Registration and Incorporation

The Registration Authority, an independent body which has the powers to license and register ADGM establishments, is one of the core pillars of ADGM. The Registrar’s main functions under Companies and Commercial Licensing Regulations include:

  • Registration of ADGM establishments
  • Registration of business names and maintenance of the public register of companies in ADGM
  • Registration of post-incorporation documentation
  • Registration of changes in business name particulars
  • Registration of changes in directors, officers, shareholders and share capital
  • Enforcement of ADGM companies regulations, Cancellation of Commercial Licences, prosecution and strike off
  • Dissolution or restoration of ADGM establishments

  • The Process

    Each business will be required to fill out the required forms online through our ADGM Online Registry Solution. We also support applications through paper based forms however, please be aware that additional fees apply for paper submissions. To learn more about the steps involved in establishing a presence and incorporating a company in ADGM, please read the documents below, or click here to view FAQ’s.


    Getting started

    Create brief business plan and review the documentation requirements for the application

    Submit application

    Submit application and required documentation to the Registrar via the online system


    Provided all information is accurately submitted, the process can be completed within a few days 

    Supporting documents

    Company Checklist

    Guidance note




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    Annual Requirements