How to get a visa for your new baby

UAE red tape unraveled

The Knowledge

Before the baby is born:
• You will need to register the would-be mother for delivery at a Dubai hospital specialising in maternity. To do this, you need to provide proof of marriage, a valid UAE visa and proof of your residence in the UAE, such as an electricity bill or rent contract.

After the baby is born:
• You will get an official notification of the baby’s birth in Arabic from the hospital and can request a notification in English. This will get you the child’s birth certificate. UAE nationals must bring their Family Book along to register their child, while expat parents must attest the English and Arabic birth certificate from the UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Ministry of Health before applying for the baby’s passport and residence visa.
For more information, visit www.government.ae.

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