Sponsor UAE residence visa for parents

UAE residence visa for parents or parents in law

Read updated Rules with regard to sponsoring parents here (Updated 14-11-2013)

Most of the expatriates have their parents in the home country who would like to relocate to UAE. A UAE resident can apply for the visa for their parents to live in the UAE. Most of the parents in their old age would love to be with their children or grand children.

Eligibility to apply for UAE residence visa for parents

To be eligible to apply for UAE residence visa for parents, the sponsor or UAE resident expatriate must be holding valid UAE residence visa and have a minimum salary of AED 6,000 with accommodation or AED 7,000 without accommodation. This visa is renewable every year.

The new regulations mention that both the parents need to be sponsored, ie both your father and mother need to be sponsored and you must furnish the proof that you are the sole provider and that there is no one to take care of them in your home country. If one of your parents is diseased or is separated, then a valid and attested proof is necessary for the same. A medical insurance is a must with a minimum coverage of AED 600 per annum.

Documents required for UAE entry visa for parents:

Duly Typed application form at a registered typing centre.
• Original passport of sponsor (UAE resident).
• Passport copy of parents & 1 photo each.
• Proof of relationship is to be obtained from your embassy/consulate attesting both relationship and that you are sole provider for your parents.
• Copy of job contract for the sponsor or salary certificate from employer.

In addition, you require a 2 bed room apartment along with the electricity and water bill. The tenancy contract has to be stamped at Land Department in Dubai and respective departments.

Procedure to obtain UAE Entry Visa:

Below are the procedures to obtain UAE entry visa:

• Take the documents and go to General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs – Dubai. Submit along with a letter from your side appealing on humanitarian grounds for entry visa for your parents. Enclose copies of all above documents along with your contact numbers. The Approval Committee will either confirm or reject your application within two weeks. If approved, go to next step.
• Have a registered typist complete the form after paying the fees. This will take a maximum of 15 minutes.
• Go to the residency section of DNRD and hand in the documents.
• Entry Permit will be sent by Empost usually within 48 hours, or if you have applied for urgent visa, then you should receive it from the counter in a few minutes. This is the pink colored sheet of paper with relevant details.

Fees applicable for UAE entry visa:

Fees for UAE entry visa are standard:

  • AED 5,000 refundable deposit (keep receipt safely for renewal or reimbursement, as this is paid back only when the visa is cancelled or in case your parent dies)
  • AED 110 application fee + typing centre fee (or pay AED 100 more for urgent application)

Convert entry visa to residence visa for parents. Once your parents enter the country with the entry visa, you must convert it to a residency visa no later than 60 days from the date of entry.

Documents required for UAE residence visa for parents:

Application form & 3 photos of parent
• Original passport of parents and sponsor
• Original entry permit
• Health card or medical insurance policy for parents
• Refundable deposit receipt
• Original job contract or salary certificate of the sponsor

Fees for UAE Residence Visa for parents :

- AED 110 residency fees each year + typing centre fee
– AED 100 urgent application (optional)
– AED 10 Empost fees

Procedure for UAE Residence Visa for parents:

Do a health check-up and obtain a medical card.
• Take the documents and go to the General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs – Dubai.
• Have one of the typists there complete the form for you after paying the fees.
• Go to the residency section and hand in the documents.
• The passport/s with the residency visa stamp will be sent to you through Empost.

The same procedure is applicable for parents in law.

Follow these steps for a speedy visa process. Cut the agents or middlemen. Apply and get UAE residence visa for your parents yourself.

Source: dubai.ae


Deepak is a Credit and Risk professional, with interests in Technology, Business Quizzing, Reading, Writing, Table Tennis and Photography.

250 Responses to “Sponsor UAE residence visa for parents”

  1. Kaladevi

    Apr 20. 2014

    Hi i am kaladevi, i came visit visa, my visit visa finish on 24.04.2014. i got one jobs. they says u come and join our own visa. please tell me how do apply own visa. its possible or not?. have any sponsor help me.

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  2. Yuliya

    Apr 15. 2014

    Hi,

    I am trying to get the resident visa for my son. I am working in Dubai with salary 20,000 AED. To do the visa it is requiring NOC letter from my husband ( in Russia) to allow me sponsor my son and allow to progress the visa. Could you please send me the sample of NOC letter from my husband to apply for resident visa for my son.

    Thank you.

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    • Deepak M

      Apr 16. 2014

      It is just a formal letter lettter your husband is to provide saying that he doesnt not have any objection to his wife to sponsor a residence visa to his son. ( He needs to mention his name, passport no, address and the reason)

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  3. Larhonda

    Apr 14. 2014

    Excellent article. I’m experiencing some of these issues as well..

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  4. anne

    Mar 24. 2014

    if a child sponsorship from his father is to be cancelled, will the deposited amount (5000aed) be refunded right away? or do need to have salary bracket to claim the amount deposited? thanks

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  5. Hatim

    Mar 17. 2014

    I am on a sales visa my salary agreement shows 6000 Dhs. Can i sponsor residence visa for my wife.

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    • Deepak M

      Mar 19. 2014

      Yes you can sponsor your wife considering you have tenancy agreement in your name

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  6. Shail

    Mar 16. 2014

    Dear Deepak,

    Under the circumstance that Visa is rejected, does the Immigration office necessarily put ‘Reject’ stamp on Application or simply return the Application packet?

    My Application packet has been returned, without any comment. Am not sure what to infer from it?

    Your inputs on the above will be appreciated.

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    • Deepak M

      Mar 17. 2014

      There may be several reasons to get application rejected. you need to check with your company pro about this.

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  7. Shail

    Mar 15. 2014

    Hi Deepak,

    Do you know if it is possible to get Paremt’s (Mother) Residence Visa from Abu Dhabi? I meet all the conditions (Salary, 2BHK), but still have not been able to get Visa.My father is no more and my mother stays alone in India. I am the only son; my sister is married. I am told that even if I am the only son and have a married sister, Visa will be rejected. Can you please advise if there is a possibility to get Residence Visa for my mother in my case?

    Thanks in advance

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    • Deepak M

      Mar 17. 2014

      You just have to try your luck in the immigration

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      • Priya

        Apr 20. 2014

        Deepak,I am working for a reputed company in Duabi ,i am under husbands sponsorship..My hus has a salary of 6000.00 My father expired some 4 yrs back,I s it possible to bring my mom under residence visa,with this salary status?

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  8. Deepak.S.I

    Mar 15. 2014

    Dear Deepak, M

    Want visit Visa for long term (90days) for my mother can she get in UAE Dubai. I have 2 bed room flat and if so upon exit from UAE can she make next entry within week time for next 90 days upon issuing new VISA (long term)?

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  9. Dhanya

    Mar 04. 2014

    Sir,
    My husband works in abu dabi,has 20k + salary,we are residing in 2bed flat in sharjah.. My father expired 2yrs back ,and since then my mother travels up and down in visit visa.I being the single child of my parents,whether my mother is entitled to get a permanent visa.

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    • Deepak M

      Mar 06. 2014

      i think yes your husbsnd can try to get her on permanent residence visa.

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  10. dorothy

    Feb 26. 2014

    i need to sponsor my parents. my husband has AED 25,000 monthly salary . He does not rent 2 bed room house but is the owner of a one bed room apartment. Can he sponsor my parents ?

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    • Deepak M

      Feb 27. 2014

      It is mandatory to have 2 bhk apartment. Anyhow you can try your luck.

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  11. Asim

    Jan 21. 2014

    Hi! I am on a an investor visa in Fujairah (Not The Free Zone). I want to sponsor my wife. Any idea how much deposit to we have to make for the same?

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    • Deepak M

      Jan 23. 2014

      I dont think you need to pay any deposit to sponsor your wife visa. Kindly check with Fujairah immigration.

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  12. Jayachandran T

    Dec 18. 2013

    Sir,
    I am planning to work in Sharjah. My salary is more than 20 K. Contract period is 2 years.
    WIll it be possible for me to bring my parents to Sharjah? And for how long?

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  13. roger

    Dec 10. 2013

    The 20K limit is to curtail refugee influx from the GCC nations, which are currently having major political changes and considering current chaos in Syria, Egypt and other places.

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  14. a.s

    Dec 02. 2013

    Does this new rule for parents visa is just for the new visas only or also implemented on the renewal of visa .

