Having a baby in the UAE
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January 26, 2009 3:55 by Dana El Baltaji
Issuing a passport
Children are always given the father’s nationality. So, if the father is Emirati, the newborn baby is given the UAE nationality. It is recommended to begin the procedure of getting the newborn baby a passport immediately.
After your baby’s birth, you have four months to get the passport. Everyday after that, you get fined a fee for everyday. It may take up to a few weeks for all the paperwork to be processed, so don’t waste any time.
If you aren’t a UAE national, then you must go to your embassy or consulate to get your baby’s passport issued. Once the passport is issued, apply for a residence visa for your child.
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