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Get a License and sponsor your family for Dh. 530 in UAE

Now live and work in Abu Dhabi as ADDED launches freelancer license

Are you planning to move out of your current job and start your own consultancy? Abu Dhabi’s Department of Economic Development has just made it easier for skilled professionals, both residents and nonresidents, in specific categories to apply for a two-year permit without the need for sponsorship by a company or the assistance of a local agent or UAE citizen. The Dh 530 freelancer permit comes with a mandatory requirement for office space and allows applicants to apply for residence visas. The applicant can sponsor his/ her family in the UAE under the family visa, which will be valid for two years.

To get hold of the license, applicants can call Abu Dhabi Department of Economic Development (ADDED) on 02 815 8888 or register a new account with the website or the app “AD Business Centre” available for Android and Apple devices. Apply for the “freelance license” under the “commercial license” category and provide details like name, passport number, mobile number, email address.

The documents needed to apply are: a proof of expertise in the economic activity chosen; and no-objection certificate for residents employed in the government sector or private sector under a permanent contract

Under the terms of the recently issued resolution, ADDED has identified 48 economic activities that can be practised with a freelancer license. These can be listed as:

  1. Working soap forming
  2. Parties and events organizing
  3. Tourist and recreation consultants
  4. Green buildings consultant
  5. Marketing consultancy and studies
  6. Information technology consultancy
  7. Translation publication services
  8. Heritage consulting
  9. Plastering and carving works
  10. Coordination of natural and artificial flowers
  11. Space consultancies
  12. Design services
  13. Consulting technical equipment
  14. .Fashion and clothes designing
  15. Real estate consultancy
  16. Public relations consultancy
  17. Human resource consultancy
  18. Marketing consultancy in the field of energy
  19. Computer devices and equipment domain consultancy
  20. Handcrafted products and environmental works
  21. Landscape and gardening services
  22. Marketing operations management
  23. Parliamentary consultancy
  24. Economic feasibility consultancy and studies
  25. Administrative consultancy and studies
  26. Parties and occasions photography
  27. Lifestyle development consultancy
  28. Calligraphers and painters
  29. Agricultural extension services
  30. Plague resisting consultancy
  31. Procurement consulting
  32. Quality, standardization and measuring consultancy
  33. Maritime consultancies services
  34. Commodities designing consultancy
  35. Project management services
  36. Network websites designing
  37. Jewellery design, jewellery
  38. Statistical services consultancies
  39. Personal videography
  40. Gift-wrapping
  41. Banking services consultancy
  42. Artwork for cosmetic craft (sculpture)
  43. Consultancy project development
  44. Food safety consulting
  45. Photography services
  46. Architectural production and drawing technical consultancy
  47. Fine arts consultancy
  48. Logistics consultancy
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