AED 20,000 minimum salary required to sponsor parents in Dubai!
As per the new rules from Dubai Naturalization and Residency Department (DNRD) expatriates earning less than AED 20,000 salary will not be able to sponsor their parents on residence visas in the UAE . This was reported in Gulf News dated 14th November, 2014.
As per the new rule, applicants who want to sponsor their parents should have minimum salary of AED 20,000 or a monthly pay of AED 19,000 plus two bed room accommodation which is to be attested. In addition, the Labour contract bearing proof of salary must be attested by the Ministry of Labour.
The applicant must pay a deposit of Dhs 2,000 per parent after getting approval for sponsorship from the special committee and should provide documents to prove that parents are entirely dependent on them and there is no one to take care of them back home and this has to be certified by a letter from the respective Embassy or Consulate of the applicants’ home country.
As per DNRD previous requirement was 7,000 Dh or Dh 6,000 per month plus accommodation. Read previous article on sponsoring parents visa.
The minimum salary seems to be the only clause updated by the Ministry of Interior’s General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs in the new list of pre-requisites for those seeking to obtain long-term stay for their parents under ‘Humanitarian Cases‘.
It is not immediately clear how the new rule will impact expats whose parents are already in the UAE on residence visa. Whether on renewal the existing residents on such visas will be rejected is not yet clear!!
We await more updates from officials on sponsoring parents’ visa.
Rest of the requirements are same as per previous rules.