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.

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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 sponsor’s 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 for each applicant

Attested educational certificates (for dependent children of certain ages)

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 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.

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- 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.