The Sharjah Publishing City Free Zone.


Sharjah launches first ‘Instant Licence’ service

The Sharjah Publishing City Free Zone (SPC Free Zone) launched on Friday (January 26) its “Instant Licence Service” to make is easier to open a business in Sharjah.

According to SPC Free Zone, its first-of-its-kind service is a “swift and cost-effective solution for business owners” and is designed to expedite the business setup process.

The comprehensive service includes essential components such as the Business Licence, a Memorandum of Association (MOA), a Lease Agreement for securing office or business space within the SPC Free Zone, and a Share Certificate documenting ownership and one shareholder.

The service also includes a Certificate of Formation that validates the business entity’s existence and a Business Activity Certificate, which specifies approved business activities under the licence.

This instant licence also allows the flexibility to choose up to three licence activities from over 1,500 options spanning various industries and provisions for an unlimited number of visa quotas, streamlining the process for securing visas for key personnel within the company.

Mansour Al Hassani, Director of Publisher Services at the Sharjah Book Authority and Acting Director of SPC Free Zone, said,

“We adopt a clear strategy towards supporting the business environment in Sharjah and strengthening its status as an attractive global destination for investment,” said Mansour Al Hassani, Acting Director of SPC Free Zone.

“This strategy is embodied in studying the challenges of entrepreneurs, investors, and project owners in the region and providing comprehensive solutions for them, enabling them to advance their businesses from establishment to the development and growth stage,” Al Hassani added. ICA/Expat Media

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