How to Renew Emirates ID in UAE? Steps Explained
- Emirates ID Application Process in UAE for Investors, Employees and Dependent Visa Holders
How to Renew Emirates ID in UAE? Steps Explained
UAE has strong governance, robust infrastructure, and geopolitical stability. It is a perfect place to live, work and settle. UAE is one of the safest places with very low crime rates. The safety of the people is the utmost priority for the UAE Government.
Emirates ID is a Government Document mandatory for all the Citizens and Residents of UAE as part of their Personal Identification purpose.
Also, the Emirates ID Card is helpful for registering many public services such as telephone connection, internet facility, driving license, and also for almost any other government services.
Emirates ID Card is the New Proof of Residency for UAE Residents
Emirates ID is a very important document for every UAE Resident. The residents are no longer required to go through the separate processes for Visa and Emirates ID applications. The Emirates ID will now officially serve as their residency documents, having replaced the visa stickers stamped on their passport.
The digital version of the Emirates ID is available on ICP’s smartphone application – ICPUAE [ Available for download on Apple & Android devices]
The residency details are available in printed format with Authority’s stamp via the app or the ICP website.
Why Do You Require an Emirates ID in UAE?
The Government has mandated the Emirates ID as a personal identification document for all the residents and citizens of UAE. It is the Federal Authority for Identity and Citizenship that issues the Emirates ID card. It is a legal document that has to be with the citizens and residents all the time.
Emirates ID card is mandatory for all government services and also can act as a travel document for UAE Residents to pass the immigration through the smart gates at the airports in the UAE.
The Emirates ID Card consists of the highest level of security-protected data encryption. It is a smart card with a chip where the personal information of the individual is available. The Digital Signature and Fingerprint Biometrics authenticate the Emirates ID Card for enhanced safety.
What are the Steps in Emirates ID Renewal Process?
Emirates ID validity usually depends on the UAE residence Visa Tenure of the expatriates. There is a link between UAE Residence Visa and Emirates ID. Only if there is a valid residence visa can the Expat renew their Emirates ID card.
The Emirates ID renewal follows a series of straightforward steps to obtain the Emirates ID for the individual. They must submit the Emirates ID renewal form along with the following documents for the renewal process.
- Original Passport
- Old Emirates ID Card
- Original Valid Residence Visa or Entry Permit
- Residency Visa under renewal is applicable
For dependents (Newborns) – Photograph with white background, original birth certificate or father’s passport or Emirates ID, Passport and Visa of the sponsors
Documents Required for the UAE Citizens
- Original Family Book (Must add Newborn details to the book before applying)
- Original passport of the individual
- For dependents (Newborns) – Photograph with white background, original birth certificate or father’s passport or Emirates ID, Passport and Visa of the sponsors
Documents Required for GCC Nationals
- Original passport
- Original Valid GCC ID Card
- Proof of Residence in the UAE (valid Trade License, Certificate to prove the applicant is studying in UAE, Employment Certificate/Attested employment agreement).
- For Dependents, use the relevant documents of the parents of the applicant.
Where to Apply for the Renewal of Emirates ID?
The individual can apply for the renewal application through any of the smart centers in UAE such as:
- Dubai Customer Happiness Centres
- Typing Centres in Dubai
- Federal Authority for Identity and Citizenship
Expert Business Consultants at AURION will assist you in the process of Emirates ID renewal and allied processes. The Consultant will handle the complete application preparation, submission, and follow-ups to ensure the investor, employee, or dependent visa holder receives the Emirates ID at the earliest.
Fee Payment for Emirates ID Renewal in UAE
Emirates ID renewal cost is dependent on the validity of the Emirates ID and the center where the process is completed. The actual cost might vary in real-time.
Emirates ID Typing Centre Fees
- Emirates ID Renewal Fees for Expats – AED 170 (1year Validity), AED 270 (2year validity), AED 370 (3 Year Validity)
- UAE Citizens – AED 170 (5year Validity). AED 270 (10 Years Validity)
- GCC Nationals – AED 170 (5Year Validity)
The applicants above the age of 15 years need to take biometrics. SMS notification with the schedule for the Biometrics will be sent to the investor from the Federal Department. Once the Biometric is done, it will take 4-5 working days for the Card to be printed and sent to the selected post office.
From Where Should I Collect the Emirates ID in UAE?
To collect the Emirates ID there will be an SMS sent by the Authorities stating the Card is ready for collection from the Post Office selected while applying. The Company’s PRO or the individual can collect the same from the post office.
The individual must be ready with all the required documents to renew the Emirates ID on time without any delay. The Businessmen PRO’s at AURION will collect and deliver the Emirates ID to your doorsteps.
When Should You Renew the Emirates ID in UAE?
Emirates ID is connected with the UAE Residence Visa expiry. SO whenever the visa gets expired, the Emirates ID application has to be renewed.
There is a 30-day time from the expiry to renew the Emirates ID and there will be fines beyond the stated date from the center.
How Long Does it Take for Emirates ID Renewal?
Emirates ID Renewal is a very straightforward process and usually takes less than 4 working days.
However, since the pandemic, there is a slight delay in getting the biometric timeslots and medical examination slots. The Pandemic has an effect in delaying the processing times required for the issuance of Emirates IDs to the residents and citizens of UAE.
How to Check the Validity of Emirates ID?
UAE residents can check the Validity of their Emirates ID i.e., the date of expiry via the ICP website.
The individual can follow the below steps to check the validity of Emirates ID.
Visit the Website: Visit the official link of the Federal Authority of Identity and Citizenship website to check the status of the Emirates ID validity.
Provide the Details: Submit the required details – Emirate Unified Number, Emirates ID number, Nationality, Date of Birth to check the Emirates ID status.
Check the Emirates ID Status: After entering the details, click on the Search button. The status will be displayed accordingly.
How Will AURION Assist You in Emirates ID Processing and Renewals?
AURION will assist you in the end-to-end process of preparing the documents, submitting them to authorities, making the fee payment, coordinating for the collection, renewal of Emirates ID, and more.
Our team of experts will seamlessly coordinate with all the authorities to ensure you receive the renewed Emirates ID at the earliest without any hassles.
To know more about the Emirates ID application and steps, talk to our experts right away!
Contact us: Aurion Business Consultants