Renew Trade License in Dubai

Every company established in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Sharjah or anywhere in UAE must renew their Trade License annually. The licenses are the legal document that allows companies to engage in the activities specified within the company documentation in the UAE and in accordance with the regulatory requirements. When the question arises on how to renew a trade license in Dubai, ACT can take care of your worries, so you can concentrate on your core business.

Choosing from the several online and offline portals of the DED, a company can have its license renewed in three simple steps. ACT provides companies with start to finish handling of all their renewal. Using ACT for your trade license renewal ensures that the procedures will perform correctly and in a timely manner.

Documents Required for License Renewal in Dubai:

  • Tenancy Contract & Ejari
  • Typed DED Renewal Form
  • Passport Copies of all Partners in the Business


Step 1:

First, companies must ensure their tenancy contracts are valid for a period of not less than one month from the application date. Companies must process the renewal of their tenancy contract prior to submitting their Commercial License renewal application at the DED.

Step 2:

Second, submitting an application with all required documents. ACT, on behalf of your company, handles all the document submission at DED service centres. Working with us ensures that the documents submitted are correct. It saves the valuable time of company employees that may have to spend long hours in the queue.

Step 3:

Third & final step for trade license renewal in Dubai is to receive payment voucher and make payment of fees. ACT facilitates the payment of the fees at the service centres on behalf of the company. If you submit all the proper documents, the payment voucher will be received within 3-4 days by ACT. If the office space shares between 2 or more companies, the payment voucher can take up to 5-7 days.

As soon as the payment is made, the renewed license will be printed and made available to you.



DED has recently launched online portals where companies can renew trade licenses online; however, this requires the company’s owners to setup accounts prior to the renewal. The online account may only be created by the owners of the company at DED, by submitting personal documentation. The portal also allows owners to make an online payment, but it must be noted that the registered payment account must be under the name of the owner of the online portal/ company.

The above-mentioned procedure is for a simple renewal, if you are looking at renewing your license under a new sponsor or new tenancy, the process is different. Head to our Free Sponsorship page to learn how you can change sponsors, and save on sponsorship while outsourcing your PRO to us.

To know more about the renewal process, fill out our contact form or contact us on +971 4 428 1505, +971 52 104 4794or email us at