Freelancer is applying for a freelance work permit and residence visa from a free zone. The free zones are offering a freelance visa permit. These free zones are including Dubai Media City, Dubai Studio City, Dubai Production City, Dubai Knowledge Park, Dubai Design District, Abu Dhabi’s twofour54 and Fujairah Creative City RAKZE. Your profession has been related to the activity of the free zone. Activities that are allowed for freelance visa Dubai and they are from the Media Sector, Education Sector & IT sector.
Documents Requirement of Freelance License in Dubai
- First, you are filled application form of freelance license
- Copy of your business plan
- A copy of your passport
- Recommendation letter signed by current/previous employers
- Your résumé and original qualification certificates
- NOC signed the by the sponsor to transfer residence visa to freelance visa and to obtain a freelance permit
- Good-standing-certificate by the bank ensuring that you have a satisfactory banking history
- Portfolio of your work or any samples of work that prove you could freelance in the stated business activity
Procedure To Freelance Visa
- You are applying with the relevant free zone authority where you intend to hold a freelance license and/or a freelance visa Dubai.
- You can submit an application for interim approval along with the business plan, passport copy, and the reference letter
- The provisional approval is permitted, you will be received a customer confirmation letter from the respective free zone authority
- You can sign this confirmation letter and give it along with the other documents, mentioned above, for the final approval
- Make all the payments, such as the freelance permit fee, employee visa sponsorship fee, and first installment for rent or office space (could be optional), plus deposit (if applicable)
- Sign the free zone sponsorship agreement and collect the freelance permit along with the freelance visa
- On acquiring all the certifications and approval to start a freelance business in the UAE, you will be provided with a Flexi desk and business facilities within the free zone
- The license is issued within 7-10 working days.