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How to Get a New UAE Emirates ID in 24 Hours

Need your new Emirates ID sooner? Here's a complete guide on how to get a new UAE Emirates ID in one day

Posted on

20 February 2023

Last updated on 29 April 2024
How to Get a New UAE Emirates ID in 24 Hours

The speedy Emirates ID service is available for expat residents whose cards have been damaged, misplaced, or stolen.

In the UAE, an Emirates ID carries proof of one's official residency and it's also used for other services such as applying for a sim card, using government services, buying a car, etc.

On average, it takes anywhere between 7 to 10 days to get an Emirates ID.

But with the UAE replacing residency visa stamps on passports with the card, some expats and citizens may require their new Emirates ID sooner than anticipated.

The good news is that yes, you can get your new Emirates ID within 24 hours through the new service 'Fawri' (meaning 'speedy' in Arabic), offered by the Federal Authority for Identity, Citizenship, Customs and Ports Security (ICP).

Here is what you need to know about the 24-hour Emirates ID issuance service.

Who is eligible to get their UAE Emirates ID in one day?

The new 24-hour Fawri service is available for UAE or GCC Nationals who are currently residing in the emirates.

This is option is also only available for UAE expats whose Emirates ID has been stolen, damaged or it's missing and need an urgent replacement, as all residents are legally required to have their Emirates ID with them at all times.

Foreign expats cannot avail this service for visa renewals or expired IDs.

If your card has been stolen or it's lost, it's important to report to the nearest Customer Happiness Centre so that it can be officially deactivated and prevent others from misusing your Emirates ID's details.

How to get a new UAE Emirates ID in one day?

How to apply and get your Emirates ID in 24 hours?

To avail the Fawri service and get your new Emirates ID in one day, simply head to any Customer Happiness Centres in the UAE with your required documents including your original valid entry visa, original valid passport, and a valid residence permit.

Walk-ins are accepted.

Where can I apply for the Fawri service?

The speedy Emirates ID issuance service is available at the following Customer Happiness Centres in the UAE:

  • Al Ain Centre - Abu Dhabi
  • Al Jazeera Khalifa City in Abu Dhabi
  • Al Barsha - Dubai
  • Karama - Dubai
  • Al Rashidiya - Dubai
  • Ajman Centre - Ajman
  • Fujairah Centre - Fujairah
  • Madinat Zayed Centre - Western Region of Abu Dhabi
  • Ras Al Khaimah Centre - Ras Al Khaimah
  • Sharjah Centre - Sharjah
  • Umm Al Quwain Centre - Umm Al Quwain

How much does it cost to get a new Emirates ID in 24 hours?

On top of the standard fees (AED 100 per year, AED 50 service fee and AED 30 typing centre fee), you will need to pay an extra fee for Fawri.

Getting your Emirates ID in one day will cost you an additional AED 150 fee for the 24-hour speedy service.

How much time do I have to renew an expired Emirates ID?

UAE residents have 30 days from the card's date of expiry to renew their Emirates ID. Late fees will be applied if you cross the 30 days.