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Family visa in Dubai while canceling a sponsor’s visa

How to hold a family visa in Dubai while canceling a sponsors visa

How to hold a family visa in Dubai while canceling a sponsor’s visa?

  • Take note that a senior officer at the immigration office in Dubai must give special permission before using this function. The job offer letter’s mention of your new Designation and salary will determine whether you get the job.
  • If granted, the family visa may be maintained when the sponsor’s visa is transferred to a different organization. The advantage of this facility is that dependents can maintain their current visas while you avoid the costs of cancellation, new visa application, status change, medical examination, Emirates ID, and visa stamping.
  • You will need to revoke the dependents’ visa and apply for a new one if your application is denied. View More

Outside: If your family members are traveling outside the UAE, you cannot have a family visa.

Different Emirate: If you are moving to a different Emirate, you are not permitted to maintain a family visa in Dubai.

STEPS TO FOLLOW

Abu Dhabi to Abu Dhabi (Main Land) The measures below must be followed if you are switching your visa from one private company to another one in Dubai mainland:

  • Cancel your Tas’heel Center labor card
  • Obtain the job offer letter from the new business.

Documents Required

  1. Tas’heel’s Labor Card Cancellation Receipt
  2. New Company Offer Letter (issued by Tas’heel/MOHRE)
  3. Arabic letter of commitment from you pledging to stamp your new visa 30 days after the date of hold.
  4. Copies and originals of your and your family’s passports
  5. For this service, bring the aforementioned papers to one of the Amer Centers listed below:
    To reach Al Manara Centre, Municipality Building, next to Noor Islamic Bank (Red Line) metro station.
  6. A service fee of Dh150 is added at immigration for each dependent’s passport.
  7. The family visa will be held, and the Immigration Department will issue a receipt for the contributed money.
  8. The PRO of your company can now revoke your visa.
  9. Submit an application for a new work permit and follow the steps.

NOTE:

  • Before you revoke your current work permit and passport visa, the new employer cannot apply for one.
  • The holding period for a visa is 30 days. A fine will be assessed after that.
How to hold a family visa in Dubai while canceling a sponsor's visa
How to hold a family visa in Dubai while canceling a sponsor’s visa

Refund Procedures

  1. Bring your passport, your original deposit receipt, and your new employment contract to the Immigration Head Office in Jafiliya’s refund counter
  2. Get the counter’s “no objection for refund” stamp, then proceed to the Dubai Commercial Bank (near the immigration building) to pick up the money. The bank will tack on a commission of Dh40.

Free Zone to Dubai (Mainland):

Follow these steps if you are switching your visa from a Free Zone to a Dubai mainland company:

  1. Let the new business apply for your work permit.
  2. Submit the work permit and appointment letter to the immigration department after receiving approval from the ministry of labor, together with a Dh2500 deposit to hold your dependents’ visas.
  3. A service fee of Dh120 is added at immigration for each dependent’s passport.
  4. The family visa will be held, and the Immigration Department will issue a receipt for the contributed money.
  5. The PRO of your company can now revoke your visa.
  6. Submit an application for a new work permit and follow the steps.
    The holding period for a visa is 30 days. A fine will be assessed after that. The applicant cannot change status inside the nation once the permitted period has passed; instead, he or she must leave the country and obtain a new visa. After acquiring the new visa in this situation, the person can depart for Oman or their home country (a Fly Dubai package is provided for visa changes).
  7. After receiving a visa, you must apply for a medical exam, an Emirates ID, a work contract, and visa stamping.
    Clear-hold: To receive a refund at the immigration department, provide your new employment contract and newly stamped passport.

CHANGING TO AN INVESTOR OR PARTNER VISA

To switch to an investor or partner visa, type the application, obtain the sponsor’s seal and signature, and submit it to the immigration head office in Jafliya. You will need to pay Dh680 for a visa that will be issued inside the nation, Dh2500 for a refundable deposit to hold a dependent’s visa, and Dh141 for a service fee for each dependent’s passport.

  • The holder of an investor or partner visa must just present their newly stamped passport to receive a refund.
  • A family visa must be renewed only when it is about to expire. No need to move.

Refund Procedure

  1. Bring your passport, your original deposit receipt, and your new employment contract to the Immigration Head Office in Jafiliya’s refund counter.
  2. Get the counter’s “no objection for refund” stamp, then proceed to the Dubai Commercial Bank (next to the Immigration building) to pick up the money. The bank will tack on a commission of Dh40.
    IF YOU DO NOT FALL INTO THE ABOVE CATEGORIES, CANCEL YOUR DEPENDENT’S VISA AND REAPPLY.
  3. To change your visa from Dubai’s mainland to a company on the mainland, take the following actions:
  4. Contact Immigration to cancel your dependents’ visa first. If the current visa was valid at the time of cancellation, they may stay in this country for an additional 29 days without incurring a penalty.
  5. Your current employer can now cancel your visa and allow your new employer to apply for a work permit on your behalf. If the current visa was valid at the time of cancellation, you may stay in this country for an additional 29 days without incurring a penalty.
  6. Pay the inside-the-country immigration charge once the Ministry of Labor has received all payments. The additional cost to obtain a visa inside the nation is Dh680.
  7. Purchase a Typing Center Status Change form and pay Dh510 (plus applicable service fees).
  8. Complete a medical exam, fill out a labor contract from the Tas’heel Center, and submit it there after both the employee and the employer have signed. You can pick up your labor contract the following working day from the same Tas’heel Center if you pay Dh53 more there.

Apply for a visa stamp online at www.ednrd.ae. Once your application has been approved, call Zajel at 800 21111 to pick up your paperwork. Your passport with the visa stamped will be delivered by Zajel in two days.

If your firm has a user ID and password, you can utilize this service at Typing Centre. Fee: Dh370 (plus a typing fee).

Apply urgently on www.ednrd.ae, monitor your application, and take your documents to any GDRFA branch to get your visa stamped after it has been approved. View More

Family Visa Holding in Sharjah: To demonstrate that your intended occupation qualifies for a family visa, you must present labor quota permission in the name of the new company.
Even if you move your visa to a different emirate, you can still hold.
At the time of refund, the deposit amount of Dh 5010 Dh20 will be subtracted.

Transferring from Sharjah to Al Ain: Al Ain Immigration will not accept transfer forms if you are on a family visa for Sharjah. In Al Ain, you should revoke your current visa and apply for a new family visa.

A new employment offer letter with a salary of Dh4000 or more is necessary for family visa holding in Ajman. Amount of Refundable Deposit: 5000 Dh. A family visa is only valid for a maximum of 30 days.

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