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abu dhabi freelancer license Abu Dhabi, for the first time, will issue freelancer licenses for a variety of business activities. UAE citizens and residents can apply for permits, but applicants must provide evidence of expertise in their chosen business activity. For…

by | Nov 18, 2020 | 17 comments

abu dhabi freelancer license

Abu Dhabi, for the first time, will issue freelancer licenses for a variety of business activities.

UAE citizens
and residents can apply for permits, but applicants must provide evidence of expertise in their chosen business activity.

For the first time, entrepreneurs can set up a business and obtain a freelancer license to work from home or any authorised location. abu dhabi freelancer license

Who is this product aimed at? Retirees in search for UAE residency; homemakers decided to call UAE their new home; students that chose UAE their growth and professional launch country. abu dhabi freelancer license

Some of the activities the Abu Dhabi freelancer license cover:

  • Decoration works
  • Handicrafts
  • Landscaping Services
  • Management and Operation offices
  • Marketing Services
  • Media and advertising Services
  • Photography
  • Real estate services
  • Retail
  • Services (consultancy – design and research center)
  • Social and cultural services
  • Tailoring
  • Technology

The Abu Dhabi Freelancer License will:

  • Enable businesses to tap into the broad experiences and expertise available on the market
  • Eliminate the need to employ people in specializations that are only required periodically
  • Provide workers with the flexibility to work remotely or from authorized locations
  • Boost the income of various groups including retirees, housewives and university students

To apply for the license please follow the link: https://www.adbc.gov.ae/CitizenAccess/OTPLogin.aspx

Questions & Answers:

What is the legal form for the Abu Dhabi freelance license? Is it a commercial entity with trade name?

The legal type of the Abu Dhabi freelance license will be sole establishment, permitting 100% ownership without a local agent requirement.

Can interested people obtain a resident visa with this license?

Yes, they can. Only the owner of the license can obtain a visa and can apply for his/her family dependents’ visas.

Can non UAE residents apply for the freelance license in Abu Dhabi? In the requirements it is mentioned that UAE pass is required – and how a non UAE resident can apply in such case?

Non UAE residents can apply for the license. They must be inside the country on a tourist visa and must have UID number at the time of application .
The Visitors to the UAE, holders of tourist visa, must visit Tamm office in Abu Dhabi. Submission of the documents for the freelance license must be executed in person by the applicant.

Is it mandatory to have the education certificate MOFAIC attested?

Qualifications pertaining to the activity chosen may be required.
If required, proof of education certificate will need to be attested by MOFAIC UAE.

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What are the total fees and renewal fees for the Abu Dhabi freelance license?

The first two years the freelance license is offered for free. However additional department fees do apply, such as immigration/establishment card and renewal fees but have not been confirmed yet.

Required Documents:

1. Academic Certificates/Certificates of experience/Approved Achievements in the specialized field related to the activity 

2. The Approval of the Employer*

* “In case the applicant works for the public sector, he/she shall obtain an approval from the government employer and meet the general requirements.”

“If the applicant works with a permanent employment contract in the private sector, two cases are identified here. In the first case, if the employer’s activity is similar too or overlaps with the activity of the requested license, the employer’s approval is needed in addition to meeting the general requirements.”

“If the employer’s business activity is different from the freelance license activity chosen by the applicant, the employer’s approval is not required.

Same rule applies if the applicant works with a part time contract in the private sector. The two parties agreement terms and condition will apply, pertaining work timings, leave and other obligations.”

There is an option as well to open a bank account which will be linked to the license. The applicant will need to confirm that the client information can be shared with the bank. If in agreement, then the bank representative may contact you accordingly. As of now, only Commercial Bank of Dubai is giving this option on the website.

*Note: This freelancer license is a commercial license and not an individual permit.

*Clause: more details on the licensing costs and procedures will be released by the authorities, follow our blog and social media for all updates.

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17 Comments

  1. Ava

    Thank you for this article.
    Would this Freelancer license allow the holder to sell items they have made?
    Eg. One of the activities included is: “Handcrafted products and environmental works”
    Would someone on this Freelancer license be allowed to sell the items they have crafted, like through a website/social media? TIA.

    Reply
    • Bizzmosis

      Dear Ava,
      thank you for your comment. For us to guide you further, an email with some questions for clarification has been sent.
      Kind regards,
      Bizzmosis Team

      Reply
  2. SALEEM CH

    Hi sir I want to freelancer laisance 2vesa pacge in abu dhabi how much cast and how to apply for new laisance plx

    Reply
    • Bizzmosis

      Dear Saleem,

      Thank you for contacting us and trusting in our expertise. We would love to be of help and advise you in regard to your inquiry.
      We don’t provide prices and/or packages, our quotations are tailored depending on such factors as activities required, residency documents available, etc..
      An email has been sent to you requesting for more details to guide you further.

