Stay Close to Your Loved Ones: Comprehensive Spousal and Family Support
At Start Business Advisory, we understand the significance of family and the desire to be together. That’s why we are dedicated to providing comprehensive Spousal and Family Support, ensuring that you can stay close to your loved ones without any hassle or complications.
The process of obtaining a family visa in the UAE can be complex and time-consuming, often involving numerous documentation requirements, government procedures, and legal intricacies. We recognize the challenges you may face, and our expert team is here to guide you through every step, making the entire Spousal and Family Support process smooth, swift, and stress-free.
Our experienced professionals specialize in UAE immigration law and have an in-depth understanding of family visa regulations and requirements. 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 the UAE with your family, we have you covered with our Spousal and Family Support service.
What documents are needed for UAE Family Visa?
- No-Objection Certificate (NOC) from the employer (if applicable)
- Bank statements or financial documents demonstrating the sponsor’s 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 3 years and can be renewed if needed, giving you and your family more than enough time to settle in the country. 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 the opposite sex
- 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 functioning tests and pregnancy tests.
- Our Strategy
Saving you precious time
We will schedule an initial consultation with you to understand your specific needs and circumstances. The discussion will be about your family structure, relationship to the sponsor, and any relevant details that may affect the family visa application.
Explain Visa Options
Doing the admin for you
We will provide a clear overview of the available family visa options based on your situation. This could include spousal visas, dependent visas for children, or other family-related visa categories. You will find out about the requirements, processing time, and potential challenges associated with each option.
Being your support
You will receive a checklist outlining the specific documents needed for their particular case, such as passports, photographs, marriage certificates, birth certificates, and medical fitness certificates.
Being your support
We will follow the specified procedures and pay any necessary fees on your behalf. Maintain regular communication with you to keep you informed about the progress of your application.
Visa Issuance and Collection
Being your support
Once the family visa is approved, we will guide you through the visa issuance process, which typically involves submitting passports for visa stamping. Coordinate the collection of the passports and communicate the final steps required for you to obtain the family visas.
Being your support
This is not all! We will provide post-visa support by assisting you in arranging additional services you may need, such as Emirates ID application, medical insurance, or sponsor-related obligations. Offer guidance on any required renewals or changes to the family visa status in the future.
- Frequently asked questions
The requirements for a UAE family visa typically include a valid residence visa of the sponsor, 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 around 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 three years and can be renewed. I
t’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 are required to meet certain income or salary thresholds to demonstrate their ability to financially support their family members.
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.