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    eGate card for Dubai & Abu Dhabi :-)

    by 37SingleMaleInDubai1 Updated Feb 10, 2007

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    Favorite thing: eGate card for Dubai & Abu Dhabi
    Frequent travellers entering and exiting from Dubai International Airport do not need to wait in a long queue to get a passport stamped, if they use an eGate card. You head to the eGate, swipe your card, touch the panel to match your fingerprint and you are through in 5-10 seconds, saving you valuable time.

    The eGate card issued by Dubai Naturalisation and Residency Department (DNRD), in association with the Department of Civil Aviation allows passengers quicker access through the immigration process at Dubai Airport, Abu Dhabi Airport and Al Ain Airport. More UAE airports will be added later.

    Criteria and Documents for eGate card

    New eGate card holder’s presence
    Original passport (with at least 6 month’s validity).
    You must either be a UAE citizen or an expatriate holding a resident visa.
    Passport photograph

    Procedure and Fee

    Submit documents and do a finger-print ID. This procedure takes only about 5-10 minutes. Pay Dhs. 200 per card.

    Validity of Card

    The eGate card is valid for two years. A similar procedure and fees are required for renewal.

    Fondest memory: Availability of eGate card

    Dubai Airport. Call 04-2161597 or 04-2162388 for information.
    Abu Dhabi Airport and Al Ain Airport
    Dubai, Abu Dhabi & Al Ain Naturalization Departments
    From DNRD J ebel Ali Branch
    DNRD Abu Hail Office
    DNATA Dubai Airline Centre, Sheikh Zayed Road. Call 04-3166966 for information.
    With an HSBC-Etihad Credit Card

    information source: www.dubai.ae

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    Converting foreign driving license for Dubai :-)

    by 37SingleMaleInDubai1 Updated Feb 10, 2007

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    Favorite thing: Converting foreign driving license for Dubai
    Introduction
    It is extremely important to have an updated driving license, failing which your insurance will be invalid, in the unfortunate event of an accident, added to the fact that you will be breaking the law and will have to face severe penalties. Also, do keep in mind that Dubai has a strict zero-tolerance on drinking and driving. Plainclothesmen travel about in unmarked vehicles and can legally stop you at any time to check. (If you are 18-21 year of age, you can apply for a probationary Dubai driving license)

    Transfer of Existing Driving License
    You may be eligible to transfer your existing driving license, without having to take a driving test or going to a driving school, if you have a valid driving license from any of the following 36 countries:

    Australia, Austria, Bahrain, Belgium, Canada, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Japan, South Korea, Kuwait, Luxembourg, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Oman, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Slovakia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States.

    Please note: Driving license holders of some countries in the above list will require translations or consulate letters. These countries are:

    Fondest memory: Canada: A letter from the Canadian Consulate in Dubai to verify that the license is genuine is required, before transferring your license.
    Driving license holders from Greece, Poland, Portugal, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Cyprus, Canada, Turkey, Japan & Korea will require a translation of their driving license from their respective consulates.
    Fees & Documents Required: Passport for residents (original & copy) residence permit copy, current driving license (original & copy), translation of driving license (for some countries), consulate letter (for Canadians), 1 passport photo, eye test certificate & AED 100 for transfer fee.

    Easy Steps

    1. Get an eye test done. This can be done at any hospital, clinic or optician. Give them 2 passport-sized photos and mention that it is for a driving license. Most opticians will not charge for the test, while there may be a small fee for others.
    2. Carry all documents mentioned above & go to Dubai Traffic Department Driving License Section in Al Ghusais from 7.30 am to 2.30 pm on a working day. Ladies can go to the Ladies Section, where the work is even quicker.
    3. Fill up application form & submit all documents to the officer.
    4. Take signed documents from officer & pay AED 100 to the cashier.
    5. Submit all documents at Data Entry Counter.
    6. Your name will be called out and your photograph taken.
    7. A few minutes later, you will receive your license.

    information source: www.dubai.ae

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    Register a used car in Dubai :-)

    by 37SingleMaleInDubai1 Updated Feb 10, 2007

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    Favorite thing: Register a used car in Dubai
    These procedures are related to registering a used car. If you have purchased a new vehicle, you do not have to worry about registration, as the dealer will handle all the formalities.

