New family sponsorship law for expats in the UAE makes it easier for women

Pedro Gonçalves
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A new sponsorship rule that allows expats to sponsor their families have come in to effect in the UAE. The new rule, that makes income, not profession the sole criteria for men and women to sponsor family members was announced by the Federal Authority for Identity and Emiratisation. This means any UAE resident, male or female, can sponsor family members (spouse, under-18 sons and unmarried daughters), provided he/she earns a monthly salary of Dh4,000 or at least Dh3,000 plus accommodation provided by the company, according to the Federal Authority for Identity and Citizenship (FAIC). ...

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