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?
- No-Objection Certificate (NOC) from the employer (if applicable)
- Bank statements or financial documents demonstrating the ability to support the family
- 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.
- How We Work
Saving you precious time
We’ll arrange an initial consultation so we can learn more about your circumstances and needs. This involves understanding more about the people you wish to apply for and any other relevant details that may affect the family visa application.
Your Visa Options
Doing the admin for you
Based on your circumstances we can then provide information about your family visa options. This can include spousal visas, dependent visas for children or other family-related visa categories. We will also let you know about the full application requirements, processing time and potential challenges that may need to be overcome along the way.
Being your support
You will receive a checklist of all the documents required for the family visa application. This could include passports, photographs, marriage certificates, birth certificates, medical fitness certificates and more.
Being your support
Once all the correct documentation is in place, we can submit the application and pay any related fees on your behalf. Our team will ensure you are kept in the loop about the progress of your application.
Visa Issuance and Collection
Being your support
When your family visa is approved, we help you with the visa issuance process, which typically involves submitting passports for visa stamping. We’ll arrange for the collection of the passports and will let you know what needs to be done to collect the visas.
Being your support
Our support doesn’t end once you have collected your family visas. We can also help with Emirates ID applications, medical insurance and more. Our team can also help with visa renewals and any changes that may be required to your family visa status if your situation changes in the future.
- Frequently asked questions
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.