Documents required to apply for family visa in Abu Dhabi

Document required to apply for family visa in Abu Dhabi:

UPDATE: From 02-05-2014, the minimum salary required to sponsor a family is AED 10,000

  • Original passports for the family member-wife, children.
  • Take original and a 2 copies 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 and a copy of Arabic birth certificate for your children. Legal translation and attestation if the certificate was not issued in UAE is required.
  • 2-3 copies of the dependent’s passports.
  • One(1) photograph each for the dependents.
  • Your original passport and copies for each of the dependent’s file.
  • Your original labour contract and salary certificate in Arabic from your Employer.
  • Tenancy contract has been made mandatory. Take your Tenancy contract with a stamp from Abu Dhabi 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.

Hope these documents suffice when applying for the family visa in Abu Dhabi. Other Emirates also follow similar procedure. But please check with the respective department call centre. I provided these documents when I applied for my family visa.

I have previously written about the procedure to apply for family visa in Abu Dhabi. Read.Opens in a new tab.


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245 thoughts on “Documents required to apply for family visa in Abu Dhabi

    1. Sir I have a below 1500 salary certificate and Iam working in govt souq. It cannot change the salary certificate there or can’t add a 4000 salary in my certificate. Is there any other way to bring my family in residence visa??? Please help me

  1. Hi Deepak,

    I am sure you must have come across this question a lot of times.

    I want to apply for a residency visa for my wife and son. I have Abu Dhabi visa and would like to rent a flat in Sharjah. Can i still use the tenancy contract from Sharjah for applying for my wife’s and son’s visa from Abu Dhabi. Will it be accepted by the concerned authorities in Abu Dhabi.

    Please advise.

    Thanks and Regards

  2. Hai

    I have new visa in abudhabi. I heared that for obtaining family visa in Abu Dhabi they need 3 months bank statement, i am only two weeks here. So how can i apply for family visa.

  3. Hi Deepak,

    Recently i have changed my job from a Dubai based company to Abu Dhabi based private company. I have Sharjah municipality house contract. Now i am about to apply for entry permits for my family in Abu Dhabi. My question is can i still use my Sharjah municipality contract or not.


  4. Good day sir I would just like to ask if how can I apply a visa for my new born if I’m renting a villa without a tawteeq just a tenancy contract and the electricity bill is free which means I don’t have it also. what can you suggest? thank you very much

  5. Dear Mr. Deepak,

    Me and my husband want to bring our kids here in Dubai, I am only receiving 4000 aed every month, and he has 3000 aed monthly salary plus overtime. My husband have company accommodation and free food but we cannot stay with him because its for employees only. Me i dont have company accomodation. What are the requirements to bring my 2 kids here in Dubai?


  6. Dear Mr. Deepak,

    I am an Admin Assitant in Dubai, my salary is 3500 aed plus transportation allowance of 500 aed. My husband is also here having 3000 aed salary, he has company accomodation and foods are free, but we cannot live with him beacuse its only for employees. We want to bring our 2 children here in Dubai. Is it possible? What are the requirements needed?



  7. Hi Deepak,

    My employment visa is from Abudhabi, but currently I am working in Dubai and living in Sharjah, hence my Tenancy Contract is of Sharjah.
    I provided all the necessary documents to my company and my company applies for my family visas under my sponsorship 3 days back.
    Now they told me that your employment visa from Abudhabi but your tenancy from Sharjah, because of that it’s taking time.
    I want to know in my above case how many days it will take to get family visa

    1. Dear Husain,

      It depends upon the embassy. Dubai embassy is normally quick in processing visas. However, since it is already 24th, you must have already received entry permits 🙂

      Good Luck,

      1. Dear Sudhir,

        No, not yet received entry permits for my family. My Company is trying to obtain it from Abudhabi Immigration – City Branch since 17th April but still not successful. They are telling me that I have to go to AbuDhbai Immigration – Al-Rahba Branch which is near to Dubai Border. Like my case will get entry permits from this branch only.
        Lets see, they are going to try one last time today from city branch, if unsuccessful then I have to go to Al Rahba Branch.


  8. I am working in Abudhabi and I am newly moved to Dubai. I have to take family visa for my wife. I have ejari and all other documents except Dewa electricity bill as I activated Dewa 1 week before. I got the account number and all, but I dont have a electricity bill as such as I will get it only after 30 days. So in this case can I Apply for my wife visa??

    1. Hi Prateep,

      Yes, you can go ahead and apply for your spouse visa without having electricity bill since you already have Ejari with you.

      Visa department only ask for signed Tenancy Contract, Ejari for the proof.

      Good luck,

      1. Hi there,

        On the same topic – what id I have a signed tenancy contract, but not registered at Ejari yet, but I do have all the DEWA bills, etc., will they accept it in Abu Dhabi?

        Note that I live in Dubai but my visa is Abu Dhabi.


  9. dear deepak
    i am living in Dubai but my employment visa is abu dhabi. can i apply my family visa on Dubai Ejari and Dewa bill. also i want to know that legal translation for Birth certificate and marriage certificate is required or just attestations enough. ??

