Settling in The United Arab Emirates is a dream of many people around the world thanks to its high wages, better jobs, lower taxes, higher living standards, safer environment, and excellent educational opportunities. Many people are looking to relocate to Dubai, which is currently home to 90% of expatriates with over 200 nationalities.

Expats living in Dubai on a residence via either employed or business owner desire to settle here with their spouse and children. Most people do not know where to start when getting a UAE family Visa. Here is a rundown of everything you need to know; if the process is too hideous for you, you can use our visa consultants to help you fast-track the process.

What Are the Requirements to Sponsor Someone for The UAE Family Visa?

Here are the conditions you must fulfill to sponsor a family member to Dubai:

  • Expats wish to apply a family’s visa us have a valid residence visa and Emirates ID
  • Expats must be making AED 4,000 per month, in order to be eligible for sponsoring family’s visa

Family members above the age of 18 must pass a medical fitness test in a government-approved health center in the United Arab Emirates, where they will be tested for Tuberculosis and HIV.

Who Can You Sponsor for A UAE Family Visa?

It is easier for a male ex-pat to sponsor his family in the United Arab Emirates than for a woman. A man can sponsor their following family members to the UAE on a Residence Visa.

  • Your wife/ wives: A male Muslim resident can sponsor his two wives, but he has to meet the terms set out by the GDRFA.
  • Your sons: You can sponsor your sons if they are under 18. If they are over 18, you can only sponsor them if they are students but only to the age of 21. On top of that, if they are over 18, they must enter UAE at least once in six months, or their UAE Visa will be canceled.
  • Your daughter: Only if they are not married.
  • Your parents: You have to sponsor both parents unless one has passed away, and you have to pay a deposit of AED 2,500 as a guarantee for them. You will also need medical insurance, a monthly salary of more than AED 20,000, and at least a 2-bedroom house.
  • Stepchildren: You only sponsor your stepchildren if you have a written No Objection Certificate from their biological parents. However, their Visa is only valid for one year but is renewable.

How Can I Get A New Born Visa In UAE?

UAE residents have 120 days from the baby’s birth to arrange for the formal documents for their baby. This includes a passport, birth certificate, residence visa, and Emirates ID. To get a newborn visa in UAE, you must visit the GDRFA offices to apply for the Visa and all the required documents. Once you submit the relevant applications, you will need to wait five working days for them to process your documents.

What documents are required for a UAE Family Visa?

  • Passport copies of the family members being sponsored
  • Passport-size picture of the family member being sponsored
  • Medical clearance certificate for those above the age of 18
  • Copy of the sponsor’s employment contract
  • Attested marriage certificate with legal translation in Arabic (If issued in other languages)
  • Attested birth certificates of children with legal translation in Arabic (If issued in other languages)

Applying for a UAE Visa can be a long and tedious process. At ICONS, we endeavor to make the process seamless for you and your family. We also offer attestation and translation services of marriage and birth certificates for residents who want to sponsor their families to the UAE.

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