5-step guide to becoming a freelancer

Here is your easy 5-step guide to becoming a freelancer at twofour54 Abu Dhabi - one of the fastest growing media free-zones in the region:

Submit Your Application

Complete and submit your application online!

Complete and submit our online application form.

You will need to upload some materials, so make sure you have:

  • Passport Copy
  • Passport-size photo
  • Updated CV
  • 2 professional references (with contact details)
  • Work offer or a letter of intent from a twofour54 business partner. If you do not have work offer or a letter of intent, you will need to submit a detailed business plan that includes:
    • Introduction – personal/professional background, work experience
    • Work – work you have done within the Media Zone Authority - Abu Dhabi or work you plan to carry out and the contacts as references
    • Liabilities – financial overview of expected income

Application Review

Our team will review your application, references and documentation

Our team will review your application, references and documentation. Once we review your application, we will contact you within 3 working days with feedback. Upon approval of your application, we will then initiate a meeting to complete the licensing and residency process.

Payment of the licence and visa

Sign and return your documents and make required payments

Sign and return your documents and make required payments

The Media Zone Authority has waived all licences fees for your first two years in the media zone, meaning you only need to pay for the the visa registration process application and health insurance!

Get licence and visa

You are almost there...

You will be issued with a sole proprietors business licence (all fees are waived for the first two years) and an employment visa valid for two years (for non-GCC nationals) which will be converted into a residence visa.

Start working as a freelancer

Congratulations! Now you can focus on making your business a success!

Congratulations! Now you can focus on making your business a success! twofour54 Customer Care and Freelancer Team can help you acquire everything you need to begin life in Abu Dhabi, from Emirates ID to medical cover; to support with your housing and travel arrangements. Once you have started, you can use our facilities, kick around ideas with other freelancers and partner companies at networking events, receive briefs through twofour54 Briefing Room.

If you wish to obtain a freelancer licence in twofour54 Abu Dhabi, you can contact our team or call +971 2 401 2454.

Our team will assist you by communicating the process and acting as your primary point of contact to support you through the registration steps.

Apply online to become a freelancer!

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