    Criteria

    For registration of used car, buyer (must be resident of Dubai) & seller must be present. In case, the seller is not present, a sale deed letter from an authorized showroom or dealer is required. If the vehicle is from another emirate, the vehicle registration should have been cancelled there.

    Dubai.ae tip: You can also check online at the Dubai Police website for any outstanding fines, which the seller should pay, before you register the car in your name.

    Documents Required

    1. Passport (original + copy) or Dubai driving license (original).
    2. Insurance Policy (you may be able to transfer the old policy; if not, get a new one)
    3. If the car is financed through a bank, take the proper documents, including ‘No Objection Letter’, if applicable.
    4. Old registration card (if the registration is expired, the car should be tested at the Traffic Department or at Tasjeel Eppco or Emarat Shamil)
    5. Original license plates

    Procedure:

    1. Go to Dubai Traffic Department or to Tasjeel Eppco.
    2. Fill in the form & pay the fees.
    3. Settle the payment of fines, if any, by the seller; the officer will check & confirm this.
    4. Wait for your name to be called out and in a few minutes, collect your new registration card , valid for one year.
    5. Get new plates affixed to vehicle.
    6. Send copies of registration card to your finance & insurance company.

    Fees:

    Car test Dhs 50
    Registration Dhs 420 (short number plates)
    Dhs 470 (long number plates)

    For more information, please visit Dubai Police website on:

    www.dubaipolice.gov.ae

    information source: www.dubai.ae

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    Renewing your car registration :-)

    by 37SingleMaleInDubai1 Updated Feb 10, 2007

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    Favorite thing: Renewing your car registration
    Criteria
    You need to renew your car registration once every year. If you have purchased a new vehicle, the dealer will handle all formalities for the first year. From the second year onwards, you will have have to renew your car registration.

    Documents Required:
    1. Insurance policy
    2. Old registration card
    3. “Passed” car test certificate

    Procedure:
    1. Settle the payment of fines (if found); you can check and pay any fine at Dubai Police website.
    2. Go to Dubai Traffic Department or to ( Tasjeel Eppco or Emarat Shamil) to have the car tested
    3. Pay the fees
    4. Wait for your registration card (valid for one year)
    5. Take a sticker with the new registration expiry date and place it over the old one (on the rear number plate)

    Fees
    • Car test Dhs 50
    • Registration Dhs 330

    Dubai.ae tips:
    • New vehicles are exempted from test for 2 consecutive years.
    • If you have been involved in an accident in another emirate and got a ticket, you have to pay the fine at that emirate.
    • Some companies will do all procedures for an additional fee, including collecting and returning the vehicle to you.

    EPPCO Tasjeel 800 4258
    Shamil 8004559
    AAA 04-2858989
    Midland Cars 04-3967521

    For more information, visit Dubai Police website on:

    www.dubaipolice.gov.ae
    information source: www.dubai.ae

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    Getting a driving license in Dubai Continued :-)

    by 37SingleMaleInDubai1 Updated Feb 10, 2007

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    Favorite thing: Signal Test

    On the date assigned by your school, go with your passport, driving file+ 2 photos to Dubai Traffic Police, Driving License Section in Al Ghusais. Fill up application form & submit AED 35 for signal test. When your name is called out, go to the computer booth and identify the traffic signals. (In case you are not computer literate, you can opt for the manual test).

    Collect the pass print-out with your road test date (if you fail, pay the test-fee & you will be given another new test time and date) and submit to your driving school.

    Road Test

    On the date assigned, go with your passport, driving file+ 2 photos to Dubai Traffic Police, Driving License Section in Al Ghusais. Fill up application form & submit AED 35 for road test. When your name is called out, go along with the other three candidates and the inspector to the designated car. You will be given just a few minutes to demonstrate your driving and anticipatory skills.

