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Operating in the DIFC

An integrated platform with an independent regulatory and legal system and a specialised infrastructure, DIFC acts as a single point of contact for end-to-end client servicing. Our streamlined process makes setting up and operating within our Centre both clear and efficient. With a centralised client-servicing model, DIFC is

equipped to provide a breadth of services from registration, incorporation, licensing to leasing and employee sponsorship processes, commercial property ownership, query handling, issue resolutions, expansion assistance and client induction.


The Registrar of Companies (ROC) is responsible for all matters related to the incorporation and registration of companies in DIFC. The registrar receives, reviews and processes all applications submitted by prospective DIFC registrants seeking to 

establish a presence in the DIFC in accordance with the Companies Law, the General Partnership Law, the Limited Liability Partnership Law, or the Limited Partnership Law, and the implementing regulations applicable thereto.

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The Registrar of Real Property administers the laws, regulations and procedures designed to ensure the protection of the rights of buyers, sellers and leaseholders of all property in the financial district. Specifically, the RORP implements the DIFC Real

Property Law and the DIFC Strata Title Law and registers all land and units in DIFC under the DIFC Register of Real Property.

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The Government Services Office in the DIFC serves as a single window service provider offering employment and residency permits, driving license, and other government services required by DIFC clients. Established to extend the support of the General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs (GDRFA), our

offices offer a number of visa services, including Employment Visa, Visit Visa, Dependent Visa, and Non-DIFC Sponsored Employment services. DIFC entities can apply for any of the services offered by the Government Services Office such as new employment visa, renewal and cancellation.

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DIFC Properties

A world-class financial centre and mixed-use developments

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Event Spaces

DIFC offers spectacular and expansive event spaces that can be modified to suit any occasion

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Setting Up

DIFC offers a centralised client-servicing model with a full range of services

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