Establishing a company in the UAE within a mere 10 days
  • Cost of service - from 6600 USD
  • Remote company registration
  • Flexible selection of licenses and business activities
  • Seamless company bank account setup
  • Options for registration in a Free Zone or Mainland
  • Inclusion of resident visa processing
  • Comprehensive legal support
  • Guarantee of results under the contract

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Opportunities for business owners in the UAE
  • Beneficial tax structure No personal income tax in the UAE, with a corporate tax rate of just 9% and a 0-5% VAT.
  • Personal data confidentiality Shareholders and beneficiaries' personal information is securely maintained in closed registers, shielded by advanced technologies.
  • Unrestricted capital movement Under UAE legislation, foreign entrepreneurs enjoy the freedom to import and export capital without encountering currency controls.
  • Economic stability The UAE boasts a stable economy, a well-developed banking system, and a national currency pegged to the U.S. dollar, creating an ideal environment for investment and business.
  • Fair competition Foreign and local businessmen engage on an equal footing within the Emirates and on the global stage.
  • Fund security The government ensures foreign businessmen a dependable shield for their financial capital.
Tax residency provision Foreigners can attain tax residency in the UAE by residing in the country for more than 183 days per year, accompanied by government protection against information exchange (CRS).
Benefits of company registration in the UAE
  • Expedited registration process Establishing a company in the UAE is a quick process, taking as little as 5 days, depending on the chosen location.
  • Global market access Renowned as a global business hub, the UAE's strategic geographical position opens doors to limitless opportunities, allowing businesses to operate on an international scale.
  • Tax advantages Emirati legislation offers businesses a low tax burden, with potential exemptions from income tax under specific conditions. Personal income remains untaxed.
  • Thriving economy Anchored in the oil and gas industry and tourism, the UAE boasts a stellar global business reputation and is hailed as one of the premier countries for conducting business.
  • Secure financial landscape A robust banking system and a stable economy provide foreign entrepreneurs with effective tools for rapid business expansion.
  • Advanced infrastructure With state-of-the-art transportation systems, well-equipped airports and seaports, extensive road networks, and cutting-edge communication systems, the UAE stands out as an appealing business destination, particularly for multinational corporations.

The services we offer

Please, note: Prices and terms are approximate and may vary depending on the type of service selected

  • E-Commerce Business Setup Package

    Price

    up to AED 24 000

    USD 6600

    Timeframe

    2-3 working weeks from the start of the process to obtaining your business license and Emirates ID

    Processes

    1. Collect documents from the client
    2. Form the company through various channels
    3. Initiate visa processing
    4. Issue entry permit for applicants outside the UAE or conduct a change of status for those inside
    5. Conduct a medical fitness test at a government health center
    6. Print the E-residency card, allowing travel in and out of the UAE
    7. Obtain a biometrics date and capture fingerprints
    8. Issue the Emirates ID upon biometrics verification

    Features

    • Secure UAE residency for 2 years
    • Obtain a UAE driving license and open bank accounts
    • Enjoy 100% ownership for freezone businesses
    • Own and operate an e-commerce or small-scale business within the UAE

    Dive into an extraordinary path to UAE residency and entrepreneurship through our E-Commerce Business Setup Package. You'll enjoy a 2-year UAE residency that accompanies the opportunity to own and operate a dynamic e-commerce business in the heart of the UAE. Achieve a UAE driving license, open bank accounts, and explore up to two business activities as you venture into the thriving UAE economy.

    What's Included

    • UAE resident visa valid for 2 years
    • Up to 2 business activities
    • E-commerce business license
    • Flexi desk facility/virtual office
    • E-residency stampin
    • Medical fitness test
    • Biometrics for Emirates ID printing

    Documents Needed

    • Passport copy
    • Photo of the person holding the passport's front page
    • Type of business activity needed (business and its model explained)
    • Business name
    • Shareholder information
    • Passport size photo with a white background
  • Freezone Business Setup Package Lite

    Price

    up to AED 36 500

    USD 10 000

    Timeframe

    2-3 working weeks from the start of the process to obtaining your business license and Emirates ID

    Processes

    1. Collect documents from the client
    2. Form the company through various channels
    3. Initiate visa processing
    4. Issue an entry permit for applicants outside the UAE or conduct a change of status for those inside
    5. Conduct a medical fitness test at a government health center
    6. Print the E-residency card, allowing travel in and out of the UAE
    7. Obtain a biometrics date and capture fingerprints
    8. Issue the Emirates ID upon biometrics verification

