We offer you remote company registration in the UAE IFZA free zone (International Free Zone Authority).
You can do it without a personal visit to the UAE. For company formation, you only need to provide your passport copy.
The minimum company registration cost starts from 6225 USD (including our assistance fee and minimum license fee).
Company registration without visiting the UAE is possible even if you have not previously been to this country. However, the shareholder will still need to fly to the UAE to obtain a migration card and subsequently open visas.
IFZA company setup features
IFZA free zone is in the heart of Fujairah emirate. The UAE authorities created it to become a leading investment center in the country’s booming economy.
IFZA offers a highly personalized approach combined with efficient international service standards and cost-effective solutions. The main purpose of this free zone is to assist the client on their path to business success.
Benefits of IFZA company formation
- Cost-effective solutions for business registration.
- Quick and easy company registration and management.
- Wide and comprehensive range of available business activities, including consulting, service and trade.
- Foreigners can 100% own the company.
- Business owners are not required to be physically present at company registration.
- Companies have limited liability.
- No corporate and income taxes.
- No currency restrictions.
- Possibility of full profits and capital repatriation.
- Low company registration cost.
- No requirement to have a physical office.
- No share capital requirement.
- Possibility to open holding companies.
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Infrastructure available for IFZA companies
You can choose from a wide range of modern office solutions specially tailored to your requirements. Shared desks, standard offices, as well as large-area offices are available.
- European design
- modern open interiors with plenty of natural light
- flexible office options
- flexible lease duration
- round-the-clock access
Warehouses have a variety of sizes and are built to the highest international logistics standards.
- various sizes
- flexible lease duration
- round-the-clock access
The free zone provides a wide range of stylish and comfortable modern residential options, offering a comfortable stay.
- high level of interior design
- modern European style
- hotel amenities
IFZE hosts a world-famous 5-star hotel brand with modern amenities.
- rooms and suites ranging from 35 to 250 square meters
- fully equipped business center
- international restaurants and catering establishments
- gym, swimming pool, spa
Here you will be offered high-quality and spacious options for shopping pavilions.
- large showcases
- easy access
- high-quality common areas
- round-the-clock security
Available business activities for companies in IFZA free zone
When registering an IFZA company, you must obtain a license for certain activities. One license can authorize completely different types of activities.
IFZA authorities provide several license options suitable for both small local and large international businesses.
This license allows business professionals to provide expert consulting services across all industries.
It allows companies to provide, transform and distribute services. A service license authorizes the provision of services as the primary business purpose and the use of related products to provide those services.
This license type permits import, export, distribution, and storage of specified goods.
General trading license
This license allows the company to trade in any goods permitted in the UAE.
Such a license allows the company to import raw materials and then manufacture, process, package, and export specified products.
Holding activity license
It allows owning individual assets or shares in other companies. Holding companies usually own other companies and organizations, property and real estate, shares, assets, trademarks, and patents.
The following activities are available in IFZA zone:
Designations: C – consulting license, S – service license, T – trading license.
|Activity number||Activity||License type|
|5||Commercial broker consulting||C|
|8||Event organizing consulting||C|
|9||Fashion design consulting||C|
|10||Hospitality management consulting||C|
|15||Interior design consulting||C|
|17||Legal consulting (requires of IFZA authorities prior approval)||C|
|22||Project management consulting||C|
|24||Sports management consulting||C|
|26||Tourism and recreation consulting||C|
|27||Holding company activities||S|
|28||Booking services and related activities||S|
|30||Landscaping and maintenance services||S|
|31||Administrative and support services||S|
|32||Congresses and exhibitions organization||S|
|34||Education support activities||S|
|36||Creative, artistic, and entertainment events||S|
|38||Entertainment and recreation services||S|
|39||Member organizations activities||S|
|40||Computers and communication equipment repair services||S|
|41||Personal and household items repair services||S|
|42||Specialized construction works||S|
|43||Sale, maintenance, and repair of vehicles and related spare parts||S|
|44||Metal products, machines, and other equipment repair services||S|
|45||Industrial machines and equipment installation services||S|
|46||Electrical, plumbing, and other construction and installation services||S|
|47||Organization of catering events and other public catering services||S|
|48||Computer systems, software development, and publishing||S|
|49||Printing and related services||S|
|51||Computer consulting and computer facilities management||S|
|52||Other IT and computer services||S|
|53||Data processing, hosting, and related services||S|
|54||Web sites activities||S|
|55||Ancillary financial activities excluding insurance and pension provision||S|
|56||Corporate service provider||S|
|57||Real estate activities on a paid or contract basis||S|
|58||Accounting and tax consulting||S|
