Mit der Familie nach Dubai auswandern | Wie Sie Ihre Familie in Dubai sponsern können

Emigrating to Dubai with your family | How to sponsor your family in Dubai

Sponsoring your family to immigrate to Dubai with you is a straightforward process once you have your Emirates ID. This guide will walk you through the steps involved, the documents you will need and the approximate costs. The entire process can be done at any Amer Center in Dubai and no agency is required.

Step 1: Get your Emirates ID via a freezone

Before you can sponsor your family, you must first get your Emirates ID. This is usually done through a freezone when you start a business or work in a freezone company. Once you have your Emirates ID, you can start sponsoring your family members.

Documents required for sponsoring family members

To sponsor your family members and emigrate to Dubai with your family, you need to collect the following documents:

  1. Copy of your passport : Make sure your passport copy is clear and up to date.
  2. Copy of your Emirates ID : This is necessary to prove your residency status.
  3. Copy of your visa : Your residence permit is required to prove your legal status in the UAE.
  4. Salary certificate from the Freezone : This certificate must show that your salary meets the minimum requirement for family member sponsorship.
  5. Copies of family members’ passports : Make sure they are clear and up to date.
  6. Digital passport photos of family members : Current passport photos in digital format.
  7. Marriage certificate : This must be certified by the UAE embassy in your home country.
  8. Children’s birth certificates : These must also be certified by the UAE embassy in your home country.
  9. Certification by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) : This can be done at any Amer Center.

Additional information for Islamic marriages

If you are married in Germany under Islamic law, you should first try to get your marriage certificate authenticated by the UAE Embassy in Germany. If this is not possible, you may need to remarry in the UAE to ensure that your marriage is recognized.

Step 2: Visit an Amer Center

Once you have collected all the required documents, you can visit any Amer Center in Dubai to begin the sponsorship process. Amer Centers are government service centers where you can efficiently complete visa and residency services.

Important: The Amer Center can only do it if the free zone is active in Dubai. Not in other Emirates

Why you don’t need an agency

Many believe that they need to hire an agency to handle the sponsorship process, but this is not true. Amer Centers provide all the necessary services and support you need to complete the process without outside help. This not only saves you money but also ensures that your documents are processed through official channels.

Step-by-step process at Amer Center

  1. Submitting your documents : Present all the required documents at the Amer Center. Make sure you have both the originals and copies as the originals may be needed for verification.
  2. Application submission : The staff at the Amer Center will help you fill out the necessary forms and make sure that all your documents are in order.
  3. Paying the Fees : You will need to pay the applicable fees for the sponsorship application. The exact costs may vary, but typically include processing fees and certification costs.
  4. Medical examination for family members : Your family members may be required to undergo a medical examination as part of the visa process. This is a standard procedure to ensure that they meet the UAE health requirements.
  5. Visa stamp : Once the application is approved and all requirements are met, your family members' visas will be stamped, indicating that they are now legally allowed to live in the UAE.

Estimated costs

The cost of sponsoring your family to immigrate to Dubai can vary depending on the number of family members and specific visa requirements, but here are rough estimates of typical costs:

  • Emirates ID Fee : 100-300 AED per year, depending on the duration of the ID.
  • Visa application fee : 300-500 AED per person.
  • Medical examination fee : 200-300 AED per person.
  • Certification fees : These may vary depending on the document type and country of origin, but typically range between AED 150-300 per document.
  • Security deposit : AED 3,000 per person, refundable upon completion of the process.

In total you pay about 2,500 AED per person plus a deposit of 3,000 AED.

Tips for a smooth sponsorship process

  1. Make sure all documents are up to date : Check that all your documents are up to date and properly certified.
  2. Have multiple copies ready : Always have multiple copies of important documents to avoid delays.
  3. Plan ahead : The process can take several weeks, so you should start early to ensure your family can immigrate to Dubai to join you without unnecessary delays.
  4. Stay informed : Regulations and fees are subject to change, so be sure to regularly check for the latest information from official sources or the Amer Center.


Sponsoring your family to immigrate to Dubai requires careful preparation and attention to detail. By gathering the necessary documents, visiting an Amer Center and following the steps outlined in this guide, you can successfully bring your loved ones to the UAE. Remember, you don't need an agency - with the support of Amer Centers, you can do everything yourself, saving time and money in the process.

With your family by your side, you can fully enjoy the opportunities and experiences that life in Dubai offers. Good luck with your sponsorship process!

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