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Hotels and Tour Operators E-Licensing

Hotels and Tour Operators E-licensing. This system covers every licensing-related service’s different service modules. Hotel establishments can use the SCTDA Partner Interface to log in and view pertinent data. Because it’s a one-stop shop, businesses can use it to start and monitor their SCTDA apps. Upon approval of their applications, external clients can register, create an account, and begin utilising the services.

  1. Initial Approval for amending scheme of existing hotel Establishment

Service Description

  • Issuing the initial Approval of the proposed engineering modifications to an existing hotel establishment, upon the request of the hotel establishment.

Execution Process

  • Visit the Authority headquarters to turn in the application and supporting documentation.
  • Validation of the information that the Authority staff has received
  • Set up and attend a meeting to review the plans that have been submitted.
  • Issuance of the initial Approval and Approval of plans

Requirements

  • Valid passport copy of the applicant/applicants (if the owner is an institution or company)
  • The trade license
  • A copy of the valid national identity 
  • The Business License
  • Two copies of the building plan size A2
  • Original copy size A3 and CD-ROM

Fees Details

  • 1300 dirhams

Terms & Conditions

  • Fill out the application
  • Provide the required documents
  • Payment of fees and fines

Turn around time

  • Three working days

 

 

  1. Issuing a new classification certificate

Service Description

  • Issuing a classification certificate for a new facility

Execution Process

  • Submit request letter and documents
  • Inspection by the Authority inspectors
  • Issuance of the inspection report
  • Issuance of a new classification certificate

Requirements

  • N/A

Fees Details

  • 300 dirhams and other fees – 20 dirhams

Terms & Conditions

  • Submit the required documents
  • Payment of fees

Turn around time

  • One working day
  1. Initial Approval to renew the license for a hotel establishment

Service Description

  • Issuing the initial Approval to renew the license for a hotel establishment

Execution Process

  • Submit the application and documents
  • Inspection by Authority inspectors
  • Issuance of the initial Approval for the hotel facility

Requirements

  • Valid passport copy of the applicant/applicants ( if the owner is an institution or company ) 
  • The trade license
  • A copy of the valid national identity 
  • A certificate from the General Directorate of Civil Defence in Sharjah attesting to the building’s compliance with safety and preventive measures
  • Receipt of 10% municipal tax payment 

Fees Details

  • 1600 dirhams and other fees – 20 dirhams

Terms & Conditions

  • Fill out the approved application
  • Submit the required documents
  • Payment of fees

Turn around time

  • Three working days
  1. Initial Approval for amending the scheme of a new hotel Establishment

Service Description

  • Issuing initial Approval for the proposed engineering modifications for a project to establish a new hotel facility.

Execution Process

  • Submit the application and documents
  • Organise and attend an appointment to discuss plans submitted
  • Issuance of Approval and initial Approval of plans

Requirements

  • Valid passport copy of the applicant/applicants ( if the owner is an  institution or company ) 
  • The trade license
  • A copy of the valid national identity 
  • Two copies of the building plan: size A2 Original copy and size A3) And flash)
  • Map plot of land and title deed of land ownership
  • Previous initial Approval + the previous approved plan

Fees Details

  • 1200 dirhams

Terms & Conditions

  • Fill out the approved application
  • Submit the required documents
  • Payment of fees

Turn around time

  • Two working days
  1. Initial Approval for the assignment/transfer of the Trade license of the hotel establishment

Service Description

  • Issuing the initial Approval for the owners of private hotel establishments to license those who wish to obtain Approval to add a partner or exit and enter a partner in their commercial license.

Execution Process

  • Submit the application and documents by visiting the Authority headquarters
  • Verification of the data received by the Authority staff
  • Issuing the initial Approval

Requirements

  • Valid passport copy of the applicant/applicants (if the owner is an institution or company) 
  • The trade license
  • A copy of the valid national identity
  • A copy of the commercial license
  • The presence of the license holders to sign the form

Fees Details

  • 1300 dirhams and 20 dirhams collection fees

Terms & Conditions

  • Fill out the approved application
  • Submit the required documents
  • Pay fees and violations

Turn around time

  • 3 working days

  1. Initial Approval for a New Hotel Establishment

Service Description

  • Issuing initial Approval for the construction of a hotel or hotel apartments that provide guest accommodation services and other services that follow and conform to the classification standards of the Emirate of Sharjah for all classification categories based on the request of individuals and investors.

