Is it possible for a wife to sponsor her husband in Dubai?
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Is it possible for a wife to sponsor her husband in Dubai? Here’s what you need to know


Visa sponsorship in Dubai is becoming very popular. If you are a full-time employee or a businesswoman in Dubai you can easily sponsor the husband’s residence visa if it comes within the specified eligibility criteria. The visas are issued by the General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs Dubai. 

If the wife meets the salary criteria she can easily sponsor the husband and children. The wife should have the minimum salary of Dh3500 and proof of accommodation. In some cases, the person is entitled to pay a security deposit. 

The requirement of the entirety of the deposit depends on the profession of the sponsor. This varies as every application is reviewed by the immigration authorities depending on which fee is paid.

Documents required to sponsor husband

Before applying for the visa, make a checklist of the following documents such as

  • Emirates Id of the sponsor.
  • Passport copy of the husband and wife.
  • Salary certificate of the wife and labor contract.
  • Ejari registered in the wife’s name.
  • Passport photo of husband with the white background.
  • The attested marriage certificate is translated into Arabic.
  • The copy of the husband’s entry permit or residence visa.
  • International Bank Account number.

How to apply for the visa?

  • Apply for the Entry Permit

If your husband lives outside the UAE. The first step involves visiting the Amer center on the registered typing center. The husband can easily travel to the UAE on the entry permit and follow the steps to complete the residence visa.

If he lives in the UAE, you can easily apply for the entry permit and complete the process called change status which allows the applicant to receive the entry permit from the immigration authorities to stay inside the country.

  • Fill out the Visa Application

Fill out the visa application and give up the medical test typed out that will help you in the next step.

  • Get the Medical Fitness Test

The husband is required to take a medical fitness test at the DHA Medical Test center near you. 

  • Apply for Emirates ID

Fill out the application form for Emirates ID which person at the Amer Center. The husband is required to provide the biometric data when applying for the residence visa. Also, you were asked for the wife’s address for the delivery of Emirates ID.

  • Apply for Health Insurance

Health insurance is mandatory in Dubai. The sponsor should provide the insurance to the husband. If you are working with the company you will receive the insurance as a part of the company policy. If not, you can ask the employer for the spouse’s health insurance.

  • Receive Emirates ID

Once the process is complete, you will receive the Emirates ID.

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