Iran free zones

Register Iran company in free zone area

  • The Iranian Government operates 6 free trade zones and 16 special economic zones in the country, the most prominent being: i) Kish Free Trade Zone ii) Qeshm Free Trade Zone and iii) Chabahar free trade industrial zone;
  • Investment in the Iranian free zones will offer our Clients i) 100% corporate tax exemption for 20 years ii) no visa requirement for entry into the zones iii) exemption from custom duties on exported raw materials, semi-finished goods and machinery and iv) possibility of land purchase for foreigners inside the zones;
  • Healy Consultants will assist our Clients incorporate an Iranian company and then, apply for a permit to operate in the free zone of Client’s choice. For more information about incorporating a company in Iran, please click refer to the attached webpage.
Free zone comparison Kish Free Trade Zone Qeshm Free Trade Zone Chabahar Free Trade Industrial Zone
FTZs used mostly for what purpose? Wholesale Trade Tourism Construction
Average annual Industrial space rent per 1000 sq. m. US$5,000 US$10,000 US$10,000
How long to set the company up? 2 months 2 months 2 months
How long to open company bank account? 3 weeks 3 weeks 3 weeks
Quality of utilities Satisfactory Satisfactory Satisfactory
Allowed to sign sales contracts with local Clients? Yes Yes Yes
Allowed to invoice local Clients? Yes Yes Yes
Corporate tax payable in Iran 0% 0% 0%
Corporate bank account Bank Melli Iran Bank Sepah Bank Saderat Iran
Physical office space required Yes Yes Yes
Allowed to import raw materials? Yes Yes Yes
Allowed to export goods? Yes Yes Yes
Can be wholly foreign owned Yes Yes Yes
Can the entity hire expatriate staff in Iran? Yes Yes Yes
Minimum number of directors 1 1 1
Minimum number of shareholders 2 2 2
Individual shareholders allowed Yes Yes Yes
Corporate shareholders allowed Yes Yes Yes
Corporate director(s) allowed No No No
Public register of shareholders and directors Yes Yes Yes
LLC company allowed? Yes Yes Yes
Annual audited financial statements Yes Yes Yes

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For additional information on our free zone company services in Iran, please contact our in-house country expert, Ms. Chrissi Zamora, directly:
client relationship officer - Chrissi