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Registering Your Company

Register your company in 18 different Onshore, Offshore and Free zones.

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
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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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Director and shareholder services

Nominee Director

The Nominee Director Service is for when a client doesn’t wish to be personally appointed as a director, or there are specific local requirements for it. The name of the director will appear in the corporate documents, in any business contract, and sometimes in the jurisdiction's business register.

Upon appointment of a Nominee Director, the client and the nominee are required to sign a Nominee Service Agreement. It guarantees to 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

A Nominee Shareholder is appointed to hold shares on behalf of the owner of the company. The name of the shareholder will appear in the corporate documents and sometimes in the jurisdiction's business register.

Upon appointment of a Nominee Shareholder, the nominee and the client will be required to sign a Nominee Service Agreement (Declaration of Trust).

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

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Telephone Answering and Mail Management

Why Use a Virtual Office?

This service provides a mail address and telephone number for onshore locations, thereby enhancing the reputation and credibility of your company.

Our Virtual Office Service is comprehensive and includes all administrative and secretarial assistance you require. We will assign you with a telephone number. A secretary will answer calls to this number promptly. We understand that a missed call can mean lost business. SFM has set up a high-quality structure for a fully effective virtual office.

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.
  • Phone calls are answered promptly, and dealt with according to your wishes (forwarded to another phone number or a message taken).
  • We act as your secretary. This adds substance and creates confidence in your company.
  • Your phone calls are answered from 08:30 to 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.
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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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Accounting and Auditing Services

In some jurisdictions such as Switzerland, the United Kingdom, Cyprus, Hong Kong, and in most of the UAE free zone jurisdictions, maintaining company accounts is mandatory. SFM can assist clients with completing their accounts.

Our services include:

  • 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 on accounting and the timeframe for submitting tax returns, SFM will contact you at the right time to ask you to provide us with the necessary documents to draw up the accounts.


These will generally include:

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