Freelance Visa

Freelancing is becoming more popular in Dubai. Freelancer licenses are allowing you to work across a wide selection of business activities, Such as consultancy, Aerial Shoot Photographer, Animator, Apparel Designer, Artist, Audio/ Sound Engineer, Cameraman, Choreographer, Commentators, Composer, Content Provider, Copywriter, Costume Designer, Director: Film, Television, Music, Theater, Editor: Publishing, Editor: Audio/Video, Events Planner, Fashion Stylist, Fashion Artist, Fashion Designer, Furniture Designer, Graphic Designer, Jewelry Designer, Journalist, Lighting Technician, Makeup artist, Music Director, Musician, New Media Specialist, Photographer, Photojournalist, Presenter (TV/Radio), Print media Specialist, Producer, Public Relation Specialist, Scriptwriter, Set & Exhibit Designer, Wardrobe Stylist, Education Advisor, ELearning Advisor, Personal Shopper, Object Designer, Textile Designer, Visual Merchandiser, Wedding Planner, Concept Designer, Hair Stylist, Image Consultant, Interior Designer, Illustrator, Market Analyst, Marketing Specialist, Media Planner, Researcher, Trainer: IT, Media, Business, management, Logistics, Language, Executive Coaching, Writer, Web Designer etc…

What is a freelancer license or permit?

A freelancer license allows you to work in your personal capacity in the UAE and legally provide professional services to clients. Many of United Arab Free Zones Providing freelance licenses, Permits, such as Dubai South (DWC), Ajman Free zone Authority (AFZA), Dubai Internet City (DIC), Ras Al Khaimah Economic Free Zone (RAKEZ), Fujairah Free zone Authority .

The cost of a freelance permit or license is depends on the free zone. Freelancer license/permit is starting from AED 7,500 per year. An additional costs apply if you need a freelancer visa which is valid for 3 years and is renewable every 3 years, an immigration card and insurance. The total price for a freelance permit including visa for 3 years and Basic health Insurance varies from AED 12,500 to AED 20,000 and depends on factors such as whether you need a 1- year or 3 – years residency visa or an operational permit to work legally as a sole practitioner in the UAE.

The concerned free zone authority will review your application, documents and references.

Getting a freelancer visa in Dubai

To get a freelance visa, you need to submit the below documents:

  • Application Form
  • Passport copy color copy
  • Passport-size photo with white back ground
  • Curriculum vitae (CV)
  • Degree certificates attested by the UAE Consulate or the Ministry of Foreign Affairs from both countries.
  • Work offer or a letter of intent (detailing your personal/professional background and work experience)
  • No Objection Certificate (NOC) from your sponsor (if required)
  • Old Visa if applying from inside Country ; Canceled visa, Tourist Visa or On arrival.

Note: FZ Authority reserves the right to ask more documents if required.

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