What is Basher?
Basher is an integrated eService, which enables investors to establish their businesses in the UAE within 15 minutes through a unified online platform. This platform is connected with federal and local government entities which provide commercial licence services.
For getting a business licence through Basher, same standard fees apply as defined by the relevant Departments of Economic Development (DED) and other respective local and federal entities involved for business licensing. You can pay for Basher through:
Services offered by Basher
Through Basher, the investor is offered the following bundle services:
The Basher platform provides other supporting services including:
- Basher simulation – explanation of the user’s journey on the Basher platform
- Calculation of licence issuance cost.
After submitting the application and paying the fees, documents will be issued electronically, and the investor can immediately start doing business.
How to apply for Basher?
At the time of applying for the service all the investors should have:
To speed up the process, please ready the following information before applying for the service:
- Company information (required only for L.L.C.)
- Investor Details (required only for L.L.C.)
- Partner’s Emirates ID number and address (required only for L.L.C.)
- Trade name.
Goal and context
Basher was approved on the basis of the results of the UAE Government’s annual meetings, held in September 2017. It is a step in the UAE’s plan for mTransformation of government services. The project is assigned to Telecommunications and Digital Government Regulatory Authority (TDRA).
The initiative aims to save 10 million waiting hours, 1,011 tons of carbon dioxide and 45,600 working hours, which can be allocated for innovation activities.
The project aims also to raise the UAE’s ranking in the national indicators through the optimal utilisation of mGovernment enablers on the federal and local levels. It will also attract more investors to the country and raise the UAE’s ranking in the World Bank’s ‘Ease of Doing Business’ report.