Dependents of work permit holders in Abu Dhabi are encouraged to submit supporting documents from Abu Dhabi for dependent applications.  Dependent applications with supporting documents issued from Dubai are generally not being accepted by the authorities or are being asked for additional documents, for foreign nationals residing in one emirate, and working in another.

This is being seen on a case-by-case basis and is not policy, but companies and employees should be aware of the change.

Please note that this is general information only and not intended as advice on a specific matter. Please feel free to contact Fakhoury Global Immigration directly with questions exclusive to your situation. This news alert may have been prepared using information from Peregrine Immigration Management, which is licensed to Fakhoury Global Immigration.