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How to Sponsor Your Family for a Family Visa in the UAE

Posted by : Aman Virmani on Jul 27,2022 03:29 PM
How to Sponsor Your Family for a Family Visa in the UAE
The UAE's developing business climate provides employment and investment possibilities to millions of international nationals. Dubai's expat population has grown year after year as an industrial powerhouse and well-known tourism destination. To accommodate such a diversified foreign population, the UAE government has taken specific steps to safeguard expatriates' safety and success. One of the services it offers is the Family Visa, which permits an employee's or investor's family to relocate to the UAE and live as residents.

Types of visas (Investor visas / Work visas) You must sponsor your family.

The two most prevalent kinds of visas given to expats in the UAE are investor visas and employment visas. To be eligible to sponsor his or her family, the candidate must have any of the two.

In the event of a work visa, the Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs will approve all expatriate papers before forwarding them to the Immigration department (in mainland setup). Employees of freezone companies may sponsor family members without obtaining a permission from the Ministry of Labor.

Entrepreneurs are awarded investor visas with a three-year maximum. In order to bring relatives into the UAE, the investor must reside in the country or return within six months after leaving. If these standards are not satisfied, a renewal will be required to re-enter the UAE.

Permission to Enter for Family Members

The entrance permission requirements for the UAE are straightforward. The entrance permit, sometimes known as a 'Pink Visa,' permits the dependant to enter the UAE and apply for a resident visa. The papers and costs necessary for obtaining an admission permit for family members are listed below.

Fees and Documentation

For entrance permission applications, go to the Department of Naturalization and Residency Dubai (DNRD).

The applicant must submit a completed application for an entrance permission to the immigration service.

Dependents' most recent passports, valid for at least six months

Photographs of dependents at passport size on a white backdrop.

Salary certificate and original employment contract

Three-month bank statement and tenancy contract


Original and copy of a legally translated and certified marriage certificate

Minimum monthly salary of AED 4000 or AED 3000 plus accomodation in the case of a spouse


The original and a copy of the child's birth certificate

In the event of a daughter above the age of 18, the petitioner must produce an attested declaration confirming her marital status.


Both parents' original passport copies, as well as a passport-sized picture on a white backdrop

Proof of divorce or death of one parent

Minimum monthly wage of AED 20,000 or AED 19,000+ in the case of parents

Evidence that you are their only supplier

Family Residency Visas

After the dependant has entered the country, the next stage is to get a residence visa. The applicant must submit almost the same papers in order for the resident visa procedure to begin, thus carrying additional copies is a smart way to go. Aside from the documentation above indicated, the dependant must have the following extra documents.

        • * Display your entrance permission (Pink Visa)
        • * Form signed by both the dependant and the sponsor
        • * Original passports, as well as those of the dependant and sponsor
        • * Each dependant must provide three passport-sized pictures with a white backdrop.
        • * Original and copy of the sponsor's residency visa
        • * Each dependent's medical fitness certificate/health card
        • * Each dependent's health insurance certificate
        • * Original Emirates ID card and labour card

Important Information Regarding Certain Family Visas

The UAE government provides some benefits to dependents in certain circumstances.

# Teachers, imams, and school bus drivers are excused from making bank deposits.

# By completing the same standards as a working man, a wife may sponsor her husband and children in the UAE (for teacher, engineer, doctor, or position related to the medical sector)

# Sons may be sponsored by their parents until they reach the age of 21. (enrolled at college)

# Parents may sponsor their daughters as long as they are unmarried.

For a Newborn Child

Having a new born infant in the UAE necessitates obtaining a residency visa within 120 days after birth. Because there are time constraints, parents must prepare ahead of time and begin the procedure to avoid an AED.100 AED fee for each extra day beyond the 120-day grace period.

Fill out the baby's application form.

The baby's original passport and three passport-sized pictures

Original and copy of the baby's birth certificate attestation by the UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Marriage certificate attested

Copy of the sponsor's passport

Copy of the sponsor's employment contract and pay certificate

The stamped passport will be sent to the sponsor when the paperwork are submitted to the local GDRFA.

Visa for Domestic Workers

Maids and nannies are domestic workers in the UAE who are sponsored by families and moms with children (bachelors cannot sponsor female nannies). To get a resident visa, the sponsor must fill out many forms and submit them to the local GDRFA.

Residence permit for domestic workers

Report on Medical Fitness (after entering UAE)

Sponsor's attested wage certificate and employment contract - in Arabic

Original passport of the sponsor

Maid's passport with three passport-sized photographs in white on a white backdrop

Consular attestation for non-relationship with maid

How can TVG Management Consultancy assist you with your family visa requirements?

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