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The Saudi Advantage

With Saudi Vision 2030 fueling monumental growth, the opportunity is ripe for Saudi expansion

Annual Investment

2.5% Of GDP
By 2040

Saudi GDP

$1 Tr+
In 2022

FDI Increase From 3.8% To

5.7%
By 2030

SME Contribution To GDP

35%
By 2030

Private Sector's Contribution

65%
By 2030

STARTING A BUSINESS IN SAUDI ARABIA?

Explore Your Global Business Potential: Saudi Arabia

Explore the unique advantages of establishing your business in Saudi Arabia. Discover how the Saudi’s favorable tax environment and strategic location can boost your business growth.

Enjoy the Freedom of 100% Foreign Ownership Opportunities

Businesses can benefit from the freedom of 100% foreign ownership, providing control and flexibility in operations.

Leverage its Strategic Global Positioning

Strategically positioned, Saudi Arabia serves as a gateway connecting businesses to key markets, facilitating international trade and strategic partnerships.

Benefit from Saudi Arabia's Investment Prowess

With $4 trillion worth of projects outlined in Vision 2030, Saudi Arabia showcases a commitment to robust investment.

Harness the Potential of a Leading Financial Sector

Saudi Arabia's flourishing financial sector provides a solid foundation for businesses, offering a range of financial services and support.

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Types of Licenses Investors Can Apply For in Saudi Arabia

All licenses are issued based on the principle of fair and equal treatment, allowing international investors to enjoy the same rights and obligations as local investors.

Agricultural license

Agricultural license

This license is issued to companies in the agricultural field.

Audiovisual media license

Audiovisual media license

This license is issued to companies in the audio and visual fields.

Commercial license

Commercial license

This license is issued to companies in the wholesale and retail trading field.

Consulting license for engineering offices

Consulting license for engineering offices

This license is issued to companies providing engineering consultation services within the Kingdom.

Consulting license for technical & economic communication offices

Consulting license for technical & economic communication offices

This license is issued to economic and technical country representation offices.

Entrepreneur license

Entrepreneur license

This license is issued to entrepreneurs who wish to establish technology and innovative companies with expansion and growth potential within the Kingdom.

License for a scientific and technical office

License for a scientific and technical office

This license is issued to companies with offices providing scientific and technical services to agents, distributors and consumers of their products.

License for serving agents and providing workers services

License for serving agents and providing workers services

This license is issued to companies providing domestic labor placement services and temporary employment agencies for households.

Industrial license

Industrial license

This license is issued for all types of industrial activities, such as heavy and light industries and manufacturing.

Mining license

Mining license

This license is issued to companies in the mining field.

Printing & publishing license

Printing & publishing license

This license is issued to companies in the printing and publishing fields.

Professional license with Saudi shareholder

Professional license with Saudi shareholder

This license is issued to companies conducting professional services in the Kingdom with a Saudi partner.

Real estate license

Real estate license

This license is issued to companies in the real estate field.

Services license

Services license

This license is issued for service activities including: advertising and media, logistic services, organizing exhibitions, catering and food services, financial services, aviation, handling services, etc.

Transport license

Transport license

This license is issued for bus public transportation within cities, metro public repetition , and other public transport activities.

Documents that are Needed to Receive an INVESTOR LICENSE

Copy of the commercial registration of the entity in its original country, authenticated by a Saudi Embassy
Financial statements for the last year, prepared by an internationally acclaimed legal office and authenticated by a Saudi Embassy

*Additional documents may be required depending on the business activity and the required license type.

BECOME FULLY OPERATIONAL IN 3 MONTHS

6 Simple Steps to Start Business in Saudi Arabia

MISA Investment License
Commercial Registration
Official Authorities Registration
Issuance of the GM Visa
Government Portal Registrations
Bank Account Opening

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Expertise

Benefit from our seasoned professionals who understand the nuances of the Saudi Arabian business landscape.

Streamlined Process

We simplify the journey, from obtaining licenses to company formation, ensuring a smooth and efficient experience.

Tailored Solutions

Whether you're starting fresh or expanding, our services are customized to meet your unique business needs

CHECK OUR FAQS

Frequently Asked Questions

Explore the unique advantages of establishing your business in Saudi Arabia. Discover how the Saudi’s favorable tax environment and strategic location can boost your business growth.

MISA, the Ministry of Investment, is a government entity responsible for granting licenses to foreign companies, allowing them to operate in Saudi Arabia without the requirement of a local partner. This license ensures 100% foreign ownership and is classified as a mainland license.
No, physical presence is not required during the process. However, after the license is issued, the assigned general manager should visit the kingdom to complete the necessary steps for obtaining their iqama.
The process of obtaining a Commercial Registration typically takes approximately one month from the date of submitting all the required documents. The CR will be registered within this timeframe, provided that all necessary documentation is promptly and accurately provided.
  • Net Profit Tax: Foreign-owned companies are subject to a 20% tax on their net profit.
  • VAT (Value Added Tax): A 15% VAT is applicable to the sale of goods and services.
  • Sole Proprietorship: Individual ownership.
  • LLC (Limited Liability Company): Shareholder flexibility, limited liability.
  • Joint Stock Company: Public or private shares.
  • Branch Office: Foreign company branch.
  • Representative Office: Non-commercial activities.
To initiate a business in Saudi Arabia, you must have an established business and provide the Trade License, Memorandum of Association, and audited financial statements.
Yes, foreign companies can establish subsidiaries in Saudi Arabia with 100% ownership.

The entire licensing process, including the issuance of the General Manager’s Iqama and setting up a company bank account, is typically completed within 3 months.

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