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    • Deepak M

      Dec 03. 2013

      This has not been finalized or clear as of the moment for renewal of parents visa. My advise is to check in the immigration.

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  15. lizanne

    Dec 01. 2013

    hi im a south African currently arrived on a tourist visa till 18 January my sister who works here want to apply for me and my mother for a residence visa here in the united arab emirates how much should she earn to be our sponsor. We want to stay here for e couple of years. We are family mother 65 of age and me 37 single no kids im the sister. Many thanks hope to hear from you. Email me please.

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  16. Floyd

    Nov 22. 2013

    Dear deepak,

    I went to the immigration yesterday and they said that the minimum requirement for sponsoring single parent is also 20000. Kindly request you to provide me some Leeds as to how can I sponsor my mother as i fulfill the criteria if it is AED 7000.

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  17. Jo

    Nov 17. 2013

    Deepak,

    My parents are here on a visit visa. Can I apply for their residency while they are here on visit visa?

    Thanks in advance.

    Jo

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    • Deepak M

      Nov 18. 2013

      Yes you can if you have all documents as per immigration.

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    • Onald

      Nov 19. 2013

      My wife went to immigration yesterday here in abu dhabi, she tried to apply to transfer her mom’s residence to her who’s under the sponsorship of his brother currently, she has all the documents requirements and proof but the immigration said sorry you cannot transfer your mother’s visa to you for renewal it’s ok.

      The question how about if the current sponsor of your mother is leaving the country for good and you want to transfer her visa to you.

      Still they don’t want to accept it and i heard now the minimum salary requirements is AED 20,000/- for parent’s residence visa.

      Who’s having that kind of salary?

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  18. bonythomas

    Nov 14. 2013

    my partner ( Visa provision Partner) stay in india more than 7 month what is the procedure for re entry permission

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    • Deepak M

      Nov 14. 2013

      You need to go the immigration to apply for reentry permit . Also you need to take your passport and your spouse passport copy and visa copy with passport size picture.

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  19. Ehtesham

    Nov 13. 2013

    Hi,

    I got a new job in dubai and my family is on my sponsor ship.please advise the procedure.do i need to cancel my family visa

    Regards,
    Ehtesham

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  20. Sandeep

    Oct 31. 2013

    Hi,

    I have applied for residence visa for my mum twice but they rejected it without any reason. I have al the documents, 2 bhk, sal over 10k., still they dont process it. There is no one to look after her. Can you help

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  21. Neeraj

    Oct 26. 2013

    800555 is the number to call

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  22. Nic

    Oct 23. 2013

    one of my friend wanted to sponsor his mother in law. but his salary is between 4 to 5000AED only. his wife salary is 6000 without house allowed. can he apply visa for his mother in law?

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  23. Neo

    Oct 21. 2013

    hi deepak
    can you plz tell me wht is d salary requirement for applying a visa for my mother in law, my wife her sis n her husband live in dubai n my father in law passed away recently

    can u plz advice on d same

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  24. shrenik

    Oct 18. 2013

    mr. deepak
    it is necessary 2 bed room rental contract is required for my parents eventhough if i m geeting good salary. pls let me know.

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    • Deepak M

      Oct 20. 2013

      yes you should have two bed room apartment to sponsor your family-parents

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  25. ChandrashekEr

    Oct 08. 2013

    R there any agents who can process a parents resident visa

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    • Deepak M

      Oct 10. 2013

      No agents boss. You need to sponsor. Please don’t get the agents in between.

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  26. Nabila

    Sep 30. 2013

    Hello Deepak

    I live in Abu Dhabi and I would like to bring my parents here as they are old. My husband meets all required requirements and tried to sponsor my parents last month but the Abu Dhabi immigration said they have stopped issuing at the moment. Any idea when they will start issuing again?

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    • Deepak M

      Sep 30. 2013

      You need to call and check personally about this.

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      • sherin

        Oct 04. 2013

        can i have contact Nbr so that i can call regarding parent visa.

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        • Deepak M

          Oct 06. 2013

          you can call directly to immigration.

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          • Mohammad

            Nov 26. 2013

            I can help you if you want to bring your parents but donot meet requirementt you van simply rrgister in one of free zones with your mum or dad as shareholder then simply apply for hisvisa. More information contact me dubaibusiness@yahoo.com or call 0557010912.

  27. samhitha

    Sep 29. 2013

    Hello,

    I am under my husband’s Dxb visa sponsorship and looking to get my mother here for 6 months, in India she is alone as my brother is in London and she is 65yr old and been separated from my father without any official procedure(divorce).my husband’s salary is 5500dhm and we stay in Sharjha.please do guide me guide on this at the earliest,looking forward for your reply, thank you.

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    • Deepak M

      Sep 30. 2013

      To get your Mother on permanent residence visa you need to have a letter from your father otherwise you need to show the proper document of separation to the immigration.

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  28. cresy

    Sep 28. 2013

    Dear Deepak, iam working in dubai, My Salary is 5500/- & iam staying in studio flat, tenancy contract in on my name ,can i sponsor my mother , her age is 62.

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    • Deepak M

      Sep 29. 2013

      No You cannot . To sponsor your parents you need to have atleast 2 BHK apartment

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  29. Faheem

    Sep 26. 2013

    r they really issuing residence visa for parents now a day.. i applied.. i was completely falling the required criteria.. my salary is 10k.. i have 2bhk apartment in shrjah… i got the affidavit attested fro Pakistani consulate and have provided 3 months bank statement also to them.. it got rejected and when i inquired about the reason.. they are just saying no reason.. can you please help me.. what do you think would be the drawback that it got rejected.

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  30. P

    Sep 26. 2013

    Please advise if in Ras Al Khaimah the humanitarian visas are issued for old age parents. They are currently holding Dubai res. visa.

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    • Deepak M

      Sep 29. 2013

      No idea you may need to check personally in the immigration.

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  31. Sim

    Sep 25. 2013

    Hi Deepak,
    Seeking a guide with you. My self and my son holding abu dhabi visa, My wife holding Dubai visa and my son is under my sponsorship with abu dhabi visa. I m working in semi government company in abu dhabi.and stay in sharjah. As new rules applied, Do I need to present abu dhabi tenancy contract for my son visa renewal. Presently m holding sharjah tenancy contract.

    Secondly, can my wife take sponsorship of my son, her salary is above 6000 and can she submit sharjah tenancy contract which is under my name.

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    • Deepak M

      Sep 26. 2013

      If you give NOC yes your wife can sponsor your kid.If you renew your visa under Abu Dhabi you may have to show the tenancy contract in Abu Dhabi itself since you work in semi government.

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  32. usha

    Sep 23. 2013

    hi i want to sponser my new born child i m teacher and i earn 2000 per month live in sharing . is it complesary tenncy contract when u applied for visa

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    • Deepak M

      Sep 25. 2013

      considering your salary and sharing accommodation I dont think you can sponsor your child

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  33. Kumr

    Sep 22. 2013

    Hi Deepak, Can you please suggest where to get / apply for the Health Insurance. Does this insurance is necessary to be taken before Residency & Foreign affairs application approval or can be produced after approval before getting the Entry Visa.

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    • Deepak M

      Sep 22. 2013

      Yes now a days medical insurance is mandatory. There are so many insurance companies in Dubai . You can opt for any insurance which is in your budget.

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  34. krishnan v

    Sep 22. 2013

    I am the second son and my elder brother is a citizen of australia and settled there with his family. I am working in sharjah for the past 11 years and earning 12,000 and living in two bedroom apartment. My parents are alone in india and i want to bring them here. No one there to take care of them in india since my younger sister is married and settled with her in-laws house. I want to know whether can i bring them here and what is the procedure?

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  35. Sujit

    Sep 21. 2013

    Hi Deepak,

    Thank you very much for your valuable information. I tried taking a residence visa for my parents-in-law 4 months back but they did not accept my documents stating that my brother-in-law can only sponsor them since he is residing in UAE. This is written in my affidavit obtained from Indian Embassy. My bother-in-law is having a salary of AED 7500/-.Can I keep his salary certificate and Emirates ID as an additional document when applying for the next time? My in-laws are currently in UAE on visit visa. My wife is also working. Pls advise how to proceed on this.

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    • Deepak M

      Sep 22. 2013

      No he has to sponsor your in laws. You cannot keep his salary certificate and Emirates ID as supporting document.

