How To Set Up Regional Headquarters In Saudi Arabia
From 1 January 2024, international businesses without regional headquarters in Saudi Arabia may not be able to contract with agencies or institutions, nor have access to funds owned by the Saudi government. Companies who wish to apply for a business license to conduct business in KSA can do so and will benefit from several exemptions and fee waivers.
Set up your Regional Head Quarters in Saudi Arabia and receive
– 10-year exemption from the “Saudization” regime
– Spousal work permits and the age of dependents extended to 25 years old
– Waiver of professional accreditation rules
– Visa limit exemption and issuance acceleration
– End-to-end services (business, personal, and concierge)
– King Abdullah Financial District special economic zone with additional incentives (estimated Q1 2022)
– Government tendering after 2024
What is the process:
To apply for an RHQ License, businesses must provide the following documents:
– Proof of legal presence in at least two different countries
– Annual audited financial statements for the last fiscal year preceding the application date
– The business development plan for the RHQ
Businesses must also be prepared to commit to their RHQ delivering all the mandatory licensing activities outlined in the terms of the RHQ Program, including Full business plan (including budget), Financial reporting and Strategic coordination.
Centuro Global has extensive corporate structuring experience to provide guidance and assistance to foreign companies who intend to establish their RHQ in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Please contact us with any queries. We would be delighted to assist with the regulatory applications to obtain the RHQ License.
How we can help you
Setting up a new headquarters anywhere in the world can be a daunting task. In addition to ensuring that all the relevant paperwork is completed to comply with regional requirements, making sure you have all the people you need in the place they need to be is another major concern.
Whether you’re looking at a group move, in the need of a full HQ relocation or moving a few business-critical employees, we are here to support you. We can assist with the set-up of a brand-new office, provide assistance with a global recruitment drive (support with visas and immigration) and much more. We have extensive corporate structuring experience to provide guidance and assistance from the outset.
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Who is eligible
Any international business that wishes to have a presence in Saudi Arabia can apply for a license. We specialize in supporting companies to fast-track their applications and conduct business in the region without delay.
– You must have an established presence outside of Saudi Arabia already to be eligible to apply for your headquarters in KSA.
– The company must operate as a foreign entity in KSA and conduct strategic operations and functions within six months of receiving their license.
– The company must not conduct any sales or marketing activity as part of its license.
Apply for your RHQ License
Centuro Global has extensive corporate structuring experience to provide guidance and assistance to foreign companies who intend to establish their RHQ in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
Please contact us with any queries. We would be delighted to assist with the regulatory applications to obtain the RHQ License.
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