About UAQ Freezone

Umm Al Quwain Free Zone is a newly formed Free Zone. It started operation in 2014. There are more than 25 free zones in the UAE. Many are located in Dubai. However there are four free zones close by in other emirates which offer good options for forming a new business.

Umm Al Quwain Free Trade Zone is one such Free Zone located 50 minutes away from Dubai Airport in the Emirate of Umm Al Quwain. It is 6 km from Sharjah and 20 Km from Dubai. It can be approached easily from the old Emirates road as well as from the roads near the sea shore in Sharjah old town. The head office of the Umm Al Quwain Free Zone Authority is located near approach to the town of Umm Al Quwain.

Umm Al Quwain Free Zone authority is government backed autonomous arm of Umm Al Quwain emirate in the UAE which is authorized to incorporate business companies with "trade licence". Umm Al Quwain Free Zone companies enjoy the same legal status inside the UAE as any other Free Zone company in the matters of trade, contracts, imports, exports, visa and banking.

Umm Al Quwain Free Zone has been operating as an autonomous free zone. It has promise to grow rapidly in the next few years because of the advantages it offers particularly to those looking for economical set up and running costs as well as variety of licences.

Like other free zone companies Umm Al Quwain Free Zone company can be owned 100% by the foreign owners- a company or individuals, it is tax free and can import into Free Zone duty free.

This means that the Umm Al Quwain Free Zone companies engaged in international trade can release their goods and keep them as stocks meant for re-export without payment of customs duties. Umm Al Quwain Free Zone company can freely do business internationally.

Like other free zones Umm Al Quwain Free Zone company can sell goods in the local markets by using the services of a local trader. Service companies can deliver services from inside the Free Zone into UAE and to other countries.

Like any other free zone company it can use the Dubai's seaports and airports for shipment of goods by registering the company in Dubai customs to get an import code. This makes it possible to take advantage of Umm Al Quwain Free Zone's lower costs and Dubai port's services. Of course the goods released in a port say Jebel Ali port in Dubai must either stay inside or be taken out by paying customs duty to be taken to Umm Al Quwain Free Zone company.

Umm Al Quwain Free Zone company can open a bank account in a bank branch in Dubai. The company can and must take an office inside the Free Zone areas in Umm Al Quwain. The minimum office category available is 'flexi desk' in their own Business Centre. The company can take residence visas for its employees and owners who can live anywhere in the UAE

 

Finally What is special about Umm Al Quwain Free Zone

This free zone has three licences which are specially designed for needs of businessmen looking for activities not easily allowed elsewhere, for single professionals, and for most economical options. These special licences are Premium Consultancy, Micro Business, Freelancer Permit. They are shown below. Also unlike most free zones the company can be formed without owner being present in the UAE by using consultant's services.

UAQ License Activity

Commercial License(TRADING LICENSE)

- Commercial License

- General Trading License

Commercial License :

This authorizes the import, export, distribution and storing of items specified on the license. A Commercial License can have three different product lines or 10 similar product lines.

General Trading License:

This enables the licensee to trade in a wider range of activities and gives the freedom and flexibility to trade in any commodity which is permitied within the UAE.

NoteCommodities which require special approval or clearance from various UAE authorities e.g. explosives and armaments cannot be traded with a General Trading license.

Industrial License

This enables the licensee to import raw materials, then manufacture/ process / assemble / package the specified products, and export the finished product. It allows the holder to import raw materials for the purpose of manufacturing, processing and/or assembly of specified products.

Consultancy License

This is for entities which offer expert or professional advice and is issued to all manner of professionals like webdesigners, models, photographers, actors, singers, directors etc. It allows two similar activities.

Freelance Permit

This allows an individual to operate as a freelance professional, and conduct business in one's birth name as opposed to a brand name or company. The Freelance Permit is designed for individuals who operate in technology, media and film sectors, and is issued to talent roles, creative roles and selected administrative roles.

Service License

This license is for service providers. It permits the licensee to carry out the services specified on the license within the Free Zone, such as Logistics; Courier Services; Insurance Service Provider; Travel Agency; Tour Services; Car Rental etc.

