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Professional License Conditions for obtaining it

Professional License Conditions for obtaining it

Professional License
Professional License

A professional license is the type of license that allows professionals to launch a business in the United Arab Emirates. Unlike other trade licenses, a professional license holder can start a business in certain industries; carpentry, artisanship, consulting services, printing and publishing, beauty salons, and repair services, etc. are all covered by professional licensing services in Dubai and the UAE.

In other words, a professional license helps individuals engage in any profession in which he or she provides services based on intellectual or artistic ability. If the corporation has more than one owner, it is referred to as a civil company. ITQAN can help you obtain a professional license in Dubai.  

?What is the purpose of a professional license

, Certainly, the professional license is designated for the professionals and businesses that provide service-oriented activities. Like a professional learning center, an art center…etc.

As a result, the license will attest that you are legally permitted to engage in specific activities. Your business will be listed in the authority’s documents as well. It’ll also come in handy if there are any legal concerns or arguments.

Activities covered under professional license

However, the professional license covers many activities. For instance:



Consultancy services

Medical services

Printing and publishing

Beauty salons

Computer graphic design service

Repair services

Security services

Document clearing, etc.

Procedure to Get a Professional License in Dubai

However, to get a professional license there are some procedures you should follow, read the following:

Firstly, fill the local service agreement form with the UAE national from a local translator and get the form attested from a public notary service

Secondly, Make a Memorandum of Association (MOA) with the sponsor

Mention the sponsor’s early fee in the agreement

If you are getting a license for a civil company then you need to fill one more application form and attest it from the concerned parties.

All the partners/owners have to attend the notary to sign the court agreement

Get approval from the municipality for the tenancy contract

Submit all the forms with attestation (one original copy each)

Submit passport copies of owner/partners and NOC for expatriate owner/partners (if any), at any branch of the DED

Make payment at the counter and get the license; the issuance of payment voucher would be at the same time

The professional license Dubai cost  includes:

License fees

Service agent fees

Trade name fees

Market fees (depending upon the tenancy amount)

Administrative service fees

Government cultural fees

Documents Required

Meanwhile, you should learn more about the documents and paperwork for getting a professional license.

Filled application form

Copies of the passports of owners or partners

Copy of local partner’s naturalization book (Jinsiya)

A No-Objection Certificate (NOC) from sponsors for foreign partners if the ex-pat is already on an employment visa. If the shareholder is on a visit visa, then his/her UID number is necessary as well

The foreign partners have to submit a copy of the visit, tourist, or transit visa

Initial approval from the relevant authorities, depending on the type of activity to be undertaken (e.g., the Municipality, RTA, National Media Council, etc.)

ITQAN One-Stop-Shop for all your business needs in UAE

Finally, you should know that if your license is approaching its expiry date, you can renew the license from the concerned authorities. Also, since the license is certifying some skills, the government will require proof or an external certification for it. Having a License in Dubai comes with many advantages like it will help in getting a corporate bank account, you can apply for visas, licenses, labor quotas, etc. Therefore, if you intend to start a service-based company in Dubai, having a valid license is a must. In conclusion, feel free to contact us if you need any help in setting up your business in Dubai; we’d be happy to help.




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