DWC Free Zone – DWC Dubai. DWC Company Formation.

Worldwide Incorporation Services specializes in DWC Free Zone Company Formation, establishment of branches of local and foreign companies, opening bank accounts and visa processing services.

DWC Free Zone

 

General Information about the DWC Free Zone – Dubai World Central Free Zone

Dubai is a vital connection point between East and West. DWC Free Zone further cements Dubai’s leading position as a logistics and trade hub. It takes advantage of Jebel Ali Port (the largest container port between Singapore and Rotterdam) and seamlessly connects it to Al Maktoum International Airport through the dedicated Dubai Logistics Corridor. This forms a single custom-bonded zone, reducing time on the ground and accelerating the flow of sea-to-air/ air-to-sea cargo. With direct access to the major trans-emirate road networks, DWC Free Zone is a true multimodal logistics platform providing unprecedented levels of connectivity, speed and efficiency.

Welcomed business activities

All business activities are welcomed by the DWC Free Zone.

Benefits of setting up a company in DWC Dubai

  • Allowed to do business in the UAE
  • Allowed to have an office in the UAE
  • Company can hold an account in a bank in the UAE
  • Possibility to get resident or employment visas for investor and employees
  • 100% foreign ownership
  • 100% repatriation of capital and profits
  • No corporate tax
  • Total exemption from all import and export duties
  • No personal income tax
  • One or more shareholders
  • Unique industry clustering and purpose-built infrastructure
  • Secure, regulated environment, licensing a full range of business activities
  • Strategic location on Sheikh Zayed Road, connecting Abu Dhabi and Dubai, and in close proximity to Dubai Logistics Corridor
  • Quality freehold, commercial and residential property for sale or lease at competitive rates
  • Wide variety of quality commercial, retail, residential and industrial space offered
  • Comprehensive client relationship management providing a fast and efficient service for the collection and processing of all documentation and issuance of licenses

Business Types in the DWC Free Zone

The DWC Free Zone Authority allows two types of business setups:

  • DWC Free Zone Limited Liability Company (DWC LLC)

    A DWC Free Zone Limited Liability Company can be formed with one or more shareholders.The minimum number of directors is one. Director can be of any nationality and need not be resident in the UAE. Corporate directors are permitted.

  • Branch

    For existing companies wishing to establish a base in the DWC Free Zone.

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    Types of Licence in the DWC Free Zone

    The categories of licence available within the DWC Free Zone are:

    Commercial Licence – allows the holder to carry out specified commercial services including general trading and logistics services.

    Service Licence – allows the holder to carry out services specified in the Licence within the DWC Free Zone and elsewhere in the UAE.

    Industrial Licence – allows the holder to carry out specified light manufacturing activities.

    Education Licence – allows the holder to carry out educational and social services, educational aid training, and educational consultancy services.

    Required Documents for Dubai World Central Free Zone Company Setup

    Legal Documents required for DWC LLC (Individual Shareholders)

    1. Passport copy of Shareholder(s) / Director(s) / Secretary & GM

    Legal Documents required for DWC LLC (Corporate Shareholders)

    1. Foreign language documents translated to English/Arabic should be done by legal translators, notarized and attested
    2. Certificate of Incorporation (Certified True Copy)
    3. Board Resolution to establish company (Simply signed)
    4. Board Resolution giving Signatory authority or Power of Attorney for 3rd Party (simply signed, attested & legalized)
    5. Certificate of Good standing or Valid Trade license copy
    6. Memorandum & Articles of Association
    7. Passport copy of Director / Secretary / Manager

    Legal Documents required for Branch of a foreign / UAE company

    1. Foreign language documents translated to English/Arabic should be done by legal translators, notarized and attested
    2. Certificate of Incorporation (Certified True Copy)
    3. Memorandum & Articles of Association of Parent company (Certified True Copy)
    4. Board Resolution to establish a branch (Simply signed)
    5. Board Resolution giving Signatory authority or Power of Attorney for 3rd Party (simply signed, attested & legalized)
    6. Certificate of Good standing or Valid Trade license (copy)
    7. Passport copy of the General Manager

    * DWC Free Zone reserves the right to obtain additional documents if required.

