Entry (Residence) Permit for Family of Expatriate
– Now Family visa procedure is easier than before. If you have all required documents ready, all steps can be completed from AMER Centre. No need to visit Immigration office.
– All charges, including Deposits, Courier and file opening fees will be processed through AMER Centre. Refund can be processed only to the sponsor’s Bank Account. IBAN (International Bank Account Number) of the Sponsor (applicant) is required.
– You need to visit the immigration (GDRFA) only if such SMS received. You will receive application status SMS about approval or modification. White colour Visa will be mailed to applicant’s E-mail address after approval. If you need pink colour visa, you can visit any GDRFA Dubai branch after receiving approval SMS. No extra fee. Passengers from certain countries need pink colour visa for Emigration clearance.
Below mentioned documents are required in original for scanning at the typing centre.
+ Passport Copies (colour) of Wife and children.
+ One photograph (white background) of each sponsored person.
+ Sponsor’s original passport and Emirates ID.
+ Original Marriage Certificate attested from UAE Embassy in Home Country and Foreign Affairs in UAE with Legal translation in Arabic. For attestation and Translation requirements, Call: +97150-715 0562.
+ Original Birth Certificate (for child) attested from UAE Embassy in Home Country and Foreign Affairs in UAE with Legal translation in Arabic.
+ Original EJARI Certificate. If you live out of Dubai, Municipality attested Tenancy Contract and Electricity Bill. Tenancy/Ejari should be in the name of the applicant or spouse.
+ Labour Contract. Minimum Salary Dh3000 + Accommodation or Dh4000. However, basic salary should be Dh3000 or more in the Labour Contract. Labour Contract can be printed from MOHRE website, Typing Centre or Tas’heel Centre. Passport copy is enough for printing Labour Contract. No need attestation.
+ Original Salary Certificate (for Free Zone / Semi Government / Government Staff)
+ Visa Fee Dh489 and Dh270 for file opening charge should be paid at AMER Centre. If you have paid for file opening before, bring the receipt for scanning.
+ If the sponsor is Government or Semi-government Staff, application Fees: Dh439.
+ IBAN (International Bank Account Number) of the Sponsor (applicant).
+ Confirmation letter in Arabic for daughter older than 18, stating that she is still not married.Parent (sponsor) has to be signed on the letter.ENTRY: Visa holder should enter UAE within 60 days from the date of issue and should complete Emirates ID, Medical and Visa Stamping within 60 days from the date of entry/status change. If the visa holder couldn’t enter UAE within 60 days from the date of visa issue, visa can be renewed against payment of Dh360+typing charge. This renewal is allowed two times.
INSIDE COUNTRY: If the family is inside country on cancelled visa or Visit or Tourist Visa, application fee: Dh1320. After get issued the visa, type Status Change form from Typing Centre.
STATUS CHANGE Fee: Dh644. After typing, take the receipt, original passport and visa to any Immigration branch and collect status change proof.
+ After Status Change, type Emirates ID, Medical and Visa Stamping forms.
IF THE SPONSOR IS INVESTOR/PARTNER: the following additional documents are required:
+ Dh3020 Deposit for each family member. This amount is refundable after cancellation of the visa (Effective from 01/08/2014).
+ Trade License copy & partners List (second page of license)
+ LLC Agreement (share value should not be less than Dh70,000)
+ Bank Statement for the last three months
If the sponsor is Mother: NOC in Arabic from husband to sponsor the child by mother. If the husband is out of UAE, NOC has to be attested by UAE Embassy abroad and Ministry of Foreign Affairs inside the UAE.
+ To prepare your Family Visa application; call
Qusais (Al Nahda-2): 04-239 1302, 055 273 2295, 055-345 7829
Bur Dubai: 04-358 6215, 055-9105757
Hor Al Anz: (Deira): 04-265 8373, 050-715 0562
Qusais (Damascus St): 04-258 6727, 054-300 5931
For Collection & Delivery Service; call 055 273 2295, 055-345 7829————————————————————————EMIGRATION CLEARANCE FROM INDIA: No need immigration clearance for wife when she comes on Residence Visa under husband’s sponsorship.
BANGLADESH: There is restriction on Family visa for Bangladeshi nationals.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Q: My wife is on Visit/Tourist Visa. Can I change her visa to Residence without exit the country? How much should I pay for this?
A: Yes, you can change her visa to residence without exit the country. But you should pay Dh1200 extra to issue visa inside country and status change.
Q: I joined my company five months ago, but still I didn’t receive my Labour Contract. I want to apply for family visa. How can I get my Labour Contract?
A: You can print your labour contract from MOHRE website or from typing centre or Tas’heel Centre with your passport copy.
Q: Do I need to visit Immigration office to submit family visa application and collect the visa?
A: No need to visit Immigration. Once you submitted online application through typing/Amer centre, you will receive visa through your e-mail.
Q: I am on Employment Visa. But my visa still not stamped on my passport. Can I attach entry visa to apply visa for my family?
A: No. You should have stamped visa on your passport to apply for family visa. Your labour contract also should be shown at the Immigration to prove your salary. Labour Contract will be issued only after stamping your visa.
Q: Do I need to endorse spouse’s name in my passport to apply for family visa?
A: No. Attested marriage certificate is enough.
Q: How long the family visa process takes at Immigration?
A: If the above mentioned documents are correct, visa will be issued same day.
Q: I want to apply residence visa for my wife and two children. I have got a studio flat in my name. Is it acceptable for family visa?
A: Yes, for wife and children studio flat also acceptable.
Q: I want to apply residence visa for my child. But Tenancy Contract is issued in the name of my wife. Is it acceptable for family visa?
A: Yes, it is acceptable. You should attach wife’s passport copy and Marriage Certificate.
Q: Can I sponsor my wife in UAE if tenancy contract is in her name?
A: You may submit a letter from your wife, stating that she has no objection that you are using the tenancy contract in her name to apply for her residence under your sponsorship.
Q: I am an Investor/partner and I heard that I have to deposit Dh3020 at Immigration for each of my dependent’s residence visa. Can I refund Dh10000 / 20000 which I deposited for my investor visa?
A: Yes, you can refund self visa deposit amount after you deposited Dh3020 for each of your dependent’s visa. This facility is available at Immigration head office, Jafliya. STEPS: Submit family visa application online through typing centre, Pay new deposit through online, Get family Visa issued, Go to refund counter with original deposit receipt of self visa, Get seal on the receipt No Objection for Refund. Go to Dubai Commercial Bank Immigration Brach Counter, Pay Dh10 as service charge and collect the cash. This facility is available at Immigration head office, Jafliya.
If you have lost your deposit receipt, you should pay Dh70 at Immigration counter to get new receipt in lieu of lost.
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