Day 1 - Submit application to CREATIVE ZONE and make payment.

Day 3 - Company name reservation is carried out at UAQ FTZ by CREATIVE ZONE (CZ). Your dedicated telephone number is activated and the details are provided to you directly by myOffice Business Center along with details of your address.

Day 4 - Incorporation Documents will be submitted to UAQ FTZ by CREATIVE ZONE (CZ)

Day 5 - Trade License released by the Free Zone and a scanned copy of the original will be sent to you via email

Day 6 - Original Trade License, Certificate of Incorporation, Lease Agreement, Memorandum of Association and Articles of Association*

Day 20 - Company Immigration Card issued by Umm Al Quwain Immigration. You may apply for your visa at this point.

Day 20 - Complete and submit visa application forms and attested degree certificate (if applicable) and Emirates ID Card information (if applicable) to CZ and make payment

NB - if you are currently overstaying in the country, your visa application will not be accepted by UAQ Immigration

Day 25 - Entry Visa issued (Pink Colored Visa) and a copy emailed to you

Should you be outside the country when the visa is issued, please provide us with your flight details so we can drop your visa at Dubai airport for a fee of AED 250.

Day 26 - Original Entry Visa available for collection at CZ offices

Carry out change of status (In/Out Stamp) either by exiting and re-entering the country i.e. by driving to the Hatta/Oman border (if applicable), or by submitting your passport, original entry visa and payment to CZ to carry out the same without having to leave the country.

If the change of status is completed within the 30 day grace period following the cancellation of your previous residency visa you will not incur any overstay fines.

If any overstay fines that you may be incurring will continue until you complete the change of status.

Should you be outside the country when the visa is issued, and are not from one of the 48 countries that are granted a visa on arrival, and are entering the UAE on your new entry visa, which will constitute your change of status, please be sure to contact your airline prior to travelling, as many airlines will need to see a copy of your entry visa prior to travel in order to verify the same and then upload a copy of the visa onto their system, and provide you with an ‘OK to Board’. The same would apply if you are inside the country when the visa is issued, and plan to exit the country with your visa in hand, and then re-enter the UAE by air.

If you are inside the country when your visa is issued, you must execute your change of status or exit the country prior to the expiry of your current visa conditions i.e. the expiry of your visit visa or tourist visa or grace period following the cancellation of your previous residency visa etc.

Please note that in order to proceed with your in country change of status, you may be required to carry out an eye scan at the immigration office in Umm Al Quwain.

Once you have carried out your change of status you will NOT be able to exit the country until your residency visa process has been completed

Day 27 - Proceed to Al Baraha Hospital in Dubai for your Visa Medical and Emirates ID Card procedure

Day 28 - Collect Medical Results at Al Baraha.

NB: For Pakistani and Afghani nationals, you will need to collect your medical result in person. Prior to collecting your medical result, you will be required to take a vaccination for polio.

Day 28 - Deliver the following to our CZ offices: Original Passport, Original Visa, Original Medical Results, Original Emirates ID Card receipt

Day 33 - Passport is released by Immigration stamped with Residency Visa and a copy emailed to you.

Day 34 - Passport available for collection at CZ offices

Please contact us for timelines and costs for urgent processing

Please Note:


Please note that the below costs pertain solely to your company licensing and support service costs only, they do not include any other products or services i.e. visas etc.

Package Upfront Plan Installment Plan
Initial Payment 11 Monthly Installments each Total on Installment
New License
Basic AED 29,250 AED 22,475 AED 775 AED 31,000
Premier AED 33,800 AED 23,400 AED 1,200 AED 36,600
Basic AED 26,500 AED 21,900 AED 500 AED 27,400
Premier AED 31,200 AED 22,150 AED 1,000 AED 33,150
New License
Basic AED 36,250 AED 29,475 AED 775 AED 38,000
Premier AED 40,800 AED 30,400 AED 1,200 AED 43,600
Basic AED 33,500 AED 28,900 AED 500 AED 34,400
Premier AED 38,200 AED 29,150 AED 1,000 AED 40,150
CREATIVE ZONE Support Service Fees
Package New License Renewal
Basic Package Upfront AED 8,750 AED 6,000
Basic Monthly Package (12 Payments) AED 775 AED 500
Premier Upfront Package AED 13,300 AED 10,700
Premier Monthly Package (12 Payments) AED 1,200 AED 1,000
Government Fees
License Type Amount
Commercial Trading License (New License) AED 20,500
General Trading License (New License) AED 27,500
Commercial Trading License (Renewal) AED 18,500
General Trading License (Renewal) AED 25,500

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