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Emirates ID Card

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3 April 2013

Last updated on 6 September 2016

The Emirates ID Card Explained...

Here we have the regular news updates as well as all the information needed to enable you to register for your Emirates ID Card... scroll down to read more.

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The Emirates ID Card Explained

Who is eligible?
Citizens of the United Arab Emirates
Resident of the United Arab Emirates

Where can you get this done?
All UAE Naturalization and Residence departments
All UAE Airports
The Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Abu Dhabi
Dnata Passport Center, Sheikh Zayed Road - Dubai
Dnata Passport Center, Deira - Dubai
Dnata passport Center, Abu Heil - Dubai
Dubai Media City’s Passport Center
Financial Center, Dubai Internet City
Free zone passport Center in Jebel Ali

Requirements for acquiring the service
A valid identity card
Check the validity of the passport – not less than 6 months.
To confirm the validity of residence (For residents)

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Service Fees
Service fees (new subscribers) for a period of two years, AED 150.
Renewal fees (renewal of subscription) for a period of two years, AED150.
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About the Emirates ID Card

All UAE residents need to have an Emirates ID Card. The ID card is an electronic means of identification that EIDA undertakes to issue for all population of U.A.E. It is mandatory for each national or expatriate person above 15 years old.

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Coupled with sophisticated technological features, the ID card is a safe means for identification of residents and verification of their identities. It contains an ID number that links every individual to his/her own personal and biological lifetime data. The ID number serves as a reference for the respective individual in his/her identity-proved transactions with government bodies and some private organizations. It is expected that the ID card will, later, replace all currently applicable other identification means such as labour permit, health card, driving license, etc.

The ID card is mandatory for all residents of the United Arab Emirates, whether nationals or expatriates of above 15 years old, who are living lawfully in U.A.E. Enrolment for the Population Register and ID Card Program is also mandatory for children below 15 years old- obtaining/ issuing an ID card for them is a matter of choice and subject to guardian's consent.

How To Get One...

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This card is mandatory for all legal residents of the UAE, including nationals, GCC citizens, expatriates and residents. If you fit one of these categories, you can submit individual or group applications to apply for the Emirates ID card. Members of group applications must be from the same family or under the same sponsor (e.g. laborers under the same company sponsorship).

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To submit your application for an ID card you can either visit an accredited Typing Centers , or visit www.emiratesid.ae. You will be required to visit a Preventative Medical Center or Registration Center to complete the application process.

We aim to print and issue your ID card in a timely manner, which contains your accurate personal, biographical and biometric data.

There are three steps to issuing a new Emirates ID card:

Step 1 - To submit an application, the steps are as follows:

You are required to complete the online application form or to visit an accredited Typing Center to apply for the service
You are required to pay the ID card fees in full when submitting the application.
Your appointment will be printed on your application form and you will receive confirmation via SMS (UAE Nationals, GCC Citizens and Residents). Expatriates are required to visit their nearest Preventative Medical Center as soon as possible; you do not require an appointment.

Step 2 - To confirm your biometrics, the steps are as follows:

Please proceed to the Registration Centers (UAE, GCC Nationals and Residents) or Preventative Medical Center (Expatriates) on the appointment date. You are responsible for providing the center with the required documents. Emirates ID representatives at the center will capture your biometric data (Fingerprints and Picture). You will be notified of your enrollment via SMS

Step 3 - To collect your new ID card, the steps are as follows:

Receive an SMS from Emirates Identity Authority stating your card has been printed and is to be sent to the delivery company.
Receive an SMS from Emirates Post once the card is ready for pickup with the location
You can collect your ID card from your local post office

Documents required to access this service

If you are a UAE National or a GCC Citizen, you will require the following documents to access the service:

  • Completed application form (Application form is available online and at any accredited Typing Center)
  • Original valid passport
  • Original valid family book (UAE National)
  • Proof of residency such as original valid employment certificate, real estate lease or ownership contract, commercial license, school registration certificate, certificate of dependency, valid marriage contract or an employment card (GCC Citizen)

If you are an Expatriate or Resident, you will require the following documents to access the services:

  • Completed application form (Application form is available online and at any accredited Typing Center)
  • Original valid passport, the Original parent passport which the child is mentioned.
  • Original valid entry visa (Expatriate)
  • Original valid residence visa (Resident)

For children under 15 years old:
A visit to the Registration Centers is not needed, a color passport-size (4.5 x 3.5 cm) photo with white background can be submitted instead
Biometric data is not needed; his/her biometric data will be captured upon applying for a renewal of their ID card, provided that he/she is 15 years or older.
ID cards for newborns require the submission of a photocopy of the birth certificate in addition to the aforementioned document requirements. The parent must also present their valid ID card.

How long does it take?
Once all requirements are meet and your supporting documents are complete you will receive your ID card within ten working days (after your visit to the Registration Centers or issuance of the residency permit)

Additional information:

  • In the event that your data has been inaccurately captured, you will be requested (via SMS) to update the online application form or to re-contact the issuing Typing Center for an application update. Failure to comply will result in the application forum being deactivated and you will be requested to re-apply with new fees.
  • Emirates and GCC Nationals’ ID card validity is for 5 years from the issuance date.
  • Public sector and free zone sponsored Resident employees’ ID cards are valid for 3 years from the issuance date
  • Private sector sponsored Resident employees’ ID cards are valid for 2 years from the issuance date
  • ID cards for VIPs will be fast-tracked by a Customer Service Representative at the Registration Centers. The VIP is required to visit any of Emirates ID’s Registration Centers, with the aforementioned documents, to commence the process.
  • If you have weak fingerprints due to old age, injuries or disability, then the capture of your biometric data may be deferred until the renewal of their Emirates ID card
  • You may reschedule your appointment only once after you receive your first appointment. You may scheduled via the call center, if you fail to comply with the above and miss your appointment without rescheduling then your application will be deactivated and you will be requested to re-apply via accredited Typing Center with new fees.

Service Limitations:
Applications that are pending additional information or fee payment for more than 14 working days will be deactivated
Expatriates ID cards will not be issued until their residency visa has been processed and issued. Applications that are pending the issuance of an applicant’s residency visa for more than 14 working days will be deactivated

UAE Nationals and GCC Citizens AED 100 (Valid for 5 years)
Expatriates and Residents AED 100 for each year of residence
Fee applicable to everyone Typing fee and service charge: AED 70
Fine pertaining to late registration: AED 20 per day and maximum of AED 1000

Contact Details:
EIDA Call Centre number- 600530003