Getting a Free Zone Licence

At DWTC Authority, we offer a highly-competitive, single point of contact for corporations, affording them a unique and flexible offering.

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A Free zone licence is the foundational document required to do business within our free zone.

Free zone licences entitle companies of all sizes to enjoy a number of benefits to operate in Dubai. They also enable companies with prior presence nationally or internationally to establish a new branch with us or move operations entirely.

In order to obtain a free zone licence, you must first select the type of company you wish to form. Once the company has been formed, you will be eligible to seek the licence that best fits your business pursuits.

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Types of companies formed under DWTC Authority

The Free Zone offers a highly competitive, single-point of contact operation for corporations, affording them a unique and flexible offering to operate seamlessly, including as an onshore registered business, under an independent free-zone license or as a dual licensed entity from within the same zone.

Free Zone Company (FZCO)

  • Certain required documents must be attested (see guide for details)
  • A non-individual Shareholder requires additional paperwork (see guide for details).
  • All types of businesses requiring only a commercial office for operation can be established as a FZCO.

Free Zone Establishment (FZE)

  • Certain required documents must be attested (see guide for details).
  • A non-individual Shareholder requires additional paperwork (see guide for details).
  • All types of businesses requiring only a commercial office for operation can be established as a FZE.

Foreign Branch

  • The branch must be 100% owned by the Parent company.
  • Certain required documents must be attested (see guide for details).
  • All types of businesses requiring only a commercial office for operation can be established as a Foreign Branch.

UAE Branch

  • A valid registration from a UAE licence authority is required to open a branch.
  • Certain required documents must be attested (see guide for details).
  • All types of businesses requiring only a commercial office for operation can be established as a UAE Branch. ​

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