LBHOO wrote:I am working with a US based comapny that would like to set up in a free zone. Do you know if they have to be incorporated in the UAE or can they just register? Does it vary depending on which free zone? Any advice would be greatly apreciated.
Anyone can apply to register. Whether or not you're accepted will depend on your application, what you do, what you want to do, etc etc.
Company doesn't have to be incorporated in the UAE outside a Free Zone to register in the UAE in a Free Zone. But you probably do have to register in a Free Zone in the UAE to be incorporated in the UAE in a Free Zone.
Er, I don't know what I said now
If you're exporting goods from a Free Zone to somewhere else in the UAE, you have to get the correct paperwork and pay import duty. With services I don't know how it works.