What are the requirements to sponsor a child by
the mother? How a Single Mother can sponsor her child?
A mother can sponsor
her children on Residence Visa if she meets the following conditions:
shall have a valid
attested by UAE Embassy in home
country and the Ministry of
Foreign Affairs inside the UAE.
Certificate of child
attested by UAE Embassy n home
country and the Ministry of
Foreign Affairs inside the UAE.
No Objection Letter: NOC in
husband to sponsor the child by mother. If the husband is out of UAE,
NOC has to be attested by UAE Embassy abroad and the Ministry of
Foreign Affairs inside the UAE. If the NOC is typed in other than
Arabic, it should be translated into Arabic (legal).
specimen copy of NOC.
sponsors monthly salary shall be Dh3000 + accommodation or a total of
Dh4000 as per the employment contract approved by the Ministry
of Labour or Salary certificate for
Government / Semi-government / Free Zone Employees.
Teachers and Nurses who want to sponsor their children will be exempted from the
Tenancy Contract (accommodation
rental agreement). It has to be attested through
online system of Real Estate Regulatory Authority (RERA).
Husband should not be eligible by salary to sponsor the child.
Labour Contract to be attached with
application if he is inside UAE.
University degree must be
attested from UAE Embassy abroad and
Foreign Affairs in UAE if
the applicant's profession is other than Nurse, Doctor, Engineer or
Bank statement of last three months if the applicant's
profession is other than Nurse, Doctor, Engineer or Teacher. Online
printed statement will not be accepted.
Mother can sponsor her unmarried daughters and under 18 years old
sons, excluding university or college students provided that a
certificate proving the same shall be submitted.
DIVORCED: In case of divorced, the
children custody verdict of a court should be
submitted. It should be attested by UAE Embassy abroad and Ministry of
Foreign Affairs in UAE.
SINGLE MOTHER: In case of Single
Mother, you can submit custody Verdict of Court or Certificate from
Local Authority or Affidavit from your Consulate. If the certificate
issued from your home country it should be attested by UAE Embassy in home country
and Foreign Affairs in UAE.
Online: New rule effective from 20/03/2016.
Now the procedure is easier than before. If you have all
required documents ready, all steps can be completed from authorized
Typing Centre. No need to visit Immigration office.
- All charges, including Deposits, Courier and file
opening fees will be processed through typing centre. Refund can be processed only to the sponsor’s Bank
(International Bank Account
Number) of the Sponsor (applicant) is required.
- You need to visit the
immigration (GDRFA) only if such SMS received. You will receive
application status SMS about approval or modification.
White colour Visa will be mailed to
applicant's E-mail address after approval. If you need pink colour
visa, you can visit any GDRFA Dubai branch after receiving approval
SMS. No extra fee.
All above mentioned documents in original; and
copy and one photo of child
• Sponsor's original passport and Emirates ID.
(International Bank Account
Number) of the Sponsor (applicant).
- Application Fee:
Dh360 should be paid at Typing Centre (typing charge extra)
If the sponsor is Government or Semi-government Staff, application Fee:
(Typing charge extra).
Dh220 File opening charge should be paid at
Typing Centre (typing
If the sponsor is
investor/partner, the following
additional documents are required:
Dh3040 Deposit for each
child. This amount is refundable after cancellation of the
visa (Effective from 01/08/2014)
Trade License copy & partners List (second page of license)
Agreement (share value should not be less than Dh70,000)
If the Child is inside UAE on
Tourist Visa, Dh1230 to be paid extra
Change (Dh680 to issue visa inside the country and
Dh550 for status amendment).
Engineers and Teachers can sponsor their husbands on Residence Visa.
