International Free Zone Authority (IFZA)- DUBAI SILICON OASIS - Business Setup

  • Cost-Effective
  • Enjoy Double Taxation Treaty benefits
  • 100% foreign ownership
  • No accounting or auditing requirements
  • No requirement for minimum capital
  • Companies are treated as business enterprise of substance
  • Investors can open bank accounts locally and internationally

About International Free Zone Authority Company Formation

Choosing the United Arab Emirates, particularly one of the Free Zones, for your company formation gives you access to many benefits. SFM is there to facilitate your IFZA company registration and provide expert assistance every step of the way.

Strategically situated within one of the UAE’s dynamic business gateways, IFZA Dubai is your single point of contact for all Free Zone business formation and administration services. IFZA Dubai provides local and international businesses the ideal platforms, infrastructure, and location that optimize the benefits of the UAE’s strategic geographic position, world-class infrastructure, business, and tax-friendly environment. This new offer allows companies to now carry out their business activities inside and outside the United Arab Emirates.

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This license package includes the company registration address allowing a certain number of residency visas in the UAE.

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Company Formation In International Free Zone Authority(IFZA)
  • Allowing to apply residency visas in the UAE
  • Possibility to upgrade up to 6 visas eligibility, License Packages with more than 6 visa allocations are available upon request
  • Up to 3 activities with the license without any additional fees
  • Possibility to add additional activities, maximum of 7 business activities in a single license
  • One license for multiple Business allowing to combine professional and commercial business activities under 1 business license
  • Physical presence not necessary in the UAE to set up your company
  • No restrictions on the number of shareholders and subject to the approval of the Authority
  • External approvals are not included & subject to standard prices by the relevant authorities
Company Formation in IFZA: Types of License
A Trading License allows the holder to import, export, distribute and store items specified on the license. In addition to this, there is a General Trading License which allows the holder access to a wider range of activities and a broader range of items on the license.
For businesses providing professional consultancy and multiple types of services, for example technical, lifestyle and similar types of services.
Allows the import of raw material, manufacture, process, packaging, and export of specified products.
Foreign incorporated companies may also register a branch at IFZA Dubai. The activity of the proposed branch needs to correspond to the activity conducted by the parent company.

Why Choose SFM As Your Corporate Provider?

We prioritize confidentiality and data protection to ensure the safety of your sensitive information. We offer competitive pricing to provide cost-effective solutions for your business needs. SFM has a high client satisfaction rate, which is a testament to our commitment to excellent service. Additionally, we have a team of experts with extensive knowledge and experience, business experts and an international group of companies who are members of leading associations. SFM also has a strong executive team that conducts business with integrity and due diligence, guaranteeing the best possible outcome for your company.
Documents Required
for a free zone company formation
Colored passport copy , Colored entry stamp copy , Copy of tourist visa if applicable , Address proof in home country

Additional documents may be needed at any point during the incorporation process at the discretion of the license issuing authority
* Subject to the constraints of the due diligence procedure.
** Documents must be provided for every person related to the company.
Disclaimer: Nothing on this webpage shall be construed as a contractual commitment or as a warranty. Services conditions are governed by the applicable terms and conditions.

What Are the Benefits of Choosing the IFZA for Your Company Registration?

Opting for an IFZA company registration comes with several key advantages that can be crucial to foreign entrepreneurs and investors.

Tax Benefits

The first and most prominent perk of choosing the IFZA for your company registration relates to the Free Zone’s tax advantages. Setting up your business in a UAE Free Zone means you can enjoy a corporate-friendly environment with 9% corporate income tax, double taxation treaty benefits, and more.

Strategic Location

Located in the heart of Dubai, the IFZA Free Zone provides easy access to the Emirates’ major business hubs and global connectivity. This means networking possibilities abound, and you’ll be able to take advantage of IFZA’s flexibility to expand your activities. From trading to consultancy, technology, media, and more, IFZA company registration is ideal for entrepreneurs looking to venture into diverse areas of expertise.

Easy Setup

With SFM, company registration in Dubai is a quick and straightforward process that can be handled remotely. IFZA business licences eliminate the need for tedious administrative requirements and lengthy paperwork, freeing up your time to invest in the areas of your business where it matters most.

100% Foreign Ownership

IFZA company registration allows for 100% foreign ownership, granting entrepreneurs full control over their business without requiring a local sponsor.

LLC Structures

The LLC model keeps your personal assets separate from your company’s liabilities, providing further protection against potential financial risks, which adds to IFZA’s appeal for business owners who seek independence and financial security.

A Few Easy Steps to Your IFZA Company Registration

If you decide to set up your business in IFZA, company registration will be just a few clicks away. With the help of the experts at SFM, you can choose the ideal structure for your company, apply for business registration, submit all the documents required, make sure you pay the right licence fee, get your official business licence, and open a bank account in Dubai.

Opening a Bank Account for Your IFZA Business

If you wish to be able to carry out business transactions in IFZA (Dubai), you will need to open a local bank account for your company. Opening a bank account in Dubai is a process SFM is well equipped to streamline the bank account opening process for you. Our services encompass coordinating bank appointments, managing all communications, and handling the submission of necessary documentation, ensuring a seamless and efficient account opening experience.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is the IFZA Free Zone?

    Established in 2018 in Dubai, IFZA is a new business hub regulated by Dubai Silicon Oasis, a free-trade zone instituted by the Dubai government. IFZA’s company registration procedure is swift and straightforward, and the Free Zone offers attractive company setup packages that make it a judicious choice for global investors. The International FreeZone Authority (IFZA) has become the cheapest Free Zone for investors to set up a company in Dubai, and its multi-year licence packages make it unique among the other UAE Free Zones. IFZA offers an extensive list of business activities, 100% foreign ownership, minimal accountancy requirements, and several other benefits.
  • What are the different types of licences available in the IFZA Free Zone in Dubai?

    The licences available for IFZA company registration are the:
    • Consultancy Service Licence, which enables companies to offer specialized advisory and expertise in a specific domain. This license empowers entrepreneurs to provide professional consultancy services within the legal framework of the relevant jurisdiction.
    • Commercial Trading Licence, which allows you to trade a specified category of items and suitable for business owners wishing to pursue activities related to import, export, storage, and distribution.
  • Why should I set up my company in the IFZA in Dubai?

    IFZA company registration offers several key benefits for foreign investors, including:
    • A cheap, quick, and easy company formation process
    • 100% foreign ownership
    • No physical presence required: you can run your company remotely
    • No minimum share capital
    • Wide range of business activities covered by IFZA licences
    • Minimal annual accounting/audit report requirement
    • Very few supporting documents are required for an IFZA company registration
    • Company registration comes with a 2-year UAE residency visa for the business owner and their employees
  • What commercial activities may I carry out in the IFZA Free Zone?

    IFZA business licences cover an extensive list of activities. They include (but are not limited to):
    • Services such as consulting, IT, engineering, and other professional activities
    • Trading, including wholesale and retail trade of goods and services
    • Logistics, covering logistics services, transport, and freight forwarding
    • Tourism and Hospitality, for tourism-related activities, as well as hotels and resorts
    • E-commerce for online businesses, online traders, and companies that pursue other e-commerce-related activities
    • Media and Advertising for media production and broadcasting, as well as advertising services
  • Can I run my company outside of the IFZA Free Zone?

    Registering and running an IFZA business is a process that can be handled remotely unless you wish to claim your Dubai visa (which requires the recording of biometrics and a medical fitness test). You do not need physical office space in Dubai to be eligible for an IFZA company registration. However, it is important to mention that your presence will be required to meet the bank in person in dubai and apply for the bank account (business and personal).

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