As a world-class Free Zone hub for innovation, SHAMS sets the benchmark for service and support to those wishing to set-up and launch their business with specialized facilities for the creative and media industries.

Their mission is to make creative entrepreneurship accessible to all aspiring startups, SMEs and established companies striving to grow their business both locally and globally. Shams is a dynamic initiative that makes a strong connection with the talented individuals it attracts

SHAMS offer smart innovative services, coupled with a holistic community-centered approach. They place great value on localized content and actively encourage entrepreneurial talent from within this thriving community.

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Business Activities

SHAMS offers multiple activities to choose from, primarily ranging from consultancy, media services, internet services and general trading.

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Support Services

Our flexible support services help clients in choosing the best for their business requirements & contribute strongly to their day to day operations.

Timeline

1 Day

2 Days

3-4 Days

3-4 Days

3-4 Days

Initial Approval & Trade name approval

License Issuance

Security Approval

Establishment Card

Security Approval

1 Day

3-4 Days

1 Day

1 Day

2-3 Days

E-channel Registration

Entry Permit Issuance

In Country Status Change

Medical Examination & Emirates ID registration

Residence Visa Stamping on Passport

*The above timelines are subject to change by the Free Zone at any given point and are based for reference purposes only. Your Business Setup Advisor will update you at all stages of the above mentioned process.

Timeline

1 Day

Initial Approval & Trade name approval

2 Days

License Issuance

3-4 Days

Security Approval

3-4 Days

Establishment Card

3-4 Days

Security Approval

1 Day

E-channel Registration

3-4 Days

Entry Permit Issuance

1 Day

In Country Status Change

1 Day

Medical Examination & Emirates ID registration

2-3 Days

Residence Visa Stamping on Passport

*The above timelines are subject to change by the Free Zone at any given point and are based for reference purposes only. Your Business Setup Advisor will update you at all stages of the above mentioned process.

Scope of Work

  • Consultancy on Company Incorporation Procedures
  • Pre-Approval for the Shareholder
  • Drafting of legal incorporation documents
  • Trade name reservation
  • Submission for Initial Approval
  • Final submission for License Registration
  • Assistance in bank account opening
  • Application, Submission & Collection of Establishment card
  • Application & Registration of E-Channel
  • Complete Visa PRO Services: Entry Permit, Medical, Emirates ID & Visa Stamping

Documents Required

Three optional trade names of the company (on the basis of your preference)

Passport copy of Shareholder(s)

Visa page copy/visa cancellation paper/entry page copy of shareholder(s) and manager(s)

Business plan (If required by the Authorities)

Passport size photograph of the shareholder

Other Services

  • Visit Visa application
  • Residency Visa application, extension & cancellation
  • Residency Visa renewals
  • Preparation of official letters to the Free Zone
  • Add / Remove Partner services
  • Preparation of business plans
  • Memorandum of Association preparation
  • Family Residence Visa Application / Visit Visa / Stamping / Renewal
  • Attestations from various Ministries
  • Legal Translations
  • Medical and Emirates ID reports
  • Residency Visa extensions
  • In country status change
  • Additional activity assistance

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