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Branch of Foreign Company

UAE-Branch of Foreign Company - Requirements for Business Registration

  • Passport copies for the shareholders
  • Passport copies and C.V. (Resume) for the Manager – for the new branch
  • Personal Information sheet for each shareholder and manager (Template will be forwarded by Our Firm).
  • Proof of trade name reservation for the new branch (Our Firm task).
  • Proof of initial approval for the activities for the new branch (Our Firm task).
  • Memorandum of Association for your existing company/entity at place of origin. Must be attested and notarized by the U.A.E Embassy.
  • Article of Association for your existing company/entity at place of origin must be attested and notarized by the U.A.E Embassy.
  • Board resolution to be resolute by the board of directors for your existing company/entity at place of origin expressing their intent for establishing a new setup abroad. Must be attested and notarized by the U.A.E Embassy. (Template will be forwarded by Our Firm)
  • Certificate of registration for your existing company/entity, license or certificate of incorporation of your existing company/ entity attested and notarized by the U.A.E embassy.
  • Certificate of good standing for your existing company/entity, issued by the registrar of the companies at the place of origin. (The template can be forwarded by Our Firm).
  • Power of Attorney appointing Our Firm as your legal representative for authority to act on your behalf/ on behalf of the shareholders. (Template will be forwarded by Our Firm)
  • Lease agreement (Documents) – Having a physical address for your business/office is Mandatory in the UAE. Our Firm, can assist you while searching for your Physical address. (This item will be required only after we obtain the initial approval from the authority)
  • Business Plan (Brief Feasibility Study) – Our Firm can assist in writing a business plan if requested by the client for a minimal fee Your company profile.
  • There are some activities which might require third party / authority pre approval - accordingly Additional Cost and professional fees might be applicable.
  • Also during the process, it might be a requirement for a few other documents by the authorities.
  • All documents required must be translated to Arabic language. We can assist in that matter
  • Capital is not required for branch of a foreign company

Setup in UAE-Branch of Foreign Company
Table of estimated government cost & professional fees
Trade License option / activity Cost in US$ Cost in AED
Application for the ministry of economy (UAE Government) US$ 1,350 AED 5,000
Registering with the ministry of economy (UAE Government) US$ 2,700 AED 10,000
Deposit with the ministry of economy (refundable) to be submitted in a bank guaranty format. (Our firm can manage) US$ 13,600 AED 50,000
Registering and licensing with the local government (Approximate) US$ 2,700 AED 10,000
Local Citizen -service agent fees (Maximum) US$ 4,100 AED 15,000
Our Firm Professional Fees US$ 6,000 AED 22,000
 
ATTENTION - NOTE
The exact government cost will be determined by the concerned authority at the time of applying. There might be additional requirement during the process.
Our Professional fees covers consultation sessions, drafting of legal documents in English and Arabic, introducing reliable local citizen service-agent when required, supporting indocuments Notarization from the local notary public, assisting in bank account opening,and applying to the Concern authorities on your behalf.
 

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