If you are in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and want to sponsor your wife and/or child, you need to understand that there are certain requirements.
To get the process done the right way, here are some details you should take note of:
To begin with, you need to provide original copies of their passports along with 3 passport-sized photos (white background). In addition, you will need to submit the copies of your passport, your residency visa, and your Emirates ID. For those working in the government or a semi-government company, submitting a salary certificate is likewise a must. Those employed by a private sector, on the other hand, are required to submit a copy of their labor contract.
You will only be allowed to sponsor your child or spouse to the country if you have a salary of over Dhs3,000. The amount may vary so it is advisable to check ahead just to make sure.
Fees and Additional Supporting Documents
Of course, submitting a copy of Ejari and your latest Dewa bill is a prerequisite as well. Before submitting the residence visa application for your child or wife, you have to apply an Emirates ID for them. The residence visa will cost you at least Dhs380 while the Emirates ID will be for Dhs100 per year of residency. An additional Dhs70 will also be collected for submitting the application to printing officers or Dhs40 for sending electronic applications via the website of Emirates Identity Authorities.
Your child or wife will need to have a medical which may cost Dhs310.
Other Important Information
If your child is still outside the country, you have to apply for an entry visa first. This will cost Dhs350. Newborn babies, on the other hand, need to have their own birth certificate.
Finally, women may only sponsor their child or husband with a written exemption from the General Directorate of Residency and Foreign Affairs.