professional license)
  2. Capital: NIL
  3. Activity: Service License
  4. A bank guarantee: AED 50,000.00/- in favour of MoE.
  5. Fees: AED 15,000/- payable to MoE.

Documents / Details Required:

  1. All Foreign documents- of parent company- should be translated in Arabic
  2. Copy of Certificate of Incorporation of parent company, notarized and attested by UAE Embassy in the country of Origin.
  3. Copy of Memorandum & Article of Association of parent company, notarized and attested by UAE Embassy in the country of Origin. 
  4. Copy of certificate of Good standing of parent company, notarized and attested by UAE Embassy in the country of Origin.
  5. Copy of certificate of incumbency of parent company, notarized and attested by UAE Embassy in the country of Origin.
  6. Power of Attorney in favor of Manager notarized and attested by UAE Embassy in the country of Origin.
  7. Board resolution by parent company to form a branch in Dubai, UAE, notarized & attested by UAE Embassy in the country of Origin.
  8. Passport copies of the shareholders/directors of the parent Company.
  9. Passport copy of the Manager.
  10. Application form duly signed by appointed Manager of the proposed company.
  11. Tenancy Contract.
  12. The agency contract concluded by the parent company with local agent, and a copy thereof.
  13. NOC from the current Visa sponsor if the shareholders/Manger is resident of UAE.

Note:

  1. Branches of firms are allowed to open branches in the state to practice activities with the exception of the following activities:
  • Trading and all branches of activities represented in sales and purchase of products and commodities.
  • Restaurants, cafés and food stuff supplies and catering.
  • Haj and Omra services.
  • Labor supply
  • Commercial Agencies.

REPRESENTATION OFFICE

Salient Features of Representation Office of a Foreign Company in Dubai

A foreign companies and MNCs can setup a Representation Office in mainland Dubai. Representation office are regulated by Ministry of Economy (MoE), however trade license is issued by DED- Department of Economic Development

  1. Regulated by Ministry of Economy (MOE)
  2. Appointment of a Legal Service Agent (UAE National)
  3. Lease agreement -Minimum office space required 500 Sq.feet.
  4. Deposited with Ministry of Economy (MOE)- AED 50,000/-
  5. Fees payable to Ministry of Economy (MOE)-AED 15,000/- For commercial License)
  6. Legal Translation of Parent Company documents in Arabic
  7. Drafting and Typing of National Service Agreement
  8. Documents of parent company to be attestation from Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA)
  • Copy of Certificate of Incorporation of parent company, notarized and attested by UAE Embassy in the country of Origin.
  • Copy of Memorandum & Article of Association of parent company, notarized and attested by UAE Embassy in the country of Origin.
  • Copy of certificate of Good standing of parent company, notarized and attested by UAE Embassy in the country of Origin.
  • Copy of certificate of incumbency of parent company, notarized and attested by UAE Embassy in the country of Origin.
  • Board resolution to form a Representative in Dubai, UAE, notarized & attested by UAE Embassy in the country of Origin.
  1. Other documents / Details Required:
  • Power of Attorney in favor of Manager notarized and attested UAE Embassy in the country of Origin.
  • Passport copies of the shareholders/directors of the parent Company.
  • Passport copy of the Manager.
  • Application form duly signed by appointed Manager of the proposed company.
  • Tenancy Contract.
  • NOC from the current Visa sponsor if the shareholders/Manger is resident of UAE.

If you need additional assistance or have any questions, please contact the following:
Email: legal@jitendragroup.ae
Tel: +971 4 343 8022