Golden Visa : How many domestic helpers can Golden Visa holder sponsor

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CA Amarakoon Susantha
CA Amarakoon Susantha

AM Susantha is an experienced Tax Advisor at NAM Accountants in Dubai, with expertise in corporate and international taxation. He offers tailored tax solutions that align with clients' financial goals.

Can individuals with long-term residency visas in the Emirates hire an unlimited number of domestic helpers?

Inquiries have been raised by a Golden Visa holder in Dubai regarding recent amendments indicating that long-term residency visa holders can sponsor an unlimited count of domestic workers. Seeking clarification on the matter, the response is based on the provisions outlined in Cabinet Resolution No. (65) of 2022, which issues the Executive Regulations of Federal Decree Law No. (29) of 2021 regarding the Entry and Residency of Foreigners, specifically organizing the permits of Golden Residency. Additionally, Federal Decree Law No. 9 of 2022 concerning Domestic Workers, known as the UAE Domestic Workers Law, is relevant to the discussion.

As a holder of a UAE golden residency visa, one is permitted to sponsor domestic workers. However, the resolution does not explicitly state a numerical limit on the sponsorship of domestic workers for UAE residency visa holders. Article 3 (2) of the annexure to Cabinet Resolution No. 65 of 2022 indicates that the sponsorship of domestic workers is contingent upon the financial solvency of the golden visa residency holder, suggesting the absence of a specific cap on the number of domestic workers that can be employed.

It is essential to note that recruiting domestic workers by an individual with a UAE golden residency visa must adhere to the provisions and guidelines stipulated in the UAE Domestic Workers Law. For additional clarification on this matter, individuals are encouraged to reach out to the General Directorate of Residency & Foreigners Affairs in Dubai.

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