Expatriates, who hold valid partner, investor , employee visa in UAE, can sponsor the following family members:

Your wife

If you are a Muslim resident, you may also sponsor two wives but you must meet certain terms set out by the GDRFA.

Your sons

You can sponsor your sons only if they are 18 or under. If the sons are over 18, you can still sponsor them but only if they are students, and only up to the age of 21. Additionally, if the sons are over 18, they must enter the UAE at least once every six months if studying abroad otherwise their UAE visa will be canceled.

Your daughters

You can sponsor your daughters only if they are unmarried.

Your parents

You can also sponsor your parents, provided you meet the following conditions:

  • You sponsor both parents
  • You pay a deposit as a guarantee for each parent
  • You get your parents a medical insurance policy
  • You have a monthly salary of AED 20,000 or a AED 19,000 plus a two-bedroom accommodation

Your stepchildren

You may also sponsor your stepchildren if you get a written No Objection Certificate from the biological parent. The visa for stepchildren is valid for one year and renewable.

A woman can also sponsor her family:

  • She has to earn a monthly salary not lower than AED 10,000 or alternatively AED 8,000 plus accommodation
  • She must work as an engineer, teacher, or a profession related to the medical sector (doctor, nurse etc)
  • If she has a husband who can sponsor the children instead, she is not allowed to do it herself. It must be the husband.
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