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AJMAN FREE ZONE

Overview

Ajman Free Zone (AFZ) was established in 1988, leading to massive industrial development in Ajman by attracting a great number of companies to benefit from the investment privileges, thereby strengthening industry and trade and the financial sector in the UAE.

AFZ provides competitive privileges and facilities allowing companies to get a considerable return on their investment. AFZ continues to develop its infrastructure, spending millions of Dirhams along its free zone area of more than one million square meters.

Advantages

  • 100% ownership of establishment/company
  • 100% foreign ownership
  • Easy transfer of capital and profits
  • Exemption from personal income tax
  • Exemption from import and export duties
  • Exemption from other taxes
  • Competitive prices on facility usage
  • Competitive prices for power/electricity
  • Competitive prices on leasing
  • Easy access to low cost labour
  • Well-developed infrastructure

License types

Business Licenses

The trade licenses to setup businesses in Ajman Free Zone, are of four types:

  • Trade license (1 activity)
  • Trade license (2 activities)
  • Trade license (3 activities)
  • Trade license (General Trading)

E- Commerce Licenses

AFZ issues E-Commerce Licenses to do business in electronic trading activities and provides technical and marketing support to investors.

Service Licenses

AFZ issues Service Licenses for investors carrying out service activities within the free zone such as management, marketing, IT consultancies etc.

Industrial Licenses

AFZ issues Industrial licenses to investors specialized in manufacturing in UAE, as per the environmental standards and manufacturing policies in Ajman. Ajman Free Zone provides smart stores and warehouses supporting this activity, where all the investor’s requirements can be obtained in one place.

National Industrial Licenses

AFZ issues National industrial licenses to industrial organizations that match the following criteria:

  • The organization should be registered with GCC countries’ nationals owning minimum of 51%
  • Minimum 40% of the manufacturing process should be within the Free Zone
  • Organizations having national license qualified to get the license are exempt from customs fees on exports from GCC countries

Offshore Licenses

AFZ issues offshore licenses to those desiring to establish an ongoing company. The license allows them to run the business only outside the state and not within the Free Zone.

Ownership Types

Free Zone Entity

AFZ issues the Free Zone Establishment license, with a separate legal capacity, owned as 100% by either individual or legal entity (company) having establishment capital of 50,000 U.S. dollar (approximately 185,000 AED).

Required Documents

  • Passport valid for 6 months
  • Passport size photograph
  • No objection certificate from current sponsor, if applicant is UAE resident as employee
  • Feasibility study in case of industrial, service and electronic activities
  • Fees of 100 AED for trade name approval

Free Zone Company

AFZ issues the FZC license to free zone companies for a number of partners, whether individuals or companies of separate legal capacity, so as every investor share is to be determined through partners when issuing the license.

Required Documents

  • Passport valid for 6 months
  • Passport size photograph
  • No objection certificate from current sponsor, if applicant is UAE resident as employee
  • Feasibility study in case of industrial, service and electronic activities
  • Fees of 100 AED for trade name approval

Branch of Local Company

AFZ issues the local company branch licenses to local companies having valid license issued by a UAE license Authority and intending to open a branch inside the Free Zone.

Required Documents

  • Passport valid for 6 months
  • Passport size photograph
  • Feasibility study in case of industrial, service and electronic activities
  • Fees of 100 AED for trade name approval
  • Original valid trade license
  • Original Certificate of membership
  • Original Trade Register Certificate
  • Board Resolution

Branch of Foreign Company

AFZ issues the Foreign Company Branch license to foreign companies established outside UAE and intending to open a branch or representative office, by which they can practice business (trade, industrial, professional or service).

Required Documents

  • Passport valid for 6 months
  • Passport size photograph
  • No objection certificate from current sponsor, if applicant is UAE resident as employee
  • Feasibility study in case of industrial, service and electronic activities
  • Fees of 100 AED for trade name approval
  • Certificate of registration for the parent company, attested by UAE embassy in the concerned country and by UAE Foreign Affairs Ministry
  • A resolution by the parent company board to get the license issued by the Free Zone and to appoint a representative or manager. The resolution must be attested by UAE embassy in the concerned country and by UAE Foreign Affairs Ministry.
  • Articles of Association for the parent company, attested by UAE embassy in the concerned country and by UAE Foreign Affairs Ministry

Facilities

Offices

Smart Offices

Smart offices are suitable as a smart investment for startups and entrepreneurs. You can keep your costs lower, start your business immediately, get two employment visas and enjoy the numerous benefits provided by AFZ for an excellent return on investment.

