SUPPORTING INTERNATIONAL COMPANIES, TEST AND EVALUATE THE UAE MARKET PRIOR TO ESTABLISHING A TAILORED SETUP
ACT Virtual Representative Branch facilitates and supports start-ups throughout the founding path. We link the infrastructure, knowledge, and established networks and thus offer a complete start-up ecosystem from which companies can benefit in the shortest possible time.
We understand the need to provide a cost-effective flexible and compliant solution to international clients who want to test the UAE market. This helps develop a client base prior to setting up a branch or stand-alone entity.
It allows for an international company to place a representative in the UAE to work as a sales and marketing representative. They can also, promote and manage the services and products offered by the international company within the UAE market. Therefore, helping international clients kick-start their business story in the UAE. Thus, allowing them to develop and build their brand and business at a low cost with flexible payment terms. Also, complete back-office support to the sales representative and the international company.
The design of ACT Virtual Representative branch is only for marketing support services. Hence, no commercial transactions or revenue are generated under this option. Any and all commercial agreements are directly between the mother company based outside the UAE and the local UAE entity.
To know more about this unique platform, call us on +971 4 428 1505 or email us at email@example.com
FEATURES OF ACT VIRTUAL REP OFFICE
- Compliant: Meets all the regulatory requirements to functioning in UAE
- Marketing support and support services
- Back office & Administrative Support
- Onshore Residency Visa
ADVANTAGES OF ACT VIRTUAL REP OFFICE
- Cost Effective: Flexible payment terms, limited initial investment.
- Scalable: ACT Virtual Representative Branch provides scalable solutions designed to help your business grow in the UAE.
- Risk free: There is no risk associated with this option as the purpose is solely to gauge the market in the UAE.
- Develop your client base in the UAE: You can develop your client base in the UAE before setting up shop.
COMPARISON BETWEEN OTHER OPTIONS
|Mainland Onshore Company||Free zone Company||Freelance Visa FZE||Freelance Visa Onshore||ACT Virtual Representative Branch|
|Included / Available||Owned by individual/s||Owned by individual/s||Individual||Individual||Individual|
|Physical License & Company Documentation||Yes||Yes||No||No||No|
|Ownership of Brand||Yes||Yes||No||No||Yes|
|Provision of visa||Yes - partner visa is possible||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Professional Indemnity insurance||Not Included - can procure||Not included - can procure||No||No||Included|
|Restrictions in territory||No||Yes, only allowed to operate in territory of issue||Yes, only allowed to operate in territory of issue and industry specific||Yes||No|
|Compliant / Regulated||Yes||Yes, if in the jurisdiction of issue- not onshore||Yes, if in the jurisdiction of issue and industry specific - not onshore||No||Yes|
|Backoffice support||Not Included - can procure||No||No||No||Included|
|Average Set up cost||50,000.00||35,000.00||7,500.00||30,000.00||15,000.00|
|Average annual costs||27,500.00||25,000.00||7,500.00||30,000.00||15,000.00|
|RISK LEVEL||VERY LOW||MEDIUM RISK IF WORKING ONSHORE||HIGH RISK IF ONSHORE||VERY HIGH RISK IF ONSHORE||VERY LOW|
ACT VIRTUAL REPRESENTATIVE BRANCH PACKAGE
ACT VIRTUAL REPRESENTATIVE BRANCH PACKAGE INCLUDES
- Back Office Support: Corporate Structure
- Marketing Support Services
- WPS – Payroll (Employee)
- Commercial Agreement Support
- Trade License
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT ACT VIRTUAL REPRESENTATIVE BRANCH
Does the ACT VIRTUAL REPRESENTATIVE BRANCH provide a residency visa option?
Yes, you have up to three visa quotas allocated under the ACT VIRTUAL REP BRANCH, T&C’s apply. In fact, you will be provided with a two-year onshore employment visa. However, the designation provided on the visa is subject to your professional experience and educational background.
Can I market my brand and services freely under the ACT VIRTUAL REPRESENTATIVE BRANCH?
Yes, you can market your brand freely across the industry within the UAE.
Is the ACT VIRTUAL REPRESENTATIVE BRANCH fully compliant and legal?
Indeed, ACT VIRTUAL REPRESENTATIVE BRANCH is fully compliant and legal
Is ACT VIRTUAL REPRESENTATIVE BRANCH industry specific?
Yes, ACT VIRTUAL REPRESENTATIVE BRANCH is industry specific.
Do I need a degree for the ACT VIRTUAL REPRESENTATIVE BRANCH?
No, however, the employee assigned for marketing in UAE will need a university degree if you wish to have a marketing designation on their visa.
How much does the ACT VIRTUAL REP BRANCH cost?
AED 1,500.00 per month T&C’s apply. It covers everything mentioned as part of the package.
Can I operate anywhere under the ACT VIRTUAL REP BRANCH within the UAE on both a B2B and B2C basis?
Yes, under our platform can work with any entity. Also, all private sector mainland or free zone companies in Abu Dhabi, Dubai and the rest of the Emirates.
How long does the process take to operate under the ACT VIRTUAL REPRESENTATIVE BRANCH?
The process takes approximately 2 – 3 working weeks
Can I sponsor my dependents under the ACT VIRTUAL REPRESENTATIVE BRANCH?
To sponsor your family, the ministry of labour contract mentions a minimum monthly salary of AED 4,000.
Can we grow our business under the ACT VIRTUAL REPRESENTATIVE BRANCH?
Yes, we support our clients through their entire business story and help where we can in their success.
Why have you created the ACT VIRTUAL REPRESENTATIVE BRANCH?
To allow international companies to test the UAE market and develop a client base prior to setting up a branch or office in the UAE
WANT TO START A REPRESENTATIVE OFFICE?
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