Commercial

Class NumberClass Description
501001Automobile Trading
501002Buses , Trucks Trading
501003Specialized Vehicles Trading
501004Used Automobile Trading
501005Used Vehicles Trading
501006Electric Cars Trading
501007Racing Cars Trading
501008Safe Transport Specialized Vehicles Trading
501009Classic Cars Trading
503001Auto Spare Parts & Components Trading
503002Auto Accessories Trading
503003Tyres & Rims Trading
503004Used Auto Spare Parts & Requisites Trading
503005Trailers Trading
503006Batteries Trading
504001Motorcycles & Spare Parts Trading
504003Off Road Karts & Spare Parts Trading
504004Jet Ski Trading
504005Trikke Scooters Trading
504006Motorcycles Spare Parts & Accessories Trading
511003Commercial Brokers
511006Representative Office
512101Seeds Trading
512103Flowers & Plants Trading
512104Natural Herbs Trading
512105Dates Trading
512106Grains, Cereals & Legumes Trading
512111Hides Trading
512112Wool & Animal Hair Trading
512113Horns, Hooves & Animal Bones Trading
512114Fodder Trading
512117Plant & Tree Nurseries Trading
512118Animal Feed Trading
512120animal fodder supplements trading
512121Coal & Firewood Trading
512122Tanned Leathers Trading
512123Fish & Meat Wastes Trading
512124Cotton & Natural Fibers Trading
512200Food & Beverages Trading
512201Health Food Trading
Food Supplements Trading
512202Baby Food Trading
512203Snack Food Trading
512204Dairy Products Trading
512205Canned & Preserved Food Trading
512206Fresh & Chilled & Frozen Meat Trading
512207Frozen Fish & Seafood Trading
512208Salted, Preserved Fish & Seafood Trading
512209Egg Trading
512210Honey Trading
512211Sugar Trading
512212Tea Trading
512213Coffee Trading
512214Spices Trading
512215Bread & Bakery Products Trading
512216Confectionary & Chocolate Trading
512217Pastry Trading
512218Ice Cream Trading
512219Flour Trading
512220Ghee & Vegetable Oil Trading
512221Nuts Trading
512222Salt Trading
512223Mineral Water Trading
512224Soft Drinks & Carbonated Water Trading
512225Juice Trading
512227Ice Trading
512229Dried Vegetables & Fruit Trading
512230Fish & Marine Animals Trading
512231flavours & fragrances trading
512232Vegetables & Fruit Trading
513101Textile Trading
513102Blankets , Towels & Linens Trading
513104Oriental Carpets Trading
513105Carpets Trading
513106Flags & flagpoles Trading
513107Readymade Garments Trading
513108Arabwear Trading
513109Babywear Trading
513110Underwear Trading
513111Men's Garment Trading
513112Ladies' Garments Trading
513113Sports Wear Trading
513114Protective Garments & Vests Trading
513115Uniforms Trading
513116Slippers & Sandals Trading
513117Shoe Trading
513119Military cloth ware & requisites Trading
513120Garments Accessories Trading
513121Sticks & Umbrellas Trading
513122Tents , Awnings& Tarpaulins Trading
513123Threads & Yarns Trading
513124Curtains & Upholstery Fabrics Trading
513901Handbags & Leather Products Trading
513902Illustrated Magazines & Catalogues Trading
513903Books, Newspapers & Publications Trading
513904Stationery , Drawing & Writing Instruments Trading
513905Educational Aids Trading
513906Invitation & Greeting Cards Trading
513907Multi-Dimensional Images Trading (HOLOGRAM)
513908Advertising Requisites Trading
513909Films & Photography Materials Trading
513910Ceramic & Chinaware Trading
513911Household Utensils Trading
513912Cutlery & Silverware Trading
513913Cookers & Cookstoves Trading
513914Audio-Visual, Recording Equipment & Accessories Trading
513915Refrigerators , Washing Machines & Household Electrical Appliances Trd
513916Chandeliers Trading
513917Light Fittings & Fixtures Trading
513918Filters & Purification Devices Trading
513919Ventilators & Fans Trading
513920Ignition Materials Trading
513921Aircondition & Refrigeration Spare Parts Trading
513922Antennas Trading
513923Home Furniture Trading
513924Domestic Kitchen & Fixture Trading
513925Bamboo, Cane & Wicker Products Trading
513926Sponge Mattresses Trading
513927Watches & Clocks & Spare Parts Trading
513928Jewellery Trading
513929Pearls & Precious Stones Trading
513930Imitation Jewellery Trading
513931Gifts Trading
513932Crystal Products Trading
513933Toys & Games Trading
513934Novelties Trading
513935Paintings & Frames Trading
513936Artificial Flowers & Plants Trading
513938Cloth Hangers Trading
513939Wax Candles Trading
513940Old Postage Stamps & Currencies Trading
513941Sport Equipment & Articles Trading
513942Horse Equestrian Equipment & Requisites Trading
513943Fishing & Hunting Requisites Trading
513944Camping Requisites Trading
513945Suitcases & Travel Requisites Trading
513946Musical Instruments & Requisites Trading
513947Photographic Equipment & Accessories Trading
513948Dry Batteries Trading
513949Occupational Hygiene & Safety Requisites Trading
513950Saddles & Animals, Birds Training Requisites Trading
513952Bicycles & Spare Parts Trading
513956Para Pharmaceutical Products Trading
513957Medical, Surgical Articles & Requisites Trading
513958Perfumes & Cosmetics Trading
513959Agarwood & Incense Trading
513960Spectacles & Contact Lenses Trading
513961Sunglasses Trading
513962Beauty and personal care Requisites Trading
513963Baby Care Requisites Trading
513964Paper Products Trading
513965Persons with Special Needs Equipment Trading
513966Soap & Hair Care Products Trading
513969Authentic Antiques, Artefacts & Artworks Trading
514101Crude Oil Trading
514102Lubricants & Grease Trading
514103Refined Oil Products Trading
514104Fuel Trading
514105Tar & Asphalt Trading
514201Metal Ores Trading
514202Steel and Basic Steel products trading
514203Non Ferrous Metal Trading
514204Non-Manufactured Precious Metal Trading
514205Scales & Dry Measures Trading
514206Bolts, Nuts, Screws & Nails Trading
514207Agricultural Tools Trading
514208Building Hardware & Tools Trading
514209Workshop Hardware & Tools Trading
514210Metal Drums & Barrels Trading
514211Metal Cans & Containers Trading
514212Precision Dies Trading
514213Traffic Signs & Requisites Trading
514214Metal Wires Trading
514215Metal Rope trading
514217Cargo Containers Trading
514218Gas Cylinders Trading
514220Metal Alloys Trading
514300Building & Construction Materials Trading
514301Steel Bars Trading
514302Bricks Trading
514303Cement & Gypsum Trading
514304Sand, Gravel & Stones Trading
514305Building Metal Products Trading
514306Tiles & Flooring Materials Trading
514307Glass & Mirrors Trading
514308Wires & Cables Trading
514309Cement Products Trading
514310Gypsum Products Trading
514311False Ceilings Trading
514313Sanitary Ware Trading
514314Electrical Fittings Trading
514315Pre-Fabricated Houses Trading
514316Swimming Pools Trading
514317Tanks & Silos Trading
514318Pipes & Fittings Trading
514319Fibre Glass Products Trading
514320Ironmongery Trading
514321Decoration Materials & Partitions Trading
514322Wall Paper Trading
514323Metal Blinds Trading
514324Lighting Poles Trading
514325Scaffolds Trading
514326Readymix Concrete Trading
514327Fencing & Barbed Wire Trading
514328Timber Trading
514329Wooden Products Trading
514330Special Fabrics & Fibers For Construction Trading
514331Doors, Windows & other Plastic Building Products Trading
514332Building Maquettes & Models Requisites Trading
514333Fly Ash Trading
514334Crane Rails & Fixing Accessories Trading
514335Fire Resistant Doors Trading
514336Green Buildings Construction materials Trading
514337Water Heaters Trading
