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Freezone Company Setup

If you are researching for a freezone company formation in the United Arab Emirates for the first time, you will easily feel lost. There are hundreds of agencies offering multiple different freezones (more than 45). There are no clear answers to which Freezone in which emirate suits your business model best. And why are there so many significant price differences? These and other questions will arise and making the wrong decision now can be expensive later on.

Let's assume you've diligently done your research and have decided on the freezone that is best appropriate to your business. Choosing the freezone is just step one and after that is where the real battle begins. The Freezone will inundate you with information, required forms, documents and required business plans, most of which does not always make sense. Choose the wrong activity and it might mean that the bank will refuse your application or that you will need third party approvals.

After completing the company setup, you are faced with the visa application and the visa procedure, even for locals this is quite a task. The regulations regarding the Emirates ID procedure are being changed almost weekly and there is no official website that you can rely on. If you think you can call and find out, think again. The visa procedure involves 4 steps and they are all intertwined with each other. It is very important to have clear instructions and addresses to rely on or, even better, have a personal visa process assistant that takes you through all the steps.

Benefit from our many years of experience and start your new business with us. We are setting up freezone companies on a daily basis for clients all over the world. We can assess which freezone is best for your business model and we will try to cut costs to a minimum. The initial consultation is of course free of charge. Once we have discussed the options and advised you on the right freezone and activity that suits your needs, we will do all the paperwork for you. A personal european consultant is in constant contact with you via WhatsApp and email and is always ready to answer your questions and update you on the progress. Your consultant will accompany you throughout the start-up process, the visa procedure and even during the account opening depending on the package chosen, see below

We have direct partnership agreements with the freezones, meaning it won't cost you a penny more to do the complete company formation with us. We do it the German way and transparently list all costs including our service costs and therefore make sure that there are no unpleasant surprises at a later stage. We handle the entire process, and we proactively inform you of every step on the way. Our prices are highly competitive relative to the quality and service provided. We guarantee honesty, transparency and a smooth and carefree company formation. No hidden charges or false promises.

The age limit in most Freezones to start your Freezone Company is 21. But we are able to provide licenses for people as young as 18.

Freezone Company in Dubai

Overview Freezone Cost

ECO Package

We handle the entire company formation and visa application. There are no running costs or unforeseen expenses. Please see below a transparent breakdown of the cost:

1 x Dubai Freezone License
1 x Residence Visa plus Emirates ID
1 x Establishment Card

Now from only AED 22.150

Our Service for ECO Package includes:

  • Detailed step-by-step instructions for Visa Process
  • Bank Info E-mail (how and where to open a corporate bank account. Bank add-On package available - see below)
  • Whatsapp support during setup and visa process - no after sales support
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We handle the entire company formation and visa application. There are no running costs or unforeseen expenses. Please see below a transparent breakdown of the cost:

1 x Dubai Freezone License
1 x Residence Visa plus Emirates ID
1 x Establishment Card

Now from only AED 23.650

Our Service for STANDARD Package includes:

  • Limousine Service during Visa Process
  • Bank Info E-mail - how and where to open a corporate bank account - (Bank add-on package available - see below)
  • Whatsapp support for 2 months after company formation
  • Collection of Emirates ID if necessary
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OPTION 1 - International Bank Account - Guaranteed
linked to your UAE company license (significantly easier to obtain) which can be linked to your private account in the UAE.
AED 4,000

OPTION 2 - Standard Bank Account Application
Bank account application in a top 5 leading bank in UAE. With international bank account opening as a fallback in case of rejection.
AED 8,000 *

OPTION 3 - Designated Banker
For difficult cases and those that find it critical to have a bank account and are not concerned about costs (50% refund guarantee in case of rejection). Please note that in extreme cases the price may increase substantially (banker to determine on a case-by-case basis). Please note that several agencies charge up to AED 100,000 we try our best to provide our clients with the most cost competitive channels.
from AED 16,000 *

* for Option 2 and 3 the bank will ask for either a physical office contract or personal tenancy contract. If you dont plan to rent an office or an apartement in the UAE, we can arrange for the necessary documents at extra cost.

Procedure - step by step

  1. Issuance of the license: approx. 5-7 bsuiness days after receipt of the money (from this moment on the company is legally competent)
  2. Issuance of the Establishment Card: Approximately 3 business days after license issuance
  3. Issuance of the e-permit (necessary for the visa process): approx. 7 business days after receipt of the Establishment Card
  4. Customer can enter the country immediately after receiving the e-permit
  5. Visa and Emirates ID process: half day
  6. Visa stamping in passport: approx. 2-3 business days
  7. Emirates ID issuance: approx. 3-5 business days after visa issuance
  8. Bank Account Opening can be initiated

Establishing the company and issuing the e-permit takes about 3 weeks.


  1. Clear passport copy
  2. Passport photo
  3. Three trade names for the company
  4. Address in home country, mobile phone number, email address of all partners
  5. Electronic signature

Detailed Freezone Setup Procedure

The most important question that most of our customers ask themselves is the exact procedure. The steps of the entire process are already summarized above. Below is the process in a little more detail. You will be required to stay in Dubai for 3-5 days for the procedure.

  1. After receiving the proof of payment, we prepare everything (forms and applications are filled out by us in advance and submitted after receiving the payment). Your digital signature is sufficient and you do not need to be physically present for the company formation.
  2. Approximately 7 business days after submitting the application, we will send you your company documents. The company is officially legally competent from this point on.
  3. After that we make an application for the Establishment Card and then the e-permit.
  4. AS soon as the E-permit is issued you can enter the country and go through the visa process. With our standard and VIP package, our driver will pick you up and an employee will escort you through the entire process. The visa process usually takes half a day.
  5. Your passport will then be handed in to the Freezone for visa stamping and you will get it back after 1-3 days (VIP service possible). You can leave the country immediately after receiving your passport.
  6. The Emirates ID will be issued after approximately 5 days and you can either stay longer to collect it in person, collect it at a different time or we can collect the ID (as part of standard and VIP package) and courier it to you (charges for courier apply).
  7. You can now open a bank account online. Of course you will get all the information how to do it from us. If you chose CIP package we will submit all applications for you.

We will handle the entire procedure and applications until this point. For the residence visa you have to be physically present and complete a so-called medical test (blood test and chest X-ray) in Dubai and for the Emirates ID card they will take your biometrics (eye scan and fingerprints).

The most important thing for most new company owners is the opening of a bank account. But in order to get a corporate bank account nowadays, the UAE Central Bank dictates that at least one of the shareholders has to hold a valid UAE Residence Visa. To open a bank account in Dubai or any other Emirates is a tedious task and you have to expect a minimum timeframe of about 1-3 months from application to issuance of online log-in data depending on documentations that you will be able to present to bank. The timeframe depends on many factors, none of them can be influenced by us.

We have already helped numerous clients with the opening of their bank account and know exactly how to communicate with the banker and how to formulate the business plan to speed up the process. Of course there is no guarantee that the bank will grant an account, as it depends on the supporting documentation of the client. But, as of today, almost all of our clients have managed to open an account with our assistance.