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How to Choose the Right Kind of UAE Visa

Millions of passengers transit through the Dubai Airports every year, each with his or her own purpose for travel. Some people come to see the sights, while others are visiting their relatives. A huge number arrive to apply for work, while others are simply passing by. ALSO READ: Major Changes in UAE Visa Rules: Things You Should Know… Read more

Common Reasons for Rejecting UAE Visa Application

Whether you are planning to come for work or travel purposes, you may need to apply for a visa to enter the UAE, depending on different factors. This shouldn’t be a problem as long as you have all the requirements, but what if your visa application gets denied or rejected? ALSO READ: 12 Common Visa Questions about… Read more

How to renew family visa

Previously, we shared about how to renew your residence identity card, in relation to your residence visa. This can easily be done when you’re living on your own, but if you have sponsored your spouse and children in the UAE, then you will have to renew their visas, too. Depending on your contract, and as your family’s sponsor, their residence… Read more

Last week, the Dubai Executive Council announced that tuition fees will not increase in private schools this year. Certain business fees have been decreased or waived as well. Meanwhile, more important changes have been made recently by the UAE Cabinet. The UAE Cabinet met in Abu Dhabi on Wednesday to discuss foreign workers’ insurance, visa facilitation,… Read more

how to cancel uae residence visa

The residence visa is issued to people who are working in the UAE. It is also issued to a family member or dependent, which a UAE resident has sponsored. The visa is valid for 2 to 3 years and may be renewed for as long as the resident is working in the country. But what happens… Read more

Without a doubt, Dubai is one of the world’s top destinations for work, travel, and business. There are plenty of reasons why people choose to work and live in Dubai. Prior to this, they need to apply for a work visa permit upon arriving in the emirate. If you are thinking about going to Dubai… Read more

How to Sponsor a Maid or Nanny in Dubai

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

Faster Processing of Residency Permits Coming Soon

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

how to sponsor mother father uae

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

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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

how to sponsor spouse uae

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. To sponsor… Read more