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      • Sujit

        Sep 24. 2013

        But can he apply with a salary of AED 7500/-? Immigration says it should be AED 10,000/-.

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  36. nezel

    Sep 17. 2013

    Hi Deepak.. i would like to know if there’s any chance that i can sponsor my parents, i just gave birth to my baby last July, we have tenancy contract w/2bed rooms and SEWA but its under my husband named and my visa was on my husband, but im working in dubai and holding husband visa but my company gave me a working permit/labor card may salary was 5000 there’s any chance that i combined my salary and my husband salary so we can bring them here?

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    • Deepak M

      Sep 19. 2013

      Since you are under the sponsorship of your husband you cannot sponsor your parents. Your husband can try to get them under his sponsorship.

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  37. Radhika Venkataraman

    Sep 14. 2013

    Hello,
    My husband is in Dubai visa and he had sponsored for my parents visa when my first child was born 6 years back. they were staying with us for about 3 years after which they went back to India. Now i m pregnant with my second child and my husband is trying again for taking their visa. We applied just before Ramadan and their application was pending, neither approved nor rejected. Now we have reapplied since 15 days back, still no answer, Is there any reason for it to get rejected? I m in Sharjah visa, can i sponsor for my parents. what are the conditions?

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  38. savitha

    Sep 09. 2013

    if i change my company from dubai to abu dhabi, and if my visa is from abu dhabi, wht will happen to my father’s residence vvisa which is based on dubai?? what will be the proceedure for renewal can i renew as dubai visa or abu dhabi?

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    • Deepak M

      Sep 11. 2013

      Ofcouse Abu Dhabi. You need to cancel your Father’s visa in Dubai and Once your Abu Dhabi Visa done you can sponsor your father again on Abu Dhabi visa. Also check with immigration department whether you can place deposit(around 5K) and then activate your father’s visa without cancelling. I am suggesting this because, I have heard it is tough to get parents visa these days.(Not official)

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  39. Nerisse

    Sep 09. 2013

    my father will finish his contract here in his company and my mother and brother is here and we dont want him to go back alone. we have a tenancy contract but its under my fathers name. how can i apply visa for him?

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    • Deepak M

      Sep 09. 2013

      You can transfer the tenancy contract in your name and try to get your father under your sponsorship

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  40. Arun M

    Sep 08. 2013

    Hi deepak

    My Visa is in Abudhabi, I am working in Dubai, I am staying Sharjah.
    I have tenancy contract for two bedroom apartments in my name and Sewa Bill. My Salary per month is 10500/-. My Mother is a widow and I have my fathers dead certificate attested with me.

    Is it possible that i can sponsor my mother.

    Regards
    Arun

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    • Deepak M

      Sep 09. 2013

      Recently i heard that Abu Dhabi Govt has stopped issuing visa for parents(not confirmed from anyone officially!). But you can try. There is no harm in trying. Good Luck

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  41. Hammad Ishrat

    Aug 31. 2013

    Resident visa for parents has been STOPPED by Abu Dhabi Immigration Department. Please check for other emirates. This is very sad being an Islamic country.

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  42. umm-noura

    Aug 21. 2013

    Hello Mr.Deepak, my mother is currently working in UAE, but her employment contract is finishing next month. She doesn’t want to go back to our homeland, but wants to stay in UAE with us. My husband wants to make sponsorship visa for her. Whatever I read is only about those parents who are back home, but not in UAE yet. My question is- what will be the procedure in our case, without letting her go anywhere? And do we need a proof, that there is no one else to take care of my mom back home, if yes, where do we get it?

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    • Deepak M

      Aug 26. 2013

      yes you need to proove that there is no one in back home. You need to give affidavit which you can get it from Indian Embassy.

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  43. sandeep

    Aug 12. 2013

    i am a professional(doctor) working and residing in sharjah i am the only caretaker of my mother aged 65 she was here with us on residence visa two years back she went to india on visit but due o medical issues she could not travel back for 2-3 months meanwhile her visa got expired when i went to immigration to appply for her new visa they refused saying no more residence visa for parents since then i am just trying again and again with sharjah immigration but everytime they refuse please help me out with a solution as she is alone there i have to bring my mother here on residence visa thanks

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    • Deepak M

      Aug 12. 2013

      If your getting No answer from immigration you can only have the chances to get her on visit visa

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  44. Arslan

    Aug 10. 2013

    Is there any Ban on patents sponsorship visa at the moment??

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  45. Lea

    Jul 17. 2013

    Hello, we plan to get my mother but my husband is the one who sponsor it,she is 70yrs old,our problem is we dont have tenancy contract? what is our best thing to get my mother? thankz

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  46. Dr Fazilath

    Jul 12. 2013

    Hi,
    I would like to call my mother aged 65yrs and widow on residence visa my brother is in India but as a doctor i would prefer to keep her here ,please confirm if i can call her with my brother in india

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  47. bijukumar

    Jun 25. 2013

    hai,
    my vis aissued from sharjah but iam staying in dubai. is it mandatory that ishould apply for my family visa from sharjah?? is so can i sponser my mother as she is a widow and at present we dnt have any death certificate of my father..pla advice

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    • Deepak M

      Jun 30. 2013

      Hi biju, In my opinion yes you need to issue visa from Sharjah. Death certificate is mandatory.

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  48. Muhammad Hassan

    Jun 05. 2013

    i would like to sponser my mother she is widow and noe there to look after her. she is 68 +. my salary is 8000/- AED and having accomodation of two badroom. can i sponcer my mother?

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    • Deepak M

      Jun 11. 2013

      Hi Muhammad, Yes you can sponsor her.

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      • Liz Diaz

        Jul 30. 2013

        Hi Mr. DeepakM,
        I would like to sponsor my mother, also a widow, i have the complete requirements to present to Dubai Residency Office.
        My question is our 2-bedroom flat is under the name of my husband.
        Awaiting your soonest reply.
        Thanks.

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    • Kamlesh

      Jun 25. 2013

      I understand there are seperate rules for Sharjah for Mother/Parents visa. If anyone aware pl advise.

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      • Deepak M

        Jun 30. 2013

        Since rules are changing every other day it is always better to check directly with the immigration

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  49. Ranuka

    May 27. 2013

    can I sponsor my father in law?

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    • Deepak M

      May 29. 2013

      Hi ranuka, yes provided you have all the necessary documents n requirements from immigration you can sponsor your father in law.

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  50. Sumanth

    May 13. 2013

    I would like to process my father residence visa and he is 70+ . Is their any age limit till when the residence visa will be approved?
    Thanks in advance for your reply!!

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    • Deepak M

      May 14. 2013

      Hi Sumanth, I don’t think there is any age limit to sponsor on parents residence visa.

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  51. Sumanth

    May 13. 2013

    I would like to process my father residence visa and he is 70+ . Is their any age limit till when the residence visa will be approved?

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  52. Faisal

    May 06. 2013

    dear deepak i would like to bring my mother in law in baudhabi for 90 days on visit visa. my salary is 13000 . am i eligible to bring my mother in law on visit.

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  53. Pradeep

    May 04. 2013

    Hello Deepak, I wish to take my dad to US for two weeks along with my family. I would like him to stay with us for a week in Abu Dhabi on his way to US and likewise spend one or two weeks during his return before travelling onwards home, is it possible two get multiple entry visa for UAE? Thanks in advance.

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    • Deepak M

      May 04. 2013

      Hi Pradeep, No there is no multiple entry visa in Dubai(Only residence visa is multiple entry visa).In this case it is better to fly by Emirates as they issues transit visas.

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  54. anu watwani

    Apr 29. 2013

    Hi Deepak,

    I would like to know is there any restrictions or limit on getting 90 days visit visa for my mom. My husband is the sponsor and his salary is 15000 and my salary too is above 15K . We already got one 90 days visit visa issued and planning to get another one in September 2013 and then in January 2014 again. My mom is alone in india and my brother is in durban.Due to certain rules in SA he is currently unable to arrange a residence permit for her. Is there any restriction or limit in Abu Dhabi that only one visit visa for 90 days will be issued in one year for a person and we can apply 2-3 times in a year like in my case.regards anu

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  55. Muhammad Irfan

    Mar 20. 2013

    Hi Deepak, Query : i am working as a quality verification agent but my visa says sales agent, my salary is 4150 can i sponsor my wife and 3 yr child? Please advise?

