Fees and timelines in 2024

Fees

pay by installmentsThe average total fee per UAE entity type is outlined in the table below. These fees include business registration, opening a corporate account and all estimated government fees:

  • UAE mainland entities

    Different UAE entity types
    UAE mainland Year 1 Cost Year 2 Cost Draft Invoice
    Dubai mainland LLC US$28,660 US$16,570 View invoice PDF
    Dubai joint stock company US$22,000 US$9,850 View invoice PDF
    Dubai representative office US$26,200 US$4,900 View invoice PDF
    Dubai branch of a foreign company US$35,450 US$13,800 View invoice PDF
    Abu Dhabi LLC US$24,500 US$11,050 View invoice PDF
    Abu Dhabi representative office US$14,750 US$9,100 View invoice PDF
    Abu Dhabi branch of a foreign company US$37,400 US$11,750 View invoice PDF
    RAK LLC US$23,400 US$10,469 View invoice PDF
    RAK joint stock company US$23,400 US$10,469 View invoice PDF
    RAK branch of a foreign company US$23,400 US$10,469 View invoice PDF
    RAK representative office US$23,400 US$5,519 View invoice PDF
    Sharjah LLC US$30,995 US$13,960 View invoice PDF
    Sharjah private joint stock company US$30,995 US$13,960 View invoice PDF
    Sharjah representative office US$32,795 US$9,010 View invoice PDF
    Sharjah branch of a foreign company US$32,795 US$13,960 View invoice PDF
    Ajman LLC US$29,375 US$8,960 View invoice PDF
    Ajman joint stock company US$28,075 US$9,950 View invoice PDF
    Ajman branch of a foreign company US$28,075 US$11,400 View invoice PDF
    Ajman representative offie US$28,075 US$12,400 View invoice PDF
    Ajman residence visa US$27,115 US$9,950 View invoice PDF

  • UAE offshore entities

    Options for forming UAE Offshore companies Year 1 Cost Year 2 Cost Draft Invoice
    JAFZA offshore company formation US$22,393 US$10,143 View invoice PDF
    RAK offshore company formation US$16,714 US$5,620 View invoice PDF
    Ajman offshore company formation US$12,670 US$3,200 View invoice PDF

  • UAE free zone entities

    UAE free zones Year 1 Cost Year 2 Cost Draft Invoice
    Abu Dhabi Global Markets free zone company (ADGM) US$30,828 US$22,895 View invoice PDF
    Abu Dhabi free zone company (FTZ) US$26,350 US$7,050 View invoice PDF
    Dubai FTZ - DIFC non financial companies US$57,888 US$32,803 View invoice PDF
    Dubai FTZ - DIFC Holding companies US$57,888 US$32,803 View invoice PDF
    Dubai FTZ - DIFC Prescribed company US$22,349 US$14,948 View invoice PDF
    Dubai FTZ - DIFC financial companies category 1 US$89,742 US$56,624 View invoice PDF
    Dubai FTZ - DIFC financial companies category 2 US$104,742 US$81,624 View invoice PDF
    Dubai FTZ - DIFC financial companies category 3A US$89,742 US$56,624 View invoice PDF
    Dubai FTZ - DIFC financial companies category 3B US$84,742 US$46,624 View invoice PDF
    Dubai FTZ - DIFC financial companies category 3C US$69,742 US$36,624 View invoice PDF
    Dubai FTZ - DIFC financial companies category 3D US$69,742 US$36,624 View invoice PDF
    Dubai FTZ - DIFC financial companies category 4 US$79,742 US$46,623 View invoice PDF
    Dubai FTZ - BPFZ US$21,150 US$9,000 View invoice PDF
    Dubai FTZ - Dubai Airport US$22,063 US$12,329 View invoice PDF
    Dubai FTZ - Dubai Internet City US$27,393 US$17,320 View invoice PDF
    Dubai FTZ - Dubai Logistic City US$19,350 US$12,000 View invoice PDF
    Dubai FTZ - Dubai Maritime City US$23,520 US$10,920 View invoice PDF
    Dubai FTZ - Media City US$19,650 US$11,900 View invoice PDF
    Dubai FTZ - DMCC US$30,124 US$17,837 View invoice PDF
    Dubai FTZ - Dubai Knowledge Park US$21,375 US$10,750 View invoice PDF
    Dubai FTZ - Dubai Cars and Automotive US$22,413 US$8,229 View invoice PDF
    Dubai FTZ - Dubai Auto Parts City US$22,650 US$13,400 View invoice PDF
    Dubai FTZ -Dubai South US$25,250 US$9,950 View invoice PDF
    Dubai FTZ - DHC US$26,015 US$17,902 View invoice PDF
    Hamriyah free zone company US$25,550 US$9,970 View invoice PDF
    Sharjah free zone company US$29,890 US$13,857 View invoice PDF
    Ajman free zone company US$23,125 US$10,500 View invoice PDF
    Ajman Media City free zone company US$18,245 US$11,500 View invoice PDF
    RAKEZ company US$21,950 US$8,269 View invoice PDF
    Jebel Ali FTZ - JAFZA US$28,255 US$16,358 View invoice PDF
    Umm Al Quwain FTZ US$20,520 US$7,170 View invoice PDF
    Fujairah FTZ US$23,215 US$7,840 View invoice PDF
    International Free Zone Authority - IFZA US$24,643 US$16,643 View invoice PDF
    International Free Zone Authority - IFZA (2 visas) US$32,775 US$15,293 View invoice PDF
    IFZA-FZCO Annual Renewal US$12,970 US$12,970 View invoice PDF

  • Other UAE company services

    Other UAE company services and fees
    UAE corporate bank account opening services Remarks Cost
    UAE corporate bank account for a UAE company we register Simple corporate structure and business activity US$4,950
    Complex corporate structure or business activity (e.g. crypto) US$6,950
    UAE corporate bank account for a UAE company we didn’t register UAE corporate bank account for a UAE company US$6,950
    Complex corporate structure or business activity (e.g. crypto) US$8,950
    UAE personal bank account US$2,950
    UAE residency/employment visa Remarks Cost
    Employment visa fees Our fee includes
    i) an Employee Protection Program (EPI) fee (US$23 to US$155 depending on salary range and type of visa);
    ii) a medical fitness test (US$235)
    iii) Emirates ID application (US$165) and
    iv) government application fee (US$1,500). Excludes health insurance fees
    US$4,950
    Golden visa fees US$7,950
    Dependent visa - spouse US$2,950
    Dependent visa - child US$1,950
    UAE company accounting and tax services Remarks Cost
    Annual accounting and tax fees for an active company This is an estimate of Healy Consultants fees. Following receipt of a set of draft accounting numbers from your company, Healy Consultants will accurately advise the accounting and tax fees for your business. US$5,950
    Annual accounting and tax fees for a dormant company US$1,200
    Approximate audit fees (if required) US$2,000
    VAT return Quarterly or monthly depending on volume US$750
    Book-keeping Click here
    Payroll Click here

Timelines

The average UAE setup engagement period is 19 weeks as outlined below:

Service Mainland Free Zone Offshore (except JAFZA) JAFZA offshore Offshore company
Engagement planning One week One week One week One week 2 weeks
Company incorporation Five weeks Six weeks Two weeks Four weeks 2 weeks
Corporate bank account approval Eight weeks Eight weeks 12 weeks Eight weeks 6 weeks
Corporate internet banking approval One week One week One week One week 3 weeks
Engagement completion One week One week One week One week 1 week
Total engagement period 16 weeks 17 weeks 17 weeks 15 weeks 14 weeks


Contact us

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