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UAE expats must have at least Dhs10,000 monthly income to sponsor 5 relatives


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Emad Eddin Khalil, Staff Reporter

The UAE authorities said that expats who wanted to bring 5 relatives to UAE must have at least Dh10,000 in monthly income to sponsor kin.

According to the resolution, it is required that the foreigners wishing to bring in relatives have suitable housing and a monthly income stated in the ministry’s resolution.

The authorities said that he/she is allowed to bring in 5 individuals if the monthly income is Dhs10,000, and 6 individuals if his monthly income is Dhs15,000 and the Director General of the ICP will decide the suitability of the applicant in the event of a desire to sponsor more than 6 persons.

Ali Muhammad Al Shamsi, Chairman of the Federal Authority for Identity, Nationality, Customs and Ports Security, made the announcement.

Al Shamsi clarified the Resolution No. 74 of 2022 regarding the conditions and controls implementing Cabinet Resolution No. 65 of 2022 regarding the executive regulations of Federal Decree Law No. 29 of 2021 regarding the entry and residence of foreigners, which entered into force Implementation from October 3, 2022.

Lost ID and passport

The decision includes all procedures related to the loss or damage of a foreigner’s passport or identity card, whether he is inside or outside the country, including allowing a foreigner who has lost a passport or identity card, or both, to enter the country, and to review the relevant public administration within 3 working days to complete the procedures after submitting a request to enter the country through the smart services platform and report the loss.

Humanitarian cases and 5 Point Rule

The decision provided for the issuance of a residence permit for a period of one year, subject to renewal, provided that a guarantor or a host is available based on considerations of the applicant’s humanitarian situation.

The authorities specified 5 conditions for issuing a residence permit to a foreigner whose country suffers from wars, disasters or unrest, provided that the foreigner holds the nationality of the country classified among the countries: wars, disasters, or disturbances, which are determined by a decision of the Authority’s chairman, and that the foreigner is inside the country, has the appropriate financial solvency, and has adequate housing.

The residence may include the foreigner’s family members who are outside or inside the country.

Residency without work

The decision included the conditions and controls for recruiting foreigners to reside without work in the country, and they include financial solvency for the availability of the minimum income for the family for the husband or wife, or both together, so that if the monthly income is Dhs3,000, housing is required from the employer, but if the salary is Dhs4,000, it is not required.

To provide adequate housing, it is required that the number of people living in the rented or owned property be proportional to the absorptive capacity of the property, a certified lease contract or the submission of a title deed to the property, and if the parents, sons and husband of the citizen or citizen who hold foreign passports are to be brought in, the relationship of kinship must be proven in In the event of bringing the parents, and in the case of bringing the husband or wife, the marriage contract or the certificate of continuity of the marriage must be attested, as the case may be, and certified birth certificates in the case of bringing the children.

Entry visas

The decision stipulates that the entry visa is valid for a period of 60 days from the date of issuance, and the entry visa authorizes its holder to stay in the country according to the type of visa.

All entry visas for visits allow the holder to enter for one time or multiple times, as determined by the issuing authority.

In this regard, in all cases, the stay of a foreigner who has obtained a visit visa may not exceed 180 days.

The decision stated that the extensions should continue to work for nationals of countries exempted from prior visas, in accordance with what is contained in the agreements and memorandums of understanding in the country and the decisions of the Council of Ministers prior to the issuance of this decision.

The decision added new controls for issuing an entry visa to visit a friend or relative, in addition to the previous conditions announced previously, namely: It is required for the issuance of the visa that the foreigner coming to the country be a friend or relative of a citizen, regardless of the degree of kinship, and that the foreigner coming to the country be a relative of a foreigner residing in the country from first or second degree, and in this case it is required that the resident foreigner occupies one of the jobs within the first or second level, explaining the decision all the conditions related to the visa to explore business opportunities, and the requirements for granting a green residence to the foreign investor for a period of 5 years, or for a period of two years outside the scope of the green residence .



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