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    • Deepak M

      Mar 22. 2013

      Hi Irfan,yes you can sponsor but you should have a tenancy contract in your name.

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      • Muhammad Irfan

        Mar 22. 2013

        Deepak,thanks for the reply. I heard that immigration is not allowing sales agent visa ppl to sponsor their family is there any truth to that?.

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        • Deepak M

          Mar 24. 2013

          Muhammad, rules are changing day by day…better to check directly with the immigratiion.

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  56. Shaz

    Mar 18. 2013

    Dear sir,

    we wan to bring ma mother here in Dubai as she is alone in India after ma father’s death. may salary is 4.5 k and brother’s is 4. we both have family here with 2 BHK. Shall get a residense visa for ma mother by showing both salary together , is der any option for dat…pls reply

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    • Deepak M

      Mar 19. 2013

      Hi Shaz, You cannot sponsor by combining both salaries.Only one person has to sponsor.

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  57. SALMAN

    Mar 14. 2013

    My salary is AED 10000/- i have 3BHK Apartment with my name,i am sposoring my parents and my brother is also leaving with me and he also want to sponsor his wife and kids,so is it possible we both sponsor with my 3BHK apartment???
    Thanks
    salman

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    • Deepak M

      Mar 17. 2013

      Hi Salman, No you cannot sponsor your brothers family. Your brother has to sponsor them and to sponsor tenancy contract has to be in his name.

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  58. Muhammad

    Mar 11. 2013

    Hi Deepak,

    I have 1BHK flat and living as bachelor in Sharjah. I want to bring my parents here on residence visa. If I look for 2bed appartment then agents/landlord dont allow me because of bachelor status, then what could be the possible way to bring my parents here?

    Regards,
    Muhammad

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    • Deepak M

      Mar 12. 2013

      Hi Muhammad, to bring your parents you need to have 2 BHK apartment in your name. Please check with proper land lord/ agent.

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  59. pavan

    Mar 11. 2013

    I want to sponser my mother.
    I had applied with below documents but rejected by DUBAI imigration. any idea why?

    my salary is AED 10000 , labour contract and bank statement provided and I have 2 bhk on my name attested and electricity bill provided . Father death certificate attested. i have afidavit from consulate that I am the only person to take care of my mother.

    why my application rejected? I am a sales executive but is that a problem here?

    please advice and help me to bring my mother here as she is alone in India nd need my support.

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    • Deepak M

      Mar 12. 2013

      Hi Pavan, You Need to check with the immigration why it has been rejected. I can not comment on Authority decision.

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  60. Bashir Ahmad

    Mar 09. 2013

    Hi deepak. We are parrents here on visit visa of 90 days. Here are 20 days to left. Can our son apply for our residence visa. What docs will he need to attach. He has two bed apartment. He is getting 6k basic pay overall 10k a month. He has been serving here since 5 years. We are both in the age of 60 pluss. Pl advise us. Thank you very for your guidance and cooperation. This is very good deed you are doing .

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  61. Brett Jordan

    Mar 04. 2013

    Hi Deepak! I read all the information that you have put up and here and also the queries of so many people. You replied to Mohammed Adil on the 4th of March that he can even sponsor his mum despite of the fact that his salary is not 10000+. I had called up the AMER toll free number a few days ago, to ask them about the criteria to be able to sponsor my mother and father in law to stay with us on a residence Visa, as we are having a baby and cannot trust anyone to take care of the child after delivery. The customer care executive answered that I CANNOT sponsor them as my salary is only 9000. I have to be earning 10000 to do so, despite of the fact that I have a two bedroom place. Can you please enlighten me more on this?

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    • Deepak M

      Mar 05. 2013

      Hi Brett, i have no idea as per my knowledge to sponsor parents or in laws 6k plus accommodation is more than enough. Rules are changing day by day…better to check directly with immigration or typing center.

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  62. Mohammed Adil

    Mar 04. 2013

    Dear Sir,

    I & my brother are planning to bring our parents on residence visa to dubai. I cannot sponser my parents because my salary is below 10k, but my brothers salary is 10k+, so is it possible if I rent 2bhk flat in my name can my brother sponser my parents. The reason why the flat is in my name is because i am sponsoring my wife. Please reply

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    • Deepak M

      Mar 04. 2013

      Hi Mohammed, No the flat should be in the name of sponsor. You can also sponsor your parents.

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  63. RRG

    Mar 03. 2013

    Is it true that Sharjah Immigration is refusing to grant visas for parents at the present?

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    • Deepak M

      Mar 03. 2013

      Hi RRG, tough question. I have not much information. Granting visas entirely depends on Immigration.

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  64. Kush

    Feb 25. 2013

    Hi
    Are they issuing resident visas (new not renewal) for parents in Dubai still? Cos they are not doing it in Abu Dhabi.

    Also can you please provide the prescribed declaration format.

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  65. carol

    Feb 25. 2013

    My mother overstayed for 3months and we pay for her fine. Since I pay for the fine, is she not block listed? can I apply visa for her? thanks…

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  66. Rick

    Feb 24. 2013

    Dear Sir /Madam;

    We are planning to take our mother here in Dubai because she is alone in our country (Phils) and she also very sad because my father already pass away last year 2010, My wife and my son also here in Dubai under my sponsorship, we have 2 BRH under my name but my salary is under 7k, can I apply for my mothers visa adding my wife’s salary certificate? In addition my sister also here in Dubai her salary is more than 7k but she dont have 2 br tenancy contract. my brother also here in Dubai , can I collect their salary certificate tobe my supporting documents so that the GDRFA will approve my request?
    Thank you very much in advance.
    Br,
    Rick

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  67. abu salah

    Feb 20. 2013

    I wish to bring my mother in residence visa to abudhabi to stay with us and i have dubai resident & Staying in villa at Baniyas with my family. Please note that my father is expired. My landlord issued to us the tenancy contract which is not mentioned what kind of BHK? MY Salary, presently availing from the company is AED 12,400/- . Kindly, advice me the procedure to bring my mother to Abu Dhabi.

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    • Deepak M

      Feb 22. 2013

      Hi Abu Salah, You need to attest your labour contract and tenancy contract. Affidavit showing that mother is alone and nobody is there to support her. Go to the immigration with all the necessary documents and apply for the visa.

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  68. SK

    Feb 10. 2013

    by two bedrooms do they mean a 2BHK or a 1BHK as i stay alone and need to call my mother as my father has passed away and a 2BHK will be very big for 2 people.

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    • Deepak M

      Feb 11. 2013

      Two BHK mean Two Bed Room Hall Kitchen….You need to have 2 BHK to sponsor your parents. Does not matter if you are alone or married.

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  69. NJ

    Jan 29. 2013

    I want to sponsor my parents to stay with me in UAE. My father is 72 yrs old and mother is 65 years old. My brother is living in USA. Can I sponsor my parents to stay with me? Kindly advise.
    Thanks and regards.

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    • Deepak M

      Jan 30. 2013

      I think yes. However, you may need to prove that you are the sole person taking care of your parents.

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  70. priya

    Jan 18. 2013

    IM STAFF NURSE WORKING IN FUJAIRAH.. my salary is 8000 dhs. I WANT MY PARENTS TO BE WITH ME.TO TAKE CARE OF MY TWO KIDS AND THEY ARE ALSO ALONE THERE IN INDIA… but the immigration says they stopped this visa at present.. can anybody guide me?

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    • Deepak M

      Jan 20. 2013

      you can bring them on visit….travel agency or yourself

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      • M.Osman

        May 04. 2013

        Dear Deepak M,

        I want to bring my parents Mother and Father aged around 60 & 70 on residency visa in Abu Dhabi.

        I’m working in ADNOC group and my salary is above 15000 Dhr and Co has provided me housing with 3 Bed room flat in abu dhabi.

        I would like to your advise on this. since I heard that Abu Dhabi immigration has stopped giving residency visa for parents.

        Please advise is this still valid.

        thanks in advance for your help.

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        • Deepak M

          May 08. 2013

          Hi Osman, I am not sure Abu dhabi immigration stopped issuing residence visa to parent. It is better to check with them personally or call their call centre.

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  71. Lara

    Dec 10. 2012

    Hi there, my husband already sponsors his mum, and now we want to sponsor my mother but the immigration are saying it is not possible – I don’t know what to do my Mum has come and we need to sponsor her we want her to live with us! She is 69 yrs old.. any thoughts pls???

