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Q: What benefits are offered to companies setting up in Hamriyah Free Zone?
Hamriyah Free Zone is challenged to provide competitive incentives and unique opportunities to establish a business in a tax free environment, full company ownership, exemptions from all commercial levies and repatriation of capital and profits.
Q: What are the facilities provided to companies wanting to set up in the free zone?
A: The facilities are: Access to 14 meter deep water port and 6 meter deep inner harbor
Land for lease for investor development
Pre-built warehouses, factories and office units for lease
Executive office suites in the International Business Center for lease
On-site accommodation for investors’ personnel
Q: Are the facilities provided on buy or lease basis?
A: The facilities are available on lease basis.
Q: Is financial support provided by the free zone for the proposed projects?
A: There is no financial support provided by the free zone.
Q: Is it possible to establish a branch office of my company in the city of Sharjah or other U.A.E. cities?
A: With exception to FZE and FZC, there are no restrictions to establish a branch outside Hamriyah Free Zone. However a local partner is required, since it is outside the free zone.
Q: What are the types of license provided by the free zone?
A: Hamriyah Free Zone provides 3 types of license: Industrial license, Commercial license and Service license. [For more details please check the License page.]
Q: Can I utilize my Hamriyah Free Zone License to operate from Sharjah or any other emirate?
A: The License issued from Hamriyah Free Zone is valid for operation only inside the free zone territory. It cannot be used to set up a business in any of the other Emirates.
Q: Can I be a partner in more than one company?
A: There are no restrictions on the number of businesses the investor can be involved in.
Q: Which companies can be part of Hamriyah Free Zone?
A: As a provider of an ideal business environment, service provider; traders and manufacturers will certainly find a place in the free zone.
Q: What is the minimum capital required to establish a company in the free zone?
A: If you are establishing a FZE or an FZC, the minimum capital requirement is AED 150,000/- or US $ 41,000 (applicable for plots), but there is no minimum capital required when setting up a branch of a foreign / local company. [For more information, refer to Company Registration page.]
Q: Is a local partner required to invest in Hamriyah Free Zone?
A: No, establishing a business in Hamriyah Free Zone gives you an exclusive proprietorship.
Q: Is there any corporate or income tax applied to companies or to individuals?
A: No, there is no corporate or income tax applied to companies or to individuals.
Q: Will Hamriyah Free Zone assist in constructing my factory/ warehouse building?
A: Hamriyah Free Zone will provide you on request with a list of registered consultants and contractors.
Q: What are the customs procedures of Sharjah?
A: Kindly visit Sharjah Customs Department website
Q: Are there restrictions on employment of the company’s personnel?
A: No, provided you adhere to the immigration procedures.
Q: What is the maximum number of employees allowed?
A: The number of employees depends on the nature and size of your proposed project.
Q: How long is my residence visa valid?
A: 3 years from the date of issue.
Q: What are the restrictions on bringing my family?
A: There are no restrictions provided that you follow the immigration procedure.
Q: Can I convert my driving license?
A: Yes, provided that your driving license is issued from one of the countries that the UAE recognizes their driving licenses. A local UAE Driving license can be issued against this upon completing certain formalities.
Q: Can I reside in any of the U.A.E. Emirates while conducting business in Hamriyah Free Zone?
A: You can reside in any of the emirates of the UAE, provided you have a valid residence visa.
Q: Are there any restrictions on traveling outside the country?
A: There are no restrictions provided that you do carry a valid visa.
Q: Are there any restrictions to importing and exporting of goods?
A: There are no restrictions on importing and exporting goods that are approved on your license. No duties are imposed on goods imported and/ or exported from within the Free Zone.
Q: Can we sell our product in the local market (U.A.E.)?
A: Yes. A local distributor and the payment of relevant customs duties are required.
Q: Can I transfer my money outside the country freely?
A: Yes since authorities do not impose restrictions on the movement of capital or profits.
Q: How do we get more information about Sharjah?
A: Please refer to our Useful Links page where you can find links to the main information about Sharjah.
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