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How green visa holders can sponsor their family in UAE?

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Staff Writer, TLR

Published on July 14, 2023, 17:41:00


UAE raised stakes rivalling countries

The UAE has raised the stakes for rivalling countries with its newly-minted Green Visa, offering foreign nationals flexibility over their career paths and family lives. The renewable visa is tailored for ambitious individuals looking for fresh challenges and absolute autonomy in pursuing professional opportunities.  

What's more impressive about this revolutionary policy is that it doesn't require residence sponsorship from either corporations or Emirati citizens.

For those holding Green Visas in the UAE who wish to sponsor their loved ones' residency visas – it's important to note that eligibility requirements must be met beforehand.

The necessary conditions include having a valid residency visa and earning enough income as specified by authorities.

  1. Meet the eligibility requirements: To sponsor their family members, Green Visa holders are required to meet certain eligibility criteria, such as having a valid residency visa and earning a minimum salary. The specific requirements for eligibility may differ depending on the family member being sponsored.
  2. Obtain necessary documents:

The sponsor is in charge of acquiring particular documents, such as a marriage certificate for their spouse, birth certificates for their children, and evidence of any additional family members' relationships.

  1. Apply for the visa: At the General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs (GDRFA) or at a typing facility, the sponsor can apply for a residency visa on behalf of their family members. The submission of the necessary paperwork and a security deposit are prerequisites for the application process.
  2. Medical examination:

Every family member who applies for a residency visa must undergo a medical examination and obtain a health certificate. After the residency visa is approved, the family members must also register for an Emirates ID.

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