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Navigating the Nanny Visa Maze: A Step-By-Step Guide to Sponsoring Your Nanny in Dubai

Ah, the joys of parenthood: the laughter, the milestones, and, of course, the never-ending to-do lists. One primary task many new parents in Dubai face is securing a visa for their nanny. The process can be as daunting as assembling that high-tech baby crib—lots of pieces, instructions that may as well be in a foreign language, and a high risk of messing it up. If you’ve ever found yourself lost in the labyrinth of online portals and third-party agencies, wondering what documents you need or where you even begin, this blog post is for you. We’ll walk you through the basics of directly sponsoring your nanny’s visa, from required paperwork to what to expect at service centres like Amer.

Why Direct Sponsorship?

Many folks opt to go through agencies for the visa process, but direct sponsorship gives you more control and a more personalized experience for you and your nanny.

What You'll Need

Photocopies will generally suffice for the application process.

As the sponsor, you will also need to provide copies of your documents.

Both your nanny’s and yours.

Your nanny will need to undergo medical tests for the visa.

To prove you can financially support a nanny.

A recent utility bill to confirm your residence.

The Process

Photocopies will generally suffice for the application process.

Before anything else, you need to get initial approval from the General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs (GDRFA).

Once you have the initial approval, your nanny will have to undergo medical testing.

This is where you bring all your documents to a service centre like Amer. The applicant (your nanny) generally doesn’t need to be present but double-check with the service centre to be sure.

There’s a sponsorship fee involved that varies depending on various factors, including the nanny’s nationality.

After successful payment and application approval, the nanny’s passport will need to be submitted for visa stamping.


Does my nanny need to be present at Amer?

Usually, the nanny doesn’t need to be present for most of the application process, but each service centre may have slightly different protocols.

What if I make a mistake?

You won’t be the first or the last to make an error in the visa process. Most mistakes are correctable but may involve additional time and fees.

How long does it take?

The entire process usually takes about a month, but it can vary.

Closing Thoughts

Navigating the maze of visa sponsorship doesn’t have to be stressful. With a little organization and a lot of patience, you’ll get through it, and hey, if you can handle the chaos of parenting, you can handle this. Trust us.

For any further assistance with your relocation needs, including visa support services:

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Welcome to the world of direct nanny sponsorship—it’s a little complicated, but so is making the perfect soufflé, and think how satisfying that is when you get it right!

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