    1. Dear Muhammad,

      1. It doesn’t matter in which emirate you are living. It is all about whether you have a valid tenancy contract and ejari. Since you are living in Dubai please process visas in Dubai embassy which will be quick in process.
      2. Attesting marriage and birth certificates are mainly necessary. Transactions are not required.

      Good Luck,

  10. Dear Mr.Deepak,


    In my case im holdig residence visa from my previous company. Now its been cancelled. Now my husband is sponsoring me. My questtion do i need to show my passport originalfor typing purpose. Because my old company asking for visa before givng my passsport. I confused. Can i change my visa inside the country?

    Thanks and regards,

    1. Dear Maricel,

      Since your previous visa already cancelled, your husband can sponsor you. I don’t see any issues here.
      But, I don’t understand why your old company holding your passport still with them since your visa sponsored them has already cancelled. It is illegal as far as I know.

      Good Luck,

  11. dear Mr deepak..
    if wife and husband work in abudhabi can apply for residence visa…but salary amount me and her 4000AED….what can i do..

    1. I am not very clear about your question. Sorry.

      1. If both of you working then your company should sponsor visa.
      2. If only you working and you are planning to sponsor visa for your wife then you must show salary 3000+accommodation. Source:

      Good Luck,

  12. hi, i would like to apply for family visa for my husband and son. I am here at the post of follow up clerk and my overall salary is 5000 dirham. what is the procedure to call them here

    1. Dear Vidya,

      Please follow instructions from the below link.

      Good Luck,

  13. Dear Deepak,

    Could you please tell what are the procedures required for applying family visa.As I was planning to bring my wife in Abudhabi so how much salary is Required for Applying it.

    1. Hi,
      I am working in abudhabi as an administrator,
      my salary is 2500, Room and travelling amount company giving is1500. Can i apply far family visa

  14. Dear Deepak,

    Am currently working in JAFZA Free Zone, I’ll be joining new company in Abu Dhabi. Please advice is it necessary to shift to Abu Dhabi to get the residence visa for my family? I’ll be sponsoring my wife, my son and maid visa once my Abu Dhabi visa is issued by my new company?

    Will it be fine if we give my EIJARI(Dubai) contract for Abu Dhabi residence visa?

    1. Jatin,
      The procedure is normal.
      Ejari is fine. Take the latest Dewa bill with you also.
      Attested marriage certificate and attested birth certificate.

      1. hi deepak,

        I have Ajman employment visa, Now I want to bring my family here, But I have taken flat in Sharjah and got the sharjah municipality attestation also in my tenency contract. Now I am going to apply Ajman visa for my family. So is it required ajman municipality attestaion on my tenancy or not required? and is it required my leagal translated diploma certificate for the same????

  15. I need to know whether legal translation of birth certificate of child should be attested by the UAE embassy, or only original birth certificate should be attested ?

    1. Deepak,
      In both the cases If the original is from out side UAE or issued in UAE, that needs to be attested first and then you need to legal translate the birth certificate.

      1. Thanks for the response. Here are my issues for which I need clear answers:

        a. My marriage certificate is from India and is in English. I have got it attested from respective authorities. As per my understanding, I can get a legal translation of the same in Dubai and submit it to immigration. There is no need to get the translated copy attested by all the authorities like Ministry of External affairs in India, UAE Embassy, Foreign affairs in UAE, etc. Correct ?

        b. Birth certificate of my child was issued in India and is in Hindi. I have got the original one (in Hindi) attested by all the authorities. Now there is no legal translation from Hindi to Arabic available throughout UAE. Only option is certified translation on translators letter head. Lot of people say certified translations work whereas a few say I need to get the translation from Hindi to English, and English to Arabic and get the English translation attested from India and UAE embassy/foreign affairs all over again. Does anyone know the truth ?

        1. Deepak,
          a. Yes, get that translated copy attested. That is enough. No need to separately attested the translated copy.
          b. I am not too sure about this. I think certified translation will be enough.

    1. Sidarth,
      You should visit immigration and in the typing centre get a change request.

  16. My husband profession is archives clerk and 4000 salary, is it possible for him to sponsor for my son’s visa?

  17. Hi,

    I am planning to sponsor my wife. My designation in my visa is “Foreign food cook” but am actually working as “Chef De Partie”. Is it possible to sponsor my wife under the same designation as mentioned in my Visa or should i need to change my designation?

    1. Lawrence,
      I don’t think there will be any problems if you have all the documents.

  18. Hi Deepak,

    Is it possible to bring my parents as dependants here? what is the criteria?

    1. Aditya,
      Please read:

  19. I am staying in company accommodation without tenancy contract, how can I sponsor my child?

    Can I get sponsored my child by providing Accommodation contract provide by the company.

    1. Joseph,
      You should get an official letter from company stating that you are staying in the company provided family accommodation.
      Also you should attach the tenancy contract provided by the landlord with Ejari and utility bills.

