Latest News

CONNECT, NOW.
We understand the importance of availability, and we act on it.

Federal Government Services Fees to be Reduced or Cancelled

21/7/2019

The UAE Cabinet of Ministries issued a resolution on the reduction and cancellation of fees for the services of some federal entities.

The UAE Cabinet of Ministries issued a resolution on the reduction and cancellation of fees for the services of some federal entities, which took effect on July 1, 2019. According to the resolution, fees have been reduced by up to 50 percent to enhance the appeal of the national economy and reduce the cost of doing business and bolster the competitiveness of the UAE.

The changes will be applicable to more than 1,500 federal services in three main Ministries: Ministry of Interior (MoI), Ministry of Economy (MoE) and the Ministry Human Resources and Emiratization (MoHRE).

The fees for services reduced at the MoI include the issuance or renewal of security licenses, security guard licenses and surveillance systems licenses. While the list of cancelled fees includes a wide range of business and industrial licensing services.

At the MoE, fees have been reduced on the registration and renewal of foreign subsidiaries, trademarks, the registration of sale and acquisition services for foreign companies and the dispute services. While the list of cancelled fees includes requests for information, requests for registration and renewal of agents, and other services that will reduce financial burden on companies operating in the country.

As for the MoHRE, the resolution includes more than 200 services including the issuance and renewal of work permits, the amendment of employment contracts, training permits within the country, work permits outside the nation, permits for workers to move from one facility to another and other services that help support companies’ competitiveness and enhance their ability to grow and invest in the market.

© Copyright Khaleej Times

You might also like...
Emiratisation Penalty upto AED 72,000/- Will Take Effect from 1 Jan 2023
Starting from 1 January 2023, private sector companies with 50 employees or more that have not raised Emiratisation targets by 2% of skilled jobs in 2022, will be fined according to the Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation (MoHRE).
read More
FTA Sets Deadline 31 December 2022 to Apply for Re-determination of Administrative Penalties on Taxes
The UAE's Federal Tax Authority (FTA) urged eligible registered taxpayers to apply for the re-determination of administrative penalties on taxes prior to the 31 December 2023 deadline.
read More
Facilities for Small Projects Subject to Corporate Tax
The Ministry of Finance revealed its intention to offer facilities for small projects subject to corporate and business tax, noting that details of these facilities will be announced during the first half of next year.
read More
SEE ALL INSIGHTS
Thanks, got it!
Something went wrong, please try again.

Use our online calendar to set up your own appointment and connect to an elawyer for a consultation.