Dubai, a city renowned for its opulent lifestyle and diverse cultural landscape, is a popular destination for expatriates from around the globe. Many expats, after establishing their lives in Dubai, seek to bring their family members to join them. The UAE government allows expatriates holding a residence visa to sponsor their family members. In this blog, we will delve into the requirements and process of obtaining a family residence visa in Dubai.
Eligibility for Sponsoring Family Members
To sponsor your family in the UAE, you need to hold a valid residence visa. This could be:
Work Visa: Sponsored by your employer.
Self-Sponsored Visas: Such as the Green Visa, Investor Visa, or Golden Visa.
Requirements for Dubai Family Residence Visa
1. Valid Residency Status
The sponsor must have a valid residency permit in Dubai.
2. Minimum Salary Requirement
The sponsor must meet a minimum salary requirement, which is subject to change and should be verified with the latest regulations.
The sponsor must have suitable accommodation to house the family members.
4. Health Insurance
Valid health insurance for the family members is mandatory.
5. Relationship Proof
Documents proving the relationship, such as marriage certificates for spouses and birth certificates for children, are required.
Documents Needed for Family Residence Visa
Sponsor’s passport and visa copy
Family members’ passport copies
Passport-sized photographs of family members
Sponsor’s Emirates ID
Proof of employment and salary certificate (for work visa holders)
Tenancy contract and Ejari registration
Health insurance documents
Attested marriage and birth certificates
The Application Process
Step 1: Entry Permit
Apply for an entry permit for your family members, allowing them to enter the UAE.
Step 2: Status Adjustment
Once the family is in the UAE, apply for a status adjustment to change their visa to a residence visa.
Step 3: Medical Fitness Test
Family members above 18 years must undergo a medical fitness test in Dubai.
Step 4: Emirates ID Registration
Apply for Emirates ID for the family members.
Step 5: Health Insurance
Ensure that the family members have valid health insurance coverage.
Step 6: Visa Stamping
The final step is to get the residence visa stamped on the family members’ passports.
Sponsoring your family for a residence visa in Dubai involves a series of steps and meeting specific requirements. It is a process that allows families to live together and enjoy the lifestyle that Dubai offers.
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