514338Locks & Keys Trading
514339Paint & Varnish Trading
514340Marble & Natural Stones Trading
514341Fire Fighting Pipes Trading
514342Fire Resistant & Retardant Materials Trading
514901Chemical Fertilizer Trading
514902Agricultural Pesticides Trading
514903Detergents & Disinfectants Trading
514904Industrial Solvents Trading
514906Industrial & Liquefied Natural Gas Trading
514907Tannery & Dyeing Materials Trading
514908Acids & Alkalines Trading
514909Plastic & Nylon Raw Materials Trading
514910Industrial Sponge Trading
514911Rubber Trading
514912Photography Processing Materials Trading
514913Medical Gas Trading
514914Fire Extinguishing Materials Trading
514915Ink & Printing Materials Trading
514916Non Edible Oil Trading
514917Adhesives Trading
514918Gum & Glue Trading
514919Insulation & Protection Materials Trading
514920Oilfield Chemicals Trading
514923Basic Industrial Chemicals Trading
514924Construction Chemicals Trading
514925Insecticides Trading
514926Organic Fertilizer & Plant Feed Trading
514927Ropes, Sacks & Jute Bags Trading
514928Paper Trading
514929Packing & Packaging Materials Trading
514931Waste Paper Trading
514932Scrap & Metal Waste Trading
514933Upholstery Requisites & Materials Trading
514934Sewing & Embroidery Requisites Trading
514935Plastic Bags & Containers Trading
514939Raw Materials Trading
514940Laboratories Chemicals Trading
514942Petrochemicals Trading
514943Plastic Sheets Trading
514944Aircraft Scrap & Used Spare Parts Trading
514945Water Treatment & Purification Chemicals Trading
514946Used Cooking Oils Trading
515101Computer Electric Accessories Trading
515102Computer Software Trading
515103Computer & Data Processing Requisites Trading
515104Computer Equipment & Requisites Trading
515201Blank Cassettes Trading
515202Audio Recordings Trading
515204Motion Picture & T.V. Programmes Trading (Video Shops)
515205Electrical & Electronic Appliances Spare Parts Trading
515206Telephones & Telecommunications Equipment Trading
515207Mobile Phones Trading
Mobile Phones & Accessories Trading
515208Paging Receivers Trading
515209Electronic Cards Trading
515210Electronic Precision Instruments Trading
515211Telecommunications Equipment Trading
515212Wireless Equipment & Instruments Trading
515213Satellite Receiving Equipment Trading
515214Global Positioning Systems (G.P.S) Trading
515215Visual Recordings Trading
515216SIM Trading
515901Agricultural Tractors & Machinery Trading
515902Agricultural Equipment & Accessories Trading
515903Agricultural Equipment & Machinery Spare Parts Trading
515904Workshop Equipment, Machinery & Spare Parts Trading
515905Industrial Plant Equipment & Spare Parts Trading
515906Oilfield & Natural Gas Equipment & Spare Parts Trading
515907Office Furniture Trading
515908Solar Energy Systems & Components Trading
515909Fire Fighting & Safety Equipment Trading
515910Scientific & Laboratory Equipment Trading
515911Measuring & Control Systems Trading
515912Refrigeration & Cold Storage Equipment Trading
515913Diving Equipment Trading
515914Radio, T.V. Stations, Cinema & Theatre Equipment Trading
515915Construction Equipment & Machinery Trading
515916Air-Condition Trading
515917Construction Equipment & Machinery Spare Parts Trading
515918Heavy Equipment & Machinery Spare Parts Trading
515919Beauty & Personal Care Equipment Trading
515920Handling, Loading & Lifting Equipment Trading
515921Animal & Poultry Farms Equipment Trading
515922Vending Machines Trading
515923Water Desalination Equipment Trading
515924Bricks Making Equipment Trading
515925Painting Equipment Trading
515926Bakeries & Flour Mills Equipment Trading
515927Water Treatment Equipment Trading
515928Water Cooling & Heating Equipment Trading
515929Printing Equipment & Instruments Trading
515930Lighting Equipment & Requisites Trading
515931Catering Equipment Trading
515932City Cleaning Equipment Trading
515933Building Cleaning Equipment Trading
515934Sea Cleaning Equipment Trading
515935Environment Protection Equipment Trading
515936Laundry & Dry Cleaning Equipment Trading
515937Auto Washing Equipment Trading
515938Office Equipment Trading
515939Shop, Office Equipment & Fittings Trading
515940Packing & Packaging Equipment Trading
515941Well Drilling Equipment Trading
515942Pest Control Equipment Trading
515943Airport Equipment Trading
515944Garden Equipment Trading
515945Sports Fields &halls Equipment Trading
515946Schools, Hospitals & Laboratories Furniture Trading
515947Medical, Surgical Equipment & Instruments Trading
515948Veterinary Equipment & Instruments Trading
515949Structural Wire Rope Systems Trading
515950Sewing Machines & Spare Parts Trading
515951Lifts, Escalators & Spare Parts Trading
515952Pumps, Engines, Valves & Spare Parts Trading
515953Calculators & Spare Parts Trading
515954Type Writers, Photocopiers & Spare Parts Trading
515955Power Generation, Transmission & Distribution Equipment Trading
515956Automatic Gates & Barriers Trading
515957Irrigation Equipment & Requisites Trading
515958Engineering Designing Instruments Trading
515959Security Control & Alarm Equipment Trading
515960Green Houses & Equipment Trading
515963Meat & Fish Processing Equipment & Machinery Trading
515964Spinning & Weaving Equipment & Spare Parts Trading
515965Electronic Games & Amusement Centre Equipment Trading
515967Ships & Boats Trading
515968Light Aircrafts Trading
515969Ship & Boats Spare Parts & Components Trading
515970Aircraft Spare Parts & Components Trading
515971Kids Rides & Games Trading
515972Trains Spare Parts & Components Trading
515973Aquarium & Display Cases Trading
515974Engines & Machinery Spare Parts Trading
515975Blast Furnaces & Smelters Trading
515976Inspection, Testing Equipment & Devices Trading
515977Central Ventilators & Air-Filters Trading
515978Ports & Marine Guide Equipment Trading
515979Photographic processing Equipement Trading
515980Cleanroom Systems Trading
515981Monetary & Banking Equipment Trading
515982Gliders, Sailplanes & Spare Parts Trading
515985Security Devices, Equipment Trading
515986Franking Machines Trading
515987Magnctic Technology Equipment Trading
515988Plate Heat Exchangers Trading
515989Petrol Station Equipment Trading
515990Carbon Control Systems Trading
515999Aircrafts & Helicopters Trading
519003Caps & Lids Trading
519004Glass Bottles Trading
519005Smelters & Furnaces Refractory Materials Trading
519006Airline Inflight Prorducts Trading
519007Vehicles & Mobile Phones Numbers Trading
519009Carbon Credits Trading
519010Laboratories Tools & Requisites Trading
519011Fibre Optic Products & Requisites Trading
519012Astronomy Equipment Trading
519013Specialized Photographic Equipment & Processing Materials Trading
519014Dry Ice Trading
524001Used Furniture Trading
524002Used Jewellery Trading
524003Used Electrical & Electronic Appliances Trading
524004Used Household Utensils Trading
524005Used Building Machinery & Equipment Trading
524006Used Heavy Equipment & Machinary Trading
524007Used Cloth & Personal Items Trading
524008Used Tyres Trading
525101Foodstuff E-Trading
525102Garments, Textiles & Gifts E-Trading
525103Publications and media Materials E-Trading
525104Household, Professional & Personal Goods E-Trading
525105Vehicles and transport means E-Trading
525106Equipment E-Trading
525107Jewellery & Precious Stones E-Trading
513955Medicinal Chemical Trading
749946Event Managment


