UAE Free Zone - JAFZA Free Zone

Business Setup In JAFZA Free Zone

Choose a Business License Type in JAFZA

Businesses in JAFZA typically operate under these types of licenses:

Trading License
Trading License
Service License
Service License
Industrial License
Industrial License
General Trading License
General Trading License
 Innovation License
Innovation License
 Offshore Registration
Offshore Registration
E-Commerce License
E-Commerce License
Trading License

Trading License

This license is for businesses buying and selling goods within the JAFZA Free Zone or internationally.

Service License

Service License

A service license is for businesses providing consulting, IT, marketing, and other professional services within the JAFZA Free Zone.

Industrial License

Industrial License

Businesses involved in manufacturing, processing, and production activities require an industrial license. This license permits companies to set up factories, warehouses, and manufacturing facilities within the JAFZA Free Zone.

General Trading License

General Trading License

A general trading license allows businesses to engage in a wide range of trading activities, including import, export, distribution, and storage of various goods within the JAFZA Free Zone.

 Innovation License

Innovation License

This license is tailored for research, development, and innovation companies.

 Offshore Registration

Offshore Registration

Offshore registration allows businesses to establish a presence in the JAFZA Free Zone without conducting business activities within the UAE.

E-Commerce License

E-Commerce License

With the rise of online businesses, the e-commerce license enables companies to conduct electronic trading activities within the JAFZA Free Zone. It covers online retail, digital services, and other e-commerce activities.

Required Documents and Steps to Obtain Your Business License in JAFZA Free Zone

Obtaining your business license is an easy, stress-free process. These are the steps you’ll want to take to start your business and the documents you’ll need to submit along with your application:

Required Documents

Required Documents

  • Application form for Free Zone company setup
  • Summary of the project
  • Original as well as a copy of passports of all individual shareholders
  • Original as well as a copy of the passport of a selected manager
  • No objection letter from the current sponsor of each UAE resident shareholder
  • Application form and letter of undertaking for EHS (Environment Health and Safety)

Additional Documents Required for Individual Shareholders

  • Business profile of each shareholder
  • Board resolution for company setup
  • Manager Signature

Documents Required for Corporate Shareholders / Branch of a Foreign Company

  • An official letter from a parent company to set up a branch in JAFZA (in case of a branch)
  • Attested and notarized Memorandum (MOA) and Articles of association (AOA)
  • Attested signature of manager by Jebel Ali Free Zone Authority
  • Copy of Chamber of Commerce certificate (in case of a branch)
  • Certificate of Registration
  • All the above documents must be attested from the UAE embassy from the country of origin. Check with us before you prepare the documents.
Steps to Get Your Business License
  1. Choose Your Best Company Name
  2. Select the Right Business Activity
  3. Pick Your Business’ Legal Structure
  4. Gather Crucial Documents
  5. Submit Application
  6. Pay Fees and Obtain License
  7. Open a Bank Account

JAFZA Free Zone License Costs

Setting up a business in JAFZA can be a lucrative adventure, but you'll want to be well aware of the setup cost. This cost may vary depending on the business you intend to start and the industry you choose. Let's look at a cost breakdown by license type:

License Type Group Cost Range (AED)
Trading License One 5,000-5,500
Two 9,000-10,000
Industrial License One 5,000-5,500
Two 9,000-10,000
National License One 5,000- 5,500
Two 9,000-10,000
General Trading License - 30,000
Logistics - 30,000

Free Zone Registration License Cost

In addition to the standard cost for business setup in the JAFZA Free Zone, you'll be required to pay registration fees. These are based on the type of company you create and are as follows:

Type Fee Cost (AED)
Free Zone Company (FZCo) 15,000
Free Zone Establishment (FZE) 10,000
Branch of a Company (depending up on the activity this may vary) 5,000
## Additional Fees
Memorandum of Association 200
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Specimen Signature 50
Board Resolution 200
Application Fee 500
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