02 July, 2009

Change to family sponsorship minimum salary

According to a report in Gulf News, quoting the Director General of the Naturalisation & Residency Department, expats wishing to bring their families to the UAE will in future need a minimum salary of Dh10,000 a month.

There will also be a requirement that applicants will have to rent an independent house or apartment.

The new decisions will be effective when the residency laws are officially changed.

The report is here.

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

Is this the only country that has a salary requirement to bring your family? How can they judge on what amount of money a family can be comfortable and happy??? I believe if a family is together they can be happy under any circumstances. However, if the guy has to leave his family in his home country then problems that would never have come up in the first place will more than likely start arising.

They're tearing families apart and God will be the judge of them! Haraam wallah!!!

Media Junkie said...

It seems like they're contradicting their own rules of trying to make it a place for 'families' to live by forcing more people to be 'bachelors'.

HEMILUTION said...

No one is forcing anyone to do anything. And "THEY" arent THEM.
Be specific or dont write.

As for the 10K limit. Not enough. Seriously. If you dont make at least 20, you shouldnt be bringing over family.

HEMILUTION said...

Is this the only country that has a salary requirement to bring your family?

Are you kidding? Many countries have salary requirements just to VISIT. So dont act high and mighty. The people tearing families apart are those countries that cant provide for their citizens to the point where they MUST go elsewhere. THEY are the ones to blame.

Also, bringing a foreigner's family over also poses problems that wouldn't arise otherwise.

The issue isnt to bring the family or not, the issue is to allow more foreign workers in or not. Any alien, even an Omani, poses a potential (read it correctly, POTENTIAL) problem/set of problems to the UAE.

Proud Emirati said...

yea, it should be 20k

Anonymous said...

Proudy, I disagree with your 20k. Personally, I feel it should 20M taking into consideration the unfinished ghost structures all over Dubai ;)

Stained said...

Does this effect the people who already have families here, have lower income (say 4K) and have been living here for over 30 years without a problem???

HEMILUTION said...

Stained said...
Does this effect the people who already have families here, have lower income (say 4K) and have been living here for over 30 years without a problem???

Sir, at one point it was possible to live here for 4K a month. It stopped being possible a while ago. And this country shouldnt be expected to endanger it's self to accommodate foreign nationals. If you cant afford to live here, you should be deported back home, or anywhere else. just not here.

And 20K is me being really open minded about it. you brought up someone who makes 4K, I know people who make 9K, and they cant make ends meet, no bank will loan to them, no apartment will rent to them...

The fact is the world isnt what it was.

Anonymous said...

10000 AED is nothing ,in my opinion, for a family to be able to live here decently.In my situation I have to send my family back home & next year I will follow, because the cost of living here is so high its not feasible to me anymore. At my home country I can live for 10% of what I spend here & have fun.

clayfuture said...

@Hemilution...
You should be telling the government not to act high and mighty!! not me! they bring in the labour from third world countries and build their shiny towers.. all the low-end, low skill/semi skilled jobs are filled with these people.

Meanwhile, the nationals are overpaid, positions are created just for their sake, they're not hard working (most that I've met) and just take it for granted that they will provided for no matter what! Even if they under-perform, you can't fire them. You're just stuck with them! Thats the truth and you know it!

Don't even think about saying "if you don't like it, leave!" coz that phrase has become more than a cliche!

Bottom line: this country can't run without expats! They should just accept the fact and learn to respect everyone!

Stained said...

I can point out a few examples where a person is living in this country quite comfortable with a salary of 4-7K. Anyone heard of joint family. I'm guessing that's different from sharing....

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