Dependent’s Visa

The dependent’s visa (sometimes termed the family residence visa) means that investors and workers can bring their families to live with them in the UAE. There are certain terms and conditions that must be met – for example, the sponsor must be earning at least AED 4,000 a month, or AED 3000 plus accommodation.

The authorities require plenty of supporting documents in order to approve this visa. This might include copies of your wedding certificate (translated into Arabic), bank statements proving your salary, tenancy contracts, or your children’s birth certificates.

The process of gaining a UAE residency visa

The process of gaining a UAE residency visa differs, depending on which type of visa you choose (we can advise). The steps below illustrate typical routes towards obtaining one.

Apply for an entry permit

This first stage can either be carried out while you’re in the UAE, or in another country.

Arrive in Dubai

Arrive in Dubai to activate entry permit – or perform in country status change if in UAE already

Medical test and ID

Once you’ve been given your entry permit, you’ll be asked to undergo a medical test, and apply for your UAE ID.

Submission of documents

Next, you’ll need to gather the relevant documents and submit them to the immigration department.

Passport stamp

Once all the documents have been reviewed and approved, your passport will be stamped with your residency visa.