Urgent.. new requirements for divorced women and their children renewing their residency in emirates

Ahmed Moawad - | UAE

The Federal Authority for Identity, Nationality, Customs, and Ports Security states that when a year has passed since the date of death or divorce, a widow or divorced woman and her children are eligible to renew their residency visa for another year without a guarantor (host).

renewal of residency for divorced women and their children in the uae

The digital government has confirmed, per a recent report, that the extension covers the woman's children in the event of a divorce or death, provided that the father sponsored their residency at the time of the divorce or death. Both the mother and her children's resident visas must be in good standing when the divorce or death occurs, and the children's visas cannot be longer than the mother's.

An extension application, proof of the wife's divorce or widowhood, proof that adequate housing is available and affordable for the family's needs, and proof of the mother's (widow's or divorcee's) and any children over the age of 18 passing a medical examination are all required, in addition to the identity card and health insurance required by some emirates.

A golden residence visa, for example, is good for ten years, while a regular residence visa may be valid for one, two, three, five, or ten years.

The Council of Ministers recently decided to allow widows and divorced women and their children to remain in the country for an additional year after the date of the divorce or the date of the husband's death, as part of the residence facilities package recently approved by the Council for visitors and residents in the country.

The family hopes that by establishing residency, they may improve their social and economic standing, and that they will be able to continue meeting their obligations after the death of the breadwinner. As part of the state's continued endeavour to construct government options and legislation in a way that matches the conditions of residents and visitors and satisfies their primary demands, the decision took effect in the fourth quarter of the same year.

The decision takes into account the humanitarian and exceptional circumstances of widows and divorced residents of the UAE, and helps to facilitate their continued residence in the country after the loss of the family's head. This helps to maintain family unity and community cohesion, and boosts the UAE's appeal as a second home for people from all over the world.

When the visa of the family's breadwinner expires, the visa of his or her dependents expires as well.

Family members' residency visas expire when the residency of the family head or guarantor does, according to the Federal Authority for Identity, Nationality, Customs, and Ports Security, and residency is considered terminated or null if its holder remains outside the country for more than 180 days. Golden Residency holders do not have to worry about losing their residency status if they travel abroad for an extended period of time.

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