On Wednesday evening, the Federal Authority for Identity and Citizenship reported that the UAE residents would be able to renew the residency visas of their 18-year-old dependent sons, whether they are in secondary school or university graduates, for up to two consecutive years.
The residence permit, therefore, would be valid for a year and can be revived for an additional year. This benefit can be used from the date of completion of secondary education of dependent sons, or those who have just graduated university, or those who would be reaching 18 years of age.
The authority stated that guardians won’t be any longer be required to apply under humanitarian appeals, which needed a deposit of Dh5,000. As for daughters, they would be remaining on their parent’s visa with no age limit, till they get married.
Applicants would be able to apply through all the residency and naturalization offices or other government-accepted outlets for a fee of Dh100 for residency permits or their renewal for a year.
The requirements are pretty simple. Residents would need to submit supporting documents that consist of attaching the certificate of general secondary education or graduation certificate or the information from the university where the son studied, whether inside or outside the UAE and it should be duly certified by his alma mater.
Moreover, no tourist visa fees would be charged for children below 18 years of age and accompanying their parents to the UAE. The authority even announced that tourists can profit from the latest tourist visa fee waiver rules between 15th July and 15th September each year. The authority stated that these facilities consist of those below 18 years provided that they are accompanied by a parent, regardless of the length of the validity of the parent’s visa.