  20. hai deepak,

    i am holding abu dhabi visa, now i got offer in dubai. so i need to hold my family ( wife only) visa. can you tel me the procedure. how much salary required for family visa holding in abu dhabi

    1. Anash,
      I don’t think that is possible anymore. But you could check with immigration.
      Basically, you will need to place a deposit per family member (5000 dirhams) and cancel your visa.
      Once you visa is stamped, you need to change the status of your family visa.

      1. Today i checked with Dubai immigration when i went to renew my daughters visa. I am cancelling my dubai visa and getting a new visa from Abu Dhabi. As per them the holding the visa by depositing aed:5000 has been scrapped. Now we need to cancell the dependents visa first before we cancel our visa. Then re apply once we get our visa stamped.

  21. Good day Sir Deepak,
    My husband is planning to get a husband visa for me. I just want to ask what are the medical test needed? Is Hepa B still included in the blood test or it falls only on the 6 categories? I have Hepa B and my husband is worried that his application might be denied.. Thank you so much..

    1. Chris,
      I don’t think Hepa B is included in the medical for Husband visa.
      But, please inquire with the relevant health department.

  22. Dear Deepak.
    advance eid mubarak.
    I need your help… My visa designation is archive clerk and i am getting salary 6500. can i sponsor visa for my wife.. please advise us.

    Thanks & Regards

  23. I have the tenancy contract in Ajman. is it possible for me to take visa at Abu Dhabi ?

  24. hi.. my proffession is petrol engine mechanic with 5000 salary… am i eligible to sponsor my wife on family visa ?

    1. Prashant,
      yes. But you should also have documents like Ejari, Attested and translated marriage and birth certificate for your kids.

  25. Dear,

    I would like to esthablish visa for my wife. Now we are living with my brother in the same appartment in Dubai. I don’t have any Tenancy contract on my name. Is it possible to make the visa for wife in this situation? if yes how?

    Thanks in advance.

  26. Hi,

    I am living in Abu dhabi, I want to bring my wife in residence visa.
    My salary is AED 4000 and visa profession is electronics technician.
    Can i use my father’s flat’s tenancy contract to obtain visa for my wife ?

    1. Jasim,
      I am not sure whether you can sponsor. You should ask your HR.
      No, you will need tenancy in your name to sponsor your family.

  27. Hi Mr. Deepak,
    My wife delivered our baby this June. I’m Abudhabi visa and my wife is Dubai visa. I’m engineer and my wife is architect mention to our visa page. We are currently staying at sharjah. Without tenancy. My question is whom of us can sponsor our baby? In case is it ok if we will take tenancy here at sharjah? Thanks for this informative blogs@

    1. Rye,
      As a father, you will have to sponsor the residence visa for your child.
      Yes, Sharjah tenancy contract is enough but it should be attested by relevant authorities.
      Also better to take your Utility bill.

  28. Hi, I really appreciate the interaction. and below are my problem.
    I have my visa stamped in my passport and emirates ID, now i want to bring my wife and a son here in Abu Dhabi. I ask our HR Department what are the required documents needed to apply for there visa, but our HR told me that I can’t because my desigation in my visa is domestic wiring technician. but my salary is above the minimum wage of the required salary. Is it true that I can’ bring them here in Abu Dhabi?. If possible what are the requirements? Thanks and regards.

    1. Lorenzo,
      Since your HR has confirmed that you can not, you should listen to them.
      Plus it is also better to talk to Immigration authorities.

  29. Hi Deepak,

    I am a manager working for a dubai company with a Dubai Visa. What are the procedure if i will opt to work for a company in Abu Dhabi. FYI, I have a family living with me in Dubai.

    Will it be complicated as If I am new in UAE where if have to start from zero?

    1. Taj,
      You will have to cancel your family member visas, then yours. Then you will apply for your residence visa in Abu Dhabi and after that for your company.
      I am not sure whether the facility to hold your family visa by depositing 5K is still available!

      1. Hi Deepak,

        I wants to bring my family to dubai from india. my younger daughter is 3 years old. all she have passport. do I required to get attested in her birth certificate to apply residence visa!!

        Also, my elder daughter needs to go for 2nd class. do i required to get attested in her transfer certificate before applying visa? please guide me at the earliest.


        1. Singar,
          yes, birth certificate must be attested and translated.
          I don’t think transfer certificate is to be attested.

  30. Hi Deepak. My visa is Dubai but I’m stationed in Abudhabi, so my tenancy contract is Auh, i recently gave birth 2 months now and baby’s birth certificate is Auh and attested in Auh also. My title is Chef De partie and my salary is 7000dhs. My husband visa is Dubai as well and title is sales executive 4000dhs, who has a better chance and which immigration do we go to. Dubai or Auh.

  31. Hi my position is sales executive and i get 5000 salary it is enought to get my wife here in my sponsorship or husband visa? thank you

  32. Deepak,

    i am having Abudhabi visa..But i am working in Ajman now as engineer. I am having Ajman municipality registered tendency contract(under my name), utility bill (under my name) and required documents.

    Is it possible to take visa from Abudhabi for my wife now?…

    1. Ijas,
      Yes sure.
      Let your company mention clearly on the salary certificate(Arabic) that you have been stationed in Ajman.