      Kind regards,
      Bizzmosis Team.

      Reply
  3. Abdulla Charrivukalayil sreedharab

    Good evening , Madam, can you explain us how to apply a bank account for freelance abu dhabi free lance licence holder. Names also mention for the banks which we can apply for new account.

    regards

    Reply
    • Bizzmosis

      Good morning Abdulla Charrivukalayil,

      Thank you for contacting us and trusting in our expertise.

      There is an option while applying on the ADDED website for freelance license to apply for a bank at the same time. You can chose your preferred bank.

      Should you require any further assistance, please feel free to reach out to us on [email protected]

      Kind regards,
      Bizzmosis Team

      Reply
  4. Santosh gawade

    Hi
    Can i work dubai, sharjah on abudhabi freelance visa

    Reply
    • Bizzmosis

      Dear Santosh Gawade,

      Thank you for contacting us and trusting in our expertise.

      As the license is issued by Abu Dhabi authority hence you can work in Abu Dhabi Emirate with Abu Dhabi based clients.
      Your residence visa can be issued from any Emirate, and you are still eligible to obtain Abu Dhabi freelance license.

      Should you require any additional assistance, please feel free to email us at [email protected]

      Best Regards,
      Bizzmosis Team

      Reply
    • bizzmosis

      Dear Santosh,

      Thank you for contacting us and trusting in our expertise.
      We would love to be of help and advise you regarding your inquiry.

      As Abu Dhabi Freelance License issued by Mainland, online services can be provided all across UAE, but if face to face or physical presence is required, then only in Abu Dhabi.

      Should you require additional information, please feel free to send email us at [email protected]s.com

      Best regards,
      Bizzmosis Team

      Reply
  5. ASE

    Any idea about approximate total cost for License + Visa + Insurance?

    Reply
    • Bizzmosis

      Dear Umer,
      Thank you for contacting us and trusting in our expertise. We would love to be of help and advise you in regards to your inquiry.
      We don’t provide prices and/or packages, our quotations are tailored depending on such factors as activities required, residency documents available, etc..
      An email has been sent to you requesting more details to guide you further.
      Kind regards,
      Bizzmosis Team.

      Reply
  6. Kurian Thomas

    Greetings,
    Currently my residence visa under cancellation and planning to setup one freelancer company I Abu Dhabi in order to market accounting software in the entire area of U.A.E and export; please provide cost to setup except medical insurance and we will have separate company name to generate invoice also know!

    Reply
    • Bizzmosis

      Dear Kurian,

      thank you for approaching us and trusting our expertise.
      We would love to be of assistance.

      Kindly note, we don’t provide prices, our quotation depends on such factors as activities required, residency documents available, nationality of investors, etc..
      An email has been sent to you requesting more details to guide you accordingly.

      Kind regards,
      Bizzmosis Team.

      Reply
  7. mainak biswas

    Hello! Thank you for such a detailed article. I am thinking of applying for a freelance licence for photography. I don’t have a degree but have been into photography for over 7 years now. Can I apply for a license without any degree?
    PS: I am already in Abu Dhabi on a residence visa.

    Reply
    • bizzmosis

      Dear Mainak,
      Thank you for your kind feedback on the article and for approaching us for advice.
      Please be informed that it is mandatory to have a translated and attested certificate for obtaining AD freelance license.
      Should you be interested, we are happy to advise and assist with obtaining a freelance license from another jurisdictions in the UAE.
      Please email us at [email protected] and we would love to be of help!

      Best regards,
      Bizzmosis Team

      Reply
  8. ima

    Hi,

    How long does it take for the whole process once we apply freelance license via ADDED? and how do we get the notification once it’s approved? When will we have to pay the fee.

    Thanks in advance.

    Reply
    • bizzmosis

      Dear Ima,
      Thank you for contacting us and trusting in our expertise.
      We would love to be of help and advise you regarding your inquiry.
      The entire process of applying for freelance visa may take one day up to months, depending on the availability of all required documents and approval is at discretion of ADDED. Once the application approved, notification will be received on the applicant’s email ID and payment can be done online.

      Should you require our advice and assistance, please feel free to approach us via email [email protected] and we would love to be of help!

      Best regards,
      Bizzmosis Team

      Reply

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