UAE

Service Basic Standard Premium Lux
Company registration with lisence + + + +
Company name check + + + +
Virtual office + + + +
Migration card + + +
E-cabinet + + +
Emirates ID + + +
Lease contract + +
Bank account +
Total cost 1950 USD 4600 USD 5900 USD 7800 USD

Registration of companies in the UAE

West Union Group provides a full range of company registration and business support services in one of the most developed, economically and politically stable countries in the Middle East - the United Arab Emirates. The UAE provides favorable conditions for both large companies and developing businesses.

Our core business

  • Registration of companies in the UAE in free economic zones, offshore and low tax jurisdictions
  • Fixing UAE tax resident status, opening bank accounts
  • Financial audit and legal support of companies

You can buy a ready-made company in the UAE with a valid local license or full international ownership.

UAE benefits in 2023


Financial comfort

Simplified KYC verification when depositing funds, interacting with local counterparties and settling in dirhams.

Tax benefits

Corporate tax rate of 0% on income up to AED 375,000. Residents are exempt from taxes on income, interest, dividends.

Resident visas

Registration of a company in the UAE is available for legal entities and individuals with the issuance of resident visas for business owners.

Privacy

Legislative protection of data of foreign investors and business owners, regardless of the form of ownership of the company.

Virtual office

Opening a company in the UAE without buying and renting premises in the country. Renting a virtual office allows you to do business from anywhere in the world.

Duty-free transactions

No customs duties within free economic zones - within the framework of international integration agreements.

How to move a business to the UAE: features for non-residents

Non-residents can open a company in the UAE in three ways, depending on the characteristics of the business and the region of presence.
  • A local company (Mainland company) is registered on the "mainland" part of the country, outside the free economic zone. Does not require the involvement of a local partner, there are no restrictions on the region for doing business in the domestic market of the UAE and abroad.
  • The onshore legal entity acquires the right to export, free trade in the international market, unlimited provision of services and work in the UAE. Wholesale trade in the United Arab Emirates is possible only with the participation of intermediaries and distributors. To obtain a resident visa, you must confirm the economic presence in the country.
  • Offshore international jurisdiction - registering a company in the UAE in a free zone allows the business owner to act as a shareholder, own assets and real estate in permitted projects, and participate in tenders. Offshore gives the right to register a company in the UAE to conduct foreign trade operations outside the country without opening a local bank account and obtaining resident visas.

Requirements for registering a company in the UAE

According to the UAE Commercial Companies Law, from June 1, 2021, non-residents can own 100% of the shares of local companies under a simplified economic presence confirmation scheme and without involving local shareholders.
  • It is possible to register a company as a private JSC if there are 3 founders and an authorized capital of at least 2 million dirhams.
  • To open a public joint stock company in the country, there are no requirements for a minimum amount, however, the company is recommended to have at least 100 thousand dirhams of authorized capital and maintain a reserve of 10% of net profit.

How to open a company in the UAE: process and main steps

Registration includes 7 main procedures:
  1. Determining the jurisdiction, legal form and place of incorporation of the company.
  2. Developing an individual development strategy, taking into account the competitive environment and the legislative framework of the region.
  3. Registration of a trade name, registration of licenses for the Mainland company, registration in the FEZ with obtaining a postal and / or legal address.
  4. Opening a bank account for local and onshore companies, designing and building complex investment structures.
  5. Acquisition of UAE tax resident status, assistance in passing KYC procedures with information protection according to the single CRS standard.
  6. Tax planning, development of solutions to optimize fees, duties and other payments.
  7. Proof of economic presence in the region of discovery and registration.
In order to open a turnkey company in the UAE as soon as possible, we offer one of 4 business support packages: Basic, Standard, Premium or Suite.

The cost of registering a company in the UAE

The cost of opening a company in the UAE starts from 1950 USD for the Basic package. Tariffication depends on the volume of services and the region of presence, as well as on the number of founders and employees, the type of license (issued for 1 year for each direction), the need to issue a migration card, a lease agreement and open a corporate account. West Union Group registers business throughout the UAE. Ask our specialists for prices and conditions for registering your enterprise in the selected city or free economic zone.

West Union Group Expert Approach

Do you want to know what features a company in the UAE has: pros and cons, prospects and opportunities for business optimization? Our experts will advise you.

Call the phone + 852 2891 0030 or write a message to WhatsApp +4917660018815

Frequently asked questions

How to open a company in the UAE for non-residents? Before registering a company in the state, you must:
  • choose the appropriate company type;
  • decide on the types of entrepreneurial activity;
  • approve the name of the company in the Department of Economic Development;
  • define the economic zone for the residence;
  • prepare documents and legalize them;
  • apply for registration.
The composition of the package of documents depends on the type of company being opened, the number of shareholders and their status, the requirements of the free economic zone. Most often, owners are required to:
  • business plan;
  • copies of passports of the owner and shareholders;
  • sample signatures of the director and shareholders;
  • constituent documents of the company;
  • - financial statements for the last 2 years for legal entities.
All documentation must be legalized. To do this, you need to translate documents into Arabic and certify them with a notary. Next, you need to submit documents to the Embassy of the Emirates and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the UAE. After submitting the documents you need:
  • obtain licenses for selected activities;
  • issue residence visas for owners, co-owners and employees;
  • Get a company immigration card.
After opening a bank account, renting an office and obtaining permits, you can conduct legal activities.
How much does it cost to open a company in the UAE? Turnkey company registration in the free economic zone + 1 visa for the founder - 18500 EUR. You can find out the final cost, depending on your preferences, by leaving a request on our website.
What documents are required to register a company in the UAE The composition of the package of documents depends on the type of company being opened, the number of shareholders and their status, the requirements of the free economic zone. Most often, owners are required to:
  • business plan;
  • copies of passports of the owner and shareholders;
  • sample signatures of the director and shareholders;
  • constituent documents of the company;
  • Financial statements for the last 2 years for legal entities.
Steps to register a company in the UAE
  1. Checking and reserving the name in the Registrar of Companies
  2. Applying for company registration
  3. After reviewing all the documents, the Regulator makes a decision on the possibility of registering a company
  4. Preparation of Articles of Association and Memorandum of the Company
  5. Notarization of all documents
  6. Submission of documents to the Registration Authority of the chosen Emirate
  7. Obtaining a certificate of incorporation
  8. Depending on the activities of the company, obtaining the appropriate license
Contacts of West Union companies
  • Berlin +49 30 24724252
  • London +44 78 12524249
  • Paris +33 14 7430883
  • Nicosia +357 22377311
  • New York +1 347 4509922
  • Hong Kong +852 28910030
  • Riga +371 28455799
  • Kiev +380 96 1892877
  • Luxembourg +49 171 4139820
  • Shanghai +852 61483894
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