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Offshore Company Formation in United Arab Emirates (UAE)

FreeZone Company Formation
Local Company Formation (LLC)

  • - Identity of shareholders is kept confidential by law
  • - 100% foreign ownership
  • - Registered business address in Dubai
  • - A politically stable place with rapidly-developing economy
  • - A tax free and business friendly environment
  • - No foreign exchange controls, quotas or trade barriers

Ideal for United Arab Emirates (UAE) company registration:

Advisory and Consulting Services
Advisory and Consulting Services
Investments and Joint Investments Company
Investments and Joint Investments Company
Intellectual property
Intellectual property
International Trading
International Trading

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We Grow Your Business In 4 Easy Steps

Preparation

1. Preparation

  • Request free company name search We check the eligibility of the name, and make suggestion if neccessry.
Filling

2. Filling

  • Register or login and fill in the company names and director/ shareholder(s).
  • Fill in shipping, company address or special request (if any).
Payment

3. Payment

Choose your payment method (We accept payment by Credit/Debit Card, PayPal or Wire Transfer).

Delivery

4. Delivery

  • You will receive soft copies of necessary documents including: Certificate of Incorporation, Memorandum and Articles of Association, etc. Then, your new company in a jurisdiction is ready to do business!
  • You can bring the documents in company kit to open corporate bank account or we can help you with our long experience of Banking support service.
Required documents for United Arab Emirates (UAE) company formation
  • Notarized passport and signature specimen of each shareholder/beneficial owner and director.
  • Notarized proof of residential address of each director and shareholder (Must be in English or Arabic. Or certified translation version).

Attractive Cost For United Arab Emirates (UAE) Company Formation

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US$ 1,299 Service Fees

United Arab Emirates (UAE) Company Services Fees

  • Highest privacy and confidentiality
  • First-class bank account, including e-banking and credit card (optional)
  • Full nominee service to protect your privacy (optional)

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Incorporate Company in UAE with the main characteristics

IBC

General Information
Type of Business Entity IBC
Corporate Income Tax Nil
British Based Legal System No
Double Tax Treaty Access No
Incorporation Time Frame (Approx., days) 2 days
Corporate Requirements
Minimum Number of Shareholders 1
Minimum Number of Directors 1
Corporate Directors Permitted Yes
Standard Authorized Capital/Shares 50,000 AED
Local Requirements
Registered Office/ Registered Agent Yes
Company Secretary Yes
Local Meetings Anywhere
Local Directors / Shareholders No
Publicly Accessible Records No
Annual Requirements
Annual Return No
Audited Accounts No
Incorporation Fees
Our Service Fee (1st year) US$ 1,299.00
Government fee & Service charged US$ 1,150.00
Annual Renewal Fees
Our Service Fee (year 2+) US$ 1,249.00
Government fee & Service charged US$ 1,150.00

RAK Free Zone

General Information
Type of Business Entity FZC/ FZE
Corporate Income Tax Nil
British Based Legal System No
Double Tax Treaty Access Yes
Incorporation Time Frame (Approx., days) 2 Weeks
Corporate Requirements
Minimum Number of Shareholders 1
Minimum Number of Directors 1
Corporate Directors Permitted No
Standard Authorized Capital/Shares 50,000 AED
Local Requirements
Registered Office/ Registered Agent Yes
Company Secretary Yes
Local Meetings Anywhere
Local Directors / Shareholders No
Publicly Accessible Records No
Annual Requirements
Annual Return Yes
Audited Accounts Yes
Incorporation Fees
Our Service Fee (1st year) US$ 1,999.00
Government fee & Service charged US$ 1,350.00
Annual Renewal Fees
Our Service Fee (year 2+) US$ 1,899.00
Government fee & Service charged US$ 1,350.00

Dubai Free Zone (DMCC)

General Information
Type of Business Entity DMCC
Corporate Income Tax Nil
British Based Legal System No
Double Tax Treaty Access Yes
Incorporation Time Frame (Approx., days) 2 Weeks
Corporate Requirements
Minimum Number of Shareholders 1
Minimum Number of Directors 1
Corporate Directors Permitted Yes
Standard Authorized Capital/Shares 50,000 AED
Local Requirements
Registered Office/ Registered Agent Yes
Company Secretary Yes
Local Meetings Anywhere
Local Directors / Shareholders No
Publicly Accessible Records No
Annual Requirements
Annual Return Yes
Audited Accounts Yes
Incorporation Fees
Our Service Fee (1st year) US$ 3,399.00
Government fee & Service charged US$ 8,988.00
Annual Renewal Fees
Our Service Fee (year 2+) US$ 3,299.00
Government fee & Service charged US$ 8,988.00

