- Trademark registration
- Local partner
- Contracts & PoA services
- Bank accounts
- P.R.O Services
- Document clearing
- Amendments & Registrations
- Translation Services
- Visas processing
- Dubai court services
In the United Arab Emirates trademarks, patents, designs, models, and copyrights works are under the governance of the Ministry of Economy and Commerce, Ministry of Finance and Industry and Ministry of Information and Culture. The period of initial protection is 10 years for trademarks, 20 years for patents, 10 years for designs and models, and the life time of the author plus 50 years for copyright works.
The Trademarks Law, the Patents Law and the Copyright Law are levying fines and punishments for perpetrators that violate them. Penalties are in the form of fines and criminal sanctions for the persons that imitate, counterfeit, or use without consent somebody else trademark, patent, design, model or copyright work. In certain cases and due to repetitive violations the Authorities can close down the guilty company and order the confiscation and/or destruction of the goods that are in the breach of these laws.
At Al Bastaki Business Services we help to safeguard your biggest wealth as your vision, ideas and intangible assets. You have done a hard work and paid high fees for the design of your logo, spent months to generate from the idea an invention or develop products and someone is stealing it from you. You feel angry and want to stop this plagiarism but you have a feeling that registrations and protections against your perpetrator can be an expensive issue. Our promise is to assist you with a high-quality professional service able to guarantee you that your rights will be legally restored. You will be surprised how a lengthy and time consuming project can be smooth and cost less than you expected.
A trustworthy, available, and responsible Local Business Partner or Local Service Agent is all what a company needs to meet its daily targets and grow smoothly with style.
Every citizen of United Arab Emirates above a certain age is authorized by law to be a Local Partner or a Local Service Agent in a company. This person has to handle all the Government related authorization for the company as for example approval of some activities or employing staff.
Note: We are aware of the difficulties that many Emirati citizen and company owners have when they need to interact. Sometimes a misunderstanding or a lack of comprehension of the Emirati rules and principles leads to bad experience from both sides. We believe that the weakness of this relation is not completely on the side of the Local Partner or the investor but is exactly in the middle. Al Bastaki Business Service is a company that is able to understand the point of view of Emirati and investor both. Our target is to incorporate business that will be successful and we aim to contribute to this introducing them the right Local Partner or Local Service Agent for their needs.
Contracts & PoA Services
Establishing a company and navigate through regulations, laws and request of the shareholder is a challenging duty and is advisable to seek the guidance of a specialist able to assist you on the legal issue that can prevent a smooth manage of your business and reduce the capacity to grow. We are proud to be the first choice of many UAE nationals that benefit from our support when have to form their companies. Our services includes the drafting in Arabic and English of the legal document necessary for the incorporation of the company such as the Memorandum and Articles of Association, side agreements with the local partner or local service agent.
We provide also through our in-house legal team drafting for the Power of Attorney that is an empowering document for individuals and companies to act on behalf of somebody else. Usually is used in a company to protect the investors and assign specific power to directors or employees including among others daily management, opening and closing bank accounts, applying for banking loans or overdraft facility, business sale or merge up, etc.
Note: Besides that that for some of the companies that we have incorporated we prepare drafting of Board of Resolutions and Contract or Agreements for their business needs.
Our service will walk you through the quite complex problem of commercial bank account opening and help you to choose the type of account designed to meet your needs when you do cross border business. We facilitate the opening of bank accounts with a wide range of transaction solutions covering payments, collections, deposits, balance sweeping facility, wage protection system, interest bearing call and current accounts and online banking capability.
Al Bastaki Business Services believes in good practise of customer care and is supporting its clients after the phase of company formation with all labour & immigration procedures releasing you from the time-consuming procedures for obtaining visas, permits and licences for your employees.
