Application for a Licence to Conduct a Regulated Activity using Regulated Materials


​In accordance with Federal Law by Decree No 6 of 2009, Concerning the Peaceful Uses of Nuclear Energy, a licence is required to carry out activities involving ionising radiation. Any business or governmental organisation including entities operating in free zones, which possess, use, manufacture, handle, store, import or export, transport and dispose of radioactive materials, X-ray generators or other sources of ionising radiation must apply for a FANR licence. 

The licence is valid for three years. If you would like to make amendments to the licence, please apply using the application form.

Required Documents

Private companies need to provide the following

  • Copy of trade licence
  • Proof of membership of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry (in the UAE)
  • Passport copy with UAE residence visa for the responsible person and contact person as listed on the licence application form
  • Relevant technical information about the regulated materials (for more details see the FANR Guide: Applying for a Regulated Material Licence)

Government entities need to provide the following

Fees Information

The fees imposed on licensees for the issuance and renewal of a licence to conduct a regulated activity relating to regulated material is based on Cabinet Resolution No (8) of 2014 Concerning Licence Fees and Services Provided by the Federal Authority for Nuclear Regulation. Please click here to view the Cabinet Resolution.

Please be informed that licence fees must be paid at either FANR’s Headquarters in Abu Dhabi or at FANR’s office in Dubai at the time of licence collection. The licence must be collected without due delay upon the receipt of an email notification from FANR to collect the licence. For more information on office opening hours, please click here).

Payment methods are as follow:

  • e-Dirham - the e-Dirham charge is AED3 levied by First Abu Dhabi Bank
  •  credit card - the credit card charge is 2.5% of the total amount of the paid fee

Please be informed that payment cannot be made by cash or cheque.

Time Frame

​The review and processing of your licence application takes approximately two to three months as the licence application reviewer may request that additional information be provided by the licence applicant. Once approved, you will receive an email notification to collect your licence.

How To Apply


Simply follow the steps below to apply:
1.   Download the form: Application for a Licence to Conduct a Regulated Activity using Regulated Materials
2.   Fill in the form and sign it 
3.   Attach all required documents
4.   Submit all your files as a single attachment through the link below: 
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5.   Provide a hard copy of the licence application form with the supporting documents to FANR's Radiation Safety Department
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