How to apply for family visa in Abu Dhabi?

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How to apply for family visa in Abu Dhabi?

If you have an employment visa or businessman visa, you can apply for residency visa for your family, that is your wife and children. The minimum salary required to apply for family status is AED 5,000 + Accommodation or AED 6,000.

UPDATE: From 02-05-2014, the minimum salary required to sponsor family visa is AED 10,000 (Ten Thousand Dirhams)

UPDATE: As per news reports in Gulf News and Emirates 24/7 the requirement of minimum AED 10000 salary has been reversed.

The procedure for application throughout all the UAE is same.

However, it is the time taken and the documents required that make the difference.

Document required to apply for wife and children visa in Abu Dhabi:

  • Original passports.
  • Take original and a copy of Marriage certificate translated into Arabic by a Legal Translation firm. The original should be attested by the respective authorities like UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs, attestation by UAE embassy in your respective country and so on.
  • Take original marriage certificate and a copy for the file.
  • Take original and a copy of Arabic birth certificate for your children. Legal translation and attestation if the certificate was not issued in UAE.
  • Copies of the dependent passports.
  • 2 photograph each for the dependents with white background.
  • Your original passport(sponsor’s passport).
  • Your original labour contract and salary certificate in Arabic from your Employer.
  • UPDATE: Your Tenancy contract with a stamp from Baladiya (Municipality) to be provided at the time of stamping.  If you are a Dubai Resident, you will need to take the original DEWA bill of the previous month. It is better to also get your tenancy contract attested at Land Department Dubai through Ejari.

Procedure to apply for family visa in Abu Dhabi:

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First go to an authorised typing centre and request them to for family visa application.
The Charges for Urgent visa(same day) are AED 260 and Normal(2-3 working days) are AED 160. The costs include typing charges as well.
Once the typing is done go to the Naturalisation and Expatriate Affairs Department and wait for your turn with the token.
The officer will verify the documents and upon satisfaction will issue the residency permit to your family. There you will receive the ‘Pink visa.’

If your family is in the country you will have to change the status for which you will again approach the typing centre and request them for application for status change. The charges for this are AED 550 each.

If there are any fines that you have to pay may be for overstaying if the visa was cancelled, you have to pay it now. Per day charges for overstay are AED 25. Inform the typist to type the fine payment application.

Once this is done, go the immigration counter and submit the documents.
You now have legal right to stay in the UAE.

The Medical Test

After this, you will need to carry out medical test at authorised medical centre. Go to the SEHA centre near Al Wahda Mall Abu Dhabi, take the token and wait for your turn.
The medical examination contains blood test and x-ray of the chest and will cost AED 290. There is no medical examination for ages below 18 years.

After the Medical Test you will receive you Fitness certificate in 48 hours.

Health Insurance

Health Insurance has been made mandatory in Abu Dhabi and you will be required to take insurance for the family once the medical tests are done.

Emirates ID

You will then need to apply for Emirates ID if you already do not have. Go to EIDA(Emirates ID) centre and wait for your turn. You should already be having application typed at an authorised typing centre for Emirates ID. Emirates ID will cost you AED 270 per applicant and is mandatory.

The Residence Visa stamping process

While you Emirates ID is under process take your Medical Fitness certificate and approach typing centre for typing to stamp the residence visa.

Once the typing is completed, visit the immigration department and present the typed form. Take the original passports for this purpose. The officer at the counter will stamp the passports with UAE residence visa.

Incase of failed medical examination you will be required to exit the country with immediate effect if you are found unfit post the medical examination.

Location Map to the Abu Dhabi Immigration Department:


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NOTE: The rules and regulations regarding the residency permit change from time to time. You are requested to keep yourselves updated.

472 Responses to “How to apply for family visa in Abu Dhabi?”

  1. roshan

    Nov 24. 2014

    dear deepak
    am an indian and my salary is 4000 and my HRA is 1500. i would like to bring my wife here in abudhabi. my visa is stamped as quality controller. first i thought of bringing her on a tourist visa and then transfer to permanant visa. but since after one mnth of tourist visa even though permanant visa is granted exit has to be done and again has to enter in the uae i plan to take the permant visa and then bring her here.
    since am new here pls tel me wat all r the procedures to apply for the spouse visa, time duration to get the visa, wat al r the documents which i should collect from my company and documents which i should keep as personal etc
    best regards

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    • Deepak Machado

      Nov 25. 2014

      Roshan,
      walk into any authorised typing centre and they will guide you with the documents and expenses.
      Mainly you require:
      Attested Marriage certificate
      Passport copy , yours and your wife’s
      Photograph with white background
      salary certificate in Arabic.

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  2. Aslam

    Nov 24. 2014

    Hello Depak, Could please guide me Family Visa Expenses, Spouse + 3 Kids

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  3. Raizel

    Nov 24. 2014

    Hi Sir,

    I am a Filipino and my designation in my work is an Accountant Clerk. My salary in my laboe contract is AED 3,600.00 but i am receiving an extra commission from my company. My wife and son is currently on Visit Visa and i want them to apply for Residency Visa. Is it possible? Thank you!

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    • Deepak Machado

      Nov 25. 2014

      Raizel,
      I am not sure. Minimum salary required is 4.5K.
      Take latest salary certificate with latest salary with commission mentioned separately.
      I don’t think commission income will be applicable in calculation of salary.

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  4. Amjad Hussain

    Nov 24. 2014

    Dear Deepak,
    I’m an Indian national working in Abu Dhabi emirate.I want to bring my wife and son to uae on family visa.My profession in visa is mentioned as ‘Follow Up Clerk’.My salary is Aed.10000/-.I have tenancy contract,attested & translated marriage & birth certificates, my salary certificate,photos of my wife and son,passport copies of my wife and son.Can i bring my family to uae on family visa.

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  5. shabbir ahmad

    Nov 23. 2014

    Hi very good morning Dear Deepak,

    i am working in Gasco. I want to bring my family here, having family accommodation from company but my wife age is now 16.5 years can i get her residence visa. please reply.

    regards..

    Reply to this comment
    • Deepak Machado

      Nov 24. 2014

      Shabbir,
      Out of curiosity, is it legal to marry a minor?
      I am not sure about this!!

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  6. Sam

    Nov 20. 2014

    Hi Deepak

    My husband will be starting working in Abu Dhabi in Feb next year. My son (age10) and I hope to follow him shortly afterwards. I plan to work once in Abu Dhabi. Should my son & I come via sponsorship through my husband (will I be able to work?) or would I need to apply for my own visa as I would like to work? If my husband and I have seperate visa’s, who would be best to sponsor our son?We are all UK citizens.
    Many thanks.

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    • Deepak Machado

      Nov 24. 2014

      Sam,
      It is better and convenient for you to come on your husband’s sponsorship in UAE. You may work while still on your husband’s visa. The company where you are employed will need to obtain work permit.
      UAE requires that Father of the child sponsor the visa. So, your husband will need to sponsor your son.
      All the best.

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  7. Dragana

    Nov 19. 2014

    Dear Deepak,

    I am non European Union citizen who is married to European Union citizen. My husband is working in Abu Dhabi and has residence visa. I would like to visit him and stay 4 months . Therefor, I would like to ask you how can I get the permit for this stay. Is it possible to combine for instance tourist (30 days visa) plus family visa (90 days) because I do not plan to stay longer as I have full-time contract in my country? Or do I have to apply for residence visa? If I have to, how much would the health insurance cost for me?

    Thank you in advance for your prompt answer!

    Regards,
    D.

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    • Deepak Machado

      Nov 19. 2014

      Dragana,
      To stay 4 months I guess you will have to apply for long term visa which is valid for 90 days. I am not sure about 4 month visa though. Why don’t your husband apply for your residence visa?

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    • Deepak Machado

      Nov 24. 2014

      Dragama,
      under vist/tourist visa, you may stay in UAE for a maximum of 3 months at a stretch.
      Other option is for your husband to apply for residency visa for you.

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  8. ashutosh

    Nov 19. 2014

    Hi Deepak,
    My status is showing single in my offer letter from a company for a job in abu Dhabi.
    My salary and all is OK and within range for sponsoring my wife.
    Can I sponser my wife with Single Status also?.

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    • Deepak Machado

      Nov 24. 2014

      Ashutosh,
      In such case, you will have to bear the cost of family sponsorship.

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  9. shivanna

    Nov 19. 2014

    Hi Deepak,

    My Designation is Computer Assembler and my salary is 8000 AED per month, can I get my Wife and Daughter?

    I have the following,

    Marriage Certificate
    Birth Certificate
    I have Tenancy Agreement in my name
    I have my Wife’s Passport copy and Daughter’s Passport copy
    Salary certificate
    2 copies of Photos with white background

    Does my Designation affect?

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  10. shivanna

    Nov 19. 2014

    Hi Deepak,

    My Designation is Computer Assembler and my salary is 8000 AED per month, can I get my Wife and Daughter?

    I have the following,

    Marriage Certificate
    Birth Certificate
    I have Tenancy Agreement in my name
    I have my Wife’s Passport copy and Daughter’s Passport copy
    Salary certificate
    2 copies of Photos with white background

    Reply to this comment
    • Deepak Machado

      Nov 24. 2014

      Shivanna,
      Looks good.
      But make sure the documents such as marriage and birth certificates are attested and then translated to arabic.

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  11. Akshay

    Nov 16. 2014

    Dear Deepak,
    I would like to sponsor my wife on resident visa, could you tell me do i call on visist visa 1st and then transfer the visa or can call on different entry permit and convert the visa? could you let me know the charges for the health insurance & the entore cost?

    Thank you

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    • Deepak Machado

      Nov 24. 2014

      Akshay,
      Yes possible.
      For health insurance, there are different varieties depending on what you need.

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  12. kuldeep

    Nov 14. 2014

    Dear Deepak

    i am staying in Villa , villa owner provide me tenancy contract green paper and separate baladya(muncipality) stamped paper.
    my salary is 5600 AED.

    can i apply for family visa.

    regards

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  13. priya

    Nov 13. 2014

    Pls educate me in this query. how many times a abu dhabi resident visa can be cancelled for a wife who is unemployed and sponsored by her husband. can i come again to abu dhabi with resident visa.

    Reply to this comment
    • Deepak Machado

      Nov 14. 2014

      Priya,
      Nothing like that. Yes you can.

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    • priya

      Nov 14. 2014

      Thank you deepak… but my visa we cancelled twice due to personal reason and i came back to india. now before getting emirates id i returned india for emergency cancelling the resident visa of abu dhabi. pls let me know now its possible or not for the third time…any time limit

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      • Deepak Machado

        Nov 15. 2014

        Priya,
        It is better to directly get in touch with the immigration authorities.

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  14. jhonmila01

    Nov 10. 2014

    thanks for commenting here. it’s very helpful to increase my knowledge.

    Reply to this comment
  15. Jerome

    Nov 10. 2014

    hello deepak,

    I would like to know if there will be a problem for my wife’s family visa application if i reside in a studio apartment? I have the tenancy contract and salary of 9000 monthly. I am here in Ras Al Khaimah.

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    • Deepak Machado

      Nov 11. 2014

      Jerome,
      There will be no problem as you have the apartment lease in your name.

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  16. Uk

    Nov 10. 2014

    Dear Deepak,

    I am working in Private firm in Abu Dhabi, with a salary of AED 4000 and having Dubai Visa. After 6 months i will be getting married. Is it possible to apply for spouse or family visa for me. What all are the formalities for that. Looking for your valuable suggestion.

    Regards,
    UK

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    • Deepak Machado

      Nov 11. 2014

      UK,
      depends on your designation. You will need accommodation in your name.

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  17. Priya

    Nov 09. 2014

    Dear Deepak,

    I have been recently transferred from my company in India to UAE. I want to take family Visa fro my Husband till he finds a suitable job. My salary is AED 7450 and my designation mentioned in the VISA `is client service clerk. Please advice

    Reply to this comment
    • Deepak Machado

      Nov 10. 2014

      Priya,
      I don’t think it is possible for you to sponsor your husband with this designation.
      In addition, you will require house in your name(EJARI), Utility bill, Attested marriage certificate and other documents as per law.

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  18. Charmaine

    Nov 07. 2014

    Hi Deepak,

    I am from Philippines. My Aunt will sponsor my Visit Visa in Abu Dhabi ,probably February next year. My boyfriend and I will be getting married this December 2014. If I am going to find a job in Abu Dhabi next year, is it possible that I can sponsor my boyfriends/ fiance Visa?how long is the processing of Spouse Visa?

    Thank you so much!

    Reply to this comment
    • Deepak Machado

      Nov 08. 2014

      Charmaine,
      You can not sponsor residence visa for your boyfriend/fiance. You need to be legally married.
      Entry permit is issued the same day for urgent request. Then he will have to undergo Medical fitness test, Emirates ID.
      Visa can be stamped within 1 week if all the documents are OK.

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  19. Maria

    Nov 06. 2014

    Hi Deepak,

    My husband got a new job in Abu Dhabi, his old visa is from Ajman, and he sponsored me and my daughter. Now that we need to shift to abu dhabi can he put mine and our daughter’s visa on hold while he gets is new visa stamp and then remove the hold and we can continue with the same old visa till it expires or we too need to put on the new visa.

    And if it can be done how to go about it and what is the procedure?
    And to apply for residence visa for family in abu dhabi is water n electricity bill along with the tenancy contract and other documents enough? What if the owner is not giving tasweeq paper what is the replacement for that?

    Thanks,

    Maria

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    • Deepak Machado

      Nov 08. 2014

      Maria,
      Your husband can keep a deposit ot AED 5000 each for your visas so that you need not cancel them.
      I am not sure what is tasweeq!!
      Tenancy contract needs to be attested and latest utility bill is required along with other documents, if you are applying for a new visa.

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  20. krishna

    Nov 04. 2014

    Dear
    What is required for family sponsor visa I have below documents I am eligible to sponsor?
    Marriage certificate attested/birth certificate
    Salary certificate
    Wife’s passport photocopy and photograph’s
    Emirate’s id
    Original contract
    Salary is 3.7k
    Designation waiter
    Can provide tenancy contract

    Please advise
    Thanks
    Krishna

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    • Deepak Machado

      Nov 04. 2014

      Krishna,
      Please contact respective immigration department as the rules change very often.

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  21. Muralidhara Rao

    Nov 02. 2014

    Dear Sir,

    I planned to sponsor for my wife. Please clarify the followings.

    – My total salary is AED 9,992/-, basic is AED 3,000/-; am i eligible. I am working as Sr. Key Account Engineer, but designation on my visa is General Electrical Engineer.

    – I have Abu Dhabi employment visa, but, can i apply my wife’s visa (family visa) in Dubai.

