Dubai Dependent Visa

Last Updated: Saturday , 29/05/2023

Are you dreaming of bringing your family to experience the wonders of the UAE and live with you? Look no further than the Dubai dependent visa, which allows you to sponsor your loved ones to live with you. Unlike tourist or work visas, the Dubai dependent visa, also known as a family visa, grants you an extended stay in Dubai, making it the perfect option if you want your family to stay for a longer duration.

This visa enables your dependent family members to live and work in Dubai. Whether you choose to apply personally or through your employer, the process is made simpler with the necessary documents, including an Emirates ID, residence visa, and by fulfilling certain eligibility criteria.

Don't be overwhelmed by the application process because we are here to guide you every step of the way. So, keep reading to discover more about the Dubai dependent visa and unlock the door to the wonderful opportunity of living in Dubai with your family.

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1 Sponsoring your Family Members for a Dubai Dependent Visa

If you are an expatriate working in Dubai and currently hold a Residence visa in the UAE, you can sponsor your immediate family members. This means that you can bring certain members of your family to live with you in the UAE. The following individuals are eligible for sponsorship:

  • Spouse
  • Children
  • Parents

2 Eligibility and When to Apply

To apply for a Dubai dependent visa, it is essential to meet the specific eligibility criteria set by the Dubai authorities. Make sure you meet the requirements mentioned below before proceeding with your application.

A) You should be either a UAE citizen, a valid residence visa holder, or a valid residence permit holder residing in the country.

B) Your monthly salary should meet the minimum requirement, which is either AED 4,000 or AED 3,000 per month plus accommodation if you are a male.

C) As per the current regulations, sponsoring parents requires a minimum monthly salary of AED 10,000.

D) It is no longer necessary to be employed in a specific field or industry to qualify for sponsoring your family members.

E) Family members above the age of 18 who are being sponsored must undergo a medical fitness test conducted by an approved medical institution in the UAE.

3 Rates for the full services

Entry permit OUTSIDE 460
Sponsor file open 250
Emirates ID 390
Medical 340
Visa stamping 490
Service Charge 300
TOTAL 2230
Entry permit INSIDE 1140
Sponsor file open 250
Change status 650
Emirates ID 390
Medical 340
Visa stamping 490
Service Charge 300
TOTAL 3560

4 Step by step process

If you want to apply for your Dubai dependent visa or family visa through Tourmate, these are the steps you will have to follow:

1. Email all the necessary supporting documents to Tourmate visa assistance.

2. Complete the visa fees payment.

3. You will receive a visa ready notification after the visa has been processed.

4. The digital visa copy will be sent to you through WhatsApp or Email.

6 Documents Required for Applying Dependent Visa

To ensure a successful Dubai dependent visa application procedure make sure you have the following documents ready for submission:

  1. Copy of the sponsoring person's passport.
  2. Copy of the sponsoring person's UAE residence visa.
  3. Copy of the front and back of the sponsoring person's Emirates ID Card.
  4. Work contract or salary certificate of the sponsor, providing evidence of meeting the minimum salary requirement.
  5. Proof of accommodation, such as a lease contract, title deed, or registered tenancy contract in the sponsor's name. If the wife is the sponsor and the contract is in the husband's name, a copy of the husband's Emirates ID card must be attached along with the contract and other relevant documents.
  6. Attested marriage certificate.
  7. Attested birth certificates of the children.
  8. Valid passport of the applicant (with a minimum validity of 6 months).
  9. Clear passport-sized photo of the applicant with a white background.

6 Tourmate expertise

At Tourmate, we pride ourselves on providing our customers with meticulous attention to detail, tailoring our services to their unique requirements. We have a deep understanding of what works best for our valued customers, which is why our team of expert visa consultants offers personalized assistance to ensure a seamless and hassle-free process. We genuinely care about our customers, and we foster an environment filled with energy and warmth, creating a friendly atmosphere that puts them at ease. With us, our customers receive not only exceptional service but also a memorable and enjoyable experience.

7 Frequently Asked Questions

The processing time for a Dubai dependent visa can vary depending on various factors. For entry permits into the UAE, it usually takes around 3-5 working days. However, once you are in Dubai, you have a 60-day window to apply for a residence visa. The duration for obtaining a residence visa can vary, but it generally takes approximately 2 weeks.
The timeline for completing the entire process of obtaining a Dubai dependent visa can extend up to 30 days or more, depending on the specific circumstances of your application. Factors such as documentation, verification, and other procedural requirements can impact the overall processing time.
a) A noteworthy change is the integration of the dependents' residence visa and Emirates ID. Now, applicants can conveniently apply for both the residence visa and Emirates ID online. Upon approval, the Emirates ID is issued without the need for visa stamping on the passport. This allows travelers to utilize the Emirates ID as a valid travel document.
b) Another significant update is that parents now can sponsor their unmarried daughters for an indefinite period.