Freelance Permit

Freelance Permit


A Freelance Permit allows an individual to operate as a freelance professional, and conduct business in one’s birth name as opposed to a brand name or company. 

The freelance initiative is aimed at attracting individuals from the technology, media, TV and film sectors.

These are anticipated to include talent roles, creative roles and selected administrative roles designed to further encourage the development of a talent pool for Umm Al Quwain’s creative industry. 

Increasingly, many companies are looking to hire licensed freelance workers in various fields such as programmers, web developers, designers, writers, data entry staff and more.
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  • By obtaining an affordable freelance license permit UAE and visa from the UAQ FTZ, the client becomes a registered freelancer in the UAE eligible to carry out their chosen profession with full legal support. To apply for a freelance permit, follow the procedure below. Get these documents ready before moving the application:

    Duly filled Application Form
    Latest resume/CV
    Latest passport-size photograph
    Copy of passport
    After getting interim approval, make the necessary payment and the permit will be issued.

    General licensing regulations:

    Freelancer permits are valid for a period of one year and are renewable on a yearly basis. 
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    1. Freelance permit provides 1 visa (3 years visa) to the permit holder.
    2. Permit holder will be able to sponsor their dependents – spouse, kids, parents and maids.
    3. The client can live and work anywhere in the UAE or anywhere in the world.
    4. Minimal paper work is required in order to apply for a Freelance permit.
    5. Physical presence of the client is not required to apply and get a permit.
    6. The client has an option to select 2 related activities under a Freelance Permit.
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The Freelance Permit activities includes, but not limited to, the following:

      • Actor
      • Artist
      • Choreographer
      • Composer
      • Events Planner
      • Hairdresser
      • Makeup Artist
      • Musician
      • Photographer
      • Translator
      • Web Designer
      • Tutor
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