Sharjah Economic Development Department "SEDD" keeps track of businesses operating in the city of Sharjah and looks after matters pertaining to Sharjah license issuance, renewal and winding.
As a business owner, a trade license is the first formal step towards starting a Sharjah business. A business cannot be run without a permit.
THE DIFFERENT TYPES OF SHARJAH TRADE LICENCES
- Industrial license for manufacturing or industrial activity
- Commercial license for all trading activities.
- Professional license
- “Eitimad” domestic license
- e-commerce" licenses
WHAT IS THE SHARJAH TRADE LICENSE FEE?
The Sharjah trade license fee depends on the company ownership model, type of license, office rental agreement value and other factors. We closely work with Sharjah government departments and agencies to get the business license of your dreams.
Frequently Asked Questions
- - Low duties/taxes
- - Quick, easy recruitment
- - Less capital requirement
- - Various incentives
- - Affordable workspaces
- - Certified copy of tenancy contract NOC letter
- - Visa and passport copies
- - Proof of residence
It depends on the business activity and pre-approvals required for certain activities. In an ideal case, if all documents are in place, you may get a mainland license in 3-4 Working days.
Yes, the company has to pay a 5% VAT to the Federal Tax Authority (FTA) for all transactions initiated in the Mainland. However, certain Zero Rated items for VAT and VAT are not applicable for such transactions.