Gatestone Group

Since its founding in 1988, Ajman Free Zone (AFZ) has played a leading role in creating an atmosphere that is favorable for trade and business establishments. Situated in the emirate of Ajman, this free zone offers a wide array of amenities and services, rendering it a perfect option for both businesses and entrepreneurs.

Unique Features of AFZ

  • Located in Ajman, one of the United Arab Emirates’ seven emirates, AFZ benefits from a prime location that puts companies close to important regional markets, promoting global trade and logistics.
  • To meet the various needs of companies of all sizes, including startups and well-established companies, AFZ provides a wide range of business facilities, such as contemporary office spaces, warehouses, and land plots.
  • AFZ offers industry-specific zones that serve a range of industries, including technology, manufacturing, logistics, and more, enabling companies to align with their industries’ demands.
  • AFZ has demonstrated its commitment to sustainability by integrating eco-friendly practices and green initiatives into its infrastructure, thereby aligning with worldwide efforts towards environmental responsibility.

Types of licenses available in AFZ

AFZ offers three types of licenses:

  • Trade License
  • Professional License
  • Industrial License
  • E-commerce License

Benefits of setting up a business in AFZ

  • 0% corporate tax on Qualifying Income
  • 100% foreign ownership
  • No currency restrictions
  • 100% repatriation of capital and profits
  • Simplified immigration process
  • No currency restrictions

The process of setting up a company in AFZ mainly includes:

  • Choose the type of license
  • Choose your type of facility
  • Choose a company name and structure
  • Submit the signed application forms with required documents
  • Obtain initial approval
  • Obtain commercial registration (CR)
  • Open a corporate bank account

The documents required for company formation in AFZ include but not limited to:

  • Passport copy and passport size picture of the director
  • Passport copy, passport size picture and UAE visa of the General Manager
  • Residential address, phone number, and e-mail
  • Company name
  • Business activity
  • Business plan

Additional documents required for setting up a branch:

  • Memorandum of Association (MoA)
  • Board resolution

The permitted legal entities in AFZ are:

  • Free Zone Establishment (FZE)
  • Free Zone Limited Liability Company (FZ LLC)
  • Branch of a local company
  • Branch of a foreign company

The costs of setting up a company in AFZ will vary depending on the type of license you require and the complexity of your business operations. Contact Gatestone Group for more information via [email protected] or call +971 4 450 1023.

No, you do not need a local partner to set up a company in AFZ. Foreign investors are allowed to own 100% of their businesses in the free zone. For seamless company formation and expert guidance in AFZ, reach out to Gatestone Group today via [email protected] or call +971 4 450 1023.

The process of setting up a company in AFZ can take an average of 7 business days without external approvals. Empower your business success in AFZ with Gatestone Group’s expertise and unwavering support via [email protected] or call +971 4 450 1023.


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