SHAMS Free Zone

ESTABLISHMENT CARD (IMMIGRATION CARD) 3 YEARS validity

Up to 6 Visas available with smart Office

VISA validity 3 years

Shams Business Activities

Shams License allows a company to operate its business within Shams Free Zone for a number of activities. Below are type of Shams Licenses available:

Commercial Trading License

Allows the client to import, export, distribute, consolidate and store items specified in the license.

General Trading License

Allows the client to import, export, distribute, consolidate and store items of a diversified, unlimited and unrelated number of products (multiple products).

Holding Company License

Allows the client to hold standalone assets and/or stakes in other companies.

Activity Type 1: Services / Consultancy License starts with Dhs. 11,600 (No visa package)

Activity Type 2: General Trading License: Dhs. 16,500 (No Visa package)

 

Details

Activity

Rates

Frequency

0 Visa*

Activity Type 1

Dhs. 11,600

Annual

Activity Type 2

Dhs. 16,500

1 Visa

Activity Type 1

Dhs. 16,600

Annual

Activity Type 2

Dhs. 21,600

2 Visa

Activity Type 1

Dhs. 18,200

Annual

Activity Type 2

Dhs. 23,200

3 Visa

Activity Type 1

Dhs. 19,800

Annual

Activity Type 2

Dhs. 24,800

4 Visa

Activity Type 1

Dhs. 21,400

Annual

Activity Type 2

Dhs. 26,400

5 Visa

Activity Type 1

Dhs. 23,000

Annual

Activity Type 2

Dhs. 28,000

6 Visa

Activity Type 1

Dhs. 24,600

Annual

Activity Type 2

Dhs. 29,600

 

*Immigration Card and Facilities are not included in the no visa package.

External approvals will be charged separately

Shared desk facility is provided with visa packages

Additional allocation of visas will be Dhs. 1600 per visas

Immigration Card fee is Dhs. 1600 (3 years Validity) 

Visa cost is charged extra and is Dhs. 3500 per visa valid for 3 years (excluding medical and emirates id)

Documents required

·        - Color passport copies of the shareholders along with visa page or last ENTRY stamp of UAE

·        - The application form to be filled

·        - Authorized signatory form

+Free Zone Establishment (FZE)

  1. Application Form will be sent and should be signed
  2. Passport copy – valid for at least 6 months
  3. Colored Digital photograph with WHITE background
  4. Three company name
  5. No Objection Letter “NOT REQUIRED”
  6. Business Plan – For Professional & services companies
  7. Capital requirement: NOT REQUIRED

+Free Zone Company (FZC)

  1. Application Form will be sent and should be signed by Each Partner
  2. Passport copy – valid for at least 6 months
  3. Colored Digital photograph with WHITE background for all Partners
  4. Three company names
  5. No Objection Letter “NOT REQUIRED”
  6. Business Plan – For Professional & services companies
  7. Capital requirement: NOT REQUIRED


+Branch of a Local Company

  1. Application Form
  2. Passport copy of the representative or the manager of the company
  3. Two colour photograph of the manager
  4. Original License
  5. Original Chamber of Commerce Certificate
  6. Original Commercial Registration
  7. Board Resolution detailing the set up of branch company along with nomination a manager.
  8. Capital: No Capital required


+Branch of a Foreign Company

  1. Application form
  2. Certificate of Incorporation of the mother company
  3. Memorandum & Articles of Association of the mother company
  4. Board Resolution detailing the formation of the branch or the subsidiary nominating authorized manager
  5. Passport copy with six months validity of the representative or the manager of the company
  6. Two colour photograph for manager
  7. Capital: No Capital required

NOTE:
Documents 2, 3 and 4 should be attested by the UAE Embassy in the company’s country of origin followed by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in the UAE

+Subsidiary of a foreign company

  1. Application form
  2. Certificate of Incorporation of the mother company
  3. Memorandum & Articles of Association of the mother company
  4. Board Resolution detailing the formation of the branch or the subsidiary nominating authorized manager
  5. Passport copy with six months validity of the representative or the manager of the company
  6. Two colour photograph for manager
  7. Capital: No Capital required

NOTE:
Documents 2, 3 and 4 should be attested by the UAE Embassy in the company’s country of origin followed by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in the UAE

+Procedure

  • The client fills in the application form and submits it to FZ Consultancy, together with the necessary documents (see below list of documents required).
  • The application form is registered at the registration office and the submission date noted on the application.
  • Applications are processed on the same day of submission.
  • The client is notified of SHAMS decision on the same day.
  • SHAMS notifies if the application has been approved or not. Once all requirements have been met and fees settled, the business license is issued.
  • If SHAMS rejects the application, the applicant’s consultant is notified in writing of the reasons for rejection within 15 days of notification of the rejection.
  • SHAMS reviews any opposition and issues its final decision within 30 days from the date of submission of the opposition.

+Licensing Services

  • Company Formation
  • License renewal
  • License cancellation
  • Transfer of ownership / relinquishment
  • Add partner
  • Remove partner
  • Change of company name
  • Change of company activity
  • Change license information
  • Change partner
  • Change manager
  • Change signature


+Visa Services

  • Employment visa
  • Employment visa cancellation
  • Residence visa
  • Residence visa renewal
  • Change company activity
  • Residence visa transfer from old to new passport
  • Residence visa cancellation
  • Entry permit (visa revalidation)
  • Change profession
  • Increase salary
  • Absconding notice
  • New / renew Establishment Card
  • ID card replacement


+NOC Letters / Certificates

  • Letters to banks
  • Business Out Certificate
  • Letters to embassies / consulates
  • Salary certificate
  • Letters to Etisalat
  • Letters to the Traffic Department
  • Share certificate (free zone entity)
  • Share certificate (free zone company)
  • Custom code certificate
  • Police report certificate
  • Lost passport certificate

Sharjah Media City Free zone Trade license Renewal

Every year it is mandatory to renew the trade license to conduct business.

+Required Documents

  • Request Letter from company (signed and stamped) .
  • For Branch Of Foreign Company we required conformation letter from the mother company should be signed and stamped from
  1. UAE embassy in the foreign country
  2. Ministry of Foreign Affairs in U.A.E
  • Submitting original document (Trade license+ Chamber of commerce+ registration certificate) if it is valid


+Procedure

  • Owner(s) doesn’t need to be physically presented while applying the above procedure

Authorization letter must be submitted in case the owner authorizes a person to sign/apply on his behalf in his absence.

  • Any delay will cost you penalty.
  1. Monthly Dh. 100** (Actual fines will be intimated after initial submission)
  • It’s a compulsory to submit a police report for losing any original document (only if it’s still valid).
  • It’s not compulsory to provide with the original documents (License, Chamber, Commercial    Registration) while applying the above procedure (only of its not valid)
  • It’s possible to update the passport number while renewing the license.
  • The owner can add a partner and change the legal status of the license form entity to company.
  • Please check the Establishment card validity.

  • For all Registration, investors need to provide 3 names