Abu Dhabi Department of Economic Development (ADDED) has made a new announcement of issuing Freelancer licenses in Abu Dhabi. Freelancer licenses can be applied by UAE citizens and residents, as well as by Non-residents who are in UAE on Visit Visa
Non-Residents post-issuance of Freelancer license can apply for residency visas for themselves and their families. It is important to note that applicants must possess the required skill set and experience to be able to apply for a freelancer license.
Advantages of Freelancer license
- No need of UAE Local Sponsor / Partner
- Not mandatory to take office space
- Non-Residents can also apply for a Freelance license and can take Residency Visas along with Sponsoring family
- Available at minimal cost
- Flexibility to work remotely or from authorized locations
- Freelancer licenses will eradicate the need to employ people for a specific service that is required only periodically.
There are 48 activities available to choose from for the Freelancer license, these mostly covers areas such as Consultancy and Services.
Some of the major economic activities that come under freelancer license permit include:
- Parties and events organizing
- Tourist and recreation consultants
- Marketing consultancy and studies
- Information technology consultancy
- Space consultancies
- Design services
- Consulting technical equipment
- Fashion and clothes designing
- Real estate consultancy
- Public relations consultancy
- Human resource consultancy
- Computer devices and equipment domain consultancy
- Economic feasibility consultancy and studies
- Administrative consultancy and studies
- Maritime consultancies services
- Network websites designing
- Jewelry design
- Banking services consultancy
- Food safety consulting
- Logistics consultancy
This move by Abu Dhabi Department of Economic Development (ADDED) will be helpful for freelancers in terms of starting their ventures at minimal start-up costs and to explore the endless opportunities to showcase their talents, expertise and capabilities and offer their services.
HLB HAMT has been helping different entities avail various types of licenses over the last couple of years. We will do the required formalities to help freelancers avail the license and start the profession of their choice.