In UAE, many of the of the residents wants to earn some additional income apart from their salary due to the high cost of living to maintain a good standard of living . Normally people are confused about the part time work and freelancer. Freelancing is basically working or run the business legally with a valid trade license. Part time work is illegal unless you get the separate permit from the ministry of labour in Dubai. You can get the freelancer permit license with one or more person and enjoy the ownership of the company, open a separate company bank account; separate business address etc. under the freelancer permit, you are legally allowed to run the business or work here.
In UAE most of the free zone authorities are providing the freelancer permit license. You can get the permit from the selected authority; upon choosing the activity as per your professional background. Residents can be the owners of the company even without canceling the existing visa. The person who is in husband sponsorship or employment visa can be the shareholder of the company, by providing the NOC letter from the sponsor. In freelancer license, Physical office space is not mandatory. But many free zones offer the flexi desk facility for small business which helps the owner to access the office and use the services like mail, receptionist, and meeting rooms etc. The trade license can issue within 7 to 10 working days. These options are more suitable for those who are in residency visa through their spouse or employment visa.
Freelancer license available in Free zone’s
• Fujairah free zone: license fee is starting from AED:14,000.00
• UMQ free zone: License fees is starting from AED:13,000.00
• AJMAN free zone: License fees is starting from AED:11,000.00
• D-Tech: license fees is starting from AED:7,500.00
• Twofour54 – Abu Dhabi: License fees is starting from AED:2,500.00
• RAK free trade zone: License fees is starting from AED:15,000.00
Every free zone have certain professional activities like actor, animator, designer, artist, sound engineer, music and theatre editor, media marketing, information technology, film production, content provider and photo shot etc., who can get a freelance permit the investor or owner need to be professionally qualified and also need to provide the specific proof for the qualification.
This article is written by Mr. Sajith (Seniors Business Consultant at flyingcolour business setup services), Please feel free to call us at +971 4 4542366 for any further queries.