How to process a Husband/Wife’s Visa in Dubai UAE
(Guide for First Timers)
For 9 years, almost 95% of this blog has tagged Abu Dhabi because I’ve been a resident there for that period… But this year a change has come. As I bid goodbye to 2017, I also waved bye bye to Abu Dhabi and moved to Dubai for a new challenge and chapter of our life (collectively together with Kokobear!)
Yes, you read it right, starting now you’ll see more Dubai related blog posts and we are starting now!
I spent 5 months back home (in the Philippines) and waited for the transition that both Darrelle and I have where he will now become my visa sponsor. Ergo, I needed a husband’s visa. This is the process on how we did it; a guide for first timers. 🙂
Step 1 – Prepare the documents for the Entry Permit Application (for Dependent/s)
Note: Sponsor = Your husband or wife
- Dependent’s Photo (original) – mandatory
- Dependent’s Passport (copy) – mandatory
- Sponsor’s (your husband or wife) Salary Certificate, Contract or Partnership Contract
- Tenancy Contract, Ejari with current DEWA Bill
- Sponsor’s Original Passport – mandatory
- Sponsor’s Residency Page – mandatory
- Sponsor’s IBAN Number
- Sponsor’s EID Card (Original) – mandatory
- Marriage Certificate (Original & attested)
- 3 months latest Bank Statement
Optional (Based on your needs)
- Mother’s/Father’s residency visa and passport for a child
- Unmarried Letter for parents sponsoring Daughter above 18 years old.
Step 2 – Apply for ENTRY PERMIT – Proceed to AMER (They are the authorized Typing Centre)
Present these documents and they will open up your file in the system. Applying a new profile will cost 300/- AED. We did mine at IBN Battuta Mall AMER Center.
From the typing center takes 1-2 weeks to submit to the immigration. Once approved, an sms/email will be sent to your given information. An e-visa will then be released. So you’r wife/husband/child will be ready to fly.
Cost: 440/- AED
Suggestion: There is typing centre right in the same building of the Immigration Office at Manara Center, I suggest you do this process there, so that it would be easier to fix things up in case some missing files/documents are not in place.
On your dependent’s side on the other hand . . . will do step #3.
Step 3 – Book a Flight Schedule and Fly.
In the airport, make sure to have with you your sponsor’s last OEC.
Keep these documents handy:
- Original & copy of your Marriage certificate,
- Your husband/wife’s latest OEC, (the payment receipt/ the exemption – whichever is applicable for him or her)
- Copy of Original working permit and contract.
These items will probably be checked by the Travel Tax Desk at he airport – before you can proceed to your assigned gate in the airport.
My Personal Experience: I took the Philippine Passport holder lane for Immigration since I am no longer an OFW – which at that time during my flight has a looonnng line of OFWs too!
No questions asked (probably because I’ve been an OFW for almost a decade now and just transferred the visa under my husband). Not even a question of how long we’ve been married or asking for a copy of our marriage certificate; nothing at all! All I did was give my passport, ticket, the copy of my Residence E-visa and the dreaded departure slip which causes the long, hassle and delay most of the time – (Sorry, excuse my complaining tone… hahah)
Once you arrive . . . proceed to the next step.
Step 4 – Process the MEDICAL EXAMS, MEDICAL INSURANCE and EMIRATES ID
A. Medical Exams – I did this right after I arrived, basically I arrived on a weekend so I did this process on the first work day – Sunday. This is blood and X-Ray.
- 345/- AED – Normal (2-3 days results)
- 410/- AED – Result is within 48 hours
B. Emirates ID – I processed my medical exam in IBN Battuta which lucky an AMER station is avialble, so I went their and they informed me that I could process my Emirates ID side by side my Medical Insurance so that when both of them arrives, I will proceed directly to the Visa Stamping.
- 270 AED for 2 years
- 370/- AED for 3 years (applicable for Government employee’s families)
C. Medical Insurance – This maybe shouldered by your husband/wife’s company so there is no need to worry. But for those who will be shelling it out from their own pocket, Amer has this service too. Just enquire and they will give your the options. Basic package usually starts at 1000++ AED.
Step 5 – Finally, last 2 steps are Visa Stamping & Collection of Emirates ID.
Once above 3 are ready (Medical Results, Emirates ID application & Insurance Card), return to Amer and pay for Immigration/Visa Stamping.