    DWC Free Zone Facilities

    Business Center Offices

    • Smart Desk
    • Permanent Smart Desk
    • Smart Office
    • Permanent Smart Office
    • Permanent Exclusive Office

    Business Park Offices

    • Fitted-out Offices (from 40 sqmt and above)
    • Shell & Core Offices (from 120 sqmt and above)

    Calculating Your New DWC Free Zone Company

    This is always crucial to understand the initial costs for a company start-up. Below is an overview of the basic expenses associated with a new company registration in the DWC Free Zone:

    1.Type of License

    Each activity of a company falls under a specific License Type. Below is an overview of the basic expenses associated with a new company registration in the DWC Free Zone:

    type of License

    Consultancy / Service License

    Trading / Commercial License

    General Trading License

    1ST YEAR

    AED 10,000

    AED 10,000

    AED 25,000

    2ND YEAR

    AED 10,000

    AED 10,000

    AED 25,000

     

    Cost pertains to license fee only.

    2. Type of Office Facilities

    Every entity registered and licensed in the DWC Free Zone is required to rent an office. Number of visas you are eligible for depend on the office’s size. Consultancy/Service and Trading/Commercial License companies can benefit from a variety of facilities offered by the DWC Free Zone. Minimum office requirement for a General Trading License is Permanent Smart Office.

    Business Center Offices

    type of Facility

    Smart Desk

    Permanent Smart Desk 

    Smart Office

    Permanent Smart Office

    Permanent Exclusive Office

    OFFICE USAGE

    5 hours per week

    Exclusive

    5 hours per week

    Exclusive

    Exclusive

    NO. OF VISA ELIGIBILITY

    2

    2

    3

    3

    4

    ANNUAL COST, AED

    16,900

    31,900

    26,900

    72,000

    112,000

     
    Business Park Offices

    type of Facility

    Fitted-out Offices (from 40 sqmt to 100 sqmt)

    Fitted-out Offices (from 120 sqmt and above)

    Shell & Core Offices (from 120 sqmt and above)

    SIZE

    10% of the Rent

    10% of the Rent

    5% of the Rent

    ANNUAL COST, AED

    1,400 (per sqmt)

    1,100 (per sqmt)

    800 (per sqmt)

     

    3. Other Documents

    Establishment Card is a mandatory document to enable the company register in the Residency Department. If a company would like to appoint a PRO to be represented for visa purposes in DWC Free Zone, a Power of Attorney signed either by Manager or Shareholder is required.

    DOCUMENT

    Establishment Card

    Power of Attorney

    COST

    AED 610

    AED 1,100

     

    4. Visa Application

    Cost of each visa may differ depending on the visa type and whether the person in currently in or out of the UAE. Visa deposit is not required in the DWC Free Zone. Employment visa for employees and investors is valid for 3 years.

    VISA APPLICATION

    Outside The Country Application

    Inside The Country Application

    Medical Test And Emirates ID

    COST

    AED 2,500

    AED 3,500

    AED 1,120

     

    5. WIS DWC Free Zone Service Packages

    Three packages are available for clients’ choice depending on individual needs.

    DWC Free Zone – Packages


    Packages

    COMPARE PACKAGE FEATURES

    Corporate Consultancy

    Name Check

    Initial Approval

    Company Registration

    Flexi Facility Arrangements

    Board Resolution

    Licensing

    Establishment Card

    Setting-Up Company Portal

    Company Stamp

    Daily Update Regarding The Full Process

    Audit Appointment Letter

    Company Letterhead

    Guidance For Depositing Capital

    Obtaining Statement Of Accounts

    P.O. Box Registration

    Company Profile

    Meeting Arrangement With Banker

    Full Bank Account Opening Application

    Free Pro Service For 1st Company Visa

    Business Plan Making


    SILVER

    AED 7500

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    GOLD

    AED 14000

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    PLATINUM

    AED 24000


    Yes

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    *USD 1 = approx. AED 3.67.

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    Why Choose Worldwide Incorporation Services?
    • We’ve been helping business owners since 1998
    • Incorporating your business is our focus
    • We make a complex process fast and easy
    • We work closely with DWC Free Zone Authority to guarantee our service

    Dubai World Central Free Zone Company Formation – Office Addresses

     

    Services in the DWC Dubai

    Worldwide Incorporation Services provides the following services in the DWC Free Zone:

    • DWC Free Zone Company Formation
    • Investor & Employment Visas
    • Full Company Administration & Secretarial Services
    • Opening of Bank Accounts

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    Free Initial Consultation
    Call to any of our offices for your free initial consultation.


    How to proceed
    To start your business in the DWC Free Zone please contact one of our offices or submit an online enquiry.

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