Jebel Ali Free Zone Authority (JAFZA)

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Jebel Ali Free Zone Authority (JAFZA)

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Jebel Ali Free Zone Authority (JAFZA)

JAFZ is one of the earliest free zone ever established in Dubai. When JAFZA was formed in 1985 with total member companies of 19 and the now the figure has grown to 7,100. Regardless the growth of the total figure of member companies, JAFZA has developed into a versatile free zone which accommodates from more than 100 countries around the world with a proud contribution to entire Dubai in terms of foreign investments and exports*

What makes Jebel Ali Free Trade Zone unique is its strategic location that ensures free access to Dubai International Airport and Al Maktoum Cargo Airport [provides smooth air cargo process] and its capacity to accommodate more than 15 million containers per year via 170 shipping routes**.  Such unique components have made JAFZA as one of the largest harbour in the world.

Being the smartest and the most flexible free zone in the Middle East, this free zone may act as the best to shape up your business dreams.

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ADVANTAGES OF BUSINESS SETUP IN JEBEL ALI FREE ZONE

Apart from the above unique advantages, these are the other benefits under JAFZA

  • 100 % foreign ownership
  • 0% corporate tax for 50 years
  • No restriction on capital repatriation
  • 0% import or re-export duties

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Estimate for New Free Zone Company in Jebel Ali Free Zone (JAFZ)

A smart entrepreneur will always look for the estimate and initial costs for the setting up his/her business as the first step. This page will give you an outline on different types of licenses, General Cost for setting-up a company in Jebel Ali Free Zone, per expenses as follows:

  1. Type of License

ANNUAL FEE — TRADING LICENSE

• MAX. 7 PRODUCTS FROM ONE GROUP AED 5,500
• MAX. 12 PRODUCTS FROM 2 GROUPS AED 9,000
GENERAL TRADING LICENSE AED 30,000
SERVICE LICENSE (branch of UAE based company only) AED 8,000
LOGISTICS LICENSE (branch of UAE based company only) AED 30,000
INDUSTRIAL LICENSE
• MAX. 7 PRODUCTS FROM ONE GROUP AED 5,500
• MAX. 12 PRODUCTS FROM 2 GROUPS AED 9,000

Note: Fees are subjected to Value Added Tax (VAT) at the rate of 5%.

  1. Type of Registration

Please note that the JAFZA fees depends also depends on the proposed company structure which would be as follows:-

Type of Company One-Time Fee
Free Zone Company (FZCO) – 2 or more shareholders AED 15,000
Free Zone Establishment (FZE) – 1 shareholder AED 10,000
Branch of a Company AED 5,000

Note: Fees are subjected to Value Added Tax (VAT) at the rate of 5%.

An additional fee of AED 400 would be charged for attestation of MoA, AoA and Board Resolution of the company. Apart from the above AED 50/- would be charged for registering specimen signature of each shareholder and/or appointed representative of the company.

  1. Type of Office Facilities
TYPE OF FACILITY SIZE ANNUAL RENT
BUSINESS PARK AED 23,000 – 30,000 / office
OFFICES
• Standard Office (G+1) 26.00 sqm AED 2,000 / sqm
• JAFZA 14,15,16,17 As per Request AED 2,000 – 2,500 / sqm
• JAFZA View 18, 19 As per Request AED 2,100 – 2,500 / sqm
SHOWROOMS
• Type A (Showroom, Office, Warehouse) 891 sqm AED 800 / sqm
• Type B (Showroom, Office, Warehouse) 772 sqm AED 800 / sqm
• Type C (Showroom, Office) 423.72 sqm AED 1,000 / sqm
• Type D (Warehouse Only) 348.34 sqm AED 700 / sqm
WAREHOUSE & LIGHT INDUSTRIAL UNITS
• Warehouses (10 KVA) & (74 KVA) 313 to 669 sqm AED 350 – 600 / sqm
• Factory LIU (100 KVA) 543 to 619 sqm AED 450 – 600 / sqm
PLOT OF LAND Min. 5,000 sqm AED 25 – 80 / sqm
RETAIL OUTLETS
• Food Court As per Request AED 2,500 – 3,500 / sqm
• JAFZA View As per Request AED 2,500 – 3,500 / sqm

Note: Fees are subjected to Value Added Tax (VAT) at the rate of 5%.

Please note that the visa eligibility depends on the office size. Currently, JAFZA issues 1 visa/9 sq.ft and for business parks maximum 2 visa which completely depends upon the availability of the same.

PS: The above mention is the annual rent figure which does not include Security Deposit, Public Health Levy (PHL) & other ancillary costs.

  1. 4. Miscellaneous Documents

Establishment Card is a necessary document to enable the company register in Residency Department. The company may assign a PRO to act on their behalf in JAFZA for the visa purposes. The PRO shall be authorised by issuing a Power of Attorney in his favour. Such PoA shall be signed either by Manager or Shareholder and shall be duly notarised.  AED 1890 and AEd 1500 will be respective charges for establishment card and Power of Attorney.

  1. Residence Visa in JAFZA (valid for 3 years)

The Visa cost depends upon the status of an applicant’s current location. Amendment of visa can be done only if the applicant has cancelled his previous Residence Visa or is transferring within JAFZA.

For instance, If you are inside the UAE at the time of the Employment visa application, with Local amendment you can easily stay in the country and enjoy the hassle-free process by bypassing the procedures to change the Visa status.

Employment Visa Guarantee Deposit is another requirement in JAFZA where it calculated as follows: 

1.5 x Basic Salary + One-way Ticket Airfare per visa.

 

SERVICES FEES (AED)
Employment Visa Application (outside the Country application) 4,022
Employment Visa Application (inside the Country with Local amendment) 4,809
Medical Test, emirates ID and Photo 1,240
CREDENTONE Service Fee 3,000

Note: Fees are subjected to Value Added Tax (VAT) at the rate of 5%.

  1. CredentOne DMCC Service Packages

We are offering 3 types of professional service packages.

SCOPE OF SERVICES Executive Priority Premium
Standard Price: AED 7,000 AED 12,000 AED 21,000
CORPORATE CONSULTANCY Yes Yes Yes
SETTING-UP COMPANY PORTAL Yes Yes Yes
INITIAL APPROVAL Yes Yes Yes
REGISTRATION Yes Yes Yes
FLEXI FACILITY ARRANGEMENTS Yes Yes Yes
BOARD RESOLUTION Yes Yes Yes
LICENSING Yes Yes Yes
ESTABLISHMENT CARD Yes Yes Yes
COMPANY STAMP Yes Yes Yes
DAILY UPDATE REGARDING THE FULL PROCESS Yes Yes Yes
COMPANY LETTERHEAD Yes Yes
P.O. BOX REGISTRATION Yes Yes
MEETING ARRANGEMENT WITH BANKER Yes Yes
FULL BANK ACCOUNT OPENING APPLICATION Yes
FREE PRO SERVICE FOR 1ST COMPANY VISA Yes
BUSINESS PLAN MAKING Yes
COMPANY PROFILE Yes

Note: Fees are subjected to Value Added Tax (VAT) at the rate of 5%. All fees listed above may change without prior notice.

Administration and Assistance fee applicable for tenancy agreement related to physical office is not included in the above package price. An additional serve fee of AED 10,000/- is applicable in case you want to avail special license activities, Corporate Shareholder or Branch Company