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Changes to UAE Policies on Business Ownership and Residency

28 June 2018

The United Arab Emirates, which previously did not allow 100% ownership of foreign business entities or long residency, recently changed both policies. In a move that’s delighted business leaders right across the board, the country’s cabinet announced the changes would come into effect at the end of the year.[..]

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Our approach to protect data

20 May 2018

Much echo is being given nowadays to the looming implementation of the new European regulations regarding the processing of personal data, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), and not only in the European Union.[..]

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Mainland LLC companies are dedicated for clients and individuals who are setting up companies, branches and subsidiaries in the UAE to conduct a business activity in the UAE market. Once your business is up and running in the UAE, you as the business owner can hire staff or apply for an UAE residence visa for you and your dependents, such as family members. Here are the different options that we offer in the Mainland:


Experts in company formation

Registering Your Company

Full Administrative Management of Your Company

SFM offers a full A-Z of services, not just company registration. Our Account Managers specialise in company law and are at your disposal throughout the year:

  • To answer all your general questions
  • To add or remove a company shareholder or director
  • To sign contracts on behalf of the company
  • To change your company’s name
  • To open bank accounts on behalf of the company
  • To produce additional company documentation (Certificate of Incumbency, Certificate of Good Standing, etc.)
  • To dissolve a company
  • To increase or decrease your company share capital
  • To transfer the company from another agent
Experts in company formation

Immigration services

Before issue of a UAE residence visa, you are required to go through several mandatory formal steps. We can guide our clients step-by-step through these immigration formalities. Our specialised team of public relations aim to streamline this process on your behalf, allowing valued clients to focus on their company’s performance. We will also provide you with immigration advice concerning your family and staff if required.

There are two steps to the immigration process. The first is residency; the other is the process of combining that residency with the work permits allowing you to work in the country. The various entities involved are the Naturalization and Residency Departments and the Department of Labour, but The Ministry of Interior is also part of these formalities.

Once a company is formally incorporated in any UAE jurisdiction, we may then start the residency visa process. This is quite simple and includes a mandatory medical exam.

Generally, the medical examination takes a maximum of 5 working days. In most cases. this can be expedited with an urgent medical application.

Once the residence visa is approved, your passport will receive an authorising stamp. After this, one may obtain an Emirates Identification Card. Persons wishing to take up employment must apply for a mandatory labor card from the Ministry of Labour.

SFM’s dedicated Account Manager is on hand throughout to assist you and speed up the process where possible.

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Experts in company formation

Visual Identity for your Company

The visual identity of your company is crucial for your client relationships. It reflects a professional image you want to present to the outside world. Therefore, it requires careful consideration.

SFM employs a full-time professional graphic designer providing excellent customer service.

Concerned with creating your company’s visual identity, his work includes:


  • Business cards;
  • Headed paper; and
  • Logo delivered in several formats.


Company logos are designed according to client specifications and based on a theme that you are welcome to provide (depending on the activity of your company) or without any theme in mind. The cost of this service is EUR 250.


Here are 10 logo design examples from our dedicated graphic designer:



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