Dubai: Some categories of expatriate workers who had previously been barred from sponsoring their children and family members can now do so by depositing Dh5,000 per person, a senior Ministry of Interior official has said.
Major General Nasser Al Awadi Al Menhali, Assistant Undersecretary for Naturalisation, Residency and Ports Affairs at the Ministry of Interior, told Gulf News on Monday that 57 categories of workers previously barred from sponsoring family members' residence visas would now be able to do so.
"Previously, some professions such as drivers, bakers, tailors and cooks were not allowed to sponsor their family members, regardless of how much money they earned. Now we have solved their issues by allowing them to sponsor their families if they pay the required deposit," Major General Al Menhali said.
Radio 2: Feyaza Khan reports on 57 categories of professionals being allowed to sponsor families
Anyway its good,so many people were suffering because of there proffession is in barred catagory and earns more than enough salary.Kindly make clear about deposit money,is it refundable or not.Other thing on drivers catagory,private drivers we knows but what they means pickup drivers.Awaits more detailed notification,thanks
GEEVARGHESE.K.E., SHARJAH, India
Added 18:33 September 28, 2010
Just came from the immigration office and ask if my wife can sponsor me for a residence visa because the company that I am working with just close and cancelled my visa today. The first immigration officer told us that we just need to show my termination letter so that they might as in migth consider allowing my wife to sponsor me but we need to attached the labor contract and college/degree diploma. my wife is earning 5500 as a sales representative but undergraduate. my 2 sons are studying here. the first officer told us the we need to speak to the captain or the officer in charge whose beside us. The officer in charge said NO you cannot sponsor your husband only kids. So i dont know if they know this new policy or what.
Paolo, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Added 17:55 September 28, 2010
This is a welcome move from the authorities. While it may be difficult to raise the deposit, at least it is not impossible and could unite many affected families.
Akbar, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Added 17:34 September 28, 2010
ITS A GOOD RULE . IAM SURE IT WILL HELP MANY PEOPLES WITH LOW SALARIES.PEOPLES WHO WANTS TO SPONSOR THEIR WIFE & CHILDREN.
MUZZAMMAL ASLAM , DUBAI , United Arab Emirates
Added 17:33 September 28, 2010
I admire the ministry of interior - Dubai, UAE; this helps many categories of expatriates professionals to sponsor their families. I hope some day they would also allow the women expatriates who are also earning good salary allow to sponsor their husbands and children by depositing Dhs5000.
SAILESH, NEW JERSEY, United States
Added 17:23 September 28, 2010
Is the deposit Refundable or Non-refundable? I recall few years back for sponsoring parents a deposit was required of 5000 dhs. and it turned out to be non-refundable. If its for "certain category workers" Dhs. 5000 non-refundable deposit can hurt them a lot.
Dimple , Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Added 17:21 September 28, 2010
can a store keeper by profession give visa to her wife with out depositing 5k dirhams?
anonymous, dubai, Afghanistan
Added 16:07 September 28, 2010
this is very good for every one.i think,dubai govt always can understand workers feeling.bcoz of that,today, we can see this is kind of news from dubai govt.i must thanks to dubai govt and His Highness Shaikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai.if the dubai govt give this kind,good for workes and uae to.
kader maideen, sharjah, United Arab Emirates
Added 15:29 September 28, 2010
its good news, but i want to know for how long of days of visa we can get and after depositing the amount. if a person want to goback.thn the person can get deposited amount
shridhar, dubai, India
Added 14:52 September 28, 2010
I admire MINISTRY OF INTERIOR- DUBAI, UAE; this helps many categories of expatriates professionals to sponsor their families.
All GCC should follow such changes to bring economical growth for their countries.
Jeffin Kakkassery, Doha , Qatar
Added 14:49 September 28, 2010
Its good rule ,but how will one survive if he is unable to take a part time job to earn extra cash, or even leaving his current job for a better salaried job because of ban and its not good to take reporsorship of the company ,better way is the ministry of labour shoud take reporsosibility of the employees ,that we are wainting one day in UAe isha allaah.
mohammad keid habane , Hargiesa , Somalia
Added 14:48 September 28, 2010
DXb Govt is always giving solutions to the expacts living here. I think that the Govt should also help ppl who are not married & they have their immediate family as brothers & sisters & wants to sponsor them. Dont we have a responsibility for them??
