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Things to know before sponsoring a child visa in UAE

When nations like the United Arab Emirates offer higher salaries, lower taxes, better jobs, safer environments, a higher standard of living, and more educational opportunities, it is nearly impossible to resist them. That Dubai, one of the seven emirates of the United Arab Emirates, is now home to about 90% expatriates from all over the world, is not surprising. 200 different countries exist. However, moving to another nation is expensive and time-consuming. UAE is also no exception. Given that Dubai is one of the priciest cities in the world, it is not surprising that many people first obtain residency in the UAE before sponsoring their family members or other dependents. You can read our most recent blog post here and learn more about an expat family sponsorship visa in Dubai by visiting those pages. This blog is specifically for you if you want to sponsor your child. The questions that parents frequently have while sponsoring their child's visa in Dubai are all addressed below by Adam Global family visa experts in Dubai.

Tips for sponsoring a child's visa Dubai, United Arab Emirates

  • Unmarried individuals under the age of 18 who require sponsorship from one of their parents to live in the UAE are considered dependent children. The UAE government, however, recently declared that parents can sponsor their child/children up to the age of 25 rather than the previous limit of 18.

  • If a child is enrolled in a university or college, they cannot be sponsored by their parents for residency in the UAE unless they have a legal document proving they are less than 25 (or older than 18) and single.

  • A child doesn’t need to clear a medical fitness examination to get the UAE residency, which is mandatory for adults.

  • Contrary to the past, those with employment visas can now sponsor their child regardless of their job titles as long as they earn at least AED 4,000 per month or AED 3,000 plus housing.

  • In certain circumstances, as determined by the ICP, a mother who resides in the UAE may sponsor her child or children.

  • As long as the sponsor can deposit the required warranty amount for each child and show a notarized no-objection certificate from the biological parent, stepchildren can also be sponsored by an expatriate parent for UAE residency (subject to GDRFA's requirements). Their residency visas are valid for one year and are renewed.

  • No longer must an expat be in a specific profession to sponsor family visas.

  • In Dubai, a wife must obtain a husband's letter of consent before she can sponsor a child's visa.

  • Mothers who work as nurses or teachers are exempt from the salary requirements.

  • Under the UAE, dads typically serve as the family's head and are the only ones who can sponsor a child's visa; however, in some circumstances, a mother may also sponsor the child.

  • To demonstrate that she can provide for her child's basic needs, the sponsor parent must reside in the UAE under the terms of the tenancy agreement.

  • If a woman sponsors her entire family, she must earn at least AED 10,000 annually.

  • The Dubai child visa will last for the same amount of time as the parent sponsor's visa.

  • You have 60 days from the time your child enters the country with an entry permit to apply for a visa for the UAE.

  • According to the most recent law, the child's residency visa, like other residency visas in the UAE, might not go through the visa stamping process.

  • At the EIDA Center for Emirates ID issuance, a youngster under the age of 14 is exempt from providing their fingerprints.

You may also want to check out our next blogs for more information regarding the requirements for sponsoring a Child Visa in Dubai.

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