How to Apply for New Emirates ID?

Emirates ID is a must for all UAE residents as part of their residency requirement which is issued by Federal Authority for Identity and Citizenship. Emirates ID serves as an identification purpose in all the Government departments which is used to get government services, to vote in the election of Federal National Council. Emirates ID can be used by UAE citizens as a travel document to travel within the GCC Banks and Finance Companies have made it a mandatory requirement to process applications for credit purposes. Emirates ID is requirement everywhere these days. It is a legal requirement for all UAE citizens and residents to apply for one and carry it with them at all times. It can be used as a document to pass immigration through the eGates and smart gates at several airports in the UAE.

Emirates ID consists of below features highest level of accuracy and security

  • Smart card
  • Public key infrastructure (Digital signature and authentication certificates)
  • Fingerprint biometric.

15 digit identification number

Electronic Chip (personal data encrypted which is readable editable and writable by the authorized authorities only

Steps to be followed in applying new Emirates ID:

Step 1: Emirates ID Application:

In order to apply the Emirates ID, Applicants can visit the authorized typing centers or they can also get the eForm through the online form available on the website of Federal Authority for Identity and Citizenship (FAIC)

Step 2: SMS

After submitting the form applicants will receive the SMS through mobile number registered in the Form mentioning the date and time , and the registration center to need to visit to complete the procedure

Step 3: Registration Center

After receiving the SMS, you need to visit the registration center mentioned to capture the fingerprint biometric with the below documents:

For UAE Nationals

Emirates ID Applicaiton

Family Book

Valid Passport

UAE and GCC national who are officially residing in UAE can opt for Emirates ID with 24 hours on urgent basis . This service is known as Fawri. To get this service UAE and GCC national can visit https://www.ica.gov.ae/en/emirates-id-centers/registration-centers.aspxOpens in a new tab.

For Expatriate Residents:

Emirates ID Application

Visa or Entry Permit copy

Valid Passport

Step 4: Fees

The total fees required to issue the ID card are based on the service channel you choose to get the Emirates ID:

As per the fees published by FAIC are as follows;

For one year : AED 100

For two years: AED 200

For three years: AED 300

Service Fees AED 40

For Urgent services AED 150

Printing Office Fees AED 30

If you wish to apply the emirate ID through the happiness center , the fees are as follows:

For one year : AED 290

For two years: AED 390

For three years: AED 490

If you wish apply the emirates ID through e-form or smart application , the fees are as follows:

For one year : AED 140

For two years: AED 240

For three years: AED 340

If you wish to apply the emirates ID through the typing centres, the fees are as follows:

For one year : AED 170

For two years: AED 270

For three years: AED 370

If you wish to apply the emirates Id through Amer services (Dubai) , the fees are as follows:

For one year : AED 195

For two years: AED 295

For three years: AED 395

Step 5: Tracking the Emirates ID application status

After registering your details you may visit the below link to find the status of your emirates id

https://www.ica.gov.ae/en/services/e-services/id-card-status.aspx

However, you need to have the below details handy to check the status of your Emirates ID Card.

  • Application Number (PRAN) or
  • ID Number (15 digits in front of the card) (in case of renewal)

For further assistance or enquires kindly call us on 600522222.

Step 6: Delivery and Collection

After the completion of the employment visa procedure your Emirates ID will be sent to the local post office for which you will be notified in advance via phone SMS.

Deena

Human Resource professional and writer.

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