Apply for a family VISA in Dubai in the UAE

    Starting a business in Dubai, UAE, is tough enough, especially if you are doing it without the support of your family close by. That’s why we offer comprehensive support for UAE family visa applications, so you can stay close to the people who mean the most to you. 

    Obtaining a family visa in the UAE can be a complex and time-consuming experience, often involving numerous documentation requirements, government procedures, and legal complications.

    Thanks to our experience in this area, we can offer solutions to the many challenges that appear along the way. Our experienced professionals specialise in UAE immigration law and possess an in-depth understanding of family visa regulations. 

    Whether you are a UAE resident seeking to bring your spouse, children, or other family members to join you, or you are planning to relocate to Dubai or the UAE with your family, we can help you every step of the way.


    What documents are needed for UAE Family Visa?

    Sponsor's Documents

    Valid UAE residence visa of the sponsor

    Passport copies of the sponsor

    Emirates ID card of the sponsor

    Salary certificate or employment contract of the sponsor

    Tenancy contract or proof of accommodation where the sponsor resides

    Additional Documents:

      • No-Objection Certificate (NOC) from the employer (if applicable)
      • Bank statements or financial documents demonstrating the ability to support the family

    Applicant's Documents

    Passport copies of the applicant(s) (including dependents)

    Passport-sized photographs of the applicant(s)

    Marriage certificate (for spouse visa) or birth certificate (for child visa)

    Medical fitness certificate and attested educational certificates

    Emirates ID application form for each applicant

    Additional Documents:

      • Relationship proof (e.g., marriage certificate, birth certificate, or family book)
      • Legalized and attested documents (varies by nationality; check with relevant authorities)

    Family Visa Requirements In The UAE

    A family Visa in the UAE remains valid for 2 years in line with the sponsor visa validity and can be renewed if needed, giving you and your family more than enough time to settle in the country. Besides, if you want to sponsor and apply for a family Visa, you must be aware of some important UAE laws. This includes:

    • The spouse must be of another gender
    • You must have a UAE residence Visa
    • You must be a resident expatriate or UAE national
    • You must earn at least AED 4,000 per month
    • You must provide accommodation for your family
    • You must provide proof of your relationship with your family

    UAE laws also state that family members must have a clean criminal record and be ‘medically fit’ – which requires them to have a health certificate from a UAE-government-approved doctor. The health check may require your family members to undergo some tests, such as blood tests, liver function tests and pregnancy tests.

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    The requirements for a UAE family visa typically include a valid residence visa for the sponsor. Besides, you need passport copies of the applicant(s), relationship proof (e.g., marriage or birth certificate), medical fitness certificates, Emirates ID application form, and other supporting documents.

    Specific requirements may vary depending on individual circumstances and visa category.

    The processing time for a UAE family visa can vary. It typically takes 1 to 3 weeks, but it can take longer depending on the immigration workload, completeness of the application, and any additional processing requirements.

    Yes, UAE residents who meet the eligibility criteria can sponsor their spouse and children for a family visa. Sponsors must fulfil certain financial requirements, have suitable accommodation, and meet the relationship criteria (e.g., being legally married for a spouse visa or having legitimate children).

    The validity period of a UAE family visa depends on the specific visa category and the sponsor’s visa status. Typically, family visas are granted for one to 2 years and can be renewed.

    It’s important to note that the validity period can vary, and visa holders must adhere to the residency regulations and renewal requirements.

    Yes, there are financial requirements for a UAE family visa. Sponsors must meet certain income or salary thresholds to demonstrate their ability to support their family members financially.

    These requirements may differ based on the visa category and may be subject to change. So it’s important to review the latest guidelines provided by the UAE immigration authorities.