UAE Mainland - Sharjah Mainland

Business Setup in Sharjah Mainland

Business Licenses Available in Sharjah Mainland

Sharjah Mainland businesses typically operate under one of three main types of licenses:

Professional License
Professional License
Commercial License
Commercial License
Industrial License
Industrial License
Professional License

Professional License

A Professional license is given to individual entrepreneurs who provide skilled services as a business, such as consultancy and investment services.

Commercial License

Commercial License

Suitable for businesses engaged in trading activities, importing, exporting, and distribution.

Industrial License

Industrial License

Companies involved in manufacturing or industrial activity will need to apply for this license. This includes manufacturing, processing, packaging, assembling, and fabrication.

Required Documents and Steps to Obtain Your Business License

Securing your license is designed to be easy and stress-free. Here are the steps you’ll need to take and the documents you’ll want to have available to start the license process:

Required Documents
  • Copy of passports for shareholders and partners
  • Proof of address from the last three months
  • Curriculum Vitae of Shareholders
  • Reference letter issued by a Bank
  • KYC Application, Provided by MSZ
Steps to Get Your Business License
  1. Choose Your Company Name
  2. Select the Right Business Activity
  3. Pick Your Business’ Legal Structure
  4. Obtain the Memorandum of Association
  5. Submit Application
  6. Pay Fees and Obtain License
  7. Open a Bank Account

Business Entities Permitted in Sharjah Mainland

Another big step to Sharjah business setup is to decide on your business entity. Here are the types of business entities that are allowed in Sharjah:

  1. Limited Liability Company (LLC)
    One of the most common business structures in Sharjah Mainland, an LLC offers limited liability protection to its owners (shareholders). LLCs require a minimum one shareholder and allow foreign ownership up to 100%.

  2. Partnership Company
    A Partnership Company in Sharjah Mainland is formed when two or more individuals join to carry out a business venture. Partnerships can be general partnerships, where all partners share equal responsibility and liability, or limited partnerships, where there is at least one general partner with unlimited liability and one or more limited partners with limited liability.

  3. Public/Private Shareholding Company
    A Public or Private Shareholding Company in Sharjah Mainland is suitable for businesses planning to raise capital through the public or private sale of shares.

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