Freelance Visa Dubai

Dubai Development authority offers freelancer visas and with this visas you can work only from TECOM free zones and not outside of it. The permit costs AED 7500 and doesn’t include the cost of visa. To apply for it you need to have a NOC from your sponsor or employer. You can work as freelancer for the company or within the company premises from the free zone. Once you get a permit or along with GoFreelance permit you can either get a one year visa which costs 2750 AED or a 3 year visa which might cost 5000 AED.

The application would be generally approved with 10 to 15 working days provided you have documents such as Passport copy, Visa copy, Sponsor NOC along with additional documents as listed here for different freelancer types.

To apply for the actual freelance visa, you need freelance license (permit), establishment card for AED 2,000,UAE phone number, valid medical insurance, original passport and passport photo. This freelance visa is widely different from TalentPass and Golden Visas which are provided only to certain categories of people who excel in their respective fields.

To apply for a Freelance visa , go to and click on “Apply” or directly go to this link –

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