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How much is the Freelance Visa in UAE today and who can apply for it?

To attract brilliant minds, the UAE has introduced freelance visas (self-employment) for a variety of sectors.

Several free zones in the UAE, including twofour54, the Ras Al Khaimah Economic Zone, Dubai Media City, Dubai Internet City, Dubai Knowledge Park, Dubai Design District, and the Ajman Free Zone, offer a variety of freelancing visas to UAE citizens and foreigners.

The above are just a few of the free zones in the UAE that offer a variety of freelance visas to residents and foreigners looking to work in the UAE. People can work in their relevant field across the UAE regardless of whatever free zone they apply for the visa in.

The freelancing visa is available to freelancers working in the fields of web, mobile, software development and architecture, IT and telecommunication networking, data science and analytics, and customer service.

Freelance License + Visa Matrix of United Arab Emirates

Dubai (GoFreelance)AED 7500 + Visa Fees
– 1 Year Visa AED 2,750
– 3 Year Visa AED 5,000

Additional Requirements:
– Establishment Card AED 2000
Ajman Free Zone (Freelance)AED 6000 and includes eligibility for 2 residence visas
Ras Al Khaimah (Freelance)AED 6100 + Visa Fees

Talent Pass for Media Professionals

Dubai Culture, and the General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs (GDRFA) have launched the ‘Talent Pass,’ a three-year visa that includes Dafza office space for professionals in the fields of media, education, art, technology, marketing, and consultancy.

Dubai Talent PassAED 9500 + Visa Fees

The advantages of working as a freelancer in the United Arab Emirates

There are numerous advantages to freelancing:

  • Self-discipline and time management
  • Flexibility of managing one’s own workload
  • Complete ownership of your time and tasks
  • Taking longer vacations
  • Expand your horizons and opportunities by being an entrepreneur and manage your own business
  • The ability to travel and live anywhere
  • Obtaining a residency visa in the UAE
  • Supporting a family via sponsorship

Requirements to become a freelancer 

As previously said, the majority of freelancers have no particular qualifications in terms of professional experience. All you have to do now is gather the necessary papers and apply.

In general, the following documents are required:

  • A Copy of your Passport
  • Copy of visa and Emirates ID (if you are a UAE resident)
  • NOC (No Objection Letter) from the sponsor (if you are a UAE resident)
  • CV or Portfolio of works with recent photos (if applicable)

If you need any consultation or clarifications on Applying Freelance Visa in United Arab Emirates, you may reach:

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