The UAE’s Ministry of Economy has asked all companies in the country to submit authentic details of their beneficiaries before June 30, 2021 to avoid penalties

All UAE companies required to submit UBO details before 30th of June 2021

An initiative of the UAE government to combat against activities related to terrorist financing and money laundering, Cabinet Decision (No 58) of 2020 on Regulation of Procedures for Real Beneficiary requires all companies to maintain a register and submit relevant details of their Ultimate Beneficial Owners (UBO).

Ministry of Economy has set its deadline for submission of UBO details of all companies under its jurisdiction for the 30th of June 2021.

Fine & Penalties up to AED 100,000

All companies in UAE failing to submit UBO details on or before the deadline will be imposed with administrative sanctions face penalties of up to Dh100,000 from July 2021.

Importantly, the company’s licence can also be suspended for a year for not conforming to the instructions of the ministry.

Details to disclose with the authority are as follows:

  • Details of ownership
  • Details of all Ultimate Beneficial Owners
  • Company business model
  • Company financial records
  • General information including the details of the company from lawyers, banks, and auditors

A real beneficiary or UBO is the natural person controlling or owning at least twenty five (25) percent of the company’s issued share capital, either through direct or indirect control or chain of ownership. A UBO is also any natural person that has control on the dismissal and appointment of majority of company directors.

UAE anti-money laundering: Registration for non-financial entities, individuals extended until April 30

Ministry of Economy extends deadline for registration of designated non-financial businesses & professions in anti-money laundering regulations until 30 April

The Ministry of Economy (MoE) announced the extension of the deadline granted to Designated Non-Financial Businesses and Professions (DNFBPs) to register in the systems approved for countering money laundering and combating the financing of terrorism, until the end of April 2021. The extension has been granted due to a large number of companies in the sector coming forward to register in the last days of the previous deadline, which expired on March 31, 2021. Furthermore, the unusual circumstances faced by companies and the business sector in the wake of Covid-19 pandemic has also been taken into consideration.

The Ministry explained that it is mandatory for the targeted companies, which include brokers and real estate agents, auditors, dealers of precious metals and gemstones, and corporate service providers, to register in the goAML system and the Automatic Reporting System for Sanctions Lists before the end of the new deadline. The registration in these systems can be done free of cost. After the registration, they should also take the specified measures to ensure full compliance with the requirements of Federal Law No. 20 of 2018 on anti-money laundering, combating the financing of terrorism and illegal organizations, and their implementing regulations and relevant decisions.

The Ministry called on the concerned companies to take advantage of the new extended period for registration to avoid the penalties and fines stipulated in the law, which will be imposed starting from May 1, 2021. Fines start from AED 50,000 and go up to AED 5 million, while the penalties for companies that fail to register could even lead to the revocation of the license or closure of the facility itself.

With The Jafza Offshore Company Formation Set-Up A Good And Robust Company In Dubai

Jafza Offshore Company Formation

Jafza Offshore Company Formation is a kind of an offshore company registered by a Jebel Ali Free Zone in Dubai.

Until lately it was the only offshore company which might grasp real estate property in Dubai. This attribute made JAFZA offshore company setup increasingly demanded by property owners.

The circumstances have changed now and the property can be registered under a cost-effective entity RAK offshore company.

JAFZA OFFSHORE COMPANY FORMATION

Jebel Ali offshore company formation can be set-up only by a registered representative. It means that you cannot carry out it directly with the government authority on your own.

The Offshore Agent In Jafza can be a business formation company in Dubai who will look after the official procedure and the registration procedure.

Jebel Ali offshore company is generally registered within 1-2 weeks depending on compliance sanction.

Your personal visit for signature confirmation is necessary. If a company director is a different person, his visit is also compulsory.

Note: offshore company registration in Dubai needs 2 directors only in case it’s a JAFZA offshore. Any other companies in diverse UAE authorities require only 1 director.

RESIDENT VISAS

JAFZA offshore company, as any other offshore company in UAE, is not entitled for UAE resident visas.

However, if you want a resident visa, you need to consider other options of business setup in Dubai in free zones or mainland. You can check business formation in UAE in any emirate as long as your company is registered in a free zone.

LICENSE RENEWAL

JAFZA offshore company renewal is completed by your registered Agent. Your own presence is not necessary.

You have to transfer the funds to the Agent, who will perform the formalities. Upon renewal, you will get a Certificate of good standing, which provides as an official proof that your company is on the go.

The price of the renewal is usually about 11,000 AED (3,015 USD) depending on your Agent.