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FAQs

What is SPC Free Zone?

SPC Free Zone is a multifaceted business setup licensing organisation that offers entrepreneurs the expertise, know-how, and tools to successfully and seamlessly set up their dream business in the UAE, operating out of Sharjah.

Can I establish a branch of my company in Sharjah or any other emirate even if I have a branch in SPC Free Zone?

Yes you can. There are no restrictions from SPC Free Zone in setting up branches in Sharjah or other emirates.

Is there any income tax or corporate tax imposed on individuals or companies?

No. There is no need for any individual or company to pay any income or corporate tax.

Can companies who do not work in the publishing industry operate in SPC Free Zone?

Yes, as we offer various types of licenses and over 1,500 business activities to ensure that we are the ideal fit for your dream business to become a success.

What other facilities does SPC Free Zone offer?

We offer coworking spaces, unfurnished and furnished offices spaces, storage solutions, as well as shell and core solutions.

What type of companies can be established in SPC Free Zone?

Many types and sizes of companies can be opened with SPC Free Zone. Legal structure mainly covers Limited Liability companies of single shareholders or multiple shareholders. Local or Foreign Branches also can be established at SPC Free Zone.

What benefits do companies operating in SPC Free Zone receive?

  • 100% foreign ownership
  • No limit on repatriation of funds
  • No currency restrictions
  • Exemption from corporate and personal income tax
  • Exemption from import and export tax
  • Immigration, residency, and other government services

Can foreign investors have 100% ownership of a company?

Yes, foreign investors can own 100% shares of a company set up in SPC Free Zone and can also open a branch of a foreign company.

What is the process to open a bank account for the company?

Please contact our Concierge department for this service. They will provide recommendations and assist on the best type of bank account based upon your individual needs and requirements from a list of leading UAE banks. They also handle the required documentation, as well as the banking Know Your Customer (KYC) procedure.

What business activities can I select for my business license?

You can combine multiple activities for your license from a list of over 1,500 business activities.

Can I obtain a Customs Import/Export code for my company?

Yes, our Concierge department can assist you in applying for a customs code.

Can I get a landline for my company?

Yes, you can have your telephone service procured directly from authorized telephone operators or can avail our professional phone answering service. Please contact our Concierge department for more information.

Does the investor have to be a UAE Resident to set up a company in SPC Free Zone?

No, you don’t need to be a UAE resident to set up a company with us. However, you can get a 3-year residency visa with your license.

Can a SPC Free Zone company set up a branch in mainland?

Yes, there is no restriction to set up a branch of a SPC Free Zone company in Sharjah or other emirates.

Can I apply for a NMC (National Media Council) license without a Residency visa?

Yes, you can. Please contact our Concierge department for this service.

How long does it take for the custom code to be issued?

2 hours. Please contact our Concierge department for this service.

Do I have to open my bank account in Sharjah (to conduct business)?

It does not necessarily have to be in Sharjah. It can be anywhere in the UAE.

How many visas can I obtain under one trade license?

We offer up to 20 visas under one license.

How many shareholders can I have?

You can have up to 5 shareholders with our Entrepreneur packages, and up to 7 shareholders with our Standard and Publishing packages.

Can I combine different business activities under one license?

Yes, you can combine activities from different sectors such as general trading, service, media, and E-commerce, depending on the package you select.

What is a dual license option?

A dual license option means that an SPC Free Zone registered company can apply for a mainland license as well, authorizing it to conduct business activities outside the free zone and without the need to acquire additional office premises. We provide complete support in registering the business with the relevant mainland government authority i.e. Sharjah Economic Development Department (SEDD).

Is a Local Partner required to start my business with SPC Free Zone?

No, you will have 100% ownership of your business, and keep 100% of the profits.

What does an ‘All-Inclusive’ license mean?

We offer a package which is all-inclusive, which means that it comes with Trade License, Establishment card, E-channel, one Investor Visa, stamped license and MoA, and up to 5 shareholders.

Start Small. Dream Big. Grow Faster.

SPC Free Zone offers a wide range of business support services as a one-stop shop solution for your business needs.

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