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National Media Council


  • Request letter from Creative City to the National Media Council (to be prepared by Creative City)
  • Trade License copy
  • Copy of the expired National Media Council approval
  • Education Degree or Experience Certificate and Emirates ID copy of Chief Editor (if this was not provided during the initial application)
  • One (1) print out/hard copy of dummy magazine and one (1) actual dummy magazine.


  • Day 1: Creative City office checks if all required documents are complete
  • Day 2: All original documents and application forms will be sent to the National Media Council in Abu Dhabi via Aramex
  • Day 30 – 45: The soft copy of the renewed approval from the National Media Council will be sent via email


  • Creative City Fujairah Representative Office - Dubai will submit your application directly to NMC head office in Abu Dhabi.
  • Applicant’s physical presence in NMC head office in Abu Dhabi will no longer be required.
  • NMC. New Application Cost Request a quote


NMC magazine permit must be renewed within the 30-day grace period. Failure to renew within the said time frame will result to invalidation of the file on NMC online system and a new application (not renewal) will be required to be taken.

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