Freelance Visa

About Freelance Visa

The Dubai government has initiated efforts to make it easier and cheaper for freelancers to work and live in the UAE. GoFreelance visa is an initiative by the TECOM group that allows freelancers to work in tech, education, media and design sectors as independent contractors with a Freelance permit.

The freelancer permit is ideal for professionals who are on a dependent visa as they only need to get a freelancer license. This permit identifies you as a sole practitioner and enables you to conduct business in your name rather than a brand name.


Typical Time Frame:

  • 10-12 Working Days


    • Resume/CV
    • Recent photograph
    • Passport and visa copy (valid for at least 8 months)
    • Bank reference letter
    • NOC from your UAE sponsor
    • Original passport
    • Establishment Card
    • Passport photo
    • Valid medical insurance
    • Current visa (if any)
    • Apply for a freelance permit
    • Follow up on the application
    • Apply for the employment visa
    • Complete the residency visa procedures