    – If i have to make Abu Dhabi visa for my wife, do i need to translate the marriage certificate to Arabic; it is already attested by the concerned authorities.

    – I am planning to stay in Ras Al Khaimah and i will be having the tenancy contract, will they consider it. And from where i have to get it attested; Baladiya or local RAK authority.

    – And is it compulsory provide the electricity and water bills (as i have not moved in yet and the electricity and water is supplied by a private company).

    – Labor contract alone is not sufficient, do i need to provide the salary certificate in Arabic too.

    – Apart from passport copies (mine original or copy???), labor contract, attested marriage certificate, tenancy contract, wife’s photograph with white background (how many???), my emirates id and labor card copy, what other documents are required to get the visa.

    Will be waiting for your prompt response.

    Thanks in advance.

    With best regards,
    Muralidhara Rao U

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    • Deepak Machado

      Nov 02. 2014

      Muralidhara,
      1. Designation looks OK and salary too.
      2. No you need to apply family visa in Abu Dhabi including Medical in Abu Dhabi.
      3. Yes, you will need Arabic marriage certificate translated by legal translator in UAE. The original should have been attested by respective authorities.
      4. I don’t think RAK tenancy will be an issue. Get it attested by RAK authorities.
      5. Also take latest utility bill.
      6. Labour contract is sufficient if it is attested by MOL.
      7. Looks good.
      All the best

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      • Muralidhara Rao

        Nov 02. 2014

        Dear Sir,

        Thanks for the swift response.

        Just one clarification required. “Arabic marriage certificate translated by legal translator in UAE”, this original should be attested or marriage certificate which i have from India should be attested by concerned authority.

        Waiting for your prompt response.

        Thanks in advance.

        With best regards,
        Muralidhara Rao U

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  22. Abdul jakol

    Oct 29. 2014

    Hi Mr Deepak Gie,

    I would like to ask some inquiry, We married here @ consulate / Embassy, do i need to attest my married certificate in my hometown country? Im Planning to sponsor my child his outside of the country, my status can sponsor my child? Im working a private company in abu dhabi, My salary Gross 9,000aed, my designation is storekeeper? we staying with my wife in sharjah, how about my tenancy contract belong in sharjah can i used for one the requirement?

    Many Tnx,

    Abdul jakol

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    • Deepak Machado

      Nov 01. 2014

      Abdul,
      If you are married here, you do not need to attest any certificate as the court documents would suffice.
      I think there will be no problem with Sharjah tenancy as long as it is attested and you have latest SEWA bill in your name.

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  23. Gandhi

    Oct 28. 2014

    Hi Deepak,
    I planned to sponsor for my wife, i have following documents with me,

    1. Attested marriage certificate,
    2. Translated legal certificate of marriage,
    3. Salary certificate in arabic,
    4. My original passport,
    5. Original employment contract,
    6. My emirates id application receipt,
    7. Wife’s passport copy,
    8. Tenancy contract for one year,
    9. passport size photo of my wife with white background.

    Profession:- Project Engineer from private company
    Salary:- AED.14000

    Please clarify me, any other document required and how much the fees.

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    • Deepak Machado

      Oct 28. 2014

      Gandhi,
      Good set of documents.
      Make sure the Tenancy contract is attested by Baladiya in Abu Dhabi or Ejari in Dubai.
      All Fees will be around 1100 – 1400.

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  24. nishad musthafa

    Oct 28. 2014

    Greetings Deepak !!

    My Employment visa from Fujairah and can I apply family visa in Abu Dhabi.

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    • Deepak Machado

      Oct 28. 2014

      Nishad,
      No, you will have to visit Fujairah immigration.

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  25. Stuart

    Oct 27. 2014

    Hi Deepak. Do you know if there have been any changes to the Abu Dhabi visa regulations regarding the renewal of visas for Dubai residents working in the private sector in Abu Dhabi. The reason I ask is because my own and my wife and childrens visas become due for renewal in December. all best wishes. Stuart

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  26. Stuart

    Oct 27. 2014

    Hi Deepak, do you know if there have been any changes to the visa renewal regulations in Abu Dhabi. I live in Dubai and work in Abu Dhabi – in the private sector – and have my wife and two children under my sponsorship. The reason I ask is because my visa and indeed my families visas are due for renewal in December 2014. Thanks and best regards. Stuart

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    • Deepak Machado

      Oct 28. 2014

      Stuart,
      There are no any drastic changes in visa renewal.
      However, it is better to check with immigration call centre officers who will guide you well.
      As far as the documents required, they are the same as when you applied for the first time.

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  27. Michelle

    Oct 27. 2014

    Hello Deepak. My boyfriend and I just got married and my surname is not yet changed same to his. So my passport is still on my maiden name. Do i have to change surname on my passport so he can apply for a husband sponsorship for me? Thanks!

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    • Deepak Machado

      Oct 27. 2014

      Michelle,
      You don’t need to change surname or name in the passport to apply for husband sponsorship.
      However, your passport name should match the name in your marriage certificate.

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  28. kamran

    Oct 21. 2014

    Dear Deepak,
    i am from pakistan, i have the following documents

    1. marriage certificate Attested
    2. birth certificate Attested (my kids)
    3.my salary is 5000 + free food and Accommodation

    can i apply for family visa in abu dhabi or not?

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    • Deepak Machado

      Oct 22. 2014

      Kamran,
      What is your designation?
      Does your company have Ejari and will they provide letter that your accommodation for family is taken care of?
      Your information is not sufficient.

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      • kamran

        Oct 26. 2014

        Designation: purchase Assistant
        work in Polo Club
        company will gave me letter for my family accommodation
        still i need tendency contract or not?

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        • Deepak Machado

          Oct 26. 2014

          Kamran,
          I don’t think you need tenancy contract.
          But company should provide proper letter mentioning they provide accommodation.

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          • kamran

            Nov 12. 2014

            Dear Deepak,
            i have marriage certificate & birth certificate Attested from pakistan, both from pakistani foreign office and UAE embassy, in Urdu and in English my question is weather i have to translate it into Arabic before attesting it from pakistani consulate and UAE foreign office from UAE or in english is enough, & which document i need to attest from here original or translated one???

            thanks

            kamran

          • Deepak Machado

            Nov 12. 2014

            Kamran,
            No need to translate.
            First get all attestations on English certificates done and then go to a legal translator in UAE and get it translated.
            Attest only original.

          • yasir

            Nov 16. 2014

            Hi Kamran do u get family visa ?

          • kamran

            Nov 19. 2014

            Dear Sir,
            Can you please tell me i need to attest marriage certificate & birth certificate from the UAE foreign office as i am in abu dhabi but Dubai is very near to me can i attest them from Dubai or i have to attaest from Abu Dhabi…

          • Deepak Machado

            Nov 24. 2014

            Kamran,
            You may get it attested from Dubai as well. No problems.

  29. Vineet

    Oct 16. 2014

    Hi Deepak,

    First of all thanks for helping all of us by sharing the information.
    I am planning to sponsor my wife. If I sponsor her for visit visa only , I still need to take a baldiya approved tenancy contract?
    Even for a visit visa , attested marriage certificate required?
    Incase if I plan to change her visa status after arrival to residence visa, what will be the procedure ? will she have to exit the country?

    Thanks in Advance.

    Rgds

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    • Deepak Machado

      Oct 19. 2014

      Vineet,
      Yes, you need Ejari and Marriage certificate.
      The alternative is tourist visa.
      If you bring her in visit visa, the status of the visa can be changed inside UAE itself. She does not need to exit the country.
      But if she is here on tourist visa, she will have t o exit UAE to apply for residence visa.

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    • anvar c p

      Oct 19. 2014

      hello,
      here, I’ve only 4000 salary,so able to get family status?

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  30. Muhammad Aqeel

    Oct 15. 2014

    Marriage registered in UAE. My wife was under mother’s visa and now she want to take husband’s visa. Do i need to change her name in passport. The name in current passport and marriage certificate is same.
    Muhammad Aqeel Nationality Pakistan
    Wife’s Nationality is also Pakistan

    Reply to this comment
    • Deepak Machado

      Oct 15. 2014

      Muhammad,
      To sponsor your wife, she does not need to change her name. You need to make sure other documents are in place and that you are eligible.

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  31. Laila

    Oct 13. 2014

    Dear Deepak,
    I am working in Abu Dhabi and I am from Pakistan. I have every document available; however, my marriage certificate is not attested from UAE embassy. Is it possible it can be attested through some agency here in UAE? If yes how much i have to pay and how much time it will take? I heard that after attestation by UAE embassy it needs to go to foreign affairs for attestation. Is this right?

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    • Deepak Machado

      Oct 14. 2014

      Laila,
      Yes there are agencies which can attest your marriage certificate. I don’t endorse any one agency. Do a Google search.
      The cost will be around 500 dirhams. The agency will handle everything on your behalf.

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  32. Rajeev

    Oct 10. 2014

    HI, do i need to attest marriage certificate and child birth certificate from India, or can i do all the attestation from UAE

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    • Deepak Machado

      Oct 11. 2014

      Rajeev,
      You can attest certificates in UAE through various agencies.
      However, costs are much higher in UAE.

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  33. sara

    Oct 09. 2014

    hi,

    my husband got job in abudhabi and he will come on employment visa. and I want to bring my daughter on tourist visa. is it possible she can come with my husband on tourist visa. I am already in uae.

    please let me know if it is possible

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    • Deepak Machado

      Oct 11. 2014

      Sara,
      Yes, your daughter can come on tourist visa.
      However, if you want to change her visa later to UAE residency, she will have to exit the country.
      This may be a problem for you.
      Better to apply for visit visa than tourist visa.

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      • cisco

        Oct 12. 2014

        Dear,

        I want to apply visa for my baby boy. My wife is already a resident. What are the required documents for the baby visa only. I have the birth certificate done

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        • Deepak Machado

          Oct 13. 2014

          -Attested birth certificate if baby born outside UAE or Arabic birth certificate issued by UAE authorities.
          -Ejari
          -Attested Labour contract / salary certificate.
          -Fees as applicable

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  34. Eian

    Oct 07. 2014

    Hi Deepak! Will there be an issue if applying entry permit/residence for the child (9 months old) if the husband is holding Dubai residence visa but working and residing in Al Ain and wife is holding Al Ain residence visa – wife is the Applicant Sponsor for their child. – If it’s an issue what will be the procedure or what will be the steps to proceed.

    In dire need your help/comments/suggestions. Thanks a lot!

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    • Deepak Machado

      Oct 07. 2014

      Eian,
      Why can’t your husband sponsor your child?
      Authorities will always request the husband to be sponsor for children. However, there may be exceptions.
      You will need to approach immigration department and seek advise as to your situation.

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      • Eian

        Oct 09. 2014

        Thank you for your comments Mr. Deepak, unfortunately his salary isn’t enough to sponsor our child. We already approach Dubai immigration to and fro Al Ain immigration, yet nothing happens and we’re still trying to look for any alternative options. Anyhow, have u got by chance knew any person same on my situation. Highly appreciate your response.

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  35. Jason

    Oct 05. 2014

    Hi Deepak,

    I’ll be moving to Abu Dhabi from Muscat next month. My plan is that I will travel on employment visa & my wife & child on visit visas at the same time. I intend to do a status change from their visit visa to residency.

    Now, as part of required documentation; I do not have attestations of the UAE Embassy in India / UAE Foreign Affairs; but both my wifes & my passports have each others names on it. Would that suffice for family visa?

    Also, my child was born in Muscat. Would his birth certificate require attestation as well?

    Thanks & Regards,

    Jason

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    • Deepak Machado

      Oct 05. 2014

      Jason,
      You will need attested marriage certificates and birth certificates (ARABIC) to apply for your family visa.

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  36. Dr M Ali

    Oct 03. 2014

    Dear Deepak. Thanks for sharing valuable information. My family and I arrived in Alain on tourist visa and I got my employment visa after exiting. They say that my family has to do the same to apply for entry permit and cannot be done while they are inside UAE. Is it true that the rules have changed?

    Reply to this comment
    • Deepak Machado

      Oct 05. 2014

      Dr.Ali,
      Yes, your family will need to exit since they are on Tourist visa. If they were on visit visa, the status could be changed here.

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  37. Senthil

    Sep 29. 2014

    Thanks for your detailed information Deepak.
    Is it mandatory to have the electricity bill on my name to get the family visa? Or tenancy contract is sufficient?

    Thanks

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  38. Manash

    Sep 27. 2014

    Hi Deepak- really a great job. One question, my marriage certificate has a small correction in my wife’s name. Actually during typing back in 2003, typer writer had made a mistake and he put whitner to correct it. As per Guajarat Marriage law, megistrate asked to sign on the correction and he had put the stamp. After that same has been attested by UAE Embassy , New Delhi. I am going to apply for my family VISA. Is it going to create any problem to get her resience VISA in UAE? Her name is mentioned everywhere : in my passport, my daughter’s birth certificate and in fact my name is there at her passport. I am little worried. Please revert and suggest me what remedial actions might be needed .

    Thanks in advance.

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    • Deepak Machado

      Oct 08. 2014

      Manash,
      I dont think it will create any issue since you have her name in your passport and birth certificate. Dont worry.

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  39. M

    Sep 11. 2014

    I am working in Al Ain and staying in Al Ain. Is it required that i need to have a original tenancy contract? Because one of the agent at the typing center told me that if you are working and staying in Al Ain original is not required (I have the tenancy contract which is green in colour) and told me to get a salary certificate saying i am based in Al Ain, will that do? and they did not advise me to get it stamped from baladiya or ejari??? My visa is Abu Dhabi.

    Reply to this comment
    • Deepak Machado

      Sep 12. 2014

      I believe, you will need Ejari. However, I am not sure about Al Ain rules. It is better to get clarification.

      Reply to this comment
    • Deepak Machado

      Sep 14. 2014

      You need to have the ejari in your name to sponsor you family.

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      • Marco Ballerini

        Sep 15. 2014

        Dear Deepak

        I would like to sponsorize my wife daughter (I’m not the biological Father) as a dependant, You think is possible? Or maybe for student visa? My wife she’s housewife but she will go to work soon and me i’m a chef earning 18.000 aed

        Please advise

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      • Senthil

        Sep 30. 2014

        Dear Deepak,

        I am staying in Abu dhabi but my visa is stamped in dubai, So for my family visa, What are all the documnets required related to my accomodation? Ejari or Tenancy contrat and electricity bill?

        Reply to this comment
        • Deepak Machado

          Sep 30. 2014

          Senthil,
          You will need Original Ejari for 1 bedroom apartment, Marriage certificate – Arabic attested, Birth certificate for your kids in Arabic(attested).

