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Foreign Companies’ Services - Registration of a Branch of Foreign Company


Registration of a Branch of Foreign Company

This service allows registering a foreign establishment; whereby the establishment must submit a request to the Ministry of Economy within one month from the date of issuing the license by the concerned authority, via the MoE's website.

Service Fees

  • Invoice Value (AED) Fees (AED) (Updated fees)

  • Fees AED 7500 by online

Conditions and Requirements

    • Ensure that the company has no branches registered with the Ministry of Economy, so that the company's branches in the UAE are registered under a single number.
    • The company must access the MoE's website and register itself within one month from the date of issuing the license by the concerned authority, and submit all the required documents to MoE.

Required Documents

    • True copy of the license issued by the concerned authority
    • True copy of the authorisation granted to the responsible manager, duly validated and a true copy of his passport
    • Bank guarantee as per the prescribed form, issued by a bank operating in the UAE and valued AED 50,000 to the order of the Minister of Economy, to be automatically renewed

Steps and Procedures

    • 01Access the eSystem of foreign establishment branches and offices via: (
    • 02Enter the information, attach the required documents and validate accuracy.
    • 03The request is accepted upon ensuring payment of the required fees - or rejected - while sending a message to the establishment via the eSystem clarifying the reasons for this
    • 04A registration certificate is issued - valid for one year - to be renewed annually

Service Rating

Average Duration for Service Delivery

one  day work

Service Provision Channels

MoE website

MoE smart app

Target Audience

Foreign companies, UAE nationals, Asians, other nationalities (transaction clearance offices)

Service Provision Timings


Contact Details

Commercial Registration and Certificate of Origin Department




Communication Channels

Call centre and customer protection

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