  33. Hi Deepak, I am working in Dubai Airport Freezone as an Accountant in a firm with salary 4,500/- all inclusive. I want to bring my wife here ..but i live in a room in villa and there is no tenancy contract. Will i get the family visa?

    1. Umar,
      You will need a valid tenancy contract with Ejari.
      Otherwise, you will not be able to sponsor your wife.

  34. I followed the documents that you said, It is applicable in Western Region Immigration because they are not accepting if you’re a resident in Dubai

    1. Maria,
      If they are not accepting, then you have to submit what they accept.

  35. Mr. Deepak,

    I have a 14 month old son who has a valid passport. Do I still need his birth certificate to apply for his visa ?


  36. i have a rak freezone visa assigned in abu dhabi salary is 3,000, i can provide tenancy contract can i sponsor my husband under wife’s visa, my position in the company is marketing executive… anyone knows any vital information regarding this, i’ve been trying to call the RAK Immigration but no ones answering the call.


    1. Jen,
      I don’t think for your category, you can sponsor your husband.
      You will require minimum of 15K salary with good designation like Managerial and above.
      For professionals like doctors, nurses, engineers it is possible to sponsor husbands with even lower salaries.

  37. my visa is abudhabi…work in dubai..residence sharjah. my wife is here in visit visa.. i have sharjha attested tenency contract … salary 10,000+
    engineer visa,,, can i get residence visa for my wife from abudhabi ?, what are the procedures… apprciate your reply

  38. sir,
    now iam working in abudhabi as a sales assistant in one super market. i intend to bring my family here. is it possible to take family visa for me with this designation? please reply sir

  39. Hi Deepak
    kindly advice what is the procedure to get residency visa for my second wife with two child.
    she is hear with working visa.

    1. Tariq,
      I have not faced any such queries till now.
      I will inquire and let you know.
      I guess it is the similar procedure.

  40. Hi Deepak
    kindly advice what is the procedure to get residency visa for my infant child after i get his entry permit done , do they still ask for tenancy contract second time for residency stamp on visa after his arrival in dubai on entry permit?

    1. Fahad,
      Better to take tenancy contract(Ejari) and all other documents and get application typed at typing centre.

  41. hi deepak,

    i earn 4000dhrms i want to bring my wife on a residence visa is it possible and how long wil the posses take…

  42. Hai Deepak,

    My name suraj..i got job in abudhabi..5500 aed/month..can i possible to take my wife and son to here..what is the requirment..

  43. Dear Friends,

    My salary is 4000 dhs.
    Can i bring my wife in abu dhabi?


    1. Biswajit,
      depends on your designation and other requirements as mentioned in the article.

  44. sir,
    I am working in Abu Dhabi as Mechanical engg ,my salary is 4000AED but in my labour contract basic salary is 2000 +2000( hra and allowances). Can i get family visa or how could i get family visa . please reply as soon as possible.

  45. hi deepak i want to bring my family im civil engineer and my basic salry is 3500 and acomodation is from second party mean from company so can its important for me to bring tenancy contract or not please confirm me….

    1. Wahee,
      I think it is possible. Company must certify that you and your family are being provided with accommodation.
      Rules change, so please check with your company PRO.

  46. Dear ,

    now i am residing at abudhabi with my wife. Wife is under my sponsorship.I got a new offer from NPCC , salary is 11400 aed,but status mentioned as single. Can i change my company without cancelling my wife visa by depositing 5000 aed.

  47. Sir,
    I am jointly staying with brother in Abu Dhabi (2 bed room flat), with a tenancy contract of his name. Is it possible for me to apply for my families residential visa showing his tenancy contract. Kindly advise

  48. i want to know that for family visa i need translation of marriage certificate or i need also computerized marriage certificate? which one i need to to take attestation from UAE embassy. Attestation need from UAE embassy only or from UAE Foreign Affairs also ? plz reply me as soon as possible

    1. Yasir,
      Original marriage certificate needs to be attested and then you can get it legally translated.
      You require both attestations.

  49. Dear Sir,

    My questions are:

    1. Can I sponsor my daughter 18 years old from my first wife even not annulled (Separated 5 years ago), I have married 2nd wife in Abu Dhabi?

    1. Can I sponsor my son 15 years old from my first wife even not annulled (Separated 5 years ago), I have married 2nd wife in Abu Dhabi?

    Please I need your advice

    1. Jhun,
      1. I think you could sponsor an unmarried daughter.
      2. Till the age of 18, a boy can be sponsored.

      Is your case pending at court?

  50. Hi,

    currently tenancy contract copy required for only obtaining visa stamping or entry permit or both

  51. Hello sir,

    I am living in sharjah but my visa and job is in abu i want to bring my wife please tell me that only i can apply visa of my wife in abu dhabi or i can apply in sharjah as well.


    1. Jawad,
      You can only take visa for your wife from where your visa is applied and processed through.
      So, in your case it will be Abu Dhabi.

      1. Hi,

        I need to apply Visa for my wife and daughter but i don not have electric/water bill..

        I have taken house in building where they provide Tenancy Contract from Tawteeq but not the Electric bill.

        can i apply visa without having electric bill?

