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JAFZA (Jebel Ali Freezone Authority)

JAFZA ( JEBEL ALI FREEZONE AUTHORITY )

COMPANY FORMATION

JAFZA (Jebel Ali Freezone Authority) Company Formation
(Scroll down to see process, procedure & approx expenses)


Jebel Ali Free zone is the oldest Free zone built adjacent to the largest man-made port in the region. This reputed free zone is the home of more than 7000 companies.

JAFZA is situated within minutes from the Dubai International Airport, the world’s top 10 busiest cargo airport, with the capacity to handle 2.7 million metric tons a year as well as being adjacent to Al Maktoum Airport, which is developing towards its goal of being the largest cargo airport in the world.

This logistics platform itself is impressive enough; however, Jafza adds yet another layer by creating a single, customs bonded area between Jebel Ali Port and Al Maktoum Airport.

JAFZA is one of the largest growing free zones, a thriving business center with over 7,100 companies from 120 countries around the world. Strategically situated, Jafza offers enviable access to the world's seventh largest port, the region's extensive highway network, Dubai International Airport and even the Al Maktoum International Airport that's just a short drive away. Little wonder then, that JAFZA can offer the fastest sea-air-land trans-shipment, on-site customs clearance and access to a market of over two billion customers.

Company Formation in JAFZA

In order to set up a company in Jafza; the following documents are required:

  1. Application for Facility
  2. Passports copy of each Individual (Share Holders and Managers)
  3. Bank Reference for each individual
  4. Project Summary
  5. Parent Company’s Profile (In case of Branch formation)
  6. Application for Registration a Free Zone Company “FZCO” (In case of establishing a FZCO)
  7. Application for Registration a Free Zone Establishment “FZE” (In case of establishing a FZE).
  8. A one time non-refundable application fee of Dhs. 500

Formation Types

The type of formation is depending on the number of shareholders:

  • Multiple shareholders

2 to 50 shareholders could register a Free Zone Company (FZCo) in Jebel Ali Free Zone. It could be individuals (2 to 50 people), non-individuals (2 to 50 companies) or either.

  • Single shareholder

Both individual or a company as a single shareholder can set up a Free Zone Establishment (FZE) in Jafza.

  • Existing established company

It could be opened a branch in Free Zone, which parent company is already registered outside Jebel Ali Free Zone. It should be owned by 100% by the parent company, and has the same name and implement the same activities.

Types of Licenses

Jafza issues various types of company licences such as:-

  1. General Trading License
  2. Trading License -  trading activities
  3. Industrial License - manufacturing activities
  4. Service License - services activities
  5. E-commerce License - buying and selling of goods and services over electronic networks via any electronic means.
  6. National Industrial License To carry out manufacturing activities where at least 51% of the ownership is of national(s) of a AGCC country.
  7. Innovation License - development of new products and services
  8. Offshore Registration – to register offshore company in UAE.

LICENSE FEES

LICENSE TYPE ANNUAL FEE IN AED

Trading License (Type 1)
7 products max from one group

5,500

Trading License (Type 2)
12 products maximum from 2 groups

9,000

General Trading License

30,000

Service License (Branch of UAE based company only)

8,000

Logistic license (Branch of UAE based company only)

30,000

Industrial License 7 products

5,500

Industrial License 12 products

9,000

Legal Structure of JAFZA Companies

1. Free Zone Establishment (FZE) and Free Zone Company (FZCO):

  • Applicants can avail of Jafza’s unique offer of forming a company as a separate legal entity
  • An FZE can be with a single shareholder with a minimum capital of AED 1 million
  • An FZCO can be formed with 2 to 5 shareholders with a minimum capital of AED 500,000.

2. Branch Company:
3. Special Status Non-Resident Offshore Companies

Company formation expenses

Expenses generally depends on Activities selected and Facility (Office/Warehouse/land) taken. Roughly, Trade License, registration charges with a 38 sq m Office will cost approx AED 86,000.

Aurion will charge separate fee for its entire assistance in registering Companies, depending on the complexity of incorporation.

Process & Procedure

  • Submission of Passport Copy, Application, Identifying Activity codes, Founder Information Form & Payment of AED 500
  • Obtaining Initial Approval after 7 days
  • Submission of Legal documents like Board Resolution, Memorandum of Association, Specimen Signature, making Payments.
  • Obtaining Letter to open Company Bank Account
  • Submission of Capital Certificate from bank & Signing Lease Agreement
  • Obtaining Trade License, Certificate of Incorporation & Share Certificates, Office Keys.

JAFZA offers a range of products specifically designed to meet a variety of needs.

1. Business Park

  • Fully equipped offices ready to go

Business Park provides ready-to-use, fully furnished and equipped offices, with no set up cost, designed for your short term or long term use.


Product

Annual Rent
sqm / year (AED)

Insurance/ year (AED)

Name Plate
(one time fee) (AED)

Business Park

23,000 – 30,000

100/unit

500

2. Offices

  • High-grade offices for your business

JAFZA offers office space for lease spread over a range of high and low rise facilities. Office clusters within JAFZA are conveniently located to ensure easy access for both staff and visitors and each office area leased is unfurnished, ensuring each customer the ability to express their own individual style.


