How to Set up a Recruitment Agency in UAE Free Zones?

February 6, 2023
Recruitment Agency in UAE free zones

United Arab Emirates; the land of opportunities and an emblem of ambition and innovation. More professionals from around the world are choosing the UAE to employ and develop their expertise. Thousands of new businesses in all sectors are being established in the UAE annually, attracted by the diverse community and business-friendly legislative environment.

This growth of job seekers along with the drastic boom in start-ups raises the demand for recruitment specialists and job consultancies in UAE.

If you are a job consultant aspiring to set up a recruitment agency in Dubai, UAE free zones. We invite you to read our article that covers the following topics:

Steps of establishing a recruitment agency in UAE free zones

Step 1: Choose your business activities.

The license you’re going to apply for depends on the business activities you choose. You can conveniently combine multiple business activities under a single license. However, there are certain restrictions when it comes to combining some different activities. That’s why it’s advisable to work with a business setup advisor to help you choose your business activities prior to applying for the license.

SPC Free Zone offers more than 2000 business activities in various domains, where you can combine up to 5 business activities from different sectors under one license.

Learn more about our business activities.

 Step 2: Determine the type of your corporate structure:

Before initiating the setup process of your business, you should choose the appropriate type of corporate entity that suits your business activities. There are three main types of free zone entities in the UAE:

  • Free Zone Establishment (FZE).
  • Free Zone Company (FZC).
  • Branch office of foreign/local company.

Step 3: Decide the name of your company

You’ve probably had a favourite name for your dream venture even before you decided to take the plunge. However, as much as this step holds a personal significance to you, still it doesn’t come without its own set of conditions and rules.

First, the name you choose and register your company with must comply with the UAE’s naming criteria.

Your company’s name should not contain obscene words or offend modesty or contradict public decency, it also should not contain names of any religion, governing authority, or names and logos of any external bodies.

You also must make sure that your chosen name is available and not previously registered by another company.

Find everything about the business setup process in our Customer Guides

Step 4: Applying for your business license.

Now you’ve come to the main step of your company’s setup. Your business license allows your company to conduct the authorized business activities for a determined duration as per the rules, regulations, and policies of the licensing entity.

Documents required at this stage may vary according to where you want to establish your company. At SPC Free Zone, the documents you need to apply for your business license are:

  • Activity(s).
  • Passport copy of Shareholders, Directors, and Managers.
  • Emirates ID copy of Shareholders, Directors, and Managers (if applicable).
  • Ultimate Beneficial Owner Declaration.
  • KYC (Know Your Customer) video
  • Business plan/project summary (if applicable)
  • Passport-sized photograph of the Shareholders/Directors/Managers.
  • Degree copy of manager (if the activity requires a degree).
  • CV of manager (if the activity is related to finance or education).
  • Trademark for the operating name (if applicable).

Step 5: Apply for your visa.

Now that you can legally operate your company in the UAE, and based on your status in the country, you can apply for your UAE residency visa and your Emirate ID, or your employees’ visas. This phase usually involves 4 steps:

  • Entry permit.
  • Status change.
  • Medical fitness tests.
  • Emirate ID registration.

Depend on SPC Free Zone to navigate you through this step with easiness and speed. Explore our convenient Support Services that include VIP medical and Emirates ID assistance, as well as spouse, child, and workers Visa services.

Step 6: Open your corporate bank account

The last step in your business setup process is opening a corporate bank account. In general, opening a business bank account in UAE is a clear and straightforward process, nevertheless, it involves a few requirements and compliance procedures that you should strictly abide by, as well as eligibility criteria specific to each bank.

SPC Free Zone has partnered with leading banks in the UAE to facilitate this process of you. Our team will also assist you in fulfilling the document submission and compliance requirements.

Why choose SPC Free Zone?

SPC Free Zone offers a hassle-free and convenient business setup in the UAEWith a central location in the emirate of Sharjah, minutes away from major airports in the region, and immigration services on-site, you can receive your recruitment license in UAE in just 45 minutes. Choose from over 1,500 business activities, get up to 20 visas under one trade license, and enjoy special discounts with multi-year licenses. Expand your business with the dual-license option that offers both mainland and free zone on the same license.

Ready to launch your recruitment business in UAE? Get in touch with SPC Free Zone today.

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