What are the procedures of Adding activity in LLC License?


SCENARIO: Partners want to add a business activity in an existing LLC License without changing name or other status.


Initial approval from Department of Economic Development (DED) or Tas'heel Centre. Type (BR1) form, get signature of the Managing Director and submit at DED. No need signature of all partners for amendment. But all names should be typed. Form can be filled from Typing Centre.You can add only activities which match with the existing activity group.

If not, you will have to remove all existing activities and select new one.

Some business activities need external departments' approval like Municipality approval for Building Contracting, RTA approval for Transport read more

Attachments: LLC Agreement (MoA), Copy of Trade License, Partners List, Passport copies of Partners.

DED officer will write No Objection for adding activity bottom of the BR1 Form.

150 at Tas'heel Centre
Type Addendum to LLC Agreement (Activity addition 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 the agreement is only in Arabic.

First LLC Agreement (MoA) 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 activity.

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 addition in LLC License at DED (excluding above mentioned documentation fees) 2230

Break-up cost of Activity addition in LLC License at DED

Description Fees in Dhs
Activity addition Fees 500.00
License Modification Fees 50.00
Activity Cancellation Fees (only if you have cancelled any existing activity) 500.00
Government Cultural Fees 30.00
Administrative Service Fees 50.00
Dubai Chamber Modification Fees 100.00
Ministry of Economy and Commerce Fees 1000.00
Total Fees (approximately) 2230.00

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/add Company activity 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/add Company activity in Immigration Establishment Card after the new License issued. Application can be prepared from Typing Centre. Put Company Seal 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, LLC new Addendum, Passport copies of authorized signatories. If this is the time for Immigration Card Renewal, you should add Dh3900 Read more

300 (Approx)
Labour Establishment Card

You should change/add Company activity in Labour Establishment Card after it is 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 100 (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