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Offshore Company Formation in UAE and Worldwide

A hassle-free approach to offshore companies in UAE and worldwide

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  • Select your offshore company and place order
  • We will incorporate your company
  • You will receive all corporate documents
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Register your Offshore Company in UAE and Worldwide in 3 Easy Steps

Complete our online form for Offshore CompanyStep 1

Select your offshore jurisdiction and place order

We incorporate your offshore companyStep 2

We will incorporate your offshore company

certificate of incorporationStep 3

Receive your corporate documents and start activity

To complete your offshore company incorporation in UAE and anywhere in the world, our simple form requires information such as:

  • Jurisdiction in which you wish to incorportate the offshore company.
  • Names and details of shareholders and directors.
  • Three alternate names of the offshore company.

As easy as 1-2-3

We have made it surprisingly easy to incorporate offshore companies in the UAE and worldwide. Simply select your offshore jurisdiction, place the order for us to incorporate your offshore company.

RAK offshore companies are registered with RAKICC in Ras Al Khaimah, UAE. RAK offshore companies are the most popular choice among all offshore company formations in the UAE.

Key features and requirements for setting up RAK offshore company
General
Time to establish3-4 working days
TaxNo
Bank AccountCan be opened
Holding companyYes
Property ownership in DubaiNo
Corporate Requirements
Minimum shareholdersOne
Minimum directorsOne
Corporate directors permittedYes
Typical authorised capitalAED 1,000 (minimum)
Registered office and agentRequired
Local directorsNot required
Annual Requirements
Annual returnNot required
Minimum annual license feeAED 2,000
AED 8,999 Order Now

Ajman offshore company is registered with Ajman Free Zone in Ajman, UAE. Ajman Free Zone is known for its flexibility and quickest turnaround for offshore company formation in the UAE.

Key features and requirements for setting up Ajman offshore company
General
Time to establish1-2 working days
TaxNo
Bank AccountCan be opened
Holding companyYes
Property ownership in DubaiNo
Corporate Requirements
Minimum shareholdersOne
Minimum directorsOne
Corporate directors permittedYes
Typical authorised capitalAED 1,000 (minimum)
Registered office and agentRequired
Local directorsNot required
Annual Requirements
Annual returnNot required
Minimum annual license feeAED 1,500
AED 8,999 Order Now

Jebel Ali offshore company is registered with JAFZ in Dubai, UAE. It is an extremely popular choice among investors looking to own real estate in Dubai through an offshore company.

Key features and requirements for setting up Jebel Ali offshore company
General
Time to establish4-5 working days
TaxNo
Bank AccountCan be opened
Holding companyYes
Property ownership in DubaiYes
Corporate Requirements
Minimum shareholdersOne
Minimum directorsOne
Corporate directors permittedYes
Typical authorised capitalAED 1,000 (minimum)
Registered office and agentRequired
Local directorsNot required
Annual Requirements
Annual returnNot required
Minimum annual license feeAED 2,500
AED 17,499 Order Now

BVI offshore company is registered in British Virgin Islands which is one of the most well-regarded and trusted jurisdictions for offshore company formations in the world.

Key features and requirements for setting up BVI offshore company
General
Time to establish4-5 working days
TaxNo
Bank AccountCan be opened
Holding companyYes
Property ownership in DubaiOnly through Jebel Ali offshore
Corporate Requirements
Minimum shareholdersOne
Minimum directorsOne
Corporate directors permittedYes
Company secretaryOptional
Records publicly accessibleNo
Typical authorised capitalUSD 1 (minimum)
Registered office and agentRequired
Local directorsNot required
Annual Requirements
Annual returnNot required
Minimum annual license fee (share capital not exceeding 50,000)AED 1,285
Minimum annual license fee (share capital exceeding 50,000)AED 4,037
AED 9,999 Order Now

Cayman Islands offshore company is registered in Cayman Islands. Cayman Islands is an extremely popular jurisdiction for offshore company formations.

Key features and requirements for setting up Cayman Islands offshore company
General
Time to establish4-5 working days
TaxNo
Bank AccountCan be opened
Holding companyYes
Property ownership in DubaiOnly through Jebel Ali offshore
Corporate Requirements
Minimum shareholdersOne
Minimum directorsOne
Corporate directors permittedYes
Company secretaryOptional
Records publicly accessibleNo
Typical authorised capitalUSD 1 (minimum)
Registered office and agentRequired
Local directorsNot required
Annual Requirements
Annual returnNot required
Audit requirementsNo
AED 12,499 Order Now

Hong Kong offshore company is registered in Hong Kong which is one of the most trusted jurisdictions for offshore company formations in the world.

Key features and requirements for setting up Hong Kong offshore company
General
Time to establish2-3 working days
Corporate TaxNil on foreign profits
Bank AccountCan be opened
Holding companyYes
Property ownership in DubaiOnly through Jebel Ali offshore
Corporate Requirements
Minimum shareholdersOne
Minimum directorsOne
Corporate directors permittedYes
Company secretaryOptional
Records publicly accessibleYes
Minimum paid up shares1
Annual Requirements
Annual returnRequired
Audit requirementsYes
AED 8,999 Order Now

Seychelles offshore company is registered in Seychelles which is one of the most trusted jurisdictions for offshore company formations in the world.

Key features and requirements for setting up Seychelles offshore company
General
Time to establish2-3 working days
Bank AccountCan be opened
Holding companyYes
Property ownership in DubaiOnly through Jebel Ali offshore
Corporate Requirements
Minimum shareholdersOne
Minimum directorsOne
Corporate directors permittedYes
Company secretaryNo
Records publicly accessibleNo
Minimum paid up shares1
Annual Requirements
Annual returnRequired
Audit requirementsYes
AED 4,999 Order Now

Singapore offshore company is registered in Singapore which is one of the most trusted jurisdictions for offshore company formations in the world.