    Features

    • Obtain UAE residency for 2 years
    • Secure a UAE driving license and open bank accounts
    • Enjoy 100% ownership for Freezone businesses
    • Operate a business inside a UAE Freezone and explore up to three business activities

    Embark on a transformative journey with our Freezone Business Setup Package. It offers a unique 2-year UAE residency obtained by opening a Freezone company. This program empowers you to operate a business within the UAE, where you can add up to three business activities and enjoy the flourishing economy of Dubai. Secure UAE driving license, open bank accounts, and achieve a visa that allows you to travel freely in and out of the UAE.

    What's Included

    • UAE resident visa valid for 2 years
    • Freezone business license
    • Up to 3 business activities
    • Flexi desk facility/virtual office
    • E-residency stamping
    • Medical fitness test
    • Biometrics for Emirates ID printing

    Documents Needed

    • Passport copy
    • Photo of the person holding the passport's front page
    • Type of business activity needed (business and its model explained)
    • Business name
    • Shareholder information
    • Passport size photo with a white background
  • VIP Freezone Business Setup Package

    Price

    up to AED 62 000

    USD 17 000

    Timeframe

    2-3 working weeks from the start of the process to obtaining your business license and Emirates ID

    Processes

    1. Collect documents from the client
    2. Form the company through various channels
    3. Initiate visa processing
    4. Issue an entry permit for applicants outside the UAE or conduct a change of status for those inside
    5. Conduct a medical fitness test at a government health center (express service)
    6. Print the E-residency card, allowing travel in and out of the UAE
    7. Obtain a biometrics date and capture fingerprints (express service)
    8. Complete business incorporation and register for VAT and corporate tax
    9. Professional accounting and bookkeeping services
    10. Assistance with bank account opening in major UAE banks

    Features

    • Gain UAE residency for 2 years
    • Obtain a UAE driving license and open bank accounts
    • Enjoy 100% ownership for Freezone businesses
    • Operate a business within a UAE Freezone, with the added benefits of VAT and corporate tax registration
    • Comprehensive bookkeeping and accounting services
    • Bank account opening assistance in major UAE banks
    • Express medical and Emirates ID services for swift processing

    Elevate your business prospects and secure your future with our VIP Freezone Business Setup Package. This 2-year UAE residency program grants you the opportunity to open a Freezone company, enabling you to operate a business in the thriving UAE economy. With VIP privileges such as VAT and corporate tax registration, full bookkeeping and accounting services, and bank account opening assistance in major UAE banks, this package provides a comprehensive and hassle-free path to establishing your presence in the UAE. Additionally, enjoy the convenience of express medical and Emirates ID services.

    What's Included

    • UAE resident visa valid for 2 years
    • Up to 3 business activities
    • Freezone business license
    • Flexi desk facility/virtual office
    • E-residency stamping
    • Medical fitness test
    • Biometrics for Emirates ID printing
    • Add-ons: VAT registration, corporate tax registration, accounting/bookkeeping, bank account opening assistance, express medical, and Emirates ID processing

    Documents Needed

    • Passport copy
    • Photo of the person holding the passport's front page
    • Type of business activity needed (business and its model explained)
    • Business name
    • Shareholder information
    • Passport size photo with a white background
  • Mainland Business Setup Package

    Price

    up to AED 42 000

    USD 11 500

    Timeframe

    Expect a processing duration of 2-4 working weeks, from the commencement of the process to the issuance of your business license and Emirates ID

    Processes

    1. Start by collecting the required documents from the client
    2. Initiate company formation through various channels
    3. Begin the visa processing
    4. Issue an entry permit for applicants outside the UAE or conduct a change of status for those inside
    5. Perform a medical fitness test at a government health center
    6. Upon passing the medical test, the E-residency card is printed, allowing travel in and out of the UAE
    7. Secure a biometrics date and capture fingerprints
    8. Complete business incorporation

    Features

    • Acquire UAE residency for 2 years
    • Secure a UAE driving license and open bank accounts
    • Directly own and operate a business in UAE mainland
    • Access one business activity for your venture
    • Opt for a flexi desk facility or virtual office
    • Efficient E-residency stamping
    • Streamlined medical fitness test
    • Hassle-free biometrics for Emirates ID printing

    Unlock the gateway to UAE residency with our Mainland Business Setup Package. This 2-year program enables you to establish a mainland company, offering a direct path to operate a business within the UAE. Take advantage of this opportunity to immerse yourself in the thriving UAE economy while enjoying the benefits of UAE residency. Navigate the business landscape with ease and explore your potential in Dubai, the heart of the UAE.

