Business set up in the Middle East (UAE, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Bahrain)
Based in Dubai, UAE, we provide company formation services for the Middle East and Africa region. We provide advice from the marketing stage of considering which country to establish a company in, and assist in establishing the necessary documents and practices to incorporate a legal entity.
- We are experts in establishing companies in the Middle East.
- In the UAE, he has experience with a 49% foreign-owned LLC (Abu Dhabi and Dubai), a branch office (Abu Dhabi), and a representative office (Bahrain)
- Including research, he has knowledge of free zones throughout the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, etc. Other regions are available upon request.
- Expertise in local sales of industrial products and agricultural products for B2B
- Familiar with the business of Japanese companies and can offer suggestions on business models.
We understand the mentality, logic, problem-solving methods and background of professional business person.
Has experience in operating and exiting businesses in the Middle East.
- We have our own company for free zones and 100% foreign investment in the UAE, and for onshore and other Gulf countries, we provide support by partnering with experienced local companies.
UAE: Mainland Corporation (DED License), Mainland Corporation, Free Zone Corporation, Offshore Company (UAE)
Saudi Arabia: MISA license (local subsidiary, branch office)
Qatar: MOCI License (local subsidiary, branch, representative office)
Free Zone Corporation (local subsidiary, branch)
Bahrain: Onshore corporation (locally incorporated subsidiary, branch)
We can provide proposals for branch offices, representative offices, locally incorporated companies, locally incorporated subsidiaries, etc., in accordance with the regulations of each region.
We provide one-stop service not only for incorporation, but also for work visa, opening corporate bank account, human resource introduction, tax accounting and accounting support, etc.
Please contact us through the form.
Please check the site of each location.
In some cases, it may take 1~3 months just to obtain a license.
- The above schedule is only a rough estimate to give you an idea of what to expect.
- There is a possibility of delay due to Ramadan (national holiday), system trouble, etc.
- Most of the government agencies clearly state that it takes 2 to 3 weeks for the documents to be ready.
In some cases, it may take up to 6 months.
The speed will vary depending on the type of activity and the type of company.
- The time required for document preparation (such as certification by embassies in Japan and local Arabic translation certification) is not included.
- Free zone licenses are relatively easy to obtain, but licenses issued by various government authorities are said to take longer.
We will provide the necessary documents according to the destination country, company form, activity, and shareholder composition. The following is a list of general documents. For details, please contact us on a case-by-case basis.
■Parent company … Embassy in parent company certification + local Ministry of Foreign Affairs certification + Arabic legal translation notarization
- Certificate of all historical matters (certified original of register)
- Articles of Incorporation
- Minutes of the board of directors meeting (resolution of incorporation + appointment of incorporation agent)
- Financial information * Just only for KSA
- 3 – 6 months’ bank statements of shareholders *Just UAE only. In UAE, it is difficult to open a bank account due to money laundering and other regulations.
- Articles of Incorporation
- Power of Attorney (if local partner is required)
- Banking Documents
- Complete set of documents required at the time of incorporation such as license, MOA, share certificate, address or office certificate, etc.
- Copy of passport of headquarter shareholder (may require certification at a notary public’s office) * Just only for UAE
- List of headquarters shareholders
*Required documents to be submitted differ depending on the country and bank.
- Actual government fees include application fees, company name registration fees, sponsorship fees (for onshore companies), opening an employee quota with the Ministry of Labor, licensing fees, and local certification of required documents.
For free zone corporations, we also provide support for office, warehouse, and land contracts.
For onshore companies, we can introduce you to a real estate agent.
- Our service fee includes company formation support, visa acquisition, additional visa quota, bank account opening, health insurance policy, etc.
- We provide government actual cost (initial and running) and our service fee according to your intention.