General Trading

521904General Trading
E-Commerce

Consultancy

Class NumberClass Description
672004Insurance Consultancy
721001Computer Consultancy
721002Network Consultancy
721003Information Technology Consultancy
721004Internet Consultancy
722901Computer Software House
722903Web-Design
722906Computer Graphic Design Consultancy
724003Portal
731002Environmental Consultancy
731004Renewable Energy Consultancy
809016Educational Consultancy
741301Marketing Consultancy
Marketing Research & Consultancy
741302Marketing Management
741405Management Consultancy
741406Human Resources Consultancy
741407Quality & Standardization Consultancy
741413Facilities Management Consultancy
741414Waste Management & Recycling Consultancy
741416Spa & Fitness Clubs Consultancy
741417Project Development Consultancy
741422Food, Health food & Dairy Consultancy
741423Agricultural Consultancy
741428Fire Safety Consultancy
742103Construction Engineering Consultancy
742107Ports Engineering Consultancy
742110Interior Design Consultancy
742122Mechanical Engineering Consultancy
742138Projects Management Engineering&Technical Feasibility Studies Consultancy
Project Management Consultancy
742145Hydrographic Engineering Surveying Consultancy
742161Noise Control, Vibration & Acoustics Consultancy
742163Vertical & Horizontal Transportation Systems Consultancy
742166Green Buildings Consultancy
742167Science & Technology Consultancy
742170Architectural Design Consultancy
742172Marine Projects Consultancy
742173Energy Projects Consultancy
742206Safety Consultancy
743001Advertising Consultancy
Media Consultancy
749915Hotel Management Consultancy
8519-15Health Awareness Consultancy
Event Management Consultancy
851903Dieting & Weight Control Consultancy
921409Fine Arts Consultancy
924122Sport Consultancy
722904Internet Content Provider
729001Public Networking Consultancy
741401Transport Consultancy
741402Feasibility Studies Consultancy
741408Information Studies & Consultancy
741409Technical Installations Consultancy
741410Hotel Consultancy
741415Public relations Management
741421Heritage Consultancy
742111Landscaping Engineering Consultancy
742120Electronic Engineering Consultancy
742129Mining & Mines Equipment Engineering Consultancy
742144Products Design Consultancy
749905Films Translating & Subtitling
749909Call Centers
749911Surveying & Evaluating
749912Exhibition Organizing
749914Fashion Designing
749918Theater & Cinema Management
749920Facilities Management
749921Fashion Shows Organizing
749922Conferences & Seminars Organizing
749924Auctions Organizing
749926Documents Storage
749928Non-Commercial Information
749929Sport clubs & facilities management
749936Credit Rating
749943Children With Special Needs Parents' Consultancy
749947Real Estate Exhibition Organizing
749948Jewellery Designing
749950Intellectual Property Rights Management
749951Educational Facilities Management
921401Wedding Parties Organizing
921409Fine Arts Consultancy
921415Music Consultancy
749968Immigration Consultancy
742171Buildings Electrical Engineering Consultancy
741420Sourcing and Procurement Consultancy
742179Buildings Energy Efficiency Consultancy
741419Cost Control & Risk Management Consultancy
Beauty Advisors
741427Customs Consultancy
732000Research & Experimental Development On Social Science
732002Educational Technologies Research & Development
749206Security Studies & Consultancy

Freelancers

Class NumberClass Description
Actor
Aerial Shoot Photographer
Animator
Apparel Designer
Artist
Audio / Sound Engineer
Cameraman
Choreographer
Commentators
Composer
Content Provider
Copywriter
Costume Designer
Critics
Director: Film, Television, Music, Theatre
Editor: Publishing
Events Planner
Fashion Stylist
Fashion Artist
Fashion Designer
Furniture Designer
Graphic Designer
Jewelry Designer
Journalist
Lighting Technician
Makeup Artist
Music Director
Musician
New Media Specialist
Photographer
Photojournalist
Presenter (TV/Radio)
Print Media Specialist
Producer
PR Specialist
Scriptwriter
Set and Exhibit Designer
Special Effects Producer
Speech-language Pathologists
Translator
Writer
Web Designer
Wardrobe Stylist

Premium Consultancy

Class NumberClass Description
630318Aviation Consultancy
671901Investment Consultancy
671912Mortgage Consultancy
741102Legal Consultancy
741404Real Estate Consultancy
741411Tourism Consultancy
741426Logistics Consultancy
742109Oil & Natural Gas Exploration Consultancy
742132Chemical & Oil Engineering Consultancy
742133Oil Refining Engineering Consultancy
742142Oil Exploration Engineering Consultancy
742156Gas Extraction Engineering Consultancy
630309Aircraft Classification
630311Civil Aviation Information
630305Vessel Classification

Premium Commercial

Class NumberClass Description
521911Ship Chandlers
611005Ship Charter
630901Freight Broker
659901Investment in Commercial Enterprises & Management
659902Investment in Industrial Enterprises & Management
659903Investment in Agricultural Enterprises & Management
659906Investment in Oil & Natural Gas Projects
659909Investment in Sport Enterprises & Development
659910Investment in Water Enterprises & Development
659918Investment in Retail Trade Enterprises & Management
659914Investment in Healthcare Enterprises & Development
659916Investment in Educational Enterprises & Management
659917Investment in Tourist Enterprises & Management
611006Barges & Tugs Charter
611007Sea Freight & Passengers Charters
622001Aircraft & Requisites Chartering
622002Private Airplane Charter
622003Air Freight & Passengers Charters
630310Ship Management & Operation
630314Airplane Management & Operation
630301Ports Management
630303Vessels Inspection

UAQ Payment Packages

LICENSE PACKAGE

ItemCommercial License (AED)Consultancy License (AED)General Trading License (AED)Premium Consultancy License (AED)Micro Business License (AED)Freelance Permit (AED)
REGISTRATION2,0002,0002,0002,0002,0002,000
LICENSE2,5002,5009,50014,5002,5002,500
PREMIUM OFFICE16,00016,00016,00016,000N/AN/A
ADDRESS SERVICESN/AN/AN/AN/A9,0009,000
Consultancy Service Charge5,0005,0005,0005,0005,0005,000
Total25,50025,50032,50037,50018,50018,500
VISA ELIGIBILITY2 VISAS2 VISAS3 VISAS3 VISASNO VISAS1 VISAS

Note:
  • Additional Cost : Pre Approval ( AED : 1,000) & VISA ( AED : 4,000 ) Excluding Cost of Medical & Emirates ID Card.
  • The Above fee is for the first year including Registration. License and Premium Facility ( Flexi Desk).
  • All Nationalities can apply except israel, furthermore its best for bangladeshi investors to get UAE investor visa for bangladesh national under this license but conditional to Pre Approval from Ministry of Interior.
  • Registration Chargers are not Applicable for Annual Renewals
  • Consultancy Fee 5,000
UAQ Timeline
Step 1

Day 1

Submit application to EBMS BUSINESS SERVICES and make payment.

