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Schedule 2 – Supervision and Authorisation Fees

Effective from Feb 07 2023 - Jun 04 2023
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1. The fees set out in the table below are applicable to all Licence applications and VASPs:
VA Activity Licence Application Fee [for one regulated VA Activity only] Licence Extension Fee [for each additional regulated VA Activity] Annual Supervision Fee [for each regulated VA Activity]
Advisory Services AED 40,000 50% of lower Licence Application Fee[s] AED 80,000
Broker-Dealer Services AED 100,000 AED 200,000
Custody Services AED 100,000 AED 200,000
Exchange Services AED 100,000 AED 200,000
Lending and Borrowing Services AED 100,000 AED 200,000
Payments and Remittances Services AED 40,000 AED 80,000
VA Management and Investment Services AED 100,000 AED 200,000


2. The Licence Application Fee is payable for all Licence applications for any regulated VA Activity. Where an Entity is applying for a Licence for more than one regulated VA Activity, the Licence Extension Fee is payable for each additional VA Activity. These fees are only due at the time of submission of the Licence application. The application will not be processed until the payment of these fees is received.
3. VASPs must pay an Annual Supervision Fee for each VA Activity Licensed, in advance of conducting VA Activity[ies].
4. VARA may, in its sole and absolute discretion, impose additional fees or otherwise modify supervision and authorisation fees, including but not limited to in circumstances where it considers necessary to allocate additional resources for regulatory oversight or supervision or in response to complaints made to VARA about a VASP.
5. Any fees charged by VARA are separate from, and independent of, any fees which may be charged by any other competent authority, either in or outside of the UAE.
6. VARA may, in its sole and absolute discretion, impose a fee for applications by prospective Issuers for approval to issue a Virtual Asset.