Mainland Sole Proprietorship - UAE
UAE has one of the most modern legislation that allows simple business setup for both small and large investors. Sole proprietorship in UAE is a legal entity owned or operated by a single individual with a trade license issued in his/her own name. The owner takes up all the responsibilities of entity including the financial liabilities. Any business establishments that practice professional services and don’t extend to any commercial business are exempted from the CCL or Commercial Companies Law. But, it’s essential to be licensed by the Department of Economic Development or DED. We can help you with incorporating a Sole Establishment in Dubai or anywhere in the United Arab Emirates.
Unlike establishing an LLC or Limited Liability Company, which has at least 51% of shares registered at GCC/UAE national sponsor. Sole proprietorship business in UAE or a qualified foreign investor who practice professional service is granted complete ownership in the company.
Businesses that are owned by foreign national appoint a local service agent to help in obtaining licenses, visas, etc. In most of the case, LSA have no direct involvement in the business. 3A Global Corporate Services Provider is capable of acting as local service agent.
Setting up an Establishment or Sole Proprietorship in UAE
Sole proprietorship business in UAE requires a local service agent, which is either a UAE national or company completely owned by UAE nationals. 3A Global Corporate Services Provider has created 100% UAE-owed LLCs fully managed and controlled through power of attorneys or similar legal agreements. Such companies act as LSA.
The Documents Required for Registration & Approval
- Shareholder passport copy
- UAE resident visa copy, if necessary
- NOC certificate from current resident visa sponsor
- Proof of educational qualification, professional experience
- General manager passport copy
Sole Proprietorship in Dubai
Usually, sole proprietorship in Dubai can be set up by both foreign and local citizens in the Emirate. Establishing a sole proprietorship in Dubai requires a UAE national or national of the GCC. Foreign entrepreneurs who wish to open sole establishments in Dubai will require a local sponsor with a residence permit. In such case, sponsor can be Dubai Company or national.
At 3A Global Corporate Services Provider, we have a track record of having helped entrepreneurs establish their businesses on the mainland as well as in free zones. Our friendly company formation experts do whatever it takes, guiding you patiently through the paperwork so that your application for a Business License is approved in record time.
We are backed by a team of knowledgeable legal experts, who ensure that everything is above board. This way, you don’t have to worry about anything. You can focus on doing what you do best – running your business.
We also have professional accountants and audit experts on board who can assist you with all your financial accounting needs. An Annual Audit is mandatory for all companies set up on the mainland, and our solutions have been helpful to many.