Hina , Dubai , United Arab Emirates
Added 14:44 September 28, 2010
can any one suggest us that this rule is applicable to dubai only or all Emirates
atif, sharjah, United Arab Emirates
Added 14:39 September 28, 2010
5k is nothing for a person who is dying to sponsor his family....If all these categories can sponsor, just imagine the crowd, that will flock UAE....and someone is thinking of sponsoring nieces, sisters and brothers...it will be a crazy crowd
Lisa Manry, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Added 14:01 September 28, 2010
Its good movement, it can help the low salaried workers, and they need any salary requirment, or tennacy contract, when the new law will come true
wish u all the best
Shaheen mohamed, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Added 13:50 September 28, 2010
this is good step like the develop countries, but while depositing 5000 there shoudl be easy way to get visa for family, as here are so many companies who do not issue letter to their employee even they are earning more then five thousand a month which is unjust and unlawful,
Shah, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Added 13:05 September 28, 2010
i am Agree with the abave Msg from Mr.Syed. but For how long a person can keep his family here in U.A.E ?after deposit this Amount?
imran, Ras Al Khaimah, Afghanistan
Added 13:00 September 28, 2010
Its nice about sponsoring the family with low budget scale, but if we could also sponsor with the same range for other relations like Sisters, Brothers, Niece, In-laws etc., it will be much fine. Keep Green n Keep Going Dubai
Syed Javed, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Added 12:58 September 28, 2010
It's a good move, but AED 5000, may be a barrier for many low to middle income earners. But the best is to self sponsor allowing us to work and be more productive. Eg: If i have a limited contract and i sponsor my family, we have to think about housing, food, medical, education, how will one survive if he is unable to take a part time job to earn extra cash, or even leaving his current job for a better salaried job because of ban.
Andrew, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Added 12:56 September 28, 2010
If they can pay 5000AED/person, why dont they try for a better job??? None (Almost) of these jobs can earn more than 2000AED/Month through proper channel. So to get their family here, they have to give their 4-5 months salary? Come on... Its better to be like it before. Then atleast they can think, they are not allowed!!! If its 1000AED, then it fine. The government should give a favor for those who help for the development of the country.
LiN, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Added 12:56 September 28, 2010
Its shows how the dept is now looking into lesser category of workers to help them bring in the family. Its lbetter late than never.
sharan, sharjah, United Arab Emirates
Added 12:29 September 28, 2010
A family of 4 persons should deposit Dhs 20000 ?.
Saqeer S,V, DUBAI, United Arab Emirates
Added 12:17 September 28, 2010
The movement to give residence visa for all, or selected is a good decision but the side effects must be considered. After reaching here they will face the problem of finding money for day to day expenses and they may loose their saving. This may lead them to some anti social activities. Also this may help the real estate sector,if they are ready to reduce the high rent to an affordable level.
saji Thomas, dubai, United Arab Emirates
Added 11:54 September 28, 2010
Visit Visa Feel and policy should also be reviewed as the new fee and limit of 30 days have stopped many visitors, being an economy with so much tourism you have to be more flexible - not rigid..
Please think long term ............
Shahrukh, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
Added 11:44 September 28, 2010
This is very good news. It will be helpful to everyone who couldnt get a visa before.
Yoonu. H, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Added 11:43 September 28, 2010
Good initiative to boost the UAE economy,to further make it more useful the charges instead AED 5000 per person is to be limited to AED 5000 per family Visa Service ,which sounds more affordable to these categories which are now allowed.
This is a necessary step to keep the viscous circle of economy live.
Syed Shah, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Added 11:42 September 28, 2010
Wonder whether this is such a big deal; most of these categories do not earn enough to afford families here. Also maybe the authorities can highlight as to who is now still on the barred list.