Choose the license
Decide on a license that aligns well your business requirements. Technically, there are five categories of Umm Al Quwain free zone licenses: 1) Commercial License (or Trading License), 2) Consultancy License, 3) Service License, 4) Industrial License and 5) Freelance Permit. However, the Commercial License comes in two types: Commercial License and General Trading License. Know more about each license here. If you’re still uncertain about the right type of license for your free zone business setup in Umm Al Quwain, UAQ FTZ's team of knowledgeable staff can help you choose the one that’s right for you.
Choose the entity
There are three options when it comes to establishing a business within UAQ FTZ:
- A Free Zone Establishment (FZE), which is suitable for a single shareholder
- A Free Zone Company (FZC), which is for two and up to 50 shareholders
- A branch of an existing UAE or foreigncompany Note: No matter the entity, your business setup in Umm Al Quwain Free Trade Zone does not require any local sponsor. Foreign nationals can enjoy 100% ownership rights over their business.
choose the facility
Choose from a variety of offices, warehouses and land suitable for your business. All our packages offer a shared workstation, which is a minimum requirement for company registration in the UAE.
Submission of Documents
Submit appropriate documents for FZE, FZC and branches. The following documents are necessary for any kind of business set up in Umm Al Quwain Free Trade Zone. ● Passport Copy of the owners ● Address Proof of the owners ● Signed filled incorporation documents ● Passport-size photographs For further assistance, you can always contact us via phone at +971(0)6 7647272 or mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
Make the Payment
Upon submitting the document, UAQ FTZ staff will raise an invoice whereupon payment will be required. The process of business setup in Umm Al Quwain Free Zone is considered complete only when the payment is made.
receive trade license and activate your business
Upon making payment,the entity will be licensed from UAQ Free Trade Zone Authority. Any queries can be addressed to the designated client relationship manager. As soon as the license has been issued,the business is ready to begin trading within UAQ FTZ. At this moment the residence visa can be applied for and the bank account opened.