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Adler & Partners is an international consultancy firm focused on providing high net worth individuals with the ability to apply for residence and citizenship by investment programs in different countries and business setup in UAE. Our team of highly qualified experts work together as one within our global network of partners, to serve the increasing demand for second citizenships within the international community of entrepreneurs and investors.

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Sharjah Media City was established in 2017 with a vision to encourage media and creativity in the Middle East. The fastest growing media free zone in the country, Sharjah Media City free zone company formation is ideal for startups, SME’s, and young entrepreneurs as it provides a range of incentives and has favourable policies for company set up. SHAMS has a strong vibrant community of like minded professionals who promote innovation and creativity in the fields of media, technology, and creative industries. The media city attracts new investors and entrepreneurs every year. It is responsible for inspiring business growth in Sharjah.

Advantages of SHAMS company set up

  • Low cost of company set up 
  • 100% foriegn ownership and repatriation of profits 
  • Many business activities to choose from 
  • Business friendly policies for company formation 
  • Company owners do not need to be physically present to open company 
  • Assistance with visas
  • Easy access to Sharjah airport 
  • Strong and vibrant community that provides networking opportunities 
  • No corporate or income tax


Advantages of SHAMS Company Set Up

Steps for Sharjah Media City company formation

Choose the type of business 

The first step for a SHAMS company set up is to determine the business activity and type of license. The type of licenses available at SHAMS include;

  1. Trading license for the exchange of goods and services. 
  2. A service license for companies wanting to provide a service to customers 
  3. An industrial license for the manufacture and production of goods.

Submit the application 

The second step for SHAMS free zone company set up is to submit an online application. The application form lets free zone authority know the specifics of your business.The type of legal entity your company will take must also be determined. SHAMS has two types of legal entities, 

  1. A free zone limited liability company
  2. A branch of a local or forigen company

At this stage investors are also required to submit a few documents such as a business plan and NOC if required. 

Get your license  

After submitting the required documents, the license fees must be paid. The license certificate normally takes a few days to be processed. Companies must also choose the appropriate office space for their company. SHAMS has the option of a shared desk, a dedicated desk, shared office, and a dedicated office. 

Documents required for SHAMS company formation

  • A completed application form 
  • Passport copies and Emirates ID 
  • No objection certificate 
  • Memorandum and Articles of association 
  • Business plan
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How can we help

SHAMS company formation, especially for first time business owners can be a difficult and time consuming process. Our team is well equipped at managing the entire incorporation procedure. We can provide valuable assistance that will save you time and effort in the company formation process allowing you to focus on making your business a success.

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