Smart offices packages prices – 2 visa quota

  1. One Installment
Activity Total Installments
One Activity 21,950 21,950
Two Activity 23,250 23,250
Three Activity or Service Activity 24,550 24,550
General Trading 27,150 27,150
  1. Two Installments
Activity Total Installments
One Activity 22,690 11,345
Two Activity 23,990 11,995
Three Activity or Service Activity 25,290 12,645
General Trading 27,890 13,945
  1. Three Installments
Activity Total Installments
One Activity 23,430 7,810
Two Activity 24,730 8,243
Three Activity or Service Activity 26,030 8,677
General Trading 28,630 9,543
  1. Twelve (12) Installments
Activity Total Installments
One Activity 24,910 2,076
Two Activity 26,210 2,184
Three Activity or Service Activity 27,510 2,293
General Trading 30,110 2,509

 

Tradename Reservation AED 135 extra

For FZC’s AED 1000 extra (one time) towards MOA attestation fee.

Executive Offices

Get up to 5 employment visas and an executive office strategically located. You can administer your business using these offices, depending on the size you need. These executive offices have excellent facilities, easy parking and security.

EXECUTIVE OFFICES PACKAGES – 5 VISA ELIGIBILITY
OFFICE SIZE IN SQ. M ONE ACTIVITY TWO ACTIVITY THREE ACTIVITY GENERAL TRADING
8 25150 26450 27750 30350
11 28750 30050 31350 33950
12 29470 30770 32070 34670
13 30010 31310 32610 35210
14 31000 32300 33600 36200
15 31225 32525 33825 36425
16 31990 33290 34590 37190
17 33430 34730 36030 38630
18 34870 36170 37470 40070
19 36310 37610 38910 41510
20 37750 39050 40350 42950
21 39190 40490 41790 44390
22 39640 40940 42240 44840
23 40000 41300 42600 45200
24 41350 42650 43950 46550
25 42700 44000 45300 47900
26 44050 45350 46650 49250
27 45400 46700 48000 50600
28 46750 48050 49350 51950
30 48100 49400 50700 53300
31 49405 50705 52005 54605
32 50710 52010 53310 55910
33 50530 51830 53130 55730
34 51790 53090 54390 56990
35 53050 54350 55650 58250
36 54310 55610 56910 59510
39 54580 55880 57180 59780
40 55750 57050 58350 60950
41 56920 58220 59520 62120
42 58090 59390 60690 63290

Tradename Reservation AED 135 extra

For FZC’s AED 1000 extra (one time) towards MOA attestation fee.

Business Center

Companies operating in the business center will have the opportunity of utilizing state of the art facilities with security through access cards.

Business Center Packages

Activity Total
One Activity Trading License Package 11,900
Two Activities Trading License Package 13,200
Three Activities Trading License Package OR Service License Package 14,500
General Trading License Package 17,100
E-commerce License Package 18,000

With the Business Centre Packages, you get privileges services which include:

  • Fully connected work station
  • Computers
  • Hospitality area
  • Free Wi Fi
  • Access card
  • Business center Usage – 10 hours per week
  • Inclusive of all utility charges

Tradename Reservation AED 135 extra

For FZC’s AED 1000 extra (one time) towards MOA attestation fee.

Clients operating in the business center are NOT eligible for Establishment Card and Visa

Package includes: Rent of Hot Desk, License fees, Maintenance, General Services, Utilities, Chamber of Commerce Certificate, Tenancy Contract.

Warehouses

AFZ is keen on meeting the requirements of investors by designing and providing high-quality warehouses, with all service facilities and specifications, starting from 100 square metres; and prices starting from AED 300 per square metre.

Area in sqm Rent per sqm in AED
100 350
115 350
200 325
225 300
250 300
280 300
330 300
500 300
1000 300

 

Category Cost per annum in AED
COMMERCIAL LICENSE
One Activity License 3900
Two Activity License 5200
Three Activity License 6500
General Trading License 9100
Service License 6500
Industrial License 9100
National Industrial License 9100

OTHER FEES

Maintenance AED 15 per Sq. m per annum
General Services AED 1000
Sign Board AED 1000 (one time)
Refundable Deposit AED 5000 (one time)

Tradename Reservation AED 135 extra

For FZC’s AED 1000 extra (one time) towards MOA attestation fee.

Lands

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