For resident foreigners working in the private sector or free zones in the UAE, it is possible to secure a residence visa for their newborn babies under their sponsorship. The Federal Authority for Identity, Citizenship, Customs, and Ports Security (ICP) facilitates this process through its smart channels, ensuring a hassle-free application experience.
How to apply: Visa for Newborn in UAE
This article outlines the step-by-step process, essential requirements, and fees associated with obtaining a visa for newborns in the UAE.
Newborn Visa Application Process Online
To apply for a newborn visa, residents can use the ICP’s smart channels, including their website (www.icp.gov.ae) or the UAEICP smart application. Alternatively, applicants can visit customer happiness centers or approved typing offices. The process involves filling in the application data, paying the fees, and submitting the required documents.
- To qualify for the visa, three crucial requirements must be met:
- The newborn’s passport must be valid for more than one month.
- Residency procedures for the newborn within the UAE must be completed within 120 days from the date of birth.
- The newborn should not have left the country within the 120-day period; otherwise, fines may apply as per the ICP guidelines.
Documents for Newborn Visa
Applicants need to submit the following documents to obtain a residence visa for their newborn:
- ID cards of both the father and mother.
- Copy of the fee payment receipt.
- Original passport of the newborn (valid for at least six months).
- Sponsor’s salary certificate and a copy of their passport.
- Coloured personal photo of the newborn
- Birth certificate of the newborn.
- Work contract and lease contract of the sponsor
- Copy of health insurance
- Copy of the mother’s passport.
Newborn Baby Visa Fees
The fee or cost for issuing a residence visa for a newborn child in the UAE are broken down as follows:
- Application fees: AED 100.
- Issuance fees: AED 100.
- Smart services fees: AED 100.
- Electronic services and ICP fees: AED 50
Application Rejection and Refunds
If the application is returned due to data deficiencies or incomplete documents, it will be rejected electronically after 30 days. If the application is rejected three times for the same reason, it will be entirely rejected.
In such cases, only the issuance fees and financial guarantees (if any) will be refunded. Refunds will be processed via credit card within six months of application submission or through a cheque or bank transfer to UAE banks only, within five years, as per the ICP guidelines.
Securing a residence visa for newborns in the UAE is a straightforward process, provided applicants meet the specified requirements and submit the necessary documents. By utilising the ICP’s smart channels and adhering to the guidelines, parents can ensure a smooth and successful application for their newborn’s visa, allowing them to enjoy the privileges of legal residence in the UAE.