Procedures for issuing residency for the family in Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates, has grown economically, commercially, and urbanly in a remarkable and distinctive way. The UAE has set rules for bringing spouses and children to the country and has offered numerous residence options. To save time, today's article covers Abu Dhabi's wife and children's residence permission form.

Read also: How to conveniently renew your passport for the UAE

Conditions for bringing the wife to Abu Dhabi

The Abu Dhabi government has been keen to facilitate the procedures for obtaining residency for the families of its residents by setting a set of conditions. With regard to the conditions for bringing the wife to Abu Dhabi in addition to the children and the papers required to obtain residency in Abu Dhabi, the following are the most important points:

  • Residence visa application either online or through authorized typing offices
  • A copy of the passport of the sponsor and the sponsored persons (wife and children)
  • White background photographs of the wife and children
  • The original certificate of medical fitness for the wife and children after reaching the age of 18
  • A copy of the husband's work contract or the company's contract if he is an employer
  • A valid work permit for the sponsor
  • Husband's salary certificate
  • Salary certificate from the employer showing the required minimum monthly salary in the concerned emirate, with regard to the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, the salary should be AED 4,000 per month or AED 3,000 if housing is available
  • Producing the duly certified marriage contract
  • Notarized rental contract
  • Latest water and electricity bill

Residency issuance form for the wife and children

There are many types of residence permits in the United Arab Emirates, and accordingly we find more than one form for issuing a residence permit for the family, and this is due to the sponsor’s work location, whether it is the private sector, the public sector, a free zone, and many others


Residency renewal for families in Abu Dhabi

Upon expiration of the residency, the sponsor must expedite the process of renewing it in order to avoid paying fines and exposing him and his family to legal accountability. The residence permit expires, however, the Abu Dhabi residence permit for families must be renewed before it expires.

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