Step 2

Day 3

Company name reservation is carried out at UAQ FTZ by EBMS BUSINESS SERVICES (EBMS). Your dedicated telephone number is activated and the details are provided to you directly by myOffice Business Center along with details of your address.

Step 3

Day 4

Incorporation Documents will be submitted to UAQ FTZ by EBMS BUSINESS SERVICES (EBMS)

Step 4

Day 5

Trade License released by the Free Zone and a scanned copy of the original will be sent to you via email

Step 5

Day 6

Original Trade License, Certificate of Incorporation, Lease Agreement, Memorandum of Association and Articles of Association*

Step 6

Day 20

Company Immigration Card issued by Umm Al Quwain Immigration. You may apply for your visa at this point.

Step 7

Day 20

Complete and submit visa application forms and attested degree certificate (if applicable) and Emirates ID Card information (if applicable) to EBMS and make payment

NB - if you are currently overstaying in the country, your visa application will not be accepted by UAQ Immigration

Step 8

Day 25

Entry Visa issued (Pink Colored Visa) and a copy emailed to you

Should you be outside the country when the visa is issued, please provide us with your flight details so we can drop your visa at Dubai airport for a fee of AED 250.

Step 9

Day 26

Original Entry Visa available for collection at EBMS offices

Carry out change of status (In/Out Stamp) either by exiting and re-entering the country i.e. by driving to the Hatta/Oman border (if applicable), or by submitting your passport, original entry visa and payment to EBMS to carry out the same without having to leave the country.

If the change of status is completed within the 30 day grace period following the cancellation of your previous residency visa you will not incur any overstay fines.

If any overstay fines that you may be incurring will continue until you complete the change of status.

Should you be outside the country when the visa is issued, and are not from one of the 48 countries that are granted a visa on arrival, and are entering the UAE on your new entry visa, which will constitute your change of status, please be sure to contact your airline prior to travelling, as many airlines will need to see a copy of your entry visa prior to travel in order to verify the same and then upload a copy of the visa onto their system, and provide you with an ‘OK to Board’. The same would apply if you are inside the country when the visa is issued, and plan to exit the country with your visa in hand, and then re-enter the UAE by air.

If you are inside the country when your visa is issued, you must execute your change of status or exit the country prior to the expiry of your current visa conditions i.e. the expiry of your visit visa or tourist visa or grace period following the cancellation of your previous residency visa etc.

Please note that in order to proceed with your in country change of status, you may be required to carry out an eye scan at the immigration office in Umm Al Quwain.

Once you have carried out your change of status you will NOT be able to exit the country until your residency visa process has been completed

Step 10

Day 27

Proceed to Al Baraha Hospital in Dubai for your Visa Medical and Emirates ID Card procedure.

Step 11

Day 28

Collect Medical Results at Al Baraha.

NB: For Pakistani and Afghani nationals, you will need to collect your medical result in person. Prior to collecting your medical result, you will be required to take a vaccination for polio.

Step 12

Day 28

Deliver the following to our EBMS offices: Original Passport, Original Visa, Original Medical Results, Original Emirates ID Card receipt

Step 13

Day 33

Passport is released by Immigration stamped with Residency Visa and a copy emailed to you.

Step 14

Day 34

Passport available for collection at EBMS offices.

PRESENT

Please contact us for timelines and costs for urgent processing

Please Note:
  • The above timelines correlate to working days not calendar days.
  • Please add between 6 to 20 days if visa pre-approval is required.
  • The above timelines are collated based on the average processing times over the previous 3 months and hence are not exact and in reality may be shorter or longer.
  • Applications are submitted for processing and indicated timelines commence upon realization of payment.
  • The cut-off time for documents to be submitted/received, and payments to be received/realized is 1pm, anything received after this time will be considered towards the following working day.
  • As all visa applications have to be submitted to the Free Zone and Immigration with the original forms signed by the applicant, hence all visa applications submitted to EBMS BUSINESS SERVICES at any time will always be considered towards the following working day.
  • During periods in and around Ramadan, days of mourning, Eid and other National and Religious Holidays the indicated timelines are likely to become subject to delays.
  • Any overstay fines will have to be paid prior to your entry visa being issued. Furthermore at the time of paying your overstay fines, you will incur an admin fee of AED 250.
  • For Pakistani and Afghani nationals, you will need to collect your Medical Result in Person. Prior to collecting your Medical Result, you will be required to take a Vaccination for Polio.
  • The Visa process for certain nationalities considered marginal may take longer than the indicated timelines.
  • Should you be outside the country when the visa is issued, and are not from one of the 48 countries that are granted a visa on arrival, and are entering the UAE on your new entry visa, which will constitute your change of status, please be sure to contact your airline prior to travelling, as many airlines will need to see a copy of your entry visa prior to travel in order to verify the same and then upload a copy of the visa onto their system, and provide you with an 'OK to Board'. The same would apply if you are inside the country when the visa is issued, and plan to exit the country with your visa in hand, and then re-enter the UAE by air.
  • If you are a national of one of the Schengen countries (France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Spain etc - please contact us for a full list of the same) you will be granted a 90 day visa on arrival to the UAE which is not extendable. Please note however that once you exit the UAE, you will need to stay out of the country for a period of 90 days before you can re-enter on another visa on arrival.
  • Furthermore when you are entering the country on your new entry visa, please ensure you carry out your eye scan at the airport on arrival, and ensure the immigration official stamps the entry visa as well as your passport. Do NOT enter on your egate card.
  • Change of status (in/out stamp) would need to be carried out prior to proceeding for your Emirates ID Card and medical examination
  • If you have lost/surrendered your Emirates ID and don't have a copy of both sides, kindly submit a copy of your passport with the previous visa and 1 passport sized photo to an authorized Emirates ID Authority Typing Centre. They will then forward the same to the Emirates ID Authority with a request to obtain your previous Emirates ID Card number which will be required in order to type the Emirates ID Card renewal application. The response time for obtaining the previous Emirates ID Card number from the Emirates ID Authority normally takes less than 1 business day.
  • Please note that we are legally obliged to keep the applicant notified of all steps and progress reports concerning their visa process and release the visa and passport directly to them unless they instruct us otherwise. We will not be able to release the passport or visa to anyone else, including the company owner/s, unless expressly directed to do so by the applicant.

