Your browser is out-of-date!

Update your browser to view this website correctly. Outdated Browser


Get started with your business registration

Thank you for your interest in Jafza. We want to learn more about your business and the plan to setup your operations in Jafza. Please fill in the details below and member of our team will be in touch with you soon.

  • How would you classify your business setup as of today?
  • Tell a bit about yourself.
    How did you hear about Jafza?

Give us a few more details about your business activities, the company formation type you want to incorporate and what kind of solutions you are interested in. If you are unsure of what you need at this time, you may select the option that says "I am not sure of what I need, I would need to discuss this."

  • How would you classify your company formation?

    You can select only 1 company formation type.

  • What kind of license would you need?

    You can select multiple license type. Please note, your final cost will depend on the number of licenses applied for.

  • Which solution are you looking for?

    You can select multiple solutions. A lease contract is required for each solution.

  • What is the proposed name of your company?

frequently asked questions

  • Can a company become the shareholder of another company within Jebel Ali Freezone?

    Yes, a non-individual (a company) can be considered as a shareholder in an FZE, FZCO & PLC formation type. In the case of an FZCO or PLC formation type, there has to be more than 1 shareholder. Hence these formation types may have a combination of individuals and non-individuals as shareholders too.

  • Can I own multiple businesses within Jebel Ali Free Zone?

    Yes, an entity may apply for multiple business formation within the free zone. Each formation would be treated as a separate company name, however, the shareholders may be the same person or company. There is no limit on the number of businesses that can be incorporated within Jafza with similar shareholders.

  • How long does it take for the company registration to complete?

    The estimated time to have the company set up completed is between 3 to 14 business days from the time all required documents are submitted based on the company formation type, license and categories of business within the license.

    It is also essential to have a lease agreement in place at the time of the set up of the company.

  • What is the difference between formation and business license?

    Company Formation Type is the legal structure of a business. This governs the structure and defines the number of shareholders of a company.

    A Business License governs the activities and operations of a business. A license first and foremost defines if the company is legally allowed to manufacture, trade in goods or provide a service only. Each specific license type has a set of activities that must be selected by the company that further determines what specific business activity the company may conduct.

  • What is the validity of a license in Jebel Ali Free Zone?

    Every issued license at Jafza is valid for 1 year from the date of its issue. A license must be renewed each consecutive year from its issue date.