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Launched in 2017, a home for the creative industry was born in the cultural capital of UAE- Sharjah, the Sharjah Media City (SHAMS). SHAMS is focused on bringing innovations for creative and media industries in the Free Zone. It drives opportunities to SMEs and established companies, freelancers, and entrepreneurs inclined in media and trading related licenses - making it one of the top picks for business setup in UAE. If you are a creative company looking for an accessible company set up in UAE, SHAMS can give and connect with your objectives as it gives effective company formation services.

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SHAMS Promotion

20% OFF
1 & 2 Year License

Start up Company

for as low as
AED 11,500
OR
AED 2,204.17 / mo
  • Extended until August 31, 2020
Terms & Conditions apply.

25% OFF
3 Year License

Get 3 Year License

for as low as
AED 37,744
OR
AED 7,234 / mo
  • Extended until August 31, 2020
Terms & Conditions apply.

35% OFF
5 Year License

Get 5 Year License

for as low as
AED 54,519
OR
AED 10,449 / mo
  • Extended until August 31, 2020
Terms & Conditions apply.

50% OFF
Media License

Media License

for as low as
AED 5,750
OR
AED 1,102.08 / mo
  • Extended until August 31, 2020
Terms & Conditions apply.
Why choose IBG?

Lowest
Price
Promise

24/7 At Your
Service
Guaranteed

Stay Home
Instant License
At Your Door

Additional, Best
Value
In Same Price

0%
Installment
Plan

Licenses Available
  1. Commercial License
  2. Professional License
  3. Services License
  4. Trading License
  5. General Trading License
  6. Consultancy License
  7. Media License
Why Choose SHAMS?
  1. Wide range of business activities
  2. 100% foreign ownership
  3. Physical presence not required
  4. Share capital not required
  5. 0% corporate or personal income
  6. Deposits are not required
  7. Up to 6 visas allocation on a shared desk facility
  8. No NOC required.
  9. Up to 50 Shareholders/Partners
  10. 3 activities included in the package
Company Setup Packages

Company Setup Packages-0 visa-Basic

AED 6,612.50 From AED 5,750
OR
1,102.08 AED /mo
  • Trade License
  • Up to 3 Activities
  • Up to 10 Shareholders
  • Certificate of Incorporation
  • Share Certificate
  • Office Rental Agreement
  • MOA and AOA
  • Official Company Stamp
  • Expiry Reminder Services
  • Brand Identity (logo design / Business Card Design)
  • Bank Account Opening Assistance (UAE)
  • Free IBG Fee on first renewal
  • 1 Free Visa processing for Investor from A to Z
  • Website Mock-up / Landing Page (1 only)
  • Door-to-door document delivery (within Dubai)
  • Website Consultation
  • Digital Marketing Consultation
  • VAT & Accounting and Bookkeeping Consultation
  • Marketing Consultation
  • HR & Recruitment Consultation
  • Service Shopper Consultation
  • Real Estate Shopper

Company Setup Packages-0 visa-Elite

AED 8,912.50 From AED 7,750
OR
1,485.42 AED /mo
    Everything in Basic Plus:
  • 1 Free Visa processing for Employee from A to Z
  • OR

  • 3 Free Visa processing for Dependents from A to Z
  • Mail Management

Company Setup Packages-0 visa-Executive

10,637.50 From AED 9,250
OR
1,772.92 AED /mo
    Everything in Elite Plus:
  • 1 Free Visa processing for Employee from A to Z
  • OR

  • 1 Free Visa processing for Dependents from A to Z
  • Health Insurance Assistance
  • VAT Registration - One Time Only
  • Email Setup Assistance
  • Dedicated Account Manager
  • VIP assistance for visa application and Company incorporation

Company Setup Packages-1 visa-Basic

AED 10,838.75 From AED 9,425
OR
1,806.46 AED /mo
  • Trade License
  • Up to 3 Activities
  • Up to 10 Shareholders
  • Certificate of Incorporation
  • Share Certificate
  • Office Rental Agreement
  • MOA and AOA
  • Official Company Stamp
  • Expiry Reminder Services
  • Brand Identity (logo design / Business Card Design)
  • Bank Account Opening Assistance (UAE)
  • Free IBG Fee on first renewal
  • 1 Free Visa processing for Investor from A to Z
  • Website Mock-up / Landing Page (1 only)
  • Door-to-door document delivery (within Dubai)
  • Website Consultation
  • Digital Marketing Consultation
  • VAT & Accounting and Bookkeeping Consultation
  • Marketing Consultation
  • HR & Recruitment Consultation
  • Service Shopper Consultation
  • Real Estate Shopper

Company Setup Packages-1 visa-Elite

AED 13,138.75 From AED 11,425
OR
2,189.79 AED /mo
    Everything in Basic Plus:
  • 1 Free Visa processing for Employee from A to Z
  • OR

  • 3 Free Visa processing for Dependents from A to Z
  • Mail Management

Company Setup Packages-1 visa-Executive

AED 14,863.75 From AED 12,925
OR
2,477.29 AED /mo
    Everything in Elite Plus:
  • 1 Free Visa processing for Employee from A to Z
  • OR

  • 1 Free Visa processing for Dependents from A to Z
  • Health Insurance Assistance
  • VAT Registration - One Time Only
  • Email Setup Assistance
  • Dedicated Account Manager
  • VIP assistance for visa application and Company incorporation

Company Setup Packages-2 visa-Basic

AED 12,678.75 From AED 11,025
OR
2,113.13 AED /mo
  • Trade License
  • Up to 3 Activities
  • Up to 10 Shareholders
  • Certificate of Incorporation
  • Share Certificate
  • Office Rental Agreement
  • MOA and AOA
  • Official Company Stamp
  • Expiry Reminder Services
  • Brand Identity (logo design / Business Card Design)
  • Bank Account Opening Assistance (UAE)
  • Free IBG Fee on first renewal
  • 1 Free Visa processing for Investor from A to Z
  • Website Mock-up / Landing Page (1 only)
  • Door-to-door document delivery (within Dubai)
  • Website Consultation
  • Digital Marketing Consultation
  • VAT & Accounting and Bookkeeping Consultation
  • Marketing Consultation
  • HR & Recruitment Consultation
  • Service Shopper Consultation
  • Real Estate Shopper


Company Setup Packages-2 visa-Elite

AED 14,978.75 From AED 13,025
OR
2,496.46 AED /mo
    Everything in Basic Plus:
  • 1 Free Visa processing for Employee from A to Z
  • OR

  • 3 Free Visa processing for Dependents from A to Z
  • Mail Management

Company Setup Packages-2 visa-Executive

AED 16,703.75 From AED 14,525
OR
2,783.96 AED /mo
    Everything in Elite Plus:
  • 1 Free Visa processing for Employee from A to Z
  • OR

  • 1 Free Visa processing for Dependents from A to Z
  • Health Insurance Assistance
  • VAT Registration - One Time Only
  • Email Setup Assistance
  • Dedicated Account Manager
  • VIP assistance for visa application and Company incorporation

Company Setup Packages-3 visa-Basic

AED 14,518.75 From AED 12,625
OR
2,419.79 AED /mo
  • Trade License
  • Up to 3 Activities
  • Up to 10 Shareholders
  • Certificate of Incorporation
  • Share Certificate
  • Office Rental Agreement
  • MOA and AOA
  • Official Company Stamp
  • Expiry Reminder Services
  • Brand Identity (logo design / Business Card Design)
  • Bank Account Opening Assistance (UAE)
  • Free IBG Fee on first renewal
  • 1 Free Visa processing for Investor from A to Z
  • Website Mock-up / Landing Page (1 only)
  • Door-to-door document delivery (within Dubai)
  • Website Consultation
  • Digital Marketing Consultation
  • VAT & Accounting and Bookkeeping Consultation
  • Marketing Consultation
  • HR & Recruitment Consultation
  • Service Shopper Consultation
  • Real Estate Shopper

Company Setup Packages-3 visa-Elite

AED 16,818.75 From AED 14,625
OR
2,803.13 AED /mo
    Everything in Basic Plus:
  • 1 Free Visa processing for Employee from A to Z
  • OR

