Shams Free Zone Company Formation

Incorporate your Sharjah Media City (Shams) company

in 3 simple steps:

Choose your package and place your order. Your free zone company is formed. Receive your license and start activity.

 

Step 1

Get a quick quote

We will send you a quote once you reach out to us with the best price possible

Step 2

Approve the quote  & We Will Register your Company

Once you notify that you approved the quote will contact you immediately and arrange for a meeting or continue online as per your preferences

Step 3

Receive Your Company License

Once necessary payments done, we will proceed immediately in the required service and will be provided to you in the shortest times

Commercial License Packages

Commercial License - No Visa

  • 1 shareholder.

  • No visa.

  • Trade license.

  • Dedicated account manager.

Commercial License - 1 Visa

  • Multiple shareholders.

  • 1 visa.

  • Trade license.

  • Office rental agreement.

  • P.O. Box.

  • Dedicated account manager

Commercial License - 3 Visas

  • Multiple shareholders.

  • 3 visas.

  • Trade license.

  • Office rental agreement.

  • P.O. Box.

  • Dedicated account manager

Trading License Packages

General Trading License - No Visa

  • 1 shareholder.

  • No visa.

  • Trade license.

  • Dedicated account manager.

General Trading License - 1 Visa

  • 1 shareholder.

  • 1 visa.

  • Trade license.

  • Office rental agreement.

  • P.O. Box.

  • Dedicated account manager.

General Trading License - 3 Visas

  • Multiple shareholders.

  • 3 visas.

  • Trade license.

  • Office rental agreement.

  • P.O. Box.

  • Dedicated account manager.

**Terms and conditions for visa related packages:

  1. Two (2) business activities already included in every trade license.

  2. General trading activity is only available with a visa package.

  3. All visa license packages include an office rental agreement.

  4. eChannel registration for visa: For all visa packages, eChannel registration fee of AED 7,200 shall be payable (AED 5,000 is a refundable security deposit).

  5. Investor/employment visa cost: AED 4,700 per person. Residence visa shall be valid for three (3) years.

  6. The fee for medical fitness (being AED 300 for normal and AED 875 for express service) is payable directly.

  7. The fee for Emirates ID application (being AED 370) is payable directly.

  8. Establishment Card cost: AED 1,500 for three (3) years.

  9. Visa status change cost: AED 800 payable at the change of visa status change, if required.

Timelines

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Commercial License Packages

Commercial License without Visa

  • 1 shareholder.

  • No visa.

  • Trade license.

  • Dedicated account manager.

Commercial License with Visa

  • Multiple shareholder.

  • 1 visa.

  • Trade license.

  • P.O. Box.

  • Dedicated account manager.

General Trading Licenses

General Trading License without Visa

  • 1 shareholder.

  • Trade license.

  • Dedicated account manager.

General Trading License with Visa

  • Multiple shareholders.

  • 1 visa.

  • Trade license.

  • Flexi desk.

  • Establishment card.

  • P.O. Box.

  • Dedicated account manager.

Terms and conditions for visa related packages:

  1. eChannel registration for visa: For all visa packages, eChannel registration fee of AED 7,225 shall be payable (AED 5,025 is a refundable security deposit).

  2. Residence visa cost: AED 5,999 per person. Residence visa shall be valid for three (3) years.

  3. The fee for medical fitness (being AED 302.35 for normal and AED 875.50 for express service) is payable directly.

  4. The fee for Emirates ID application (being AED 371.50) is payable directly.

Timelines

Below are the timelines for setting up a free zone company

in Shams Free Zone, Sharjah.

Day 1 – Sign application forms and other documents

You will submit application form and the MOA/AOA for your company and make payment of the fee as per your selected package.

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Day 2 – Trade license is issued

The trade license of your company is issued by Shams. We will send you a scanned copy to enable you to start your business activity.

Day 3 – Original company documents

The original trade license, Memorandum and Articles of Association, share certificate and license agreement are ready for collection at our offices.

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Day 9

Pre-approval for the visa is issued. We will submit the company immigration card application for processing at immigration.

Day 16

Company’s immigration card is issued. You will need to make the payment for eChannel Registration at our offices.

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Day 17

Company’s trade license and immigration card will be registered with eChannel system.

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Day 17

You will need to fill and submit your visa application forms along with the required documents and photos to us.

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Day 21

Your electronic entry visa will be issued. At this stage, you can carry out the change of status. This can be done either by leaving and re-entering the UAE through Hatta border. If this is not applicable, we can carry out the change of status without you leaving the UAE.

About Shams

  • Sharjah is a key Emirate in the United Arab Emirates. It is known as a city of history, culture and heritage and enjoys a strategic location within the United Arab Emirates and the Middle East region. Sharjah was named as the ‘Cultural Emirate of the UAE’ and the ‘Cultural Capital’ of the Arab World in the year 1998.

  • Sharjah Media City (Shams) was inaugurated in 2017 and has quickly gained the reputation as one of the most well-known free zones in the United Arab Emirates. Shams is an ambitious free zone and aims to be a world-class media hub for innovative facilities and services. The company licenses issued by Shams cover a wide range of business activities for new company start-ups, entrepreneurs and established businesses around the world.

  • The mission of Shams is to make creative entrepreneurship accessible to all aspiring startups, SMEs and established companies striving to grow their business both locally and globally.

Why Shams

  • Wide range of business activities available on the same business license

  • Shareholders are not required to be physically present in the UAE to incorporate a new company

  • Companies will have limited liability

  • Ability to appoint Corporate Directors and Corporate Managers for your Company

  • 100% repatriation of capital and profits

  • 100% Foreign Ownership permitted

  • 0% corporate or personal income tax

  • Quick and simple online registration process

  • All Company documents are issued within days

  • Allocation of up to 6 visas on a Shared Desk Facility

  • Deposits are not required by Shams

  • Located 5 minutes from Sharjah airport and 15 minutes from Dubai airport.

KEY FEATURES

Here are some of the key features of free zone companies established in Shams Free Zone, Sharjah.

1. Shams

Sharjah Media City (known as Shams) Free Zone was established in 2017 and has quickly become a well respected free zone in the United Arab Emirates.

2. Type of Company

Limited liability company in free zone with minimum of one (1) shareholder.

3. Requirements for accounting

There are no accounting or reporting requirements for free zone companies established in Shams.

4. Taxes

Companies established in Shams are exempt from all corporate taxes in the United Arab Emirates.

5. 100% Ownership

100% shares can be owned by foreign nationals.

6. Time zone

Convenient world time zone: GMT+4

7. Paid up capital requirement

No paid requirements for paid up capital.

8. Minimum shareholders

A person in charge is required to be appointed for each company.