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Ownership Types

  • AFZ issues the Free Zone Establishment license, with a separate legal capacity, owned as 100% by either individual or legal entity (company) having establishment capital of 50,000 U.S. dollar (approximately 185,000 AED).

     

    Required Documents

    - Passport valid for 6 months

    - Passport size photograph

    - No objection certificate from current sponsor, if applicant is UAE resident as employee

    - Feasibility study in case of industrial, service and electronic activities

    - Fees of 100 AED for trade name approval 

     

  • AFZ issues the FZC license to free zone companies for a number of partners, whether individuals or companies of separate legal capacity, so as every investor share is to be determined through partners when issuing the license.

     

    Required Documents

    - Passport valid for 6 months

    - Passport size photograph

    - No objection certificate from current sponsor, if applicant is UAE resident as employee

    - Feasibility study in case of industrial, service and electronic activities

    - Fees of 100 AED for trade name approval 

  • AFZ issues the local company branch licenses to local companies having valid license issued by a UAE license Authority and intending to open a branch inside the Free Zone.

     

    Required Documents

    - Passport valid for 6 months

    - Passport size photograph

    - Feasibility study in case of industrial, service and electronic activities

    - Fees of 100 AED for trade name approval 

    - Original valid trade license

    - Original Certificate of membership

    - Original Trade Register Certificate

    - Board Resolution

  • AFZ issues the Foreign Company Branch license to foreign companies established outside UAE and intending to open a branch or representative office, by which they can practice business (trade, industrial, professional or service).

     

    Required Documents

    - Passport valid for 6 months

    - Passport size photograph

    - No objection certificate from current sponsor, if applicant is UAE resident as employee

    - Feasibility study in case of industrial, service and electronic activities

    - Fees of 100 AED for trade name approval 

    - Certificate of registration for the parent company, attested by UAE embassy in the concerned country and by UAE Foreign Affairs Ministry

    - A resolution by the parent company board to get the license issued by the Free Zone and to appoint a representative or manager. The resolution must be attested by UAE embassy in the concerned country and by UAE Foreign Affairs Ministry.

    - Articles of Association for the parent company, attested by UAE embassy in the concerned country and by UAE Foreign Affairs Ministry