To prepare your Visa application call:
Naif (Deira): 04-259 6260, 050-538
Bur Dubai: 04-358 6215
Hor Al Anz: (Deira): 04-265 8373,
(Al Nahda-2): 04-239 1302
(Damascus St): 04-258 6727,
Immigration Branch Locations
Bur Dubai, Karama,
Opposite Jafiliya Metro Station
7:30am - 8pm (Sun-Thu)
Immigration Call Centre 800 5111
Dubai International Airport (Terminal 3)
Phone: 04-707 5388
Timing: Around the clock, seven days a week (including holidays)
Services: All visa related services (including e-gate card)
Urgent service only for new visa stamping and renewal
(Courier service not available)
Near Clock Tower, Deira
Phone: 04-707 5946
(Dh25 extra service charge for each transaction)
Timing: 7:30 to
A'amal Center Hyatt Regency
Business Centre, First Floor
Phone: 04-707 5922
(Dh30 extra service charge for each transaction)
Timing: 8am to 2:30pm
Municipality Service Centre
Al Towar, Qusais, Opposite Al Towar Mall
Phone: 04-707 5162
7:30 to 8pm
Bin Souqat Centre
Timing: 7:30 to 8pm
Mirdif / Al Mizhar
Phone: 04-707 5181
Timing: 7:30am - 8pm
Frequently Asked Question
I am currently based
in Delhi (India) but trying for a job in Dubai. I am separated from my
husband and my 11-year-old daughter stays with me (not custody as I am
not divorced from her father) I want to know if I can take my daughter
to Dubai with me if I get a job there. If yes, what are the
Pursuant to your
question, it may be advised that, once your prospective employer
employment visa for you and it is
affixed on your passport, you may subsequently apply for a dependant
visa for your daughter in Dubai. For this, you will need to apply to
the General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners' Affairs (the
"Directorate") in Dubai and the issuance of the visa for your daughter
will be at the sole discretion of the directorate.
As per the prevailing rules of the directorate, you may sponsor your
daughter if you have a minimum salary of Dh10,000 or salary of
Dh7,000 plus employer's accommodation or your own
accommodation. In case of your own accommodation you should have a
tenancy contract for your accommodation. Further, you will
also need to secure a letter of no-objection or NOC from your husband
stating that he has no objections with your daughter staying with you
in Dubai under your sponsorship. The NOC should also be duly notarised
legalised in India. (KT).
I am living in Abu
Dhabi on my company sponsorship. I work as a secretary and earn around
Dh15,000. I and my husband are going through the legal formalities for
divorce in India. Can I sponsor my children? My son is 15 and daughter
is 10. Is it necessary to get divorce and custody, and then apply for
visas for my kids or can I apply now before the divorce?
According to the Abu
Dhabi Government, expatriate women, who work in a rare or important specialisation, such as engineering, education, nursing or any other
profession related to the medical sector, can apply for visas for
family members, if her salary is not less than Dh10,000 or Dh8,000
plus accommodation providing sponsorship requirements are met. Since,
your profession does not match the above you should check it with the
Department of Naturalisation and Residency Affairs, which may deal
with it on a case by case basis.
Generally, a daughter of any age could be sponsored. However, a son
could be sponsored only if he is below 18. Furthermore, you will be
required to produce either marriage certificate or divorce and custody
documents duly attested by the UAE Foreign Ministry. Since the divorce
is pending back in India you are not able to produce marriage
certificate. Alternatively you have to wait till you can produce
divorce and custody document.
Changing Employment Visa and Dependents Visa without exit
Domestic Worker's Visa
(Immigration Office) Locations
Emirates ID Lost
(Visa, Labour Card, Mulikiya, OHC, Driving Lic, Trade Lic)
Family Visa Cancellation
Family Visa Stamping-New (Sponsor-Investor)
Husband's Residence Visa-Sponsored by Wife
Housemaid Ran Away
Immigration Est. Card-New
Immigration Est. Card-Renew
Immigration Est. Card-Amendment
Immigration Est. Card-Lost
Indian Maid (change visa inside UAE)
Investor Visa Stamping-After Entry
Investor Visa Renew
Maid Visa (Change inside Country without Exit)
Maid from Indonesia
from Sri Lanka
Maid Visa Renewal
Multiple Entry Visa
baby's visa stamping
Oman visa from UAE Border
Parents Visa Renewal
Stamping Visa from Old Passport to New Passport
Transfer Visa from Old Passport to New Passport
Visa on arrival-Dubai
Visa of Two Gulf Countries
Visas in UAE
Visa Renewal of son above 18 years age
Father to Husband
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