SRTIP Free Zone Business Setup

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  • Special packages for women entrepreneurs

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About Sharjah Research, Technology, and Innovation Park Free Zone

Sharjah Research, Technology, and Innovation Park Free Zone benefits entrepreneurs with its cost-effective trade licenses and office space solutions. As a dedicated free zone for R&D business activities, SRTIP focuses on research in fields like renewable energy, water management, smart manufacturing, environmental technology, transport & logistics, and digitalization. In the form of flexi-desks, co-working spaces, private offices, and plots, the free zone provides a variety of office space options.

Benefits of Business Setup at Sharjah Research, Technology, and Innovation Park (SRTIP) Include:

  • Cost-effective business licenses
  • Competitive lease rates
  • Fast-tracked company formation
  • Subsidized setup packages for female entrepreneurs
  • Wide range of office spaces available
  • Availability of plots for business setup
  • Support services for businesses
  • Access to business networking events
  • Easy accessibility to local and international markets
  • Unlimited access to SRTIP Innovation Lounge

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“Fantastic service, all queries answered quickly and efficiently and in an easy to read manner so I could understand what was required every step of the way. Highly recommend this service.”

Pricing Packages

Get in touch with us to receive a customized quote for your company formation

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Types of Licenses at SRTIP

SRTIP issues the following types of business licenses for free zone businesses:

Industrial License

An industrial license is necessary for businesses engaged in activities such as the manufacture of machinery, transformation of natural materials, metals manufacturing, textiles, food and beverage, etc.

Service License

You can provide specialized services like consulting, investing, and banking, with a service license.

Trading License

A trading license is issued for business activities involving import and export of goods locally within the UAE as well as across the border.

SRTIP Business Setup and Residence Visa Issuance Process

How to obtain a license at SRTIP Free Zone?

You will have our comprehensive assistance for the application process of your license at SRTIP:

Here’s how the process will unfold:

Step 1: Receive our customized quote and make the payment.

Step 2: We will file your application along with the relevant documents.

Step 3: Your application will be processed, and your license will be issued.

How to obtain a UAE residency visa through an SRTIP license?

  1. As the first step of your residence visa application, we will file an application for the company establishment card. Your establishment card will be issued within a few working days.
  2. We will complete the e-channel registration process. This process is mandatory for a free zone company formation in Sharjah.
  3. We will file an application for your e-visa. An e-visa is necessary for you to enter the UAE or for an in-country change of status.
  4. If you are outside the UAE, you are required to enter the UAE before your e-visa expires. Once you arrive in the UAE, your e-visa will be stamped, and you need to share this stamped copy with us. If you are already in the UAE, a change of status will be done, and we will assist you with this.
  5. We will assist you with the medical test procedure that involves a blood test and chest x-ray.
  6. Your fingerprints, photo, and signature will be collected at a government centre for biometrics.
  7. If you require a health insurance plan, we will assist you in finding a suitable package.
  8. The final step before your Emirates ID issuance is the visa approval process. If you wish, you can request an urgent service for fast-tracking the visa approval process. However, the availability of this service is subject to the authorities at SRTIP.
  9. Your Emirates ID will be issued.

Office and Plot Area Options at SRTIP

SRTIP offers you ample options in the form of co-working spaces, private offices, and plots. Depending on your requirements, you may select the most suitable from the options available.

First Step Hi-Tech Office

An office space option specifically designed for start-up businesses less than three years old.

Maktabi (Co-Working Space)

Avail three desks with access to meeting rooms and facilities like free wi-fi and on-site parking.

SME Office

Avail a 20-27sqm fully furnished office with four to six desks.

Ecosystem Office

A fully furnished dedicated office with a floor area of 50-80 sqm. Under this option, you are eligible for allocation of more than 10 visas.

Innovation Office

With this option, businesses can lease the open area space at SRTIP HQ at a modest charge of AED 800/sqm.

Innovation Plot

SRTIP offers plots for developing projects within the premises at competitive lease rates.

Documents Required For Business Setup at SRTIP Free Zone

Below is the list of documents required to set up a free zone business at SRTIP:

For individual shareholders

  • Passport copy of the shareholder(s) and manager(s)
  • Latest UAE entry stamp/visit visa copy
  • Residence visa copy and Emirates ID of the shareholder(s) and manager(s) (for UAE residents)
  • Address proof of the shareholder(s) and manager(s)
  • Passport-sized photo of the shareholder(s) and manager(s)

For corporate shareholders

  • Memorandum of Association (MOA) and Article of Association (AOA)
  • Trade license (for an existing company)
  • Board Resolution
  • Certificate of Incorporation

Key Features

Below are some of the reasons for choosing Sharjah Research, Technology, and Innovation Park (SRTIP).

Dual License*With a dual license, you can extend your business to the UAE mainland while operating from your free zone office.
*Subject to certain terms and conditions
Office SpacesWide variety of options ranging from co-working spaces to private offices.
Female Entrepreneur PackagesFemale entrepreneurs can avail of business setup packages at subsidized rates.
PricingAffordable business setup packages and leasing rates.
LocationWith SRTIP, entrepreneurs have the benefits of Sharjah’s proximity to ports and airports.
Ownership100% foreign ownership
Research FieldsSRTIP focuses on research and development in areas like renewable energy, water management, smart manufacturing, environmental technology, transport & logistics, and digitalization.
NetworkingAt SRTIP, entrepreneurs have immense networking and collaboration opportunities thanks to initiatives taken by the free zone.
Dual License*
With a dual license, you can extend your business to the UAE mainland while operating from your free zone office.
*Subject to certain terms and conditions
Office Spaces
Wide variety of options ranging from co-working spaces to private offices.
Female Entrepreneur Packages
Female entrepreneurs can avail of business setup packages at subsidized rates.
Pricing
Affordable business setup packages and leasing rates.
Location
With SRTIP, entrepreneurs have the benefits of Sharjah’s proximity to ports and airports.
Ownership
100% foreign ownership
Research Fields
SRTIP focuses on research and development in areas like renewable energy, water management, smart manufacturing, environmental technology, transport & logistics, and digitalization.
Networking
At SRTIP, entrepreneurs have immense networking and collaboration opportunities thanks to initiatives taken by the free zone.

Frequently Asked Questions

Here are the answers to some of the most common questions related to free zone company setup at SRTIP.

Sharjah Research, Technology, and Innovation Park (SRTIP) is located in the education district of University City, close to the Sharjah International Airport.

SRTIP focuses on research fields like environmental technology, digitalization, transport & logistics, smart manufacturing, water management, and renewable energy.

At SRTIP Free Zone, you can choose from a wide variety of office spaces ranging from flexi-desks, co-working spaces, shell and core, and private furnished offices. The free zone also offers plots for developing projects.

At SRTIP Sharjah, you can set up a business under a trading, industrial, or service license.

Besides activities related to research and innovation, SRTIP has businesses specializing in fields like media, banking and investments, IT, and healthcare.

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