Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) based in the UAE must now have at least AED10,000 monthly salary in order to secure a supporting travel document for relatives and families visiting UAE.
This is according to the new policy on affidavit of support and guarantee (ASG) implemented by the Philippine Consulate-General in Dubai and the Philippine Embassy in Abu Dhabi, which took effect on August 24.
Single Filipino expats who want to sponsor the UAE visit visa of a family member must show proof of a monthly income amounting to AED10,000. Married couples, on the other hand, must present a combined salary of AED14,000 in order to sponsor the visit of their relatives.
Meanwhile, a family of four—either a couple with two children or a single parent with three children—must show proof of total monthly income amounting to AED18,000.
In addition, the policy states that the applicant can only sponsor relatives “within the first and second degree of consanguinity or affinity”—such as parents, spouse, kids, grandparents, siblings, grandchildren, and in-laws.
The salary requirement to sponsor a relative’s visa before was only AED3,500.
The affidavit of support is a document that states an expat can support their relatives during their stay in the UAE. The visitors usually present this to immigration officials in Manila prior to the flight.