Overview Jurisdiction Al Reem Expansion Authorities Initiatives ADGM Academy Arbitration Centre Overview Business areas Setting up Operating in Public registers Legal framework Regulation Awareness Collaboration Ecosystem ADGM Sustainable Media News Events Spotlight Podcasts Publications Support Make an enquiry Whistleblowing FAQs
A platform that offers limitless opportunities and paves the way for a brighter future

Abu Dhabi boasts first-class infrastructure and unparalleled global connectivity, making it a premier international destination. Its exceptional qualities make it an ideal location to live, work, and conduct business.

Read about Abu Dhabi's lifestyle
Latest initiatives ADGM Announces Incentive Initiative for Existing Al Reem Island Businesses Transitioning to ADGM ADGM Marks Its Presence on Al Reem by Hosting its First Community Event on the Island
Providing an environment that empowers the future

A financial centre that provides transparency, efficiency, and integrity, through its progressive frameworks, future focused infrastructure, all within a familiar independent legal jurisdiction – ADGM is the perfect platform for success.

Find out how to set up in ADGM
Latest news ADGM Publishes a Discussion Paper on Enhancements to its Sustainable Finance Regulatory Framework Abu Dhabi: The Capital of Capital Sees a Record of 211% Surge in AUM at ADGM since Q1 2023
Preserve our economies and environment for future generations

ADGM, the centre for a transparent and thriving sustainable finance ecosystem.

More about our Sustainability vision
Highlights ADGM, the Region's Leading Climate Finance Hub, Announces its Role as Principal Partner at COP28 ADGM Implements its Sustainable Finance Regulatory Framework
Stay up-to-date with our wide range of available resources

Our community of business professionals, entrepreneurs, and investors can depend on ADGM to provide timely news and reliable insights.

Read our latest news articles
Upcoming events FSRA Supervision Outreach Session ADGM's 4th Annual FATCA and CRS Awareness Session LINK Networking Series
We are here to help

At ADGM, we offer various support options, including contact details, FAQs, enquiry forms, and a whistleblowing form.

View available support options
Some of our FAQ topics
  • Getting started
  • Foundations regime
  • Resolution for incorporation
  • Existing auditors
  • New auditors
  • Digital Assets

    Build the future of finance in a dynamic innovation ecosystem supported by clear, progressive regulations.

    Financial services entities looking to set up in ADGM are required to secure approval from the ADGM Financial Services Regulatory Authority before proceeding with registration.

    Applicants are required to fill out the requisite forms and provide all the necessary information required when making an application.

    With the information provided, the FSRA Authorisation Team will assess whether the applicants meet the admission requirements, including the following aspects:

    • Operational, financial and regulatory track record of the entity and shareholders
    • Fitness and propriety of senior management and key appointment holders
    • Resources, systems and controls of the entity to ensure proper corporate governance and compliance with all applicable rules and regulations
    A thoroughly and accurately completed application as specified in the forms, will expedite this process.

    To download all Application Forms click here. For information on applicable fees click here.
    Contact us

    Call or meet with one of our FSRA Authorisation Team for an initial discussion on your requirements. In preparation for the meeting, Applicant will need to have a regulatory plan, setting out the planned regulated activities, internal controls and resources to address the related risks.

    Submit form

    Submit the completed application form, and any documentation required, along with the application fee.


    Authorisation Team team will review your application, follow up on any clarifications, conduct interviews with the Approved Person and fill in any information gaps.


    Applicant will be notified if the application has been approved in principle, subject to conditions.


    If Applicant accepts the in principle approval conditions, the Applicant must prepare to satisfy these conditions and proceed with capitalisation and hiring and contacting the ADGM Registration Authority to start the process of Commercial Licence application.


    Once these conditions are met, ADGM will issue the Applicant's Financial Services Permission.

    If you have questions or need any assistance, we're here to help