Family Visa Requirements in UAE

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If you are a foreigner from another country, living in the UAE on a residence visa, you are in most cases allowed to bring your family with you to UAE through a family visa. Although the requirements are relatively simple, the process can be difficult if the correct requirements are not followed. To get a better understanding of the process, we have put down the family visa requirements in UAE.

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There are different requirements if you want to get a family visa and a massive percentage of the expats working in UAE, live away from their families and many of them are leaving their wife and children behind in their home country. If you have a valid UAE residence visa, you are eligible to sponsor your family and immediate family members, for a relatively low amount of money. 

Male expats must have a minimum of AED 4,000 per month or AED 3,000 per month plus accommodation. Female expats must have a minimum monthly salary of AED 10,000 or AED 8000 plus accommodation. In addition, all family members above 18 years old, must pass a medical test taken and approved by the government in the UAE. 

Family members are issued a 2–3-year visa depending on the visa type, the employer of the sponsor, and the visa status of the sponsor. A sponsored resident gets the privilege of enjoying the same visa duration as their sponsor. Though the visa must be renewed before the expiry of the sponsor’s visa to avoid penalties. 

 

PROCESS & TIME FRAME FAMILY VISA 

Once the client gets attested the Marriage Certificate and Birth Certificate from their home country, we will do the attestation in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Dubai. Then we will submit it legally translated in Arabic – Attestation, and Translation takes 1- 2 days.

Then we will type the visa application and open the sponsor file, with the required documents (passport original of the applicants, photos, salary certificate, tenancy contract original Emirates ID of the sponsor) – Breaking down and issuance of the Inside Country E-visa will take 2-3 days.

We will change of Status application- Typing and issuance will take 2 days. Then we will do the medical test for the wife (early appointment), and Emirates ID typing application for the applicants – 1 day. Then we will do EID biometrics for the wife (depends on the appointment) – 1 day. Lastly the residence Stamping for the applicants will be done – Typing and issuance will take 2-3 days.

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS 

1Passport copies of the wife and children (valid for six months)
22 Passport size photos of the wife and children with white background
3Original Emirates ID of the Sponsor
4Original Marriage Certificate attested in Ministry of Foreign Affairs and UAE Embassy (home country).Then translated in UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs Dubai and Legally Translated in Arabic (done by the Aston)
5Original Birth Certificate of the child attested in Ministry of Foreign Affairs and UAE Embassy (home country). Then translated here in UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs Dubai and Legally Translated in Arabic (done by the Aston)
6Passport and Residence visa color copy of the sponsor (high resolution)
7Original Salary Certificate in Arabic from a Free Zone Authority
8Latest Water & Electricity Bill under the name of the sponsor
9Tenancy Contract with Ejari or Title of Deed
10Trade License color copy (High Resolution) – In case the sponsor is Investor
11Memorandum & Articles of Association copy of the company (High Resolution) – In the case sponsor is Investor
12Original 6-month Company or Personal Bank Statement of the company – In case the sponsor is Investor

VISA, MOFA ATTESTATION & LEGAL TRANSLATION FEES

MOFA ATTESTATION- (Marriage & Birth Certificate) – 150 AED each document

LEGAL TRANSLATION- (Marriage & Birth Certificate) – 200 AED each document

SPONSOR OPEN FILE- 300 AED

SALARY CERTIFICATE FOR IFZA -350 AED (Urgent)

ENTRY PERMIT INSIDE COUNTY VISA- 1,200 AED 

CHANGE OF STATUS- 650 AED

MEDICAL SMART SALEM (Wife) – 750 AED

EMIRATES ID (3 years) – 380 AED

URGENT RESIDENCE STAMPING – 714 AED

SECURITY DEPOSIT- 2,000 AED (Shareholder/ Investor Job Title)

TOTAL COST- 6,694 AED

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