The Jordanian Regional Office

Since 2003, Healy Consultants Group PLC helps our multi-national Clients establish entities in Jordan (click link). The Regional office is legally tax exempt for both employer and foreign employees. With the introduction of VAT and corporation tax across the Middle East, a Jordanian Regional Office is becoming more attractive to international companies.

  • To qualify as a Regional Office

    • Our multi-national Clients must register a representative office in a Jordanian city a sign a lease agreement for a physical office premises;
    • The Representative office exists to merely supply i) technical support to customers including on-site training and ii) back office support to our Clients’ international headquarters;
    • The Jordanian entity will not conduct trading activities within the country, nor supply products and services within Jordan;
    • The Jordanian entity will not issue sales invoices to nor sign legal sales contracts with local customers;
    • The Representative office must appoint a resident manager of any nationality. If required, Healy Consultants can act as the professional passive nominee manager;
    • At least 50% of the employees must be Jordanian nationals. Some of our Clients engage Healy Consultants Group to recruit (click link) local employees.
  • Permitted activities of a Regional Office

    • The Jordanian entity can conduct trading activities with customers outside of Jordan, including the supply of products and services to neighboring countries;
    • The Jordanian entity can issue sales invoices and sign legal sales contracts with international customers outside the Kingdom;
    • The Regional Office can open Jordanian multi-currency corporate bank accounts to i) receive funding from parent company and ii) receive revenue from sale of products and services to international customers and iii) pay local expenses and employee salaries;
    • Within Jordan, the Regional Office can:
      • conduct local and international market research;
      • supply onsite technical support and training to Jordanian customers;
      • promote the business of the parent company to Jordanian customers;
      • supply back office support to parent company and international subsidiaries;
      • import a sample of commercial products for illustration purposes;
    • The Jordanian entity can employ a lot of staff to serve MENA customers. Those staff will travel to neighboring countries to sell their products and services.
  • Advantages of a Jordanian Regional Office

    • The Regional Office is legally tax exempt of all Jordanian taxes including i) corporation tax and ii) employee taxes and iii) sales taxes and iv) import taxes;
    • The Regional Office can be wholly foreign-owned and does not need a local sponsor nor a representative of Jordanian nationality. The representative can be a foreigner resident in Jordan. If needed, Healy Consultants Group PLC can assist our Client to secure a work permit for this person;
    • There is no minimum paid-up share capital for the parent company nor for the Jordanian representative office;
    • During entity registration, there are no Government incorporation fees nor Chamber of Commerce fees nor annual vocational trade license fees;
    • Jordan is a moderate, peaceful, stable and safe country; tolerant of all religions and nationalities. All three airports link to most cities in MENA;
  • Registering a Regional Office

    • Without our Client travel, Healy Consultants Group PLC will project manage (click link) Regional office registration within 2 months, including multi-currency corporate bank account opening;
    • Within one month thereafter, our Firm will timely secure post registration formalities including Municipality registration;
    • To comply with Jordanian corporate law, the parent company’s financial statements for the last two fiscal years must be certified by an independent auditor;
    • Unfortunately, parent company documents must be legalized by i) the Jordanian Embassy in the country of the parent company ii) the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in the country of origin and iii) the Jordanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs;
    • Unfortunately, all documents submitted to the Jordanian Government must be translated into Arabic and legalized by a public notary in Jordan;
    • Healy Consultants Group will assist our Client coordinate the legalization of all documents;
  • Healy Consultants Group PLC fees

    • Our fees to complete the A to Z (click link) of a Regional Office set up amounts to US$26,595, include i) registered address for incorporation and ii) securing a long term lease for physical office premises and iii) and multi-currency corporate bank account opening iv) and government registrations v) completing the translation and attestation of corporate documents with the Jordan MFA;
    • Refer to attached adobe pdf file to view a detailed breakdown of the above:
    • View invoice PDF

  • Conclusion

    A Jordan Regional Office is the optimum legally tax exempt solution for those Clients that i) do not intend to invoice customers locally and ii) need to deploy staff for technical support or after sales support to customers in Jordan and iii) conduct market research and promote the services and products offered by the parent company.

Contact us

For additional information on our company registration services in Jordan, please contact our in-house country expert, Ms. Chrissi Zamora, directly:
client relationship officer - Chrissi
MIT - Jordan Ministry of Interior in Jordan Jordan investment board Ministry of Labour - Jordan