Ajman Free Zone

General Information
Type of Business Entity FZC/ FZE
Corporate Income Tax Nil
British Based Legal System No
Double Tax Treaty Access Yes
Incorporation Time Frame (Approx., days) 2 days
Corporate Requirements
Minimum Number of Shareholders 1
Minimum Number of Directors 1
Corporate Directors Permitted No
Standard Authorized Capital/Shares 50,000 AED
Local Requirements
Registered Office/ Registered Agent Yes
Company Secretary Yes
Local Meetings Anywhere
Local Directors / Shareholders No
Publicly Accessible Records No
Annual Requirements
Annual Return Yes
Audited Accounts Yes
Incorporation Fees
Our Service Fee (1st year) US$ 1,799.00
Government fee & Service charged US$ 1,350.00
Annual Renewal Fees
Our Service Fee (year 2+) US$ 1,699.00
Government fee & Service charged US$ 1,350.00

Local Company (Commercial, Trading Or Professional License)

General Information
Type of Business Entity
Corporate Income Tax
British Based Legal System
Double Tax Treaty Access
Incorporation Time Frame (Approx., days)
Corporate Requirements
Minimum Number of Shareholders 1
Minimum Number of Directors 1
Corporate Directors Permitted
Standard Authorized Capital/Shares
Local Requirements
Registered Office/ Registered Agent
Company Secretary
Local Meetings
Local Directors / Shareholders
Publicly Accessible Records
Annual Requirements
Annual Return
Audited Accounts
Incorporation Fees
Our Service Fee (1st year) US$ 4,199.00
Government fee & Service charged US$ 9,200.00
Annual Renewal Fees
Our Service Fee (year 2+) US$ 4,099.00
Government fee & Service charged US$ 9,200.00

Local Company (General Trading)

General Information
Type of Business Entity
Corporate Income Tax
British Based Legal System
Double Tax Treaty Access
Incorporation Time Frame (Approx., days)
Corporate Requirements
Minimum Number of Shareholders 1
Minimum Number of Directors 1
Corporate Directors Permitted
Standard Authorized Capital/Shares
Local Requirements
Registered Office/ Registered Agent
Company Secretary
Local Meetings
Local Directors / Shareholders
Publicly Accessible Records
Annual Requirements
Annual Return
Audited Accounts
Incorporation Fees
Our Service Fee (1st year) US$ 4,199.00
Government fee & Service charged US$ 15,200.00
Annual Renewal Fees
Our Service Fee (year 2+) US$ 4,099.00
Government fee & Service charged US$ 15,200.00

Scope of Services

IBC

RAK IBC Company Comprehensive Package

Services Status
Certificate of Incorporation Yes
Memorandum & Articles of Association Yes
Share Certificates Yes
Register of Directors Yes
Shares Register Yes
Appointment of Director and Secretary Yes
Documents will be sent by courier at no extra cost Yes
Company Name Check and Reservation Yes
Documentation Preparation and Legal Liaison Yes
Administration and Registered Agent – 1 year Yes
Local Business Registered Address– 1 year Yes

Government Fee

Certificate of Incorporation Status
Submission of application to the Government Yes
Payment for Government Fee required Yes

DOCUMENT REQUIRED

  1. Passport copies of the director(s) and shareholder(s) (valid within 6 months)
  2. Proofs of Address (dated within 3 months) must be in English or officially translated in English. (For each of your directors, shareholders and beneficial owners)

RAK Free Zone

RAK Free Zone Company Comprehensive Package

Services Status
Certificate of Incorporation Yes
Memorandum & Articles of Association Yes
Share Certificates Yes
Register of Directors Yes
Shares Register Yes
Appointment of Director and Secretary Yes
Documents will be sent by courier at no extra cost Yes
Company Name Check and Reservation Yes
Documentation Preparation and Legal Liaison Yes
Administration and Registered Agent – 1 year Yes

Government Fee

Certificate of Incorporation Status
Submission of application to the Government Yes
Payment for Government Fee required Yes

Note: For Freezone company, it’s required to rent an Office and apply for a business license from RAKEZ. Office prices may be different depending on various factors (size of the office, number of Visa eligible)

