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Establishing a company in Jebel Ali


In just three steps, TM provides you with all the requirements you need to register a company in Dubai, domicile in Dubai and business registration With its world-class infrastructure and excellent systems, Jebel Ali Free Zone has become one of the most famous free zones in Dubai. Jebel Ali Free Zone Convention Center is the ideal platform to conduct business in JAFZA and cultivate business relationships in an efficient and high-level business environment. In addition to these facilities, JAFZA also includes a business tower, a luxury business hotel and a business community conference center.

In the Jebel Ali Free Zone, you can do a wide range of business in the following areas:

• Trading

• Industry

• Serve

• Logistics

• public trade

A company engaged in service activities can only be registered as a branch of a company established in the UAE mainland.

License Types Available for JAFZA Registration

The Jebel Ali Free Zone issues various licenses for the formation of companies and enterprises

General Trade License This license allows the holder to import, trade and store all items in accordance with the rules and regulations of JAFZA.

Trade License This license allows the holder to import, export, distribute and store the items listed in the license.

Industrial License This license allows its holder to import raw materials, manufacture specific products and export the final product to any country.

Service Business License This license authorizes its holder to provide the services specified in the license within the free zone. The type of service must comply with the parent company license issued by the relevant emirate's economic department or municipality in the UAE.

Industrial License This license is for manufacturing companies that have or share at least 51% ownership with GCC (Arab Gulf Cooperation Council) nationals/nationals. The added value of items in the Free Zone must be at least 40%. The company license holder has the same status as a native or GCC person in the UAE.

Registering a business in the Jebel Ali Free Zone

The Jebel Ali Free Zone Authority is the regulatory body authorized to register companies in the Free Zone. With Mastering, you can start your business in simple steps

1. Select the company name

2. Identify the business activity to obtain the license

3. Obtain preliminary approval

4. Submit documents and pay fees

5. Find office space

Documents required to set up a company in Jebel Ali

The process of preparing documents for company incorporation in JAFZA is relatively simple and depends on the investor or business owner's choice of company form. Here are all the documents that all companies must submit:
• Jebel Ali Free Zone (JAFZA) Company Registration Application Form

Environmental Safety Application Form

• Copies of passports of shareholders, directors and secretaries.

• Description of company activities

• company policy.

The registration of an existing limited company can be renewed by selling shares of UAE nationals to foreigners and making them the sole owner of the company.

Documents required to set up a company in Jebel Ali

Start your business with TM 's business registration consultants and experts

When starting a business in a new location, you should be fully aware of all available and best options. In this age of startups and entrepreneurship, a hassle-free company formation system is very important. Jebel Ali area is one of the best options for those looking to invest in Dubai as Jebel Ali Free Zone has fast systems and global infrastructure with all the requirements to do business. To learn more, please contact us today and we will be happy to assist you.

At TM , we strive to articulate all standards and business needs so that we can provide professional and reliable advice on current laws and regulations, inform our clients of all their rights, and provide cost-effective solutions that fit their needs and budgets .

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