Bringing your family into Dubai can be an exciting but also daunting prospect all at the same time.
Does the family come with you when you start work or should they wait till you are settled in the region and then follow later, both questions are relevant and should be considered carefully. Every overseas contract work with family residence visa a requirement faces these dilemmas. Efficient organisation of the family’s residency documentation is the key to any success of family relocation in most countries. In the UAE the main sponsor of the family should have completed all their residency paperwork including receiving their National Emirates ID Card and residency visa before starting any of the family, dependents or domestic worker visa processing in Dubai.
The Main Sponsor should have the following in place before commencing new or renewal of residence visa processing with family in Dubai:
- Work Permit
- Residence Visa
- Emirates ID Card
- Home Tenancy/ Rental Agreement/Home Title Deeds
- Ejari confirming the Home Tenancy
Children need to have attested birth certificates from your home country to apply under the main sponsor.
The children will need a residency visa to register for the school year so there is always an element of time constraint.
Spouses need to have fully attested marriage certificates from the country where the marriage ceremony was held to apply for a spouse visa in the UAE which comes attached to the main sponsor by law.
Domestic worker visa in Dubai whether new or renewal of Dubai residence visa, the wife and main sponsor should have valid visas before the Domestic worker residence is issued or renewed.
Wife sponsoring husband visa has certain criteria and conditions that should be met before the husband’s residence visa is approved.
For adoption and divorced cases please contact us direct as additional documentation will be needed.
Contact us for any further clarification on sponsoring your family in the UAE.