    What's Included

    • UAE resident visa valid for 2 years
    • Mainland business license
    • Choose up to 1 business activity
    • Flexi desk facility/virtual office
    • E-residency stamping
    • Medical fitness test
    • Biometrics for Emirates ID printing

    Documents Needed

    • Passport copy
    • Photo of the person holding the passport's front page
    • Indicate the desired business activity (business and its model explained)
    • Business name
    • Shareholder information
    • Passport size photo with a white background
  • VIP Mainland Business Setup Package

    Price

    up to AED 64 000

    USD 17 600

    Timeframe

    Anticipate a processing duration of 2-3 working weeks, from the initiation of the process to the issuance of your business license and Emirates ID

    Processes

    1. Start by collecting the required documents from the client
    2. Initiate company formation through various channels
    3. Commence the visa processing
    4. Issue an entry permit for applicants outside the UAE or conduct a change of status for those inside
    5. Perform a medical fitness test at a government health center (express service)
    6. Upon passing the medical test, the E-residency card is printed, allowing travel in and out of the UAE
    7. Secure a biometrics date and capture fingerprints (express service)
    8. Complete business incorporation and register for VAT and corporate tax
    9. Professional accounting and bookkeeping services
    10. Bank account opening assistance in major UAE banks

    Features

    • Secure UAE residency for 2 years
    • Obtain a UAE driving license and open bank accounts
    • Directly own and operate a business in UAE mainland
    • Choose up to 1 business activity for your venture
    • Opt for a flexi desk facility or virtual office
    • Efficient E-residency stamping
    • Streamlined medical fitness test
    • Hassle-free biometrics for Emirates ID printing
    • VIP features: VAT and corporate tax registration, accounting/bookkeeping, bank account opening assistance, and express medical and Emirates ID services

    Experience the best of both worlds with our VIP Mainland Business Setup Package. This 2-year UAE residency program empowers you to establish a mainland company, allowing you to operate a business in the UAE. Gain UAE residency, 100% ownership for your business, and enjoy the convenience of VAT and corporate tax registration, full bookkeeping and accounting services, and bank account opening assistance in major UAE banks. Additionally, benefit from VIP medical and Emirates ID services for expedited processing.

    What's Included

    • UAE resident visa valid for 2 years
    • Mainland business license
    • Choose up to 1 business activity
    • Flexi desk facility/virtual office
    • E-residency stamping
    • Medical fitness test
    • Biometrics for Emirates ID printing
    • VIP features: VAT registration, corporate tax registration, accounting/bookkeeping, bank account opening assistance, express medical, and Emirates ID processing

    Documents Needed

    • Passport copy
    • Photo of the person holding the passport's front page
    • Indicate the desired business activity (business and its model explained)
    • Business name
    • Shareholder information
    • Passport size photo with a white background

Open a company in the UAE

to reduce the tax burden on business

  • 0% tax on dividends;
  • 0% income tax;
  • 0% capital gains tax;
  • 0-5% VAT;
  • 0-9% corporate tax;
  • property tax - variable rate;
  • customs duties - variable rate;
  • no currency control.

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Main requirements for company registration in the UAE

  • Between 1 and 50 shareholders.
  • Minimum 1 director who does not have to be a resident.
  • Local address of incorporation.
  • Filing of financial statements once a year.

