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UAE’s most dynamic free zone jurisdiction

22 November 2017

As the rapid success of the UAE continues, Ras Al Khaimah provides spectacular economics opportunities. Ras Al Khaimah is a place great to live with its high quality and affordable housing, shopping malls, and lots of family activities; it could offer a fabulous lifestyle matched only by an environment that is a great place to conduct business [...]

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VAT in the UAE

12 February 2017

As announced in February 2016 by the UAE Minister of State for Financial Affairs, His Excellency Obaid Humaid Al Tayer, the UAE will introduce a Value Added Tax (VAT) of 5% beginning January 1, 2018. The six other states that make up the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) region will also be implementing a VAT during this time and/or by January 1, 2019 at the latest [...]

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Registration of your company

SFM is able to register your company in a timely manner and at the best price in the following zones, through our offices:





Full administrative management of your company

SFM offers a service from A to Z, We do not just register your company. In fact, our Account Managers are all specialists in company law and are at your disposal throughout the year:


  • To answer all your questions of a general nature
  • To add or remove a company shareholder or director
  • To sign contracts on behalf of the company
  • To change the name of your company
  • To open a bank account 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

Additionally, in our administrative capacity, we can provide you, upon request, with an updated record of your company shareholders, directors, and secretaries as we keep this updated for all the companies that we manage. 

Immigration services

competitive price

There are a few mandatory formalities that must be completed before you are able to have your UAE residence visa issued. Our clients can expect that they will be guided step-by-step through the immigration formalities of the UAE. Our specialised team of public relations officers will endeavor to make the process as streamlined and fast as possible, allowing our valued clients to focus on their companies’ performance. We will also provide you with immigration advice concerning your family and staff, should you require such assistance.

The immigration process falls under two basic categories, one being the residency and the other combining the residency with the work permits to be able to work commercially in the country. The various entities involved are the Naturalization and Residency Departments and the Department of Labour, The Ministry of Interior is also party to these formalities.

Once a company has been formally incorporated in any of the UAE jurisdictions, it is then possible to start the residency visa process. This is quite a simple process involving medical exam, which is mandatory for all.

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

Once the residence visa has been approved, it is entered into the passport after which one may whilst simultaneously obtain an emirates identification card. For persons wishing to take up employment there is a mandatory requirement to obtain a labor card from the Ministry of Labour.

SFM dedicated Account Manager will be on hand throughout the entire process to assist you and to speed up the process where possible.


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Director and shareholder services

UAE Company Formation fast and easy


Nominee director

The nominee director service is used to ensure the highest degree of privacy and confidentiality, as the name of the director will appear in the corporate documents, in any business contract and eventually in the jurisdiction's business register. Another advantage of using a nominee service is to place the "management and control" issue firmly outside a high tax jurisdiction.

Upon appointment of a nominee director, a Nominee Service Agreement will be signed between the client and the nominee. It will guarantee the client that the nominee can only act or sign documents upon the client's request and with the client's prior approval. 

Professional directors introduced by SFM work with the highest level of integrity and confidentiality.


Nominee shareholder

The nominee shareholder is appointed in order to shield the beneficial owner of the company from being publicly associated with the ownership of said company.

Upon appointment of a nominee shareholder, a Nominee Service Agreement (declaration of trust) will be signed between the client and the nominee.

Nominee shareholders introduced by SFM work with the highest level of integrity and confidentiality. 



Telephone answering and mail management

 Professional executive team


Why use a virtual office?

This service enhances the reputation and credibility of your company by providing an address and telephone number in an onshore location.

Our virtual office service is comprehensive and includes all the administrative and secretarial assistance you require. You will be assigned a telephone number and a secretary will answer all your calls promptly. A missed call can mean lost business; that is what inspired SFM to set up a suitable structure and staff so as to be fully effective.


The main advantages of the virtual office:

  • Reception and forwarding of your mail from one of our offices in RAK, Geneva, Hong Kong or the United Kingdom.
  • Your phone calls will be answered promptly and dealt with according to your wishes (forwarded to another phone number or a message taken).
  • We act as your secretary and this lends substance to and creates confidence in your company.
  • Your phone calls are answered from 8: 30 in the morning until 19: 00. Outside these hours our answering machine will take your messages.
  • You will be informed immediately of any new messages for your attention.
  • Reception of your faxes 24/7 and forwarding of the faxes to your email by scanned pdf.


Visual identity for your company


The visual identity of your company is crucial for your client relationships. It reflects the image that you want to present to the outside world and therefore it must be considered carefully.

SFM employs a full-time professional graphic designer in order to provide excellent service for our customers. 

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


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


Your company logo will be designed according to your specifications and based on a theme that you are welcome to provide (depending on the activity of your company) or without any particular theme. The cost of this service is EUR 250. 


Here are 10 examples of logos that he has designed:



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Accounting and auditing services


In some jurisdictions, such as Switzerland, the United Kingdom, Cyprus and Hong Kong and also in most of the UAE free zone jurisdictions, maintaining company accounts is mandatory. As SFM offers a service from A to Z, it can therefore, at the request of the client, assist with completing all the necessary formalities.


Our services include the following:

  • Accounting
  • Preparing financial statements
  • Auditing
  • Completing tax returns
  • Acting as the link between the tax authorities and the client

As each jurisdiction has its own rules regarding accounting and the timeframe for submitting tax returns; SFM will contact you at the right time to ask you to provide us with the documents needed to draw up the accounts.


The documents required are generally the following:

  • Company bank statements
  • Contracts
  • Lease contract
  • Purchase receipts/sales invoices
  • Loan documents