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How to Get a Residency Visa for Your Newborn in Dubai

The baby might not have arrived yet, but it still might be prudent to think about what formalities need to be completed once the baby has arrived; needless to say, when the baby has arrived you will be busy and in your own `baby world’.

Remember that you have to apply for a residency visa for your new-born baby within 120 days of the birth. If you don’t do this the baby is not allowed to leave the UAE, and AED 100 fine will be added for each day over the 120 day period.

Here is a list of the documents required to obtain a visa:

  • Application form
  • Original passport for the baby or if the baby is added to one of his parent’s passport bring that. (Parents with an attested birth certificate can register the baby at their embassy or consulate)
  • The original and a copy of the baby’s birth certificate. This must be attested by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Dubai office, phone:04 222 1144
  • 3 passport sized photos of the baby
  • The original and a copy of the attested marriage certificate
  • Passport copy of the sponsor
  • Copy of job contract for the sponsor or a salary certificate
  • Tenancy Contract

AED 100 residence fees for each year.
AED 115 adding fees.

What you need to do:
First you need to go to a certified typing office and have them complete the form for you after paying the fees. When that is done you need to hand in all the documents to the Residency Section at the General Directorate of Residency & Foreign Affairs
Second you need to go to the residency section at the General Directorate of Residency & Foreigners Affairs (for more information call Toll free 800-5111), and hand in the documents. This service shall be offered at: Residence Department – Main Branch, Abu Hail center, Jebel Ali port, Hatta Center , Bin Sougat center, Danata – Main branch and A’amal Center- Hyatt Regency. You will find the exact locations at:

The passport with the residency visa will be sent to you through a courier service.
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