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Mother can sponsor child in UAE if her salary is Dh4,000

Ahish Mehta
Filed on May 21, 2020 | Last updated on May 21, 2020 at 07.17 am
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For further clarifications, you may approach the General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs and seek their advice.

I am pregnant and my salary is not more than Dh10,000. The salary of my husband is less than Dh3,000. Can I sponsor the visa of my child when he is born? Can we apply for a visit visa of our newborn upon expiry of the 120-day grace period to apply for a residence visa of the child in the UAE?

Answer:

Pursuant to your queries, in the UAE the minimum salary for an expatriate woman to sponsor her child is Dh4,000 or Dh3,000 if accommodation is provided by her employer. The changes in minimum salary requirements to sponsor families of expatriates in the UAE came into effect since 2019 pursuant to Cabinet Decision No.(30) for the year 2019 regarding criteria for sponsorship of families for the expatriates in the UAE. Based on your current salary, you may be in a position to sponsor your child in the UAE. Further, you need to obtain a no-objection letter from your husband, stating that he has no objection about you sponsoring the UAE visa of your newborn.

In the event the tenancy contract of your residence is in the name of your husband, it is recommended that you approach the owner of the apartment and request him to cancel the existing tenancy contract and re-issue the contract in your name for the remaining period of the tenancy or for a new tenancy period. Further, you can also request your owner to return the post-dated cheques issued by your husband to the owner of the property so you can replace them with your cheques. If your owner refuses to cancel the existing tenancy contract and issue a new one in your name, you may get a letter from your husband stating that he has no objection that you are using the tenancy contract which is in his name to apply for the residence visa of your newborn child.

The requirement to apply for a visit visa for your newborn child upon expiry of 120 days of grace period to apply for a residence visa of a child in UAE upon its birth may not arise as you fulfill the minimum salary criteria to sponsor your newborn in the UAE.

For further clarifications, you may approach the General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs and seek their advice.

Know the law

A woman needs to obtain a no-objection letter from her husband stating that he has no objection to her sponsoring the UAE visa of their newborn

Ashish Mehta is the founder and Managing Partner of Ashish Mehta & Associates. He is qualified to practise law in Dubai, the United Kingdom and India. Full details of his firm on: www.amalawyers.com. Readers may e-mail their questions to: news@khaleejtimes.com or send them to Legal View, Khaleej Times, PO Box 11243, Dubai.


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