  • 3 Free Visa processing for Dependents from A to Z
  • Mail Management

Company Setup Packages-3 visa-Executive

AED 18,543.75 From AED 16,125
OR
3,090.63 AED /mo
    Everything in Elite Plus:
  • 1 Free Visa processing for Employee from A to Z
  • OR

  • 1 Free Visa processing for Dependents from A to Z
  • Health Insurance Assistance
  • VAT Registration - One Time Only
  • Email Setup Assistance
  • Dedicated Account Manager
  • VIP assistance for visa application and Company incorporation

Company Setup Packages-4 visa-Basic

AED 16,358.75 From AED 14,225
OR
2,726.46 AED /mo
  • Trade License
  • Up to 3 Activities
  • Up to 10 Shareholders
  • Certificate of Incorporation
  • Share Certificate
  • Office Rental Agreement
  • MOA and AOA
  • Official Company Stamp
  • Expiry Reminder Services
  • Brand Identity (logo design / Business Card Design)
  • Bank Account Opening Assistance (UAE)
  • Free IBG Fee on first renewal
  • 1 Free Visa processing for Investor from A to Z
  • Website Mock-up / Landing Page (1 only)
  • Door-to-door document delivery (within Dubai)
  • Website Consultation
  • Digital Marketing Consultation
  • VAT & Accounting and Bookkeeping Consultation
  • Marketing Consultation
  • HR & Recruitment Consultation
  • Service Shopper Consultation
  • Real Estate Shopper

Company Setup Packages-4 visa-Elite

AED 18,658.75 From AED 16,225
OR
3,109.79 AED /mo
    Everything in Basic Plus:
  • 1 Free Visa processing for Employee from A to Z
  • OR

  • 3 Free Visa processing for Dependents from A to Z
  • Mail Management

Company Setup Packages-4 visa-Executive

AED 20,383.75 From AED 17,725
OR
3,397.29 AED /mo
    Everything in Elite Plus:
  • 1 Free Visa processing for Employee from A to Z
  • OR

  • 1 Free Visa processing for Dependents from A to Z
  • Health Insurance Assistance
  • VAT Registration - One Time Only
  • Email Setup Assistance
  • Dedicated Account Manager
  • VIP assistance for visa application and Company incorporation

Company Setup Packages-5 visa-Basic

AED 18,198.75 From AED 15,825
OR
3,033.13 AED /mo
  • Trade License
  • Up to 3 Activities
  • Up to 10 Shareholders
  • Certificate of Incorporation
  • Share Certificate
  • Office Rental Agreement
  • MOA and AOA
  • Official Company Stamp
  • Expiry Reminder Services
  • Brand Identity (logo design / Business Card Design)
  • Bank Account Opening Assistance (UAE)
  • Free IBG Fee on first renewal
  • 1 Free Visa processing for Investor from A to Z
  • Website Mock-up / Landing Page (1 only)
  • Door-to-door document delivery (within Dubai)
  • Website Consultation
  • Digital Marketing Consultation
  • VAT & Accounting and Bookkeeping Consultation
  • Marketing Consultation
  • HR & Recruitment Consultation
  • Service Shopper Consultation
  • Real Estate Shopper

Company Setup Packages-5 visa-Elite

AED 20,498.75 From AED 17,825
OR
3,416.46 AED /mo
    Everything in Basic Plus:
  • 1 Free Visa processing for Employee from A to Z
  • OR

  • 3 Free Visa processing for Dependents from A to Z
  • Mail Management

Company Setup Packages-5 visa-Executive

AED 22,223.75 From AED 19,325
OR
3,703.96 AED /mo
    Everything in Elite Plus:
  • 1 Free Visa processing for Employee from A to Z
  • OR

  • 1 Free Visa processing for Dependents from A to Z
  • Health Insurance Assistance
  • VAT Registration - One Time Only
  • Email Setup Assistance
  • Dedicated Account Manager
  • VIP assistance for visa application and Company incorporation

Company Setup Packages-6 visa-Basic

AED 20,038.75 From AED 17,425
OR
3,339.79 AED /mo
  • Trade License
  • Up to 3 Activities
  • Up to 10 Shareholders
  • Certificate of Incorporation
  • Share Certificate
  • Office Rental Agreement
  • MOA and AOA
  • Official Company Stamp
  • Expiry Reminder Services
  • Brand Identity (logo design / Business Card Design)
  • Bank Account Opening Assistance (UAE)
  • Free IBG Fee on first renewal
  • 1 Free Visa processing for Investor from A to Z
  • Website Mock-up / Landing Page (1 only)
  • Door-to-door document delivery (within Dubai)
  • Website Consultation
  • Digital Marketing Consultation
  • VAT & Accounting and Bookkeeping Consultation
  • Marketing Consultation
  • HR & Recruitment Consultation
  • Service Shopper Consultation
  • Real Estate Shopper

Company Setup Packages-6 visa-Elite

AED 22,338.75 From AED 19,425
OR
3,723.13 AED /mo
    Everything in Basic Plus:
  • 1 Free Visa processing for Employee from A to Z
  • OR

  • 3 Free Visa processing for Dependents from A to Z
  • Mail Management

Company Setup Packages-6 visa-Executive

AED 24,063.75 From AED 20,925
OR
4,010.63 AED /mo
    Everything in Elite Plus:
  • 1 Free Visa processing for Employee from A to Z
  • OR

  • 1 Free Visa processing for Dependents from A to Z
  • Health Insurance Assistance
  • VAT Registration - One Time Only
  • Email Setup Assistance
  • Dedicated Account Manager
  • VIP assistance for visa application and Company incorporation

Company Setup Packages-holding visa-Basic

AED 11,500 From AED 9,500
OR
1,917 AED /mo
  • Trade License
  • Up to 3 Activities
  • Up to 10 Shareholders
  • Certificate of Incorporation
  • Share Certificate
  • Office Rental Agreement
  • MOA and AOA
  • Official Company Stamp
  • Expiry Reminder Services
  • Brand Identity (logo design / Business Card Design)
  • Bank Account Opening Assistance (UAE)
  • Free IBG Fee on first renewal
  • 1 Free Visa processing for Investor from A to Z
  • Website Mock-up / Landing Page (1 only)
  • Door-to-door document delivery (within Dubai)
  • Website Consultation
  • Digital Marketing Consultation
  • VAT & Accounting and Bookkeeping Consultation
  • Marketing Consultation
  • HR & Recruitment Consultation
  • Service Shopper Consultation
  • Real Estate Shopper

Company Setup Packages-holding visa-Elite

AED 13,000 From AED 11,500
OR
2,250 AED /mo
    Everything in Basic Plus:
  • 1 Free Visa processing for Employee from A to Z
  • 3 Free Visa processing for Dependents from A to Z
  • Mail Management

Company Setup Packages-holding visa-Executive

AED 14,500 From AED 13,000
OR
2,417 AED /mo
    Everything in Elite Plus:
  • 1 Free Visa processing for Employee from A to Z
  • 1 Free Visa processing for Dependents from A to Z
  • Health Insurance Assistance
  • VAT Registration - One Time Only
  • Email Setup Assistance
  • Dedicated Account Manager

**Government charges applies.
**Discounted Price will be applicable for one-time payment only.
***Installment fee is calculated for 6 months. But it is also available in 3, 9 and 12 months for selected banks only.
Visa Processing Packages

Visa Processing Packages-Employment-Basic

AED 6,089.25 From AED 5,295
OR
1,014.88 AED /mo
  • Medical Test and Emirates ID Typing
  • Medical Test and Emirates ID Application - Normal
  • Medical Results within 48 hours
  • Medical Report will be collected on your behalf
  • Stamped passport and Emirates ID will be collected on our office

Visa Processing Packages-Employment-Elite

AED 6,549.25 From AED 5,695
OR
1,091.54 AED /mo
  • Medical Test and Emirates ID Typing
  • Medical Test and Emirates ID Application - Normal
  • Medical Results within 48 hours
  • PRO assistance in every step of the process
  • Pick up and drop off to agreed meeting place
  • Stamped passport and Emirates ID will be collected on our office

Visa Processing Packages-Employment-Executive

AED 6,894.25 From AED 5,995
OR
1,149.04 AED /mo
  • Medical Test and Emirates ID Typing
  • Medical Test and Emirates ID Application - Normal
  • Medical Results within 48 hours
  • PRO assistance in every step of the process
  • Pick up and drop off to any point in Dubai
  • Medical Report will be collected on your behalf
  • Stamped passport and Emirates ID will be collected on our office

Visa Processing Packages-Employment-VIP

AED 10,919.25 From AED 9,495
OR
1,819.88 AED /mo
  • Medical Test and Emirates ID Typing
  • VIP Medical Test and EID Application
  • PRO assistance in every step of the process
  • Inclusion of Medical Test and Emirates ID's fees
  • Pick up and drop off to any point in Dubai
  • Pick up and drop off from Airport to your preferred location**
  • Medical Report will be collected on your behalf
  • Stamped passport and Emirates ID will be collected on our office will be delivered at your doorstep

*In the case of an inside country application, change status fee apply.
**Immigration card and E-channel fees apply.
***Discounted price is applicable for one-time payment only.
****Installment fee is calculated for 6 months. But it is also available for 3, 9 and months for selected banks only.

