Amend Facility License

This service allows healthcare facilities to request for amending their active and/or inactive healthcare facility licenses. Amendments to inactive license only need DHA design modification review, however amendments to active licenses require initial approval, final approval and inspection.

Average Processing Time

5 working days

Who Can Apply

    Delegated Healthcare Facility Representatives who require one or more of the following amendments:

    Amendments applicable to inactive and active facility licenses:

    • Add/Remove Speciality 
    • Change Category
    • Change Location
    • Expand Facility Location
    • Change Facility Layout
    • Add/Remove Add-Ons - this includes: Home Healthcare, Telehealth, 24 Hour facility, Pharmacy delivery, Pharmacy Drive-thru, Clinical Training, Mobile unit, COVID Swabbing, COVID RT-PCR Testing (depending on the facility category, different add-ons are permitted)   

    ​Amendments applicable to active facility licenses only:

    • Request Renovation 
    • Update Accreditations (this amendment does not require payment or inspection)
    • Update FANR License (this amendment does not require payment or inspection)


    • Applying for the changes in the respective trade licensing authority for applicable changes can be performed before or after requesting for this service.

Required Documents

    Depending on the amendment type one or multiple of the below documents may be required:

    • Floor Plan/Mobile unit plan
    • Updated Trade license
    • Fill Adds on Required forms

Service Steps

    • Fill and submit online application
    • Pay required fees
    • DHA review (if inspection or trade license update is required, application is returned to the applicant to fulfill requirements)
    • In case of approval, updated Facility license is issued

Service Tutorial

Service Channel

    • Sheryan portal

Additional Information

Service Limitations

    • Facility license is not expired, cancelled, suspended, revoked or on hold.

Approximate Cost

Final Approval for Changing Category Fees (for active licenses) Prorated Amount*
Final Approval for other Facility Amendments (for active licenses) AED 2000
Re-inspection Fees (for active licenses) AED 1000
Add-on yearly fees: Telehealth (for active licenses only) AED 12000
Add-on yearly fees: Home Healthcare (for active licenses only) AED 6000
Add-on yearly fees: 24 Hour Facility (for active licenses) AED 1000
Add-on yearly fees: Drive Through (for active licenses only) AED 1000
Add-on yearly fees: Pharmacy Delivery (for active licenses) AED 1000
Add-on yearly fees: Clinical Training Service (for active licenses only) AED 1000
Add-on yearly fees: COVID Swabbing AED 1000
Add-on yearly fees: COVID RT-PCR Testing AED 1000

* Fee is calculated based on the new facility category and number of months remaining in the facility license.