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    • Deepak M

      Dec 18. 2012

      If immigration is saying something there must be some reason so please call immigration and check again. Or better visit them in person and request to meet a higher authority. They might provide you detailed info.

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  72. Lara

    Dec 10. 2012

    Hi there, my husband already sponsors his mum, and now we want to sponsor my mother but the immigration are saying it is not possible – I don’t know what to do my Mum has come and we need to sponsor her we want her to live with us! She is 69 yrs old.. any thoughts pls???

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  73. Muhammad

    Dec 10. 2012

    Hi Depak, Your information is really helpfull for us. i am working in LLC in Sharjah and also living in 2BHK in Sharjah. my Salary is 7000 DHS + other incentives which is also mention in my letter. i want to sponser my parents as they are alone in Pak. i have only one Bro who is living in riyadh with good Salary. can i sponcer my parents? you mentioned that AED 10000 is minimum requirement, is it also in Sharjah? please guide my.

    Thanks alot

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  74. Mohamed Asir

    Dec 09. 2012

    My Salary is AED. 7,600/- (Basic 6,000/- + HRA 1,600/-), I submitted my application for Residence visa for my Mother today 09/12/2012 with all the documents required by them. They checked everything and said ok, But rejected my application and said the reason that I need salary AED. 10,000/- . All Sites are indicating minimum AED. 7,000/- required but why they refused? I am waiting for your Answer

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  75. rk

    Dec 07. 2012

    i wanted to bring my in-laws to dubai on visit for 3 months, pls advise the process

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  76. rk

    Dec 07. 2012

    i wanted to bring my in-laws to dubai on visit for 3 months, pls advise the proceedure

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  77. sana

    Dec 03. 2012

    Hi deepak
    I want to call my parents for visit visa since i am in last semister of pregnancy… We applied fir visa in immigration office and paid 2500 in typing office but our papers were rejected and the typing center is rejecting to refund it…. What shall we do now… And my husband’s salary is 4000 and we dont have any tenancy contract in our name….. Please do advice we are really in bad state….
    Regards

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    • Deepak M

      Dec 08. 2012

      to sponsor the visa of parents you need to have tenancy contract in your name and also i think salary should be 6K plus accommodation

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  78. shaz

    Nov 27. 2012

    hi, my baby was born in dubai 15days ago. now i want to take residence visa for her. but i heard that if i have sales visa they wont allowe me to sponser.how true is this? is there anything else that i can do?

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  79. mohammed shafi

    Nov 26. 2012

    Monthly i earned 6,000 and my company provide me a 2 bedroom but the tenancy contract is in my “company name”.Is possibel to take resident visa for my mother.My father is dead.I have 2 brother & 1 sister.One of my brother is residing here(dubai) & others in india.But my mother want to stay with me only.Pls reply me Sir.

    Thanks

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    • Deepak M

      Nov 28. 2012

      yes you can but better to check with immigration. they need affidavit.

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    • Deepak M

      Nov 28. 2012

      yes you can but better to check with immigration. they need affidavit

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  80. Muhammad

    Nov 23. 2012

    Good Day Deepak,
    Could you please provide me your cell no. in an email as i have
    many questions to ask you regarding sponsoring my parents. It would be very convenient for me to talk to you on phone..

    Thanks & Regards,

    Mohd
    Abu Dhabi

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  81. damodhar

    Nov 23. 2012

    sir,
    i my wife is pregnent so want ot bring my mother in law & father in law for 2-3 months in dubai, my resident visa from abudhabi , is it possible,pls replay me ,my salary is 17000Dh

    Thanks

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  82. RAJU

    Nov 22. 2012

    Hi Deepak,

    My parents are here in Abu Dhabi on 3 months Visit Visa. I wanted to have Residence Visa for them. I qualify all the conditions (salary, tenancy contracts, etc). I approached Abu Dhabi Immegration. But they are not accepting any application for parent’s residence visa. Please advise. Any other option ?

    Rgds,
    RAJU

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  83. HH

    Nov 21. 2012

    Hi Deepak,
    My dad will recently retire therefore I am looking forward to sponsor my parents who have been here for more than 30+ years. I have recently transferred to the my company’s Visa. I am currently on a Dubai Freezone visa and earning more than 10,000. Will it be easy for me to sponsor my parents.
    Also I am currently the soul provider for my parents, I have an older sister but she is studying abroad.
    Please suggest what’s best? Being a married Pakistani female will it be easy for me to sponsor my parents?
    Thanks
    HH

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    • Deepak M

      Nov 22. 2012

      Yes i think you can sponsor your parents. But need to have 2 bhk apt in your name.

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  84. Saji

    Nov 12. 2012

    Sir,
    I planned to take parent visa for my mother in law.my wife has one younger sister in kerala,she can’t look after mother.father is no more & no brothers.Becuase of sister in kerala, can’t get the letter from emabassy? if collect a letter from sister which mentioning not possible to look after mother,is there any chance to get the sole provider from indian embassy

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    • Deepak M

      Nov 13. 2012

      You can sponsor her no issues.

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      • Golda

        Nov 22. 2012

        Deepak, the DEWA bill is under our landlord’s name. The enancy is under my name. Can we keep the DEWA under his name and just get a letter of consent from him saying he’s allowed us to use it?

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        • Deepak M

          Nov 24. 2012

          I do not think this is allowed. The landlord might need to give a letter that the DEWA bill is billed to him. You better seek clarification from immigration department.

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  85. laa

    Nov 09. 2012

    hello deepak, i need ur help am asking about obtaining a visit visa for 30 days for my aunt(father side) as i need her urgently to help me in post delivery ..the thing that am on my husband’s visa, can he sponsor her? what are the documents needed and the details please? thank u in advance

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    • Deepak M

      Nov 11. 2012

      If you are on husband’s sponsership you cannot sponsor anyone. However, I suggest getting her here on a tourist visa from a travel agency. May be a better option than your husband applying.

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  86. raja

    Nov 03. 2012

    Hi Deepak
    Thanks for sharing the information.
    I m working in ADNOC group, my salary is meeting therir requirements and I have house as well. But Abu Dhbai immigration department rejected resident visa for the parents even after completing all the formalities . Theys aid they can only issure visit visa.

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  87. Haf

    Oct 30. 2012

    Hi Deepak,

    I am trying to sponsor my mother in law on resident, I fulfill all the requirement aspects, My application was rejected by Dubai DNRD last week. they said sorry we issue only parent visa not parent in law visa.

    any suggestion or help on this.

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    • Deepak M

      Nov 01. 2012

      Residency law is dynamic and it could be is a new law. I do not have much to suggest you as it entirely depends on the DNRD authorities.

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  88. Alevtina

    Oct 21. 2012

    Hi!I want to sponsor my Mom,my Dad past way 11 years ago,the thing is my salary only 6200.What i can do with it?I don’t want to leave my Mother alone

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  89. Nihra

    Oct 20. 2012

    I want to bring my mother on residence visa as my father passed away two months back. Also am 5 months pregnant. I have a brother in Sharjah who is not willing to sponsor her and hence my husband will be sponsoring her for residence visa. I have two questions. 1. Since i reside in Sharjah, can my husband sponsor her with his Dubai visa. 2. I could not find the content of Affidavit letter to be provided. Can you please send me a sample letter. Also it has to be attested by Indian embassy or UAE embassy in UAE or in India? Am bit confused.Thank you for your help in advance.

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  90. Ramkumar

    Oct 19. 2012

    dear deeepak
    My dughter is 19 yr old is on my sponsorship having residence visa but at present studying in India.if she stays more than 6 months in India for study purpose can she enter the country(UAE) after 6 month but before 1 yr of departure date? if yes then what documents she require to show at airport of abudhabi.(Residence visa issued at abudhabi
    Thanks

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    • Deepak M

      Oct 21. 2012

      yes she can enter into county you need to go to immigration and get the approval. They will issue one entry permit…pls check with immigration.

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  91. Sree

    Oct 18. 2012

    should Salary certificates match the job title as stamped on visa or it can be other also. this i required for sponsering my wife & parents. appreciate your efforts.

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    • Deepak M

      Oct 19. 2012

      They will ask only your labour contract if you work in private company. If you got your immigration visa then they will ask for your salary certificate.

