The Registration Authority, an independent body which has the powers to license and register ADGM establishments, is one of the core pillars of ADGM. The Registrar’s main functions under Companies and Commercial Licensing Regulations include:

  • Registration of ADGM establishments
  • Registration of business names and maintenance of register
  • Registration of post-incorporation documentation
  • Registration of changes in business name particulars
  • Registration of changes in directors, officers, shareholders and share capital
  • Enforcement of ADGM companies regulations, Cancellation of Commercial Licences, prosecution and strike off
  • Dissolution or restoration of ADGM establishments

The Process

Each business will be required to fill out the required forms online through our ADGM Online Registry Solution. We also support applications through paper based forms however, please be aware that additional fees apply for paper submissions. To learn more about the steps involved in establishing a presence and incorporating a company in ADGM, please read the documents below, or click here to view some FAQ’s.

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Guidance Notes:

The guidance notes provide information on completing the application to register a company and should be read in conjunction  with the relevant legislation. It does not cover other requirements as set out in the relevant legislation which includes contact with the court and other internal obligations that a company will need to carry out. Further advice from a specialist professional may be required.

Supporting documents and templates: 

Please refer to the section below for supporting documents such as Model Articles and Board Resolution templates.


The schedule of fees can be located here


All forms are made available on the ADGM Online Registry Solution

Should you require to submit hard copy paper form, please contact the Registration Authority by sending an email to

Please note that filing of forms and supporting documents is accepted by the office of the Registration Authority in good faith without any need for the Registrar to inquire into the veracity and accuracy of every filing received by this office.


Incorporation / Registration:

* Use this template if the company is being incorporated by a body corporate. If the company has more than one shareholder (that is body corporate), each will have to pass the resolution and provide a register of directors or similar evidence of signing authority (that should not be older than three months). This template must be adjusted to indicate that the body corporate will be one of the shareholders/intends to acquire shares. 

** Use this template if the company is being incorporated by one or more individuals. If the company has more than one shareholder ( that is an individual), amend this template to include all individuals in one resolution.


If the company is being incorporated by an individual and body corporate, each will have to pass a separate resolution.

Questions? We’re here to help! Please feel free to contact the Registration Authority here.