Sponsoring Family with a UAE Freelance Visa: Everything You Need to Know
The UAE allows individuals to live in the country with a freelance visa. This means that anyone who is self-employed, or is a freelancer can obtain this visa and live in the UAE receiving all the benefits the country provides.
The freelance work permit is issued to those who opt for self-employment. To obtain the freelance visa, they do not need sponsorship from any organisation or employer of the State, nor do they require a valid employment contract. They can earn money by providing their services for a certain period or by performing tasks or providing a specific service to individuals or establishments but will not be an employee of the individual or establishment.
The freelance visa is a revolutionary step by the UAE government to permit self-employed individuals to be a part of the country. They are self-sponsored and do not require an external sponsorship to live in the UAE. The freelance visa can be valid up to 3 years depending on how long you intend to stay.
Now, to the most important part of the query – can a person with freelance visa sponsor their family? Absolutely! With a freelance visa, you can sponsor your family following the regular procedure for family visa. This includes documents such as income statement which states your income is not less than AED4,000 without accommodation and AED3,000 with accommodation, a tenancy contract (along with Ejari) and notarised and legalised marriage certificate for proof (to sponsor wife).
In order to obtain the freelance work permit in the UAE, you need to contact the Dubai Department of Economy and Tourism or free zone authorities in the emirate of Dubai who issue the freelance license for people under certain profession or category of activities. The freelance visa can only be obtained if you have a freelance work permit or license issued by the relevant authority.
You can approach the Al Nahda Center, Dubai and we will guide you with the procedure. We are a one-stop destination for all government related services in Dubai and we can help you will visa and immigration processes. Feel free to contact us.