The DMCC Freelance Visa


Freelancers who are seeking to establish themselves in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), can opt to obtain a Freelance Visa from FreelanceUAE, a DMCC offering. The Dubai Multi Commodities Centre (DMCC) is a world-renowned business hub and one of the more predominant Freezones in Dubai, in terms of the diverse business opportunities the free zone offers.

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This page looks at the FreelanceUAE offer in DMCC, the application process, and the requirements.

What are the benefits of a DMCC freelance visa?

The member benefits of the FreelanceUAE visa are:

  • Efficient and quick visa issuance, with instantaneous renewals
  • The ability to access the DMCC network with an access portal, including potential clients, and a business community of over 24,000 companies.
  • Access to DMCC exclusive knowledge sharing events
  • Increased visibility through listing in the Freelance Directory

What are the Freelance Visa Packages and what do they offer?

FreelanceUAE has three packages of varying costs, depending on the licensing and visa requirements:

Package 1:

  • 1-year FreelanceUAE licence
  • No residence visa

Package 2:

  • 1-year FreelanceUAE licence,
  • 1-year Establishment Card and
  • 1-year residence visa
  • Medical fitness test
  • Emirates ID card
  • Can access a bank account

Package 3:

  • 2-year FreelanceUAE licence
  • 2-year Establishment Card
  • 2-year residence visa
  • Medical fitness test
  • Emirates ID card
  • Can access a bank account

Who can apply for the Freelance Visa?

Here is a list of the permitted licences that can apply for the freelance visa:

Ready-made garments (e-seller)

Influencer / Content creator

Imitation jewellery (e-seller)


Gifts (e-seller)

Interior designer

Perfumes (e-seller)

Visual artist

Sports Wear (e-seller)

Makeup artist / Beautician

Footwear (e-seller)

Software developer

Sunglasses, handbags, and personal accessories (e-seller)

Graphic designer

Stationary (e-seller)

Web developer

Jewellery designer

Event planner

Fashion designer



Translator / Interpreter

Game developer

Blockchain developer

Voiceover artists

Web3 and AI researcher


Web3 Consultant


Digital marketer

Music producer

Personal trainer


Life coach


Events moderator & MC

What is the application process for the freelance visa and how do I apply?

The application process is done through the FreelanceUAE member portal.

1. Confirm the intention of obtaining the licence, receive portal login credentials and activation

2. Submit the application through the portal, including required documents and payment

3. Verification of documentation, via a Zoom call

4. Final DMCC approval, confirmation and issuance of the licence via email

What documents are required to apply for the freelance visa?

· Freelance Visa applicant’s Passport

· Emirates ID (for UAE residents)

· Visa (if applicable)

· Proof of address (for non-UAE residents)

How Can PRO Partner Group Help?

Pursuing a freelance visa in the UAE can feel like quite complex with regards to what is available, regulatory requirements, and processes. This is where the expert guidance of a professional corporate services provider becomes invaluable. PRO Partner Group has an experienced team on the ground in the UAE who can assist to find the perfect freelance visa package solution for your business.

PRO Partner Group can guide you through every step of your freelance visa application, from outlining the documents required, initial registration, to obtaining your visa and licence.

If you need assistance with this or with any other related company setup, restructuring, local partner or PRO support matter in Abu Dhabi, Dubai, the wider UAE, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Oman or Qatar, then please do get in touch with us on +971 (0)4 456 1761 for Dubai or +971 (0)2 448 5120 for Abu Dhabi, email us at or complete the contact form below and we will be delighted to assist you.

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