Offshore Company Setup

What is an Offshore Company ?

In financial language, the term “offshore” is used to define any business or investment made outside the country of residence. In other words, an offshore company is a legal entity established in an Offshore Financial Centre (Offshore Jurisdiction).

Offshore Company, most commonly termed as International Business Company (IBC) or a Non-Resident Company, is a legal structure which provides a low/No-tax environment for an entity or an individual which in turn minimizes tax burdens and improves wealth management.

Offshore Company Setup

International Business Company (typically known as an Offshore Company) became the most attractive corporate structure for foreign investors and We found the most important benefits are providing the freedom for your commercial operations ease of running business and high level privacy especially when twinned with a Nominee Director. As a Tax free hub, Dubai is considered one of the most high renown places to register an offshore company for all of the above.

UAE21 Business Consultant and offshore company setups go hand in hand along with business registration in the Dubai, Ajman and Ras-al-Khaimah emirates in the UAE.

Our clients find Offshore company set-ups to be the best way of managing businesses as they offer the most tax-efficient strategies for entrepreneurs.

Offshore company registration in the UAE provides you with the real opportunity legally to raise profitability of your business, simplified reporting system, anonymity and confidentiality.

We will provide you the best solution to set up a new offshore company to optimize your business.

Why setup an Offshore company?

There are number of reason why so many private individuals and businesses incorporate an offshore company however followings are the main reason to setup an offshore company.

  • Anonymity, confidentiality and the highest level of privacy protection
  • Asset Protection
  • No accountant costs
  • Business can be conducted internationally (Invoice international clients)
  • Corporate Bank Account
  • Prestigious Registered that you can use our address for your offshore company
  • Offshore company can act as an intermediary in any transactions of your Company with foreign Companies

Choosing the right Offshore authority

There are several important factors that should be taken in account before choosing right authority for an offshore company

  • Ideal offshore authority should have an up to date and reliable banking and financial system that is well connected via modern and dependable communication lines
  • Only those countries should be preferred where work ethics are followed through hard work, farsightedness and secrecy
  • Time zone is also an important factor for businesses. One can lose precious time while communicating from places on the other side of globe
  • We need to differentiate between “safe haven” and “tax shelters”. Countries like UAE and other GCC nations are ‘zero tax’ jurisdictions naturally

Why incorporate an Offshore company in UAE

Since the inception of offshore company formations in early 2003, the UAE has quickly emerged as the business hub of choice in the Middle East region and is proving itself to be well placed to being one of the most dynamic and fastest growing business and International Financial Centers Worldwide.

RAK Offshore

A new type of Offshore Company in RAK with the abbreviations RAK ICC (Ras Al Khamiah International Corporate Centre) is planned for the first half of 2016.

JAFZA Offshore

The Jebel Ali Offshore was established in 1985 by the Government of Dubai, and now consists over 100 square kilometres.

Ajman Offshore

Ajman offshore was established in 1988 and was allocated an independent status under the Emiri Decree No. 3 of 1996 by the Ruler of Ajman.

Benefits of UAE Offshore Company Formation

  • 100% foreign ownership and 100% repatriation of profits
  • There is no public register of shareholders and directors
  • A UAE Offshore Company is quick to incorporate. It usually takes just few working days
  • Tax-Free economy with no capital gains, company or income tax
  • Simple reporting and regulatory requirements
  • Suitable for any kind of international business
  • High degree of privacy for corporate information
  • Companies may own investments (assets, real estate, cash, shares)
  • No office space required
  • Multi-currency bank accounts

Uses of an Offshore Company

  • International Trading

    A trading company can establish itself in an offshore area. The offshore company would take orders directly from the customer, but have the goods delivered directly to that customer from the manufacturer or place of purchase

  • Professional Services

    You can also carry on your consultancy or counseling business by using an offshore company. You can easily manage your company with reduced/zero taxation of offshore company.

  • Property Owning Companies

    You can use such companies for benefits like avoidance of complicated inheritance procedures. If your property is held in a low-cost offshore company, you (and your partner/s) can own the shares of it as you see fit. In case of any uncertainty/unforeseen, all of your property and bank account will be frozen until a court order is issued.

  • Investment Companies

    If people want to invest their money in different projects without their disclosure, then they can incorporate an offshore entity that can invest as a corporate investor in different projects.

  • Copyrights, Trademarks and Patents

    Any kind of intellectual property right (a copyright or trade mark) may be registered in the name of an offshore company. The company may also buy or sell this type of rights.

  • Holding Companies

    Offshore companies can be used as a holding company where people can manage all their businesses under one holding structure.

Offshore Requirements

  • Offshore company Must be incorporated under Offshore Company Laws and regulations of offshore jurisdictions
  • There are three different offshore jurisdictions in UAE. All of these have their own registration authorities and they may require different documents for registration of offshore company
  • Offshore company must not trade within the offshore authority

We’ve the Experienced To Do it The Rightway

  • We have years of experience in the formation of all types of companies (including offshore companies) in all the emirates of UAE
  • We have complete information and practical experience about the whole registration procedure for offshore company formation in UAE. It is helpful in speedy completion of the whole procedure without any nuisance
  • We will assist you in handling all types of legal matters during and after the offshore company formation

Join hands with UAE 21 today and set up your business, risk-free at affordable costs!


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Additional Services

We are offering additional services which help you to setup your business completely on every steps

Bank Account Opening

Choosing which type of bank account to open and which UAE bank to choose. Our experts will help you out and we will find the best solution which will suit your business needs.

Business Consulting

We provide business consulting to help you ensure that your business venture in UAE turns into a profitable.

UAE Residence Visa

Need more attracting new employees to boost your business, but high employment cost turns you down? Don’t hold your business needs.

Second Citizenship

United Arab Emirates encourages foreign investors to come to the Emirates. However, choosing this country as a base for their business cannot obtain any permit that would allow to stay in the country for a lifelong period of time.

VAT Registration

If you haven’t registered your business or open a new VAT account under the latest VAT law observed in the United Arab Emirates, it’s high time you should consider its importance.

VAT Assistance

If you need to take care of taxes and VAT returns to avoid penalties and other consequences. Wouldn’t it be nice to have an expert by your side for essential tax consultancy and return filing support?

Pro Services

If you are looking to Outsource PRO Services in Dubai, UAE and for assisting all PRO and Government related works. Get in touch with us

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