What is Bashr?
Bashr 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 Bashr, 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. Bashr payment service is available within 15 minutes via:
Services offered by Bashr
Through Bashr, the investor is offered the following bundle services:
Bashr platform provides other supporting services including:
- Bashr simulation – explanation of the user’s journey on Bashr platform;
- Calculation of licence issuance cost.
After submitting the application and paying the fees, all Bashr documents will be issued electronically, and the investor can immediately start doing business.
How to apply for Bashr?
At the time of applying for the service all the Investors should have:
To speed up the process, please collect the following information before applying for the service:
- Company information (required only for L.L.C legal type)
- Investor Details (required only for L.L.C legal type)
- Partner’s Emirates ID number and address (required only for L.L.C legal type)
- Trade Name
The first phase of "Bashr" project covered three emirates, including Ras Al Khaimah, Ajman and Fujairah. The second phase covered Abu Dhabi and Dubai. It is expected to complete the third phase in September 2019 to cover Sharjah and Umm Al Quwain.
Goal and context
Bashr was approved on the basis of the results of the UAE Government’s annual meetings, held in September 2017, and as a step in the UAE’s plan for mTransformation of government services. The project is assigned to Telecommunication Regulatory Authority (TRA) to be achieved within one year in cooperation with 54 federal and local entities.
The initiative saves 10 million waiting hours, 1011 tons of carbon dioxide and 45600 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.