Affordable incorporation solutions with 100% foreign ownership, designed for doingbusiness both within the Free Trade Zone area and outside the country.
There are over 50 Free Trade Zones dotted across 5 of the 7 Emirates. Companies in a FTZ can be totally foreign owned with no local involvement required, unlike Mainland Companies. Each specializes in supporting one or more licensed business activities and offers unique benefits, such as financial, geographic, facilities, labor and more. They are linked to large logistics centers, ports or airports and offer ready-made warehousing and offices, with exceptionally high-grade infrastructure and utilities. Many FZ represent budget solutions for setting up in the UAE.
Consolidating business and assets at parent company level and creating international structures and schemes for business optimization are considered as legitimate actions under the United Arab Emirates legislation. This guarantees the confidentiality of the beneficiary’s data, the absence of major taxes and currency controls, and the protection of the rights of investors and their investments. Obtaining UAE tax resident status will allow shareholders and investors to protect themselves from automatic exchange of tax information.
We will pinpoint the right business activity and the license, and the best FTZ for achieving all your business goals.
We tie up legal requirements quickly because of our strong cooperations with the licensing authorities as well as knowledge of the procedures.
We guide you through KYC compliance with assistance in your choice of leading UAE banks. SORP know-how gets things done quickly.
Use our Business Center as your base for completing KYC procedures and while confirming ESR (Economic Substance).
We do the legwork to obtain visas for investors, employees and their families, renew licenses, permits and so forth.
We provide integrated legal, tax, accounting and administrative services with full business support and a highly professional approach.
100% foreign ownership
A company registered in the FTZ can be fully owned by a foreign investor, without any requirements for a local partner or agent to be involved.
Many business activities supported
FTZs specialize in one or more business activities and the range of their options is wide, from investment consulting and healthcare to trade, logistics and more.
Deciding on location is important
Rent or purchase commercial, warehouse, industrial and office premises only in the FTZ of your incorporation – not elsewhere.
Free Zone licensing process is unique to each FTZ and depends on the type of business activity you are carrying on.
The number of visas that a company can get depends on the size of the premises it occupies.
Some Free Zones require submission of annual financial statements and audits in order to renew the business license.
Reputation matters. Banks have their own internal rating of each UAE Free Trade Zone, which they use to determine the relative reliability of companies registered there. That can make opening bank accounts in the future significantly easier. Contractors, too, are aware of the jurisdiction of incorporation. It follows that you should ideally focus on the premium zones if possible or open a Mainland Company instead, especially if you are planning to enter the domestic market.
SORP offers comprehensive support for acquired companies and their shareholders: from licensing, maintaining Bank accounts to obtaining the status of a tax resident of the country
Your requirements are unique. That is why we treat every business individually to tailor the right services to achieve your priorities.
We have helped thousands of clients acquire, build and develop businesses in the UAE
Assistance in choosing a bank that is suitable for your purposes, support with bank accounts opening and passing KYC procedures (know your customer).