Overview

Many businesses shy away from investing in the UAE due to the compulsion of having a UAE national as a partner with 51% shares owned by them. This shows that the free zones have become a trendy form of registering a business in the UAE, where 100% foreign ownership is allowed. A free zone, or free trade zone, is an area with special tax-free status and low trade barriers where goods can be manufactured, imported/exported, handled, or reconfigured without paying any customs duty. Free trade zones are generally located in strategic geographical locations like national borders, international airports and major seaports, to maximize trading advantages. Company Formation in UAE offers business opportunities that exist only in established industrial and financial hubs at a zero tax rate.

Application Process

In order to have a stream-line application process, you shall provide all required documentation and let our experts speed up the registered incorporation. The documents needed must be in the English language or accompanied by an English notarized translation.

Documentation

A number of documents need to be translated into English, attested, and notarized by the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) or the Arab Embassy.

General Documents
  • Duly filled application license form
  • Business card of the contact person
  • Copy of business plan
  • Notarized and attested Memorandum of Association (MOA) and Articles of Association (AOA)
  • Passport copies of the partners and business managers
  • Original bank reference letters and license of the partner’s existing company, if applicable
Documents for Consultancy License
  • A copy of degree or diploma certificate mentioning the desired activities, or the experience certificate [any of these documents is a must]
Documents for Industrial License
  • Business feasibility study
  • Existing company profile
  • Duly filled form for the investor’s project profile