Prepare these documents at hand.
a. A copy of all the mentioned documents above on Step 1
b. The Original Medical Insurance Card + 1 photo copy of it
c. Original Medical Exams Results
d. Original Emirates ID of the Sponsor (Original Passport may also be needed)
e. One more passport size photo.
- 430/- AED – Normal (2-3 days)
- 510/- AED – Urgent (1 day) – 80 dirhams difference
This process will take another 2-3 days depending on your preferred payment. After the stamping comes you Emirates ID release! An SMS/email will also be sent to your mobile phone for the collection of your Emirates ID.
This is the breakdown of expenses (for my application)
That’s it! I do hope this post can help you smoothen the process.
Life Lately . . .
Before the year ends (2017), #TheKokobears (Darrelle and I) hit the road from Abu Dhabi to Dubai. A new life + adventure + service awaits us there. Hitting the road didn’t end there, I also hit the air (haha) by flying back to the Philippines and closed 2017 in Cebu.
Allow me to give you an overview of how’s life lately and once again, I’m hitting the road/air back once again – heading to Dubai this time (Well, I guess I might just landed when this post goes public.)
💫 Went home on the 29th and arrived Cebu at 6 AM on the 30th.
💫 Celebrated New Year at home with the family once again.
💫 My brother tied the knot on the 2nd day of the year and as I have shared before, I did their wedding invite as one of my #passionprojects for 2017 – check out DIY: G+M Wedding invite.
💫 Mamo and Dado’s 33rd Anniversary, bought a cake for them.
💫 Met Gemma and Jackie – dinner in SM. Also took a chance to separately bond with them. Gemma and I went site seeing. While Jackie and I went to Simala and Archbishop Teofilo Camomot’s church.
💫 Sessions with Mamo and Auntie VK at HiPre clinic in Tabunok. Health is wealth you know 🙂
💫 I’m officially an AUNTIEEE!! 🙂 A Tinang ^^ Auntie-Ninang! Our very first nephew in the family is Baby Grey! Born on 12th Feb 2018.
💫 Attend two Saturday healing sessions with Bro. Julius (of Divine Mercy) at San Roque gym with Mama and Auntie VK.
💫 Faced a health breakthrough on 28th Feb. Thank you Lord.
💫 Dan2x’s birthday. We got him a little cake 🙂 and wrote “Happy Birthday PAPAsio“ – From Grey.
💫 Recorded a few more vlogs for Dion’s walakokasabotpasabatako YoutTube channel. That was all fun! Helped him in figuring it, editing and uploading it.
💫 Opened a Carousell account: #ShopJMKayne, where I have the chance to sell my pre-loved books and other items. Which was pretty fun, because just a day after I opened it – I automatically got some enquiries and sold a few books! 🙂
💫 Visited Lolo Delfin, also gate crashed in Vibang’s 2nd daughter’s Christening in Bogo.
💫 Celebrated Auntie VK’s birthday + Easter Sunday in North Sky Resort in Sogod.
💫 Met an old friend back in UC-ESL – Yham, an old cd reminded me of her so, Dion and I took chances of looking for her on Facebook and we’ve successfully found her! 🙂 Thank you for the time Yham!
💫 Rendezvous with RC who flew back from UC after 6 months! Her hubby gave her a gift to be back here in Cebu for at least 15 days. 🙂 We had lunch and took some chikka sessions at DepEd + JCo in Ayala.
💫 Ina arrived for her vacation and brough some cutie goodies for Baby Grey.
💫 Yay! A new breakthrough came, I was interviewed for a Podcast! 🙂 Back in 2017 I just shared my 5 favorite podcast and fast forward, I will be on it. I was interviewed for a podcast that will be released hopefully mid-May 🙂
💫 Attended Musical Festival with Dion in Liloan. (05 May 2018)
💫 Edited Dado’s Reunion video. Watch it here > BCS Batch 1072-1973 Reunion.
💫 Home for Mother’s Day and Local Election Day.
💫 Got a chance to meet Sis Cath in SM City Cebu. A quick chitchat and catch up! (12/May)
💫 Launched The Creative Passport Facebook Community. JOIN HERE.
💫 Kokobear surprised me with a flower bouquet + cake for our 4th Anniversary! Thank you Kokolove ❤
💫 Self care day on 20th May – Rebonded and pedicure c/o Sis-in-Law Yvette.
💫 Celebrated my 33rd birthday in Lantaw SRP with family.