      2. Dear Mr. Deepak,

        My Visa is issued from Al Ain but i am deputed at Dubai now. I have a tenancy contract here at Dubai. Could i bring my wife on family visa using this Tenancy contract ?

        I have sufficient salary and my profession is of Accountant. Documents which i have are: My salary certificate, attested marriage certificate, passport copy of my wife which contains my name as spouse and dubai tenancy contract. Could i process a family visa for my wife from Al Ain? or what else should i have to get a visa processed for my wife?


        1. Krish,
          you will need to apply for visa in Al Ain immigration.
          You will also need attested marriage certificate which should be translated later at a legal translator.

    2. Hi,

      I need to apply Visa for my wife and daughter but i don not have electric/water bill..

      I have taken house in building where they provide Tenancy Contract from Tawteeq but not the Electric bill.

      can i apply visa without having electric bill?

      1. Avinash,
        Your tenancy contract needs to be attested.
        I think if you have attested contract, you can apply for family visa.
        Where do you live? Ajman?

        1. Hi Deepak,

          Thanks for your response.

          I am staying in Abu dhabi Main city.

          I have only tenancy contract. So you mean, i can sponsor visa for my family without having electricity/water bill ?


          1. Avinash,
            you will need stamp from Baladiya along with tenancy contract.
            Better to also take latest utility bill.

    1. Gandhi,
      Salary certificate should be addressed to Department of Naturalisation and Foreigners’ Affairs in Arabic.

  52. Sir, what should be the position which can apply family Visa in Abu Dhabi. (Wife & Son)
    can follow clerk will do?

    Please response.

    1. Slasher,
      Yes, I think Clerk can sponsor family provided you meet other criteria.

  53. do the husband(sponsor) need to complete tenancy contract of at least 1 month to apply for the dependent visa for his spouse?

  54. Dear Mr Deepak,
    Actually I wanted to bring my wife here in abu dhabi, though my salary is more than 10000 Dhs, but my labour contract is made with 3900 Dhs, and moreover I have been staying in hotel accomodation provided by company, so I don’t have any tenancy contract.

    So, what I have to do to bring my wife here, is it possible without tenancy contract.

    1. You may take a salary letter in Arabic mentioning the current salary along with all the necessary document.
      You also should take a letter from employer along with the hotel booking details in a letter from hotel which may help.

  55. Dear Mr. Deepak

    I am working as restaurant manager but my visa as cash desk clerk my salary 9000 AED I would like to aply visa for my family, any problem with my visa status ? Advice please

    1. Shahid,
      I don’t think you will face any problem while applying family visa.
      Make sure you have all other related documents.

  56. Minimum salary required is not 10K anywhere in UAE. There are no official announcement regarding that I guess.

    To be precious, in Ras Al Khaimah where I work, minimum salary required is 4000 AED/Month. But for driver visa, they wont permit to sponsor family even if you have 4k AED salary.

  57. Hi Mr.Deepak,
    I am a teacher in a private school.My company has given me a studio accommodation.I don’t have tenancy contract.My Husband is working in Dubai.Am I able to sponsor my newborn coming on November without a tenancy contract(with an NOC from the company)?what all documents needed for that?

    1. Lin,
      First of all, the authorities would request your husband to sponsor the child. You may not be able to sponsor your child when your husband is working in UAE.
      You can approach authorities with request though.
      I think your company needs to mention in the salary certificate that you are being provided with accommodation + NOC.
      All regular documents are required: Marriage certificate, birth certificate(both Arabic+attested), Ejari.

  58. sir, i am working as a radio operator in ADNOC.Now i am planning to apply for family there any criteria of job position to apply for family visa.i have 6000dhs salary

  59. Dear Mr. Deepak,

    I would like to apply for a residence visa in abudhabi for my new born baby in Uae.
    Apart from the above mentioned documents do I have to provide a health insurance?

    Plz help

  60. i wish to bring my family here in dubai what is the actual pay required for this some typiny persons said 10000 some says 4000 this is confusing please tell me right figure of pay 10000 is too much sallary this in not accept able.

  61. Dear Mr. Deepak,
    minimum salary 10,000 AED to bring wife in U.A.E is for abu dhabi visa also or not?

    1. As per the new statement yes it is for whole UAE. But It is unclear if the new ruling will apply to just new residency visas or those renewing their visas as well.

  62. Hi Mr Deepak,
    With the current news in the market about “First Timers” family visa application. Would like to know, whether I can sponser my family here. They will be FIRST TIMER here. I have a salary of total AED 9000 monthly. As it is said as per the new rule you need to have a salary of AED 9,000 – 10,000. Whether they are talking about the basic salary or total.
    It would be helpful, if you can highlight or clarify the above or else if you can guide where we can get the exact information.

    1. i have heard about it. But it is not clear if the new ruling will apply to just new residency visas or those renewing their visas as well and from when it will be implemented

  63. Did they increase minimum salary dhs 10,000 from 5000 to sponsor the wife as per new uae labour law..?..I heard the news some people
    disappointed when they did approach emigration to sponsor thier wives with the salary of 5000..

