UAE Family Sponsorship Policy 2019: Benefits for Expats from 200 Nationalities

Flash News: UAE’s new family sponsorship policy will benefit expats.

It’s now easier for expats to sponsor their family in UAE. You don’t need fancy job titles to sponsor family visa. All foreign workers with sound income who want to stay with their families in UAE will now be able to do so under the new legislation.

This came as the Cabinet on March 31, 2019 adopted a decision to amend provisions of the resolution on foreign workers sponsoring their families. This reaffirms the country’s position as a hub for talent and a land of opportunities.

According to the new requirements, residents who are employed in the UAE can sponsor their immediate family members such as wife and children if they earn a monthly salary of AED 4000 or AED 3,000 along with accommodation provided by the company. The revised provisions now specify “income” as a requirement for sponsoring family members in UAE, as opposed to the previously listed “professions” which allowed workers to sponsor their families. This amendment is in line with international developments and accordance with best practices.

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Nasser bin Thani Al Hamli, Minister of Human Resources and Emiratisation stated that the decision of UAE Cabinet to consider the income of foreign workers that apply to bring their family members to the country, rather than the profession will improve family lives and social ties of the private sector workers.

He also highlighted the decisions positive impact on the labour market as it will increase productivity, support the national economy and improve the performance of the workers with a comprehensive environment that will integrate the entire community.

According to HSBC latest expat explorer survey, United Arab Emirates is ranked as top 10th best country in the world for expats. UAE is home to over 200 nationalities and guarantees their rights, which are protected by national legislation, as it considers everyone to be active partners in the development process, making the UAE the number one choice for manpower and experts who see the country as a safe place to work and live.

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UAE is an ideal global model of residency and employment which fascinates individuals who are ambitious and want to achieve their dreams whether through business setup in UAE or by employment. It is a country whose wise leadership, government and people are open to all cultures, making UAE an ideal environment for family security and stability.

UAE family sponsorship policy 2019 will strengthen family stability by allowing foreign workers to legally bring their families in the UAE which as a result will achieve their happiness and the happiness of their families. The efforts of the UAE’s leadership to offer the best services to the country’s residents are commendable as residents’ happiness and prosperity plays vital role in the country’s development and advancement.

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