My wife and I are considering moving to Abu Dhabi this year with our 3 children. 2 of the children are our children, while the oldest boy (12) is my wife's son from her first marriage.
The visa will be under my name as I will be employed. What do I need to do to gain sponsorship for my stepson? I have read online that we will need a legally binding letter from his natural father in their home country (Australia) from the proper authority. Does anyone know who the proper authority is and what will make the letter legally binding?
In order to gain sponsorship for your stepson you will need to have proof that your wife has full custody of the child. This will need to come from an Australian offcial source (such as a family court).
Next, you will need a no objection letter signed by the birth father giving you permission to sponsor your stepson in the UAE.
You will need to include your stepson's birth certificate in the application, in addition to your passport, labour contract and salary certificate (which must state that you earn over 6000DH), and a letter stating that you will support the child financially which needs to be attested in Australia and Qatar. It might help to include your marriage certificate in your application to show that you are the child's stepfather.
In order to make the letter legally binding you should consider consulting a legal expert in Australia or Qatar.
Expat Health Insurance
Cigna Global Health Insurance - 10% off any plans bought in November and December 2023
With Cigna, you won't have to rely on foreign public health care systems, which may not meet your needs. Cigna allows you to speak to a doctor on demand, for consultations or instant advice, wherever you are in the world. They also offer full cancer care across all levels of cover, and settle the cost of treatments directly with the provider. Cigna is currently offering a 10% discount for seniors (over 60) on their Silver package.
International Movers. Get Quotes. Compare Prices.
Sirelo has a network of more than 500 international removal companies that can move your furniture and possessions to your new home. By filling in a form, you’ll get up to 5 quotes from recommended movers. This service is free of charge and will help you select an international moving company that suits your needs and budget.