If you are applying for a visit visa for friends and relatives in the UAE, you may have come across a requirement for ‘consanguinity proof or certificate’. What exactly is this certificate and does it need to be attested? Here is all you need to know.
What is Consanguinity Proof or Certificate?
Consanguinity proof or certificate is essentially a document that proves your relationship with a blood relative. This document can be a birth certificate or a marriage certificate, providing official evidence of your familial connection. When applying for a visit visa for your parents, spouse, child, or sibling, it is mandatory to submit any official document that establishes your relationship with them.
Faisal bin Khasim, the administration manager at Direct Typing Centre, explains, “If you are sponsoring your parents, wife, child, or sibling for a visit visa, you have to provide any official document proving your relationship with them. This could be a birth certificate or a marriage certificate. If the document is issued outside the UAE, you must obtain the certificate from your country’s consulate, have it attested by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA), and translated it into Arabic.”
Moreover, in certain cases, the relationship with the parents can be confirmed by examining the second page of their passport, which contains the full names of the mother and father. If you want to sponsor your parents-in-law, the consanguinity document requirement might not apply. Instead, you may need to obtain an affidavit from your home country’s consulate in the UAE. The need for an affidavit depends on the applicant’s nationality.
Mohammed Sevi, manager at First Line Discovery Typing Center, clarifies, “If you want to sponsor a visit visa for your in-laws, you will need to get an affidavit from the consulate, stating that you will bear the responsibility of sponsoring your in-laws. This affidavit must be attested by the consulate and MOFA.” Additionally, you might also be asked to provide your attested marriage certificate as supporting documentation.
Applications Requiring Consanguinity Proof
There are two instances where you will need to provide consanguinity proof or certificate:
1. Visit Visa for Family Members: When applying for a visit visa for family members under your sponsorship, you must submit proof of your relationship with them. This includes parents, spouses, children, and siblings. The consanguinity document serves as evidence of your familial ties.
2. Sponsoring Dependent’s Residency Visa: If you are sponsoring a dependent’s residency visa in the UAE, you may be required to provide consanguinity proof along with other documents. These additional requirements can include an employment contract, salary certificate, tenancy contract, birth certificate, and an affidavit stating your financial responsibility for the dependents.
It is essential to note that the specific documents you need to submit for sponsoring a family visit visa may vary based on your relation to the person you are sponsoring. To ensure you have the correct information, it is recommended to directly contact the immigration authorities. For Dubai, you can contact the official General Directorate of Residency and Foreign Affairs-Dubai (GDRFA-Dubai) toll-free number at 800 5111 or visit an Amer Centre, which processes visa applications on behalf of GDRFA-Dubai. To find the Amer Centres located in Dubai, you can visit their website: https://gdrfad.gov.ae/en/customer-happiness-centers#.
If you are applying from emirates such as Abu Dhabi, Sharjah, Ajman, Umm Al Quwain, Ras Al Khaimah, or Fujairah, it is advisable to contact the Federal Authority of Identity, Citizenship, Customs, and Port Security (ICP) call center at 600522222.
FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)
1. Is consanguinity proof required for all family visit visas?
Consanguinity proof is required when sponsoring family members such as parents, spouses, children, and siblings. However, the specific document may vary based on the relationship and the applicant’s nationality.
2. Can a foreign document be used as consanguinity proof?
Yes, foreign documents such as birth certificates or marriage certificates can be used as consanguinity proof. However, if the document is issued outside the UAE, it must be obtained from the country’s consulate, attested by MOFA, and translated into Arabic. To sponsor your parents-in-law, you may need to obtain an affidavit from your home country’s consulate in the UAE. The affidavit should state your responsibility for sponsoring your in-laws and must be attested by the consulate and MOFA. Additionally, an attested marriage certificate might also be required.
3. How can I obtain more information about specific document requirements?
For accurate and up-to-date information regarding the documents you need to submit, it is recommended to directly contact the immigration authorities. The GDRFA-Dubai toll-free number is 800 5111, and for other emirates, contact the Federal Authority of Identity, Citizenship, Customs, and Port Security (ICP) call center at 600522222.
4. Where can I find Amer Centres in Dubai?
To find the Amer Centres located in Dubai, you can visit the GDRFA-Dubai website: https://gdrfad.gov.ae/en/customer-happiness-centers#.