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Company Setup in SAIF Zone (Sharjah Airport International Free Zone)

Company Formation in SAIF Zone

Established in 1996, Sharjah Airport Free Zone (SAIF Zone) is located next to Sharjah International Airport, and one of the most reputed and well – established Freezone in UAE. SAIF Zone is just 20 minutes drive from Dubai International Airport. The fee for new company setup in SAIF Zone start from USD 3,722 for saif desk package.

Sharjah Airport International Free Zone is an ideal place to register the company in Sharjah, UAE, for all type of businesses, which require fast, efficient and a trouble-free working environment. It provides state-of-the-art facilities with air-conditioned and furnished executive suites with reception, pre-built warehouses in four sizes with adjacent office space and lease land for unrestricted private development, bunkers, container parking area and temporary storage space.

Facilities for manufacturing, assembling, packaging, import, re-export, trade and value added activities are catered for at the Zone. Fast and simple processing of relevant licenses (trade, industrial and services), sponsorship and visas for staff working for the investor, access to low cost energy and labor, budget accommodation for in-site workforce, consultancy services in computer and internet training, legal services, international couriers, traffic and licensing office, customs office, petrol station, banks, restaurants, post office, travel agency, clinic, transportation to and from the city, secretarial and security services are just some of the infrastructural facilities that are at hand.

AURION headquarters is located at Sharjah Airport Freezone, adjacent to administration building. We are authorized consultants by SAIF Zone and we could set up your company within two days with the minimum requirements and cheapest cost.

How to setup a company in SAIF ZONE?



Commercial license:

Import, Export, Distribution, consolidation, storage or warehousing of items specific in the license. Maximum limit is three similar product lines.

General trading license:

Can be obtained under a commercial license which allows a large number of products.


Industrial license:

Activities allowed for this license are Import of raw materials, manufacturing, processing, assembling, packaging and exporting the finished product.

(Clearance from SAIF Zone Health & Environment Department is required).


Service license:

Service license allows the holder to carry out service specified in the license only within the SAIF-Zone. All type of services is allowed within the SAIF-Zone unless otherwise restricted by the Federal or Local authorities.



Total fee after discount (Valid till 30th June, 2021):  AED 10,800

Actual fee without discount: AED 13,660

Special Package Includes:

  • Shared Desk
  • Utility Charges
  • Quota for 3 visas
  • Signboard

Note:- Discount Applicable for 1st year only.


Total fee after discount (Valid till 30th June, 2021):  AED 15,650

Actual fee without discount: AED 23,160

Special Package Includes:

  • Dedicated Office
  • License Fee Waived Off
  • Quota for 5 visas
  • Utility Charges
  • Signboard

Note:- Discount Applicable for 1st year only.


Total fee after discount (Valid till 30th June, 2021):  AED 28,650

Actual fee without discount: AED 36,160

Special Package Includes:

  • Dedicated Fully Furnished Office
  • License Fee Waived Off
  • Quota for 8 visas
  • Utility Charges
  • Signboard

Note:- Discount Applicable for 1st year only.

* Visa and PO Box charges are not included in the above Fee. PO Box charge approx. AED 1000 per year.


The Sharjah Airport International Free Zone offers the investors a wide selection of custom build warehouses with built-in office spaces. The warehouse layouts are designed in a way to handle all commercial and industrial requirements of the clients.

The Investors can also hire the SAIF Zone heavy equipment like the Fork Lifts, Carriers, and other facilities to facilitate the movement of goods from in and out of the warehouse. There are dedicated lay-by areas and transport routes for the transfer of goods around the Free Zone and outside.

SAIF Zone has an in-house Customs Checkpoint for easy clearance of Goods entering and leaving the Free Zone. To know more about SAIF Zone Warehouses read: Warehouses in UAE

Immigration Card & VISA Fee

SAIF Zone & Government Fee for E-Channel Registration, Immigration Card, Investor Visa, Medical and Emirates ID etc are given below:

E-Channel Registration & Refundable Deposit.
*Limited time offer (Actual Fee: 7,135)
Company Immigration Card Fee & Immigration pre-approval
Investor Visa
(3 year)
Visa Fee
Emirates ID (3 year)
Employee Visa
(3 year)
Visa Fee
Emirates ID (2 year)
Visa Stamping

* For employee visa Refundable Deposit of 1 month salary & one-way air ticket is required.
* Investor Visa Normal will take 6 – 8 working days & Urgent will take 3 – 4 working days
* Medical Normal will take 2 working days & Urgent will take 1 working day
* Visa Stamping will take 6 – 8 working days & Urgent will take 3 – 4 working days

PRO Service in SAIF Zone

Our Headquarters is located at the entrance of SAIF Zone and we provide PRO Service to more than 600 companies in Sharjah Airport Freezone (SAIF Zone). Prompt completion of work and perfect delivery is the hall mark of AURION. Our PROs guide the Clients perfectly so that they don’t get surprised by any procedures or payments at any department. We are experts in closing company in SAIF Zone, renewal of license in SAIF Zone, Audit report arrangement, Investor Visa assistance, Employee Visa assistance, and family visa assistance. Our PROs assist in import export code, chamber of commerce registration, tax residency certificate etc.

License Renewal in SAIF Zone

Requirements for the renewal of SAIF ZONE Company

  1. Original Trade License
  2. Audit Report
  3. P.O Box Renewal Receipt
  4. License Renewal Fee
  5. Authorization letter to collect renewed license

Closing Company in SAIF Zone

Closing Company in Saif zone is initiated by submitting Board Resolution to liquidate company. Along with this resolution, all the original company documents like Trade License, Incorporation Certificates, Memorandum of Association, Tenancy Certificate, Invest Agreement etc shall be given back to the authorities. If any of these original documents are lost or misplaced, client or his PRO can obtain a lost record certificate from Police Station and submit in Freezone. Upon submission of all these documents, freezone will initiate facility clearance process. In the meantime, NOC from Port and Customs, Etisalat etc shall be collected. Auditor Certificate for Liquidation showing no liability for company has to be submitted. All the visas under the company have to be cancelled. Now, the company is ready to be liquidated. It takes around 15 to 20 days for the whole company liquidation process. After the liquidation process, the client will get back refund if there is any balance in company account.

Termination / Winding Up / Closing Down Procedure of SAIF Zone Company

  1. Closure request letter & Board Resolution – Board Resolution sould be signed by all the directors of the company. (If the owner/shareholder is a foreign Company, Board Resolution should be attested by UAE Consulate from the Country of Origin.)
  2. SAIF Zone Liquidation Fee –
    Late Liquidation Fee (If 3 months notice is not given)
    AED 5,000
    Publication notice fee
    AED 500
    Immigration Card Cancellation Fee (if applicable)
    AED 510
    Visa cancellation – inside country (if applicable)
    AED 510
    Visa cancellation – outside country (if applicable)
    AED 595
  3. Requirement of Clearances Letter –
    1) Clearance letter from the SAIF ZONE FACILITIES MANAGEMENT.
    2) Clearances from Visa department.
    3) Clearance certificate from the SAIF ZONE CUSTOMS.
    4) Clearance certificate from Post Office.
  4. Auditor Liquidation certificate
  5. Premises Keys – must be handed-over to SAIF Zone authority.
  6. Settlement of all outstanding payments with Finance & Accounts Department.
  7. Submission Original documents – Trade License, Tenancy Contract, MOA, Certificate of Incorporation. Investment Service Agreement, Share Certificate etc.
  8. Refund request letter – if any credit balance / lease deposit is there.

AURION professionals can assist in the entire process of closing down of company in saif zone.