Step 7

Visa processing will start once the license is issued by the authority. Though these are the usual steps to set up a business in a Free Zone in UAE, certain business activities may need approvals

Step 6

After obtaining the pre-approval, you need to pay registration fees and license fees. The next step is to submit documents necessary to complete the registration, which our experts will prepare for you.

Step 5

For pre-approval, you need to submit all the required documents to the respective Free Zone authority. Freelancers need to submit relatively fewer documents including an application, complete resume, a bank reference letter and Registry Identification

Step 4

In Free Zones, you can either buy or lease office spaces. The space and size of the office completely depend on the number of employees and the business activity.

Step 3

Depending on your primary business activity, you can apply for a business license. Some of the business types include but not limited to Commercial/trade, Consultancy/services, Industrial, Media, Offshore, Freelancer, Warehousing and eCommerce.

Step 2

Check about the permitted trade names and choose a trade name. Also, contact the free zone authority or the Department of Economic Development (DED) and check whether the selected name has already been registered. If

Step 1

You can register one of the two types of companies in a Free Zone, • Free Zone Limited Liability Company (FZ LLC) or Free Zone Company (FZ Co.) • Free Zone Establishment (FZE) All Free

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