    If you pass, collect the pass paper from your inspector and go to the Pass Counter. Submit along with suitable ID & AED 100. Collect your test file and submit to Control Counter. After processing, pay required fee and proceed to photo area. When your name is called out, have your photo taken.

    Congratulations. In a few minutes, you will receive your DL and be eligible to drive in Dubai and the UAE. Dubai eGovernment recommends that you buckle up your seatbelt and drive safely at all times.

    For more information, please visit Dubai Traffic Police website on:

    www.dubaipolice.gov.ae

    information source: www.dubai.ae

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    Getting a driving license in Dubai :-)

    by 37SingleMaleInDubai1 Updated Feb 10, 2007

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    Favorite thing: Getting a driving license in Dubai

    Driving Licenses can be obtained by adult citizens and residents of UAE after learning driving from a certified driving school in Dubai. It is extremely important to have an updated driving license, failing which your insurance will be invalid, in the unfortunate event of an accident, added to the fact that you will be breaking the law and will have to face severe penalties. Also, do keep in mind that Dubai has a zero-tolerance policy on drinking and driving. Plainclothesmen travel about in unmarked vehicles and can legally stop you at any time to check.

    Criteria

    If you have never driven before or have a driving license that is not on the approved list of 36 countries, (See the list here) then you must go to a certified driving school, who will train you, so that you can pass the Dubai Traffic Police Driving Test and thus obtain your driving license. (If you are 18-21 year of age, you can apply for a probationary license). A reputed driving school will do most of the procedures for you, including internal tests.

    Updates & Changes to Criteria

    October, 2006: The RTA has made it mandatory for an NOC (No objection letter) from your sponsor/employer, as part of the documentation. See press report. Some smaller schools that do not meet the quality criteria will be closed in 2007 by RTA. See press report.

    November, 2006 update: A minimum of 40 lessons will have to be taken, as per the new RTA instruction. In addition, people who fail their test will have to wait a minimum of one month, before their next test date. See press report.

    Some restrictions on training timings have also been introduced. See press report.

    Only good drivers must get a license. See press report.

    Getting a license will not be so easy in 2007. See press report.



    Manual/Automatic or Male/Female Instructor

    Fondest memory: You also have a choice of manual or automatic, while females are normally given female instructors. If a woman would like to have a male instructor, she must obtain a No Objection (NoC) letter from both her sponsor and the traffic police.

    Fees & Documents Required for Driving School

    Passport for residents(original & copy), residence permit copy, NOC from employer, 8 photos, & training fees. This ranges from AED 1,500 onwards depending on the number of classes you need. Most schools have a package deal, while smaller schools or private instructors charge by the hour.
    Steps

    1. Get an eye test done. Reputed driving schools will do the eye-test at their centres. If not, this can be done at any hospital, clinic or optician. Give them 2 passport-sized photos and mention that it is for a driving license. Most opticians will not charge for the test, while there may be a small fee for others.
    2. The school will handle all paper-work with the Dubai Police, who may even have a counter at the school.
    3. Receive your temporary driving license, which you must carry in your training car.
    4. Begin your lessons.
    5. Once you have passed all internal tests like garage and parking, your school will first apply for your signal test (practice 1 here, practice 2 here) followed by the road test.
    More information continued on the tip number 18 with the same picture :-)

    information source: www.dubai.ae

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    Renting a P.O Box in Dubai :-)

    by 37SingleMaleInDubai1 Updated Feb 10, 2007

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    Favorite thing: Renting a P.O Box in Dubai
    Introduction:

    In the UAE, mail is not delivered to home addresses. Instead, it is delivered to P.O. Boxes. Many people use their company's P.O.Box number. However, you can rent your own box.

    Requirements:

    • Passport copy with residency stamp (passport must be valid for 6 months)
    • Two passport photos
    • A completed form you can find at the post office.
    • Private post boxes are situated at all post offices, shelters, a number of commercial buildings and some postal agencies.
    • You can also rent a P. O. Box online, but you have more location options if you go to the post office.