Execution Process

  • Electronic submission of the application and documents
  • Electronic Approval of the scheme
  • Issuance of the Initial Approval
  • Organising an appointment in the event of a request (virtual meeting )

Requirements

  • Valid passport copy of the applicant/applicants (if the owner is an institution or company ) 
  • A valid trade license
  • A copy of the valid national identity
  • A copy of the building plan, size A2
  • Original copy size A3 or CD–ROM of map plot and title deed of the land
  • A letter of undertaking from the owner not to carry out activities on receipt of the license, only after addressing the Authority (in the event of a first-time application )

Fees Details

  • 1300 dirhams and other fees – 20  dirhams

Terms & Conditions

  • Fill in the application form for issuing initial Approval
  • Submission of documents required
  • Pay fees

Turn around time

  • Two Working days
  1. Initial Approval to change the activity of a hotel establishment

Service Description

  • Issuing the initial Approval to change the activity of a hotel establishment wishing to change its commercial activity in the commercial license

Execution Process

  • Verification of the data received by Authority staff
  • Issuance of the inspection report
  • Obtaining a new classification category
  • Issuing the initial Approval to change the activity of a hotel establishment 

Requirements

  • Order number

Fees Details

  • 2600 dirhams and 20 dirhams collection fees

Terms & Conditions

  • Fill out the approved application
  • Submit the required documents
  • Pay fees and fines

Turn around time

  • Two working days
  1. Initial Approval to Convert an Existing Building into Hotel Apartments

Service Description

  • Issuing the initial Approval to convert an existing building into luxury-class hotel apartments (only at the request of individual investment owners).

Execution Process

  • Electronic submission of the application and documents
  • Set a date for the inspection process
  • Issue the initial Approval

Requirements

  • Valid passport copy of the applicant/applicants (if the owner is an institution or company)
  • A valid trade license
  • A valid copy of the national identity
  • Map of the plot of land and the title deed of the land
  • A letter of commitment from the owner not to carry out activities on receipt of the license, only after contacting the Authority

Fees Details

  • 1300 dirhams and other fees – 20 dirhams

Terms & Conditions

  • Fill out the approved application
  • Submit the required documents
  • Payment of fees

Turn around time

  • One working day
  1. Initial Approval to Cancel a Trade License for a hotel establishment

Service Description

  • Service is provided to owners of hotel establishments who wish to obtain Approval to cancel their licenses.

Execution Process

  • Submission of the application and documents
  • Verification of the data received by Authority staff
  • Issuance of the Initial Approval

Requirements

  • An official letter from the owner stating the reasons for cancelling the license
  • A copy of the valid national identity
  • A copy of the commercial license and commercial registration

Fees Details

  • 300 dirhams and 20 dirhams collection fees

Terms & Conditions

  • Fill out application
  • Provide the required documents
  • Payment of fees and fines
  • Receipt of the certificate of classification
  • Removing the directive sign boards

Turn around time

  • Two working days
  1. Issuing a classification sign board

Service Description

  • Issuing a rating plate for a new hotel facility

Execution Process

  • Carrying out the final classification process for the facility by Authority inspectors
  • Issuance of the inspection report
  • Issuance of a rating plate

Requirements

  • N/A

Fees Details

  • 1000 dirhams for the rating plate
  • 20  dirhams collection fee

Terms & Conditions

  • Submit the required documents
  • Payment of fees

Turn around time

  • One working day
  1. Initial Approval to Issue a Hotel Establishment License

Service Description

  • Granting clients the initial Approval to obtain a hotel establishment license to carry out the remaining procedures for operating the facility.

Execution Process

  • Submit the application and documents
  • An inspection by Authority inspectors to confirm the stage the project is at
  • Issuance of the initial Approval of the facility hotel

Requirements

  • Valid passport copy of the applicant/applicants (  if the owner is an institution or company )
  • The trade license
  • A copy of the valid national identity‏

Fees Details

  • 1300 dirhams and other fees – 20 dirhams

Terms & Conditions

  • Fill out the approved application
  • Submit the required documents
  • Payment of fees

Turn around time

  • Two working days

  1. Issuing Approval to conduct hotel establishment activities

Service Description

  • Issuing the initial Approval to start receiving guests (for a hotel establishment)

Execution Process

  • Submit the official letter from the license holder and the required documents
  • Final classification of the facility by Authority inspectors
  • Issuing Approval in principle

Requirements / Required documents

  • Valid passport copy of the applicant/applicants ( if the owner is an institution or company )
  • The trade license
  • A copy of the valid national identity
  • A copy of the commercial license and business registration
  • A copy of the membership certificate issued by the Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Sharjah

Fees Details

  • 1100 dirhams and other fees = 20 dirhams

Terms and Conditions

  • Payment of fees
  • Issue of the inspection report
  • Obtain a certificate of classification \ plates category
  • Fill out the property details data form
  • Registration in the statistics system
  • Registration in the tax system for Sharjah Municipality
  • Certificate of fulfilment of the General Administration of Civil Defense

Processing Time

  • Two working days

FAQs

Are credit cards accepted in Sharjah?

Credit and debit cards are commonly accepted In Sharjah.

Is it easy for me to get cash in Sharjah?

In the Emirates, ATMs can be found in many places, such as neighbourhood banks, gas stations, and shopping centres.

What should I do in case of an emergency?

If you require police aid, an ambulance, or assistance with any other emergency, you can contact Sharjah Police at (999) at any time. This number is free to call.

Does photography have any restrictions?

Although taking pictures is allowed anywhere except in officially designated restricted places such as government buildings, military bases, ports, and airports, it is courteous to get someone’s consent before snapping pictures of individuals, especially women.

 

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