With our PRO services your company can be represented by us in any Government procedure. Through our in-house department you can submit all your queries regarding Ministry of Labour and Department of Immigration and expect a quick and smooth completion of the procedure without visiting any other office or wasting time.We can provide to companies multiple service related with all the Government Departments such as:
- Ministry of Labour (MOL);
- General Directorate of Residency and Foreign Affairs;
- Department of Economics Development;
- Department of Health/Ministry of Health;
- Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA);
- Ministry of Economics;
- Dubai Municipality;
- Tourism Department;
- Dubai Chamber of Commerce;
- Road and Transport Authority (RTA);
- Public Notary;
Processing and maintaining all the visas, passports, emirates ID for employees, family, visitors in an efficient manner; Deal with general enquires regarding PRO functions promptly, providing support and assistance to new and existing employees on their requirements such as driving license; Arrange processing attestation of employee qualifications as required; Maintain confidentiality and security of company and employee documents at all times; Provide updates from the government authorities on all Labour and immigration rules and procedures from the Free Zone Authorities and Government Authorities; Renew, update and maintain the trade licenses and other government certificate; Help with legalisation/stamping of documents from Ministry of Forei0gn Affairs and others Ministries in Dubai; Accompany family members and guests to government services when required;
Through our in-house department and with direct access to Government Department and Ministry procedures we can remarkably reduce your duties and highly stream up your ongoing administration workload. We provide document processing and clearance solutions for all kind of companies offering a complete range of services that include typing and procedures from the followings:
- Department of Immigration
- DNATA – Dubai Airport
- Dubai Chamber of Commerce
- Dubai Court
- Dubai Department of Economic Development
- Dubai Municipality
- Emirates ID Authority
- Emirates Post
- General Civil Defence
- Ministry of Foreign Affairs
- Ministry of Health
- Ministry of Labour
- Notary Public
Amendments & Registrations
During the life of a Business many things can happens as partner withdrawing suddenly from business, merge up, change of activities, amendment to MoA because of employee resignation or manager dismissal and many more. You need to know that we at Al Bastaki Business Services are always available to schedule a meeting with you and give the solution to all your requirements and prepare the amendments for your licence as for example:
- Change of the Company Name
- Change of the Shareholder(s)
- Change of the Manager(s)
- Change of the Activity(ies)
- Change of the Director(s)
- Amendment of MoA
The incorporation is the first step that a company has to take but more than once in order to be fully incorporated and able to operate under its own activities a business needs to fulfill Government requirements and obtain the approval for specific activities line. We are able to assist you with the procedures related with the followings Government entities:
- Cargo Village
- Central Bank
- Civil Aviation General Authority
- Community Development Authority
- Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (DTCM)
- Dubai Chamber of Commerce
- Dubai Culture Authority
- Dubai Customs
- Dubai Foundation for Ambulance Services
- Dubai Health Authority
- Dubai Maritime City Authority
- Dubai Municipality – Building Department
- Dubai Municipality – Compliance Evaluation Approval Section
- Dubai Municipality – Drainage Department
- Dubai Municipality – Environment Section
- Dubai Municipality – Food Control Section
- Dubai Municipality – Public Gardens & Agriculture Department
- Dubai Municipality – Veterinary Section
- Dubai Municipality – Wastes Department
- Dubai Police General Head Quartier – Chemical Department
- Dubai Police General Head Quartier – General Investigation Department
- Dubai Police General Head Quartier – Security System Department
- General Authority for Islamic Affairs & Awqaf
- General Authority for Youth & Sports
- General Post Authority
- Insurance Authority
- Knowledge Authority
- Ministry of Commerce
- Ministry of Higher Education & Scientific Research
- Ministry of Justice
- National Media Council
- Petroleum Affairs Department – H. H. The Ruler’s Court
- Real Estate Regulatory Authority (RERA)
- Roads and Transport Authority (RTA)
- Security & Commodities Authority
- Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA)
Translators render written material from one language into another. We usually assist our clients with translations from Arabic to English and vice versa but through our network of professional translators we can help you with your needs into translating your documents from the major languages into English and Arabic.
If needed we can provide our client with external translation regarding outsourced work as to attend meetings and provide interpretation services when required.
Our areas of responsibility include translation and editing business and legal documents clearly and accurately with the highest quality. We support the company with several type of translation as for example:
- Brochure and advertising products
- Business documents
- Contracts and legal documents
- Financial transactions
- Food Ingredient products
- Insurance claims and paperwork
- Request for obtaining second passport
To enter United Arab Emirates a visa is required for all nationalities. There are different kind of visa that are issued and they depend on different factors as nationality, the purpose of visit and its duration. GCC nationals are allowed to visit and work in United Arab Emirates without further formalities. Citizens of 33 countries do not require visas prior to arrival only when on a visit status.
Every company licensed by the Department of Economic Development in each Emirate has to be registered with the Ministry of Labour and Department of Immigration and receive company labour and immigration card. Without these cards your company will not be able to sponsor (or legally employ) staff.
Al Bastaki Business Services offer its services towards the companies assisting both owners and their employee on their visa issues. We support the companies we incorporate and that subscribe to our PRO Services helping them with all kind of visa issuing:
- Investor Visa
- Employment Visa
- Visit Visa
- Cancellation of Visa
This type of permit is for company owners that start their own business or invest in an existing one. This visa is issued when some pre-requisites are meet.
Working in Dubai and the United Arab Emirates is not allowed if the person does not have an employment visa status that can be obtained when hired by private companies or Government companies. The duration of the permit depends on the jurisdiction of the Government Authority issuing it. As requisites for the issuing of residency permit the person should have its passport with a validity of more than six months and pass a medical test successfully.
Family Visa & Visit Visa
Residents of United Arab Emirates can “sponsor” their family for a residency or a visit visa depending on their job designation, monthly salary and specific rules. Is possible to apply under “Family Sponsorship” for your wife and children(s) but for parents or relatives further requirements need to be met. Otherwise is advisable to apply for a visit visa that can be issue for a period of maximum 90 days.
An investor or an employment visa is required for opening a bank account or applying for loans, rent an apartment and connect utilities as electricity, water and internet/phone line. It is appropriate to seek our advice before than take any decision since some sponsors may require a cash deposit before the visa issuing and moreover since Government Authorities can change within a short notice period the visa regulations and requirements for visa permits is advisable to contact us before any kind of arrangement.
Dubai Court Services
Al Bastaki Business Services is authorized from Dubai Courts to type documents for all its services. We are committed to understand your needs and satisfy your requirements. Our kind of services includes all typing activities concerning:
- Applications and claims related to Personal Status Court
- Applications for summary actions
- Civil E-applications
- Execution Pleadings
- Labour Cases
- Legal Notices
- Notary Public applications
- Penal claims
- Petitions of Appeal
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