More about taxes in the UAE

  • 0% tax on dividends Shareholders of UAE-registered companies receive dividends tax-free.
  • 0% income tax UAE residents are not obligated to pay income tax under local law.
  • 0-9% on UAE income Corporate income tax is fixed at 9% for companies with an annual income surpassing AED 375,000 (about $102,000). Entities with lower profits are exempt, and those in Emirates Free Zones may also qualify for exemption.
  • 0% on capital gains Companies in the UAE are exempt from capital gains tax on the sale of shares or other assets.
0-5% VAT The UAE applies a 0-5% VAT rate to domestic trade and services, with exemptions for specific destinations.
The UAE's Top 10 fastest-growing industries
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    Information technology The government actively promotes the IT sector, emphasizing cloud services, web development, and software as key areas for business growth.
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    Construction and real estate The continual demand for real estate fuels industry growth, attracting both local and foreign investors. Opportunities range from construction and design firms to equipment rental and production of construction materials.
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    Logistics A strategic geographical location, a bustling seaport, an international airport, and a well-developed network of highways and railways create an optimal environment for logistics activities.
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    Investments One of the priority areas supported by the state is the provision of services in the investment and financial sectors of the economy. The most promising are projects in the area of investment in commercial projects, brokerage services, and management of borrowed funds.
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    Tourism sector The UAE, a sought-after tourist destination, presents high-return investment opportunities, particularly in the hotel and excursion business, as well as travel agency services.
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    Manufacturing Foreign investors find favorable conditions in the manufacturing sector, thanks to tax-friendly legislation, abundant raw materials and energy resources, and an efficient logistics infrastructure.
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    Restaurant business The influx of tourists makes the restaurant industry lucrative, offering foreign entrepreneurs the freedom to choose various restaurant concepts. Exotic and fusion cuisine restaurants are particularly popular.
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    Healthcare The UAE is the leading center for medical services in the Middle East. Typically, investors prefer to invest in clinics, laboratories and medical centers.
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    Fashion industry The UAE serves as a fashion and style hub in the Middle East, attracting foreign investments, especially in interior design, fashion, and automobiles.
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    Education sector Renowned for its high-quality education, the UAE attracts investors globally, with promising opportunities in language centers, schools, colleges, and universities.
Company registration in the UAE is possible:

On the Mainland

  • To register a company, it is mandatory to have a local service agent involved in the process, who will represent the interests of your business to the tax office and other government agencies.
  • A physical office, which can be bought or rented, is also a mandatory requirement.
  • Commercial activities are permitted nationwide and beyond.
  • Although the list of allowable activities comprises about 2000 names, only one must be chosen during registration.
  • Full foreign ownership is now possible for an LLC; partnering with a UAE citizen is no longer a requirement.
  • Emirates ID registration is required for both the owner and employees.
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In one of the free economic zones (Free Zone)

  • Limited activities are permitted based on the chosen Free Zone.
  • Operations are confined to the selected free zone and beyond the country's borders.
  • Registration necessitates a license, the specifics of which depend on the chosen Free Zone.
  • Varied amounts of authorized capital are required, contingent on the selected Free Zone.
  • Business registration is conducted online.
  • No need for audit report submissions.
  • Emirates ID is mandatory for both the owner and employees.
  • A local agent is not required.
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Get a comprehensive solution for launching and managing your business in the UAE

  • Tax residency registration.
  • Opening of both personal and company bank accounts.
  • Accounting and auditing services.
  • Obtaining Emirates ID (Residence Permit) for yourself, employees and family members.

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Stages of company registration
  • Contacting iWorld Connect with our company lawyers who will guide you through the company registration process in the UAE, addressing any queries you may have.
  • Choosing a location Rely on iWorld's corporate lawyers to help you decide on the optimal location (mainland or free zone) for opening your company, taking into account your preferences and requirements.
  • Licensing Explore the various business licenses available in the UAE with assistance from iWorld attorneys. They will help determine the most suitable license for your business and guide you through the application process.
  • Registration of a legal entity iWorld's dedicated staff will compile the necessary documents, including owner passports, a business plan, and an activity description. At this stage, the dossier is meticulously prepared and submitted to government authorities for the registration of your new company.
  • Registration of Emirates ID (Residence Permit) Following the establishment of your company, iWorld's lawyers will submit your dossier for a UAE residency visa. Once approved, an eVisa is issued, and iWorld's team assists you in applying for an Emirates ID.
  • Opening a bank account With your UAE Resident Card in hand, iWorld lawyers guide you through the process of opening bank accounts, ensuring a smooth and efficient experience.
Now you are ready to do business in the United Arab Emirates.

