Local Sponsor

UAE National Sponsorship Services

By working with UAE citizens as business partners, foreign business owners in Dubai can feel at ease conducting their operations. The participation of a local sponsor is required for mainland UAE company formation under UAE Civil Law and Commercial Companies Law.

In other words, an expat business owner needs a UAE national sponsor to operate a business on the mainland. Either an Emirati national or a business entirely owned by Emiratis serves as the local sponsor. The local sponsor may also act as a local service agent or an LSA. The local service agent charges a yearly fee to the foreign company in exchange for its services.

A patron of UAE citizenship (Emirati) with a family membership card and a current Dubai passport is referred to as a “UAE national sponsor.” In order to form a Mainland LLC, the national sponsor of the UAE or a local sponsor must own 51% of all the company’s shares. This, however, does not apply to professional businesses or representative offices established in the UAE. If a professional or representative office is established, foreign or expat investors own the entire business.

The regional sponsor is not involved in the day-to-day management of the business. The local sponsor assists the company with completing various formalities and acts as an intermediary between the business and the UAE government. The official formalities include license issuance procedures, approvals for immigration and visas, etc. A complete stranger with an entirely different background could serve as the UAE national sponsor, corporate sponsor, or local service agent. One of the top business consultants in the UAE, Start Up Zone, assists foreign entrepreneurs in finding a local partner for their venture. We assist you in selecting a trustworthy local or UAE national sponsor to serve as your business partner.

Businesses that require a UAE National sponsor in Dubai

In the UAE, limited liability businesses operating on the mainland need the assistance of a local sponsor. This indicates that a local sponsor is required for foreign investors who want to form a limited liability company in the United Arab Emirates. And this is a requirement of the law. The business initiatives that demand a local service agent’s assistance are listed below.

REAL ESTATE
TEXTILE FIRMS
LOGISTIC AND CARGO FIRMS
ADVERTISING FIRMS
TRADING FIRMS
INDUSTRIES THAT REQUIRE MANUFACTURING AND INDUSTRIAL LICENSE
ELECTRONICS AND EQUIPMENT INDUSTRIES
OIL AND NATURAL GAS INDUSTRIES
JEWELLERY CONCERNS

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