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  40. Shahul Hameed

    Sep 06. 2014

    i want to apply for family visa in Abu Dhabi.

    My profession is “follow up clerk”.

    Please advice is it eligible to apply for family visa.

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  41. gian

    Aug 19. 2014

    Good day sir,
    i want to take my wife on family visa but my labor contract is not updated is it possible to use my payslip?
    thanks in advance…

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  42. Lawerence

    Aug 10. 2014

    Hi My visa is From Dubai but i am working in Abu Dhabi Office & i have Tawtheeq Tenancy Contract & Water & EB are included in contract. Can i sponser my Wife. Some sayno. What is the solution? please leave a reply. Thanks

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  43. Santosh

    Aug 09. 2014

    Hi Deepak!

    Thanks for the time taken in sharing such an information. I would like to know whether this proess is for entire UAE or for the AD Emirate only?
    I’m working for a pvt. company in Dubai. And want to take house in Sharjah. So, to sponsor my wife and kid, the certificate attestation from home country is completed. Now, my doubt is about the procedure in UAE. If translation of the certificates is mandatory, how would I know about the translators?

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  44. rakesh

    Aug 05. 2014

    Hi Deepak,

    Is it possible for me to sponsor my son, if the tenancy contract is on my wife’s name. We were living in Dubai and the tenancy was on my name. But now I’m joining a co in abu dhabi and i can’t get rental assistance. However my wife will get it.

    Will it help uf the tenance contract says XYZ wife of Rakesh, if I have to sponsor my son.

    Please guide.

    Thanx
    Rakesh

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  45. she

    Aug 01. 2014

    hi mr. deepak

    im wonderin because yesterday my collegues told me about to how to sponsor my daughetr 5yeras old. just want to ask today august 1, is theres a new rule for sponsoring my baby it says if you have a 3,000 aed for deposit in te immigration you can apply visa to her, my salary is 4,250 but i dont have a tenancy contract. is there is a possible to bring her here and to apply a residence visa for her? pls advice me..thanks a lot :0

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  46. FERDINAND

    Jul 31. 2014

    Dear Mr. Deepak,

    Our company give us new family accommodation 3BR flat for 3 family total of 9 person including our children’s, tenancy contract & ADDC bill is in company name. we are working at the same company for more than 10 years.

    Is there any possibility to get visa for my son? since that tenancy and the bill is not in my name.

    Please advice

    Thanks and regards,

    Ferdi

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  47. singh

    Jul 27. 2014

    Hello there,

    Need your help

    I am woking here as a restaurant manager in abu dhabi and the accomodation is by the company { where as the accomodation is rented by my boss from his elder brother who is shifted to dubai for good, however there is no legal tenancy contract being made by the brothers } however my boss is ready ready to provide accomodation for me and my wife, whom i m planning to call on a dependent visa perhaps wanted to ask you still the tenancy contract would be required for the same or i can call my wife on the NOC letter by the company

    I have
    Marriage certificate attested
    Salary certificate
    Wife’s passport photocopy and photograph’s
    Emirate’s id
    Original contract letter
    Insurance and labour card
    Salary is 5k
    Please advise still i need to have accomodation on my name or that is gonna be allright

    Please advise

    Regards
    Jeet

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  48. Jeet

    Jul 27. 2014

    Hello there,

    Need your help

    I am woking here as a restaurant manager in abu dhabi and the accomodation is by the company { where as the accomodation is rented by my boss from his elder brother who is shifted to dubai for good, however there is no legal tenancy contract being made by the brothers } however my boss is ready ready to provide accomodation for me and my wife, whom i m planning to call on a dependent visa perhaps wanted to ask you still the tenancy contract would be required for the same or i can call my wife on the NOC letter by the company

    I have
    Marriage certificate attested
    Salary certificate
    Wife’s passport photocopy and photograph’s
    Emirate’s id
    Original contract letter
    Insurance and labour card

    Please advise still i need to have accomodation on my name or that is gonna be allright

    Please advise

    Regards
    Jeet

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  49. Ahmed

    Jul 26. 2014

    Hi Deepak
    I am Working in Abu Dhabi in the Same company since July 2003, My Current Salary is AED,8000/- + Company Accommodation But my Labour Contract is AED,4500/- Am I Eligible to Apply for My Wife and a 5 Year Son residence Visa, Is Tenancy contract & Water & Electricity bill are Mandatory??? Pls Reply.

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  50. Naveed

    Jul 20. 2014

    Dear Deepak,

    I’m holding an Abu Dhabi Visa
    I have a 2 moths old Son who is out of the country. I am applying for his residency visa. Is Insurance necessary in order to get the visa stamped as i would be cancelling my visa soon and getting a visa from Dubai.

    Thanks

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    • Bhuvan

      Jul 25. 2014

      Hi

      My husband is working in UAE. We need to get a dependant visa for me and my kids. Is it mandatory for me to be present during the visa stamping applicaiton/process. I know that I will have to undergo medical test. But after the medical test, Can I return to India and can my husband apply for the residence visa on my behalf if he has my passport? What is the time limit between taking medical test and applying for the dependant visa?

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  51. Sadiq

    Jul 19. 2014

    Hi,
    Can you please clarify my below queries,
    1. Still in Abu Dhabi, Tenancy Contract required for family visa (Changing the status).
    2. My salary is 12K+ whether i am eligible to apply a visit visa for my cousin brother.

    Please advice…

    Reply to this comment
    • Deepak Machado

      Jul 23. 2014

      yes you need you show the tenancy contract

      yes you can sponsor your cousin brother on visit visa

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  52. Mye

    Jul 16. 2014

    Hi,
    I got married here in Abu Dhabi,
    and delivered a baby boy on Philippines,
    I am planning to bring my son here in UAE, my monthly salary AED. 5000 can i have a chance to apply him a residence visa.

    please do reply.

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    • mye

      Aug 10. 2014

      Mr. Deepak,

      Further waiting for your advise… I really wanna know the procedure so I can bring my son here in Abu Dhabi.

      Sincerely Yours,
      Mye

      Reply to this comment
      • Deepak Machado

        Aug 13. 2014

        If you have all documents which is required by immigration for sure you can sponsor your kid

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  53. Hemanth

    Jul 14. 2014

    Hi Deepak,

    I am planning to take a studio apartment for rent. Can I get my wife on dependent visa or is it mandatory to have a 1BHK to get a dependent visa.?

    Appreciate your help on this.

    Reply to this comment
    • Deepak Machado

      Jul 17. 2014

      I think you get get you wife on dependent visa. there is no mandatory to have 1 bhk apt

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  54. kubendiran

    Jul 12. 2014

    Dear Mr.Deepak,
    I am staying in Sharjah, I have complete document except SEWA Bill, It will take one more month extra. but I have deposit bill. With this bill can I go for family visa in AUH.

    Reply to this comment
    • Deepak Machado

      Jul 14. 2014

      You can try but i am not sure will they be able to issue you the fly visa since you dont have SEWA BILL

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  55. Maria

    Jul 09. 2014

    Dear Mr. Deepak,

    I’m planning to sponsor my son in mothers visa. In getting pink visa is it required to submit the original Birth Certificate attested by UAE Embassy abroad or it’s fine to submit copy first then original can be shown after his arrival? or can be submitted for changing the status?

    Reply to this comment
    • Deepak Machado

      Aug 02. 2014

      They may ask you original birth certificate attesedby UAE embassy

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  56. Yhen

    Jul 02. 2014

    i am newly employed in private company can i transfer my visa from employment to father’s visa? or i will be banned in Immigration?

    Reply to this comment
    • Deepak Machado

      Jul 09. 2014

      if you are a daughter i think you may transfer your visa .

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  57. LORA

    Jun 30. 2014

    Hi!

    I have 5 yr old daughter, sooner I’m planning to get her. But my question is, Can I petition her even if her last name is under her father’s surname? which means she’s illegitimate child.

    Please help me. Thank you.

    Reply to this comment
    • Deepak Machado

      Jul 09. 2014

      if you have all documents which is required by immigration you can sponsor sponsor your daughter no issue

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  58. Sarhoon

    Jun 24. 2014

    Hi Deepak,
    Thanks for your valuable info.
    Qn : My Visa is going to Expire in October. Can i sponsor my Family now? or do i need to renew my Visa first?

    Waiting your Reply

    Sarhoon

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    • Deepak Machado

      Jun 24. 2014

      you may apply the visa for your family considering you have all the requirements

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  59. Charles

    Jun 23. 2014

    I want to sponsor my step daughter,what paperwork do I need?

    Reply to this comment
    • Deepak Machado

      Jun 24. 2014

      You will have to check with the immiigration. Probably you need to have NOC from her mother

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  60. abhijit chakraborty

    Jun 19. 2014

    i m working sharjah electric and water authority my salary 4300 my post is asst mechanical technician can i eligible for family visa

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  61. joms

    Jun 17. 2014

    Hi. For the tenancy contract, are there specific rule/s on how many bedrooms should be rented on visa renewal for family (wife + 2 kids)? Currently we are renting 2 bedrooms but plans to get a 1 bedroom flat. Thank you.

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  62. Anver Hussain

    Jun 12. 2014

    Dear Sir,
    i have a doubt also my visa status is ELECTRONIC TECHNICIAN is there any problem for this visa to sponsor my wife? Please advise asap.

    Reply to this comment
  63. SHA

    Jun 10. 2014

    My salary is less than DH.10000/-how family visa will apply,
    am working in AUH.

    Reply to this comment
    • Deepak Machado

      Jun 11. 2014

      You need to go to the Auh immigration with all your necessary documents.

      For information pls visit http://emiratesdiary.com/uae-tips/how-to-apply-for-family-visa-in-abu-dhabi

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      • john

        Jun 11. 2014

        Dear Deepak….

        My name is John , am working here in AUH,and now i plan to take my family here. I have all papers with me For example

        1) Copy of my passport
        2) Copy of my wife and Kid Passport
        3)Attested copy of marriage and birth certificates. Arabic Translation also
        4) Passport Size photo ( wife and kid )
        5) Tences Contract also with me
        6) my emirates ID copy
        7) Salary contract ( arabic )
        8) Salary Certificate ( 6000 AED+ Accommodation )
        Please check these document is enough for family visa…?

        and i have a doubt also my visa status is CEMENT BRICK MECHAN COMPRE OPR ( Operator ) is there any problem for this visa ?plsss replay

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        • Deepak Machado

          Jun 15. 2014

          I dont think there will be any issue with the designation.

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  64. dodz

    Jun 06. 2014

    hi mr deepak good day!

    i just want to ask my salary only 3700 and my wife is 2000 we can do combined and get our son here as my sponsor as well?

    thanks..

    Reply to this comment
    • Deepak Machado

      Jun 08. 2014

      Sorry you cannot combined the salary to apply visa for family members

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    • Deepak Machado

      Jun 10. 2014

      you cannot combine the salaries to sponsor your family members

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  65. sameer

    May 26. 2014

    Hi deepak.
    I took visa for my family last week,my query is i got a new offer from other company and i wish to move.my family still in india. is it required to cancel their entry visa?is there any problem if am applying on their visa after i signed new employment?

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  66. Milan Patel

    May 21. 2014

    I have followed all the steps mentioned by you in the blog for my family visa, but the sequence which I followed is different. I have the new entry permit, paid overstay fine and have not yet applied for status change application. In such case, Will I still have to pay fine. Its been 13 days since the new permit is issued.

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    • aniyan john

      May 22. 2014

      Hi Deepak….

      am try to bring my family here,i have enough salary and having tense contract,baby birth certificate attested copy. Deepak i have a doubt is there any problem if my name is not added to wife pasport or wife name is not added to my pasport ?pls replay very urgent ….plssssssssssssss

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      • Deepak Machado

        May 26. 2014

        You can show your attested marriage certificate and try

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  67. she

    May 20. 2014

    sir can u advice me what i have to do
    iam working in uae since 2006 in the same company my position is sales executive my salary is 4,200 mothly. i just want to know if i can bring my daugetr here as a residence visa under my sponsorsip but we dont have a tenancy contract,
    and my husband hes here also is working the private company but hes salary is 2,300 only. we want to bring our daughetr here because in our country no one to take care of her there because i dont have a mother already.

    MR. DEEPAK IF I HAVE ALRAEDY A TENANCY CONTRACT IT IS POSSIBLE I CAN APPLY A RESIDENCE VISA FOR MY DAUGHETR EVEN MY SALARY IS 4,200 ONLY AND MY HUSBAND IS 2,300 ONLY. IF IT IS POSSIBLE….THANKS AGAIN :)

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  68. Diana

    May 18. 2014

    Hi Deepak,
    I am working as HR Coordinator in Hilton Abu Dhabi under ADNH and i am earning AED 6,925 my husband is earning AED 2,600 as Chef in Hyatt Hotel as General Cook under ADNH as well and we do have tenancy contract under my name. Is it possible to apply for our daughter a residence visa?

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  69. laideine

    May 17. 2014

    Hi!
    I would like to ask if the original labour contract is really needed in applying for my husband’s visa under my sponsorship. I have all the other requirements, including the salary certificate but I only have a photocopy of my labour contract. Will I be able to apply for his visa?
    Hoping for your reply.
    Thanks.

    Best regards,
    Laideine

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  70. Richa

    May 15. 2014

    Is there any time frame within which I have to register with Emirates Id or apply for Visa stamping for residence visa.. eg. within 30 Days or 60 days of arrival, post which fine would be incurred ?? Thanks

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  71. Meda

    May 15. 2014

    Hi Deepak,

    I am working as a secretary and earning 10K monthly. Is it possible for me to sponsor my kids? I was told that my category is nor eligible to sponsor is this correct? My profession in the labor contract is secretary.

    Thanks

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  72. anil

    May 14. 2014

    Hello Mr. Deepak.

    I want to clarify that I have a dubai visa but working in abu dhabi.i am planning to bring my wife here in Aud.so is it possible to sponsor her here in Aud.
    2ndly she is from different nationality and we have marriage cert. Made from her country .so will the cert. Be valid to sponsor her here.
    3rdly could you please confirm about the minimum salary required to sponsor .as my salary is between 5k to 6k ?

    Anil.

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  73. Ricky

    May 13. 2014

    Hi, I am from Abu Dhabi and I’m trying to have my kids visa stamped on their passport.
    I just came back from Daman Insurance and said I cannot get an insurance for my 2 children ages 14 & 10. They said I need to get it from my company where my insurance is. But I am on a Single Contract as per our HR and dependents are not covered in my contract.
    Do I have any other options?
    Thanks and your response will be much appreciated.

