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Foreign Company Branch Initial Approval

This service allows issuing an initial approval for the establishment, which is valid for four months, enabling it to complete the procedures with the concerned authority.

Service Fees

3500 AED

Conditions and Requirements

    • The establishment must not have a commercial agent, as per the prescribed form by MoE's commercial agencies department.

Required Documents

    •  A copy of the trade name reservation certificate/initial approval certificate of the competent authority indicating the activity of the branch.
    • Official certificate from the concerned entity of the country in which the company is established; indicating the date of incorporation, name, legal form, name of proprietors, activity practiced and capital.
    • Decision by the establishment's administrative board to open the branch or office and engage in the activity; and the authorisation issued to the establishment's representative submitting the request.
    • True copy of the agency contract concluded between the establishment and the national agent.(opitianal)
    • A copy of the agent's ID - if he is a natural person or the owner of an individual institution. If the agent is a legal person, the following must be attached: copy of the establishment's commercial license, name and nationality of partners as issued by the concerned authority at the emirate in which the establishment is registered.

Steps and Procedures

    • Login to MOE website.        
    • Choose the service from the list of services        
    • Fill in the application data        
    • Attach documents        
    • Verify the accuracy of inserted data and attached documents.        
    • The 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.        
    • Initial approval is issued to be submitted to the concerned authority, as per the MoE's prescribed form, provided that it is valid for four months (the establishment may not engage in any business during that time). If expired and the establishment does not obtain the license from the concerned authority, a new license fee must be collected.        
Service Type


Average Duration for Service Delivery

3 Working Days

Service Provision Channels

  • MoE website
  • MoE smart app

Target Audience

Foreign companies, UAE nationals, Asians, other nationalities 

Service Provision Timings

24 / 7

Sustainable Development Goals

Decent Work & Economic Growth

Responsible Consumption & Production

Partnership For The Goals

Contact Details

Call Center




Communication Channels

Call centre and customer protection

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