Office Rental Fee + Business License

Type of office Office + Deposit Business License
Free Zone Packages - Commercial
FZE | Flexi Desk | Commercial | 0 Visa $3,616.00 $500.00
FZE | Flexi Desk | Commercial | 1 Visa $4,981.00 $500.00
FZE | Flexi Office | Commercial | 2 Visa $5,691.00 $500.00
FZE| Std Office Al Hamra|Commercial|3Visa $6,442.00 $500.00
FZE| Exec Office AlHamra|Commercial|4Visa $9,895.00 $500.00
Free Zone Packages - Services
FZE | Flexi Desk | Services | 0 Visa $4,572.00 $500.00
FZE | Flexi Desk | Services | 1 Visa $5,937.00 $500.00
FZE | Flexi Office | Services | 2 Visa $6,647.00 $500.00
FZE| Std Office Al Hamra|Services|3 Visa $7,398.00 $500.00
FZE| Exec Office Al Hamra |Services|4 Visa $10,851.00 $500.00
Free Zone Packages - E-commerce
FZE | Flexi Desk | E-commerce | 0 Visa $4,981.00 $500.00
FZE | Flexi Desk | E-commerce | 1 Visa $6,346.00 $500.00
FZE | Flexi Office | E-commerce | 2 Visa $7,056.00 $500.00
FZE| Std Office Al Hamra|ECommerce|3 Visa $7,807.00 $500.00
FZE| Exec Office Al Hamra |ECommerce|4 Visa $11,260.00 $500.00

DOCUMENT REQUIRED

  1. Company Application Form
  2. Passport copies of the director(s) and shareholder(s) (valid within 6 months)
  3. 2-3 suggested names for the new company
  4. Specifications of the business activity
  5. Proofs of Address (dated within 3 months) must be in English or officially translated in English. (For each of your directors, shareholders and beneficial owners)
  6. Bank or Professional Reference Letter
  7. Business plan
  8. 2 years audited financial reports for corporate entity or certificate of reference from a personal bank of the individual shareholder
  9. Unit title deed
  10. Letter of Intent
  11. Registry Identification Code Form (RIC) for Manager/Director (Original and notarised)

Freelancers need to submit fewer documents. In most cases, they need to submit:

  1. Application for registration
  2. CV
  3. Bank reference letter
  4. Registry Identification Code Form (RIC) (Original and notarised)

Dubai Free Zone (DMCC)

Dubai Free Zone Company Comprehensive Package

Services Status
Company name reservation Yes
Preparation of incorporation documents Yes
Registration with the DMCC authority Yes
Electronic Certificate of Incorporation Yes
Provisional Approval and Bank letter Yes
Share certificates Yes
Preparation of compliance corporate kit Yes
Lease Agreement Yes
Our professional & Filing Fees Yes
Company Secretarial services for 1 year Yes
Documents will be sent by courier at no extra cost Yes

Government Fee

Certificate of Incorporation Status
Submission of application to the Government Yes
Payment for Government Fee required Yes

Note: For Freezone company, it’s required to rent an Office and apply for a business license from DMCC. Office prices may be different depending on various factors (size of the office, number of Visa eligible)

Office Rental Fee + Business License

Type of office Office + Deposit Business License
Cost for Flexi-desk / 0 VISA $6,916 $6,500
Cost for Flexi-desk / 1 VISA $8,891 $6,500
Serviced Office / 3 VISA $22,581 $6,500
Physical Office / 500 sqft / 3 VISA $19,851 $6,500
*Please contact us for more detail

Documents required

For new company,

Scanned copy the below documents should be provided for each of Shareholder/Director / Manager / Secretary /Legal representative

  1. Copy of Passport - (not less than 6 months validity) with Visa page with Emirates ID, if any
  2. Proof of residential address in country of residence (not older than 6 months) - Any of the below documents is accepted:
    1. Valid tenancy contract,
    2. Utility bill,
    3. Bank confirmation letter
  3. A business plan
  4. Other forms might be required by DMCC based on your business.

For a branch / subsidiary company:

  1. Certificate of Registration
  2. Memorandum & Articles of Association
  3. Certificate of Incumbency
  4. Trade License (If available)
  5. Ultimate Beneficiary Owner Form

Note: If documents are in any language other than English and Arabic, then, it must be legally translated into English

Ajman Free Zone

 

Local Company (Commercial, Trading Or Professional License)

 

Local Company (General Trading)

 

Download forms - Incorporate Company in UAE

1. Application Formation Form

Description QR Code Download
Application for Limited Company
PDF | 1.91 MB | Updated time: 14 Mar, 2020, 10:45 (UTC+08:00)

