LICENSE

About LICENSE

At DACC (Dubai Aviation City Corporation) Dubai South regulatory body, we offer different license options to cater to the different industries and requirements of the companies. Dubai South is established as the ideal destination for a wide variety of businesses. Whether you’re a start-up or an established company, we offer free guidance to all our potential investors to explore how we can play a key role in your businesses’ growth with our fast and efficient Business set- up services.

Licenses available are:

  • Aviation License

    Allows the holder to carry out specified services related to aviation.

  • Logistic License

    Allows the holder to carry out specified logistics services (e.g. storage, transportation, distribution, sorting, forwarding and clearing activities, order management, inventory management, etc.).

  • Industrial License

    Allows the holder to carry out a specified light manufacturing activity (e.g. blending, mixing, purifying, assembling forming, repacking, or wrapping of products).

  • General Trading

    Allows commercial firms engaged in importing, trading and re-exporting of any allowed goods, the trading activities that needs special approvals, can also be traded under this activity /upon obtaining NOC from the competent departments.

  • Education License

    Allows the holder to carry out educational and social services, educational and training, and educational consultancy services.

  • Trading License

    Allows the holder to import, export, sell, distribute and store items specified in the license. However, free zone enterprises holding a trading license may only sell completed products in the UAE market through a local distributor or a commercial agent that are properly registered in the UAE.

  • Service License

    Allows the holder to carry out services specified in the license within the free zone and elsewhere in the UAE (although additional local licenses may be required in some Emirates). Service licenses are issued to free zone enterprises supporting the logistics industry and will include services, such as consulting, software, training, repair, and catering,

  • Freelance Permit

    SMEs, startups as well as individual professionals seeking independence through a range of customized solutions that will further help them grow their business, can apply for the Freelance Permit to start their own journey and they can benefit from simplified & Easy permit issuance and eligibility to apply for UAE Resident Visa.

A DWC Limited Liability Company is a new legal entity with its own legal personality. The liability of its members (shareholders) is limited to the value of the share capital they hold in the company. A DWC limited liability company must have Shareholders, Directors, a Company Secretary and a General Manager, and will have the designation DWC-LLC.

TYPE OF COMPANY
LLC LLC BRANCH
DOCUMENTS (Individual
Shareholder)
(Corporate
Shareholder)
Requirement
Certificate of Incorporation
Certificate of Incorporation
  Memorandum & articles Of association
Memorandum & articles Of association Notarized, Attested and Legalized *
  Board resolution to establish a new company
Board resolution to establish a new company Simply signed by authorized signatories
  Board resolution to establish a branch
Board resolution to establish a branch Simply signed by authorized signatory
  Certificate of good standing, Valid trade license or equivalent
Certificate of good standing, Valid trade license or equivalent Notarized, attested and legalized *
  Board resolution giving signatory authorization or *power of authority by 3rd party
Board resolution giving signatory authorization or
*power of authority by 3rd party
Simply signed by authorized signatory / notarized, attested and legalized *
 
  Supporting documentation

Supporting documentation

Passport copy of Individual Shareholder
Clear, Valid Copy
  Passport copy of Director / Company Secretary
Passport copy of Director / Company Secretary Clear, Valid Copy
  Passport copy of UAE Visa of General Manager
Passport copy of UAE Visa of General Manager Clear, Valid Copy UAE national or residence visa
  Certificate of Good Standing
Certificate of Good Standing Notarized, attested And legalised *
  Ultimate Beneficial Ownership Document(s)
Ultimate Beneficial Ownership Document(s) Notarized, attested and legalized *
  Ultimate Beneficial Ownership Document(s)
All documents should be English or Arabic

* Foreign documents requiring attestation have to be notarized by a notary public and attested by the UAE Embassy in the country of Origin and ministry of foreign affairs in the UAE

A Branch is a representative office of a legal entity which already exists outside of the DWC Free Zone (local or international). A Branch does not have a separate legal personality, and it derives its power and authority from the parent entity. A Branch must have a General Manager who is responsible for the day-to-day operation of the Branch, but it will not have a board of directors or company secretary. A Branch must retain the same name as the parent entity and end with the designation (Branch)

TYPE OF COMPANY
LLC LLC BRANCH
DOCUMENTS (Individual
Shareholder)
(Corporate
Shareholder)
Requirement
Certificate of Incorporation
Certificate of Incorporation
  Memorandum & articles Of association
Memorandum & articles Of association Notarized, Attested and Legalized *
  Board resolution to establish a new company
Board resolution to establish a new company Simply signed by authorized signatories
  Board resolution to establish a branch
Board resolution to establish a branch Simply signed by authorized signatory
  Certificate of good standing, Valid trade license or equivalent
Certificate of good standing, Valid trade license or equivalent Notarized, attested and legalized *
  Board resolution giving signatory authorization or *power of authority by 3rd party
Board resolution giving signatory authorization or *power of authority by 3rd party Simply signed by authorized signatory / notarized, attested and legalized *
 
  Supporting documentation

Supporting documentation

• Passport copy of Individual Shareholder
Clear, Valid Copy
  • Passport copy of Director / Company Secretary
• Passport copy of Director / Company Secretary Clear, Valid Copy
  • Passport copy of UAE Visa of General Manager
• Passport copy of UAE Visa of General Manager Clear, Valid Copy UAE national or residence visa
  Certificate of Good Standing
Certificate of Good Standing Notarized, attested And legalised *
  Ultimate Beneficial Ownership Document(s)
Ultimate Beneficial Ownership Document(s) Notarized, attested and legalized *
  Ultimate Beneficial Ownership Document(s)
All documents should be English or Arabic

* Foreign documents requiring attestation have to be notarized by a notary public and attested by the UAE Embassy in the country of Origin and ministry of foreign affairs in the UAE

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