Family residency visa

The visa allows you to reside in the UAE for more than 30 days, work here legally, and have similar opportunities as locals. After obtaining your visa, you can apply for a residency visa for your family in Dubai.

Family residency visa

Since it is practically impossible for foreign nationals to obtain UAE citizenship, a family visa is the best alternative to stay in the country for more than 30 days.
Moreover, a family visa also allows you to legally work in the country.

What is included in the service?

  • Assistance in document package preparation
  • Undergoing a medical examination
  • Submission of biometric date
  • Acquisition of a resident visa
  • Acquisition of an Emirates ID

Emirates ID

The Emirates ID is a card that carries a unique identification number for its holder. The Emirates ID card or credential provides the following benefits:

  • enables long-term residency in the UAE;
  • allows the formalization of Ejari long-term housing rental contracts;
  • grants access to both governmental and non-governmental services;
  • permits unlimited crossings of the UAE border;
  • facilitates the procurement of insurance for medical consultations and treatments in the UAE;
  • provides the opportunity to work and conduct business in the UAE;
  • allows for-profit education at all local academic institutions;
  • enables applications for Schengen or U.S. visas;
  • allows for the acquisition of a standard driving license;
  • enables the opening of an account or securing a loan from a local bank.

The Emirates ID is issued with any resident visa.

What is included in the service?

  • Assistance in document package preparation
  • Undergoing a medical examination
  • Submission of biometric data
  • Acquisition of a resident visa
  • Acquisition of an Emirates ID

The process of obtaining a visa

  • Obtaining an entry permit

    Our process is as follows: you give us the documents, we verify, translate, get them legally certified and forward them to the relevant ministries. Simultaneously, we arrange an entry permit for you, which remains valid for 2 months. If you are abroad when the permit is issued, you must arrive before the permit expires.

  • Changing visa status

    The moment you set foot in the UAE, a specific status is allocated to you. In most cases, you can enter the country either as a tourist or a resident. If you are abroad when your entry permit is issued, your status will automatically change to “non-tourist” upon border crossing. If your entry permit is issued while you are already in the UAE, the status is changed manually.

  • Undergoing a medical examination

    Undergoing a medical examination is a compulsory step in the process of applying for any kind of visa. The medical examination includes blood analysis and fluorography.

  • Submission of biometric data

    Submission of biometric data is yet another obligatory step. This procedure must be completed in the UAE. Essentially, you just need to provide your fingerprints.

  • Issuance of a resident visa

    All paperwork is coordinated through the immigration service. Provided everything has been prepared accurately, the ministries will give their approval and issue the visa.

  • Acquisition of an Emirates ID

    Once your visa is issued, you will be given a plastic card with a unique identification number for accessing services within the UAE.

Our Clients' FAQ

If your close relative (mother, father, husband, wife, daughter, son) is officially employed and has an employment contract and residency, they are eligible to apply for a family visa. To qualify for this visa, the applicant must earn a salary of more than AED 4,000 (if accommodation is not provided by the employer) or at least AED 3,000 if accommodation is provided).

Also, citizens who have an investor visa (as business founders or real estate buyers in the UAE) can apply for a family visa. If your close relative has a freelance visa, they can apply for a sponsor visa for their relatives.

When applying for a visa for relatives, a legalized document proving kinship (marriage or birth certificate) must also be provided.

  • Emirates sponsor ID;
  • Original marriage certificate certified by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Embassy in the country of origin;
  • Original birth certificates for children certified by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Embassy in the country of origin;
  • Employment contract and salary certificate;
  • Certified rental agreement of 1 year or more (ejari);
  • Color copies of passports of all sponsored relatives;
  • A 3×4 photo of the person for whom the visa is being applied;
  • If the parents are divorced, or the child’s mother is the sponsor, a power of attorney from the other parent or father is required. It is important to note that a power of attorney issued in foreign countries is no longer accepted. Now, a power of attorney can only be issued through a local notary in the UAE. You can arrange a meeting with a notary via an online Zoom meeting for $405.

It starts at $950 (including government fees), depending on the visa sponsor and the relative receiving the visa (visa cost for children under 16 is less than that of adults, as they do not undergo medical examinations).

Company founders who wish to sponsor must pay an additional non-refundable deposit of $810 per relative

The timeframe for obtaining a UAE family visa is 2-3 weeks on average.


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