Set up a new company

Organized as a fully-integrated step-by-step process, the QFZ investor on-boarding journey is set-up to get businesses operational as quickly as possible.

This is done in collaboration with QFZ’s business development and investor relations teams, in tandem with our regulations department.

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Business contact

QFZ’s business development team initiates the on-boarding process by supporting you on the completion of your: 

  • Application inquiry and assessment
  • Property terms and solutions
  • Visa allocations
  • Entity registration
  • Lease agreement
  • Licensing of your business
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The business development team will then hand over the pre-required registration forms—alongside confirmation of lease signing, license issuance, and compliance of regulations—for review, cueing our investor relations team to begin its ‘Handshake’ process:

  • Approved customer information
  • Business and work visas
  • QID
  • Driving license
  • Bank account set-up
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Road to operations

For land and Light Industrial Unit (LIU) solutions, upon completion of the handshake, investor relations will facilitate in securing required approvals to complete the final stage of the journey, including mainly:

  • Asset handover
  • Environment permits
  • Building permits
  • Customs registration
  • Property Management & 5G services

Once stages 1 – 3 are completed, QFZ will issue your certificate of completion!

For a more detailed and visual overview of our on-boarding process, please click here.