What are the procedures of Activity and Name Change in LLC Company?


Commercial Name Reservation from DED (Department of Economic Development) branch or Tas'heel Centre. Documents required: Any one of the partners' passport copy and list of proposed names. Name Reservation can be completed same time (Dh610 government fee+ Dh50 service charge) 660
Initial approval from DED branch or Tas'heel Centre. Type (BR1) form, get signature of the Managing Director and submit at DED or Tas'heel Centre. No need signature of all partners for amendment. But all names should be typed. Form can be filled from Typing Centre.
Attachments: Name Reservation Certificate, LLC Agreement (MoA), Copy of Trade License, Partners List and Passport copies of Partners.
DED officer will write No Objection for Activity and Name change at bottom of the BR1 Form.
External Department Approval: If your business activity is controlled by other department like Municipality, RTA, TRA, you should get approval from the concerned department also.
Type Addendum to LLC Agreement (Activity and name change Agreement) from a legal translator and get attested from Notary Public at Al Tawar Centre or Al Barsha or DED at Business Village near Clock Tower. Legal translator's seal is not required if the agreement is only in Arabic.

NOTE: First LLC (MoA) Agreement is the master agreement. Whenever you make a change (partner/name/activity/capital) there will be a supplement (addendum) agreement and that shall be considered as an integral part of the master agreement.

400 (Approx)
Attestation fee at the court (Notary Public) 1210 (Approx)
All Partners or Attorney have to attend at Notary to sign the Court Agreement.
If any existing partner is outside, he/she can send Power of Attorney authorizing other Partner to represent him/her at the Court. This Power of Attorney should be attested by UAE Embassy in home country and Ministry of Foreign Affairs in UAE. It should be translated into Arabic (legal) if it is made in other language.
Submit the attested Addendum (one original copy), BR1 form, Name Reservation Certificate, External Department approval (if any) and Passport copies of partners, at any branch of DED or Tas'heel Centre. Payment voucher will be issued same time or you can take print from DED website. Make payment at the counter and get the license. You can also pay using Credit Card/Direct Debit through DED website after issued the payment voucher. You will get new License with new partner's name.
If this is the time for License Renewal, you should attach EJARI Registration Certificate also. Renewal fees will show in the Payment Voucher.

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Approximate fees for Activity and Name change in LLC License at DED 3720

Break-up cost of Name & Activity change in LLC License at DED

Description Fees in Dhs
Activity change Fees 500.00
Company Name change declaration Fees 500.00
Company Trade Name change Fees 500.00
Non-Arabic Trade Name Fees (Dh2000 extra fees for words like Emirates, Gulf, International, Abbreviation. Maximum Trade Name Fees: Dh3000) 2000.00
License Modification Fees 50.00
Government Cultural Fees 20.00
Administrative Service Fees 50.00
Dubai Chamber Modification Fees 100.00
Total Fees (approximately) 3720.00
Walk-in Submission facility is available at Tas'heel Centers.

Appointment: You have to take online appointment to submit applications at Economic Department (DED) Head Office, Business Village, Near Clock Tower, Deira, and Dubai Mall branch.

How to make online appointment?: Create a new user account through MYID Website. You should have Emirates ID and Card Reader to complete the registration. After submitting required information, you will get a username and password. If you have difficulty in creating User Account, you can go to Tas'heel Center. Fees: Dh50. Self service kiosks are available at DED Branches, Municipality Service Centers and all other government departments. This user ID is common for all government services under Smart Dubai.

- After creating the account, enter DED site and make appointment. Submit the documents at the selected DED branch.

- Appointment system can be used to avoid waiting at DED.

- If you want to change Company name in Dubai Chamber, you can do it after the new License issued. Dubai Chamber branch is there at the same DED building. Collect Registration Form from there, Fill the information, Put authorized signature and company stamp and submit at Dubai Chamber counter. Payment already made at DED along with the License Amendment fees.

Documents required: Filled form, Copy of Trade License, Partners List, Commercial Register (3 pages of trade license), LLC Agreement, Passport copy of Authorized Signatory and DED Payment Receipt of Trade License amendment.

Chamber Certificate is required for Export & Import purpose, for Registration with various Government Departments and to expand business to other Emirates and abroad.


Immigration Establishment Card

You should change Company name and activity in Immigration Establishment Card after the new License issued. Application can be prepared from Typing Centre. Put Company Seal with new name and Signature of Authorized Signatories and Submit at Immigration Office. Card will be issued same time.
Attachments: Typed Application, New Trade License Copy, Partners List, New Addendum, Passport copies of authorized signatories. If this is the time for Immigration Card Renewal, you should add Dh3900

300 (Approx)

Labour Establishment Card

You should change Company name and activity in Labour Establishment Card after it changed in Immigration Establishment Card. (Application should be typed from Tas'heel Centre). Submission at Labour Office. Amended Card will be issued same time. Read more

No Government Fees. Pay Typing Charge only at Tas'heel Centre 150 (Approx)

DED (Economic Department) Branches

Head Office: Business Village

Near Clock Tower
Deira, Dubai

Tel: 04-4455006 (VIP Section)

Al Tawar

Al Tawar Centre, First Floor, Qusais, Deira, Dubai
Tel: 04-601 3333

Dubai Mall

Deira, Dubai
Tel: 04-382 7709

Al Barsha Mall Branch

Bur Dubai, Al Barsha 2, Street 23rd.
Tel: 04-202 0429

DED Timing: Saturday to Thursday 7:30am to 1:30pm