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Registering a company in International Humanitarian City in 2020

Key benefits of opening a company in International Humanitarian City are:

  • Leading international center for humanitarian assistance;
  • Tax incentives;
  • 100% foreign ownership;
  • Full repatriation of capital and profits;
  • Developed logistics infrastructure;
  • Simplified registration process.

Business registration – from €12,000

Company registration period – from 14 days

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International Humanitarian City (IHC) was established in 2003 as uncommercial, independent body of FZ, whose activities are available to humanitarian organizations around the world, which are authorized to provide a humanitarian assistance. IHC is component of 28 firms, that together comprise the powerful development fund in Middle East.

To register a commercial firm in UAE with qualified IQ Decision specialists is easy. Our highly qualified team will help you to open bank accounts in Emirates, to obtain licenses and visas in UAE.

IHC draws on Dubai’s experience in transport, logistics, and innovation, which allows specialized organizations to help the victims of the global crisis.

Predominant parties, that are available to those, who have decided to establish a non-profit organization in International Humanitarian City:
  • a foreign investor may an own property in full;
  • full renewal of funds;
  • a free money transfer;
  • no import/export duties;
  • a large selection of office, conference rooms, classrooms, cafeterias;

IHC provides charitable organizations, donors, volunteers, governments and those, who seek to save lives, a common ground for cooperation. To start business in IHC FZ is a simple process.

Registering of companies in Humanitarian City looks like this:

Check, if you are eligible to apply for an IHC license. Permission is issued by the IHC FZ to non-governmental, non-profit organizations, that have registered outside or inside the UAE, or for commercial enterprises according to the “Rules of international commercial companies for humanitarian cities”.

Submit the application and documents in accordance with the agreed list.

To open an enterprise in Humanitarian City, enter into an agreement with the tenant. Please note, that subleasing and sharing of any property is not allowed.

You need to register a trade name in IHC, which will not coincide with the previously registered, will not contain “Dubai”, “Emirates”, “UAE”,”Municipal”,”Charter”.

To appoint a manager, who will represent the company within the framework of the authority granted to him at the local and international levels.

Please note, that the humanitarian organization and the commercial organization (branch of a commercial company) retain the citizenship of their existing headquarters.

You need to register a physical address of your organization, to receive notifications and letters.

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For what purposes should I set up a company in IHC?

IHC FZ develops such business lines:

  • a humanitarian aid;
  • an environmental, a natural resources;
  • the agriculture;
  • a logistics;
  • a legal advice;
  • the auditing;
  • the accounting;
  • an event planning;
  • a commercial real estate;
  • a passion;
  • a courier service;
  • a car rental;
  • the pharmacy items;
  • a commercial banks;
  • a brokerage services;
  • an auto parts trade;
  • a fleet management;

IHC is currently the largest world logistics center for humanitarian aid. It consists of about 9 UN agencies and 65 charitable organizations and commercial objects.

Lawyers of IQ Decision are well versed in the legal framework and will help you to set up a non-profit organization in IHC remotely or to register a branch of a commercial company in Humanitarian City for entrepreneurs, who want to dedicate their activities to charity.

The information outlined in the article is actual at the time of its publication. Please refer to our specialists for checking possible solutions for your business.