How to Renew Your Maid/Nanny’s Residence Visa

In a previous post, we’ve shared about how you can sponsor a housemaid or nanny in Dubai. Your maid’s residence visa is valid for one year, after which it must be renewed.

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As the sponsor, it is your responsibility to apply for your maid’s residence visa renewal. You would also be the one to pay for it, so get ready to spend around AED 6,000 to 7,000. Keep on reading to know more about the requirements, fees, and procedure for getting this done!

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Guide to Renewing Your Maid/Nanny’s Residence Visa

To apply for the renewal of your housemaid’s residence visa, you can either go online or head to an authorized typing centre. But before this, make sure that you have the necessary documents and fees, as well as meet the prerequisites.


  • Sponsor should have a minimum salary of AED 10,000
  • Sponsor’s accommodation should have at least 2 bedrooms
  • Housemaid should pass a new medical test

Required Documents:

  • Maid’s passport with residence visa
  • Maid’s Emirates ID
  • Three (3) passport-sized photos of maid and sponsor
  • Copy of sponsor’s passport with residence visa
  • Sponsor’s employment contract (attested) indicating salary
  • Sponsor’s tenancy agreement attested through Ejari
  • Copy of sponsor’s electricity and water bill
  • Maid’s labour contract indicating salary
  • Maid’s medical certificate


  • AED 325 – medical fitness cost
  • AED 200 – typing fee
  • AED 5,080 – resident visa fee
  • AED 10 – courier charge
  • Receipt of AED 2,030 deposit (as proof of payment made during initial visa application)

NOTE: If you apply for the renewal after 30 days from the visa’s expiration date, this will be considered late and a penalty fine will be imposed.

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  1. Take your maid for a medical fitness exam in an authorized clinic or centre. Wait for 5 to 7 days before getting the results.
  2. Go with your maid to the General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs (GDRFA) office or to any authorized typing centre.
  3. Accomplish the residence visa renewal application form.
  4. Submit all the required documents and pay the fees.
  5. You will be asked for your maid’s salary. This will be entered into the updated labour contract, which must be signed by both you (as the sponsor) and your maid.
  6. After 5 working days, your maid’s passport with the renewed visa will be sent via courier.

NOTE: Your deposit made during the initial visa application will be refunded when your housemaid transfers to another sponsor or leaves the UAE permanently.

ALSO READ: How to Renew Residence Visa of Family Members

DISCLAIMER: The above guide is presented for information-sharing purposed only. To learn more about how to renew your housemaid’s or nanny’s residence visa, please visit the Dubai Government official portal

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