Navigating Your Queries with Our Comprehensive FAQ

What are the different types of legal entities?

In a non-free zone/mainland setup:
– Establishment (sole ownership)
– Limited Liability Company (L.L.C – Partnership)
– Corporate shareholder as a Branch/Subsidiary

In a free zone setup:
– Free zone company / free zone limited
company (sole and/or partnership)
– Corporate shareholder as a Branch/Subsidiary

How much will it cost me to start up my business?

Depending on the legal entity, activity, facility and visa requirements, the company formation cost varies across the U.A.E”

Is there income tax in UAE ?

Personal income tax no.

corporate tax 9% . 

Expected timelines and the processes

– Company incorporation (Freezone/Mainland/
Offshore) – 2 to 7 working days.
– Corporate Bank Accounts – Up to 4 weeks.
– Personal Bank Account – 2 to 3 working days.
– Visa Stamping – 1-3 working days.
– Emirates ID – up to 5 working days.

Expected Corporate Documents

– MOA/AOA – Memorandum of Agreement and Or
   Articles of Association.
– Trade Licence | Certificate of Formation |
   Certificate of Incorporation | Partner List | Bank
– Lease Agreement or Occupancy Agreement
   depending on the facility chosen

Company Setup Steps

– Step 1: Consultation and recommendation.
– Step 2: Filling all forms and making the payment.
– Step 3: Initial Security approval + Company
   name approval.
– Step 4: Issuing of trade license and all
   corporate documents.
– Step 5: Applying for your Residence Visa and
   Emirates ID.
– Step 6: Opening of your Corporate Bank
   Account + Personal Bank Account.

What are the different types of facilities offered with the setup?

– Shared work station
– Shared office
– Private office
– Shell & Core offices (per square meter)
– Warehouses
– Land

How long are the U.A.E residence visas valid for?

Depending on the license and visa type, it could be either 1 year, 2 years, 5 years or 10 years

What documents are required to start a business setup?

Individual Shareholder:
– Passport copy with at least six months validity
– Residency visa copy or tourist visa copy or U.A.E
   entry stamp copy
– Emirates ID copy for U.A.E residents
– Passport size photograph (white background)

Corporate Shareholder:
– Trade License / Certificate of Incorporation
– Good Standing Certificate
– Legal Documents (Memorandum of Association
   / Articles of Association)
– Board / Shareholder Resolution

Whom can I sponsor under my Residence Visa?

– Immediate family – Spouse and biological
– Parents – Subject to Immigration Approval.
– Maid | Driver | Gardner.

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