Advantages of Business setup in SPC Free zone


Premium and Strategic Location:

SPC Free Zone is right in the center of Sharjah City, offering dedicated spaces for trading and retail. With a Sharjah Publishing City license, you can easily access a range of business facilities and choose from various business activities available in the Free Zone.


Fast and simple business setup:

Registering your company and obtaining a license is quick and hassle-free at SPC Free Zone. Typically, a Sharjah Publishing City license is issued within 24 hours, depending on the nature of your business.


Visa and License Flexibility:

At SPC Free Zone, you can opt for a 10-year license and enjoy the flexibility to combine activities from various sectors within Sharjah's free zone companies. Plus, you have the option for a dual license structure, covering both Mainland and Free Zone operations.


Effortless Employee Recruitment:

Companies in Sharjah's free zone at SPC have the flexibility to hire both local and international talents. If needed, the SPC Free Zone can assist in providing manpower. The process for employment visas is also made easy for all companies operating in the SPC Free Zone.

Licenses Offered By SPC :

The following Business License Types are available in the SPC Free Zone for the investor to choose from:

  1.  Commercial License: A commercial license in the UAE allows entrepreneurs and businesses to participate in trading, importing, and exporting goods both within and outside the UAE. This license grants businesses the legal authority to trade in various commodities, excluding prohibited items like tobacco, oil, and goods that don't meet health and safety requirements.
  2. Trading License: A trading license allows people to start a business in trading, giving the company the ability to export, import, or trade different products. Originally focused on general goods, this license has expanded to include e-commerce, keeping up with the growing trend of online stores.
  3. Services License: Professions like business and management consulting, accounting, real estate consultancy, human resources, technical services, and other professional services depend on human skills, abilities, and talent.
  4. Publishing License: Businesses to conduct publishing-related activities, including launching new publications domestically or introducing existing ones from abroad. To legally commence operations in this field, the trade license must explicitly list "publishing" as an approved activity.

Easy Steps to Registering a Company in Sharjah:

  1. Select Your Business Type: Decide what kind of business you want to start.
  2. Apply for the Right License: Get the license you need for your business activity.
  3. Choose a Company Name: Pick a unique name for your company and get it registered.
  4. Create a Memorandum of Association (MOA): Prepare a document outlining the company's objectives and structure.
  5. Provide Lease Agreement: Show proof of where your business will be located.
  6. Pay the License Fee: Complete the registration process by paying the necessary fees.

About Sharjah Publishing City Free Zone

Sharjah Publishing City Free Zone (SPC Free Zone) is the perfect place for people who want to start a business in the UAE. It's a part of the Sharjah Book Authority and is great for entrepreneurs and investors. SPC  focuses on making things easy and flexible, offering a quick and simple way to set up a company in the UAE. They have more than 1,500 types of businesses you can do here, covering lots of different industries. So, whether you're into publishing or have another business idea, SPC Free Zone has the right licenses and modern facilities to fit your needs. It's a smart, easy, and fast choice for starting your business.

Company structures offered in SPC FreeZone include:

  1. Free Zone Establishment (FZE): A single shareholder company (individual or corporate entity).
  2. Free Zone Company (FZC): Multiple shareholders, up to 7, comprising individuals, corporate entities, or both.
  3. Branch of a Company: Local Branch (Branch of a UAE Company) & International Branch (Branch of a Foreign Company).


To Set Up a Freezone Establishment (FZE)

  • Application form for Company Registration in SPC Free Zone
  •   Passport copy of Shareholders, Directors, and Managers
  •   Visa & Emirates ID copy of Shareholders, Directors, and Managers
  •   Proof of address of Shareholders (recent utility bill/bank statements, etc.)
  •   Passport size photograph of the Shareholder (white background)
  •   Memorandum & Article of Association
  •   Specimen signature of the proposed Manager

To Set Up Branch of a Company

  •   Company Registration Form
  •   Owner Declaration document
  •   Passport copy & photograph of the Manager
  •   Proof of address of the Manager
  •   Attested Memorandum & Articles of Association of the parent company
  •   Attested Certificate of Incorporation of the parent company
  •   Attested Board Resolution and Power of Attorney of the parent company
  •   Attested business license of the parent company

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