UAQ Other Service Charges

NOC Letters/ Certificates

What is the Letter Sent to a Bank?

- No objection letter sent to a bank to open a company account

- To whomsoever it may concern

Required Documents

- Signed and sealed application form you get from the website

- Copy of valid passport including visa page

- Copy of valid trade license

Fees

Kind of feesFees
Certificate of incorporating external business100 AED

What is the certificate of incorporating external business?

It's a non-objection certificates that allows you to start business inside the United Arab Emirates

Required Documents

- Signed and sealed application form you get from the website

- Copy of valid passport including visa page

- Copy of valid trade license

Fees

Kind of fees Fees
Certificate of incorporating external business 100 AED

What is a Police Report?

- It is a certificate issued from AFZ to the Police Station to get an original document loss certificate

Required Documents

- Signed and sealed application form you get from the website

- Copy of valid passport including visa page

- Copy of valid trade license

- Copy of the lost document

Fees

Kind of feesFees
Police report100 AED

What is Passport Loss Certificate?

- It is a certificate issued from AFZ to THE Consulate for issuing a new passport in case of lost or stolen passport

Required Documents

- Signed and sealed application form you get from the website

- Copy of valid passport including visa page

- Copy of valid trade license

Fees

Kind of feesFees
Passport Loss Certificate100 AED

What is "Letter To Embassy/Consulate"?

- It is a No Objection Certificate sent to Embassy/Consulate for work/travel to another country

Required Documents

- Signed and sealed application form you get from the website

- Copy of valid passport including visa page

- Copy of valid trade license

Fees

Kind of fees Fees
Letter to embassy 50 AED

What is "Letter to Etisalat"?

- It is a letter for getting phone, fax and internet line, at the company cost

Required Documents

- Signed and sealed application form you get from the website

- Copy of valid trade license

Fees

Kind of feesFees
Letter to Etisalat50 AED

What is "Salary Certificate"?

- It is a letter including salary of the employee working for a company existing in the Free Zone

Required Documents

- Signed and sealed application form you get from the website

- Copy of valid passport including visa page

- Copy of valid trade license

- Copy of employee employment contract (staff and workers)

Fees

Kind of fees Fees
Salary Certificate 50 AED

What is "Letter to Traffic Department"?

- It is a No Objection Certificate sent to Traffic Department to get/change a driving license and to register the vehicle

Required Documents

- Signed and sealed application form you get from the website

- Copy of valid passport including visa page

- Copy of valid trade license

Fees

Kind of fees Fees
Letter to Traffic Department 50 AED

What is Share Certificate" Free Zone establishment"?

- It is a certificate issued to one partner

Required Documents

- Signed and sealed application form you get from the website

- Copy of valid passport including visa page

- Copy of valid trade license

Fees

Kind of feesFees
Share Certificate" Free Zone establishment"100 AED

What is Certificate of Shares "Free Zone Establishment"?

- It is a certificate stating shares of each partner in the company

Required Documents

- Signed and sealed application form you get from the website

- Copy of valid passport including visa page

- Copy of valid trade license

- Copy of Company Articles of Association

Fees

Kind of fees Fees
Certificate of Shares "Free Zone establishment" 100 AED

What is "Customs Code Certificate"?

- It is a certificate enabling you to enter the Airport Free Zone, Duty Free or even Port or Customs

