- Passports of shareholders, directors, managers;
- A utility bill with translation into English or other proof of address;
- Photo on white background of shareholders, directors, managers.
- A business plan is required for some Freezones.
Some free zones require a larger package of documents or may require additional documents during the registration procedure.
An application must be prepared and submitted along with the necessary documents to start the registration procedure. The registration authority then reserves the company name and proceeds to the securitisation check and KYC of the shareholder and director. The KYC can be completed online through video identification.
Upon review of the documents and KYC, the registration authority will take the final decision and issue a business license together with the company registration certificate and shareholder certificate.
Once the license has been issued, the procedure for obtaining an Emirates ID for the company’s shareholders, director and employees can be initiated. Only once the Emirates ID on the director has been obtained can one proceed to the opening of a bank account.