    Subscription Fee for New P.O. Box Dhs 50
    For new tenants, the year is divided into thirds, for the first year only, as follows:

    For Individuals

    • During the first 4 months of the year, rent is Dhs 150 + Dhs 10 for every key
    • During the second 4 months of the year, rent is Dhs 100 + Dhs 10 for every key
    • During the last 4 months of the year, rent is Dhs 50 + Dhs 10 for every key

    For Companies

    • During the first 4 months of the year, rent is Dhs 250 + Dhs 10 for every key
    • During the second 4 months of the year, rent is Dhs 200 + Dhs 10 for every key
    • During the last 4 months of the year, rent is Dhs 150 + Dhs 10 for every key

    For Large Boxes and Post Boxes in Commercial Buildings

    • During the first 4 months of the year, rent is Dhs 200 + Dhs 10 for every key
    • During the second 4 months of the year, rent is Dhs 150 + Dhs 10 for every key
    • During the last 4 months of the year, rent is Dhs 100+ Dhs 10 for every key

    Procedure:

    Take the above mentioned documents and the required fees to the post office near you and you can get the keys to your box right away.

    For all the questions that you may have about postal services in Dubai/U.A.E call: 600599999

    information source: www.dubai.ae

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    Internet access in Dubai :-)

    by 37SingleMaleInDubai1 Updated Feb 10, 2007

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    Favorite thing: Internet access in Dubai
    Criteria:
    Emirates Internet offers various internet access options for residential users, from basic dial-up connections to high-speed broadband wireless connections.

    1) Dial Up
    Dial-Up provides you with a basic method of accessing the internet and enables you to browse the net and use your e-mails with light attachments.

    Documents Required:
    • Your passport copy
    • Your valid residence visa
    • A completed form (can be downloaded here )

    Charges
    Installation Charges 100.00 (Free if you register online www.e4me.ae)
    Rental Charges 20.00 / 1month
    Usage Charges AED 1.80 / 1hr
    AED 1 / 1hr off peak time: 1am – 6am

    How to Subscribe
    Visit any Etisalat office or subscribe online at:

    www.e4me.ae

    for free

    2) Al Shamil - Broadband Internet for home
    Enjoy high speed Internet with Al Shamil and keep your telephone line free

    Fondest memory: Documents required:
    If you are not currently an Etisalat customer, take the following documents with you:
    • A copy of your passport with a valid resident visa
    • Your tenancy contract
    • Application form (can be downloaded here)

    Fees

    AED 200 for installation if you apply for the service at an Etisalat office

    Note: you save AED 100 if you apply for the service online www.e4me.ae

    Monthly charges
    Light User (256 Kbps) AED 149/month
    Moderate User (512Kbps) AED 189/month
    Active User (1Mbps) AED 249/month
    Heavy User – 2Mbps AED 349/month

    Modem Price

    Wired Modem AED 108

    Wireless Modem AED 240

    How to Subscribe
    You can apply for the service online over the phone (call 800 77 666), or at any Etisalat office.

    For more information, please visit Etisalat website

    information source: www.dubai.ae

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    Mobile phone connection in Dubai :-)

    by 37SingleMaleInDubai1 Updated Feb 10, 2007

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    Favorite thing: Mobile phone connection in Dubai
    There are two mobile service options available from Etisalat, and each depends on your needs/requirements: standard GSM (post-paid) and pre-paid Wasel mobile service which is a popular service for new arrivals. Because you pay in advance for Wasel, you will always know how much you are spending.

    Recent Updates: Mobile services are also available from new telecommunication provider, Du. You can book your favourite mobile number through website bookings. Also, both providers are looking at charging per second, instead of minutes.

    Documents Required for Etisalat
    A copy of your passport with a valid Visa stamp or a valid visit visa
    A completed application form (can be downloaded here).

    How to Subscribe
    Visit your nearest Etisalat Office or Business Centre or an authorized reseller to sign up for the service and get your SIM card.

