FAQ

New Incorporation

In RAKICC a company can be incorporated only through registered agents. Upon submission of documents an IBC is incorporated within 2 working days.

  • Company Limited by Shares
  • Company Limited by Guarantee
  • Restricted Purposes Company
  • Segregated Portfolio Company
  • Unlimited Company

RAK ICC adheres to Federal Laws of United Arab Emirates and local laws of the emirate of Ras Al Khaimah. RAK ICC in the exercise of its powers, does not allow any illegal activities, including but not limited to gambling activities.

 

Name Policy

The liquidated name or changed name will be permitted to be used only after the expiry of 3 years from the date of liquidation or from the date of name change.

A name shall be approved as stipulated in the Regulations where the suffix of the name will be determined based on the type of company being incorporated.

In case of existence of same name or restricted name with the Registry then prior to applying for Transfer of Domicile the company shall change its name in the seat of incorporation.

 

Shares

Bearer share structure is not permitted under RAKICC.

A company is permitted to hold treasury shares. All rights and obligations attached to a treasury share will be suspended and shall not be exercised by or against the company while the company holds the shares as treasury shares.

The RAKICC Business Companies Regulations 2016 permits a company to issue bonus shares, partly paid shares or nil paid shares.

A company may issue shares with and without par values. Issuance of fractional shares is also permitted.

A share with a par value may be issued in any currency.

 

Re-Registration

  • Application form for re-registration
  • Members resolution for re-registration
  • Addendum to Memorandum & Articles of Association OR
  • New Memorandum & Articles of Association for re-registration

The company applying for re-registration has to be active, hence the Regulations stipulates a company to be re-registered at the time of its annual renewal. In short, if the company is active it can apply for re-registration

Transition period is until the 31 December 2017 where within this date all existing companies under RAKIC & RAK Offshore shall be re-registered to RAK ICC.

After the 31 December 2017, any existing company which has not been re-registered will cease to exist as the former legal entity and will be automatically re-registered as a RAKICC company. Any company thus re-registered will be permitted to carry out business upon submission of the relevant documents pertaining to re-registration.

 

Renewals

Renewal applications shall be submitted 30 days prior from the date of expiry, where 30 days from the date of expiry is the grace period for processing without penalty. If the renewal is applied in 180 days from the date of expiry, a penalty will be charged for each month after the grace period.

The renewal invoice would be sent a month in advance of the renewal date. A fee of AED 12,500 is to be paid along with the following documents:

  • Latest lease deed of the office premises
  • Renewed Professional license copy
  • Renewed / latest Passport copies of the promoters

 

Strike Off

The members, directors & registered agents will not be free from liabilities or responsibilities towards a struck off company as the company continues to exist until it is liquidated.

A company can be restored by its members or directors within a period of 3 years from the date of strike off and creditors can request for restoration of the company within a period of 10 years.

Agent resignations for struck off companies will not be accepted as the company can be restored within the stipulated time, and at the time of such restoration the company should have a registered agent.

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