Obtaining A Residence Visa For A New Born Baby In Dubai
A Personal Experience
Our second child, who is a girl, was born on 5th of February 2013, in a government hospital here in Dubai, Latifa Hospital. We chose Latifa as it is known to be the number one baby-friendly hospital in the UAE aside from the fact that government hospitals here are more equipped with modern technologies than the non-government hospitals. (Part of the full maternity package we’ve availed – See package details by clicking this). The delivery was normal, contrary to common stories we’ve heard that most doctors here tend to resort to the expensive cesarian method, which made us a little anxious.
Anyway, days after we’ve checked out from Latifa, I went back to the hospital to request for my child’s birth certificate.
For birth certificate, these are the requirements I’ve complied:
(Applicable to all non-UAE citizen)
- Duly filled request form for birth certificate
- Discharge card + Vaccination book
- Valid original passports of the father and mother of the newborn with valid residency visas along with photocopies
- Attested original marriage certificate along with photocopies
After presenting all the documents, right away, the hospital handed me the birth certificate in Arabic. The translation of the certificate into English can be done with attestation requirements. Below are the next steps:
- Had my baby’s birth certificate translated and attested in Preventive Medicine Department in Al Baraha Hospital, Deira. Fee: Dhs 10/-.
- Had it attested as well in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Al Seef Road, Bur Dubai. Regular fee: Dhs 100/-.
From there, I proceeded to the Philippine Consulate General in Al Qusais for the Philippine passport application. Good thing is, Filipino parents don’t have to worry about the appointment, we can go directly to the consulate for passport application of newborn babies. For complete requirements and other infos, please click here.
Upon the release of my baby’s Philippine passport, I didn’t waste time so as not to exceed the 120 days grace period in obtaining the UAE Residence Visa application. Failure to do so will result to fines.
Following are the final steps with the requirements in obtaining UAE Residence Visa for newborn babies:
I have presented all these documents to the General Directorate of Residency and Foreign Affairs in Al Jaffliya (Opposite Jaffliya Metro Station)
- Application form
- Original passport of the baby
- Original + a copy of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs attested baby’s birth certificate
- 3 passport sized photos of the baby
- Original + a copy of the attested marriage certificate
- Passport copy of sponsor
- Copy of job contract for the sponsor or a salary certificate
- Went to a certified typing office as all online applications go through them including the mandatory Emirates ID
- Went to the residency section at the GDRFA and handed in all the documents
- Paid Dhs 20/- for the courier for the delivery of my baby’s passport with the residency visa
After almost 3 months, my baby girl’s passport stamped with the UAE Residence Visa is now in our hands.
That’s it, hope that helps.