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  74. Ricky

    May 13. 2014

    Hi, I am from Abu Dhabi and I’m trying to have my kids visa stamped on their passport.

    I just came back from Daman Insurance and said I cannot get an insurance for my 2 children ages 14 & 10. They said I need to get it from my company where my insurance is. But I am on a Single Contract as per our HR and dependents are not covered in my contract.

    Do I have any other options?

    Thanks and your response will be much appreciated.

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  75. Farid

    May 12. 2014

    Hi Deepak,
    This is Farid from Pakistan and working here as an engineer in an Oil company with a valid resident visa. I have two wives and I have marriage certificates for both. Residency visa of 1st one is in-progrss. I want also second one to be here on family visa.
    Is it possible that I will get visa for both of them.

    Reply to this comment
    • Deepak Machado

      May 20. 2014

      Sorry i have no idea. you need to check in immigration

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  76. giri

    May 11. 2014

    Dear Deepak,
    I am currently staying with my parents in a 2 bedroom apartment in dubai. the apartment is under my fathers name. My montly salary is 9000 aed, If I get an authorisation letter from my father and use his tenacy contract, is it possible to get visa for my wife. or is it compulsary to have a separate tenacy contract and utility bill under my name. kindly advise.

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  77. she

    May 08. 2014

    gooday mr. deepak

    sir can u advice me what i have to do
    iam working in uae since 2006 in the same company my position is sales executive my salary is 4,200 mothly. i just want to know if i can bring my daugetr here as a residence visa under my sponsorsip but we dont have a tenancy contract,
    and my husband hes here also is working the private company but hes salary is 2,300 only. we want to bring our daughetr here because in our country no one to take care of her there because i dont have a mother already. thnaks mr. deepak

    Reply to this comment
    • Deepak M

      May 11. 2014

      to sponsor you need to have a tenancy contract

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      • she

        May 20. 2014

        god day mr. deepak

        sir what if we have already a tenancy contract it is possible to apply a residence visa for my daughter but under my sponsorship (mother) my salary is 4,200 only my husband is 2,300 only. my visa is dubai for 8years i am working in the same company but my husband visa is abudhabi for 7yeras. thanks again sir :)

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  78. Ashton

    May 08. 2014

    I’m currently processing my wife and son’s residence visa which will be under my sponsorship, i have questions that needs to be address and i think your that person that can answer this. First, what are the requirements needed to sponsor my wife, she is currently holding a residence visa under her employer. The processing will be the same from applying a new visa?an exit from UAE is required? Next, what will happen to my wife and son’s visa if I’ll transfer to a new company?my old employer will cancel it or do I have to cancel it? Second, if it’s already cancelled can I apply for a new one or I can just reactivate the visa? Looking forward to your reply.Thanks in advance!

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    • Deepak M

      May 11. 2014

      you may cancel her visa with employer and come on your sponsership
      There is no need to exit
      If you are planning to change the job you need to cancel your spouse and son’s visa before your visa cancellation
      OR you need to keep 5000AED each as a security deposit . In this case there is no need to cancel their visa

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  79. Mike

    May 06. 2014

    Hi I would like to transfer my visa to be under my wife’s sponsorship. Please do let me know the criteria required to be fulfilled by my wife. She has got a Auh Semi government visa but is based in their Dubai office. We don’t have a tenancy contract registered under our name. Please do guide me on the procedures.

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    • Deepak Machado

      May 14. 2014

      She should have attested Masters cerificate plus salary more than 10K and an attested tenancy agrement

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  80. grace

    May 06. 2014

    Dear Mr. Deepak,
    My husband salary is Dhs.2600 and his working as a driver…. we plan to apply residence visa for my son under my sponsorship…somebody told me that I can sponsor only my son if im doctor or engineer…..Is this is true may i know other designation in order not to reject our application.

    Thanks a lot

    Reply to this comment
    • Deepak Machado

      May 14. 2014

      You can sponsor your son considering you have the salary requirment as per Immigration

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  81. Khadija Farvez Sheikh

    May 05. 2014

    Hey my designation in passport is senior electrical engine and its abhu dhabi visa can I take residential visa to my spouse with this designation status. Thanks

    Reply to this comment
    • Deepak M

      May 07. 2014

      The rule is not clear yet.

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    • Deepak Machado

      May 14. 2014

      i think yes you can sponsor your spouse considering you have salary requirement as per immigration

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  82. Maria

    May 05. 2014

    Hi Deepak,

    It is really very frustrating that they have changed again the law. There are thousands of families will be affected because of the new salary requirement. And that is including my family. I came from a cancelled visa and was about to re apply my daughter’s visa because It was also cancelled due to change of work and company, I am only receiving below the 10k salary requirement. Question is, my daugther came from a cancelled visa under also my sponsorship, is it also applicable to us? I mean the new rule? Coz based on the news this rule is not applicable for renewal, but what about for from cancelled visa? Thanks Deepak your articles has been a very great help for us. It is very informative. More power!

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  83. Khadija Farvez Sheikh

    May 04. 2014

    From when this rules will start to apply?

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  84. salem

    May 04. 2014

    Hi deepak ,

    i have labor contract copy with me not original ,,will they accept the copy since i did not recieve the original from Labor dept. by post.

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  85. REMOD

    May 02. 2014

    hi,
    MY DESTINATION IS MECHANICAL ENGINEER ABUDHABI VISA , SALARY ONLY 4000 AED CAN I BRING MY WIFE , WHAT DOCUMENTS REQUIRED ( MY MARRIAGE CERTIFICATE’S ADDRESS AND PASSPORT ADDRESS IS NOT SAME ALSO HER PASSPORT HASN’T MY NAME)

    Reply to this comment
    • Deepak M

      May 04. 2014

      There is a new rule that to sponsor a family you need to have 10k Salary. But i am not sure whether this rule is already implemented or not

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  86. ramesh

    May 01. 2014

    hi deepak,

    Did they changed the minimum salary from 5000 dhs to 10.000 for sponsoring wife…i heard some news regarding about this some people approached emigration and got informed the required salary 10,000…is it true?

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  87. Khadija Farvez Sheikh

    May 01. 2014

    I m working for semi government company of abhu dhabi but my work place is dubai my salary is 4500 I want to get my wife residential visa bt my work professional in my visa is senior electrical engine because of that my visa is getting rejected please advice me whwt to do next to get my wife residential visa aa I cnt change my job status bcoz itz a new job currently 3 mnths over

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  88. Farvez sheikh

    May 01. 2014

    Hey deepak please reply its bit urgent thank u

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  89. Farvez sheikh

    May 01. 2014

    I m working for semi government company of abhu dhabi but my work place is dubai my salary is 4500 I want to get my wife residential visa bt my work professional in my visa is senior electrical engine because of that my visa is getting rejected please advice me whwt to do next to get my wife residential visa aa I cnt change my job status bcoz itz a new job currently 3 mnths over

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  90. Ahamed

    May 01. 2014

    hi,
    As of today, how much salary is required for husband to sponsor his wife on his company provided spouse visa?
    Thanks

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  91. Ligin

    Apr 30. 2014

    Dear Sir,
    I am staying in Al Nahada Sharjah, I got my wife (presently in employment visa but under probation) and my daughter (sponsored by me). Also my mother is in visit visa (sponsored by me).
    Now the issue is that, I had to cancel my visa to join a new company and I want to transfer my daughters visa under the sponsorship of my wife. Please guide me through the possibilities > also tenancy contract is in my name

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  92. Asma

    Apr 27. 2014

    hi,

    As of today, how much salary is required for husband to sponsor his wife on his company provided spouse visa?

    Thanks

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    • Deepak M

      Apr 29. 2014

      It is more than 4K

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      • honey

        May 01. 2014

        hi mr. Deepak,

        my husband will renew his contract this month, his salary now will be 4000 (basic) plus 1000 (accomodation/transportation)..
        Can he apply a residense visa for our 2 sons? Age 10 and 14…

        thanks and hoping for your immediate response.

        Reply to this comment
      • Abhishek

        May 01. 2014

        Dear Mr. Deepak,

        As of today, I ve heard that the minimum bar has been raised to AED 10K. Can you please confirm this??

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  93. Sara

    Apr 25. 2014

    Hi, I’m US citizen and my husband is working in Abi Dhabi. I’ve a question, he doesn’t have a tenancy contract, is there any way he can apply my residence visa without having a tenancy contract? And can you please tell me the whole procedure to apply for the residence visa? I would really appreciate that. Thanks.

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    • Deepak M

      Apr 29. 2014

      he need to have a tenancy contact or company provided accommodation with the proof to sponsor his family.

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  94. Talal

    Apr 22. 2014

    hi Deepak,

    Thanks for all the info.. I am currently working in sharjah with dubai visa and have 4 ppls in my sponsorship ( 3 kids and wife) .. i am offered a job in Abu Dhabi for 28,000/- i went to block my family visa in Dubai Immegeration but all 4 peoples I met told me a different story so I think i need to cancel my family visa and apply for visa in AD

    we currently live in sharjah and have a tenancy contract under my name. my child goes in school in sharjah as getting an admission in AD is a bit difficult so may be they will stay in sharjah at least till june as school final exams are in June and then we will look for some residence and schools in AD …

    is it possible i can get residence visa of my family in AD with sharjah contract … i work in a private company

    thanks and look forward for your reply as today i am planning to cancel my family visa

    Regards

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    • Deepak M

      Apr 23. 2014

      If you are employed for government sector then you need to have a tenancy contract from Abu Dhabi . If it’s a private sector then you may get a family visa. You can try.
      In any case you need to cancel your family visa

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  95. Talal

    Apr 22. 2014

    hi deepak,
    thanks for all the info.. I am currently working in sharjah with dubai visa and have 4 ppls in my sponsorship ( 3 kids and wife) .. i am offered a job in Abu Dhabi for 28,000/- i went to block my family visa in Dubai Immegeration but all 4 peoples I met told me a different story so I think i need to cancel my family visa and apply for visa in AD
    we currently live in sharjah and have a tenancy contract under my name. my child goes in school in sharjah as getting an admission in AD is a bit difficult so may be they will stay in sharjah at least till june as school final exams are in June and then we will look for some residence and schools in AD …
    is it possible i can get residence visa of my family in AD with sharjah contract … i work in a private company
    thanks and look forward for your reply as today i am planning to cancel my family visa

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  96. Praveen Ashok Gandhi

    Apr 21. 2014

    Dear Mr. Deepak,

    I Just got a Job in Abu-Dhabi & signed the contract, But I stay in Dubai with my Family. My wife is on her employers sponsorship whereas my child is on my sponsorship. Kindly advice if i change my Job from Dubai to Abu Dhabi, Do I need a tenancy contract from Abu Dhabi or can I still submit the same Dubai tenancy contract. I seriously need a clear opinion as to avoid my child & myself getting into unnecessary trouble.

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    • Deepak M

      Apr 22. 2014

      if it is a government company yes you need to have a tenancy agreement from Abu Dhabi. But for private i don’t think so. Better to check with the immigration before you take any decision..

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  97. Abdul Hameed

    Apr 13. 2014

    Hi deepak i got opportunity to work in abudhbai in hamdan street
    but my salary is low 4500 /- please can u suggest how to bring my wife here , please i want to bring her at any cost in this salary
    i can do

    Immediate response very thankful

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    • Deepak M

      Apr 14. 2014

      you can bring her but you need to have the tenancy agreement in your name

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  98. Ameer

    Apr 08. 2014

    Respected DEEPAK
    I’m working in a private company in Abudhabi. I would like to know about the procedures of taking medical insurance for my wife’s visa stamping process
    who landed in Abu-dhabi with residence visa under my response. As per the Abudhabi Labor Law I requested to my company to provide the insurance but they ignored as my status is single.
    Hence decided taking other insurance from outside, but insurance company demanded a letter from my company. The problem is my company is not ready to give me that letter too as they fear of any issue to them.
    Because of this, the visa stamping is also getting late.

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    • Deepak M

      Apr 14. 2014

      What kind of letter is asking by the insurance company?
      It is better to discuss your problem with the company and request them to provide the letter. Or
      Check with some other insurance companies .

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  99. jean

    Apr 07. 2014

    hi! Deepak,

    my salary is 4,000 and I have tenancy contract studio plot.can I sponsor my 2 children on tourist visa only. what are the procedure and how much the visa will cost? do I nedd to deposit money in immigration?

    your response is highly appreciated…

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  100. Mary Jane

    Apr 07. 2014

    i was working before in x company then i sponsor my 3 year old son. then i change my job so i cancel the visa of my son already. then i get my residence visa. now the problem is my son already overstay and i want to know the procedure on how to apply for residence visa to him. please help me. thank you

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    • Deepak M

      Apr 07. 2014

      You need to follow the same procedure which you had followed earlier. Only you need to pay the overstay fine when you apply for a new visa.

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  101. Masil

    Apr 05. 2014

    Can i have your contact number…???

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  102. Josh

    Apr 03. 2014

    Hi Deepak,

    I’am working in dubai but I will going to shift in abu dhabi for a new employer. What will be the procedure & documents needed to apply for a visa together with my family? Do i need to hold my dependent visa & Deposit 5,000 AED to cancel my visa?

    Appreciate your Immediate feedback.

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    • Deepak M

      Apr 06. 2014

      Since it is a different emirate better to cancel the visa and then go for new visa. Anyhow it is better to check with your company PRO and get the advise.

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  103. Vivian Pinto

    Apr 01. 2014

    Dear Mr. Deepak,

    I recently changed my Job in ABU DHABI and want to get my wife. Currently looking for house at affordable price which I can get in Mohd Bin Zayed city. But here I am not sure giving a water electricity bill and tenancy contract.

    pls sujjest How can I get a wifes visa then?

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  104. Grace

    Mar 29. 2014

    Hi Mr. Deepak.,
    I have original labour contract with me having salary of aed 5700/-. Can I apply for residence visa for my son in abudhabi.My current salary id aed 8100 and my current position is executive secretary but in my original labour contract my position is telephone operator. Did they approved my application?
    The other documents like tenancy, marriage certificate every thing with me.

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    • Deepak M

      Apr 01. 2014

      Your husband’s NOC is must to sponsor your kid

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      • Grace

        Apr 01. 2014

        Dear Mr. Deepak,
        Thanks for the info. our application for resident visa for my son rejected due to the profession of my husband and they approved only visit visa. Is there any way to apply again resident visa for my son, we try to spoke to them but we did get any answer

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        • Deepak M

          Apr 05. 2014

          I dont think you have any other way to proceed for residence visa for your son

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  105. Ceferino

    Mar 29. 2014

    Hi Deepak,

    What is the requirements of Abu Dhabi immigration in renewing my wife visa?

    Thanks….

