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Hamriyah Free Zone Authority (HFZA) Company Formation

Hamriyah Free Zone Authority (HFZA) Company Formation

Introduction – Free Zone Focus

Hamriyah Free Zone Authority (HFZA) was launched in 1995 and it has now become a vital part of the UAE’s industrial development.

HFZ is located in Sharjah, UAE and is a logistics hub enjoying a strategic location between three continents, with access to other countries via three seaports on both the Arabic Gulf and the Indian Ocean and an international airport which handles over 80 flights a day from 32 different countries and 230 cities, facilitating entry to markets in the MENA region.

HFZ is made up of an area of over 22 million sqm of industrial and commercial land, as well as a 14m deep water port.

HFZ’s world-class and highly developed infrastructure facilitates all levels of industrial activities serving regional, Gulf and global markets. The free zone offers its investors competitive business incentives and unique opportunities.

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Competitive Advantages: Why Hamriyah Free Zone?

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  • 100% foreign ownership
  • 100% repatriation of capital and profits
  • 100% import and export tax free
  • 100% exemption from all commercial levies
  • Zero corporate tax
  • Zero personal income tax
  • Low cost of living
  • Low cost of labour
  • Hassle-free recruitment of staff and labourers
  • Strategic location with access to UAE and global markets
  • Easy access via highways, 3 seaports and Sharjah International airport
  • Attractive financial incentives
  • Abundant and cheap energy
  • Modern infrastructure, telecommunications and facilities
  • Ready-to-use, purpose-built warehouses, factories and office space for lease
  • Land lease for 25 years and renewable for same period
  • On-site accommodation for staff and labourers with facilities
  • 14 m deep water port and 7 m deep inner harbor

Hamriyah Free Zone Contact Details

P O Box 1377
Sharjah, United Arab Emirates

Tel: 00971 6 5263333
Fax: 00971 6 5263555
Email: sales@hfza.ae / info@hfza.ae
Website: www.hfza.ae

Visa Online Services: OnlineVisaSupport@hfza.ae

Key People

Khaled Bin Abdullah Bin Sultan Al Qasimi
Chairman

Hamriyah Free Zone Company Registration Process

HFZ’s simple formalities and procedures enable clients to obtain a business license  within one hour of submission of the required documents:

Four-steps to obtain a License:

  1. Fill in the license application form and provide details of the proposed business activities for provisional approval.
  2. For Branches: submit the company incorporation documents and Board Resolution of the parent company. For new company incorporation : Submit the FZE/FZC application form and deposit the minimum capital required in a UAE bank, temporarily (for 1-2 days).
  3. Sign the agreement with HFZA and make all the required payments.
  4. When the license and lease are issued the company is ready to commence operations. For FZE/FZC companies, the company incorporation documents are issued also.

Set Up of FZE / FZC Companies

The following documents are required:

Individuals Companies
Personal details of the owner/s (copy of passport) Company’s Certificate of Incorporation / registration & Certificate of Good Standing (notarized and attested copy)
Original bank reference Company’s Memorandum & Articles of Association (notarized and attested copy)
Letter of appointment of the manager clarifying his powers (notarized and attested) with passport copy Board resolution for incorporation of an FZE/FZC in HFZ (notarized and attested copy)
If appointed, Letter of appointment for the consultant clarifying his powers and his specimen signature (notarized and attested copy) with passport copy Original bank reference letter regarding the credit worthiness of the company
Letter of appointment for the manager clarifying his powers (notarized and attested) with passport copy
If appointed, Letter of appointment for the consultant clarifying his powers and his specimen signature (notarized and attested copy) with passport copy

Set Up of a Branch of a Local or International Company

The following documents are required:

Local Company International Company
License or Certificate of Commercial Registration from the Economic Department (notarized copy required) Certificate of Incorporation / Good-standing (notarized copy required)
Memorandum and Articles of Association (notarized copy required) Memorandum and Articles of Association (notarized copy required)
Board Resolution for opening a branch in HFZ and to appoint a manager of the operations (notarized copy required) with passport copy and POA Board Resolution for opening a branch in HFZ and to appoint a manager / director of the operations (notarized copy required) with passport copy and POA
Bank reference letter for the company (original required) Bank reference letter for the company (original required)

Note: The registration / incorporation fee is AED 9,000.

Hamriyah Free Zone Services

  • Types of companies
  • Licenses
  • Visas and residence services

Types of Companies

Free Zone Establishment (FZE)

  • One shareholder (person or company)
  • Limited liability company
  • Minimum capital requirement: AED 150,000
  • Shares in multiples of AED 150,000
  • At least one of the Directors and the Secretary must be UAE residents
  • Minimum 2 Directors and one Secretary
  • The offices of the Director and Secretary may be held jointly by one person

Free Zone Company (FZC)

  • 2-5 shareholders (persons or companies)
  • Limited liability company
  • Minimum capital requirement: AED 150,000
  • Shares in multiples of AED 1,000
  • At least one of the Directors and the Secretary must be UAE residents
  • Minimum 2 Directors and 1 Secretary
  • The offices of the Director and Secretary may be held jointly by one person

Branch of a Local or International Company

There are no capital requirements in order to set up a branch of an established local or international company.

Licenses

The type of business license issued to a client will depend on the proposed business activity of the company.

Type of Licenses:

  • Industrial License: for the import of raw materials for processing, manufacturing and/or assembly of products which are specified in the license. The end products can be exported outside the United Arab Emirates. The license holder can sell the finished products to the UAE market only through a local distributor or agent.
  • Commercial License: for the import, export, distribution, sale and storage of products which are specified in the license. The license holder can sell the finished products to the UAE market only through a local distributor or agent.
  • Service License: to provide services which are specified in the license within HFZ.

