Ejari Registration in Dubai

While dealing with Dubai properties, you need to fulfill various legal requirements that are must-to-do for a seamless real estate transaction.

You just can’t wake up one day and move into a new home or apartment in Dubai.

There are things you need to know about moving into a new Dubai home. Ejari registration is one of them – certainly the most important one!

Ejari is a system by which you register your tenancy contract. In English, Ejari means ‘my rent’, and it is absolutely enforced by the law.

Ejari contract is the authentication that your rental agreement is approved by the government. It also ensures the transparency of your tenancy contract and protects you from any possible disputes.

That’s not it. Without Ejari registration in Dubai, you won’t be able to do some significant things. Like signing up to activate water supply, electricity, and other connectivity services, obtaining/renewing your residence permit, or employing staff for domestic purposes.

Therefore, follow the steps to register the Ejari tenancy contract for a hurdle-free acquisition of a property in Dubai

Initiating the Ejari registration

The first thing to remember is that Ejari is the responsibility of the tenant. It is preferred that you register with it before moving into a new property in Dubai.

Ejari online registration is made simple by the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) and Real Estate Regulatory Agency (RERA).

You just need to visit http://www.ejari.gov.ae/ and upload the documents required for Ejari, following the instructions that are given on the website. Your registration will take a maximum of 6 hours.

If you’re reluctant to do it over the internet or if you’re not familiar with the electronic procedure, then the typing centers would be at your service.

Here’s the list of authorized typing centers (real estate service trustees) who can straighten up your paperwork for Ejari registration.

You may also visit the Ejari registration offices in your city.

The required documents to complete the registration

This part requires your attention. You’ll be required to submit the following required Ejari documents in order to complete the registration without hindrance.

  • Emirates ID
  • UAE visa and passport (if a non-GCC resident)
  • Your tenancy contract
  • Security deposit receipt
  • Landlord’s passport
  • Property title deeds
  • DEWA Premises Number
  • DEWA cancellation certificate from the previous tenant (for new registrations) or recent DEWA bills (for Ejari renewals)
  • For registration a business, you’ll also need to submit a copy of your trading license and the manager’s Emirates ID

After you’ve completed the documentation and formalities, and paid the Ejari fee, you’ll receive a certificate. This certificate confirms that your Ejari tenancy contract is now legally valid and is in the system.

The Ejari registration fee is AED 365. With that, you’ll have to pay the certificate registration fee and other government charges.

Completing it with the fee for the RERA forms, you’ll have to pay a total of AED 585.

It’s all done and dusted!

You may now take a sigh of relief as you may now legally relish your new property in Dubai.

Ejari Renewal

Every time your Ejari tenancy contract comes to an end, you need to renew it in order to avoid any legal or procedural complications.

The following are the Ejari renewal documents;

  • Emirates ID
  • UAE visa and passport (if a non-GCC resident)
  • Original tenancy contract
  • Copy of owner’s Emirates ID or a copy of the owner’s passport
  • Copy of the title deed
  • If the tenant is a company, a copy of the trade license is required


Cancellation of Ejari registration

Now the responsibility of Ejari cancellation of the current tenant lies with the property owner.

Once you’ve decided to move out of the property, your landlord must submit the request for the cancellation of current Ejari registration.

The landlord would not be able to rent out the property to another tenant until the registration of Ejari in the name of the previous tenant in cancelled.


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