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Our valued customer, you can perform different types of amendments on your valid business license or upon renewal. The following information will answer most of your questions about amending a business license in Dubai:
Type of Amendment
Change a local service agent nationality Change a director nationality Change an owner/a partner nationality Change a local service agent name Change a director name Change an owner/a partner name Change a director Delete a director Add a director Change a local service agent Delete a local service agent Add a local service agent Change a partner Withdraw a partner Add a partner Devolution of a share Devolution of a license Replacement of heirs - share Replacement of heirs - license
Remove a business activity from the register Add a business activity in the register Add a business activity Delete a business activity
Other types of amendments
Change a legal form Assignment of license Change a company nationality Change a trade name Change a company name
Mortgage of shares Mortgage of a license Freeze a business license Merger of license Reduce the capital Increase the capital Relocation of a business location
Amending a business license consists of 4 steps:
Select the amendment you would like to make and get the initial approval through the following channels:
If your business activity is regulated by other government departments, you need to contact them to approve your business license amendment. DED staff will advise you
(in step 1) if the license amendment requires business activity-specific approvals from government bodies other that the DED.
The documents required to support your application will depend on the type of amendment and the legal form. The supporting documents include but not limited to the following:
You need to submit the required approvals and documents mentioned in steps 1,2,3 through the following channels:
Finally, you will be issued with a payment voucher or a transaction number, which you will need to use as a reference when you pay. You can make the payment and collect your updated license through various approved
payment channels. Amended license can be collected through the user account page as well.
In the event of non-payment within 6 months of receiving the payment voucher, transaction will be cancelled automatically.