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Frequently Asked Questions

What are the license costs?

The License costs for Jebel Ali Free Zone and Bharat Bazaar Traders Market are 15%-20% lower than any similar establishment in Dubai. 

Jebel Ali Free Zone  (pure Free Zone / non-retail proposition) Amount (AED)
Registration of Business (one time cost) 5,000
Trading License cost per commodity (Commodity specific)  5,000
Other Fees  0
 Cost for First Year 10,000
 Cost from second year onwards 5,000

A general trading license is also available for AED 15,000/annum which covers all permitted commodities and goods.

The License costs for Jebel Ali Free Zone and Bharat Mart Traders Market are 15%-20% lower than any similar establishment in Dubai. 

Bharat Mart Traders Market (hybrid proposition: Free Zone + Retail) Amount
Registration of Business (one time cost) 5,000
Trading License cost per commodity (Commodity specific) 5,000
 Other Fees  1,050
 Cost for First Year  11,050
Cost from second year onwards 6,050

A general trading license is also available for AED 15,000/annum which covers all permitted commodities and goods.

What are the showroom and warehouse costs?

Showroom Sizes 17 sq.mt. 21 sq.mt. 27 sq.mt.

Rental / Lease cost per sq.mt. per annum (in AED)

Indicative prices for reference purposes, subject to revision

AED 500 to AED 1000

depending on location and size of the shop

  • The rental / lease costs provided here are only indicative and for reference purposes based on Phase 1 of theTraders Market which has been commissioned at Jebel Ali.
  • Actual costs are subject to revision at the time of final agreements and will be communicated in advance.
  • Other provisions such as grace period for payments, early bird discounts and other offers are also being developed specially for India’s traders and exporters.
  • Separate clusters of shops for commodities (e.g. leather, textile & apparel, electronics) will be created within the Bharat Bazaar
  • The lease for showrooms will be minimum of 2 years and maximum 3 years, renewable thereafter
  • The lease for dedicated warehouse will be minimum 2 years and maximum 3 years, renewable thereafter
  • Apart from these, common user warehouses are also available on “pay per use” basis
Warehouse Sizes 150 sq.mt. 220 sq.mt.

Rental / Lease cost per sq.mt. per annum (in AED)

Indicative prices for reference purposes, subject to revision

AED 350
  • The rental / lease costs provided here are only indicative and for reference purposes based on Phase 1 of theTraders Market which has been commissioned at Jebel Ali.
  • Actual costs are subject to revision at the time of final agreements and will be communicated in advance.
  • Other provisions such as grace period for payments, early bird discounts and other offers are also being developed specially for India’s traders and exporters.
  • Separate clusters of shops for commodities (e.g. leather, textile & apparel, electronics) will be created within the Bharat Bazaar
  • The lease for showrooms will be minimum of 2 years and maximum 3 years, renewable thereafter
  • The lease for dedicated warehouse will be minimum 2 years and maximum 3 years, renewable thereafter
  • Apart from these, common user warehouses are also available on “pay per use” basis

What are the provisions for an employment Visa?

No physical document submission is required for entry permit stage

Mandatory documents to upload:

  • Passport Copy
  • Latest Color Photograph (4.5cm X 3.5cm)

Optional documents to upload:

  • Passport page 2
  • Birth certificate
  • Education certificate copy (Bachelor's Degree) - attested by UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs (required for Managerial/ Professional categories)
  • Company Immigration Card (CIC)

VIP Service Package:

If VIP service package is selected and applicant is inside the country then Courier will collect the following Documents, once the SR is approved by Jafza: 

  • Original Passport
  • Labour Cancellation copy or Visit Visa Copy
  • SR Printout (optional)
  Outside the country Inside the country
Normal Package AED 2,975.50 AED 3,755.50
Urgent Package AED 3,565.50 AED 4,345.50
VIP Package AED 4,875.50 AED 6,515.50
  • NOC letter from gold and diamond management must be provided with any visa request for gold and diamond companies.
  • Bank Guarantee (BG) / Cash Guarantee (CG) is required for all Employment Visa.
  • Minimum Passport Validity should be 6 months.
  • Employment Visa Entry Permit (EV EP) is valid for 60 days from the date of issue.
  • Minimum Age limit for Employment Visa (EV) is 18 years.
  • An additional fee of AED 5,000 will be charged if applicant age is above 60 years. Refundable only if request is rejected by GDRFA.
  • Employment Visa Entry Permit (EV EP) can be only renewed twice.
  • Bank Guarantee must be provided in JAFZA’S standard Format from a UAE Bank.
  • Cash Guarantee can be paid through e-Payment option in Dubai Trade or by Cheque/Cash at Commercial Bank of Dubai at Jafza Counters.
  • Customer should apply for Pink Employment Visa Entry Permit (EV EP) Copy if an applicant is not arriving at a Dubai Airport.

If the applicant wants to cancel the current residence visa by holding dependent’s visa the following process should be followed:

  • Apply for Employment Visa by selecting “YES” for “Offer letter to hold family visa required?” (Additional fee AED 100 will be applicable)
  • Administrative Department will verify and approve the request.
  • Upon approval of the request, Service Letter will be issued and delivered to the customer.
  • Upon obtaining the service letter, applicant shall approach GDRFA to cancel the current residence permit
  • After cancelling the applicant’s residence permit, customer must upload the cancellation paper as additional document in Entry permit SR to process the Employment Visa request.

What are the provisions for a Golden Visa?

Investor / Individual need to be inside the country and needs to secure sponsorship from Jafza Authority for a Golden Visa*As of Investor 10 years visa - Golden Visa

For the Investor visa one of the below should be applicable

  • To have Share Capital of AED 2M Paid /applicant.
  • AED 2M Deposit in the bank for minimum of 2 years /applicant.
  • A request letter from the company.
  • Share certificate copy.
  • Passport copy with residence page (colour)
  • Emirates ID copy (colour)
  • Establishment card copy (colour)
  • Incumbency Certificate for BVI/GCC/Branch CO’s
  • Latest Financial Audit report
  • Jafza Company’s Trade license copy (colour)
  • Insurance Card copy (colour)
  • 2 Photographs
  • Bank Statement (both Company and Personal)
  • Letter from the FTA stating the company is paying annual TAX
  • Education certificate copy (Bachelor's degree or higher) - to be attested by MOFA and Ministry Of Higher Education translated in Arabic
  • JAFZA Salary Certificate (Total Salary should be AED 50,000)
  • No Objection letter from Investor with PP copy
  • CIC Card copy (colour)
  • Applicants mobile number
  • Incumbency Certificate for BVI/GCC/Branch CO’s
  • Investor’s Old/New residence (Golden Visa) (colour)
  • Bank Statement (6 Month)
  • Insurance card copy (colour)
  • Emirates ID copy (colour)
  • 2 Photographs
  • NOC from the investor for cancellation
  • Golden visa Approval
  • Cancellation SR#
Inside the country: AED 6,515.50
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