  64. sir..

    Today I saw one news regarding basic salary increase 4000 to 10000 at Dubai for Family sponsorship.So I would like to know it is applicable at Abudhabi also.?.My basic salary is only 6500 Dhms..So can I bring my wife here.?I having Abudhabi visa.

    1. Hi Sir,
      Today I read Khaleej Times for family visa, salary should be dhs10000 for sponosring wife residency visa in dubai.This rules is only dubai or Abudhbai also.My visa in Abudhbai.

  65. Hi,

    My Family is in India. I am working in Abu Dhabi with govt company. I want to bring my wife and child here. So for applying residence entry permit, original marriage cerificate and original child birth certificate is required? or copies of attested certificates will work? While residance visa stamping i can provide all original documents.
    Pls reply. Thanks

    1. you will need the originals of marriage certificate and birth certificate to apply for your family visa

      1. helo deepak,
        what is the minimum salary ,i would like to sponsor my wife in abu dhabi?

  66. I got a new job in Abu Dhabi so my visa will be from Abu Dhabi. Will I be able to sponsor my husband with Abu Dhabi visa as he was under my visa sponsorship in Dubai but it’s already cancelled. I will get a salary of more than AED15,000. What are the other requirements?

    1. you can sponsor your husband but you need to have proper higher degree of education

  67. Hi deepak

    I work for a govt oil company in Abu Dhabi and my wife stays with me on resident visa. Now i wish to being my daughter aged 20 yrs a student in sydney on a entry permit. Today i Went to immigration Office to submit the papers alo h with a deckartiin cerrificate that my daughter is unmarried. They have asked me to produce a n affidivate From thecourt that she is unmarried . Can you please advise How to arrange for the affidivite and what are the requirments.

  68. Mr.Deepak,

    Thanks for your given such a helpful information ,But i need some additional information actually my visa from abu dhabi but i am working in dubai and living in sharjah with my brother in 2 bed room apartment can i sponsor my wife on my brothers tenancy contract.


    1. No you may not be able sponsor your wife. You need to have your own tenancy agreement

  69. Hi Deepak,

    My Marriage and Birth Certificate are in Native language.
    I have translated it to English and has been attested by Ministry of Foreign Affairs of my country and finally attested by UAE Embassy in my country.

    For Arabic translation of those same documents above, does the Abu Dhabi Government accept the translation done in my country with attestation from Ministry of Foreign Affairs and UAE Embassy in my country?

    or it must be translated by Legal Firm in Abu Dhabi only with reference to translated English certificate?

    Thank you in advance.

  70. hi i want to know what is the procedure in obtaining residence visa for my 3 year old son. i sponsored him last time. due to the change job i was force to cancel his visa. now i have a new visa under new company and i want him to have residence visa as well. he was already overstay here for 3 weeks. what should i do. help me.

  71. Hi. I would like to bring both my parents and my son who is 10months old to UAE under visit visa (90days).

    I have Abu Dhabi visa, salary of AED 13,000 per month, and I have tenancy contract under my name.

    However, I am a single mom and thus cannot provide marriage certificate.

    Can I bring the three of them to visit me here?

  72. Dear Mr. Deepak,
    I joined a company on Nov 2013 but my visa has not been processed only until March 2014. I finished my probationary period with the company on Feb. 2014. Would it be right that I am still under probationary since my visa is just issued therefore I can resign as I wish. What If I find another job with higher salary? Thank you in advance

  73. 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 ceritificate every thing with me.

  74. Dear Mr. Deepak,
    Im working here in abu dhabi and I am planning to apply resident visa for my son. I have original labour contract with me having salary of aed 5700/- but my current salary is aed 8100 and my current position is exec. secretary but in my labour card telephone operator. My employer still did not update my contract. I want to know if I can apply resident visa.

      1. Dear Mr. Deepak,
        Thanks for the info but what kind of NOC my husband working also here in abu dhabi in fast food chain as a driver. thanks.

  75. Hi! Thanks so much for the info. But I have another question. My husband wants to give me a husband’s visa after my working visa ends this June. We are both in al ain. Is it true that we must deposit 5,000dhs since his salary is only 3,700+ with accomodation? He is working as supervisor in ADNOC which is under the government. Tnx

    1. Sorry I have no idea about this. My advise is to your husband to ask his PRO about this and get the information done.

  76. Hi deepak.,
    My employer not issuing the salary certificate in English/Arabic addressing to immigration department. I have original labour contract with me having salary of aed 9750/-. Can I apply for residence visa for my family in abudhabi..The other documents like tenancy, marriage ceritificate every thing with me..? I will get salary certificate in English addressing to the bank only, Can be use the same for immigration department.
    The reason for not issuing that if they issued salary certificate addressing to immigration, need provide medical insurance for my family by employer.

    1. if you have a labour contract then no issue. You can take that to apply for residence visa for family. No need of salary certificate.