Visa Processing Packages-Employment-Basic

AED 5,582.10 From AED 4,854
OR
930.35 AED /mo
  • Medical Test and Emirates ID Typing
  • Medical Test and Emirates ID Application - Normal
  • Medical Results within 48 hours
  • Medical Report will be collected on your behalf
  • Stamped passport and Emirates ID will be collected on our office

Visa Processing Packages-Employment-Elite

AED 6,042.10 From AED 5,254
OR
1,007.02 AED /mo
  • Medical Test and Emirates ID Typing
  • Medical Test and Emirates ID Application - Normal
  • Medical Results within 48 hours
  • PRO assistance in every step of the process
  • Pick up and drop off to agreed meeting place
  • Stamped passport and Emirates ID will be collected on our office

Visa Processing Packages-Employment-Executive

AED 6,387.10 From AED 5,554
OR
1,064.52 AED /mo
  • Medical Test and Emirates ID Typing
  • Medical Test and Emirates ID Application - Normal
  • Medical Results within 48 hours
  • PRO assistance in every step of the process
  • Pick up and drop off to any point in Dubai
  • Medical Report will be collected on your behalf
  • Stamped passport and Emirates ID will be collected on our office

Visa Processing Packages-Employment-VIP

AED 10,412.10 From AED 9,054
OR
1,735.35 AED /mo
  • Medical Test and Emirates ID Typing
  • VIP Medical Test and EID Application
  • PRO assistance in every step of the process
  • Inclusion of Medical Test and Emirates ID's fees
  • Pick up and drop off to any point in Dubai
  • Pick up and drop off from Airport to your preferred location**
  • Medical Report will be collected on your behalf
  • Stamped passport and Emirates ID will be collected on our office will be delivered at your doorstep

*In the case of an inside country application, change status fee apply.
**Immigration card and E-channel fees apply.
***Discounted price is applicable for one-time payment only.
****Installment fee is calculated for 6 months. But it is also available for 3, 9 and months for selected banks only.

Visa Processing Packages-Dependent-Basic

AED 3,818 From AED 3,320
OR
636.33 AED /mo
  • Medical Test and Emirates ID Typing
  • Medical Test and Emirates ID Application - Normal
  • Medical Results within 48 hours
  • Medical Report will be collected on your behalf
  • Stamped passport and Emirates ID will be collected on our office

Visa Processing Packages-Dependent-Elite

AED 4,278 From AED 3,720
OR
713 AED /mo
  • Medical Test and Emirates ID Typing
  • Medical Test and Emirates ID Application - Normal
  • Medical Results within 48 hours
  • PRO assistance in every step of the process
  • Pick up and drop off to agreed meeting place
  • Stamped passport and Emirates ID will be collected on our office

Visa Processing Packages-Dependent-Executive

AED 4,623 From AED 4,020
OR
770.5 AED /mo
  • Medical Test and Emirates ID Typing
  • Medical Test and Emirates ID Application - Normal
  • Medical Results within 48 hours
  • PRO assistance in every step of the process
  • Pick up and drop off to any point in Dubai
  • Medical Report will be collected on your behalf
  • Stamped passport and Emirates ID will be collected on our office

Visa Processing Packages-Dependent-VIP

AED 8,648 From AED 7,520
OR
1,441.33 AED /mo
  • Medical Test and Emirates ID Typing
  • VIP Medical Test and EID Application
  • PRO assistance in every step of the process
  • Inclusion of Medical Test and Emirates ID's fees
  • Pick up and drop off to any point in Dubai
  • Pick up and drop off from Airport to your preferred location**
  • Medical Report will be collected on your behalf
  • Stamped passport and Emirates ID will be collected on our office will be delivered at your doorstep

*In the case of an inside country application, change status fee apply.
**Immigration card and E-channel fees apply.
***Discounted price is applicable for one-time payment only.
****Installment fee is calculated for 6 months. But it is also available for 3, 9 and months for selected banks only.

Visa Processing Packages-Dependent-Basic

AED 3,818 From AED 3,320
OR
636.33 AED /mo
  • Medical Test and Emirates ID Typing
  • Medical Test and Emirates ID Application - Normal
  • Medical Results within 48 hours
  • Medical Report will be collected on your behalf
  • Stamped passport and Emirates ID will be collected on our office

Visa Processing Packages-Dependent-Elite

AED 4,278 From AED 3,720
OR
713 AED /mo
  • Medical Test and Emirates ID Typing
  • Medical Test and Emirates ID Application - Normal
  • Medical Results within 48 hours
  • PRO assistance in every step of the process
  • Pick up and drop off to agreed meeting place
  • Stamped passport and Emirates ID will be collected on our office

Visa Processing Packages-Dependent-Executive

AED 4,623 From AED 4,020
OR
770.5 AED /mo
  • Medical Test and Emirates ID Typing
  • Medical Test and Emirates ID Application - Normal
  • Medical Results within 48 hours
  • PRO assistance in every step of the process
  • Pick up and drop off to any point in Dubai
  • Medical Report will be collected on your behalf
  • Stamped passport and Emirates ID will be collected on our office

Visa Processing Packages-Dependent-VIP

AED 8,648 From AED 7,520
OR
1,441.33 AED /mo
  • Medical Test and Emirates ID Typing
  • VIP Medical Test and EID Application
  • PRO assistance in every step of the process
  • Inclusion of Medical Test and Emirates ID's fees
  • Pick up and drop off to any point in Dubai
  • Pick up and drop off from Airport to your preferred location**
  • Medical Report will be collected on your behalf
  • Stamped passport and Emirates ID will be collected on our office will be delivered at your doorstep

*In the case of an inside country application, change status fee apply.
**Immigration card and E-channel fees apply.
***Discounted price is applicable for one-time payment only.
****Installment fee is calculated for 6 months. But it is also available for 3, 9 and months for selected banks only.

Visa Processing Packages-Dependent-Basic

AED 4,048 From AED 3,520
OR
674.67 AED /mo
  • Medical Test and Emirates ID Typing
  • Medical Test and Emirates ID Application - Normal
  • Medical Results within 48 hours
  • Medical Report will be collected on your behalf
  • Stamped passport and Emirates ID will be collected on our office

Visa Processing Packages-Dependent-Elite

AED 4,278 From AED 3,720
OR
713 AED /mo
  • Medical Test and Emirates ID Typing
  • Medical Test and Emirates ID Application - Normal
  • Medical Results within 48 hours
  • PRO assistance in every step of the process
  • Pick up and drop off to agreed meeting place
  • Stamped passport and Emirates ID will be collected on our office

Visa Processing Packages-Dependent-Executive

AED 4,623 From AED 4,020
OR
770.5 AED /mo
  • Medical Test and Emirates ID Typing
  • Medical Test and Emirates ID Application - Normal
  • Medical Results within 48 hours
  • PRO assistance in every step of the process
  • Pick up and drop off to any point in Dubai
  • Medical Report will be collected on your behalf
  • Stamped passport and Emirates ID will be collected on our office

Visa Processing Packages-Dependent-VIP

AED 8,648 From AED 7,520
OR
1,441.33 AED /mo
  • Medical Test and Emirates ID Typing
  • VIP Medical Test and EID Application
  • PRO assistance in every step of the process
  • Inclusion of Medical Test and Emirates ID's fees
  • Pick up and drop off to any point in Dubai
  • Pick up and drop off from Airport to your preferred location**
  • Medical Report will be collected on your behalf
  • Stamped passport and Emirates ID will be collected on our office will be delivered at your doorstep

*In the case of an inside country application, change status fee apply.
**Immigration card and E-channel fees apply.
***Discounted price is applicable for one-time payment only.
****Installment fee is calculated for 6 months. But it is also available for 3, 9 and months for selected banks only.