Visas and Residence Services

The following immigration services are provided by the Visa and Residence Department at HFZ:

  • Employment visa
  • Family visa
  • Transfer of sponsorship
  • Visa cancellation
  • Processing fees

Hamriyah Free Zone Products

  • Offices
  • Office Space Packages
  • Plots of Land
  • Warehouses
  • Harbor
  • Accommodation City – Housing for Workers
  • Seven Zones of HFZ
  • Hamriyah MB Zone
  • Maritime City

Offices

  • Over 100 state-of-the-art offices from 15m2 to 42 m2 in the business centre
  • Renewable one-year leases
  • Full payment of rent on signing of the lease
  • Excellent communication systems and facilities
  • High speed internet
  • Conferencing and meeting room facilities
  • Carpeted, unfurnished offices
  • Water, a/c, electricity, housekeeping, car parking included in the rent

Office Space Packages

Package 1:

  • AED 25,000
  • 1 year rent for 10m2 office
  • 1 year commercial or service license
  • Service charges
  • P O Box
  • Approval of name
  • Telephone line
  • 4 visas

Package 2:

  • AED 35,000
  • 1 year rent for 10m2 office
  • 1 year general trading license
  • Service charges
  • P O Box
  • Approval of name
  • Telephone line
  • 5 visas

Plots of Land

  • Over 12 million m2 land for industrial and commercial use
  • Available sea plots
  • Sizes from 2,500 m2 and above
  • Minimum lease period 5 years and up to 25 years and renewable for another 25 years
  • Lease rates fixed for first 5 years
  • Full annual rental payments on signing the lease
  • Construction on up to 60% of each plots
  • The client needs to apply for the provision of electricity, water and telecommunications to HFZ

Warehouses

  • Ready-to-use warehouse facilities for construction of offices, factories, warehouses etc
  • Sizes of 614m2, 416m2 and 276m2
  • Activities such as light manufacturing, assembly and storage etc must be approved by HFZ
  • Minimum one year leases – and up to 25 years and renewable for another 25 years
  • Lease rates fixed for the first 5 years
  • Full annual rental payments on signing the lease
  • Facilities for office space, reception areas, toilets, kitchen
  • Car parking
  • A/C installation by the client
  • Insurance cost included in the rent
  • The client needs to apply for the provision of electricity, water and telecommunications to HFZ

Harbor

  • 14m depth harbor can accommodate LPG and large vessels
  • Access to “Freight Bridge” between Europe and Far East
  • Access to “the link” – highway that connects HFZ with UAE coast

Accommodation City – Housing for Workers

Phase One Facility:

  • Senior Accommodation – Type A: 2 bedroom facility which can accommodate up to 2 people per room, ideal for Supervisors, Engineers, Service Technicians and Foremen, AED 2,000 per unit per month
  • Junior Accommodation – Type B and C: rooms accommodating up to 8 people, ideal for Unskilled, Semi-skilled, Skilled and Clerical staff, AED 2,000 per room per month
  • Junior Accommodation – Type B TV: rooms accommodating up to 14 people, ideal for Unskilled, Semi-skilled, Skilled and Clerical staff, AED 3,500 per room per month
  • Junior Accommodation – Type D, E, F, P: rooms accommodating up to 6 people, ideal for Unskilled, Semi-skilled, Skilled and Clerical staff, Type D: AED 1,800 per room per month, Type E: AED 2,000 per room per month, Type F: AED 2,000 per room per month, Type P: AED 1,200 per room per month

Phase Two Facility:

  • Junior Accommodation – 1 to 16 buildings: rooms accommodating up to 6 people, ideal for Unskilled, Semi-skilled, Skilled and Clerical staff, AED 2,000 per room per month

Room Features:

  • Canteen catering for workers provided
  • Services such as food, laundry, transportation etc are not included in the room rate
  • Client needs to supply furniture and bedding etc
  • Electricity, water, a/c included in the rent
  • Rent and charges are paid in advance

Seven Zones of HFZ

The seven sub zones that make up the Hamriyah 7 Magnificent Zones are:

  • Oil & Gas Zone: ideal for downstream activities, converting crude oil into final products. This zone provides refinery, petrochemical and power generation facilities.
  • Petrochemical Zone: for petrochemical production and the downstream and end-use processing activities of non-oil products.
  • Steel City: for the manufacture of steel.
  • Construction World: to facilitate activities related to the manufacture and supply of raw materials.
  • Timber Land: to facilitate the integration of wood storage with other industrial activities involving timber.
  • Maritime City: for rig and ship construction, repair, ship chandlery etc
  • Perfume World: for the perfume industry.

The zones are ideal for the setup of SME’s as they are complimented by quick and easy E-Office packages.

Hamriyah MB Zone

HFZ’s Micro-Businesses Zone caters specifically to the needs of owners of micro businesses. A micro business has less than 5 employees and is normally family-owned or self-owned. Hamriyah MB Zone fulfils micro business owners’ needs for convenient, efficient, hassle-free and practical solutions.

Maritime City

HFZ Maritime City’s first-class services and infrastructure provides the following cost-effective solutions for the maritime industry:

  • Ship design
  • Ship manufacture
  • Ship repair
  • Marine services
  • Dry docking

Major Clients

  • Eversendai
  • AMRB Marble & Stone
  • Ercon Group
  • Unger
  • FGF
  • Howco Group
  • Phoenix Shipping LLC
  • Trucare
  • Iffco
  • Mammut Building Systems
  • Chilly Willy
  • Sea Eagles
  • Knightsbridge Chemicals FZE
  • Emirates Techno Casting FZE

Information to download:

HFZA News and Latest Developments

HFZ Corporate Video

Hamriyah Free Zone (HFZ) Map

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