Key features and requirements for setting up Singapore offshore company
General
Time to establish3-4 working days
Bank AccountCan be opened
Holding companyYes
Property ownership in DubaiOnly through Jebel Ali offshore
Corporate Requirements
Minimum shareholdersOne
Minimum directorsOne
Company secretaryRequired
Records publicly accessibleYes
Minimum paid up shares1
Annual Requirements
Annual returnRequired
Audit requirementsNo
AED 19,999 Order Now

Switzerland offshore company is registered in Switzerland.

Key features and requirements for setting up Switzerland offshore company
General
Time to establish10 working days
Bank AccountCan be opened
Holding companyYes
Property ownership in DubaiOnly through Jebel Ali offshore
Corporate Requirements
Minimum shareholdersTwo
Minimum directorsOne - must be Swiss resident
Company secretaryRequired
Records publicly accessibleYes
Minimum paid up sharesCHF 20,000 (minimum)
Annual Requirements
Annual returnRequired
Audit requirementsYes
AED 32,999 Order Now

Mauritius offshore company is registered in Mauritius.

Key features and requirements for setting up Mauritius offshore company
General
Time to establish4 weeks
Corporate Tax0% to 3%
Bank AccountCan be opened
Holding companyYes
Property ownership in DubaiOnly through Jebel Ali offshore
Corporate Requirements
Minimum shareholdersOne
Minimum directorsTwo
Corporate directors permittedYes
Company secretaryOptional
Records publicly accessibleYes
Minimum paid up capital1
Annual Requirements
Annual returnNo
Audit requirementsNo
AED 8,999 Order Now

Malta offshore company is registered in Malta.

Key features and requirements for setting up Malta offshore company
General
Time to establish3-4 working days
Bank AccountCan be opened
Holding companyYes
Property ownership in DubaiOnly through Jebel Ali offshore
Corporate Requirements
Minimum shareholdersOne
Minimum directorsOne
Company secretaryRequired
Records publicly accessibleYes
Minimum paid up capital1
Annual Requirements
Annual returnYes
Audit requirementsYes
AED 16,999 Order Now
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Where are offshore companies registered?

Offshore companies around the world are registered with the registration authorities in the relevant jurisdictions. Most known offshore company jurisdictions include BVI, RAKICC, Jebel Ali, Ajman, Cayman Islands, Singapore and Hong Kong. Offshore companies registered in these jurisdictions are typically used as holding companies or to undertake business activities internationally.

Most of the offshore jurisdictions keep confidentiality of shareholders as a top priority and their identity is kept strictly confidential by law.

Typically, offshore companies are formed with the objectives such as asset protection, trading, tax planning, real estate holding and estate planning.

Main features of offshore companies around the world

  • Modern legislation
  • Zero taxes (in most jurisdictions) 
  • Single or multiple directors 
  • No accounting and audit requirements(in most jurisdictions)
  • No limitations on any nationality 
  • Conduct business internationally
  • Bank accounts 
  • No limitation on capital expatriation
  • Registered address

Activities that not typically permitted

  • Financial 
  • Insurance and re-insurance
  • Media
  • Aviation
  • Conduct business with onshore companies in the UAE
  • Establishing a branch in the UAE

Activities that are typically allowed

  • International trade
  • Brokerage activities
  • Property holding (does not include holding real estate property in Dubai)
  • On-line advertising activities 
  • Consultancy 
  • Registration of ships
  • Trading in stock markets

Documents involved in the offshore company formation process

Documents required

  • Passport copy
  • UAE visa or entry stamp to the UAE (where applicable)
  • Proof of residential address – latest utility bill
  • Phone number and e-mail
  • Simple CV 
  • Bank reference (bank to confirm the shareholder as a client)

Documents you will receive after formation

  • Certificate of Incorporation
  • Memorandum and Articles of Association
  • Share certificate(s)
  • Appointment of Director and Secretary  
  • Register of Directors
  • Shares Register

Common Questions

  1. Any person/investor who is interested in starting a business internationally.
  2. Any person/investor who intends to minimize his/her tax liabilities or otherwise protect assets.
  3. Any person/investor interested in carrying out general trading and professional services.

The following are the typical key benefits of an offshore company:

  • Offshore companies can be owned by anyone 100%.
  • Most of the offshore jurisdictions assure confidentiality of shareholders.
  • Most of the offshore business setups enjoy zero corporate taxes.
  • Offshore companies can be registered from anywhere in the world. There is no need for the owners to visit the relevant jurisdiction.
  • There is no requirement of physical office.
  • Offshore entities can open bank accounts inside and outside the UAE, provided the shareholders meet the requirements of the relevant bank.
  • Offshore companies can own shares in any other legal entities inside and outside UAE.

Offshore companies are typically required to use ‘Limited’, ‘Ltd’ or similar other words as suffix to indicate the legal their status.

As a general rule, offshore companies are not permitted to use words such as Dubai, RAK, Ajman, Emirates, Financial, Bank, Gulf, School, University or Re-insurance.

Most of the offshore companies around the world are required to maintain books of accounts which should be audited annually. However, in most such cases, there is no requirement to submit any audited financial statements.

Assuming all the required documents are already provided to us, depending upon the jurisdiction, most of the offshore companies can be incorporated between 1-5 working days.

  1. An offshore entity is not permitted to undertake any business activity inside the country of its incorporation. 
  2. An offshore entity is not eligible for any UAE visas. 
  3. An offshore entity cannot lease an office space.
  4. An offshore entity is not permitted to hire employees in.

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