Visa Processing Packages-Dependent-Basic

AED 12,126.75 AED 10,545
OR
2,021.13 AED /mo
  • Medical Test and Emirates ID Typing
  • Medical Test and Emirates ID Application - Normal
  • Medical Results within 48 hours
  • Medical Report will be collected on your behalf
  • Stamped passport and Emirates ID will be collected on our office

Visa Processing Packages-Dependent-Elite

AED 12,356.75 AED 10,745
OR
2,059.46 AED /mo
  • Medical Test and Emirates ID Typing
  • Medical Test and Emirates ID Application - Normal
  • Medical Results within 48 hours
  • PRO assistance in every step of the process
  • Pick up and drop off to agreed meeting place
  • Stamped passport and Emirates ID will be collected on our office

Visa Processing Packages-Dependent-Executive

AED 12,701.75 AED 11,045
OR
2,116.96 AED /mo
  • Medical Test and Emirates ID Typing
  • Medical Test and Emirates ID Application - Normal
  • Medical Results within 48 hours
  • PRO assistance in every step of the process
  • Pick up and drop off to any point in Dubai
  • Medical Report will be collected on your behalf
  • Stamped passport and Emirates ID will be collected on our office

Visa Processing Packages-Dependent-VIP

AED 16,726.75 AED 14,545
OR
2,787.79 AED /mo
  • Medical Test and Emirates ID Typing
  • VIP Medical Test and EID Application
  • PRO assistance in every step of the process
  • Inclusion of Medical Test and Emirates ID's fees
  • Pick up and drop off to any point in Dubai
  • Pick up and drop off from Airport to your preferred location**
  • Medical Report will be collected on your behalf
  • Stamped passport and Emirates ID will be collected on our office will be delivered at your doorstep

*In the case of an inside country application, change status fee apply.
**Immigration card and E-channel fees apply.
***Discounted price is applicable for one-time payment only.
****Installment fee is calculated for 6 months. But it is also available for 3, 9 and months for selected banks only.
Process & Timeline
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This page provides applicants guidelines on the submission of the application's requirements to avoid inconveniences. This guideline is not necessary to include with the application.

All applications should have complete information/documentation. Failure to comply with the requirements at any stage could result in the cancellation of the application in the light of both the Authority and the Emirate laws under the general umbrella of the UAE's laws. Following the decrees of the Authority, those incomplete information/documentation will be returned or will not be accepted until all the requirements are fulfilled.

At any stage, the Authority has the right to request additional documents of the application process to facilitate the registration and approval.

Refund of fee is not allowed throughout the application process, or the terms and conditions of the refund guidelines may apply as per the terms and conditions of the Authority

Note:The total timeline indicated above is from the preparation of documents to the license issuance stage.

TIMELINE
Submission of Documents - depends on the client
Name Reservation - 1 day

Step 1.1 Submit all the required documents and payment to the authorities or a third-party provider.

See the checklist below.

INDIVIDUAL SHAREHOLDER 

Documents Required

Remarks
Company Setup Onboarding Form Provided by Authority
Terms and Conditions Provided by Authority
Visa Page (if resident)

Scanned clear copy, colored

UAE Entry Stamp

Scanned clear copy, colored

Emirates ID (if resident)

Scanned clear copy, colored

Passport Copy Scanned clear copy, uncut with full border. Please see the guidelines below
Passport size photo for all shareholders

Please see the photo guidelines below.


INDIVIDUAL SHAREHOLDER Documents Required Remarks
Company Setup Onboarding Form Provided by Authority
Terms and Conditions Provided by Authority
Passport Copy Scanned clear copy, uncut with full border. Please see the guidelines below.
Passport size photo for all shareholders Please see the photo guidelines below.

CORPORATE SHAREHOLDER Documents Required Remarks
Company Setup Onboarding Form Provided by Authority
Term and Conditions Provided by Authority
Board Resolution Original Copy & Attested
Incorporation Documents Certified True Copy
Passport Copy Scanned clear copy, uncut with full border. Please see the guidelines below.
Passport size photo for all shareholders Please see the photo guidelines below.

**A third-party provider may require more requirements


Additional requirements of IBG:
Service Agreement Signed by the Authorized person
Know Your Client Form (KYC) Complete, per Shareholder

Passport Size Photo Guidelines:
  • White Background
  • Teeth should not be visible
  • Light-colored shirts are not allowed
  • Jewelry and eyeglasses not allowed
  • No handwritten marks allowed on the photos
  • Must be in high resolution

Passport Copy Guidelines:
  • Colored and clear full page of the passport
  • Passport should be valid for a minimum of 7 months
  • Amendment/modification page should be included (if applicable)
  • Additional remarks for below nationalities:
    1. India - First and last page copy
    2. Pakistan - First and second-page copy
    3. Sri Lanka - First and fourth-page copy
    4. US - First and special comment page copy
    5. Nepal - First and last page copy

Step 1.2 Submit all the required documents and payment to the authorities or to a third-party provider.

Step 2.1: Review and prepare documents submitted by the client

Step 2.2 Obtain signatures from the client.

Step 2.3 Send three (3) Trade Name options to the Authority for approval.

Note: Submission of documents to the authorities can be done the same day the client submitted the documents. Documents submitted after 3:00 pm will be processed the next day. Trade Name reservation can also be done while completing the documents.

The Authority will review the submitted Trade Names. The Authority will notify and grant Name Reservation Certificate to the client or the third party provider if (1) name matches the criteria.

Note: The client may not proceed to the next stage unless the Trade Name is approved.

TIMELINE
Submission of Documents - 1 working day
Pre-Approval - 3-5 working days

Submit application together with the complete documentation and payment to the Authority.

Note:Submission of documents to the authorities can be done the same day the client submitted the documents. Documents submitted after 3:00 pm will be processed the next day. Trade Name reservation can also be done while completing the documents

The Authority will review the documents once completed and payment received..

Note: In some cases, the Authority may request more information or documentation before proceeding

TIMELINE
License Issuance - 1-3 working days

After carefully reviewing all the documents, the Authority will notify the client or the third party provider that the application has been approved.

The Authority will issue the following documents:

Incorporation Documents
Single Shareholder Multiple Shareholder
Trade License Trade License
Certificate of Formation Certificate of Formation
Share Register Share Register
Office Rental Agreement (if applicable) Memorandum of Association
Office Rental Agreement

Once a license application is approved, the third party provider may proceed to the next step, which is visa processing (if only applicable).

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This page provides applicants guidelines on the submission of the application's requirements to avoid inconveniences. This guideline is not necessary to include with the application.

All applications should have complete information/documentation. Failure to comply with the requirements at any stage could result in the cancellation of the application in the light of both the Authority and the Emirate laws under the general umbrella of the UAE's laws. Following the decrees of the Authority, those incomplete information/documentation will be returned or will not be accepted until all the requirements are fulfilled.

At any stage, the Authority has the right to request additional documents of the application process to facilitate the registration and approval.

Refund of fee is not allowed throughout the application process, or the terms and conditions of the refund guidelines may apply as per the terms and conditions of the Authority.

Note:The total timeline indicated above is from the preparation of documents to the license issuance stage.

TIMELINE
Preparation and submission of Documents - depends on the client
Obtaining Client Signature - 1 working day | depends on the client

Step 1.1 Prepare all the necessary documents.

See the checklist below.