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  92. purush

    Oct 17. 2012

    Kindly advice the procedures, documents, fee etc. to sponsor my child, birth place is Dubai (July 2012). kindly advice.

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    • Deepak M

      Oct 18. 2012

      You must apply for a residency visa for a new-born baby within 120 days of his/her birth. Otherwise there will be a penalty.

      Documents Required:
      • Application form
      • Original passport for the baby (if the baby was added to one of his parent’s passport, take that one)
      • Original + a copy of the baby’s birth certificate (must be attested by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs )
      • 3 passport sized photos of the baby
      • Original + a copy of the attested marriage certificate
      • Passport copy of sponsor.
      • Copy of job contract for the sponsor or a salary certificate

      Procedure:
      • Go to a certified typing office and have them complete the form for you after paying the fees.
      • Go to the residency section in immigration, and hand in the documents.
      • The passport with the residency visa will be sent to you through a courier service.
      Hope this helps.

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  93. Sameer

    Oct 17. 2012

    I want to know about the procedures, documents, fee etc. to sponsor my child, birth place is Dubai (July 2012). kindly advice.

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    • Deepak M

      Oct 18. 2012

      You must apply for a residency visa for a new-born baby within 120 days of his/her birth. Otherwise there will be a penalty.

      Documents Required:
      • Application form
      • Original passport for the baby (if the baby was added to one of his parent’s passport, take that one)
      • Original + a copy of the baby’s birth certificate (must be attested by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs )
      • 3 passport sized photos of the baby
      • Original + a copy of the attested marriage certificate
      • Passport copy of sponsor.
      • Copy of job contract for the sponsor or a salary certificate

      Procedure:
      • Go to a certified typing office and have them complete the form for you after paying the fees.
      • Go to the residency section in immigration, and hand in the documents.
      • The passport with the residency visa will be sent to you through a courier service.

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  94. ahmed

    Oct 14. 2012

    is there any age limit for parents as i heard tht after 70 years they wil nt issue residence visa for parents.

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    • Deepak M

      Oct 15. 2012

      As far as i know, there is no age limit to get parents on residence visa. Please check with immigration call centre.

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  95. Ameena

    Oct 11. 2012

    Hi Deepak,
    My husband has recently applied residence visa for my parents as they dont have anyone in india to take care of them.We had all the necessary requirements but still it got declined.They are not telling us the reason..We have reapplied again and it is declined too.Kindly advise on this if possible to get them residence visa.

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  96. Binoy Kaladi

    Oct 08. 2012

    Dear Deepak,

    The latest requirements are slightly different, especially in the salary. You need to have a minimum basic salary of Dhs. 10,000/- to apply for parents residency visa. The requirements as per the DNRD brocher is given below –

    1) Passport copy of the sponsor & sponsored.
    2) 2. Affidavit letter from consulate mentioning that the sponsor will take care of the parents and providing all details about his brothers and sisters (number of brothers and sisters, current occupation of each, where they living…)
    3) Attested Labour contract or Salary certificate from the Govt authorities (like Freezone) with a minimum salary for Dhs. 10,000 or Dhs. 9,000 + accomodation).
    4) The sponsor has to apply for both (father and mother) except Divorce or Death cases (Attested divorce or death certificate should required) or letter from the consulate / ministry of foreign affairs.
    5) Parents and parents-in-law cannot be sponsored at the same time on residence visa
    6. Last 3 months bank statements.
    7. Tenancy contract attested from Land department (should be minimum 2 BHK)
    8. DEWA bill for the last month
    9. Dhs. 2000/- security deposit (after approval only) per person (But as per the customer care, it is Dhs. 5,000/-).
    10. Emirates ID Card (though not mentioned in the broucher, it is necessary now).

    Other notes –

    1) Visa fees was Dhs. 250/- per person (+ typing + some stamp fees etc…), whereas now the customer care says, it is decided by the DNRD !!
    2) There is no time frame for getting residency visa, though it is generally said that it’ll take 1-2 weeks.
    3) The decision of the residency visa is taken by a committee and that decision is final and will not be reconsidered / changed, once rejected.
    4) It is also said by the customer care that even if we meet all requirements, it is not necessary to get the visa and also they may not give reasons / justifications for the rejection.
    5) Once applied, the money is not reimbursed (sometimes even the original documents like affidavits are not returned).
    6) Also there is a rumor that currently they are not giving residence visa or there is high level of rejection / filtering.

    I’ve applied last year and got rejected due to the basis salary requirement, though I was falling short by only 500 dhs. I’m going to apply once again now, in another 1-2 days time and shall update you.

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    • Deepak M

      Oct 08. 2012

      Thank you very much Binoy. Appreciate it. Could you write this as an article and send to my email. I will publish it in your name in this site.my email: deepak[at]machado.ws

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    • dhanraj

      Oct 14. 2012

      Hi Binoy,
      Can you give me some update regarding the Affidavit letter. Typing center has given me the info that i have to provide Affidavit letter from my country that i am the sole provider of my parents and need to mention all my brother ,sis. family info.
      MY question is , how to get this Affidavit letter? Is there any source that i can check the content of document.?
      Also my parents name mentioned on passport so why there is need to prove it again? is it very difficult for me to get this affidavit letter from my country.? need you kind suggestion
      Regards,
      Dhanraj

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      • Deepak M

        Oct 14. 2012

        I am helpless and I have no idea n this area. I guess, best would be to check directly with the Indian Consulate in Dubai or Abu Dhabi call centre.

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    • Binoy Kaladi

      Oct 15. 2012

      @ Deepak – I’ll mail you the same ASAP. An update on the matter, they are rejecting the applications by saying some reasons (or without reason), even if you meet all criteria and I’m one among those unlucky guys whoz application got rejected on 10th Oct 2012.

      @ Dhanraj – Getting the affidavit (in Dubai) is very easy. You just need to go to the Indian consulate and get an application, fill it and hand it over to them. They’ll give you the affidavit on the spot, with a waiting period of 30-40 mins. You can also download the form from the consulate site (http://www.cgidubai.com/category/consular-services/attestation-services-consular-services/), which will give you an idea that what are the details you need to fill in. I’ve done my attestation twice, once last year and then around 2-3 months back. That time it was directly done @ the consulate, but I heard now that is also been outsourced to some VFS global or so. It is mentioned in the above given consulate link and I shall update you if I get more details from somebody who’ve done it after that change.

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  97. Mustafa

    Oct 04. 2012

    Hi Deepak,

    As per the law inorder to sponsor your spouse you need to have the tenancy contarct in the sponsorer name, could you please also advice is there any salary criteria as well ??

    would appreciate your help

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  98. Mihir

    Sep 28. 2012

    Guys good news . . . Those who are planning Residence visa for parents . . .deposit amount of 5000 each is been revised to 2000 each . . . I applied on 26th Sept 2012

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    • airene

      Oct 02. 2012

      Hi, thank you for your information regarding the deposit amount for residence visa for parents,
      I am planning to get my parents and I’m preparing the documents.
      Can you tell me what are the exact documents you provide in the immigration? and any other things we need to consider?

      Thanks.

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      • Deepak M

        Oct 03. 2012

        Documents required for UAE entry visa for parents:

        • Duly Typed application form at a registered typing centre.
        • Original passport of sponsor (UAE resident).
        • Passport copy of parents & 1 photo each.
        • Proof of relationship is to be obtained from your embassy/consulate attesting both relationship and that you are sole provider for your parents.
        • Copy of job contract for the sponsor or salary certificate from employer.

        In addition, you require a 2 bed room apartment along with the electricity and water bill. The tenancy contract has to be stamped at Land Department in Dubai and respective departments.

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    • Binoy Kaladi

      Oct 08. 2012

      Dear Mhir,

      Please let me know what happened to your application.

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    • Binoy Kaladi

      Oct 15. 2012

      Dear Mihir,

      Di you get visa or not yet ? My application they’ve rejected on 10-Oct-2012. Moreover I think again they’ve increased the fees + deposit (the new requirements sheet from them shows Dhs.5000/-).