💫 Finally finished reading a book I’ve been shelving for years . . . (probably more than a decade now!) … Never thought I’d be entertained this much!👌 Thought-provoking, a few basics and some needs processing…. Read it on All I Need to Know, I Learned in Kindergarten book review. Read: All I Really Need To Know I Learned in Kindergarten.
💫 MORE AND MORE IDEAS coming in, thoughts of this and that on creativity is all over my mind, gotta make it a system and hopefully put them in order so I could get started! hahaha 🤣🤣🤣
💫 24th May, in transition back to Dubai, UAE! 🙂
During these months, as I enjoy family time I also binge watch the following movies/TV series:
- Pinoy TV Shows/Series/Teleserye: Sana Dalawa Ang Puso Ko, Showtime, Hanggang Saan, Blood Sisters, Araw Gabi, Ang Probinsyano, Bagani, The Good Son, Since I Found You,
- Korean Dramas/Movies: Battleship Island, W, Chicago TypeWriter, Doctor Crush (ongoing)
- Read some books: Steal Like an Artist, Show Your Work, All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten, Everyone Can be Creative etc.
- Listened to Podcast/Youtube: Arriane Serafico, Lavendaire, Happier, Our Food Aventures etc.
- New Inspo/Goals: Aileen Xu, Elizabeth Gilbert, Marie Forleo!
💫 That’s it for now… please include me in your prayers… 🙂 💫
Thank you Lord, bring it on!
Dubai, UAE: Hillsong United Live in Dubai!
Ticking off a bucketlist when the chance is at hand? Why not!?!
Right after hearing that Hillsong United is visiting the UAE this 2017, Kokobear and I decided to level-up praising God with this concert! It is actually one of our bucketlist! It’s a 2-day concert and 28th April just went soldout. So here we are on the 2nd day, 29th April – Saturday! Our transportation was arranged with fellow CFFL member, we rented a carlift and hit the road at 5:00 pm to reach Dubai Duty Free Tennis Stadium inside the Irish Village.
We arrived at quarter to 7, right in time when the gates opened. Sis Rose, Sis Dianne, Sis Mariel & Sis Vielinda of SFL were with us! But we have to part ways because we’re in the platinum area!
Here are a few of the songs they’ve performed in this 2 and a half hour concert:
- Touch the Sky
- Prince of Peace
- I surrender
- Let There Be Light
- New Songs: Beautiful Name, Even When it Hurts, One Day.
If I have counted it correctly, there were around 22 songs and every single one speaks directly to the heart. I have to mention too, that the in between prayers were as powerful as the songs! And one of the many is this:
. . . “Don’t just go to the church, BE THE CHURCH” – JD
Song after song, I found myself swept away. Memories of life comes flooding through my thoughts. I found myself having difficulty in containing the emotions especially when From the Inside Out was playing. I raise my hand, sang, shouted, cried, lifted my heart and of my pains, worshipped and praised God. Never did I expect an emotion so strong that made me feel every single word of the lyrics to be so full, soulful and meaningful at its peak! Such a spirit filled ambiance, I hear some people praying in tongues. Emotions? ECSTATIC! In Awe of how Great JESUS is!
Let me share some lyrics that have captured my heart and indeed pierced it:
“Every word u have spoken, I will not be shaken”
“A Passion worth living”
“Oh be Still My Heart, I know u are God, I know u hear my prayer”
“Spirit leads me my Trust”
Check out these few snaps we’ve taken during the event.
You can see more of our photos in this concert at #ByahengKokobears – Hillsong.
A #MustExperience and I highly recommend this concert to everyone!
All other photos are by yours truly and of my husband (Kokobear – Darrelle) of Ellerrad.
To be surrounded with beautiful, sight-satisfying, colorful flowers in Dubai’s Miracle Garden is a gratifying feeling. Many of those who visit this place are amazed by the wonderful landscape it has! And I am no different from them J
What you see:
This 72,000 square meters botanical garden will show case unlimited flowers, flowers, flowers!!! But not just simply flowers; flowers of different styles, of different colors of different shapes and of different forms. It includes landscapes of the world’s popular & iconic buildings such as the Eiffel Tower and more. Also an over whelming houses designed by the various flora.
What you can do:
How we get there:
But for those who are commuting either by bus or metro, below is their official website to be guided of the transportation method.
I am leaving this post short and sweet so you could go and see this beautiful place yourself… as of writing – weekend is starting to knock so go on and explore DMG!
For more photos during this visit, here is the link to #ByaheNgKokobearsDMG page!
More infor about this beautiful landscape from wikipedia – Wiki-DMG