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Request for initial approval

Purpose of this request
  • Securing a commercial site lease contract.
  • Obtaining approvals from relevant authorities for economic activities that require external approvals (e.g., Health Authority, Roads and Transport Authority, the Telecommunications Regulatory Authority and others).
Documents required
You will need the following to make a request for initial approval:
  • Copy of the licensee's passport/ ID
  • Copy of the applicant’s residence permit/ visa (for non- GCC nationals)
  • The company's articles of association
  • Feasibility study of the project
  • The parent company's board resolution to open a branch in Dubai
  • Letter of authorization of the managing director
  • Copy of the parent company's commercial registration certificate
  • Copy of the parent company's memorandum of association (MOA)
  • Copy of the parent company's license

The total cost of issuing the initial approval is AED 120.

You can pay via direct debit at Dubai Islamic Bank, Commercial Bank of Dubai, or Emirates Islamic. To make your payment with cash or cheque, please visit Aafaq Islamic Finance, Commercial Bank of Dubai, or Emirates Islamic.

Where to apply
You can apply online via the portal on Invest in Dubai, or visit any of the available service centres. The service will be completed within 10 minutes.
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