Using Transcend to Establish Your Company in Saudi Arabia

Establish Your Company

Saudi Arabia is the perfect place to establish your company, whether it is commercial, industrial, or a services one, in the Middle East. Presently, the Saudi market is very lucrative thanks to the government’s Vision 2030 plans to reduce the country’s oil dependency, diversify its economy, and develop key public service sectors.

Despite what is often reported by certain media outlets, foreign nationals can own 100% of their Saudi-registered companies.

Today, Saudi Arabia is open to all types of external business enterprise. While there is a certain process you need to follow if you want to make KSA your company's Middle Eastern base of operations, our all-in-one service at Transcend makes it simple.

Expanding into Saudi Arabia

We all know of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, however, the market is not widely understood. Times are changing, though—a growing commercial market has made KSA the foremost country for companies outside the Middle East to expand into.

While there are many opportunities for all types of business that want to enter the market, particularly service and industrial businesses, setting up operations in KSA have historically been quite challenging.

Not anymore, though—we are here to make your objectives a reality!

Transcending Your Expectations

At Transcend, we offer a turnkey advisory service that simplifies the business registration process in Saudi Arabia.

We help you wade through the legal requirements and other administrative obstacles with ease. Whether you need a full and comprehensive service from beginning to end or simply need help with other areas such as government relations, , we go above and beyond to exceed all your expectations.

Our clients have included international companies, governments and government-owned entities, and law firms.

If you want to find out more about how we can help your company break into the Saudi market, contact us today!

Establishing Your Company in Saudi Arabia:
4 Simple Steps

While the process will differ on a case-by-case basis, the process of establishing and setting up your company in Saudi Arabia can be summed up in five key steps.

1. Do your research and due diligence

In recent years, the KSA has made significant, far-reaching changes to the commercial environment and the knowledge you currently have, if any, may be outdated. This is why it is vital you do your own research into the different industries and markets in Saudi Arabia so that you know what actions are necessary to meet KSA commercial regulations.

Speak to local Saudi companies such as Transcend or foreign firms that have successfully set up their companies in KSA.

2. Begin the incorporation process

This is done through SAGIA, the government entity that provides foreign companies with their investment licenses so they can operate legally in KSA. You will also need a commercial registration. There are also other government registrations that are essential such as MOL, MOMRA*, GOSI*, GAZAT*, and Saudi Post. Again, Transcend is equipped to handle the entire Saudi registration process for you.

3. Check out the local real estate

You must find an office when your business is registered because you will need a registered address to get your company’s municipality license and complete the registration process. Transcend’s links with local companies means we can find your company the perfect home in the KSA.

4. Begin running your business

Now you are registered it is time to start running your company’s Saudi attachment. You can hire Saudi nationals or fly in your own employees from outside the KSA.

This is known as the ‘Saudization’ program.