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  • Getting started
  • Foundations regime
  • Resolution for incorporation
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    Unrivalled access to business opportunities across the UAE and wider region

    Establishing a presence within the IFC is quick and easy via the ADGM Registration Authority, an independent body with the power to license and register all ADGM entities.

    To learn more about the steps involved in establishing a presence and incorporating an entity in ADGM, please read the guidance notes below in conjunction with the relevant legislation.

    For Financial Services entities, please contact the FSRA for pre-approval before beginning the application process.

    For all other categories of business, follow these simple steps to license and register your entity.

    Registration fees:

    Fees for registration and incorporation are in US dollars. The registration fees to establish a corporate business in ADGM are as follows.



    Application for reserving a name


    Application for registration of a company/partnership


    Issuance of commercial license


    Business activity fee


    Data protection




    Application Process Step 1
    Create a profile

    Create a profile and review the documentation requirements for the online application process.

    Application Process Step 2
    Submit application

    Fill out the required forms, via the online registry solution and submit the application, required documentation and payment, using a Visa or MasterCard.

    Application Process Step 3

    Once you have submitted your application, you will be able to view the status from your dashboard on the online registry solution. You will be informed of any changes required on your application (if any) via email, and you will receive a notification following the Registrar’s final decision.

    Application Process Step 4
    Licence issuance

    If successful, you will receive a soft copy of your licence via email.

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

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