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If you are married, the head of the family, and earning at least AED 6000 per month, then you are qualified to sponsor a maid or nanny in Dubai. You can sponsor a maid from Bangladesh, India, Sri Lanka, Ethiopia, Indonesia, and the Philippines. Generally, sponsoring a maid in Dubai is done in three major… Read More

Soon, we won’t have to wait too long for our residency permits, as UAE authorities have announced plans to reduce their processing time by 50 percent. This is part of the government’s latest move towards achieving the National Agenda of the UAE Vision 2021. Measures to hasten the processing of residency permits have been planned… Read More

Expats who are thinking of bringing their mother or father in Dubai, here’s a guide to getting a UAE residence visa for your parents. We’ve written this step by step process so you can get an idea how to sponsor your parents in the UAE. One of the updates of applying for a visa whether… Read More

If you have been living in the UAE for some time, you might have thought about bringing your children to the country as well. To do this, you need to get them a residence visa through sponsorship. We’ve discussed before how you can sponsor your spouse in the UAE. In this article, you will learn… Read More

If you’re planning to renew your residence visa anytime soon, then you’d better have health insurance. The Dubai government is now upholding the “no health insurance, no visa rule” for all residents. If you are not insured, you will have to pay a fine of AED 500 per month. Even for those who have existing… Read More

If you’ve just given birth to your son or daughter, it is important that you apply for a passport and residence visa for your child. The passport will be processed at your embassy. For the residence visa, parents need to apply at the General Directorate of Residency and Foreign Affairs (GDRFA) in Al Jafiliya. This… Read More

In case you are planning to bring your spouse to Dubai and sponsor their residence visa, here’s a guide to help you do so. Below is a list of requirements, qualification and steps based on an experience by one of our readers who have shared their experience with us. Please be guided accordingly. Disclaimer: Be… Read More

UAE visit visa status holders no longer need to exit the UAE in order to change their visas to residency permits. If you find employment, you can change the status to your company’s work residence permit electronically which makes it more convenient. No Need for UAE Visa Runs to Change to Residency Status Brigadier Dr Rashid… Read More

A woman is allowed to sponsor her family in Dubai and the rest of the UAE under certain conditions. Also, check out the difference between a Tourist Visa and a Residence visa as well as the benefits of each. Take note though that the information posted below serves only as a guide and always check… Read More