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.
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.
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At ADGM, we offer various support options, including contact details, FAQs, enquiry forms, and a whistleblowing form.
How to apply?
Startups are encouraged to meet with a member of the ADGM team to discuss their business plans and to get guidance on the necessary documentation before completing and submitting the application online.
Download and review the FAQs for further details. If your application is approved, you will receive an email with the next steps for completing your application.
For enquiries on setting up your Tech Startup, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Fees for registration and incorporation are in US dollars. The registration fees to establish a tech startup business in ADGM are as follows.
Fee (USD) / annum
*USD 1000 / year (for up to 2 years)
*USD 4,300 / year (for up to 3 years)
*Data Protection fee included (USD 300).
Startups are required to maintain an ADGM office address (see FAQs for details).
Startups are required to prepare a brief business plan using ADGM business plan guidelines or using their own format. This business plan will be submitted along with the online application for Category B - business activities.
ADGM will review the application and advise via email if further information is required.
Once the evaluation is completed, applicants will be informed via email whether their application is successful.
Once approved, the process of registration and incorporation is completed by the ADGM Registrar and the licence is issued. Applicants will receive email confirmation of issuance of licence and can commence operations.
Apply for the Tech Startup License
Submit your application online
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