Documents Required

Remarks
Company Setup Onboarding Form See link
Authorized Signatory Form Provided by Authority
Terms and Conditions Provided by Authority
Name Reservation Form Provided by authority
Individual Documents

Remarks

Visa Page (if resident) Scanned clear copy, colored
UAE Entry Stamp Scanned clear copy, colored
Passport copy Scanned clear copy, colored
Passport size photo Please see photo guidelines below

Branch Company Remarks
Board of Resolution Scanned clear copy, Attested
Memorandum of Association Scanned clear copy, Attested
Certificate of Incorporation Scanned clear copy, Attested
Certificate of Incumbency or Good Standing Certificate Scanned clear copy, Attested

Passport Size Photo Guidelines:
  • White Background
  • Teeth should not be visible
  • Light-colored shirts are not allowed
  • Jewelry and eyeglasses not allowed
  • No handwritten marks allowed on the photos
  • Must be in high resolution

Passport Copy Guidelines:
  • Colored and clear full page of the passport
  • Passport should be valid for a minimum of 7 months
  • Amendment/modification page should be included (if applicable)
  • Additional remarks for below nationalities:
    1. India - First and last page copy
    2. Pakistan - First and second-page copy
    3. Sri Lanka - First and fourth-page copy
    4. US - First and special comment page copy
    5. Nepal - First and last page copy

Step 1.2:Submit all the required documents and payment to the authorities or to a third-party provider.

Step 2.1 Review and prepare documents submitted by the client.

Step 2.2 Obtain signatures from the client.

Note:Submission of documents to the authorities can be done the same day the client submitted the documents. Documents submitted after 3:00 pm will be processed the next day. Trade Name reservation can also be done while completing the documents.

TIMELINE
Submission of Documents - 1 working day
Pre-Approval - 3-5 working days

Submit application together with the complete documentation and payment to the Authority.

Note: Submission of documents to the authorities can be done the same day the client submitted the documents. Documents submitted after 3:00 pm will be processed the next day. Trade Name reservation can also be done while completing the documents

The Authority will review the documents once completed and payment received.

Note: In some cases, the Authority may request more information or documentation before proceeding.

TIMELINE
License Issuance - 1-3 working days

After carefully reviewing all the documents, the Authority will notify the client or the third party provider that the application has been approved.

The Authority will issue the following documents:

Incorporation Documents
Trade License
Certificate of Incorporation
Share Certificate for each Shareholder 
Memorandum of Association**
Articles of Association
Office Rental Agreement

Once a license application is approved, the third party provider may proceed to the next step, which is visa processing (if only applicable).

This page provides applicants guidelines on the submission of the application's requirements to avoid inconveniences. This guideline is not necessary to include with the application. 

All applications should have complete information/documentation. Failure to comply with the requirements at any stage could result in the cancellation of the application in the light of both the Authority and the Emirate laws under the general umbrella of the UAE's laws. Following the decrees of the Authority, those incomplete information/documentation will be returned or will not be accepted until all the requirements are fulfilled.

At any stage, the Authority has the right to request additional documents of the application process to facilitate the registration and approval.

Refund of fee is not allowed throughout the application process, or the terms and conditions of the refund guidelines may apply as per the terms and conditions of the Authority.

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As your business expands and grows and business structure may have changed, you would need to modify your license. You can always perform different types of amendments on your valid business license or during the time of renewal. Type of amendments includes Ownership Related Amendments, Activity Related Amendments and Other Types Of Amendments. The issuing authority facilitates and processes all amendments to company registers and licenses, such as Change of Directors, change of company name, change of company address. In all scenarios of amendment, IBG offers the best advice and services you need for amend your trade license in Mainland, Freezone and offshore across all the emirates.

Type of License Amendment:

  • Adding/Removing of Shareholder/s | 2-3 working days

License Amendment Fee

AED 2,000

Immigration Card Amendment

Subject for Immigration Approval

Board Resolution1

Signed with stamp, scanned color copy, attested

  • Adding/Removing of Activity/ies | 2-3 working days

License Amendment Fee

AED 2,000

Activity Fee

AED 2,000

Board Resolution1

Signed with stamp, scanned color copy, attested

  • Transferring of Shares | 2-3 working days

License Amendment Fee

AED 2,000

Immigration Card Amendment

Subject for Immigration Approval

Board Resolution1

Signed with stamp, scanned color copy, attested

  • Upgrading/Downgrading Visa Allocation | 2-3 working days

License Amendment Fee

AED 2,000

Immigration Card Amendment

Subject for Immigration Approval. 

Visa Allocation Fee

AED 1,600

Shared Desk Facility

AED 3,675

Board Resolution1

Signed with stamp, scanned color copy, attested

  • Decrease/Increase of Share Capital3

License Amendment Fee

AED 2,000

Board Resolution1

Signed with stamp, scanned color copy, attested

  • Required Documents

Renewal and Amendment Application Form

Filled and Signed

Board Resolution

Signed with stamp, scanned color copy, attested

Certificate of Formation

Original Copy

Business License

Original Copy

Share Register

Original Copy

Memorandum (if applicable)

Original Copy

Occupancy Agreement (if applicable)

Original Copy

1.Changes should be mentioned in the Board Resolution with shareholder’s signature.  

2.Contact your third-party provider or SHAMS for the actual share capital.  

3.IBG Fee apply. 

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In accordance with the regulatory requirements, every company established in the UAE must renew their Trade License in order to legally continue engaging business activity and operation. The Department of Economic Development (DED) and freezone authority is the authority that issues, regulates and renews mainland and freezone trade licenses respectively. With the help of IBG, you can be ensured that the renewal process is completely done in the right order. IBG offers the best advice and services you need for liquidating your company in Mainland, Freezone and offshore across all the emirates.

Note:The total timeline indicated above is from the preparation of documents to the license issuance stage.

TIMELINE:

Preparation of renewal form - 1 working day

Obtaining signature & payment from client - depends on the client

Prepare the renewal form and send it to the client for signature. 

Documents Required

Remarks

Renewal and Amendment Form

Filled and signed

Trade License

Scanned clear copy

Sign and submit the renewal form and license fee to a third-party provider. 

Notes:

1:Submission of documents to the authorities can be done the same day the client submitted the documents. Documents submitted after 3:00 pm will be processed the next day.

2: A penalty of AED 1,000 applies for late license renewal which is applicable after the initial 30-days grace period and AED 100 per month for every month after the grace period.

TIMELINE:

Submission of documents to the Authority - 1 working days

Renewal Process - 3-4 working days

Submit the required documents and payment to the Authority. 

Note:Submission of documents to the authorities can be done the same day the client submitted the documents. Documents submitted after 3:00 pm will be processed the next day.

After carefully reviewing all the documents, the Authority will notify the client or the third party provider that the application has been approved and new incorporation documents will be issued. 

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License cancellation occurs when you are closing down your business. Applicable government entities must be informed of this decision to stop incurring fees and fines upon your license.  

During cancellation, the company will be liquidated, and all of its assets and properties will be properly divided among shareholders of the company. In all scenarios of liquidation, IBG offers the best advice and services you need for liquidating your company in Mainland, Free zone, and Offshore across all the Emirates.

Note: The total timeline indicated above is from the cancellation of immigration card up to license cancellation.

Notifying the authorities - 1 working day

Immigration Card Cancellation Process - 2-7 working days

The third-party provider will notify the authorities for cancellation.

Note:Notifying the authorities can be done the same day that the client confirmed for license cancellation.

The Authorities will proceed to the immicard card cancellation process once notification has been received. A Cancellation Paper will be issued to the company from the Immigration Department via email.

TIMELINE:

Preparation of Documents - 1 working day

Obtaining client signature - depends on the client

Step 1.1: Prepare all the original documents to be submitted to the third-party provider or to the Authority.

Documents Required

Remarks

Renewal and Amendment Application Form Filled and signed

Filled and signed

Board Resolution

Notarized copy and submit in original copy

Certificate of Formation

Submit in original copy

Business License

Submit in original copy

Share Register

Submit in original copy

Memorandum (if applicable)

Submit in original copy

Occupancy Agreement (if applicable)

Submit in original copy

License Cancellation Fee

AED 2,000

1.The cancellation of license should be mentioned in the Board Resolution with shareholder’s signature. 