  77. Hello sir.
    i am working in sharjah itslef and i have a al ain visa so ,i want to bring my wife here in sharjah, please let me know the detail procedure and what r the necessary document required. thanks

    1. Document required to apply for family visa

      Original passports for the family member-wife
      Take original and a 2 copies 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.
      2-3 copies of the wife’s passport
      One(1) photograph of wife
      Your original passport
      Your original labour contract and salary certificate in Arabic from your Employer.
      Attested Tenancy contract has been made mandatory.

  78. 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

    1. Yes you can sponsor her on visit visa. but to while changing her visa under your sponsorship she may have to exit the country

  79. Dear Deepak,
    Thanks for the information.I am holding Abudhbai visa and my wife and kid under my sponsor ship too.I got a job offer from another company(Abudhabi itself).If I accept that offer,then is it necessary to cancel my wife and kid visa?or is it possible to hold their visa without cancellation?

    1. In this case I dont think you need to cancel your family visa. I would suggest you to check with the immigration

  80. I am working in Dubai as a document controller, I am in archive clerk visa and getting 5000AED per month, can I apply residential visa for my wife.

  81. Dear Deepak, please advise me for RENEWAL of my family visa. Am staying in Mohammad bin zayed city, working in NPCC, abu dhabi. I have tenaancy contract as single page and supporting documents of owner and contractor’s agreement, will this is ok for balideya?

    1. I think yes but i am not sure.
      You need to have an attested tenancy agreement.

  82. Mr.Deepak,
    Thanks for your given procedure,But my wife and kid are in my home country ,so how i submit their original passport.???

    “Original passports for the family member-wife, children.”

    1. They just need the copies of your wife’s and kid’s passport not original. But you need to show your original passport in the immigration

  83. I need to process my wife’s visa. My tenancy contract included water and electricity bills.My Villa is Abu Dhabi municipality approved . I dont pay any utility bills (I have no bills).

    My dependent visa application will reject ?

    appreciate your reply

    1. Hi Deepak Sir. I am also in same situation like Mr.Anjith. I checked with the AD Immigration department. They said its mandatory to provide the Tenancy Contract and Utility bills too. If we don’t have Utility bills then the applicant/sponsor need to meet In-charge Authority of Immigration AD and should get approval for the Visa processing. All its dependents on his decision to approve or not.. There is no sure if he accept. All its on your LUCK !!

      Hi Anjith, If you processed you application what is your status. I hope you succeeded.

      Please share your experience.

  84. I need to process my wife’s visa. My tenancy contract included water and electricity bills.My Villa is municipality approved . I dont pay any utility bills (I have no bills).

    My dependent visa application will reject ?

    appreciate your reply

  85. Since you are working for private company you can show your Dubai Tenancy agreement to sponsor a new born child

  86. i am staying in company provided accomodation(2 BHK). What is the procedure for the tenancy contract and the utility(ADDC) bill?

    1. Company should provide you the details of tenancy contract copy and utility bills (if necessary).

  87. Many Thanks for the info provided. For applying my family visa in Abu Dhabi do we have to produce the utility bill under my name or is the approved tenancy contract enough.

  88. Greetings Deepak M,

    Can I have an insight of you of my problem. Im here in Abu dhabi as a visit visa, my wife will change my visit visa to residence visa. Am I going to exit the country or it may be possible to process the application while Im still here in abu dhabi? My visit visa will expire this Dec. 25, 2013. Thank you very much. Shukran

    1. If you are on tourist visa you need to exit the country to process your residence visa.
      If you are on visit visa sponsored by your wife then no need to exit

  89. i have 2 children before i have visa my old company now i change new company tel me my children visa procedure and which documents required for new visa. please.

      You can go to above link.

    1. You need to give all your documents as requested by the company.(The documentation is same)

  90. Hi Deepak,

    I have Abu Dhabi visa and I am staying in Dubai with Tenancy contract in Dubai. I am working in Private firm.

    I have to apply for dependant visa for my wife. Please advise whether i have to have a Abu Dhabi tenancy contract to process my wife’s visa?

    Shankar Kale

    1. As per the new rule yes you need a tenancy contract is Abu Dhabi. But it depends on case. You can try with the Dubai tenancy contract.

  91. Dear Deepak,
    Greetings! I would respectfully need your insight on my situation. My wife just came here in Abu Dhabi through spouse visa. She just currently arrived holding the entry permit. After spending about 2 days here, I, found a job that is very very urgent. Now, they are requiring the cancellation of my current visa to apply for a new one. My employer is agreeable to this and is willing to comply. My question is what will happen to my wife’s situation? Specifically she is still holding the entry permit.Please if you can enlighten me with this one. Thanks

  92. Me & my brother are sharing the same flat I have my wife & 2 kids with me in auh. Now my bro. wants to bring his family also so can we share the same flat .he is getting 5k only ……we have three rooms 2 bath &1kitchen.what is the procedureprocedure

  93. My husband got a new job offer in Abu dhabi.. currently my husband works in Dubai and we are residing in Sharjah.. Do i have to exit the country in order to get new visa?