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    • Deepak M

      Mar 30. 2014

      Your original passport(sponsor’s passport).
      Your original labour contract or salary certificate in Arabic from your Employer
      Original passport of your wife
      Attested original marriage certificate and a copy for the file. (May ask you)
      2 photograph of your wife with white background.
      Tenancy agreement. Your Tenancy contract with a stamp from Baladiya (Municipality) to be provided at the time of stamping. If you are a Dubai Resident, you will need to take the original DEWA bill of the previous month. It is better to also get your tenancy contract attested at Land Department Dubai through Ejari.
      Medical Test Report from authorized Centre
      Health Insurance Copy
      Emirates ID
      Once you have all above documents you can go to the immigration to renew your wife’s visa

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  106. Armetra

    Mar 22. 2014

    Hello Mr. Deepak,

    Good evening. Very resourceful article from you, appreciate it a lot.

    I would like also to ask, what about for resident who choose to stay in Hotel Apartments with long term (1 year) contract? Does contract with Hotel Apartments (instead of Apartment rent registered tenancy contract) can be used for family visa application in Abu Dhabi?

    Thank you so much for your time to reply.

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    • Deepak M

      Mar 25. 2014

      you may get family visa considering you have an accommodation which is company provided. it is normally registered but if not you may ask your company to register it.

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  107. Armetra

    Mar 22. 2014

    Hello Mr. Deepak,

    Good evening. Very resourceful article from you, appreciate it a lot.

    I would like also to ask, what about for resident who choose to stay in Hotel Apartments with long term (1 year) contract? Does contract with Hotel Apartments (instead of Apartment rent registered tenancy contract) can be used for family visa application?

    Thank you so much for your time to reply.

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    • shashank

      Apr 08. 2014

      i have the similar kind of query;i am about to start my stay at hotel apartment . As per them they will provide all the documents for tenancy contract.But i need assurance. will be thankful if somebody can clear this.

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      • Deepak M

        Apr 14. 2014

        You need to make sure you have the tenancy contract before you start your stay

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  108. Niluka

    Mar 13. 2014

    Hi deepak i would like to know that there is a saying that the we can not apply for spouse Visa in Abu dhabi any more is that true??????

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    • Niluka

      Mar 16. 2014

      Hi Deepak Got ur Email…but that did not answer my Question…..i heard there is a new Law saying that in Abu Dhabie spouse Visa is no longer is issued…….even if u have required Salary ….i want to know if this is true.. or not……this law had been put out there recently as i heard i want to know if this is true or false?????

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      • Deepak M

        Mar 17. 2014

        I have no idea as i didn’t hear anything about it so far.

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    • Deepak M

      Mar 17. 2014

      I dont think this is true. Kindly check with the immigration for the update infomation

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  109. efren

    Mar 05. 2014

    Hi Deepak,

    My wife and my daughter has approved visit visa but I want to apply for residence visa for them. Is it possible? If residence visa is approved is there any future problem because they have two visas? What will happen to visit visa. They will use residence visa just in case everything is okay.

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  110. ayvs

    Mar 05. 2014

    hi mr. deepak,
    I already have my visit visa, i am not yet in al ain. can I change my status from
    visit visa to residence visa? note that i am being sponsored by my husband. thank you in advance.

    Reply to this comment
    • Deepak M

      Mar 09. 2014

      to change the status you may have to exit the country and come on residence visa.

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      • Dyords

        Mar 12. 2014

        Hi Mr. Deepak
        is there a minimum profession requirement to sponsor your family?

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        • Deepak M

          Mar 16. 2014

          I dont think there is any minimum profession requirement to sponsor your family. But salary of a sponsor should match the immigration requirement

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      • ashok

        Mar 15. 2014

        Dear Deepak,
        Me(6 months) and my wife ( 2 months) were working in two companies under the same owner. Since I was not paid for last 6 months we both approached labour officer ( Me in RAK & Wife in Dubai) & I got cancellation without ban and wife got cancellation with labour ban. Now my new company is sponsoring me new visa with family status. But my wife has got only few days left to exit / change status of her visa.
        My question is that can I take a visit visa for my wife and later convert it to dependent visa, so that my dont want to exit the country for changing the visa. Kindly tell me soultion

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  111. Allen

    Feb 26. 2014

    Hi Deepak,

    I would like to thank you for this informative site of yours. It is really helpful to us expatriates.

    I would just like to clarify one point though. My salary is 9,500 and that’s 4,500 basic and 5,000 for allowances. I am eligible to sponsor my wife and baby?

    I am just 2months in Abu Dhabi and my emirates ID is still under process but I already have my Labour Card with me. I could start processing the Family Visa for my wife and Baby?

    Thanks,
    Allen

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    • Deepak M

      Feb 27. 2014

      I think yes you can sponsor your wife and baby. You can start processing your family visa.
      Please note that you need to have an attested tenancy agreement before you go to immigration.

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      • Allen

        Feb 27. 2014

        Thanks fro the prompt response Mr. Deepak. Tenancy agreement would mean the “Tawtheeq”? Where it should be attested? Is it true that aside from this tenancy contract, the authorities will also ask of 2months original receipt of water and electric bill under my name?

        There is this agent who has offered me a villa. According to him, they are going to process my Family Visa as long as I have all the required documents and give them 3,000 as processing fee. i do not need to go to immigration office anymore. I will only wait for a week or so and then the pink visa for my wife and baby is done. Is this possible?

        Thanks,

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      • Allen

        Feb 27. 2014

        Thanks for the prompt response Mr. Deepak.

        Tenancy agreement would mean the “Tawtheeq”? Where it should be attested? Is it true that aside from this tenancy contract, the authorities will also ask of 2months original receipt of water and electric bill under my name?

        There is this agent who has offered me a villa. According to him, they are going to process my Family Visa as long as I have all the required documents and give them 3,000 as processing fee. i do not need to go to immigration office anymore. I will only wait for a week or so and then the pink visa for my wife and baby is done. Is this possible?

        Thanks,

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    • Deepak M

      Mar 02. 2014

      To attest your tenancy agreement you need to visit personally the rental authorities Rera/Dubai Land Department or Baladiya in AUH. Yes the authorities may ask for the original receipt of water and electricity bill. I have no idea whether your agent can process your family visa or not. It is always better you follow the rules and regulation as per Law.

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  112. Said Adam

    Feb 24. 2014

    hey deepak
    my salary 2500 but if i sum up with the field bonus it shoots up to 6500 per month. i have all required documents tenancy agreement
    am i able to sponsor my wife

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    • Deepak M

      Feb 26. 2014

      I don’t think you can sponsor your wife under your current circumstances.

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  113. sajju

    Feb 23. 2014

    hi dipak this is shoeb from abu dhabi iam newly joined in uae just 3 months my salry is 7000 aed and my wife is working in dubai in saloon I want to sponser her she had came here before me 8months completed in 2yr contract I want to sponser her to abudhabi and she can work here the problem Is she is my 2nd wife I had my first wife name in passport I have marriage certificate from india attested plz suggest me to further process.,.,,, shoeb

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    • Deepak M

      Feb 24. 2014

      You need to clarify to immigration who is your legal wife at present. I would suggest you to get things done clearly and then to sponsor your second wife.

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  114. Stalin

    Feb 22. 2014

    Dear Deepak,

    Currently I am living in Dubai(tenancy contract on my name), now I am getting job in abudhabi likely in may’2014. Currently looking for school admission for my son and looks it is very difficult to get it.

    My worry is I was told I need to get abu-dhabi tenancy contract to obtain the visa for my family.

    Can you please advise, having Dubai tenancy contract can I get the dependent residency visa in Dubai for my family.(School admission as a reason they will accept?)

    Regards
    Stalin G

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    • Deepak M

      Feb 23. 2014

      I am not sure about private company employees but if you join government company then yes you need to have Abu Dhabi tenancy agreement to sponsor your family.

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  115. Rachel D.T.

    Feb 19. 2014

    Hi deepak. My husband is on Freezone company with AED7,500 salary. He will sponsor our 5year old child . But they don’t have labour contract as he works on freezone company. Aside from arabic salary certificate, is the labour contract still a must on his case?

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    • Deepak M

      Feb 20. 2014

      If his visa is from freezone then labour contract is not necessary. He has to show his salary certificate or necessary contract from the company

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  116. Rena

    Feb 19. 2014

    Dear Mr. Deepak,

    I would like to inquire if possible to apply a residence visa for our son 3 years old in Philippines. Our married certificate was registered in Abu Dhabi Embassy. My salary is 3,000 under Abu Dhabi working visa and my husband salary is 3,675 under Dubai visa and we are both working here in Al Ain. Is it possible to combine our salary? I have tenancy contract here in Al Ain with 3 bedrooms. Thanks in advance for your kind reply.

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  117. Ashraful Alam

    Feb 11. 2014

    Hi deepak,
    my agreement salary is 2000 AED/month but I am getting 5000 AED/month. In this case can I bring my wife to Abu Dhabi?

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  118. Rana

    Feb 05. 2014

    4000 is minimum salary required!

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  119. Jabir

    Feb 02. 2014

    Hi Deepak, I would like to change my Wife visa from her father to me. can i do that? what is the procedure for that, and required documents?

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  120. Zyrahmerts

    Jan 24. 2014

    Hi I need your advise, Im a mother and would like to sponsor my 2 kids (7yrs old girl and 1.5yr old boy) Im receiving 9000+aed/monthly but my labor contract only shows 7700aed, am I qualified to sponsor my kids? your response is highly appreciated.

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  121. Mathew

    Jan 14. 2014

    Dear,

    Can I change my tourist visa to family visa?

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    • Deepak M

      Jan 15. 2014

      I dont think you can change it , they have to exit the country.

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  122. shiela

    Jan 12. 2014

    hi mr. deepak

    i am the mother my salary is 4,300aed holding a visa in dubai but i am living in abudhabi with my husband.. I just want to apply my daugther for a residence visa and i delivered here in lifeline hospital abudabi 2009 but my daughetr shes in the Philippines there is a possibles or chance to bring her here? .what are the steps and requirements to produce for her to have a residence visa here in abu dhabi. my daughter is now is 4yrs and 3months old.

    thank your :)

    Read more: http://emiratesdiary.com/uae-tips/how-to-apply-for-family-visa-in-abu-dhabi#ixzz2q80F1z00

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    • Deepak M

      Jan 12. 2014

      I am not sure whether you are eligible to sponsor your daughter but in any case you cann try.
      You need orginal birth certificate english n arabic
      Passport copy of your daughter
      Noc from your husband
      Tenancy contract
      Photograph of daughter

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  123. Althaf

    Jan 02. 2014

    I need ur advise on my case. My salary under my contract (Ministry of Labor) was 2500aed/month but due to salary increase, i am now receiving 6000/month. Am i qualified to sponsor my wife under husband’s visa?

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  124. AD

    Jan 02. 2014

    Very informative… keep it up..
    under the note you have mentioned that tenancy contract should be attested from municipality affairs.

    just landlord provided photo copy of tawtheekh is enough from municipalty..

    Abu dhabi..

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  125. Rassal

    Dec 20. 2013

    Hai Deepak,
    I am an abu dhabi resident & have my company health card from Al Dhafra (Next Care). Now my wife and two kids aged 1.5 yrs came here in residence visa and i need a health insurance card compliant with Abu Dhabi Health regulations where i can stamp their residence visa

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  126. rotzen

    Dec 18. 2013

    Dear deepak,

    I need ur advise on my case. My salary under my contract (Ministry of Labor) was 2500aed/month but due to salary increase, i am now receiving 5000/month. Am i qualified to sponsor my wife under husband’s visa?
    thank you.

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  127. manikandan

    Dec 14. 2013

    Hi deepak,my visa catagary is lift maintanance mechanic.i would like to bring my wife.can i bring with this catagery if passible..?

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    • Deepak M

      Dec 16. 2013

      if you match the salary criteria then it can be possible to bring your wife.

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  128. sundar

    Dec 09. 2013

    Mine is Abu Dhabi working visa

    Can you please tell me for Abu Dhabi visa (For my family) at the starting time is it must to enter through Abu Dhabi airport(or)

    Is there any chance to enter through Dubai airport?

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  129. Noushad

    Dec 08. 2013

    Dear Deepak

    My visa in Al ain.But i am staying in Dubai.now i need to take medical for my wife.in which center i have to go in Al ain for the medical.?

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    • Deepak M

      Dec 09. 2013

      You need to take your wife for medical for visa at registered medical center in Al Ain.

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  130. saima

    Dec 08. 2013

    Can i sponsor my child as a mother? my salary is 7k whereas my husbands salary is 4k…also i dont hav a tenancy agreement?

    Reply to this comment
    • Deepak M

      Dec 09. 2013

      To sponsor a kid you need to have an attested tenancy agreement.

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  131. glen

    Dec 04. 2013

    Dear Deepak,

    Can you advise if to whom my baby will his visa be processed. Is it under my visa or my wife’s? Please note that my wife has 6k salary and mine is just 3k. our Tenancy contract (2bedroom unit) is under my wife’s .Is there a UAE law that the dependents should automatically be with the father or it can be placed under the mother’s visa (given that the father and the mother have different working visa). Is it allowed to have my baby’s visa under my name which my salary is just 3k? If not, can it be placed under my wife which is technically allowable because she passed all the criteria? Appreciate your feedback at the earliest. Thank you.

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  132. DIBIN

    Nov 28. 2013

    hi deepak,my name is dibin,i would like to bring my family .my salary is 4500dhs per month..can i bring my wife..?

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    • Deepak M

      Dec 03. 2013

      I am not sure but you can check with immigration.

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      • DIBIN

        Dec 08. 2013

        6 month back my friend bring his wife the same salary and got resident visa . dont know how..?

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        • Deepak M

          Dec 09. 2013

          If you have necessary documents and attested tenancy agreement you can submit the documents to immigration and try your luck

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    • Mathew

      Jan 14. 2014

      Off course you can apply for visa,because now for abudhabi visa required only AED4000/- salary/M

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  133. DIBIN

    Nov 28. 2013

    Hi deepak,my salary is 4500dhs.i would like to bring my wife.can i bring with this salary..?

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  134. niyaj

    Nov 27. 2013

    hai deepak,
    my wife is conceived, i planed to bring her to abu dhabi is it necessary to do x ray ? while medical

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  135. sam

    Nov 26. 2013

    hi,
    I am working as an Accountant in a company wil salary of 7k, is it possible for me to sponsor my baby & wat are the procedure?
    Im the mother of the child & his father is not residing in UAE.

