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Take a look at some of our most frequently asked questions.

Do I require any No Objection Certificate (NOC) to set up the license?

A NOC is not required from your current sponsor to incorporate the company under Fujairah Creative City Free Zone.

Do I need to take an office space under the license?

Leasing an office space is not required for up to 15 visa allocations.

Do I need to be physically present to incorporate the company?

The physical presence of the shareholder(s) and the person in charge is not required to incorporate the company.

Is there any paid-up share capital?

Paid up-share capital is not required under Fujairah Creative City Free Zone.

By when can the license be issued?

The Trade License is issued within 2-3 working days.

Can I sponsor my family?

All employment visas under Fujairah Creative City Free Zone can sponsor dependants.

Can I stay in Dubai if I have a free zone visa?

You can reside anywhere in the UAE with a Fujairah Creative City Free Zone visa.

Can I combine Trading and Professional activities under one license?

Fujairah Creative City Free Zone allows you to combine multiple activities under one license with the provision of combining commercial trading and professional activities.

Can I increase the visa quota?

Visa can be added on the license by upgrading the package.

How many partners can I have under the license?

Fujairah Creative City Free Zone provides a provision of adding up to 50 shareholders under one license.

Is there any deposit for employment or dependents visa?

There is no deposit required for any employment or dependent visa.

Would my License get automatically cancelled If not renewed upon expiry?

License and establishment card should be cancelled before or upon expiry date or else it will start incurring fines. Please contact your renewal manager for further information on cancellation procedure.

Is the person in charge allowed to cancel the License without his partners/shareholders?

It is not possible as original signatures on the Board of Resolution from all the partners with a complete set of company original documents are mandatory to initiate the cancelation.

Can I obtain a corporate bank account with my Creative City trade license?

Yes, you can definitely do so as you will have all the required documents, In fact, we can link you with some of the most leading banks in the UAE .

Can I do business using my trade license even I do not hold a visa under my company?

Yes, having your name on the trade license as an owner/shareholder or just the manager in charge entitles you to work using your name on the trade license inside or outside the country using your tourist visa or the employment visa under a different sponsor.

Are Creative City Free Zone employees governed by Ministry of Labor?

Those working in free zones are generally not governed by the Ministry of Labor, however, it is governed by their respective Free Zone authority and follows UAE’s Labor Law in general.

What is the difference Between Trade License and Immigration Card?

A Trade License gives you the privilege to exercise and perform a certain business activity while the Immigration Card serves as your company identification card which allows you to issue and apply for a residence visa.

How will the Free Zone process my E-Channel refund once I liquidate my company?

The E-Channel refund application can be initiated once the clearance letter of the trade license is issued by the Free Zone. This will take approximately 10 Business days and the amount can be refunded in cash, check or a bank transfer.

Since I have my company registered through the E-Channel, can I apply for immigration services on my own?

No, the E-Channel access is held by the Free Zone as the capable and authorized entity to handle and process all your company’s needs with the Immigration Department.

Does Creative City provide freelancer visas?

No, you have to be employed under one of the companies registered here in Fujairah Creative City Free Zone to obtain a residency Visa.

Can a male sponsor his parents in Fujairah?

The sponsor will need to speak directly with Fujairah’s immigration to ascertain the full requirements and provide all the required documents.

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