Company Formation in Dubai Free Zones

Documents Required for Company Formation in DAFZA, Dubai Healthcare City, Dubai Knowledge Village, Dubai Silicon Oasis and JAFZA

  • Application form
  • Letter of Intent
  • Existing company brochure (if available)
  • Annual financial report or shareholder(s) 6 months bank statement
  • Copy of the manager’s passport and CV
  • Copy of shareholder(s)’ passport and CV
  • Original bank reference letter (for each shareholder)
  • No Objection letter by the current sponsor, for manager (if a resident of UAE and UAE employment visa-holder)
  • Business plan
  • Initial approval(s) from third party authorities in case your business activity requires such approval. Example: Media, IT, Pharmaceutical sectors

Once your application is approved, the authority would issue an initial approval for your business. Subsequent to that, you would have to:

  • Choose a ready fitted office space in the free zone that’s of the most appropriate size and layout for your business requirements
  • Or decide whether you’ll require free zone regulated contractors for fit-out service for your office, or if you’ll be doing that independently

After finalization of the office:

  • Lease agreement is prepared
  • Office keys can be collected

Once the legal documents are submitted, your business license will be issued along with the share capital certificate if the capital is paid in full.

Documents Required for Company Formation in DIFC, Dubai Maritime City and Dubai Media City

  • Proof of trade name reservation
  • Proof of initial approval for business activities
  • Passport copies for the shareholders
  • Passport copy and CV of the manager
  • Personal Information sheet for each shareholder & manager
  • Lease agreement [possessing a physical address for one’s office is mandatory in the UAE]
  • Third party/authority approval for activities, where applicable