UAE launched update to the Emirates ID system

This programme aims to improve speed and simplicity for consumers who want to modify their identity data.

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The United Arab Emirates Federal Authority for Identity, Citizenship, Customs, and Ports Security (UAEICP) has issued a new update to Emirates ID holders.

According to a Gulf News source, any changes to residency details would now result in an automatic request for a replacement Emirates ID, according to a recent proclamation by the authority.

Furthermore, the authorities has improved the process for citizens to update the information on their Emirates ID cards.

This programme aims to improve speed and simplicity for consumers who want to modify their identity data.

Online revisions

Residents can now comfortably and quickly modify their residency facts by using the authority's user-friendly digital channels, which include their official website and clever application.

This includes changes to personal information, changes to professional designations, updates to passport information, and changes in nationality following the acquisition of new citizenship.

It is simple to gain access to these services. Individuals can utilise their UAE Pass or username credentials to access the authority's website or the UAEICP smart application.

After selecting the appropriate service, consumers can enter the essential application information and proceed to make the necessary payments.

Applicants may also visit authorised customer happiness centres or authorised typing offices as an option.

Applicants must furnish the following papers to begin the process:

  • A colourful portrait of yourself
  • a duplicate of their passport
  • A data amendment request signed by a sponsor
  • Copies of the Emirates ID card's front and back sides

This service has an application price of AED200, which includes AED100 for smart services, AED50 for application processing, and AED50 for e-services and federal authority fees.

However, the government stated that applications with incomplete or faulty documents will be rejected within 30 days.

Similarly, applications that have been returned three times for the same reasons will be rejected. Only issuance fees and necessary financial guarantees will be returned in the event of rejection.

Within six months after the application date, refunds will be provided to the original credit card.

Checks or bank transfers can also be arranged for qualifying banks around the country, with a five-year redemption window.

The authority also stated that these regulations are subject to change without notice.

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