Jebel Ali Offshore Company Registration

Steps to do for your Jebel Ali offshore company before opening a bank account:

Fill in our easy form. We will register your company. You will start the activity.

Step 1

Get a quick quote

Step 2

We register your Ajman offshore company.

Step 3

Receive certificate of incorporation and start activity.

Commercial License Packages

Silver Package

  • Government fee covered

  • Certificate of incorporation

  • Memorandum and Articles of Associations

  • Premium address in Dubai, Business Bay

  • Resolution to appoint director(s)

  • Dedicated agent for 1 year

Gold Package

In addition to silver packages services you get:

  • Assistance with bank account opening

  • Share certificate(s) issued in the name of each of the share holders of the company

  • Dedicated company secretarial services

Platinum Package

Platinum includes everything in Gold, plus:

  • Company stamp

  • Company letterhead

  • Assigned premier service agent throughout the year who will respond to you with priority

NB: The bank account will be opened based on the personal profile of the client and the company. There may be circumstances out of our control and the decision for bank account opening rests solely with the banks.


Below are the timelines for setting up a free zone company

in Shams Free Zone, Sharjah.

Step 1 – Day 1 – Company name reservation

The name of your offshore company will be reserved based on the three (3) preferred names provided by you. We will also prepare the following documents for your new offshore company:

  1. Application form for company formation.

  2. Memorandum and Articles of Association.


Step 2 – You will sign company documents

You will visit our office in Business Bay, Dubai, to sign the company documents. If you are overseas, we will explain the process of signing the documents in your country of residence.


Step 3 – Company registration

Once the company documents have been signed by you, we will proceed with submitting the documents to Ajman Free Zone for the registration of your new Ajman offshore company. The prescribed time frame for the registration of the company at this stage is approximately 1-2 working days.



Step 4 – Day 10 – Bank account process

You can commence the process of opening a corporate bank account for your offshore company. The process of bank account opening may take between 5-15 days or more depending on your individual case. You will need to meet the requirements of the relevant bank in order to open your corporate bank account.

  • Note: The above timeline is indicative only. The precise time frame for the registration of JAFZA offshore company may vary from one company to another. The timeline assumes that we have already received all the required documents from you in order to incorporate the company.

About Jebel Ali Offshore Companies

Where are Jebel Ali offshore companies registered?

  • Jebel Ali offshore companies are registered with Jebel Ali Free Zone (JAFZAA) situated in the Emirate of Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Jebel Ali Free Zone is the oldest and most respected free zone in the United Arab Emirates. It follows a mature legislative framework and international best practices for setting up free zone and offshore companies.

  • Like other offshore jurisdictions, JAFZA keeps the details of the shareholders and officers of the company confidential.

  • Jebel Ali offshore companies are ideal for property holding in Dubai and to meet various other objectives such as asset protection, consultancy, trading, tax planning and estate planning.

  • JAFZA offshore companies are easy to set up and require only one shareholder, one secretary and two (2) directors. The shareholder can also act as the secretary and one (1) of the directors.

Activities not permitted

  • Financial

  • Insurance and re-insurance

  • Media

  • Aviation

  • Conduct business with onshore companies in the UAE

  • Establishing a branch in the UAE

Main features of Jebel Ali offshore companies

  • Modern legislation

  • Zero taxes

  • 100% ownership by foreigners

  • Single or multiple directors

  • Own shares in local company

  • Zero paid-up capital

  • No accounting and audit requirements

  • No limitations on any nationality

  • Conduct business outside the UAE

  • Bank accounts in the UAE and abroad

  • No limitation on capital expatriation

  • Registered address in the UAE

Activities allowed

  • Holding company

  • International trade

  • Consultancy

  • Brokerage activities

  • Intellectual property rights holding

  • Online advertising activities

  • Registration of ships

  • Trading in stock markets


Here are the key features of Jebel Ali offshore companies in the UAE.

1. Jebel Ali Free Zone

Jebel Ali Free Zone is a free trade zone established in the Emirate of Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Jebel Ali Free Zone offers setting up of offshore companies as well as free zone companies.

2. Type of Company

International business company that can carry out business internationally or act as a holding company.

3. Confidentiality

No public records of shareholders or officers of offshore companies.

4. Accounting

No accounting or reporting requirements.

5. Tax

No tax implications.

6. Laws

Modern legislative framework based on the UAE laws.

7. Ownership

100% foreign ownership allowed.

8. Time zone

Convenient world time zone: GMT+4

9. Paid up capital

No paid up capital requirements.

10. Minimum directors/shareholders

Jebel Ali offshore companies are required to have a minimum of 1 shareholder, 1 secretary and 2 directors.

11. Bearer shares

Not permitted.