  94. DEAR SIR,
    PREVIOUSLY I WAS WORKING WITH A COMPANY IN DUBAI AND MY FAMILY ALSO LIVING WITH ME. NOW I GOT JOB IN ABU DHABI (Al Ain) my and my family been cancelled and i have got my visa. Should i need same documents as for a new visa such marriage certificate child birth certificate etc. Kinldy reply me on my email urgently. My email is [email protected]



    1. yes to apply new visa you should have all the necessary documents as per the requirements.

  95. Dear Mr.Deepak, I am trying to bring my family to Dubai next month(wife and daughter(4 months old).I took already the flat(STUDIO) in Dubai.and i make EJARI attestation my tenancy contract.But my visa in Al ain.Do i have to submit the Dewa Bill and is there any problem for the Studio(need 1BH for the family).? Regards, Noushad

    1. Yes you need to provide tenancy contract plus you need atleast 1 bHK apt. However, you could try.

  96. my family now in tourist visa in Abu Dhabi. I am plan to take residence visa, is it possible to get visa, if they are in Abu Dhabi or must exit?

    1. If they are on tourist visa they have to exit the country and can come on residence visa:

  97. My husband doing job in abu dhabi and I am doing job here and I have my company visa not my husband visa I start my job 4sep2013 but I wana quiet my tell me how I stay? How apply wife visa

    1. since you have a residence visa from the company you can ask your company to cancel your visa and ask your husband to sponsor you.

  98. My visa was issued from AbuDhabi and i work in Ajman and also stays in Ajman. Now i would to bring my family to Ajman from India. Is it mandatory to have AbuDhabi tenancy contract for applying the family visa…? or my Ajman tenancy contract will help in applying for family visa..

    1. Yes as per the new rule it is mandatory if you have a residence visa in Abu dhabi you should have a tenancy contract in Abu Dhabi only. However, I think this rule applies to Government workers only who get House rent allowance. I know of people living in Dubai, Sharjah while they work in Abu Dhabi.

  99. Hi there

    Can any one tell the required documents needed to brieng my wife and kid to UAE.

    My visa is from abu dhabi and my tanancy contract and dewa bill assasted is from dubai as i am working and leaving in dubai.

    I have my marriage certificate assasted by UAE embassy and forign affairs and translated in arabic.

    I have my labour contract
    I have the salary certificate
    I have my wife and child passport copy and photograph

    My child birth certificate is not assasted


    1. pleas go through the below link.

  100. I have tenancy contract from dubai attested by Ejari – Land department. I would like to apply for family residence visa in Abu dhabi so can I apply based on dubai tenancy contract? Plz reply at earliest.

    1. Since the rules are changing day by day i cannot give specific answer. But you can go personally and try in immigration there is no harm in checking.

  101. Dear Sir

    I am working in Abu Dhabi under Abu Dhabi private company sponsership and i took a house in sharjah and having Sharjah tenency contract.

    Can i get this Sharjah tenency contract stapmped by Abu Dhabi Ballidiya (Municipality)

    Best regards

    1. NO you cannot get the Sharjah tenancy contract stamped by Abu Dhabi Municipality. It is a different emirate. Sharjah tenancy contracts need to be attested at Sharjah. Same is applicable for respective emirates.

  102. Hi Deepak,

    I am staying in Abu Dhabi on a Dubai visa. I intend to bring my family( wife and kid) here on a dependent visa. Is there any specifications on the tenancy contract required (municipality approved etc.)? Also is it mandatory to have utility bills in my name?


    1. Yes you need to have a tenancy contract in your name to sponsor your family on residence visa

  103. Sir I have my Marriage certificate translated in English and have stamped from my country foreign affairs and Pakistani embassy and from uae foreign affairs and Pakistan embassy . So I need to translate in Arabic again and have to make all Stamps and attestation on it ..

  104. Sir, I want to renew my family residence visa of Abu dhabi, but i have a precious dubai tenancy contract, is it possible to renew abudahbi family residence visa on dubai tenancy contract ?

  105. sir,,could you mention how i will get tenancy agreement in abu dhabi…at present i am staying by company accommodation…let me know..please.

    1. You have to take an apartment in your name on rent then only you will get tenancy contract. Other wise if you are staying in company accommodation you need to ask the company for tenancy agreement.

  106. how to transfer residance (now they have residancs visa from anothers sponsor) i want to apply for them visa in my sponsership (family visa), its required to cancilled their visa or it can transfer ?

    1. Hi Ganesh, Yes they have to cancel the first visa then only you can take them on your sponsership.

  107. I appreciate if you can provide me the step by step of processing the stamp in tenancy contract. I have my tenancy contract with me.

  108. What about the requirement of tenancy agreement for Ras Al Khaimah. As I want to apply the visa for my family and I have family visa status. My employment visa is sponsored by RAK investment board.

    1. Yes there is…since the rules are changing every other day. better check in the immigration.

  109. Fine but how to get Tenancy contract with a stamp from Abu Dhabi Baladiya (Municipality).

    1. You need to visit the Baladiya(Municipality) and request them to stamp you tenancy contract.

  110. Could you mention what is the procedure for Transfer of Residence visa from Father to husband? Is it better to cancel and apply or transfer the visa?

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