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    • Deepak M

      Dec 02. 2013

      I think you can sponsor your child if you have necessary documents

      Kindly visit the typing center which is nearer to the immigration with below documents
      Your passport copy
      Passport copy of your child
      Passport copy of your husband
      NOC from your husband
      tenancy contract
      attested birth certificate of your child
      attested marriage certificate

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  136. Shamma

    Nov 26. 2013

    hi Deepak,
    i m on husband visa in Abu Dhabi. my husband salary is 8k. my husband’s company not give me health insurance. my current health insurance cost is 3.5k for 8 months will be finish next month. now i want to take a cheapest health insurance from 1k to 1.5k for a year without any coverag,e just need insurance card. because next year i will not be live here more than 1 or 2 months. we confirmed from many insurance companies but they are telling, your age is more than 27yrs and ur husband salary is 8k, so u can’t get less than plan 3k. Pls tell the names of the cheapest insurance companies from where get cheapest plan. waiting for response
    thanks

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  137. samin

    Nov 25. 2013

    Dear Deepak,

    my company is not providing salary certificate my salary is 8500.in this case can i attach my payroll slip to process visa for my family it is acceptable or please give me good advise to do.

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  138. raja

    Nov 23. 2013

    Dear Deepak

    I brought my family to Abudhabi in my own sponsorship & while approaching my company for health insurance card they refused to give. As you know we cant get the visa stamped without having health insurance card. Please advice is there any options?

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    • Deepak M

      Nov 24. 2013

      Yes you need to get insurance for your family first then the visa will be stamped. You can opt for any insurance as per your affordable budget.

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  139. m

    Nov 22. 2013

    my Dubai visa is cancelled and Abu Dhabi visa is in process, could some body advise me procedure for family visa stamping. family is with me in Dubai and their visas are also cancelled.
    regds

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  140. sameer

    Nov 22. 2013

    hai deepak..
    i am samir working as a bus driver in a school al ain.my wife is here in my sponsership.now i wanna take my mother here.whats d proceedure..pls help me..
    thanks

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  141. Mahmood

    Nov 20. 2013

    Dear Deepak,

    I have been sponsored by my wife who is a health professional in Fujairah. Am I eligible to get labor card and work in another emirate (Abu Dhabi or Dubai) by this family visa?

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  142. Sidarth. warkar

    Nov 19. 2013

    i am having following documents. i want to apply for family visa. ie-my wife.
    1) tenancy contract of studio flat baladia stamped.
    2) marraige certificate attested also legal translation done and attested.
    3) wife passport copy.
    please explain what i have to do now.

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  143. Rohan Garg

    Nov 18. 2013

    Hi Deepak,
    Two small queries if you are aware.
    1) I am from India and i got all the attestations done, but sadly i missed out the one from UAE Embassy in India. Do i have to go back to India to get it done, or is there any alternative?
    2) I am living in Dubai, but my visa is of Abu Dhabi. Do i physically need to go to the immigration department, or can somebody represent me?

    Thanks for all your help.

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    • Deepak M

      Nov 21. 2013

      You can do it in Dubai.
      you need to go to immigration personally.

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  144. vimal Singh

    Nov 17. 2013

    Hi Mr.Deepak,

    I am vimal i sponsor my wife and one kid,my visa valid until December 21st 2013,My family is in India since last June 13th,My company is a partnership company,now they are changing all visa on another company name.So they will cancel my visa for visa transfer on Dec 21st.In few days my wife and my kid with valid visa & my second kid is coming with new residence entry permit.How can i change visa of my wife & 1st Son (with valid visas) without cancellation or exit.And the new born baby visa \
    Please help me on this
    My [email protected]

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    • Deepak M

      Nov 18. 2013

      I dont think you have to cancel your family visa. They are under your sponsorship. But i am not sure please take necessary advice from immigratoin.

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  145. saad

    Nov 12. 2013

    Mr. Deepak I had 2 questions,
    1. I got my marrige certificate attested from UAE embassy in my country and Ministry of foriegn affair of my country. Now do i have to get it attested from UAE foriegn ministry too? if yes can you guide me there is its office?
    2. About the tenancy contrat, is there any minimum contract period? and the studio apartments in villa available in city can their contract be used for visa purpose? Also are utility bills also required?
    Kindly clear my confusion Thanks

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    • Deepak M

      Nov 14. 2013

      1. There is agency called index holding in Khaleej centre Bur Dubai. If you provide your certificate with necessary documents (as required) they will get it done Or else you will have to visit Ministry of Foreign affairs located in Bur Dubai .
      2. To sponsor your wife you may need separate tenancy contract in your name plus utility bills also required.

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  146. OZAIR

    Nov 12. 2013

    I want to apply for family visa my salary is 2500 dhm and i have free accommodation from company then can i get family visa or not?
    if not then does it have any other option ?

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  147. Name (required)

    Nov 11. 2013

    Dear Sir,

    I applied for family visa and my visa is three years, but mistakely typing center put it for 2 years, is there any chance to make it three years.

    thanks

    Anees

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    • Deepak M

      Nov 12. 2013

      Sorry I have No idea. Better to check with the typing centre.

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  148. Hitesh patel

    Nov 10. 2013

    I applied for my wife wisa.
    They refuse my application
    Imigration department saied to me my wife is blacklist
    But how it’s possible bcoz she didn’t go out of India any single time
    This is my wife first passport . I ask then how it’s possible
    They told me to check in CID DEPARTMENT
    & there no one ready tu slows my problem.
    Now I can understand what I will do..
    Pls if u have any suggestion for me pls tell me..
    Thanks

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    • Deepak M

      Nov 10. 2013

      Sorry i have no idea. As advised you have to check in CID DEPARTMENT ONLY.

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  149. janice

    Nov 02. 2013

    I want to apply my husband and son for a residence visa.they are in the Philippines now.what are the steps and requirements to produce for them to have a residence visa here in abu dhabi. my son is 4yrs old.

    thanks.

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  150. Noushad

    Oct 28. 2013

    Dear Deepak,

    my visa in al ain. but i am working in Dubai took visa for my wife before 1.5 years.then i cancelled.now i need to take new visa for my wife and daughter.
    i have the following documents
    1.original birth certificate for my daughter(attested)
    2.original marriage certificate(attested)
    3.original labour contract with 7000 salary
    4.tenancy contract for studio apartment in Dubai(ejari attested)
    5.passport copy and photos for both of them
    please let me know is there any other documents needed..

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  151. Rameshkumar

    Oct 28. 2013

    Mr. Deepak
    I want to bring my wife in residential Visa
    Actually, my marriage Certificate was not attested, but in my Passport mentioned her name as Spouse & her Passport also mentioned my name as spouse. I was heard that mean the case, no need of marriage certificate attestation.

    Thanks & Regards
    Rameshkumar.R

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  152. Anwar

    Oct 20. 2013

    I want to apply for my wife , she already have pakistani passport with her father name not husband name on it, Do we need to change /update the passport first with husband to start the porcess .

    Is it mandatory to get spouse visa. ?

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    • Deepak M

      Oct 21. 2013

      if you have an attested marriage certificate you can apply spouse visa.

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  153. Naveen

    Oct 08. 2013

    Hi all,
    I am holding Abu dhabi visa.
    i want to bring my wife and mother.
    for getting visa for my mother, what are required documents and other rules.

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  154. Asfandyar Munir

    Sep 29. 2013

    Hi Deepak.
    Im getting 8k in Abu Dhabi. To sponsor my wife and daughter, do i need the tenancy agreement only or bills in my name as well?
    Appreciate your response.

    Regards,

    Reply to this comment
    • Deepak M

      Sep 30. 2013

      You need a tenancy agreement in your name to sponsor your family.

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  155. Subhz

    Sep 29. 2013

    Is an attested tenancy contract a requirement now a days in AUH? Hearing contradictory statements everywhere.

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  156. jakzon delacruz

    Sep 27. 2013

    im a security guard here in abudhabi and my salary is 2000AED per month and i want to take my wife for visit visa can you advice me what im gonna do?

    Reply to this comment
    • Deepak M

      Sep 29. 2013

      Since you salary is not matching the criteria better you get your wife on tourist visa (may be from a travel agency).

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  157. Dan

    Sep 23. 2013

    Mr. Deepak,

    Do you have an idea how much would be the minimum salary to process a servant (maid) visa..appreciate your feedback at the earliest.

    Thank you.

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  158. PR Sharma

    Sep 21. 2013

    My visa is issued from AbuDhabi and i am staying in Ajman, since my company has offices in Ajman and AbuDhabi both. My tenancy contract is of Ajman.
    Now i would like to apply for the residence visa for my wife and childern. It is mandatory to have AbuDhabi tenancy contract for family visa application…?
    If this is true.. then what is the way out…!!

    Reply to this comment
    • Deepak M

      Sep 22. 2013

      My advise is you go personally to the immigration and check it out. Since the rules are changing i will not be able to provide you the proper answer.

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  159. Fawad

    Sep 18. 2013

    Dear Deepak,

    I am holding AUH visa and residing in Ras AL Khaima as our company have contract here with ministry of health. I have tenancy contract with utility bills. I want clarify one thing that when I was employed my salary was 5000 on Labour contract and now it is 6,200. Will it make any difference if I will take the old Labour contract and new salary certificate ? They will accept it ?

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    • Deepak M

      Sep 19. 2013

      Hopefully they will accept. But I am not sure. You can try.

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      • Mahmood

        Nov 20. 2013

        Dear Deepak,

        I have been sponsored by my wife who is a health professional, working in Fujairah, Am I eligible to apply for labor card and work in another Emirate (Abu Dhabi or Dubai) with this family visa?

        Thanks in advance for your prompt reply

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  160. Shakeel Ahmad

    Sep 16. 2013

    my salary is 5000 can i bring my family here on residential visa?

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    • Deepak M

      Sep 18. 2013

      Yes considering you have tenancy contract in your name you may bring your family

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  161. Glenda

    Sep 09. 2013

    Dear Deepak,

    is the above information can also be applied for my mother?Can I apply my mother a residence visa?my salary is 6k and my husband is 3k. We have a tenancy contract under my name. Please advise.
    Thank you.

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  162. Glenda

    Sep 09. 2013

    Dear Mr. Deepak,

    Is the above information also can be applied for my mother? Can I apply my mother for residence visa? my salary is 6k and my husband is 3k..we have a tenancy contract under my name…Please advise. Thank you.

    Reply to this comment
    • Deepak M

      Sep 09. 2013

      since the Abu Dhabi govt has stopped issuing the residence visa to parents i cannot give you the proper feedback. It is always you personally go to the immigration and check it out.

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  163. pooja

    Aug 31. 2013

    Hi deepak

    I am staying in India n ma hubby is in abudhabi.His salary is 5500 aed .He got a work permit for two years.Is it possible for me to apply a dependent visa from Here itself?

    Reply to this comment
    • Deepak M

      Sep 01. 2013

      Yes he can apply for the sponsorship considering he has tenancy contract in his name. However, check on the salary requirements which change time to time.

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  164. syam

    Aug 26. 2013

    ihave a problem my company is not ready to give no objection to bring my family means my wife only, they told after two years they will give noobjection , but i want to bring my wife before, wat i wat to do to bring my wife to abudabi my alary is 8000/month.

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    • Deepak M

      Aug 29. 2013

      Yourself can sponsor your wife. kindly go to immigration with necessary document and apply

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  165. Niel

    Aug 14. 2013

    Dear Deepak,
    Many thanks for the above information. Just want to ask if can we combine my wife’s salary (AED6000) and my salary(AED3000) to meet the above requirements. or do you have any other suggestions?
    My wife is set to deliver twins on Nov. and we need to have a visa for the twins. Any feedback is highly appreciated. Thanks in advance.

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    • Deepak M

      Aug 17. 2013

      In this case if you provide NOC your wife can sponsor your child’s visa since her salary is more than yours

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      • Niel

        Aug 18. 2013

        Many thanks for the input. Do you have an idea how much it will cost if my wife will sponsor the baby? One friend told me that it is more expensive if it is with my wife compared to the other way (me sponsoring the baby).

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        • Deepak M

          Aug 19. 2013

          No i dont think it is expensive. Visa cost will be same. To make sure i would advise you to check with Immigration

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  166. Niel

    Aug 14. 2013

    Dear Mr. Deepak,

    Many thanks for the above information. Just want to ask, can we add my salary to my wife’s as I only have AED 3000 /month. My pregnant wife has AED 6,000 per month. Are we allowed to process our twins visa? my wife is set to give birth on nov..Or do you have any other suggestions? Thanks in advance.

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  167. allen

    Jul 28. 2013

    Hi Deepak,

    I am already in the process of visa stamping for my wife, but my company is not willing to shoulder the insurance for my wife. Can I get any single health insurance for the purpose of visa stamping. Wherein if I am calling insurance companies they are always telling that the company should provide insurance for the dependents of their employee. Please give some suggestion regarding this.
    Thanks

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  168. Satnam K

    Jul 11. 2013

    hey i am working with etisalat as an operator can i sponsor my husbands visa?

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    • Deepak M

      Aug 03. 2013

      I think yes considering you have all the supporting documents you can sponsor your husband

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  169. sanjay

    Jun 30. 2013

    Hi Deepak,

    I have an abu dhabi visa and have my emirates ID and labour card. I am getting married in September. What I want to know is that can I get my wife here with a tourist visa and then convert it over here to a residence visa or do I have to come alone apply and then she joins me. Please help me with this

    Many Thanks,
    Sanjay

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    • Deepak M

      Jul 08. 2013

      Hi Sanjay, you can bring her on tourist visa and then you can apply for her residence visa.

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  170. Sajid

    Jun 23. 2013

    Hello.
    First of all, I appreciate your efforts on guiding us all with so my details.

    I need some assistance as well. I need to transfer my visa from Abu Dhabi to Dubai. Because according to new rules, I can not sponsor my wife in Abu Dhabi as I reside in Dubai and work here for the company and have tenancy contract of Dubai residence only which is not allowed for sponsoring for Abu Dhabi visa now. Now I have no choice but to have my visa transferred. Can you guide me of the procedure required for Visa transfer please? That would be extremely kind of you.

    Best Regards

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    • Deepak M

      Jun 24. 2013

      Hi Sajid, Did you get the new job in Dubai?If yes all the procedures will be done by your new company in Dubai. No need to worry.

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    • Khan

      Jun 26. 2013

      What if the person has Abu Dhabi visa but working in branch office of Dubai and so has the tenancy contract of Dubai ?

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      • Deepak M

        Jun 30. 2013

        Now a days there is new rule if you are having Abu Dhabi visa you need to have a tenancy contract in Abu Dhabi itself. You may find difficulty in sponsoring the dependents. But any ways my advise is to check directly with immigration.

