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Richard Smith BSc (Hons), TEP

I am a Director of Charterhouse Lombard Limited, a British owned and operated international Fiduciary company, headquartered in the Isle of Man and Licensed and regulated by the Financial Supervision Authority. I have Bachelor of Science Degree from Oxford and am a member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (TEP).

We established the Dubai office, 17 years ago and we have been assisting clients in establishing a business presence here in the UAE and arranging residence visas for individuals and families ever since! We are able to assist with all aspects of the company establishment and visa process in the UAE and offer a bespoke, seamless and professional service.

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  1. Dear Richard Me and my husband are applying for a self employed long term visa. As part of the process we have to provide a business plan. The Spanish consulate in Manchester have suggested that the business plan should be acreditated. Is this something you could help/advise on please. Thank you Beverley Question from Beverley Lines on 21/02/2022

    Richard says:

    Thank you very much for your question. To clarify is this matter related to residency in the UAE please? Please do feel free to contact me directly -

    Many thanks and Kind Regards


  2. Hi Richard, I hope this email finds you well, My name is Dario Ambrogio, and I am running a veterinary business in the UK over the last two years. The business is very small at moment and I would like to relocate it in Dubai. To do this I will need finance. I was wondering if ky history of trading could be used to apply for finances in UAE. Thank you. Kind regards Dario Question from Dario Ambrogio on 16/11/2020

    Richard says:

    Thank you very much Dario - unfortunately, it is very unlikely that any bank will provide finance based on past business activity, outside of the UAE. To have any chance, in my opinion, you would need to have been trading here, have a residence visa etc. to be able to apply for finance.

    Many thanks and Kind Regards


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