Residence Visa for Students over 18

Residence Visa for Students over 18
You can get residence visa for your son who is over 18 age under your sponsorship fulfilling certain rules. . You will be able to renew his residence in UAE. There is no need to cancel the visa.

For example if the son’s residence visa which expires in September (at that time son is under 18 age), the sponsor’s son has 30 days after the expiry, and when the period of 30 days has lapsed, a new residence permit may be applied for his son if he need to continue his higher education within the UAE, and in this event, the new visa will be valid only for one year and must be renewed annually.

In a move to solve the problem faced by many expatriate residents who are not eligible to sponsor their sons aged above 18 years unless they are students of recognized educational institutions in the country, the Dubai Naturalisation and Residency Department (DNRD) has decided to treat residence visa applications for this category on a humanitarian grounds.

"All the cases classified under the said category are issued residence visa on humanitarian grounds whether they are parents, sons, sisters or brothers provided they furnish a security deposit of AED.5,000. This amount is to be paid only once when the residence visa is granted for the first time and is refunded to the applicant upon visa-cancellation," said Colonel Saeed Mattar bin Bleilah, Director of the DNRD. The AED.5,000 security deposit would not be required every year, for the renewal of the visa.

At the time of renewal of the son's residence visa, only the residence fees need to be paid and not the Dh5,000 deposit which is collected only once, irrespective of how many times it is renewed annually.

As per the UAE Federal Entry and Residency Law and its by-laws issued in a Cabinet order in 1997, an expatriate parent could sponsor his children on residence visa until the boys has reached the age of 18 and until the daughters got married regardless of their age.

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  1. when will this be implemented, I went to immigration in abu dhabi today but are not aware of this new rule, Can you give me some more info please

  2. The UAE visa rules may change from one to another in a time frame. This rule was applicable in Dubai DNRD. The present status of it in Abu Dhabi is currently not available.

  3. Do you have any idea when will this be implemented in Abu Dhabi.
    Is this already implemented in Dubai.
    Can you apply for visa in Dubai if you live in any other emirates.

  4. Visa rules change from time to time. For the latest updates you should contact directly with the immigration department. Visa for students are allowed on a humanitarian basis. If your parents' visa is from Dubai then you can get the residence visa from Dubai.

  5. Hi,

    Can a son over age of 18 under Father Sponsorship are eligible to work in UAE. What are the requirements so that he can earn a living to present in a company to show he can work.Please let me know.
    Thank you

  6. When I 18 can I take working visa


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