Mainland Company Formation Sharjah

There are 3 main types of licenses available in the Sharjah mainland including, commercial license, industrial license, and professional license. Each covers certain business activities. The involved authorities also issue some special licenses based on a chosen criteria, such as a business operation permit.

A substantial Commercial license is provided on the basis of opening a small business in the commercial areas of the city. It might be a hotel or a restaurant as well as a car rental subscription.

The Industrial license is specially provided to the industrialists, manufacturing companies as well as service sector companies that are operating in the industrial zones of Sharjah.

Professional license is allowed to the professional individuals and institutes who are supported by the companies, universities, and foreign healthcare institutes.

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Mainland Business Setup Sharjah Package

Sharjah Company Setup Main Package
Business setup consultation
Dedicated experienced consultants.
PRO service (which includes company immigration card, Company Labor card, partners & investors residency visas, governmental approvals, and much more essential set up services)
Service Agent
Full documentation

Sharjah Mainland Business Setup Process

Sharjah is one of the most important emirates and economic regions of the UAE. Set up a company in Sharjah is very easy. You can contact us for consultancy as well as assistance for the formation of your company as well as completing legal requirements.

Doing it as a naive person would take months due to which we are here available to deal with everything and your company will be registered in less than a week including all the additional regulatory approvals.

Sharjah Mainland Company Formation Advantages

Sharjah Mainland offers your business many advantages such as ;

There are many advantages of business setup in Sharjah Mainland such as:

  • Advanced Infrastructure
  • Strong banking network
  • International standards warehouse with flexible systems
  • Full ownership
  • No trade barriers
  • No exchange challenges
  • Import and export duties exemption
  • Ability to have international and local clients
  • No capital requirement

To know more about the advantages of business setup in Sharjah Mainland, or even a Sharjah free zone company setup, speak to one of our consultants for free.

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Sharjah Mainland Business Trade Licenses

The authorities in Sharjah have categorized all the business activities that they allow under three types of trade licenses. The Sharjah Economic Department is responsible for providing business licenses to new businesses that register for the mainland. For any business setup in Sharjah Mainland, you need one of these licenses. Here are the three licenses with some of the business activities they allow briefly explained:

Commercial License

The commercial license is for businesses that are looking to perform any kind of trading activities. With a commercial license, you can import and sell goods in the UAE. You can also export and sell goods outside the UAE with this license. You can trade solely inside the UAE as well, where you both buy and sell goods within the UAE. However, this license only allows the trading of goods and commodities that are prementioned during the registration process.

Here are some of the business activities allowed by the commercial license:

  • Import
  • Export
  • Retail
  • E-Commerce
  • Storage
  • General Commodities Trading

Industrial License

The industrial license is for businesses that are looking to manufacture or assemble their products in Sharjah Mainland. This license allows all the business activities that a manufacturing business needs to produce and sell its products. This means that the industrial license allows export and import as well. You can source raw materials from abroad or buy them locally from the UAE.

Here are some of the business activities allowed by the industrial license:

  • Import
  • Manufacturing
  • Assembling
  • Packaging
  • Distributing
  • Export

Professional License

The professional license is for businesses that are looking to provide services in Sharjah Mainland. These services need to be in a specific field that needs training and expertise. For example, cleaning services will not fall under the professional license, however accounting services will be categorized under the professional license.

Here are some of the business activities allowed by the professional license:

  • Healthcare and Nutrition
  • Marketing Services
  • Accounting Services
  • Project Management Services
  • Graphics Designing Services
  • Any kind of Consultancies.

Business Structures in Sharjah Mainland

You can choose from five types of business structures for your mainland company formation in Sharjah. These structures will determine the rules and regulations your business is subjected to in the future. That is why it is suggested to choose your company structure carefully.

Here are the types of business structures you can choose from in Sharjah Mainland:

1. Limited Liability Company

A limited liability company is the most sought-after company structure. This is because a limited liability company is a comparatively risk-free company structure. The personal properties of the owners of such a company are safe in case of bankruptcies and liquidations.

2. Sole Proprietorship

A sole proprietorship is for investors and entrepreneurs who want to be the only owner of his/her business. Previously the government did not allow foreigners to be the sole owner of businesses in the UAE. However, there are constant amendments to the laws and legislations here.

3. Partnership Company

A partnership company is for businesses where there will be two or more owners of the business. Unlike a limited liability company, the owners of a partnership company will be liable for the liabilities of the company. The extent of the liabilities will depend on their shares in the business.

4. Branch Office

A branch office is for businesses that are already existing elsewhere. For example, an existing company like Samsung Electronics can open a branch office easily in Sharjah Mainland. It does not have to be a big company. Businesses of any size can open a branch office.

5. Public/Private Shareholding Company

A shareholding company is where there are multiple owners of the business. The people who can be the owner of such a business will depend on if it is a public shareholding company or a private shareholding company.

If you are confused about which business structure to choose for your business, we are always here to help you. Our consultants will help you decide which structure will be the best for you. Contact us today and set up your new business in Sharjah Mainland today.