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Having a baby in the UAE

Kipp’s reveals the long legal and medical road to motherhood in the UAE.

January 26, 2009 3:55 by

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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5 Comments

  1. Kay on January 27, 2009 8:29 am

    Having a baby is a time of joy but there is no joy having a baby in the UAE.
    You spend too much time traveling and less time with your child. No one wants to leave their child while working these hours as someone else basically looks after and teaches your child their ways.

    Only woman who are not working will benefit from having a child in the UAE, this is not a place to bring up children

     
  2. Angel on January 28, 2009 6:43 am

    What has this got to do with having a baby in the uae “Most cases of unwed expecting mothers reported in UAE are of women from the sub continent”. Must this appear here?

     
  3. Tessa on January 28, 2009 1:03 pm

    I would like to advise people who see the costs of provate hospitals as prohbitive if yuo do not have insurance to try Al Wasl. The facility, staff, service & experience were excellent and the cost a fraction of the private hospitals.

     
  4. Alex on January 29, 2009 7:16 am

    Your article fails to mention one crucial piece of information – only Al Wasl Hospital and Dubai Hospital will accept babies born before 34 weeks and to be accepted you must preregister before you are 4 months pregnant. If not, they will not accept you and will let your baby die on the street and there are countless accounts of this actually occuring.

     
  5. Dubai Travel on February 24, 2009 11:56 pm

    Super-Duper site! I am loving it!! Will come back again – taking your feeds also, Thanks.

     

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