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UAE Abu Dhabi FSRA License

UAE Abu Dhabi FSRA License

The Financial Services Regulatory Authority (FSRA) is ADGM‘s independent financial services regulator and supports the development of Abu Dhabi as a growing and dynamic international financial services center. FSRA is committed to providing and operating a fair, well-regulated and robust financial mechanism in accordance with international standards and best practices in governance. FSRA is an accredited member of the International Securities Commission Organization, the International Association of Insurance Supervisors and the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision’, Basel Consultative Group (2016 January).


  • A stable financial system
  • Fair and transparent market environment
  • Safe and efficient infrastructure
  • Top-level regulatory transparency and participation

  • Activities and Capital Requirement:

    Category I
  • Dealing in Investments as Principal (not only as a Matched Principal)
  • Providing Credit

  • Base Capital Requirement:US $2 million

    Category II
  • Dealing in Investments as Principal (where it does so only as a Matched Principal)
  • Dealing in Investments as Agent

  • Base Capital Requirement:US $500,000

    Legal Requirement

  • 2 natural person director (can be from any jurisdiction)
  • At least 2 shareholder
  • 1 authorized representative
  • Professional Indemnity Cover
  • Local physical office
  • Capital requirement: 2,000,000 USD(Category I);500,000 USD(Category II)

  • Documentation Requirement:

    For each beneficial owner, shareholder, director:

  • Photocopy of passport
  • Proof of address (six months validity)
  • Criminal check certificate
  • CV
  • An Original Reference letter from Current Banker

  • UCG Services

  • Company formation
  • License application document preparation assistance
  • Local physical office rent assistance
  • Visa application assistance
  • Maintenance after application success

  • The UCG Advantage

  • End to end comprehensive service
  • Speedy and efficient service
  • Expert advice on structuring options
  • Dedicated ongoing compliance support
  • Extensive network pool of service providers

  • Duration to Set Up

    3-4 months