    Charges
    Connecting to Wasel costs AED165 for the first year’s subscription and you get AED10 of free calls.

    Yearly Subscription
    You have to renew your Wasel subscription each year at a cost of AED100. Upon renewal, you will get a free subscription to Call Waiting Service

    Local Calls
    30 fils per minute (For the first 60 seconds)

    From 61st seconds onwards
    15 fils for every 30 seconds (7am–2pm and 4pm–12am)
    12 fils for every 30 seconds (2pm-4pm and 12am-7am)

    International Calls
    International calls are charged at IDD rates.

    Incoming Calls
    These are free, unless you are abroad and using International Roaming. Click here for a list of International Roaming List.

    Text Messaging Charges
    Sending
    Local number 18 fils per message
    International number 60 fils per message

    Receiving
    All texts received are free. (within UAE)

    For more information, visit Etisalat website or Du website
    information source: www.dubai.ae

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    Telephone connection in Dubai :-)

    by 37SingleMaleInDubai1 Updated Feb 10, 2007

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    Favorite thing: Telephone connection in Dubai
    Postpaid fixed-line phone service is a good value and easy to use. Calls made within the same emirate, from a fixed telephone line to another, are free of charge. At present, fixed telephone lines can only be obtained from Etisalat. You can also keep yourself updated with news from the new telecommunication provider, Du who are presently rolling out mobile services.

    Required Documents

    GCC countries citizens
    • Passport copy or khulasat Al Qaid
    • Copy of Tenancy Agreement or Proof of Ownership
    • Guarantee letter from guardian or parent (if under 21 years old)
    • Letter of employment
    • An existing telephone number at or near the premises
    • Completed application form (can be downloaded here)

    Non-GCC countries citizens
    • Passport copy including visa page
    • Copy of Tenancy Agreement or Proof of Ownership
    • An existing telephone number at or near the premises
    • Completed application form (can be downloaded here)
    • Guarantee letter from guardian or parent (if under 21 years old)

    Commercial business
    • Passport copy of owner or local sponsor
    • Copy of valid Trade License
    • Power of Attorney
    • Visa copy for non-GCC owner or partner
    • Completed application form (can be downloaded here)
    • An existing telephone number at or near the premises

    Installation and rental charges
    Installation charges AED/180
    Rental charges AED45 / quarter

    How to Subscribe
    Visit your nearest Etisalat Business/Service Centre to apply for the service.
    information source: www.dubai.ae

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    Getting a health card in Dubai :-)

    by 37SingleMaleInDubai1 Updated Feb 10, 2007

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    Favorite thing: Getting a health card in Dubai
    Criteria for obtaining a health card in Dubai



    In order to obtain a residency visa and labour card, all expatriates are required to undergo a medical and blood test. Employers usually arrange for all the necessary paperwork.



    If you are not covered by a company or private medical insurance, it is advisable to apply for a health card which entitles residents to low cost medical treatment at public hospitals and clinics. An application form can be collected from any public hospital then submitted (typed in Arabic), along with the correct documents to your local Health Care Center. The health card is valid for one year and can be renewed online.



    Documents required:



    Passport copy
    Covering letter from sponsor
    Visa application copy
    2 passport size photographs
    Completed application form
    Fees

    Citizens (card valid for 4 years)
    0-9 Years - AED 25
    10-17 Years - AED 50
    18 Years and Above - AED 100

    Non Citizens(card valid for 1 year)
    0-9 Years - AED 100
    10-17 Years - AED 200
    17 Years and Above - AED 300

    plus AED 200/- for medical examination

    For more information, please visit the Department of Health and Medical Services on

    www.dohms.gov.ae

    information source: www.dubai.ae

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    Residency visa for a new born baby in Dubai :-)

    by 37SingleMaleInDubai1 Updated Feb 10, 2007

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    Favorite thing: Residency visa for a new born baby in Dubai
    Congratulations if you have just had a baby. You must follow certain criteria for registration of your new baby.

