Frequently Asked Questions
SPC Free Zone, a subsidiary of Sharjah Book Authority, 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.
Yes you can. There are no restrictions from SPC Free Zone in setting up branches in Sharjah or other emirates.
No. There is no need for any individual or company to pay any income or corporate tax.
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.
We offer coworking spaces, unfurnished and furnished offices spaces, storage solutions, as well as shell and core solutions.
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.
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
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.
Yes, you may.
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.
You can combine multiple activities for your license from a list of over 1,500 business activities.
Yes, our Concierge department can assist you in applying for a customs code.
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.
No, you don’t need to be a UAE resident to set up a company with us. However, you can get a 2-year UAE residency with your license.
Yes, there is no restriction to set up a branch of a SPC Free Zone company in Sharjah or other emirates.
Yes, you can. Please contact our Concierge department for this service.
2 hours. Please contact our Concierge department for this service.
It does not necessarily have to be in Sharjah. It can be anywhere in the UAE.
No, we do not.
We offer up to 20 visas under one license.
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.
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).
No, you will have 100% ownership of your business, and keep 100% of the profits.
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.