The residency laws of the UAE allows expatriate parents to sponsor
their sons as long as they are less than 18 years old.
Parents can sponsor an 18-year-old son with certain conditions.
The laws are different for a daughter and the parents can sponsor her
beyond 18 years of age. The parents can sponsor her if she is a
divorcee or if she becomes a widow. Her residency visa will be valid
for three years.
According to the law the parents of the teenager
can keep him here if he is studying at a local educational
institution, a university or a college in the UAE.
The teenager can be sponsored either by the
educational institution or by either one of the parents after
submitting a document at the residency department that he is
continuing his studies here in the UAE.
Course continuation certificate from the college
• If the son studies out of UAE,
Course continuation certificate should be
attested by UAE Embassy in that country and Foreign Affairs in UAE.
A deposit of Dh5,000.
This amount is refundable after visa cancellation.
The residency visa for the 18-year-old son is
valid only for one year and should be renewed every year.
Medical Certificate at the time of
Below mentioned documents are
required in original for scanning at the typing centre.
• Passport of the son.
• One photograph (white background).
• Sponsor's original passport and Emirates ID.
Original Birth Certificate
attested from UAE Embassy in Home
Country and Foreign Affairs in UAE.
EJARI Certificate & Electricity Bill. If you live out of
Dubai, Municipality attested Tenancy Contract and Electricity Bill.
Tenancy/Ejari should be in the name of the applicant or spouse.
Original Labour Contract.
Salary Dh3000 + Accommodation or
Dh4000). Labour Contract can be printed from
Centre on payment of Dh53. Passport copy is enough for
printing Labour Contract. No need attestation.
• Original Salary Certificate (for Free Zone / Semi Government /
• Visa Fee
and Dh210 for file opening charge
(Typing charge extra)
should be paid at Typing Centre. If you have paid for file opening
before, bring the receipt for scanning.
If the sponsor is Government or Semi-government Staff, application Fees:
(Typing charge extra).
• Last three months bank statement.
Online print will not be accepted.
(International Bank Account
Number) of the Sponsor (applicant).
IF THE SPONSOR IS
additional documents are required:
Dh3020 Deposit for each
family member. 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 sponsor is
NOC in Arabic from husband to sponsor the child by mother. If the
husband is out of UAE, NOC has to be attested by UAE Embassy abroad and Ministry of
Foreign Affairs inside the UAE.
New rule effective from 20/03/2016
- All charges, including Deposits, Guarantees, 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.
- Customers need to visit the
immigration (GDRFA) only after the approval of their online
application. Customer will receive SMS incase of approval,
modification or rejection. 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. Passengers from some countries need pink colour visa for Emigration