The compact nature of Dubai, its rapid urbanisation, and the often searing heat make it a popular spot for all types of bugs and pests. Cockroaches, bed bugs, ants, rats, and more live among us.
But of course, we don’t notice, much of the time. Like anywhere else in the world, humans and pests tend to live separate lives. When our paths do cross, however, pest control is required. And if you’re in a position to provide it in the UAE, you’re sure to be in demand.
Start a pest control business out here, and you’ll find much more than a demanding audience. Dubai still boasts a 0% corporate and income tax rate. And, with the help of a company formation expert, setting up out here can be quick and easy.
How to set up a pest control business in Dubai
Starting a business in the UAE is easy if you know how. That’s why the first step when setting up a company in Dubai is to partner with a local company formation expert.
Here at Trade License Zone, we help you through the entire process, from company registration to license and visa applications.
We’ll start by helping you choose your company name, ensuring that it complies with the UAE’s naming criteria.
You cannot include any offensive or blasphemous language, nor any references to Allah or Islam in your company name. If you wish to include your name in your company name, you must use it in full rather than just your surname or initials. You must also check that your chosen name is available to be registered.
You’ll also need to decide whether you wish to start your business in a free zone or the mainland. And we can help here too.
Free zone companies benefit from zero currency restrictions and customs tax exemption and can repatriate all capital and profits. However, they must work with (and pay) a local agent to trade directly with the local market.
Mainland businesses can trade directly with the local market, but they are not eligible for the same tax and repatriation benefits. We’ll take the time to get to know your business before advising on the setup type that’s right for you.
Requirements to get a Dubai pest control company license
After guiding you through the early admin, we can manage your Dubai pest control company license application for you.
The process is similar for free zone and mainland licenses. However, as free zones are self-regulating, there is no need for additional approvals, making the latter faster and more straightforward.
You will usually be asked to provide passport copies, a business plan, and a completed application form in both cases. We’ll make sure all documents are present and correct before submitting your application.
To run a pest control business here in the UAE, you’re also required to sit a license exam to ensure you are proficient in pesticides and other hazardous material. On top of this, you’ll need to hire a supervisor and technicians who must also hold pest control qualifications.
As well as your trade license, you’ll also need a visa to run a business in the UAE. Again, the application process differs only slightly depending on whether you are starting a mainland or free zone business.
In both cases, you will need to visit an immigration centre to provide biometric information. The visa application also includes a fitness test, blood test and chest x-ray.
Providing you meet the salary criteria, you can sponsor others for their UAE visas, too, such as your children, partner, or parents.
The final requirement before you can start trading in the UAE is a corporate bank account. Bank account opening can be a complicated process for overseas business owners, so once again, it is best to make your application with the help of a local expert.
What is the Dubai pest control license cost?
The cost of your license will depend on whether you set up in the mainland or a free zone. Free zone packages usually range between AED 10,000 and AED 20,000. Most include the use of coworking and business facilities, as well as the cost of visa applications.
Mainland license packages tend to be a little more expensive and are not inclusive of the cost of your visa. However, it is not easy to give a ballpark figure as each business is different. Other factors such as company size, location, and scope will also have an impact.
For a personalised quote, get in touch with Trade License Zone.
Start your pest control business in Dubai with Trade License Zone
The company formation process in the UAE has been designed with simplicity in mind. That said, it does take some in-depth knowledge of the region and its many customs and regulations.
That’s why it’s always advisable to acquire the services of a business setup company that can advise on the process and seek out the most suitable license and setup type for your business, based on your needs and budget.
When you use business setup services, you also gain peace of mind that your license and visa applications are free from errors and omissions – both of which can lead to delays and rejection.
When you work with a company formation specialist, all you need to provide is some basic documentation and a little information about the nature of your business. Then, sit back and let the experts take care of the rest – managing your license and visa applications, communicating with all relevant departments and authorities, and reporting back when you’re ready to start trading. It is that simple.