|59||Architecture, engineering surveys, and technical consulting in this area||S|
|60||Technical testing and analysis||S|
|61||R&D in natural and technical sciences||S|
|62||R&D in social sciences and humanities||S|
|63||Market research and opinion poll||S|
|64||Specialized project services||S|
|66||Machinery, equipment, and material assets leasing||S|
|67||Leasing of intellectual property and similar products, except for works protected by copyright||S|
|68||Recruitment agency services||S|
|69||General trade – non-specialized wholesale trading||T|
|70||Advertising props trading||T|
|71||Aircraft spare parts and components trading||T|
|72||Cars, spare parts, components, and accessories trading||T|
|73||Steel and non-ferrous metal products trading||T|
|74||Building materials, construction equipment, and machinery trading||T|
|75||Computer software and hardware trading||T|
|77||Electronics and electrical goods trading||T|
|78||Food and beverages trading||T|
|80||Heavy equipment and equipment spare parts trading||T|
|81||Home furniture trading||T|
|82||Industrial equipment and spare parts trading||T|
|83||Jewelry, pearls, precious stones, and non-production precious metals trading||T|
|84||Medical, surgical products, and related equipment trading||T|
|86||Perfumery and cosmetics trading||T|
|87||Electricity production, transmission, and distribution equipment trading||T|
|88||Raw materials trading||T|
|89||Ships and boats trading||T|
|90||Telecommunication equipment trading||T|
|91||Clothing and footwear trading||T|
|94||Scrap and metal waste trading||T|
|95||Recycled materials trading||T|
|96||Wholesale on a paid or contract basis||T|
|97||Food, beverages, and tobacco products wholesale||T|
|98||Textiles, clothing, and footwear wholesale||T|
|99||Household goods wholesale||T|
|100||Machinery, equipment, and consumables wholesale||T|
|101||Computers, peripheral equipment, and software wholesale||T|
|102||Electronic and telecommunications equipment wholesale||T|
|103||Agricultural machinery and equipment wholesale||T|
|104||Metals and metal ores wholesale||T|
|105||Building materials, plumbing, and heating equipment wholesale||T|
|106||Other specialized wholesale||T|
Rules and requirements for registering IFZA company
To start the IFZA company registration process, an applicant must submit an application form and pay relevant fees.
This company registration application may be rejected in some rare cases. The reason for such a decision may relate to the applicant, shareholders, or managers of a new company, including UAE authorities security reasons. In such a case, IFZA returns Establishment Card and E-Channel subscription fees to the applicant. Any other fees paid to IFZA Department are non-refundable.
IFZA Department is responsible for the formation, registration, and regulation of IFZA companies. It has the right to request any additional documentation, information, or clarifications from applicants.
By signing the Company Registration Terms, applicants warrant that they are not involved in money laundering or any illegal or immoral activities that could negatively affect IFZA, the Emirate of Fujairah Government, or the United Arab Emirates’ reputation.
Approval of the company formation application is at IFZA sole discretion. IFZA reserves the right to reject any application at any time, or require a guarantee or any other documentation from an applicant.
Any IFZA company has the right to engage only in business activities consistent with its licenses. The free zone authorities may impose penalties on companies that violate their license or applicable rules and regulations.
Any IFZA company may be canceled and de-registered at any time by shareholders’ decision and IFZA approval. The free zone will grant such approval and cancel company registration only if it meets all applicable requirements and has no financial obligations to IFZA and third parties.
IFZA will refund the license or other fees if the company applies for cancellation and deregistration after the license issuance and during the license term.
The company will receive a penalty if it does not renew the license within a maximum of 30 days after its expiration.
IFZA registered companies may conduct their business within the free zone and where applicable laws and regulations permit.
IFZA residence visa
The following rules apply if the company is eligible for UAE resident visas, depending on the selected license package. The UAE and the emirate of Fujairah authorities may amend visas rules and regulations from time to time.
The company should have Establishment Card and E-Channel subscription to apply for a UAE residence visa. An applicant must pay Establishment Card, E-Channel subscription, and visa fees to IFZA. The E-Channel subscription allows IFZA to apply for UAE visas on behalf of the company online.
Therefore, all IFZA companies must renew their Establishment Card and E-Channel subscription before they expire to apply for new visas and maintain the validity of current investor and employee visas. The Fujairah Migration Service imposes a fine for failure to comply with this requirement on time.
UAE residence visas issued in IFZA free zone have a validity period that depends on the license package chosen by the company. All IFZA companies are responsible for employees’ residence visas, their extension, or cancellation on time.
IFZA free zone, in turn, is not responsible if company employee exceeds the length of stay provided by their visa. In addition, IFZA is not responsible for any fines imposed by Fujairah migration authorities due to visa terms violations. The free zone is not responsible for any visa denial by the migration authorities.
IFZA companies cannot exceed the number of UAE visas covered by their license package.
All license holders are responsible for settling their financial obligations to their employees (wages, allowances, vacation time, etc.) in accordance with the employment contract. Therefore, it is mandatory to conclude such contracts following UAE labor law.
