UAE Free Zone - Sharjah Free Zone

Business Setup in Sharjah Free Zone

Choose Your Business License Type

In Sharjah’s Free Zones, you’ll have the ability to choose between one of several license types:

Commercial License
Commercial License
Trading License
Trading License
Professional License
Professional License
Commercial License

Commercial License

A Commercial License in Sharjah's Free Zones is tailored for businesses buying and selling physical goods within the UAE or internationally. This license is ideal for import and export, wholesale, retail, and distribution companies.

Trading License

Trading License

A Trading License enables businesses to engage in buying and selling activities of various products or commodities. This license type is suitable for traders involved in importing, exporting, re-exporting, or general trading operations.

Professional License

Professional License

This license type is for businesses offering professional services such as consulting, legal, accounting, IT, and other specialized services.

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

Sharjah has strived to make the licensing application process simple and hassle-free. Here are the steps you'll want to take to obtain your license and the documentation you'll want to have available:

Required Documents

The documentation you’ll need may vary based on the Free Zone you want to enter.

  • Application form
  • Copy of trade license or registration certificate
  • Passport copies of the shareholders
  • Two years of audited financial reports
  • NOC
Steps to Get Your Business License
  1. Choose Your Free Zone
  2. Prepare a Business Plan
  3. Pick the Right Company Name
  4. Gather Documents and Complete Application
  5. Pay Fees and Receive License

The Available Free Zones in Sharjah

Sharjah is home to six different Free Zones, each offering first-class amenities, state-of-the-art infrastructure, and business-friendly policies. Here are some of the Free Zones in Sharjah:

  1. Hamriyah Free Zone (HFZ)
    Hamriyah Free Zone is one of the UAE's largest and fastest-growing industrial Free Zones. Located in the emirate of Sharjah, HFZ offers a strategic location with access to major highways, and ports and caters to a wide range of industries, including manufacturing, trading, logistics, and maritime sectors.

  2. Sharjah Airport International Free Zone
    Sharjah Airport International Free Zone (SAIF Zone) is strategically situated adjacent to Sharjah International Airport, providing easy access to global markets through air, land, and sea routes. SAIF Zone is a preferred destination for trading, manufacturing, and service businesses.

  3. Sharjah Media City Free Zone (SHAMS)
    Sharjah Media City Free Zone (SHAMS) is a specialized Free Zone dedicated to the media and creative industries. It provides an excellent environment for startups, freelancers, and established companies in advertising, publishing, broadcasting, film production, and digital media.

  4. Sharjah Publishing City Free Zone
    Sharjah Publishing City Free Zone is the world's first free zone dedicated to the publishing industry. It serves as a global hub for publishers, authors, printers, and other stakeholders in the publishing ecosystem. Located in Sharjah, the cultural capital of the UAE, Sharjah Publishing City offers state-of-the-art infrastructure, digital publishing services, and a supportive regulatory framework to facilitate the growth of the publishing industry.

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