Expats planning sponsor family in Dubai have to produce a bank statement of three months, along with other required documents, according to a new rule by the General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs in Dubai (GDRFA).
At least three months’ bank statements are required for those who have already been living here and want to sponsor family in Dubai and at least one month’s salary statement or a bank letter confirming the salary transfer for those new to the country and who want to sponsor their families.
Those renewing their family’s residency visas are not required to submit bank statements. A bank statement is also not required from those applying for a visit visa for their family members.
According to Gulf News, this move by the GDRFA is to discourage expats with low earnings to bring their families to Dubai.
Requirements to sponsor family in Dubai:
Expats looking to sponsor family in Dubai must file their applications with following documents:
– Labour card
– A copy of employment contract
– Salary certificate
– 3 months bank statement
– Tenancy contract (should be in the name of the applicant)
– ID card
The sponsor’s salary should be at least Dh4,000 a month plus accommodation. A salary of Dh10,000 is required if a person wishes to sponsor their parents.