1.IBG Fee applies

Step 1.2: Obtaining client signature and payment. 

Sign and submit the necessary documents along with the payment

Note: Submission of documents to the authorities can be done the same day the client submitted the documents. Documents submitted after 3:00 pm will be processed the next day.

Please click here for step by step of cancellation of visas.

TIMELINE:

Submission of Documents - 1 working day

License Cancellation - 3-5 working days

If all documentation is complete and visas have been cancelled, the thor-party provider will submit the application for license cancellation to the Authority along with the payment 

After carefully reviewing all the documents, the Authority will notify the client or the third party provider that the license has been cancelled.

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This page provides applicants guidelines on the submission of the application's requirements to avoid inconveniences. This guideline is not necessary to include with the application.  

All applications should have complete information/documentation. Failure to comply with the requirements at any stage could result in the cancellation of the application in the light of both the Authority and the Emirate laws under the general umbrella of the UAE's laws. Following the decrees of the Authority, those incomplete information/documentation will be returned or will not be accepted until all the requirements are fulfilled.

At any stage, the Authority has the right to request additional documents of the application process to facilitate the registration and approval.

Refund of fee is not allowed throughout the application process, or the terms and conditions of the refund guidelines may apply as per the terms and conditions of the Authority.

Note:The total timeline indicated above is from stage 1 up to the visa & Emirates ID issuance.

TIMELINE

Establishment Card Application - 1 working day

Establishment Card Issuance - 5 to 10 working day

The third party provider will submit the Establishment Card Application together with the payment to the Authority.  

Note:Once trade license is issued, Establishment Card can be applied on the same day.

The Authority will review the application once payment is received. The client or the third party provider will be notified if the application has been approved or rejected. If it’s approved, the establishment card will be sent electronically. If it’s rejected, the client or the third party provider cannot proceed with the visa application.

TIMELINE:

Preparation and submission of Documents - depends on the client

Step 1.1: Prepare all the documents required for visa application. See the checklist below. 

See the checklist below.



Investor

Remarks

Application Form

Filled and Signed

Passport copy

Scanned clear copy, current and at least valid until 6 months, uncut with full border. Please see the guidelines below.

Passport size photo

Please see photo guideline below

Emirates ID (if available)

Original / Copy

Tenancy Contract / Property Ownership Certificate

Scanned clear copy, attested

Employees 

Remarks

Application Form

Filled and Signed

Passport copy

Scanned clear copy, current and at least valid until 6 months, uncut with full border. Please see the guidelines below.

Passport size photo 

Please see photo guideline below

Qualification Certificate

Attested and Translated

Emirates ID (if available)

Emirates ID (if available)

Tenancy Contract / Property Ownership Certificate

Scanned clear copy, attested

Employment Contract

Original and signed

Passport Size Photo Guidelines:

  • White Background
  • Teeth should not be visible
  • Light colored shirts are not allowed
  • Jewelry and eyeglasses not allowed
  • No handwritten marks allowed on the photos
  • Must be in high resolution

Passport Copy Guidelines:

  • Colored and clear full page of passport
  • Passport should be valid for a minimum of 7 months
  • Amendment/modification page should be included (if applicable)
  • Additional remarks for below nationalities: 
    • India - First and last page copy
    • Pakistan - First and second page copy
    • Sri Lanka - First and fourth page copy
    • US - First and special comment page copy
    • Nepal - First and last page copy

Step 2: Submit all the necessary documents to the third-party provider together with the payment for visa application. 

Step 2.1: Review all the documents submitted and prepare the documents needed for visa application ’

Step 2.2: Submit application and payment for the following fees to the Authority: ’

  • E-channel Registration Fees
  • Visa Application Fees

Note:Submission of documents to the authorities can be done the same day the client submitted the documents. Documents submitted after 3:00 pm will be processed the next day.

TIMELINE

Submission of documents - 1 working day

Issuance of E-visa or entry permit - 7 working days 

Issuance of Change Status - 5 working days

Insurance Application (if applying from Dubai or Abu Dhabi only) - approx 3-5 days (depends on the insurance provider)

Once application and payment received, the Authorities will review the documents and issue the following:

Step 1.1: SIssuance of E-visa or Entry Permit (5-7 working days)

Step 1.2: Issuance of Change Status (3-5 working days)

As soon as the Change Status has been issued, the third-party provider will do the following steps:

Step 2.1: Medical and EID Typing

Step 2.2: Schedule the applicant for medical, photo and biometric for Emirates ID. 

Step 3.1: The applicant will undergo the medical test, photo and biometrics for EID to one of the approved testing centers by the Authority. 

Medical Examination Result:

PASSED
- Medical Certificate will be provided by the Authority.

FAILED - As per UAE Law, an expatriate can only have (3) attempts. If the result remains the same, the expatriate will not gain a visa and will be deported.

Step 3.2: If a client is applying from Dubai and Abu Dhabi (Freezone or Mainland), it is required to apply for insurance as a prerequisite before visa stamping. If not, wait until the result of your medical has been issued and proceed to Stage 3 - Visa Stamping.

TIMELINE

Visa Stamping - 3-7 working days 

Emirates ID Issuance - 5-10 working days 

Once the medical certificate and insurance card/policy certificate has been issued, the third-party provider will notify the client for passport collection.

Note: Passport can be collected the same day medical certificate and insurance card/policy certificate is issued. Depending on the client’s availability.

Step 2.1: Visa stamping.

Step 2.2: Issuance of Emirates ID. 

Passport and Emirates ID can be collected by the third-party provider on the applicant’s behalf.

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This page provides applicants guidelines on the submission of the application's requirements to avoid inconveniences. This guideline is not necessary to include with the application. . 

All applications should have complete information/documentation. Failure to comply with the requirements at any stage could result in the cancellation of the application in the light of both the Authority and the Emirate laws under the general umbrella of the UAE's laws. Following the decrees of the Authority, those incomplete information/documentation will be returned or will not be accepted until all the requirements are fulfilled.

At any stage, the Authority has the right to request additional documents of the application process to facilitate the registration and approval.

Refund of fee is not allowed throughout the application process, or the terms and conditions of the refund guidelines may apply as per the terms and conditions of the Authority.

Note:The total timeline indicated above is from stage 1 up to the visa & Emirates ID issuance.

TIMELINE:

Preparation and submission of Documents - depends on the client

Step 1.1: Prepare all the documents required for visa application. 

See the checklist below.

Documents Required

SPONSOR

Remarks

Dependent Visa Application Form1

Filled and Signed

Passport Copy

Scanned clear copy, colored with 6 months validity

Original Emirates ID

Original Copy 

Salary Certificate

Scanned clear copy

Tenancy Contract / Property Ownership Certificate1

Scanned clear copy, attested

Utility Bills

Most recent (i.e. water or electricity bill)

For Sponsoring Children

Remarks

Visa Application Form

Filled and Signed

Birth Certificate

Translated and attested

Marriage Certificate

Translated and attested

Child/Children’s Passport Copy

Original Copy, with 6 months validity

Entry Permit2

Unutilized and unexpired

Visa Cancellation Form (if applicable)3

Scanned clear copy

Passport Size Photos

See guidelines below

Medical Report

Original copy and issued by UAE Government Hospital

Emirates ID Application Form4

Scanned clear copy

For Sponsoring Spouse

Remarks

Visa Application Form

Filled and Signed

Marriage Certificate

Original copy and attested

Spouse’s passport copy

Scanned clear copy, colored with 7 months validity

Entry Permit2

Unutilized and unexpired

Visa Cancellation Form3(if applicable)

Scanned clear copy

Passport size photos

See guidelines below

Medical Report

Original copy and issued by UAE Government Hospital

Emirates ID Application Form4

Scanned clear copy

For Sponsoring Parents

Remarks

Visa Application Form

Filled and Signed

Birth Certificate

Original copy and attested4

Sponsor’s Birth Certificate

Original copy and attested4

Parent’s Passport Copy

Scanned clear copy, colored with 6 months validity

Entry Permit2

Unutilized and unexpired

Visa Cancellation Form3 (if applicable)

Scanned clear copy

Passport Size Photos

See guidelines below

Medical Report

Original copy and issued by UAE Government Hospital

Emirates ID Application Form4

Scanned clear copy

1To start the visa process in SHAMS, the applicant in the case of an employment visa, the employer and employee can agree to extend its duration. In the case of an investors’ visa, an investor can apply for renewal.: 

2The Application should clearly mention, that the visa requirement is for investor or employee. 