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  171. Jamilla

    Jun 20. 2013

    Dear Sir,
    We are currently residing at Doha, Qatar and my husband just got a better job offer in Abu Dhabi. He has already resigned and took the offer at Abu Dhabi. The question is how will he process our family visa (wife and child). What will be the requirements? I heard that UAE Bank Statement is required, if this is so, do we have to wait for 3 to 6 months for him to have a bank record and only we can enter UAE?
    Thank you.

    Reply to this comment
    • Deepak M

      Jun 24. 2013

      Hi Jamila, Once he get his visa things done he can go to the immigration with all the necessary documents along with the tenancy contract to sponsor the family.No need to have bank statements.

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  172. Sufyan

    Jun 19. 2013

    Dear Plz can any one tell me about my Mother Visa Requirment .. Like My Min Salary. ETC….

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  173. Raja

    May 30. 2013

    Dear sir
    I am getting 6000AED as a monthly salary. I would like to bring my family here but the problem is the employer refuse to give me arabic salary certificate.. What should i do now? Please advice

    Reply to this comment
    • Deepak M

      Jun 01. 2013

      Hi Raja, Please take your labour contract and get It attested and submit to the immigration along with the other necessary documents.

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    • Atif

      Jul 26. 2013

      as per my information the information about minimum salary is wrong. Sponsoring Family Members by Expatriates
      For expatriates employed in both public and private sectors to sponsor their families including wife and children, a minimum monthly salary of AED 4,000 or AED 3,000 plus family accommodation provided by the employer is required. However, teachers, mosque imams, and drivers of school, university, college and other similar educational institution buses are exempt.

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  174. Jeyashree

    May 19. 2013

    Dear Mr. Deepak,
    I am working in Abu Dhabi Govt concern and my husband is working in Ras Al Khaimah. Both are holding employment visa. We are going to have a child in a couple of months. As a mother, I want to sponsor my child and grow up my child in Abu Dhabi. Both of us have tenancy contract in Abu Dhabi as well as in RAK. I would like to know whether I can sponsor my child as a mother.

    Please do the needful.

    Thanking you for your wonderful service.

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    • Deepak M

      May 21. 2013

      Hi Jeyashree,Yes if you have all the necessary documents . Plus you need to get a NOC from your husband.

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  175. arun

    May 18. 2013

    I heard that there is a new rule that if a Abu Dhabi visa holder need to bring his family to UAE then he should have a tenancy contract in Abu Dhabi itself. My friends application was rejected last week due to this. Can you please put some light in to this issue. I am a Abu Dhabi visa holder working in Dubai branch of my company and staying in sharjha with my family. I want to apply for visa for my new born.

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    • Deepak M

      May 21. 2013

      Hi Arun, I dont think so. It is better to check with Abu Dhabi Immigration directly. In my opinion it is mostly depends on the case.

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    • I M Anonymous

      Jun 04. 2013

      Now AUH govt changed rules. You must have AUH tenancy contract meaning you can get visa for yourself from your company but for your family visa you need to show AUH tenancy contract. Even if you somehow manage to get AUH visa for your family, the schools can ask for child’s visa in which can they can reject your child’s application if visa from another emirates.

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  176. Akshay. K

    May 08. 2013

    Hi Deepak,

    As the tenancy contract has been made mandatory for family visa application, I would like to know if a tenancy contract in sharjah is valid for family visa application in abu dhabhi. I have abu dhabhi visa and am living in sharjah on account of work requirement. please advise.

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  177. Rohan Dsouza

    May 08. 2013

    Dear Deepak,

    I have query. My wife is in Dubai in Tourist Visa. Can I change her status from tourist to family visa. I would like to apply for the same. Can you please assist me in this regard and any idea about how much would be the cost for applying the visa and status change.

    I will very much thankful for your reply.

    Regards.

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  178. sandip

    May 03. 2013

    Hi deepak…

    You are doing great job really appreciate..i have one quey i get job in abu dhabi with 7000 aed p.m. but
    My problem is that i work on site. So i m leaving on site only. I cant get tenancy contract. But my brother is leaving in dubai. So on his tenancy paper can i bring wife here.because i m thinking that i daily weekend up down fron abu dhabi to dubai to meet my wife.but is it possible.pls help me

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    • Deepak M

      May 04. 2013

      Hi Sandip,No you can’t take your brother tenancy contract to bring your family. You need to have your own tenancy contract(in the name of the sponsor).

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  179. Kasturi

    Apr 22. 2013

    Is it mandatory that my spouse should have a medical insurance while applying for the dependent visa

    Reply to this comment
    • Deepak M

      Apr 23. 2013

      Hi Kasturi, yes as per the new rule it is mandatory.

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      • rashid

        May 21. 2013

        Hi deepak I dont think while applying dependent visa Insurance is compulsory .Kindly clarify

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  180. sunilkumar

    Apr 10. 2013

    Hi..

    Could you please tell me is there any difference between family visa & family status?

    For both cases tenancy contract is a must?

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  181. mohammed alauddin

    Apr 01. 2013

    dear sir my profession cook generl but i bring my wife emigationsain till this profession not alawd know what can do can you give me help

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  182. mohammed alauddin

    Apr 01. 2013

    dear sir my profession cook generl but i bring mw wife emigationsain till this profession not alawd know what can do can you give me help

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  183. samantha

    Mar 26. 2013

    Hi Deepak,
    What visa needs to be applied to enter UAE and later change it to a dependent visa?

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    • Deepak M

      Mar 28. 2013

      Hi Samantha, visit visa is better. IF you take tourist visa the dependent will need to exit to home country.

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  184. jesson

    Mar 26. 2013

    Mr. Deepak
    Greetings.
    I have a query regarding the topic you are discussing.
    Actually my Basic Salary is 3000, But my total Salary is 5500 with fixed allowance. My Proffession in the visa is Tax Accounting Clerk. Is their any problem for getting family status.

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    • Aatif

      Jul 26. 2013

      The above information about minimum salary is wrong but the accommodation contract approved by Abu Dhabi gov should be attached with your papers its a new rule but the salary requirements are for expatriates employed in both public and private sectors to sponsor their families including wife and children, a minimum monthly salary of AED 4,000 or AED 3,000 plus family accommodation provided by the employer is required. However, teachers, mosque imams, and drivers of school, university, college and other similar educational institution buses are exempt. information

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  185. mohammed alauddin

    Mar 25. 2013

    dear sir im bangladesh my jove cook general 4000salary all so lots pasalaty

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  186. ZSA

    Mar 21. 2013

    Mr Deepak,

    Just to update. You have to pay the fines if any before applying for the pink visa. I learnt this the hard way.

    Just one question. I am staying in Dubai but my family residence visa is processed from Abudahabi. Can I apply their emirates id cards in dubai or I need to apply it from Abu dhabi only?
    Please let me know.

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  187. Christopher

    Mar 10. 2013

    Mr. Deepak my visa is issued in al ain but im currently residing in dubai. I am planning to bring my son here in dubai. where should I process his visa? also about tenancy contract, will there be any conflict my tenancy contract is in dubai? thanks in advance.

    Reply to this comment
    • Deepak M

      Mar 10. 2013

      Hi Chris, You need to process the visa in Al Ain Immigration. You need to show the attested tenancy agreement I don’t think there will be any conflict.

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  188. sadiq

    Mar 02. 2013

    hi
    My salary mentioned in certificate 4700 dhs,is this sufficieant for applying family visa for wife?

    Reply to this comment
    • Deepak M

      Mar 03. 2013

      Hi Sadiq, yes you may be eligible. But you need to have a tenancy agreement in your name attested at baladiya or RERA.

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  189. S Perera

    Feb 24. 2013

    Hi Deepak ,

    One more clarification regarding Insurence .Please advice me which is the cheapest & recognize Insurence company to get my Insurence card inorder to get the stamp on my passport (resident visa).appriciate your quick reply …

    Reply to this comment
    • Deepak M

      Feb 24. 2013

      Hi Perera, You need to check with insurance company . It depends on what coverage you need for your wife. I personally have insurance from Daman.

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  190. MA

    Feb 23. 2013

    Hi,

    My Basic Salary is AED 3000, However i get AED 6500 in total as acsh every month which 3500 is fixed allowance. Can i still bring my wife? How can i have her original passport, if she is in India?

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    • Deepak M

      Feb 24. 2013

      Hi Akram, i think yes …you can try it. You don’t need the original passport of your wife to apply for visa. You can get the photocopy of the same and apply.

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  191. S Perera

    Feb 22. 2013

    Hi Deepak,

    Thanks a lot for your prompt response. Another small thing to clarify. As Insurance is a must to obtain residence visa in Abudhabi, do you know which will be the best insurance to get? (since im applying on wife’s sponsorship) Need the cheapest one but must be accepted by the visa office.

    Best Regards,
    Perera

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    • Deepak M

      Feb 26. 2013

      Hi Perera, for Insurance you need to check with insurance company. The cost is always depends on the coverage you want to have.

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      • Ancy

        Mar 05. 2013

        Dear Mr.Deepak,
        Greetings.
        I have a query regarding the topic you are discussing.
        My husband currently having an offer from Abu dhabi with salary 4500 (including all benefits) + familty insurance. His place of work will be Ajman only. But since their corporate office is at Abu dhabi we are thinking the Visa they provide may be Abu Dhabi. With this Salry, will he be able to get Family Status ? . Also Sharjah Tenancy will be ok for this ?
        Thnaks,
        Ancy

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        • Deepak M

          Mar 05. 2013

          Hi Ancy, I think yes you will get family visa. You can stay in Sharjah.

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        • Deepak M

          Mar 06. 2013

          Hi Ancy, let him try … i am not sure. yes tenancy contract doesn’t matter from which emirate. It needs to be attested.

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  192. S Perera

    Feb 18. 2013

    Hi Deepak,

    Great Job out there.. I greatly appreciate if you could help me on this matter. I am currently on my wife’s visa. I got the pink copy 2 months ago, but I still could not proceed further to get it stamped. Now im planning to do the medical test and get it stamped. I know I have to produce typed application forms/ medical certificate/ insurance / pink visa copy/ emirates ID reciept and the passport.

    All I want to know is do I have to take tenancy contract & salary certificate as well?? Can I process without them. Thanks in advance for your help.

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    • Deepak M

      Feb 19. 2013

      Hi Perera, you need to show the tenancy contract.If you have already have shown labour contract/salary certificate while applying entry permit (pink colour visa) no need. But I suggest you take. But Tenancy contract with baladiya attestation is a must in Abu Dhabi.

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  193. bharathi

    Feb 17. 2013

    Dear Deepak,

    I have rented room and having tenancy contract from Sharjha.

    But my visa from abu dhabi,Now I want to bring my family to UAE.
    Any problem will happen attaching sharjha tenancy contract applying for visa or I have to search new house in abu dhabi
    .
    Pls help me and as soon as you reply is highly appreciated.

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  194. Shan

    Feb 05. 2013

    Hello,
    Hope u r doing well.I want to bring my family here.Can i apply for visa without legal translation of marriage certificate&birth certificate of my child?

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  195. Shan

    Feb 05. 2013

    Hello,
    Hope u r doing well.I want to bring my family here.Can i apply for visa without legal translation of marriage certificate&birth certificate of my childrens?

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  196. Tahir

    Jan 30. 2013

    Hi deepak

    I am changing my job and working in abu dhabi. Can i get my family visa in abu dhabi by keeping the tenancy contract from sharjah as its cheap there.Does tenancy contract from sharjah works for getting family visa from abu dhabi?

    Reply to this comment
    • Deepak M

      Jan 31. 2013

      yes, you can. However you need attested tenancy contract and SEWA bill in your name as a proof of residence. And getting visa is not guaranteed.

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  197. Faraz

    Jan 04. 2013

    hi depak.,
    i am doing job in al ain as a supervisor..my basic salary is 3000 dhs with 500dhs alownnces. i want to bring my wife here,,kindly guide me, can i apply for my wife visa? is my salary is enough?

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  198. Sohail Afzal

    Dec 29. 2012

    Hi Depak,

    hope u r fine and doing great. I am working in a private as an engineer but my visa craft is of “mechanic”, in that case can i bring my faimly for residence visa or I have to change my visa craft?

    Hoping to see a reply from you.

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  199. salih anwar

    Dec 27. 2012

    i talk about tenancy contract,
    I think this is not a welcome news to middle class people , who cannot afford high flat cost . I would request , government have to review the rule.
    salih anwar from abu dhabi, United Arab Emirates

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  200. noor

    Dec 22. 2012

    Hi deepak, hope you are well. I am staying in abu dhabi on residence visa. I want to bring my family on visit for 3 months duration.
    Can you give me the list of documents i would be required.
    Is tenancy contract required for visit visa?. Waiting for your answer.

    Thanks,
    Noor

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    • Deepak M

      Jan 03. 2013

      Original passports for the family member-wife, children.
      Attested Marriage certificate.
      Original Labour contract
      Tenancy contract

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  201. Abdullah al mamun

    Dec 19. 2012

    Hi deepak,
    Hope you are doing great. Last july i brought my wife here on my sponsorship. But i didnt stamped her visa in her passport and sent back her home. But now i want to bring her here. I have arranged everythin but my company is delaying to give me salary certificate. May be my company will not give it this time. My original agreement copy is with me. My basic salary is 6500 dhs per month. I also rented a home on my name and i made the tenancy contract with the municipality stamp and approval. Can i get my wife’s visa without the salary certificate? Please reply me.
    Best regards
    Abdullah al mamun

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    • Deepak M

      Dec 20. 2012

      Yes if you have your labour contract you can sponsor her without the salary certificate. But the contract should be attested in immigration.

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  202. Mosharaf Chowdhury

    Dec 19. 2012

    Hi Deepak,
    I would like to live in Abu Dhabi, currently I am living in Australia as a citizen here. would you please let me know If I go in abu dhabi with a visit visa is it possible to manage a job. Anyway, I am working here in a warehouse and I have 5 years experience in warehouse. However, if you have anything more details other than my experience please don’t hesitate for letting me know.

    Thank you
    Mosharaf Chowdhury

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  203. john

    Dec 17. 2012

    Hi Deepak, I just need a little help. i am living in Dubai with my wife and my daughter on visit visa.my wife got job offer in jumeriha lake tower as asst manager finance and her salary is 7000aed .she is done her mba in finance can she sponsor my daughter. i have tanacy contract on my name. Kindly let me know the right procedure. Thanks you very much.

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    • Deepak M

      Dec 19. 2012

      yes she can sponsor her but need your NOC. for the tenancy contract you need to check with immigration

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  204. No1typing

    Dec 15. 2012

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  205. ASK

    Dec 03. 2012

    Hi
    I am going to take family visa for my wife. I have a salary of 7000 p.m and i have the certificate in arabic. But, in my Labour contract 3850 AED p.m only mentioned. It is ok to submit arabic salary letter and old labour contract xerox copy? please advise me.