    Criteria
    You must apply for a residency visa for a new-born baby within 120 days of his/her birth. If you fail to do this the child will not be allowed to leave the UAE and the legal guardian must pay AED100 fine for each day over the 120 day period.

    Documents Required:
    • Application form
    • Original passport for the baby (if the baby was added to one of his parent’s passport, take that one)
    • Original + a copy of the baby’s birth certificate (must be attested by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs - Dubai office, tel (04-2221144)
    • 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

    Procedure:
    • Go to a certified typing office and have them complete the form for you after paying the fees.
    • Go to the residency section at Naturalisation & Residency Department (04 398 0000), and hand in the documents.
    • The passport with the residency visa will be sent to you through a courier service.

    Fees:
    - AED 100 residence fees for each year.
    - AED 115 adding fees.

    For more information, visit DNRD website
    information source: www.dubai.ae

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    Sponsoring a maid in Dubai :-)

    by 37SingleMaleInDubai1 Updated Feb 10, 2007

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    Favorite thing: Sponsoring a maid in Dubai
    Criteria for sponsoring a maid in Dubai: A maid’s visa can be obtained by the head of the family (called sponsor, and usually the male), whose salary is not less than AED 6000 or Dhs. 5000 + accommodation. Bachelors are not eligible to sponsor a maid. You can only sponsor a maid from the following countries: India, Sri Lanka, Philippines, Bangladesh, Indonesia

    Dubai.ae Tip: Maids from the sponsor’s country are subject to approval by DNRD. In addition, a letter from your country's embassy certifying that the maid is not related to you. If you need more than one maid for a large family, DNRD has the right to decide, but much will depend on sponsor’s salary and size of the family. The maid cannot be older than 60 years. Always carry copies of original documents, including labour contracts, salary certificates& passports.

    Documents Required for Residence Visa:
    Salary certificate of Sponsor (for govt. employee) OR, labour contract of sponsor (for pvt. employee)
    Filled up application form from authorized typing office
    Sponsor’s passport
    Copy of maid’s passport
    Passport photos of maid (2 required)
    Letter from embassy certifying non-relationship, if maid from same country
    Also obtain a list of people that you are already sponsoring from DNRD (eg. Wife, children, other maids, etc)

    Steps: Apply in the following order:
    Residence Visa (entry permit)
    Residence Stamp (renewable every year)
    No labour card is required for a maid, as per UAE labour laws.

    Fondest memory: The Sponsor must provide the maid:
    Airfare to home country at least once every two years
    Decent living conditions in sponsor’s house or additional Dhs. 500 for external housing.
    Salary for maid from Dhs. 600 onwards.

    Procedure: Go to authorized typist & get form filled up. Pay Dhs. 100 for application fee + separate typing fee (which varies from typist to typist). If urgent, pay additional Dhs. 100 and mention to typist.

    Go to Immigration & Naturalization Department & submit all documents after attaching Empost sticker. You will have to pay a refundable deposit of Dhs. 5000/- along with the application. Please ensure that you collect the deposit receipt.
    Empost will courier the visa to you within 2 working days, at the address listed on the sticker.
    4. Send either original or copy to your maid. If only copy was sent, then deposit original at DNATA Visa Desk at Dubai airport, at least three hours before flight. Write flight number/date & time on reverse of original & get your copy stamped by DNATA as proof of their receipt of original.
    The next step: After your maid arrives, you must apply for a residence permit and health card. This must be done within 30 days of your maid’s entry into the country. After collecting your deposit of Dhs. 5000/- you must pay an administration fee of approximately 4,800 yearly + health card costs, when doing the residence permit.

    For further enquiries, or clarifications, you can call the helpline at DNRD on 04-3980000.
    information source: www.dubai.ae

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    Arranging Visit visa for a friend coming to Dxb:-)

    by 37SingleMaleInDubai1 Updated Feb 10, 2007

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    Favorite thing: Visit visa for friend coming to Dubai
    Criteria:

    Visit visas for friends can be obtained by residents (called sponsors), whose monthly salary is not less than AED 10,000.