Application form for Limited Company processing

Application for Limited Company Download
Application Formation Form LLP LLC
PDF | 1.80 MB | Updated time: 03 Jan, 2020, 12:24 (UTC+08:00)

Application Formation Form LLP LLC

Application Formation Form LLP LLC Download

2. Business Plan Form

Description QR Code Download
Business Plan Form
PDF | 1,015.78 kB | Updated time: 04 Jan, 2020, 11:16 (UTC+08:00)

Business Plan Form for Company Incorporation

Business Plan Form Download

3. Information Update Form

Description QR Code Download
Information Update Form
PDF | 5.52 MB | Updated time: 06 Jan, 2020, 11:48 (UTC+08:00)

Information Update Form for completing the Registry’s statutory requirements

Information Update Form Download

4. Rate card

Description QR Code Download
One IBC - UAE (Dubai DMCC) - Ratecard - 2019
PDF | 809.21 kB | Updated time: 04 Jan, 2020, 12:46 (UTC+08:00)

One IBC - UAE (Dubai DMCC) - Ratecard - 2019

One IBC - UAE (Dubai DMCC) - Ratecard - 2019 Download
One IBC - UAE (RAK-FZE) - Ratecard - 2019
PDF | 806.64 kB | Updated time: 04 Jan, 2020, 12:46 (UTC+08:00)

One IBC - UAE (RAK-FZE) - Ratecard - 2019

One IBC - UAE (RAK-FZE) - Ratecard - 2019 Download
One IBC - UAE (RAK-IBC) - Ratecard - 2019
PDF | 795.89 kB | Updated time: 04 Jan, 2020, 12:47 (UTC+08:00)

One IBC - UAE (RAK-IBC) - Ratecard - 2019

One IBC - UAE (RAK-IBC) - Ratecard - 2019 Download

5. Sample Documents

Description QR Code Download
Certificate of Incorporation United Arab Emirates (UAE) Sample
PDF | 172.17 kB | Updated time: 24 Dec, 2018, 17:17 (UTC+08:00)
Certificate of Incorporation United Arab Emirates (UAE) Sample Download
Memorandum and Articles of Association United Arab Emirates (UAE) Sample
PDF | 1.31 MB | Updated time: 04 Jan, 2019, 11:52 (UTC+08:00)
Memorandum and Articles of Association United Arab Emirates (UAE) Sample Download
FAQs

Company Formation Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) - Incorporate Company in UAE

1. What type of company in RAK?

The type of the company in RAK is International Business Company (IBC)

  • IBC refers to International Business Company
  • It is a company which does not conduct substantial business in its country of incorporation.
  • It is formulated in a tax free jurisdiction.
  • It legally minimizes any type of tax burdens.
  • It improves one's wealth management

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2. Is there any requirement/regulations governing availability of names for the RAK Offshore companies?
RAK Offshore International Business Companies (IBC) must use the suffix Limited or Ltd. to denote limited liability.
3. What is the minimum paid up for the capital of company in RAK
The usual authorized capital of RAK company is 1,000 AED. But there is no minium paid up for the company
4. Is it possible to hold 100% share by a foreigner?
It is possibe. A foreigner can own 100% share of the company
5. How do I remain anonymous with RAK company?

All information, documents are strictly kept confidential. No one can find the company information online.

Furthermore, we have nominee services which can help to keep your name out of all the paperwork.

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6. How much corporation tax do I have to pay?
Rak Offshore IBC doesn’t pay taxes on profit and capital gains, No value-added tax, No withholding tax.
7. What a RAK Offshore company may and may not do?

It may have non UAE resident as director or shareholder.

It may have UAE resident as director or shareholder. (Read more: UAE residency

It may have corporate shareholder/corporate director

It does not require the shareholder/director to be physically present in the UAE for incorporation

It may hold shares in other UAE and worldwide companies.

It may maintain bank accounts and deposits in the UAE or worldwide.

It may own real estate in the UAE, with prior authorization from RAK Investment Authority.

It is not obliged to maintain its books and records.

It cannot have physical offices in the UAE.

It may not carry on business within the UAE.

It may not obtain UAE Residency Visa.

It may not do banking and insurance business without special license.

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8. What are the main activities that a RAK Offshore company can hold inside and outside UAE?

Inside UAE

  • Holding Assets
  • Holding Bank Account
  • Property Owning (Freehold Areas)

Outside UAE

What are the main activities that a RAK Offshore company can hold Outside UAE?

  • General Trading
  • Consulting and Advisory Services
  • Holding Company
  • Property Owning
  • International business services
  • Professional Services
  • Shipping and ship management companies

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