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  206. Jerwin

    Dec 02. 2012

    Hi Deepak,

    Hope you are well as always. Just a query, In the event that my family came here as a tourist visa, would there be any chance to apply for a residency visa (depndent) under my sponsorship under my name during that period. If so, in case I have applied for the dependent visa for them, do they need to exit?
    Your untiring help would be very much appreciated.
    Thanks and have a nice day.

    Jerwin

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    • Deepak M

      Dec 08. 2012

      Yes you can bring them on your sponsorship. but since it is a tourist visa they may need to exit the country

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  207. Reynaldo

    Nov 22. 2012

    Hi Deepak, hope your doing great. I just need a little help. We are living in Abu Dhabi with my wife and my son. I’m their principal sponsor and I have Dubai Visa before under my company. I resigned last month and got a new job under abu dhabi Visa. I cancelled my wife and my son visa and their last day is today nov. 22 for status change.Unfortunately, my PRO was not able to finish my residence visa and he will give it to me sunday so i can apply for new visa of my wife and son. My wife went vacation last week . so i will be paying overstaying for my son only. my question is for the change status of my son i will pay 550 right? plus his overstaying. Will it go straight to resident stamping of his visa or will he be issued pink visa? For my wife i think I will apply again her re-entry permit since she’s in Philippines on vacation. Kindly let me know the right procedure. Thanks you very much. God Bless

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    • Deepak M

      Nov 24. 2012

      Yes you can pay the overstaying fine and stamp the new visa not any issue.

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  208. S Perera

    Nov 19. 2012

    Hi Deepak,

    First of all I appreciate ur great job, really helpful for people like us. I am currently on a tourist visa. and Im planning to apply for residence visa in my wife’s sponsorship as she is a teacher , with a salary of 4500..we have all the documents except tenancy which we are still trying to get, But my visit visa is expiring in two days. will it be a problem to apply after that? can i do so? I appreciate ur urgent response. Thanks in advance

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    • Deepak M

      Nov 20. 2012

      Yes I guess. But you should have your tenancy contract in your name.

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  209. elan

    Nov 19. 2012

    Dear deepak
    i planed bring my wife here,I earned monthly salary is 4500 plus i get higher education allowance 800, as per uae norms this salary is enough to bring my family here. pls send reply as soon as.

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    • bharathi

      Feb 17. 2013

      Dear Deepak,

      I have rented room and having tenancy contract from Sharjha.

      But my visa from abu dhabi,Now I want to bring my family to UAE.
      Any problem will happen attaching sharjha tenancy contract applying for visa or I have to search new house in abu dhabi
      .
      Pls help me and as soon as you reply is highly appreciated.

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      • Deepak M

        Feb 17. 2013

        Hi Bharathi, You can bring your family. no issue.However attested tenancy contract should be in the name of the sponsor.

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        • Ancy C A

          Mar 05. 2013

          Dear Mr.Deepak,
          Greetings.
          I have a query regarding the topic you are discussing.
          My husband currently having an offer from Abu dhabi with salary 4500 (including all benefits) + familty insurance. His place of work will be Ajman only. But since their corporate office is at Abu dhabi we are thinking the Visa they provide will be Abu Dhabi. With this Salry, will he be able to get Family Status. Also Sharjah Tenancy will be ok for this ?
          Thnaks,
          Ancy

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  210. saira_abubaker

    Nov 15. 2012

    i requst the government to allow issuing employment visa without making an exit. Many people will be benefited.

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  211. anoop

    Nov 13. 2012

    hello deppak,
    forst of all i would like to appreciate u for such an informative column .

    i am working in RAK, and i want to bring my wife and daughter (1year old) here i had already applied with my PRO for a contract change. can u please tell me how much time it will take for the procedure

    and also can u pls tell me what all documents iwill be necessary once i got the contract change for applying visa
    i have already done the attestation of my marriage certificate

    is it necessary that my wife’s name should be added in my passport

    pls advice me …thanks in advance

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  212. Jef

    Nov 13. 2012

    Hi, i have valid family visa in Abu dhabi (wife & 3 kids) . Right now they are in india and their 6 months re-entry will expire in few days but visa validity till April 2013. They are not able to come this time. So what my plan is to cancel their visa and apply again in Feb/March 2013.(next school year).
    * Suppose if i cancel their visa, is any issue to apply again within 3 months?
    * Emirates ID not yet applied for family, because they were not here permanently. Will be any fine while cancelling their visa?
    * Is there any option to extent re-entry period from 6 months to 10 months?
    * family must be here in UAE when apply for family visa renewal?
    * Tenancy contract is required at the time of family visa renewal?

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    • Deepak M

      Nov 13. 2012

      * I dont think there is any problem you can apply the visa
      * No there wont be a fine because they are outside the country
      * Instead of doing all the other formalities there is one option you can go to immigration and ask for the reentry permit they will issue one document. You need to submit that document to the airport immigration whey they enter to UAE
      * No need
      * Yes you should have your tenancy contract in your name. This is must

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    • Jef

      Nov 13. 2012

      Hi Deepak
      Thank you very much for your information.
      can i request re-entry permit even after the completion of 9 moths of exit?
      Any way emirates ID fine will charge to me 4*AED1000 at the time of visa renewal.

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      • Deepak M

        Nov 14. 2012

        Yes but better to check with the immigration since the rules are changing day by day.

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  213. Arun

    Nov 12. 2012

    Hi, Deepak

    My VISA Stampd in dubai. And working with Abudhabi.7 months is completed. and now i am planning to bring my wife and child to abudhabi. so shall i applied for visa for my wife and son,. is required to get any NOC letter from my employer for this…. pleas let me know . with hope

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  214. Naren

    Nov 11. 2012

    Dear! I have abudhabi visa. But i want to be stay with family in Sharjah. So please advice me the procedure which i have to follow.

    Thanks in Advance

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    • Deepak M

      Nov 12. 2012

      You can stay in Sharjah. To apply family visa you need to go to the Abu Dhabi Immigration. Before you sponsor your family make sure you have your tenancy contract of your apartment and other documents required.

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  215. laa

    Nov 09. 2012

    hello deepak, from where we can get the temporary medical insurance for a relative to apply for visit visa???

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    • Deepak M

      Nov 11. 2012

      while applying visit visa you need to have travel insurance you will get when you apply your visa. It is better to check with the travel agency as they have options.

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  216. DR MLSHAH

    Nov 07. 2012

    done good job / doing good job n giving information.thanks.

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  217. Moahamed

    Nov 03. 2012

    Hi Deepak,
    My wife is in visit visa in Abu Dhabi. I need the health insurance for her because she needs some medical test which are very expensive. in this case, can I get the temporory health insurance for her, or what is the solution for me.. please reply sooon…

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    • Deepak M

      Nov 04. 2012

      there is travel insurance you can go for that…but not any other insurance coz your wife doesnt have residence visa in dubai. Also I do not know to what extent will travel insurance cover the expenses. however, you can try.

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  218. Karrar

    Oct 24. 2012

    is their any workaround for the tenancy contract ??
    I am planning on free zone company

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  219. shan

    Oct 24. 2012

    Hi Deepak,

    I have a Freezone Visa. I want to bring my wife now. My salary is AED 5200/ – and i work as a Purchaing coordinator. But my designation in my visa is of Data Entry Operator. Can i apply for family visa? Is the designation a problem for that?? Please reply..

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    • Deepak M

      Oct 25. 2012

      designation doesnt matter but you need to have rent agreement in your name.

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  220. Parag

    Oct 19. 2012

    Dear Deepak, I want to know if I have abu Dhabi visa and tenancy contract in sharjah(i rented home in sharjah). Can I still bring my wife & daughter. Or do i need to have tenancy contact in abu dhabi, I mean I need to have home rented in abu dhabi.

    thanks in advance.

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  221. Kamran Khan

    Oct 15. 2012

    hi Deepak,
    Just want to know that, im applying for my wife visa, my salary is above 7K, i stay in dubai with my elder bro in 2 bedroom hall flat which is given by the compnay to my bro. and also want to know i have a marriage cretificate which is attessted from everywhere should i translated it into arabic also and attessestion is requrid on the translated cretificate also…please reply me fast coz im going to apply within this 2 days coz tenency contract is getting over on 28th oct 12…

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    • Deepak M

      Oct 16. 2012

      to apply spouse visa you need to have tenancy agreement in your name.
      You should have the attested marriage certificate.Then you can translate(LEGAL translation) into arabic no need for attestation to the arabic one.

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  222. Shah

    Oct 15. 2012

    Hi Deepak,

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  223. Jovi

    Oct 14. 2012

    i want my daughter visit me here in abu dhabi, what is the requirements and how much the salary needed? I’m from Philippines

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    • Deepak M

      Oct 15. 2012

      to sponsor daughter on visit visa: Visa application form – obtain at the typing center at the immigration department (DNRD). Including clear personal photo of the sponsored person approved by the sponsors or authorized signatories (signed and stamped)

      Resident’s passport with valid UAE residence visa.
      Resident’s labor contract or salary certificate as proof of minimum salary. (The monthly salary should not be less than Dhs. 4000 in case of wife sponsorship, and Dhs. 6000 in case of first relatives sponsorship)—–CHECK THIS. AS THIS KEEPS ON CHANGING.
      Proof of relationship of family member, documents will probably need to be attested.
      Proof of medical / health / accident insurance for the visitor.
      Copy of visitor’s passport (should be valid for at least 6 months after expected date of entry to the UAE).
      Refundable deposit (might be AED 1000 or AED 2000 – different information seen).
      Minimum salary requirement as follows (treat figures as approximate)

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      • Jovi

        Oct 15. 2012

        i want my daughter visit me here in abu dhabi, what is the requirements and how much the salary needed? I’m from Philippines

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      • Jovi

        Oct 15. 2012

        Thank u Mr. Deepak

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  224. robert

    Oct 09. 2012

    Hi Deepak
    You are doing a great job by providing the information’s in a step by step.
    I am an Abudhabi resident.
    Can you please tell me if I cannot provide the tenancy contract with a stamp from Baladiya (Municipality) at the time of stamping of my wife’s visa what will happen?
    (Consider I have done all previous steps other than this visa stamping.)

    Thanks In Advance

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    • Deepak M

      Oct 09. 2012

      Residency department requires the tenancy contract to be stamped at Baladiya. Most probably they will ask you to get the tenancy contract with a stamp from Abu Dhabi Municipality/Baladiya.

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      • robert

        Oct 09. 2012

        If I cannot provide tenancy contract with a stamp / I cannot succeed the visa stamping, can my wife go back to my India?

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        • Dolphy

          Oct 28. 2012

          Hi Robert,

          what hapend to your wife visa? is it stamped? Because I am facing similiar situition. Please answer me urgently. Thanks

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  225. shane

    Oct 09. 2012

    HI, Im working for semi government company in abu dhabi, what i want to know is should i have to apply for ma spuse visa on my own or i have to submit the documents to my company PRO? and how about the total cost for getting the visas?

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    • Deepak M

      Oct 09. 2012

      If you have the family status in your employment contract then you can give the documents to your PRO or else you can go yourself to the immigration and you can get the reimbursement from the company. The total approximate cost will be 2500 AED, but please do check with the authorities.

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  226. Anjali

    Oct 06. 2012

    My husband is working in Dubai as Copywriter in an advertising agency but in his Visa it is said as ‘Archives Clerk’. He has the salary as you have mentioned in your article. But the post in his visa, will it matter at the time for issuing family visa? He has not got his Emirates Id will they ask for it with other documents?

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    • Deepak M

      Oct 07. 2012

      designation doesn’t matter ..but he should have salary 4k plus accommodation. Emirates id is must.

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  227. RaviN

    Oct 02. 2012

    Hi Deepak

    U are doing a great job by displaying such a wonderful information in a step wise manner.

    hats of t u!

    Can u tell me the Original Birth and Marriage Cetificate in English does need a Legal Translation in Arabic to apply at Abudhabi for Family Visa?

    Do i need a NOC from the Company(PVT FIRM) to bring my family while I am the sponsor?

    Thanks In Advance

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    • Deepak M

      Oct 02. 2012

      Yes. The marriage certificate needs to translated in Arabic by a legal legal translator or by courts to apply family visa. If you are sponsored by your company, you separately do not require any NOC from company for family visa application. You will be sponsoring the family.

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  228. Milap Bhatt.

    Oct 01. 2012

    Hi, My self Milap Bhatt. My VISA Stampd in dubai. And working with Abudhabi. on outsource. almost 2 years is completed. and now i am gong to change my company. so shall i applied for visa for my wife and son , when i join the new comapny or shall i have to wait for some time. is there any reules. pleas let me know . with hope

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    • Deepak M

      Oct 01. 2012

      My suggestion is to wait till you get new visa from your new company.

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  229. mary

    Sep 30. 2012

    i’m an employ working in a govt hosp in abudhabi.my salary is 9000 per month plus housing allowance of 70,000 per year.i went to apply for visit visa of 3 months for my mother.but they rejected the request telling my salary is only 9000,needs 10,000 to apply for the same.why like this.whats the actual thing.before i went for maid visa.same they told.whats the actual requirement?

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  230. Pamela

    Sep 27. 2012

    Can I bring my 5 year old dependent child to abu dhabi on a single status? I do not have marriage certificate to submit.

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    • Deepak M

      Sep 27. 2012

      This will depend on your nationality. Please do let me know your nationality. Are you a single parent?

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    • Deepak M

      Nov 20. 2012

      No. to sponsor you need to have marriage certificate (attested). However, I am also told that depending on certain nationalities, this requirement could be waived. Please contact Abu Dhabi residency department.

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  231. muhammed riyas

    Sep 25. 2012

    i need family visa to bring my wife in Abui Dhabi wht can i do?pls answer me asoon as possible,,waiting reply

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  232. Michel karim

    Aug 11. 2012

    What document I need to renew my wife’s visa in Abu dhabi?

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  233. sridhar

    Jun 19. 2012

    I want apply family for my wife are i need noc from company, bcz i take in my own sponser i have only company salary certificate in original.

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  234. amer saleem

    Jun 18. 2012

    when tenancy contract need.

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    • Waseem

      Oct 22. 2014

      Dear Deepak,

      I appreciate the comprehensive information posted by you.

      I have free accommodation in Abu Dhabi and a letter from the company mentioning “Family Accomodation” in arabic.

      would that be acceptable for family visa if i attach that letter and a copy of Tenancy Agreement (in the name of COMPANY)

      Regards,

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