Ajman Free Zone

Michael R. Scotch

License Types

 

Trade Licenses:

 

Trade licenses are given on the basis of the number of activities (1, 2, or 3) or for general trading purposes.

 

E-Commerce Licenses

 

The Ajman Free Zone offers e-commerce licenses which allow businesses to participate in electronic trading activities, and provides market and technical support to them whenever required.

 

Service License

 

Any services offered within the free zone require the permit of a service license, be it IT consultancies, marketing etc.

 

Industrial Licenses

 

Industrial licenses are aligned with the environment and manufacturing standards of Ajman and are provided to those investors interested in making their plants in the UAE. To enhance the environment, the Free Zone supports this activity through its warehouses and smart stores and ensures that all investor requirements can be handled in one place.

 

National Industrial License

 

To obtain a National Industrial License, the following requirements need to be met:

 

  • The company must be registered with GCC countries’ nationals owning minimum of 51%
  • At least 40% of the manufacturing process should take place within the Free Zone
  • License holders are exempted from customs fees on exports from GCC countries

 

Offshore Licenses

 

AFZ provides this license to companies who want to re-establish an existing company, but this can happen only outside of the state and not within the Free Zone.

 

Ownership Types

Type 1 : Free Zone Entity

 

Here, a Free Zone establishment license is provided by AFZ, where you have complete ownership as an individual or an organization to hold a separate legal capacity. The License allows the establishment to have a capital of approximately USD 50,000.

 

Documents required:

  1. Passport valid for 6 months
  2. Fees of 100 AED for approval of trade name
  3. Passport size photograph
  4. N/O certificate from current sponsor, if applicant is UAE resident as employee
  5. Feasibility study in case of industrial, service and electronic activities

 

Type 2 : Free Zone Company

 

A FZC license is given to multiple partners of companies within the free zone. These partners can be individuals or companies holding a separate legal capacity where the investor share is determined by the partners itself.

 

Documents required:

  1. Passport valid for 6 months
  2. Passport size photograph
  3. N/O certificate from current sponsor, if applicant is UAE resident as employee
  4. Feasibility study in case of industrial, service and electronic activities
  5. Fees of 100 AED for approval of trade name

 

 

Type 3 : Branch of Local Company

 

If an individual or a company wishes to open a branch within the Free Zone, this local company branch license is issued as long as they have a valid UAE authorized license in place.

 

Documents required:

  1. Passport valid for 6 months
  2. Original valid trade license
  3. Original Trade Register Certificate
  4. Fees of 100 AED for trade name approval
  5. Passport size photograph
  6. Feasibility study in case of industrial, service and electronic activities
  7. Original Certificate of membership

 

Type 4 : Branch of Foreign Company

 

If an individual or a company wishes open a functional branch or a representative office within the Free Zone, but have already established themselves outside of the UAE, then the Foreign Company Branch license is issued to them by the AFZA.

 

Documents required:

  1. Passport valid for 6 months
  2. Passport size photograph
  3. Fees of 100 AED for trade name approval
  4. Registration certificate for the parent company, attested by UAE embassy in the concerned country and by UAE Foreign Affairs Ministry
  5. N/O certificate from current sponsor, if applicant is UAE resident as employee
  6. Feasibility study in case of industrial, service and electronic activities
  7. A resolution by the parent company board to get the license issued by the Free Zone and to appoint a representative or manager. The resolution must be attested by UAE embassy in the concerned country and by UAE Foreign Affairs Ministry.
  8. Articles of Association for the parent company, attested by UAE embassy in the concerned country and by UAE Foreign Affairs Ministry

 

Facilities Offered

 

1. Offices

Smart Offices

  • For entrepreneurs and startups
  • Low costs
  • Start your operations almost immediately
  • Excellent ROI
  • Two employment Visas

 

Executive Offices

  • Ideally located office
  • Five employment Visas
  • Monitor your business
  • Tight security
  • Parking facilities

 

2. Warehouse

 

  • High quality design and structure meeting all specifications demanded by investors
  • Available sizes as per nature of business starting from 100 sq. mts
  • Competitive pricing starting from AED 250 per sq. mts
  • Employment Visas will be given based on the company’s operations

 

3. Lands

 

  • Ideal for industrial activities
  • Customized to meet investor requirements
  • Employment Visas will be given as per business operations

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