IFZA company registration cost
Trading, consulting, and service licenses
|Number of available UAE residence visas||Price|
|License without visas||AED 11,500 (USD 3,134)|
|License with 1 visa||AED 15,700 (USD 4,278)|
|License with 2 visas||AED 17,900 (USD 4,877)|
|License with 3 visas||AED 19,700 (USD 5,368)|
|License with 4 visas||AED 21,300 (USD 5,804)|
|License with 5 visas||AED 22,900 (USD 6,240)|
|License with 6 visas||AED 24,700 (USD 6,730)|
|Holding company||AED 9,500 (USD 2,589)|
|Additional business activity||AED 1,000 (USD 272)|
|Office lease agreement||Included in all licenses|
|Preliminary license approval. It is available to all shareholders. If approval is received and the shareholder decides to proceed with company registration within 10 working days, the payment will be deducted from the selected license package cost. If it is rejected, payment will not be refunded. License pre-approval does not guarantee UAE residence visa approval/issuance.||AED 300 (USD 81.74) (for each shareholder)|
|Additional shareholder fee. The license includes up to 3 shareholders. 10 shareholders is the maximum total number.||AED 350 (USD 95.36 USD) (for each additional shareholder)|
|License for 2 years||15% discount from the annual license price|
|License for 3 years||25% discount from the annual license price|
|License for 5 years||30% discount from the annual license price|
|Establishment Card for 1 year||AED 675 (USD 184)|
|Establishment Card for 3 years||AED 1,500 (USD 409)|
|UAE residence visa for 3 years||AED 3,750 (USD 1,022)|
|E-Channel registration fee||AED 2,200 (USD 599)|
|E-Channel refundable deposit||AED 5,000 (USD 1,362)|
|Visa status change||AED 800 (USD 218)|
|Medical test. The medical test and Emirates ID fees are paid directly to the medical center. A medical VIP package including medical test and Emirates ID is available for AED 950 (USD 259).||AED 300 (USD 81.74)|
|Emirates ID||AED 370 (USD 101)|
|Visa cancellation||AED 500 (USD 136)|
|Establishment Card cancellation||AED 250 (USD 68.11)|
|E-Channel renewal||AED 1,100 (USD 300) (annually from the second year)|
|License changes. Making changes is free of charge when renewing the license. License upgrading or downgrading cost is the difference in packages price, plus AED 2,000 (USD545) change fee.||AED 2,000 (USD 545)|
|License cancellation||AED 2,000 (USD 545)|
|Company documents reissuance. A fee is charged for each document. Reissuance can be made by providing a police report confirming documents loss.||AED 400 (USD 109) (for each document)|
|License fee refund. Possible in case of license or Establishment card refusal. Available within 30 days of the initial appeal.||80% of the license fee|
|Visa fee refund. Possible only in case of visa refusal.||AED 1,000 (USD 272)|
|Penalty for late license renewal. Applies after the 30-day grace period. AED 100 (USD 27.24) for each month of delay.||AED 1,000 (USD 272)|
|Penalty for late Establishment Card renewal. Applies after the 30-day grace period. AED 100 (USD 27.24) for each month of delay.||AED 1,000 (USD 272)|
Our services cost
|Our assistance in IFZA company registration||From AED 8,000 (USD 2,200)|
|Additional fee for branch or subsidiary registration||AED 3,000 (USD 822)|
|Our assistance in company annual renewal||AED 4,000 (USD 1,100)|
|Our assistance in constituent documents amending||AED 5,000 (USD 1,370)|
|Our assistance in company closing||From AED 10,000 (USD 2,740)|
Documents required for IFZA company formation
If the shareholder is an individual:
- Clear color copy of the passport (all four passport corners must be visible).
- Color passport size photo. The person in the photo must be in dark clothing against a white background. Shoulders and head must be in a frame; teeth should not be visible. There should be no jewelry or glasses.
- Application for IFZA company registration with each page signed.
- Terms and conditions signed by the applicant.
If the shareholder is a legal entity:
- Certified copy of constituent documents (in English).
- Articles of Association and Memorandum of Association indicating who owns the company shares (certified copy).
- Parent company Board of Directors’ decision to register a company in IFZA free zone.
- Clear color copy of all shareholders’ passports (all 4 passport corners must be visible).
- Color passport size photos of all shareholders. The persons in the photos must be in dark clothing against a white background. Shoulders and head must be in a frame; teeth should not be visible. There should be no jewelry or glasses.
How to start IFZA company registration process?
You can register an IFZA company without a personal visit to the UAE!
To start the company registration process, contact us at email@example.com, and our experts will provide you with a professional piece of advice on starting a business in the UAE.
After that, you have to pay for our assistance in registering an IFZA company. You can do this with a bank card, a bank transaction, using WebMoney or Western Union systems, or cryptocurrencies.
The company cost starts from 6225 USD.
This figure does not include license fees, as well as UAE residence visas fees, and the cost of any related services.
After receiving the payment, our specialists immediately start preparing the necessary documents.
If necessary, we will also help with opening a UAE bank account for this company.
Features of registering a company in the UAE IFZA free zone
A company can be established remotely. In the UAE, a company can be opened either outside the free zones or in any of them.
IFZA free zone is located in the Emirate of Fujairah.
Foreigners can 100% own an IFZA company. There are no taxes, no capital and profits repatriation restrictions, and no currency restrictions in this free zone. To work here, you do not need to rent a physical office. It is also possible to create a holding company.
What infrastructure is available for IFZA companies?
When registering a company, shared desks, standard offices, and large-area offices will be available for rent. In addition, warehouses, residential apartments, shopping pavilions, and hotels are available too.