Masdar City

Activities Available:

  • Renewable Energy
  • Clean Tech & ICT
  • Marketing and Events
  • Human Resources Development
  • Energy Industry
  • Healthcare Services
  • Service Providers
  • Property Development Services
  • Regional Head Quarters, Trading and Holding Companies
  • Business Centre and Data Centres
  • Community Services (Retail, Food and Beverage outlets) Oil and Gas Services

 

Type of Licenses  Legal Entity License Fee (as of Feb 2016)
A Free Zone Limited Liability Company with corporate and / or individual shareholders FZLLC AED 10K(2 activities)
AED 15K(5 activities)
AED 20K(10 activities)
AED 10K(5 activities)
A Branch of a foreign / offshore company Branch of a company registered in UAE
A Branch of a UAE-based company(including companies incorporated in other UAE Free Zones) Branch of a company registered outside the UAE

Notes:

  • Association (Non-Profit Organization) can register at AED 10,000.
  • Single Activity from General Segments (1.11, 5.1, 5.2, 5.3) for AED 10,000 option is also available.
  • License Tariff fee is capped at maximum 15 activities per License, from all segments, for AED 30,000.
  • All Tariff Fees are on an annual basis.

 

Lease Packages Available Fee
Executive Office(small office with minimum space) 30 sq.m. @ AED 2,400/sqm
Flexi Office(a common hot desk with specified number of hours usage a month and a concierge service) AED 13,500
Workstation(It’s a desk with the same privileges of the flexi office) AED 20,000

 

Process:

  • Submit the application form with other legal documents
  • Open a Bank account and deposit capital.
  • Submit Proof of capital issued by the bank and execute MOA & AOA.
  • Sign the lease agreement and collect the license and legal documents.

 

Lease Packages Available Fee
Employment Visa Package
Includes Entry Permit, Residence Permit & ID Card | Excludes Visa Medical Fitness Test
AED 2,500
In Country – Issue Entry Permit while applicant is in the UAE AED 800
Local Amendment – Residency stamping while applicant is in the UAE AED 800
Urgent Entry Permit AED 300
Urgent Residency Permit AED 300

Process
If the Applicant is out of UAE

  • Online Request for Employment Visa Entry Permit.
  • Two (2) clear passport photocopies of applicant. The passport shall have a minimum validity of six (6) months.
  • A copy of attested Educational Certificate of applicant (only applicable to certain job titles).
  • Two (2) coloured photographs with white background. Size: 4.3cm x 5.5cm.

If the Applicant is in the UAE (In-country)

  • Online Request for Employment Visa Entry Permit.
  • Two (2) clear passport photocopies of applicant.
  • A copy of attested Educational Certificate of applicant (only applicable to certain job titles).
  • The original passport of the applicant with minimum validity of 6months.
  • The original Visit Visa / original Cancellation paper (these documents must have at least one month’s validity).
  • The original Employment Contract.
  • Seven (7) coloured photographs with white background. Size: 4.3cm x 5.5cm.
  • Medical insurance.

After Arrival
Within seven (7) days from the sponsored employee’s arrival into the UAE, the following documents are required to be submitted at MASDAR’s Business Hub:

  • Original Passport.
  • Original Entry Permit (with Airport entry stamp).
  • Five (5) coloured photographs with white background. Size: 4.3cm x 5.5cm.
  • Original Employment Contract.
  • 3 copies of the Passport and Entry Permit & 1 copy of the Payment Receipt.
  • Medical Fitness Certificate
  • Health Insurance
  • Emirates ID Card

Processing Time
For Entry Permit :

  • Approx. 6 Working Days (if normal)
  • Approx. 3 Working Days (if urgent)

For Residence Stamping:

  • Approx. 7 Working days after Visa Medical Fitness Test (if normal)
  • Approx. 4 Working days after Visa Medical Fitness Test (if urgent)

Additional Notes:

  • Visas will not be ready earlier than the indicated. Therefore, in country applicant must ensure that he/she has enough time to complete the process.
  • Entry Permits are valid for sixty (60) days commencing from date of issue and renewable for an additional sixty (60) days upon expiry of the initial sixty (60) days.
  • In country applicants shall carry out Emirates ID Card formalities & Visa Medical Fitness Test only after issuance of the entry permit.
  • Residence stamping on the passport must be completed within sixty (60) days commencing from date of arrival into the country, in order to avoid overstay fines.
  • Residence Visas are valid for three (3) years commencing from Residence Visa stamping date.

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