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  99. DUNDUMANI

    Sep 25. 2012

    i want to sponser my mother in law and my salary is within the above limits but i am staying in 1bhk with son and wife , will i be able to sponser my mother in law.
    dundumani

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  100. Sunita

    Sep 15. 2012

    Hi Deepak, your blog is very helpful. I am the only child and my parents are both above 65. My salary is 7416 Dhs per month and my position is Chief Accountant / Administration. Recently our PRO told me I need at least 10000 Dhs salary after checking at typing centers. I have a tenancy contract for a 2BHK and my two children are already sponsored by me. if I prove that I am the sole provider for my parents and do the deposits / med insurance stuff, what are my chances of sponsoring my parents, especially since I have already sponsored my kids, have only a 2BHK, and heard things are tough for a woman where sponsorship is concerned.

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    • Deepak M

      Sep 17. 2012

      Hi Sunita, these rules are dynamic. You need to check directly with higher officials at immigration on matters of visa.

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  101. Sapan

    Sep 14. 2012

    Hi Deepak,

    i am trying to sponsor my widow mother since last 6 months on a residence visa in abu dhabi… i qualify on all aspects of visa requirements i.e salary, 2bhk flat etc. immigration officers are not ready to take application even. i am seriously worried as i cannot leave my mother alone back home in india.

    your guidance to get this done would be of great help.

    Regards,
    Sapan

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    • Deepak M

      Sep 17. 2012

      I am afraid I am not able to provide any reply as this matter is beyond any suggestion from my side. Only the respective authority can help.

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  102. Moiz Merchant

    Sep 14. 2012

    Dear Deepak thanks a lot for providing detailed information on the procedure of sponcering parrents resident VISA in UAE. This information will be a very helpful to me. I wanted to have one clarification from you which is on the salary, as you have mentioned it should be 7000 p/m without company accomodation however i have heard but not sure how much true it is that the monthly salary should be 10000. Please advice on this.

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    • Deepak M

      Sep 14. 2012

      Rules are changing day by day for sponsoring family visa. Please check in immigration directly as I do not want to create confusion for you.

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  103. babudas

    Sep 12. 2012

    hi,
    my son in law is working in Abu dhabi.He wanted to bring his father in law and mother in law.Previousley we were here with Dubai resident visa.
    Now he changed Abudhabi visa.He went to Au dhabi immigration for resident visa.They said no resident visa take visit.so he took visit.now we r here on visit.It is going to finish.we have to stay here.
    how pls give me some information.
    thanks with rgds
    Babu das

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  104. Muzammil

    Sep 11. 2012

    Hi Deepak, I am working in dubai as a Software Engineer having salary above 7000 alhamdulillah. My father expired 17 years back, my mother could manage staying in india to date. But now she needs my care, now she can’t stay in india alone. I want to call her in residence visa, my wife & child stays with me in sharjah in 1BHK. For my mother i will take 2BHK insha allah. My one brother is in Abu dhabi & other one in delhi, both are bachelors. So plz tell me what should i do.

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  105. Dharmesh Vyas

    Sep 10. 2012

    Hi Deepak,

    Nice information, actually i am struggling to get my parents visa.
    I have 11000 salary and applied for parents visa last week.

    after 3 days received a call from committee and they said we are rejecting your application bcoz you have 2 kids and 2 bhk flat, you need 3 bhk flat as per family size.

    Now, i thought to go for 3 bhk flat and reapply, so i called on same number, and now he said, your parent’s age is below 60, which means they are not your dependent, they can take care themselves, so even if u get 3 bhk, we won’t approve your visa :(

    any tips may help me, do they have only 1 committee and same person in charge? or if i will try with other office, there will be other committee and they may approve my visa??

    thanks,

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  106. Baber

    Sep 08. 2012

    Hi,I have Sharjah visa with 5500 salary n I want to sponsor my mother she is widow n alone in our native country.i have two bedroom apartment so can I sponsor my mom n what are the legal formalities.i heard that in Sharjah parents visas r close for some reason so plz kindly advise me what should I do.thnx

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  107. Ali S

    Sep 08. 2012

    Hi deepak , my dad passed away recently and i want to sponsor my mum , im the only child so she is dependent on me , my salary is AED 7500.00 . . i am living in a studio apartment with a monthly rent basis which means the contract is in the name of the landlord not in mine since im paying him monthly , will I be able to sponsor her on humanitarian grounds ?

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    • Mohamed Asif

      Sep 12. 2012

      My dad passed away recently and i want to sponsor my mum , im the only child so she is dependent on me , my salary is AED 7600.00 . . i am living in a Villa Apartment having seperate small room with a monthly rent basis which means the contract is in the name of the landlord not in mine since im paying him monthly , will I be able to sponsor her on humanitarian grounds ?

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  108. Marwa

    Sep 06. 2012

    Hello, my mom is living in Dubai with me & I was wondering is there any way I can get medical insurance for her, she is about 64 years.

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  109. Dhanya

    Sep 02. 2012

    Hi Deepak,
    My husband wish to sponsor resident Visa for my mother. My father is no more. My husband qualify for the criteria of salary but we are staying in studio flat in Abu dhabi .
    Queries:
    1. She is with my brother and wish to have here in Abu Dhabi for my delivery for taking care of me. Is this a valid reason for applying for her Visa.
    2. Where and how do I apply for the Visa
    3. Her name appear in my passport but not in my husband passport , What I should I do .
    4. What all procedure I have to do to apply her visa

    Please advice me.

    Thanks
    Dhanya

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  110. Ahmed

    Sep 01. 2012

    Hi Deepak,

    I going to obtain residence visa for my new born baby in India from Abu Dhabi.

    Could you please let me know if the child can enter from Dubai / Sharjah port considering that he will be entering in UAE for the first time.

    In other words, can some one with Abu Dhabi residence visa enter from other ports in UAE while landing for the first time.

    Thanks and Regards,

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    • Deepak M

      Sep 01. 2012

      Yes. They can enter through any international airports in the UAE.

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  111. vipul vikash

    Aug 28. 2012

    Hi Deepak,

    Firstly ,thank you,your blog is very helpful.I recently got a job and a decent salary to support my family.so I applied for my wife’s visa(spouse sponser) and I got the pink visa.we are awaiting her medical certificate and her emirates id application is done.I wanted to know what further papers WILL they ask for stamping the passport.Do I again have to submit my tenancy contract and so on.I’am asking this coz my landlord gave me a support paper called tauteek(excuse me the spelling error) but that paper has expiry date of 2nd sept ,so by the time I wait for daman card to be issued by my company ,it will surpass the expiry date and will that be an issue during STAMPING.So its really important to know if i again have to submit my tenancy contract.

    thank you,
    Vipul

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    • Deepak M

      Aug 28. 2012

      dont think so…..they will ask again for all the documents. However, you may try to seek information from higher authorities.

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  112. Sethi

    Aug 27. 2012

    Hi Deepak,

    I wish to sponsor my resident Visa for my parents. They are retired. I qualify all the criteria of salary and 2 bed room appartment.

    Queries:
    1. I am a single parent and wish to have them in Dubai for their support in taking care of my son. Is this a valid reason for applying for their Visa.
    2. Where and how do I apply for the Visa
    3. Their names appear in my passport, do I still need to get an affidavit from the Indian Counsulate in Dubai that they are my parents.
    4. Once they get a resident Visa, can we travel to Oman for tourist purposes, or is there a minimum time that needs to be spent in Dubai before traveling to any of the other GCC nations.

    Appreciate your advice.

    Regards
    Sethi

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    • Deepak M

      Aug 28. 2012

      Hi Sethi, Please find my replies appended to your query below:
      1. I am a single parent and wish to have them in Dubai for their support in taking care of my son. Is this a valid reason for applying for their Visa.- Yes
      2. Where and how do I apply for the Visa-typing centre and immigration
      3. Their names appear in my passport, do I still need to get an affidavit from the Indian Counsulate in Dubai that they are my parents.-Yes
      4. Once they get a resident Visa, can we travel to Oman for tourist purposes, or is there a minimum time that needs to be spent in Dubai before traveling to any of the other GCC nations.-No need…can travel

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      • alejandro

        Jan 08. 2013

        Hi. I am a single parent, unmarried man. I would like to take my daughter with me here in Dubai.What are the necessary requirements I need to prepare

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        • Deepak M

          Jan 10. 2013

          to sponsor you need to have attested marriage certificate. However, in certain cases, immigration may consider visa. Please check with DNRD or respective departments

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  113. Angela

    Aug 25. 2012

    Hi Deepak, firstly congratulations on the great advice that you have been sharing, it’s indeed heartening to know that atleast someone can provide appropriate guidance. I am wanting to sponsor my parents to Dubai , I have an approximate salary of 14 k , however the tenancy contract( 2 bhk ) is on my husbands name… Is this acceptable ? Appreciate your advise and thanks in advance..

