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Old Mar 26th 2008, 4:03 pm
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I have a couple of firms who would be willing to offer me some consultancy but not full time work unfortunately. If I wanted to set myself up as a consultancy can this be done? Do I still need a sponsor for visa and labour card etc

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Old Mar 26th 2008, 4:22 pm
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Originally Posted by lochdaz-of-blantyre
I have a couple of firms who would be willing to offer me some consultancy but not full time work unfortunately. If I wanted to set myself up as a consultancy can this be done? Do I still need a sponsor for visa and labour card etc

Cheers,
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There are many companies that can help you set up your consultancy (professional company or sole proprietorship). I successfully set up with the Links Group (http://www.linksdubai.com/) and have had no problems. They sort out your visa and work permits. Also check out other websites that offer business setup in the UAE.

Beware of individuals offering sponsorship unless you can get good references.

One BE member Jammy Dodger also set up his own consultancy recently - but I do not see any of his posts of late.
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Old Mar 26th 2008, 4:30 pm
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Great! Thanks for that...they look like exactly the kind of firm I need.

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There are many companies that can help you set up your consultancy (professional company or sole proprietorship). I successfully set up with the Links Group (http://www.linksdubai.com/) and have had no problems. They sort out your visa and work permits. Also check out other websites that offer business setup in the UAE.

Beware of individuals offering sponsorship unless you can get good references.

One BE member Jammy Dodger also set up his own consultancy recently - but I do not see any of his posts of late.
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I meant to ask earlier...you don't happen to have and examples of what it costs for this type of service?

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There are many companies that can help you set up your consultancy (professional company or sole proprietorship). I successfully set up with the Links Group (http://www.linksdubai.com/) and have had no problems. They sort out your visa and work permits. Also check out other websites that offer business setup in the UAE.

Beware of individuals offering sponsorship unless you can get good references.

One BE member Jammy Dodger also set up his own consultancy recently - but I do not see any of his posts of late.
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Originally Posted by lochdaz-of-blantyre
I meant to ask earlier...you don't happen to have and examples of what it costs for this type of service?

Daz
Yes, but private me (PM) I think you click on the avatar and my email address comes up?!
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Default Re: Setting up consultancy...

Originally Posted by MacScot
There are many companies that can help you set up your consultancy (professional company or sole proprietorship). I successfully set up with the Links Group (http://www.linksdubai.com/) and have had no problems. They sort out your visa and work permits. Also check out other websites that offer business setup in the UAE.

Beware of individuals offering sponsorship unless you can get good references.

One BE member Jammy Dodger also set up his own consultancy recently - but I do not see any of his posts of late.
Beware that the way many sponsers writes the agreements & manage sponsorship does not mean you have control of your company.

The UAE Sponsor will always have full control - no matter what any side letter says. Sideletters are illigal in the UAE and can give a non-local a one way ticket to jail for up to 2 years (according to the law) - and there is currently NO WAY to get around the sideletter problem.

So beware. If you are doing basic consultancy the best is to get a Freezone Co with 100% owneship despite the "rule" that you cannot do businees inside Dubai - or get a offshore company in another country (fx. www.orca.com) if you dont need the visa. Buy a flat to get the visa... that is a lot safer.
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if you want some advice from Jammy drop me a PM and I will give you his e mail ID, he is doing really well and has been through all the legal stuff now.
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Originally Posted by lochdaz-of-blantyre
I have a couple of firms who would be willing to offer me some consultancy but not full time work unfortunately. If I wanted to set myself up as a consultancy can this be done? Do I still need a sponsor for visa and labour card etc

Cheers,
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what line of consultancy are you in Daz?
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if you want some advice from Jammy drop me a PM and I will give you his e mail ID, he is doing really well and has been through all the legal stuff now.
you able to get him to do a bit of a wiki write up on setting up shop?
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Default Re: Setting up consultancy...

Originally Posted by ssuh
what line of consultancy are you in Daz?
IT...I specialise in Information Management like ECM solutions and Document Scanning/Imaging.

There is plenty of business out there at the moment with all the Utilities and Financial Services businesses.

If you know anyone hiring or interested in consultancy let me know via PM.

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doubt it but I will ask
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Originally Posted by Blue Cat
if you want some advice from Jammy drop me a PM and I will give you his e mail ID, he is doing really well and has been through all the legal stuff now.
JD made previous comments on setting up his consultancy at this thread:

http://britishexpats.com/forum/showt...14#post5852814
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