How to setup freelancer licenses in UAE?

In the United Arab Emirates, most of the residents prefer to earn extra income apart from salary because of high living expenses. Their additional income helps them in enjoying a better standard of living. Most people get confused about what kind of freelancing work or part-time work to do.

Freelancing is running or working for a business that has a trade license. It is illegal to do part-time work if you do not have a separate license from the Dubai ministry of labor. It is possible to get freelancer permit certificate when you are running a freelance business alone or with more people. By obtaining the license, you can enjoy the benefits of company ownership, set up a company bank account, distinct business address, etc. as per the freelancer permit. You will be legally permitted to work or function the business from Dubai.

In the United Arab Emirates, the majority of free zone authorities offer freelancer permit license. The freelancer can obtain a license from the particular authority after selecting the activity according to the professional background. It is possible for the residents to be the company owner without abandoning the existing visa. If the person is residing under employment visa or husband sponsorship, then the person can be considered as the company shareholder.

They have to offer a NOC letter approved by the sponsor. When you want to get freelancer license, it not mandatory to have a physical office. However most free zones provide Flexi desk facilities as per the business. It remains helpful for the owners to utilize the office space and make use of services such as meeting rooms, receptionist, and mail, etc. It is possible to issue trade license about 7 or 10 working days.

The freelancer license options are convenient for all people who have residence visas through a spouse’s employment visa. It is recommended to get freelancer licenses before Dubai 2020 Expo so as to make use of all the opportunities you come across.

Availability of freelance license in free zone regions

If you are wondering how to get a freelance license, you can get help by contacting

Fujairah free zone: The license fee starts from AED 14,000.

TwoFour54 (Abu Dhabi): The license fee starts from AED 2500.

UMQ free zone: The license fee starts from AED 13,000.

D-Tech: The license fee starts from AED 7500.

AJMAN free zone: The license fee starts from AED 11,000.

RAK free trade region: The license fee starts from AED 15,000.

Each free zone has particular professional activities such as information technology, media marketing, theater and music editor, sound engineer, artist, designer, animator, actor, photoshoot, content provider, film production, etc. The owner or investor applying for a freelance license should be well qualified and offer necessary proof for qualification.