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    • Deepak M

      Aug 26. 2012

      From my discussion with few people, Immigration may consider your request. But the requirement as per law is to have tenancy contract in the name of the sponsor for the 2BHK. Do visit a higher authority at Immigration before processing your application. Principally as I informed, tenancy contract need to be in the name of the sponsor.

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  114. Amit

    Aug 25. 2012

    Hi Deepak, I have just received a job offer from a multinational company located in Sharjah. Currently I have 6 years of experience after graduation. The offer includes a monthly salary of 5000 AED (Basic 2800, Housing allowance 2000, and meal allowance 200)plus 22 days of paid vacation along with health and life insurance and annual return air ticket. Can I get vegetarian food easily in Sharjah? If yes how much it costs? 2000 AED is sufficient for housing allowance?
    My current pay in India is 25000 INR and monthly saving 18000 INR.

    For those who lived in Sharjah, what would you think of this order considering the cost of living and the level of experience I have? I really would like to go but cannot decide if this is sufficient for a decent living.
    Please reply with genuine answer. Thanks a lot in advance!

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    • Deepak M

      Aug 25. 2012

      Thank you Amit for contacting me.
      AED 5000 is considered a decent salary for bachelor.

      You should consider below points:
      1. Accommodation in Sharjah is not as expensive as in Dubai. But getting a 1Bedroom can be a challenge for bachelors. The rents per annum can range from 20K above for a decent one.
      2. IF you share accommodation you can live a comfortable life for AED 2000.
      3.Transport-Is the company providing transport? IF not additional charges will be applicable.

      Company is supposed to bear visa costs of employees. Emirates id is an additional one time cost of AED300.
      But let me warn you that there are temptations to spend here on electronics and other luxuries. If you can control your urges, you can save 3000 per month easily.

      If you feel that this is a good company, you may go ahead. Congratulations!

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  115. Khing ilumin

    Aug 24. 2012

    Hi Mr.Deepak i have a resident visa issued in dubai.can i apply a fathers visa for my daughter in sharjah municipality?because im staying in sharjah near the immigration office so it will be easier for me.

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    • Deepak M

      Aug 25. 2012

      No you can not sponsor visa for your daughter in Sharjah when you have Dubai visa. You will need to apply it through Dubai-DNRD(Dubai Naturalisation and Residency Department). Visa sponsorship is possible within the respective emirates.

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  116. RAM

    Aug 21. 2012

    In Sharjah, i heard that there are occupation restriction to sponsor a child. What is the category as i want to sponsor my new born child? my salary is 4700 as Computer Operator Visa and working in Sharjah.

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  117. sia

    Aug 19. 2012

    hi dear actualy i want to apply visa for my mother *she is Widow* and alone ..
    and i have sharjah visa my salary is like 4.1 and i have 1bedroom flat can i apply for my mother visa and if yes then which document actuly i need and its confirm that in sharjah deposit is also 5K because some1 told me its 20k
    and 1 more think people they need bank statement an only they check salary certificate
    and is there any restrition for designation also :/

    plz rely as soon as possible :)

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    • Deepak M

      Aug 22. 2012

      Yes there are certain formalities in each emirates to sponsor family. For sure you need 2 bhk apt

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      • sia

        Aug 26. 2012

        thanks dear actualy mean thing is that my manager told me if u r respt and underwriter they will not give wise there is some categories so please cane u help me out for this they are giving visa only managing post or is there any list….

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        • Deepak M

          Aug 26. 2012

          I did not understand your query. Please do not use abbreviations. Repost your complete query.

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          • Name (required)

            Sep 03. 2012

            actually i want to ask that is there any Restrictions about Designation to apply mother or parests visa ? someone said that only manager level person they can apply for paresnts visa if your are receptionist or clerk you can’t apply for paresnts visa is it true ?

    • Deepak M

      Oct 15. 2012

      es there are certain formalities in each emirates to sponsor family. For sure you need 2 bhk aptز i dont think you can apply visa for your mother…they need 2 bhk flat and salary 10K.

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  118. Rizwan

    Aug 14. 2012

    I think in Abu Dhabi they are simply refusing the parents visa. I have personally visted the authority office and they clearly say, “Now not possible”. Means previously it was allowed but now not possible…. I wish some one correct me..

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  119. Johny

    Jul 20. 2012

    Hi,

    I am holding Sharjah residence visa and wish to bring my mother (she is widow) on residence visa. What are formalities and documents required to obtain the same. Meanwhile, I heard that Naturalization dept has stopped to issuing residence visa for parents. Let me know what is the current status.
    Thank u.

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    • Deepak M

      Jul 22. 2012

      5,536.69 Approximately. It should be paid before you sign the cancellation papers as it is written on it. if you have got any loan it will be directly credited to your bank account. do confirm this with your HR or a competent lawyer. Details here are just a guidance.

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  120. Hugh & Ada

    Jul 17. 2012

    Dear Sir,

    We have been sponsored by our daughter and granted a residency visa since December 2012. It was quite difficult for us to get them and I must say they were given almost on compassionate ground. We are holding British passport and could stay here unconditional for 30 days Because our daughter is our only child, we depend on her financially and psychologically, therefore, we would like to live with her as long as she works in Abu Dhabi. We would like to ask your expertise advice that if it is possible for us to renew our residency visa this December and the chance and procedures for such renewal.

    Many thanks
    Hugh & Ada

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    • Deepak M

      Jul 17. 2012

      Hi Hugh and Ada, the question you have posed is a tough one. I Certainly can not advice you on whether you could renew your visas. Everything actually depends on the department officers. If your visa is rejected for some reason, make a strong case and approach the department manager or higher authority. Your daughter must prove that only she can take care of you and you do not have any other children. She must have a minimum 2 bedroom house with a decent salary. In most of the cases, your visa should be approved as your daughter is the only support you have. Renewal procedures are same as a fresh application. I wish you all the best and pray that you get your visa renewed.

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  121. Sunshine

    Jul 17. 2012

    Hi deepak, Am a housewife under my husband’s sponcer ship. My mother is a widow can I sponcer her? Or does my husband need to do it? He earns well above the 6000 aed.

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  122. Nibin

    Jul 16. 2012

    Hai , i am working in abudhabi AED9000 salary . we submvit here residence visa for mother . we have all documents , she is widow.
    we tried more 6 times immigaration , they saying stop parents visa . we took 2 times 90 days visit and show the immigation people all doucuments . He didn’t check my files. what’s new documents they need , where i go get a visa

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    • Deepak M

      Jul 16. 2012

      If the authorities have rejected your repeated request, there is not much I could advise. Excuse me on this.

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  123. rahul

    Jul 14. 2012

    Hi, if parents are old is beyond 65 yes age , is it still possible to sponsor them..any other problems in this case.
    Is health insurance mandatory and available for citizens older than 65 yes age

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    • Deepak M

      Jul 15. 2012

      You can sponsor them. Yes health insurance is mandatory to all.

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  124. shaikh

    Jul 08. 2012

    HI, My parents dont get along well with eachother and my mom is quite lonely at home. I have siblings but they are not well to do and live in smaller apaprtments. and finally, she wishes to stay with us in Dubai rather than anywhere else.

    I wish to only sponsor my mother, is it possible? Is it feasible even to try getting a residence VISA or should I stick to longterm (3 months) commercial visa’s.

    is it possible to get things done by hiring an agent?

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    • Deepak M

      Jul 09. 2012

      It will be a very difficult task to sponsor only one of your parents. You need to sponsor both your parents if they are alive. This is not allowed under parent sponsorship. Also I am not sure whether long term visa is available for parents. You may get only 1 year visa. On the other hand if your parents are divorced or separated, you need documentary proof for this.

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  125. Mohamed Yacoob

    Jun 25. 2012

    Thank you very much for your kind information – Could please explain about the status in Abu Dhabi, whether above said information is applicable in AUH also – Kindly confirm

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    • Deepak M

      Jul 01. 2012

      The process is similar in all emirates but there might be additional documents such as attested tenancy contract and utility bills that you might need to produce.

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  126. mwaqarahmad

    Apr 15. 2012

    thanks a lot, buddy.

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