Required Documents

- Signed and sealed application form you get from the website

- Copy of valid passport including visa page

- Copy of valid trade license

- Copy of Company Articles of Association

Fees

Kind of fees Fees
Customs Code Certificate

50 AED

Important Information

  • All procedures, timelines and costs are valid at the time of printing, however may become subject to change without notice.
  • Company documentation (Trade Licenses etc.) are issued from UAQ FTZ and Visas are issued from Umm Al Quwain Immigration. Please note the registered address for your new company will be in Umm Al Quwain, as per what will appear on your Trade License and what will feature on your company stamp and furthermore should be used on all official company correspondence i.e. contracts, invoices etc.
  • Any payments received by EBMS BUSINESS SERVICES towards any product or service are non-refundable unless agreed otherwise. This condition is valid even if the payment received isn't for the full amount of the service or product subscribed for and/or the customer has yet to provide EBMS BUSINESS SERVICES with all the correct documentary requirements for said product or service.
  • Please note the prices quoted in this proposal are specific to the products and services mentioned, they do not include any ancillary services i.e. driving license transfers, liquor license, dependents visas etc. - please contact us if you would like pricing and procedures for the same.
  • Business Center services are provided by the Business Center under their Department of Economic Development (DED) License. These services aren't provided directly by EBMS BUSINESS SERVICES
  • With regard to your dedicated phone number with the Business Centre, please note that a call forwarding charge is applicable e.g. when they receive a call on your dedicated phone number and forward the call to your mobile.
  • Printing and photocopying at the Business Centre is also chargeable.
  • Furthermore should you wish to use the 'honesty bar' at the Business Centre you will need to lodge a credit card with them as security, and settle your bill daily. Please note only hot beverages are complimentary i.e. tea and coffee everything else is chargeable.
  • With regard to meeting rooms hours and days at the internet café, no partial bookings are accepted, i.e. a half hour meeting room booking will be viewed as 1 hour, and similarly if you use the internet café for 2 hours it will be viewed as 1 day. Furthermore if for example 2 of you are using the internet café on the same day and occupying 2 desks, that will count as 2 days usage. Furthermore desk space cannot be shared; you can only have 1 person occupying 1 desk. If you would like additional meeting room hours and/or internet café days you may approach the Business Centre and pay them the applicable rates directly. Also please note that desk usage at the internet café is on a first come first serve basis, and meeting rooms need to be booked in advance and are subject to availability. Unused meeting room hours or Internet café days cannot be rolled over to the following month.
  • Any regular mail received will be kept for 60 calendar days and will be discarded thereafter if not collected. Any parcels received will carry a handling fee of AED 100 per item in addition to any applicable customs fees; parcels will be discarded after 21 calendar days if not collected.
  • The PO Box details that appear on your trade license can NOT be used to receive any mail or packages in your name or in the name of any of your employees or in the name of your company; any mail or packages sent to this PO Box will be destroyed.
  • In order to secure a utility bill in your personal name you will need to lease residential premises in the UAE, and in order to secure a utility bill in your company name you will need to lease physical permanent office space in the Free Zone.
  • Companies registered with UAQ FTZ are permitted to carry out their business activities within the Free Zone or outside the UAE. Should the company wish to conduct business activities within the UAE, they should either establish a local branch office or transact through a local commercial agent or local distributor.
  • If the UAQ FTZ Company is to be owned by a British Virgin Islands (BVI) Company or a branch of a BVI Company, the BVI Company documents will need to be attested by the UAE Embassy in the UK followed by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in the UAE.
  • The EBMS BUSINESS SERVICES package (Support Services and company registration) is valid for one year starting from the commencement date on the Trade License and both must be renewed annually.
  • Please note that you will not be able to secure an independent physical PO Box in Dubai with Empost for your Company.
  • Should you subscribe to a PO Box with Empost for your company, pleased be informed that you will not be able to cancel the PO Box unless you also close down your company.
  • With regard to the access to our banking contacts, EBMS BUSINESS SERVICES will simply provide a list of banking contacts, after which the onus is on the client to contact the banking representative directly and organize a meeting at a time and venue of the client and banking representative's choosing. EBMS BUSINESS SERVICES aren't involved beyond providing the list of banking contacts, furthermore EBMS BUSINESS SERVICES do not provide any assurances that the company bank account will be successfully opened or how long it will take for the bank account to be opened, the onus is on the client to liaise with the banking representative and satisfy the requirements and protocols of the bank in order to successfully open and maintain their company bank account. Please note that the client is not obliged to open their company bank account through our banking contacts, and is free to utilize their own banking accounts at any bank of their choosing.
  • If any of the Shareholders and/or Directors cannot personally be present in the UAE to open the company Bank Account, an attested Board Resolution and/or Power of Attorney from all of the absent Shareholders and/or Directors will need to be submitted in order to complete the bank account opening procedure. Please contact us for drafts and further details on the same.
  • In order to keep your company bank account active, you will need to visit your bank annually with your original renewed trade License and present it to the bank for sighting, this must be carried out on or before the expiry date of your current Trade License.
  • All company related documentation must be signed using a blue pen and submitted to EBMS BUSINESS SERVICES in original. No scanned/photo copies will be accepted
  • You will not be able to start your company, or apply for your immigration card or your visa in UAQ FTZ, if you are overstaying in the country either on a visit visa or expired visa or after your previous residency visa has been cancelled.
  • An original authorization letter should be submitted in favour of a EBMS BUSINESS SERVICES PRO at the time of incorporation in order to represent you for setting up your newly established company at UAQ FTZ, authorise him/her to receive the company incorporation documents, visas and passports.
  • The minimum salary required to sponsor dependents in Umm Al Quwain is AED 3000.
  • The original trade license will be required to be submitted to the Free Zone at the time of renewal.
  • To be eligible to apply for an investor visa you need to hold a minimum of 75 shares in the company.
  • The Free Zone does not issue a labor card
  • With regard to the company setup via EBMS BUSINESS SERVICES, the client is obliged to maintain EBMS BUSINESS SERVICES as their agent for the lifetime the company remains in existence, and are not permitted to transact their company license renewal or any other process pertaining to their company individually or via another agent or via the Free Zone at any time unless otherwise agreed by EBMS BUSINESS SERVICES
  • Should you fail to renew your trade license at least 45 days prior to its expiry, all services from the Free Zone will be suspended i.e. you will not be able to apply for any visas or NOC's etc until you carry out the renewal.
  • Should payment for the renewal of the EBMS BUSINESS SERVICES package (Support Services and Company Registration) not be made by the expiry date of the company Trade License, all services will be discontinued including any telephone number you have subscribed for. Any reconnection of the telephone number once it has been disconnected which will become subject to a charge of AED 350. Furthermore you will be charged a penalty of AED 100 per day after the date of expiry until you either renew the EBMS BUSINESS SERVICES package or complete the closing/cancellation procedure, you will also be liable to pay any applicable government fees i.e. closing/cancelling fees and late fees for closing/cancelling after the expiry date of the license, or late fees for renewing your license after the expiry date of the license as well as any license amendment fees if the Licensing Authority has re-allocated your office space due to renewal of the license after the expiry date.
  • You will be required to settle upfront in full any pending instalments at the time of cancellation of your license. Furthermore you will need to pay AED 5,000 to cancel the Trade license and up to AED 2,000 to cancel each employment visa and related dependent visas under the company. Please note the above is applicable providing all cancellations take place during the Trade License validity period - should any of the above take place after the Trade License has expired, late fees will also be incurred. You will also need to return to EBMS BUSINESS SERVICES all your original company formation documents even if they are expired, so please don't destroy or misplace any of these documents as otherwise you will need to submit a police report and pay an additional AED 2,000 at the time of cancellation.
