In Abu Dhabi, an Affidavit of Support and Guarantee may be required in various situations such as sponsoring a family member to visit the UAE, applying for visas, or as a requirement for certain legal processes. The purpose of this document is to ensure that the person being supported will not become a burden on the government or society.
Note: For those based in Dubai and Northern Emirates, please follow the ASG procedure at the PCG Dubai office here – Affidavit of Support and Guarantee (ASG) in Dubai, UAE
In order to create an Affidavit of Support and Guarantee in Abu Dhabi, there are certain requirements that must be fulfilled. These may include providing proof of financial stability such as bank statements, salary certificates, tenancy contract, etc. Filipinos can apply for the ASG by following the instructions set forth by the Philippine Embassy in UAE.
- What is Affidavit of Support and Guarantee (ASG)?
- How to Apply for ASG in Abu Dhabi PH Embassy UAE
- ASG Application Form in Abu Dhabi
- Important Reminders
- Video: Affidavit of Support and Guarantee single use ba o unlimited??!!
What is Affidavit of Support and Guarantee (ASG)?
An Affidavit of Support and Guarantee is a legal document that is used to prove the financial capabilities of an individual or entity. It serves as a promise to provide financial support and guarantee for another person, either temporarily or permanently.
To sponsor a relative member to come to Abu Dhabi, UAE, a Filipino working resident must file an Affidavit of Support and Guarantee (ASG), which serves as a full assurance of financial responsibility. A person signing a legal document is essentially confirming that they have a legal obligation to take care of a relative to the fullest extent possible and to provide financial assistance.
ASG permits OFWs in Abu Dhabi to sponsor relatives of their 1st and 2nd degrees of consanguinity or affinity to go as tourists to their place of residency. When departing from the Philippines, you will need to present the ASG compromise documents to the Bureau of Immigration as they require it.
Individuals who fall under the 1st and 2nd degrees of consanguinity or affinity may sign an affidavit to sponsor a relative:
1st Degree by Consanguinity
1st Degree by Affinity
2nd Degree by Consanguinity
2nd Degree by Affinity
Below are the requirements for ASG:
- Completed Affidavit of Support and Guarantee (ASG) form.
- The sponsor’s valid ID or passport
- The invited or sponsored individual’s valid passport or ID
- Proof of the sponsor’s relation to the invited or sponsored individual
- Sponsor’s Report Birth of Children
- Sponsor’s Report of Marriage
- Sponsored birth certificate issued by NSO/PSA
- Sponsored Marriage contract issued by NSO/PSA
- Sponsor’s Verified Employment Contract
- Proof of the sponsor’s stable income for the past six (6) months (payslip, bank statements/certificate, etc.)
|Family of Two – consists of a husband and wife or a single parent and child
|Family of Three – can consist of a married couple with one child or a single parent and two children
|Family of Four – consists of a husband and wife and their two children, or a single parent and their three children.
- Tenancy Contract (if not applicable, duly stamped hotel reservation)
Note: Other supporting documentation may or may not be requested by the Philippine Embassy in Abu Dhabi, UAE.
Here are the other supporting documents you can use as references.
- Invited or sponsored individual’s Tourist/Visit Visa
- Sponsor’s Residence Visa
- Trade License of the Travel Agency
- Declaration of Commitment
- Letter of Invitation
- OWWA receipt issued no more than two years ago as of currently.
How to Apply for ASG in Abu Dhabi PH Embassy UAE
Here are the steps to secure an ASG at the Philippine Embassy in UAE located in the emirate of Abu Dhabi.
Step 1: Complete the Affidavit of Support and Guarantee form here – https://abudhabipe.dfa.gov.ph/images/2022/Forms/Notarials/ASG-Form-26062022.pdf
Step 2: Have the Abu Dhabi UAE authorities pre-authenticate the documents.
Step 3: Scan all the required documents.
Step 4: Compile all the needed documents then send an email to email@example.com to book an appointment for pre-assessment.
Note: Your application will be rejected if it contains an incorrect, incomplete, or unclear attachment.
The PH Embassy officials will review your documents within three (3) business days. If additional documents are needed, you will get feedback through email.
Step 5: Wait for the follow up procedures email of the Philippine Embassy in Abu Dhabi, UAE.
Step 6: An email will be sent to you to schedule an appointment to sign the documents in front of the Philippine Embassy’s officials.
Step 7: On the day of your appointment, bring your documentation (two copies each) and a printed copy of the email confirming your online appointment to the Philippine Embassy office.
Step 8: Request for queuing number at the Information counter.
Step 9: Once your queuing number called, proceed to the ASG/notarial processing counter
Step 10: Pay for AED 100 processing fee (by cash ONLY) at the cashier.
Step 11: Return the document/s and the and yellow receipt to the ASG/notarial processing counter.
Step 12: Wait for three (3) to five (5) business days to receive the documents.
ASG Application Form in Abu Dhabi
Below is a screenshot sample of the ASG application form which you can check for your reference. Remember that this form is FREE and you can easily download it online for your application:
- It is advised that applicants must submit their ASG applications very well in advance, ideally one month before the planned departure date of the sponsored visitor/s.
- If you attach documentation that is incorrect, incomplete, or unclear, your application will be rejected.
- Appointment confirmation will only be sent to you after the documents have been reviewed and verified to be in order.
- The appointment schedule is NON-TRANSFERABLE.
- Failure to receive an email confirmation indicates non-registration and non-appointment.
- There is no fee for scheduling an ASG appointment.
- Sponsorship is prohibited for some visa categories, including Household Service Workers (HSWs).
- Affidavit of Support and Guarantee does not need to be requested by minors (17 years old and under) or senior citizens (60 years old and above).
- Each document needs to be translated into English legally.
- The applicant(s) must sign the document(s) in person in front of the Philippine Embassy or Consulate General officials.
- Any forged or altered documents presented for notarization or attestation may be confiscated outright once the consular officer has made the appropriate assessment. Fixers and the owner of the relevant documents will face legal action. If a document turns out to be fraudulent, payment will be refunded.
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Watch the YouTuber HB Visa Consultancy and Services’ video below as she explains what an Affidavit of Support and Guarantee (ASG) is and addresses a few frequently asked questions.
Sponsors wishing to sponsor a relative’s 1st or 2nd degree of consanguinity or affinity must submit an Affidavit of Support and Guarantee (ASG); the requirements are much stricter than what is stated in the document. It means adhering to all legal standards while providing numerous forms of supporting evidence. If there might be legal implications, you should typically consult a lawyer.
The documents that sponsor submit with their ASG application must be personally signed in front of Philippine Embassy officials.