IFZA (International Free Zone Authority)

Expand description »
Service packages «Media Zone “twofour54” Abu Dhabi, UAE» Service packages «FEZ “Dubai Science Park” (DSP), Dubai, UAE» Service packages «Meydan Free Zone (MFZ)» Service packages «IFZA (International Free Zone Authority)» Service packages «United Arab Emirates: Dubai Mainland Company» Service packages «United Arab Emirates: Dubai Multi Commodities Centre (DMCC) Free Zone» Service packages «United Arab Emirates: Khalifa Industrial Zone Abu Dhabi (KIZAD) Free Zone» Service packages «United Arab Emirates: Offshore Company in Dubai (JAFZA)» Service packages «United Arab Emirates: Umm Al Quwain Free Trade Zone» Service packages «United Arab Emirates: Dubai Internet City Free Zone» Service packages «United Arab Emirates: Sharjah International Airport Free Zone» Service packages «United Arab Emirates: Sharjah Media City Free Zone» Service packages «United Arab Emirates: Dubai South Free Zone» Service packages «United Arab Emirates: Offshore Company in Ajman (AFZA)» Service packages «United Arab Emirates: Offshore Company in Ras Al Khaimah (RAK)» Service packages «United Arab Emirates: Fujairah Creative City Free Zone» Service packages «United Arab Emirates: Hamriyah Free Zone» Service packages «United Arab Emirates: Ajman Free Zone» Service packages «United Arab Emirates: Free Economic Zone Ras Al Khaimah (RAKEZ)» Legislation Tax System Audit Services
Service packages
Express
Standard
Optimum
Company registration
+
+
+
Legal address per year
+
+
+
Secretarial services for the first year
+
+
+
Fees and duties for the first year
+
+
+
Apostilled bound set of incorporation documents
+
+
+
Nominee service per year
+
+
Bank Account Pre-approval
+
Price
12 500 USD

12 500 USD

13 110 USD

Your Consultant
Поиск консультанта...

Поиск консультанта...

Company registration in FEZ IFZA (Dubai)

IFZA Dubai offers licences based on range of scalable business creation solutions covering over 2 000 professional, commercial and industrial activities.

Setting up companies in the FEZ entails the possibility of obtaining residence visas for The setting up of companies in the LEZ entails obtaining residence visas for members / employees and their families - a definite plus.

Company registration

To register a company in IFZA Free Zone, the following steps are required:

1. Define a company name to check for uniqueness (at least 3 variants):

  • must be in English;
  • must not be identical or similar to an existing company name;
  • must not contradict UAE public policy;
  • must end with an indication of the legal form ("FZC").

2. Determine the structure of the company (director, manager, secretary, shareholder, solicitor).

3. Define the type of license.

In the IFZA-Dubai, companies can obtain The following types of licenses can be obtained:

  • Commercial licence - allows the holder to trade in goods, including import, storage, warehousing, delivery and export of permitted goods.
  • Professional licence - allows the holder to provide the type of services specified in the licence (e.g. business consultancy, marketing consultancy, insurance, etc.).
  • Manufacturing licence - allows the holder to conduct activities related to the production of goods, including importing raw materials, processing, manufacturing, assembling, packaging and exporting finished goods.

Some licenses require the approval of the relevant regulator.

4. Pay for the services.

5. Documents for directors / managers / secretaries / shareholders / attorneys must be submitted:

  • colour copy of domestic passport with registration page;
  • colour copy of foreign passport;
  • proof of address (if no registration stamp in domestic passport);copy of visa/stamp of entry to UAE;
  • scanned copy of 3,5 x 4,5 photo on white background (hair must not cover face, no jewellery or accessories).

6. Prepare and submit a set of documents for company registration, sign the documents with the officers and shareholders of the company.

7. Receive the registration documents and stamp.

Upon registration, the FEZ Administration will issue the following documents:

  • Company registration certificate;
  • Articles of Association;
  • Share certificates;
  • Business licence (generally issued for 1 year);
  • Registers of directors and shareholders;
  • Lease agreement.

A seal of the company is also issued.

0The total term of the company registration in IFZA Free Zone is on the average 15 working days.

Registered office

Upon registration, an office rental agreement is executed between the company and the BMS administration; the address of such an office is considered to be the official legal address of the company.

IFZA offers various office packages depending on the needs of the clients in terms of types and number of licenses, number of visas, need for actual presence and accommodation in the BMS: from flexi desk and flexi office (being a separate room or a cell in an open-space in first class business centres) to warehouses and plots of land.

Seal

Companies are required to have a seal.

Redomiciliation

Redomiciliation of companies to and from the UAE is permitted.

Company structure

Director

Only a natural person may act as a director. There are no residency requirements for directors.

The minimum number of directors is 1.

Manager

Only a natural person can act as a manager. There is no residency requirement for a manager.

The number of managers is only 1.

Shareholders

Individuals and legal entities are allowed and there are no residency requirements.

The minimum number of shareholders is 1, the maximum number is 50.

Information on shareholders is not publicly available.

Beneficiary

Although many jurisdictions are discussing the creation of a public register of beneficial owners, the UAE does not yet have one. This means that there is no public access to beneficial owner information. It is held by the registration agent. Beneficiary information can only be disclosed to regulators (e.g. during inspections for its availability) or by court order.

Share capital and shares

There is no minimum share capital requirement in the IFZA.

Core Services

Incorporation

Price12 500 USD

(including incorporation tax and state registry fee)

Corporate legal services

Price11 500 USD

(including registered address and registered agent)

Assistance with bank account openings

Price4 200 USD

Irrespective of the outcome of application

Delivery of documents by courier mail

Price250 USD

DHL or TNT, at cost of a Courier Service

Nominee Director

Paid-up “nominee director” set includes the following documents

Nominee Shareholder

Paid-up “nominee shareholder” set includes the following documents

Compliance fee

Compliance fee is payable in the cases of: renewal of a company, liquidation of a company, transfer out of a company, issue of a power of attorney to a new attorney, change of director / shareholder / BO (except the change to a nominee director / shareholder), signing of documents

Basic

Price350 USD

simple company structure with only 1 physical person

For legal entity in structure under GSL administration

Price150 USD

additional compliance fee for legal entity in structure under GSL administration (per 1 entity)

For legal entity in structure not under GSL administration

Price200 USD

additional compliance fee for legal entity in structure NOT under GSL administration (per 1 entity)

For client with high risk Status

Price450 USD

Signing of documents

Price100 USD

Compare Jurisdictions
    Need a consultation from a specialist?
    Share on social media:

    Banks of UAE

    Bank
    The cost of opening an account, $
    Global rating
    Countrywide rating
    GSL rating
    2 500
    N/A
    N/A
    2 500
    N/A
    N/A
    2 500
    N/A
    N/A
    2 500
    N/A
    N/A
    2 500
    N/A
    N/A
    2 500
    239
    1
    RU EN