Setting up a Branch Company in Dubai Jebel Ali Free Zone

Setting up an Branch Company in Jafza

A branch is considered a legal entity of its parent company. Any company established outside the Jebel Ali Free Zone can establish a branch within Jafza. The Branch Company should be 100% owned by the parent company, operate under the same name and conduct the same business.

Branch of Company established in the UAE

The branch of a company established in the UAE can be set up in Jebel Ali Free Zone with the submission of the following documents:

  1. Company Set up Application Form
  2. Original Passport and copy of the designated Manager / Shareholder
  3. No Objection Certificate from Sponsor for each UAE Resident shareholder
  4. Project Summary
  5. EHS (Environment Health and Safety) Application Form
  6. EHS Letter of Undertaking
  7. Copy of UAE License
  8. Copy of the Memorandum of Association
  9. Articles of Association.
  10. Copy of Chamber of Commerce certificate
  11. Official Letter from the company to open branch in Jafza
  12. Original Board Resolution stating the intent of setting up a company in Jafza
  13. Specimen signature of Manager, attested by Jafza

Branch of Company established outside the UAE

The branch of a foreign company established outside the UAE can be set up in Jebel Ali Free Zone with the submission of the following documents:

  1. Specimen signature of Manager attested by Jafza
  2. Certificate of Registration
  3. Memorandum of Association
  4. Articles of Association
  5. Board Resolution or Owner Declaration form

For companies registered outside the UAE, items 2, 3, 4 and 5 must be duly notorised and attested by the UAE Embassy in the country of registration.
(Kindly check attestation rules for UAE embassy in country of origin)

Applicable Fees

One time Registration Fee: AED 5,000
Memorandum of Association & Articles of Association attestation (min 3 copies): AED 200 each
Specimen signature attestation: AED 50 per person
Attestation of Board Resolution: AED 200