Product Area (Sqm) Annual Rent
sqm/year (AED)
Insurance / year (AED) Name Plate
(one time fee) (AED)
Standard office G+1 26.88 2000 100/unit 500
Jafza 14, 15, 16, 17 As per request 2000 - 2500 4/sqm 500
Jafza View 18 & 19 As per request 2100 - 2500 4/sqm 500
Jafza One As per request 2100 - 2600 4/sqm  

3. Warehouses

  • Pre Built warehouses to suite your storage need.

JAFZA offers pre-built warehouses to meet customer’s need for high quality storage and light manufacturing. The pre-built warehouses are high quality, thermally insulated purpose built units available on a rental basis. Units fitted with office space.


Product

Area (Sqm)

Annual Rent sqm/year (AED)

Insurance / year (AED)

Name Plate (one time fee) (AED)

Warehouses (10 KVA) & (74 KVA)

669,619,601,555,313

450 - 600

300

-

Factory (LIU)

619,601,555,543

500 - 700

300

-

4. Plots of Land

  • Plots of land with ready infrastructure to develop your new facility.

JAFZA provides plots of various sizes for short and long term lease, ideal for companies wishing to construct their own facility. Each land site varies from 5,000 sqm to larger sizes according to the specific requirements of individual customers.

AURION's expert professional team does A to Z work in incorporation of JAFZA Companies and obtaining Trade License and other Legal Documents.


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Clients Testimonials

  • I am a Japanese Chartered Accountant in NewYork and my Japanese Clients are feeling really comfortable with AURIONs support in UAE Business. Actually I have never seen a firm like you in the USA.

    - Mr. Nobu Murata - JapanCREARE FZE
  • Setting up a new business can be a real challenge unless you have consultants who could provide proper guidance. Aurion expertise in incorporation has made things a lot easier to us.

    - Nasr Husain Warour - Syria Oolchi FZE
  • The most trust worthy professional group I've ever seen

    - Serge Ndiaye - France SN AERO FZE
  • It’s happy to note that Aurion registered the branch of BVI Company in Dubai Airport Freezone perfectly complying with all legal attestations. Thanks to Syam and team.

    - Edwin Marshall Berkins – USA MD, PEREGRINE Development International Inc.
  • Quality, excellence and quickness are the hallmark of Aurion.

    - Melanie Silke – Germany Mesity FZE
  • The entire job of setting up company in Freezone and getting warehouse was done in one day. Thanks to Aurion team.

    - Ndibe Obi – Nigeria Next International Middle East FZE
  • I have had the opportunity to share the last several weeks with your consultant. It has been an enlightening experience for me and the other company managers.

    - Wadi (M.Munther) Wadi Nabulsi - JordanBargain International FZE
  • I thank Aurion for their timely advice. If definitely saved me a lot of money & time.

    - Chyngyz Shermatov - Kyrgyz Republic Brimpex FZC
  • Aurion is one of the best consulting teams in the UAE for all activities of company formation and related matters. We trust them the most.

    - Ahmed Walid Halabi - US Managing Director, VSD Global (Branch)
  • AURION team has helped us to find the right location to register our company and we appreciate their professional approach.

    - Venkata Surya Prakash Bhaskarabhaitla - India24x7Guru.com
  • I am extremely satisfied with the services provided by AURION. They were very professional and got the work done with expediency.

    - Humaira Siddiqui - PakistanSTRYX FZE
  • Thanks to Aurion's team I am able to concentrate on my work as they handle all other issues in a rapid and professional way.

    - Mr. Marco - Italy PROGESUB GULF FZC
  • I was very impressed on how fast and efficient the team was in incorporating our company within a few days and the exceptional assistance I received in obtaining my visa well within the time advised.

    - Kiabod T Mashad - BritainECAP FZE
  • Very friendly, professional and cost effective company that created a stress free company establishment for GQ Holdings.

    - Adam Wadi - Australia GQ HOLDINGS LTD
  • We feel safe in professional hands of Aurion since 2010 and we are sure we could not feel any safer without them. THANK YOU, AURION!

    - Mr. Hydyr - Turkmenistan Hibrius
  • AURION Team did a great job in Incorporating our Company within the expected time and without any hassle. We were happy and satisfy with their Service. Thanking you!

    - Mr. Lukas - Germany JM HYGIENE MIDDLE EAST FZC
  • Simply the best. Trustworthy, Professional and Caring. Highly recommended to anyone who is looking to set-up Free Zone company in UAE.

    - Mr. Shidan Shabrokh - UK PENRIX FZE
  • AURION was the most professional Company to provide Customers with less experience in the UAE Company Establishment field a comprehensive Service and Support to get the Business started.

    - Mr. Chris Alan Schubert - GermanyArabian Consulting DWC LLC
  • It was a pleasure working with AURION, really professional, smart people who do their job FAST, EFFECTIVE and with JOY and HAPPINESS for doing the best.

    - Mr. Marcel Bettim Jacobi - BrasilVictory Global FZE

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