Professional License

What is a professional license in UAE?

A professional license is a permit issued to an induvial or company to practice a profession they are skilled in like architecture, consulting, medical services, beauty salons, Web services etc. The firm can be 100% foreign owned provided there is a local service agent appointed for the same. If there is more than one Partner in the Professional License the partners need to make a civil agreement among the all Partners describing their shares and appointment of manager in the license.

What is the procedure to obtain a professional license?
  • Submit application for license in the respective profession with trade name.
  • Sign the contract and POA from the court
  • Rent an office space (should be at least 200 square feet)
  • Make the payment to receive the license and get the license
What are the documents required to apply for the license?
  • Copy of passport and Emirates ID of the expatriate(s) applying for license
  • Copy of Passport and Emirates ID of the local partner
  • NOC from the current sponsor of the expatriate applying for the license.