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Welcome to IFZA Docs!

This page allows you to access the most up-to-date IFZA forms and guidelines. Please bookmark this page to ensure that your submissions are made using the latest versions of IFZA forms. Contact your dedicated Client Engagement Manager for additional assistance.

NEW BUSINESS INCORPORATION

Required Forms:

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on the pop-up menu, then select the directory where you want to save the file.

Supporting Documents:

  • Passport Photo
  • Passport Copy
  • Emirates ID & Residency Visa Copies (If residing in UAE)

References:

Incorporation Process

Additional Information

      • If the client requires a specific Arabic company name translation be sure to type it on the application form.
      • Professional Partners should sign, stamp and date all forms and supporting documents.
      • Be sure to include relevant and accessible email addresses on the application form.
      • Once security clearance is obtained, the client will be sent via email, an e-legal form and a signatory form to sign.
      • If there is more than one shareholder, the General Manager must sign and return the forms first before processing of the other shareholders can start.
RENEWALS

Required Forms:

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on the pop-up menu, then select the directory where you want to save the file.

Renewals Process

Additional Information

        • A Certificate of Continuation will be issued for all renewed companies evidencing they are the same legal entity.
        • IFZA can assist Licensees to align their business activities to IFZA Dubai’s expanded business activity list.
        • Ensure all supporting documents meet IFZA standards.
        • Be sure to update IFZA with relevant and accessible email addresses that the signatory form can be sent to.
        • Once security clearance is obtained, the client will be sent via email a signatory form for the General Manager and all shareholders to sign.
        • Company documents will be sent via email as a soft copy with hard copies available for collection from IFZA Dubai Head Office.
        • Fee adjustments may apply on a pro-rata basis.
MIGRATION

Required Forms:

Right click the button to download the file and select “Save Link as…”
on the pop-up menu, then select the directory where you want to save the file.

Supporting Documents:

  • Emirates ID & Residency Visa Copies (If residing in UAE)

References:

Migration Process

Additional Information

        • Licensees will be able to maintain their existing company structure and previous license price.
        • A Certificate of Continuation will be issued for all migrated companies evidencing they are the same legal entity.
        • IFZA can assist Licensees to align their Business Activities to IFZA Dubai’s expanded business activity list.
        • Ensure all supporting documents such meet IFZA standards. See Passport, Photo and EID Reference for more information.
        • Be sure to update IFZA with relevant and accessible email addresses that the signatory form can be sent to.
        • Once security clearance is obtained, the client will be sent via email a signatory form for the General Manager and all shareholders to sign.
        • Company documents will be sent via email as a soft copy with hard copies available for collection from IFZA Dubai Head Office.
        • Fee adjustments may apply on a pro-rata basis.
VISA APPLICATION

Required Forms:

Right click the button to download the file and select “Save Link as…”
on the pop-up menu, then select the directory where you want to save the file.

Supporting Documents:

At Time of Application:

  • Passport Photo
  • Passport copy
  • Emirates ID and UAE Residency Visa Copies (If UAE resident)

During Application:

  • Passport
    • Medical Fitness Test Results
    • Emirates ID Application (with biometrics if required)

References:

Visa Process

Additional Information

          • LIf a client does not have a middle name, this field should be left blank.
          • If a client places an application ‘Inside the UAE’ and is residing in a hotel, the hotel address can be placed in the UAE address field.
          • If a client currently holds, or has held in the past, more than one passport, it is important that this nationality is declared in the ‘Previous Nationality’ field.
          • The ‘Religion’ field must be filled in.
          • Ensure the ‘Father’s Full Name’ and ‘Mother’s Full Name’ fields are completed.
          • An employment contract is sent to the Professional Partner. Partners should work with the client to ensure the employment contract is placed on the Licensee’s letter head OR stamped with the Licensees company stamp on every page.
          • Employment contracts must be signed by the authorized signatory and by the employee.
          • An attested degree certificate will be required for any employee seeking a managerial job title and may be required for shareholders requesting the same.
          • Salary breakdowns are made at the discretion of the client and are required even if there is only one shareholder.
          • A minimum salary of AED 10,000 is required for the sponsoring of dependents.
          • The supporting documents required during application need to be physically provided to IFZA prior to visa stamping.
          • Ensure all supporting documents such as passport photos and passport copies meet IFZA standards. (See Passport, Photo & EID Copy Reference for more information.)
AMENDMENTS

For license amendments please email our Support Team at partner@ifza.com. License amendments can be made at any stage during a company’s lifetime and will be quoted based upon the requested changes.

Examples:

  • Transfer of shares
  • Change of license activities
  • Change of company name
  • Appointment/resignation of roles on the company board
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