  • A license should not be cancelled if it still holds corporate bank accounts in the UAE and abroad, as well as if the company has outstanding loans, creditors, and it holds assets in the UAE and abroad.
  • You will not be able to simply let your Trade License or visas lapse, you will be required to cancel the company license and cancel the visas under the company as well as cancel any related dependent visas.
  • In addition to the relevant late renewal penalties imposed by the Free Zone, the cancellation fees also apply to expired licenses.
  • The company Immigration Card needs to also be renewed annually; should the company Immigration Card not be renewed, a penalty of AED 1500 will be applicable for the first month after expiry and AED 200 per subsequent month.
  • You will need to cancel all dependent visas before you will be allowed to cancel your own visa.
  • The company immigration card needs to also be renewed annually; should the company immigration card not be renewed, a penalty of AED 1,500 will be applicable for the first month after expiry and AED 200 for every subsequent month.
  • If you would like to amend your Trade License i.e. to add or remove shareholders the amendment fee is AED 5,500. Furthermore all shareholders (Buyer & Seller) are required to visit FTZ to sign the amendment documents in presence of the free zone official.
  • If you have opted to take the multiple license option, you will be charged the same amount for the additional license in subsequent years as you paid in Year 1.
  • If you have opted for a Premium office Facility and need to apply for visas under the company, you will need to ensure that the office is furnished to the level of a functional and operational office in order to satisfy Immigration when they visit the office to carry out an inspection. Please contact us for further details on the same.
  • Visa applicants holding Sri Lankan, Ethiopian, and Indonesian passports will need to carry out a medical in their home country and have the results attested by the UAE Consulate in their home country as well prior to applying for their visa.
  • License pre-approval can take up to 30 working days or more depending on the nationality and place of birth of the applicant and is valid for 10 working days once granted.
  • Visa transfers aren't permitted, even if it's from another Free Zone.
  • In order to maintain your UAE residency, you will need to enter the country at least once every 180 calendar days.
  • Your residency visa and those of your employees and dependents are valid for 2 years and Investors are valid for 3 years, please note that you will not be sent any reminder from EBMS BUSINESS SERVICES prior to the expiry of the residency visas, you will need to contact EBMS BUSINESS SERVICESyourselves at least 30 working days before the residency visas expire to commence the renewal process.
  • To enter the port or free zone area you will need a free zone entry permit and in order to obtain this you will need to have a visa under the company
  • Visas will not be able to be cancelled unless all traffic fines have been paid.
  • Shareholders above the age of 60 are required to take an "Investor" position on their visa.
  • In order to be a shareholder and/or Manager and/or employee for an UAQ, you will need to be over the age of 21.
  • If any of the shareholders or the manager is an Emirati National, we will need a copy of their 'Jinsiya' and their Emirates ID Card.
  • When sponsoring dependents, the documents provided to immigration i.e. birth certificates and marriage certificates will need to be attested by the UAE Embassy in the country of residence and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Dubai and then legally translated to Arabic. Please contact us for further clarification on this procedure.
  • Women will be able to sponsor dependents (spouse, children, housemaid etc.) provided they can prove their eligibility to Umm Al Quwain immigration to sponsor the dependent.
  • Neither stepchildren nor adopted children nor children out of wedlock can be sponsored by the respective stepparent/adoptive/biological parent.
  • Hand-written NOC's will not be accepted; all NOC's should be typed.
  • If you are carrying more than 1 passport, please ensure you inform a EBMS BUSINESS SERVICESrepresentative of the same. Furthermore please note that you will be unable to travel on your 2nd passport (the one not submitted towards your visa process) whilst your visa application is in process.
  • If your normal passport which holds your valid UAE residence visa has run out of pages and/or expired, you will not be permitted to enter UAE on a temporary passport. You will need to wait till your new normal passport has been issued and then travel carrying both your new passport as well as your previous passport which holds your valid UAE residence visa.
  • Once you completed your change of status you will NOT be able to travel outside of the UAE until your passport has been stamped with your residency visa.
  • If you have visited Kish, Queshm or Iran at any time within the last 6 months, you will have to wait 6 months from the date of your departure from Kish, Queshm or Iran before you can apply for your UAE residency visa.
  • If the application for your entry visa is rejected as a result of not clearing 'security approval', you will be ineligible to apply for and secure a tourist visa in the future. This does not apply to nationals of the 48 countries who are granted visas on arrival.
  • If you have overstayed on your current UAE visa (visit visa, visa on arrival or cancelled residence visa); you will need to exit the country in order for your new entry visa to be issued, your new entry visa will not be issued in country.
  • If you are a national of one of the Schengen countries (France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Spain etc - please contact us for a full list of the same) you will be granted a 90 day visa on arrival to the UAE which is not extendable. Please note however that once you exit the UAE, you will need to stay out of the country for a period of 90 days before you can re-enter on another visa on arrival.
  • Hand-written passports are not accepted; all passport copies submitted should be electronic/typed passports.
  • In order to be a shareholder or Manager of a company or apply for visas (both for the entry visa and when the passport is submitted for residency stamping) your passport should be valid for a minimum of 6 months. Furthermore you should hold a standard/normal passport, travel documents are not permitted nor are 'non-commercial' passports.
  • Please contact us for the requirements and a list of the permitted nationalities that are able to apply for visas as 'housemaids'.
  • Restrictions currently exist for passport holders from the following countries to obtain employment/investor visas on the company (they can however still obtain visas as spouses or children): Bangladesh, Iran (also to act as company shareholder) and Israel (also to act as a company shareholder).
  • In order to secure a customs code (import/export code), the Manager on the License must have a valid UAE residency visa.
  • If your place of birth is Algeria, Iran or Israel or any other restricted nationalities but carry a passport from a different country, you can apply for an employment/investor visa however will be subject to visa pre-approval.
  • If your place of birth and/or nationality on your passport is from any of the following countries you will be required to carry out a visa pre-approval: Iraq, Libya, Lebanon, Syria, Sudan, Afghanistan, Tanzania, Kenya, Algeria, Tunisia, Morocco, Palestine, Ethiopia, Egypt, Nigerian, Somalia, and Yemen. Please contact us for up to date information as the list can become subject to change without prior notice.
  • If your place of birth and/or nationality on your passport is from the following countries and if you do not have a UAE residence visa you will not be permitted to apply for the trade license: Turkey, Libya, Lebanon, Sudan, Kenya, Iran, Algeria, Yemen. Please contact us for up to date information as the list can become subject to change without prior notice.
  • 'Visa applicants who were formerly on Servant/Maid visa will have to provide an attested high school or degree certificate for the employment visa to be processed, approvals however are dependent on the Immigration department and there is a risk of rejection."
  • For Pakistani and Afghani nationals, you will need to collect your medical result in person. Prior to collecting your medical result, you will be required to take a vaccination for polio.
  • The timeframe as to the issuance of your Emirates ID Card is not something we have control over and cannot be expedited by us - it is at the discretion of the Emirates ID Authority. The current timeframe for the issuance of Emirates ID Cards is 10 to 15 working days after your residency visa has been issued.
  • Please note that if you have never held a previous driving license in the UAE, you will need to visit Umm Al Quwain to either transfer your overseas driving license (if applicable) or take your driving lessons and test.
  • The words 'Gas', 'Group', 'Capital', 'Medical' or 'Limited' are not permitted as part of the Company Name, nor are the names of Cities or Countries. Furthermore, numerical characters are also not permitted to be as part of the company name i.e. '1 FZE' is not allowed however 'One FZE' is allowed. In cases you would like to use initials in the company name 'ABC FZE' is not allowed however 'A.B.C. FZE' is allowed.
  • Whilst UAQ FTZ accommodate a wide range of business activities, similar to what is offered by Dubai Department of Economic Development (DED), however certain activities aren't permitted i.e. "Commercial Brokers", "Insurance Brokers" and "Tobacco Trading", please contact us for an up to date list as the list can become subject to change without notice.
  • For visa applications, male applicants should have a minimum age 21 and the female applicants should have a minimum age 30. The maximum age limit for both is 60 years old.

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