mesh conducts a thorough vetting process for all its applicants prior to issuing the mesh Certified Permit. The process can take up to two weeks.
The application process is done online through the permit application form.
Upon receiving and reviewing the application, a mesh representative will contact the applicant to complete the procedures for issuing the permit
The mesh Certified Permit does not replace any permits/licenses required by government or local authorities to perform certain activities in the UAE.
Applicants are requested to submit the following Documents:
1. Valid Passport Copy
2. Personal Photo (3.5×4.5 cm) with a white background
3. Emirates ID or Entry Visa
4. Updated CV
5. Portfolio or sample of work
6. Two Professional References (with contact details)
The fees for issuing the mesh Certified Permit for “Skilled Independent Professionals” is 2000 AED for approved applicants. The fees will be paid only once the application is approved.
The Permit is valid for one year from the date of issuance and can be renewed using an online application.
There are several advertised freelancing permits in the United Arab Emirates. Following is a detailed comparison of available freelancing permits in the UAE as of 2019.