Selecting iWorld for your company registration in the UAE offers a multitude of advantages:

  • Expert guidance in legal form and location selection iWorld's company lawyers leverage their expertise to determine the optimal legal form and location for your company, considering the nuances of the UAE business landscape.
  • Tax residency assistance iWorld specialists guide you through the process of obtaining UAE tax residency status, offering protection against unauthorized information exchange per the Unified Standard on Exchange of Tax Information.
  • Efficient company registration and licensing iWorld attorneys streamline the process of obtaining a business license and registering your company with the relevant government agency, ensuring compliance with regulatory requirements.
  • Business activity confirmation iWorld's attorneys handle the filing of essential documents with government authorities to confirm your company's business activities and tax affiliation in the UAE.
  • Seamless bank account opening With connections to major banks in the UAE, iWorld facilitates the hassle-free opening of your company's bank account, simplifying financial transactions.
  • Comprehensive business support iWorld lawyers will file all the necessary documents with the UAE authorities in order to prove the company's business activities and your tax residency in the United Arab Emirates.

You can pay for the services of our company in any way convenient for you:

  • visa mastercard
    Visa and Mastercard bank cards
  • bank
    Bank transfer to the company's account
  • payoneer stripe
    Payoneer or Stripe payment systems
  • bitcoin
    Any cryptocurrency, preserving confidentiality

iWorld leading expert on immigration to the UAE

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My name is Andris Kaushelis, I’m the head of iWorld office in the UAE.

In 2023, we successfully carried out 130+ cases on the residence permit program in UAE.

The team I work in includes:

  • Over 20 certified lawyers
  • More than 6 years of experience in international corporate law
  • Professionalism and responsibility

iWorld: erasing borders between countries.

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Why Clients Prefer iWorld:
  • Guaranteed results We formalize our commitment to clients through a detailed contract, outlining the contract's scope, fulfillment stages, and terms of service provision. This ensures the punctual and thorough fulfillment of our company's obligations.
  • Optimal value for money iWorld delivers top-notch legal services at a fair cost. Our pricing policy accommodates various budgets, allowing clients to choose from a range of corporate solutions and migration programs.
  • Complete confidentiality Client privacy is of utmost importance at iWorld. We safeguard personal data, ensuring complete anonymity for our clients.
  • Legal support throughout the process iWorld's representatives guide clients through every step of the UAE residency process, offering comprehensive advice and monitoring application statuses.
Government programs only The iWorld team strictly adheres to legal procedures, providing services for UAE residency applications only through official government immigration channels.
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  • Marketing and advertising support
  • Professional consulting at all stages of partnership
FAQ: Frequently Asked Questions about Applying for Emirates ID (UAE Residency Permit) through a Company Formation
Main benefits of obtaining an Emirates ID (UAE Residence Permit)

UAE Resident Status allows you to:

  • Open current accounts with banks
  • Work and conduct business under the same conditions as the local citizens
  • Reside permanently in the country
  • Rent housing
  • Use local mobile communications

Emirates ID in the UAE is issued for 2 years with the right of further extension.

To maintain UAE residency status, a foreign national must visit the country at least once every six months. Leaving the UAE for more than six months results in automatic loss of residency status.

There is no requirement for permanent residence in the UAE under the immigration laws of the country.

Documents of the shareholders, directors, and general manager of the company:

  • Copies of passports of the beneficiaries, director, and general manager.
  • CVs of the beneficiaries, director, and general manager.
  • Company profile, including clients (countries) and projected turnover.
  • Evidence of contracts with customers or suppliers.

Additional documents:

  • Certificate of Registration of the parent company.
  • Trade License of Parent Company (if parent company has a trade license).
  • Memorandum & Articles of Association (MOA) of the parent company.
  • Certificate of Incumbency issued by the Company Registrar (or a similar document showing the company's authorised signatories).

Documentation requirements:

Please note that documents not in English or Arabic must undergo legal translation into English.

All documents must be notarized in the country of origin. Additionally, at least one document from the parent company, preferably an employment certificate, should be notarized either by the UAE embassy or consulate in the country of origin. If a UAE embassy or consulate is not available, certification by an Arab embassy is acceptable.

Until June 1, 2023, UAE residents and citizens were exempt from all types of taxes. Starting from June 1, 2023, companies with taxable income exceeding AED 375,000 will be subject to a corporate tax rate of 9%. For startups and companies with a turnover of less than AED 375,000, the tax rate will remain at 0%.

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Embark on business ventures in the UAE and unlock international market opportunities with the following advantages:

  • Loyal tax legislation.
  • For individuals and legal entities.
  • Licensing and trademark registration upon request.

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