    Documents Required:
    • Application form
    • A copy of the sponsor’s passport
    • A copy of the sponsored person's passport
    • Attested work contract if the sponsor is working in a private company or a salary certificate if working in government

    Fees
    • AED 100 Application fee (e-form)
    • AED 100 urgent application fee (e-form)
    • AED 10 Empost sticker for non-urgent visa
    • AED 2000 refundable deposit (must retain receipt to obtain refund)

    Fondest memory: Procedure

    1. Go to any authorized typing office & get 2 application forms typed in English & Arabic. Application forms also available for download from www.dnrd.gov.ae. Pay required fees to typing office - Dhs. 110 + typing fee. If urgent visa required, use different form & pay additional Dhs. 100.
    2. Go to Immigration & Naturalization Department & purchase Dhs. 10 Empost (Emirates Post) sticker. Write your complete address & contact details. Submit along with your documents to Visa Section.
    3. Empost will courier the visa to you within 2 working days, at the address listed on the Empost sticker.
    4. Send either original or copy to your relative. If only copy was sent, then deposit original at DNATA Visa Desk at Dubai airport, at least five hours before flight lands. Write flight number/date & time on reverse of original & get your copy stamped by DNATA as proof of their receipt of original.

    Please Note:

    This visit visa is valid for 60 days from entry into UAE. It can be renewed for a further 30 days, on payment of Dhs. 500. Any stay beyond this is punishable with a fine of Dhs. 100 + Dhs. 100 for each additional day of over-stay.

    For more information, visit DNRD website on:

    http://www.dnrd.gov.ae/dnrd/Transactions/DNRD+Head+Office/EntryPermit/Default.htm

    Or you can call the friendly DNRD call-centre on 009714-3980000 for clarifications or changes to procedures.
    information source: www.dubai.ae

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    Dubai visit visa for family member :-)

    by 37SingleMaleInDubai1 Updated Feb 10, 2007

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    Favorite thing: Dubai visit visa for family member
    Criteria:

    Visit visas for immediate family members can be obtained by residents (called sponsors), whose monthly salary is not less than AED 4000 or AED 3000 + accommodation.

    Documents Required:
    • Application form
    • A copy of the sponsor’s passport
    • A copy of the sponsored person's passport
    • Marriage contract attested from Ministry of Foreign Affairs (for sponsoring a wife or husband)
    • Birth certificates attested from Ministry of Foreign Affairs (for sponsoring children)
    • Relationship proof attested from the Embassy (for sponsoring relatives)
    • Copy of the e-Gate card
    • Attested work contract if the sponsor is working in a private company or a salary certificate if working in government

    Fees
    • AED 110 Application fee + typing fees
    • AED 100 urgent application fee (optional)
    • AED 10 Empost label (if you do not need urgent service)

    Fondest memory: Procedure:

    1. Go to any authorized typing office & get 2 application forms typed in English & Arabic. Application forms also available for download from www.dnrd.gov.ae. Pay required fees to typing office
    2. Go to Immigration & Naturalization Department & purchase Dhs. 10 Empost (Emirates Post) sticker. Write your complete address & contact details. Submit along with your documents to Visa Section.
    3. Empost will courier the visa to you within 2 working days, at the address listed on the Empost sticker.
    4. Send either original or copy to your relative. If only copy was sent, then deposit original at DNATA Visa Desk at Dubai airport, at least five hours before flight lands. Write flight number/date & time on reverse of original & get your copy stamped by DNATA as proof of their receipt of original.

    Please Note: This visit visa is valid for 60 days from entry into UAE. It can be renewed for a further 30 days, on payment of Dhs. 500. Any stay beyond this is punishable with a fine of Dhs. 100 + Dhs. 100 for each additional day of over-stay.

    For more information, visit DNRD website. Or you can call the friendly DNRD call-centre on 009714-3980000 for clarifications or changes to procedures.
    information source: www.dubai.ae

    Related to:
    • Singles
    • Romantic Travel and Honeymoons
    • Work Abroad

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