3The Application should be signed by the applicant (Investor /Employee) with the company stamp. 

4Original deposit slip must be submitted when renewing dependent visa of Investor / Partner. 

5Document must be attested by the UAE Embassy in the country of origin and UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs. 

6Undertaking letter in Arabic must be submitted when sponsoring a daughter above 17 years of age, stating that the daughter is single and resides with the family.  

7Attested Certificate from Ministry of Education to be submitted for the son above 17 years of age.  

Important Note: Sponsor should be inside the UAE during the process. 

Passport Size Photo Guidelines:

  • White Background
  • Teeth should not be visible
  • Light colored shirts are not allowed
  • Jewelry and eyeglasses not allowed
  • No handwritten marks allowed on the photos
  • Must be in high resolution

Passport Copy Guidelines:

  • Colored and clear full page of passport
  • Passport should be valid for a minimum of 7 months
  • Amendment/modification page should be included (if applicable)
  • Additional remarks for below nationalities: 
    • India - First and last page copy
    • Pakistan - First and second page copy
    • Sri Lanka - First and fourth page copy
    • US - First and special comment page copy
    • Nepal - First and last page copy

Step 1.2: Submit all the necessary documents to the Authority or to the third-party provider together with the payment for visa application. 

Once documents are received, the third-party provider will review and prepare for submission to the Authorities along with the payment.

Note: Submission of documents to the authorities can be done the same day the client submitted the documents. Documents submitted after 3:00 pm will be processed the next day.

TIMELINE

Issuance of E-visa or entry permit - 5-7 working days 

Issuance of Change Status - 3-5 working days

Insurance Application - approx 3-5 days (depends on the insurance provider)

Once application and payment received, the Authorities will review the documents and issue the following:

Step 1.1: Issuance of E-visa or Entry Permit (5-7 working days). 

Step 1.2: Issuance of Change Status (3-5 working days). 

As soon as the Change Status has been issued, the third-party provider will do the following steps:

Step 2.1: Medical and EID Typing

Step 2.2: Schedule the applicant for medical, photo and biometric for Emirates ID. 

Step 3.1: The applicant will undergo the medical test, photo and biometrics for EID to one of the approved testing centers by the Authority.  

Medical Examination Result:
PASSED
- Medical Certificate will be provided by the Authority.

FAILED - As per UAE Law, an expatriate can only have (3) attempts. If the result remains the same, the expatriate will not gain a visa and will be deported.

Step 3.2: If a client is applying from Dubai and Abu Dhabi (Freezone or Mainland), it is required to apply for insurance as a prerequisite before visa stamping. If not, wait until the result of your medical has been issued and proceed to Stage 3 - Visa Stamping.  

TIMELINE

Visa Stamping - 5-7 working days 

Emirates ID Issuance - 5-10 working days 

Once the medical certificate and insurance card/policy certificate has been issued, the third-party provider will notify the client for passport collection.

Note:Passport can be collected the same day medical certificate and insurance card/policy certificate is issued. Depending on the client’s availability. 

Step 2.1: Visa stamping.

Step 2.2: Issuance of Emirates ID. 

Passport and Emirates ID can be collected by the third-party provider on the applicant’s behalf.

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This page provides applicants guidelines on the submission of the application's requirements to avoid inconveniences. This guideline is not necessary to include with the application.  

All applications should have complete information/documentation. Failure to comply with the requirements at any stage could result in the cancellation of the application in the light of both the Authority and the Emirate laws under the general umbrella of the UAE's laws. Following the decrees of the Authority, those incomplete information/documentation will be returned or will not be accepted until all the requirements are fulfilled.

At any stage, the Authority has the right to request additional documents of the application process to facilitate the registration and approval.

Refund of fee is not allowed throughout the application process, or the terms and conditions of the refund guidelines may apply as per the terms and conditions of the Authority.

Note:The total timeline indicated above is from stage 1 up to the visa & Emirates ID issuance.

TIMELINE:

Preparation and submission of documents - depends on the client

Step 1.1: Prepare all the documents required for visa application. 

See the checklist below.

REQUIREMENTS

SPONSOR

APPLICANT

Maid Visa Application Form

Original Passport with at least 6-month validity

Scanned Copy of Passport and Visa Page

(coloured, uncut with full border)

8 Passport Size Photograph (white background)

Original Emirates ID

Salary Certificate (Applicable only to Employees)

Wife and or Children’s Copy of Passport and UAE Residence Visa Copies

Cancellation Paper and Copy of Emirates ID

(if from a recently cancelled visa)

Copy of Latest Month DEWA Bill. 

Tourist Visa / Residence Cancellation (if Applicable)

3 Months Bank Statement 

Insurance Certificate

Original Registered Title Deed or Tenancy

Contract (showing at least 2-bedroom home)

-

Marriage Certificate

(MOFA Attested and legally translated to Arabic)

-

Salary Certificate from the Freezone

(not required for Investors/Partners)

-

**Sponsor or Head of the family can obtain the visa if they earn AED 25,000 per month

FEES

DESCRIPTION

AMOUNT

Salary Certificate

AED 210

Immigration Fee

AED 5,000

Refundable Deposit

AED 2,000

Maid Visa

AED 9,285

Change of Status

AED 950

**Residence Visa Stamping is included in Visa Fee.



Passport Size Photo Guidelines:

  • White Background
  • Teeth should not be visible
  • Light colored shirts are not allowed
  • Jewelry and eyeglasses not allowed
  • No handwritten marks allowed on the photos
  • Must be in high resolution

Passport Copy Guidelines:

  • Colored and clear full page of passport
  • Passport should be valid for a minimum of 7 months
  • Amendment/modification page should be included (if applicable)
  • Additional remarks for below nationalities: 
    • India - First and last page copy
    • Pakistan - First and second page copy
    • Sri Lanka - First and fourth page copy
    • US - First and special comment page copy
    • Nepal - First and last page copy


Step 1.2: Submit all the necessary documents to the Authority or to the third-party provider together with the payment for visa application.

Once documents are received, the third-party provider will review and prepare for submission to the Authorities along with the payment.

Note:Submission of documents to the authorities can be done the same day the client submitted the documents. Documents submitted after 3:00 pm will be processed the next day.

TIMELINE

Issuance of E-visa or entry permit - 4 working days  

Issuance of Change Status - 2 working days

Insurance Application - approx 3-5 days (depends on the insurance provider)

Once application and payment received, the Authorities will review the documents and issue the following:

Step 1.1: Issuance of E-visa or Entry Permit (4 working days)

Step 1.2: Issuance of Change Status (2 working days)

As soon as the Change Status has been issued, the third-party provider will do the following steps:

Step 2.1: Medical and EID Typing

Step 2.2: Schedule the applicant for medical, photo and biometric for Emirates ID. 

Step 3.1: The applicant will undergo the medical test, photo and biometrics for EID to one of the approved testing centers by the Authority.  

Medical Examination Result:

PASSED
Medical Certificate will be provided by the Authority.

FAILED-As per UAE Law, an expatriate can only have (3) attempts. If the result remains the same, the expatriate will not gain a visa and will be deported.

Step 3.2:If a client is applying from Dubai and Abu Dhabi (Freezone or Mainland), it is required to apply for insurance as a prerequisite before visa stamping. If not, wait until the result of your medical has been issued and proceed to Stage 3 - Visa Stamping.

TIMELINE

Visa Stamping - 3 working days  

Emirates ID Issuance - 5-10 working days

Once the medical certificate and insurance card/policy certificate has been issued, the third-party provider will notify the client for passport collection.

Step 2.1: Visa stamping.

Step 2.2: Issuance of Emirates ID.

Passport and Emirates ID can be collected by the third-party provider on the applicant’s behalf

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This page provides applicants guidelines on the submission of the application's requirements to avoid inconveniences. This guideline is not necessary to include with the application.  

All applications should have complete information/documentation. Failure to comply with the requirements at any stage could result in the cancellation of the application in the light of both the Authority and the Emirate laws under the general umbrella of the UAE's laws. Following the decrees of the Authority, those incomplete information/documentation will be returned or will not be accepted until all the requirements are fulfilled

At any stage, the Authority has the right to request additional documents of the application process to facilitate the registration and approval.

Refund of fee is not allowed throughout the application process, or the terms and conditions of the refund guidelines may apply as per the terms and conditions of the Authority.

Note:The total timeline indicated above is from stage 1 up to the visa & Emirates ID issuance.

TIMELINE:

Preparation and submission of Documents - depends on the client

Obtaining signature - depends on the client

Step 1.1: Prepare all the documents required for visa application. 

See the checklist below.

Documents Required

INVESTOR & EMPLOYMENT VISA

Remarks

Visa Application Form

Filled and signed

Passport

Original with 6 months validity

Passport Size Photo

Please see photo guideline below

Medical Report1

Original and issued by UAE Government Hospital

Emirates ID Renewal Form2

Scanned clear copy

Tenancy Agreement / Free Hold Certificate or Company Letter3

Scanned clear copy

Investor Visa Renewal Fee

AED 3,675

Employment Visa Renewal Fee

AED 3,234

*IBG Fee applies

**Normal Medical Fee - 430 AED; Emirates ID (3 years) - 370 AED

Dependents Visa:

Documents Required

SPONSOR

Remarks

Passport

Scanned clear copy

Visa Page

Scanned clear copy

Guarantee Letter / Salary Certificate

Scanned clear copy 

Tenancy Contract / Property Ownership Certificate

Scanned clear copy, attested

Utility Bills

Most recent (i.e. water or electricity bill)

Deposit Slip4

Original



For Sponsoring Children

Remarks

Visa Application Form

Filled and signed

Birth Certificate

Original copy and attested4

Marriage Certificate

Original copy and attested4

Child/Children’s Passport Copy

Scanned clear copy, colored with 6 months validity

2 sets of Passport size photos

See guidelines below

Medical Report1

Original, issued by UAE Government Hospital

Emirates ID Renewal Form2

Scanned clear copy

Undertaking Letter6

Scanned clear copy and written in Arabic

Education Certificate7

Scanned clear copy, attested



For Sponsoring Spouse

Remarks

Visa Application Form

Filled and signed

Marriage Certificate

Original copy and attested4

Spouse’s passport copy

Original with 6 months validity

2 sets of Passport size photos

See guidelines below

Medical Report1

Original, issued by UAE Government Hospital

Emirates ID Renewal Form2

Scanned clear copy



For Sponsoring Parents

Remarks

Visa Application Form

Filled and signed

Birth Certificate

Original copy and attested5

Sponsor’s Birth Certificate

Original copy and attested5

Parent’s Passport Copy

Original with 6 months validity

Medical Report1

Original, issued by UAE Government Hospital

Emirates ID Renewal Form2

Scanned clear copy

1To start the visa renewal process in SHAMS, the applicant in the case of an employment visa, the employer and employee can agree to extend its duration. In the case of an investors’ visa, an investor can apply for renewal. 

2The Application should clearly mention, that the visa requirement is for investor or employee. 

3The Application should be signed by the applicant (Investor /Employee) with the company stamp. 

4Original deposit slip must be submitted when renewing dependent visa of Investor / Partner. 

5Document must be attested by the UAE Embassy in the country of origin and UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs. 

6Undertaking letter in Arabic must be submitted when sponsoring a daughter above 17 years of age, stating that the daughter is single and resides with the family. 

7.Attested Certificate from Ministry of Education to be submitted for the son above 17 years of age. 

Important Note: Sponsor should be inside the UAE during the process. 



Passport Size Photo Guidelines:

  • White Background
  • Teeth should not be visible
  • Light colored shirts are not allowed
  • Jewelry and eyeglasses not allowed
  • No handwritten marks allowed on the photos
  • Must be in high resolution

Step 1.2: Submit all the necessary documents to the Authority or to the third-party provider together with the payment for visa application.  

Step 2.1: Prepare the following documents and review the documents submitted by the client.

  • Visa Renewal Form
  • Emirates ID Renewal Form

Step 2.2:Obtain client signature.  

Step 2.3: Submit the documents and payment to the Authorities for review.  

Note:In some cases renewal forms can be prepared beforehand once renewal is confirmed by the client. Submission of documents to the authorities can be done the same day the client submitted the documents. Documents submitted after 3:00 pm will be processed the next day.

TIMELINE:

Medical & EID Typing - 1 working day

Medical Test - 1 working day

**Photo and biometrics are not mandatory upon visa renewal. In some cases, Authorities require them or the client wants to do it again with additional charges.

The Authorities will review the visa renewal application. Once it is approved, the Authorities will notify the third-party provider that the applicant may proceed to Medical Testing.

As soon as the Change Status has been issued, the third-party provider will do the following steps:

Step 2.1: Medical and EID Typing. (if applicable)

Step 2.2: MSchedule the applicant for medical, photo and biometric for Emirates ID. (if applicable)

Step 3.1: The applicant will undergo the medical test, photo and biometrics for EID to one of the approved testing centers by the Authority.

Medical Examination Result:

PASSED -
Medical Certificate will be provided by the Authority.

FAILED - As per UAE Law, an expatriate can only have (3) attempts. If the result remains the same, the expatriate will not gain a visa and will be deported.

Step 3.2: If a client is applying from Dubai and Abu Dhabi (Freezone or Mainland), it is required to ensure insurance is still valid. If not, wait until the result of your medical has been issued and proceed to Stage 3 - Visa Stamping.

TIMELINE

Visa Stamping & Emirates ID Issuance - 3-7 working days

Once the medical certificate and insurance card/policy certificate has been issued, the third-party provider will notify the client for passport collection.

Note:Passport can be collected the same day medical certificate and insurance card/policy certificate is issued. Depending on the client’s availability.

Step 2.1: Visa stamping.

Step 2.2: Issuance of Emirates ID. (if applicable)

Passport and Emirates ID can be collected by the third-party provider on the applicant’s behalf.

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This page provides applicants guidelines on the submission of the application's requirements to avoid inconveniences. This guideline is not necessary to include with the application.  

All applications should have complete information/documentation. Failure to comply with the requirements at any stage could result in the cancellation of the application in the light of both the Authority and the Emirate laws under the general umbrella of the UAE's laws. Following the decrees of the Authority, those incomplete information/documentation will be returned or will not be accepted until all the requirements are fulfilled.

At any stage, the Authority has the right to request additional documents of the application process to facilitate the registration and approval.

Refund of fee is not allowed throughout the application process, or the terms and conditions of the refund guidelines may apply as per the terms and conditions of the Authority.

Note:The total timeline indicated above is from preparation of documents up to cancellation processing.

TIMELINE:

Preparation and submission of Documents - depends on the client

Obtaining signature - depends on the client

Step 1.1: Prepare all the documents required for visa application.

Documents Required

Remarks

Visa Cancellation Form

Filled and signed

Shams Visa Cancellation

Passport

Original

Emirates ID card

Original

Visa Cancellation Fee

AED 500

Step 1.2: Submit all the documents and payment to the third -party provider or the Authority.  

Step 2.1: Prepare the visa cancellation form and review the documents submitted by the client.

Step 2.2: Obtain client signature. 

Step 2.3: Submit the documents and payment to the Authorities for review.

Note:In some cases renewal forms can be prepared beforehand once cancellation is confirmed by the client. Submission of documents to the authorities can be done the same day the client submitted the documents. Documents submitted after 3:00 pm will be processed the next day.

TIMELINE

Cancellation Process - 3-5 working days 

Once the visa has been cancelled, the Authority will send a residence visa cancellation report to the third-party provider or to the client.

The third-party provider will notify the client by sending the visa cancellation report.

Note:The third-party may send the visa cancellation report the same day it was sent by the Authorities.

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