All about UAE Emirate ID

UAE Emirates ID

Emirates ID is the identity card that the government of the UAE issues to its citizens and residents. All residents and nationals of the UAE are required to apply for an Emirates ID.

It is a legal requirement for all UAE citizens and residents to apply for one and carry it with them at all times.

This Emirates ID is used for:

  • to apply for government services
  • vote in elections
  • can be used as travel documents
  • document to pass immigration through eGates and smart gates in various UAE airports

Features of Emirates ID

The Emirates ID issued by the UAE government has the highest level of security and other key components like:

  • Smart card
  • Digital Signatures & Certificates (Public Key Infrastructure)
  • Fingerprint Biometric

Adding to the above, each Emirate ID is issued with an Identification number. This number is featured to be the sole and unrepeated 15 digits.

Emirates ID has an electronic chip installed on the card. It is saved with the user information and authentication credentials and encrypted. Certain permissions are given based on requirements to ensure privacy.

How to apply for the Emirates ID

If you are planning to get Emirates ID for yourself then you need to login into the website Federal Authority for Identity, Citizenship, Customs, and Ports Security to apply for this ID.

You can apply by visiting the nearest accredited typing centers.

Documents required for Emirates ID application

  • Emirates ID application form
  • Original Passport
  • Original Family book (UAE National)
  • Residency proof (employment certificate or trade license or dependency certificate or marriage certificate or real estate lease document)

Step-by-step process to apply for Emirates ID

Step 1 – Submit Application form:

  • Download the online application form or from typing centers
  • Fill the form with the required details
  • Pay the ID card fees
  • Submit the same to the website or the typing centers
  • You will receive the confirmation message to your UAE phone number or email id provided in the application form.

Step 2 – Submit Biometrics:

  • Visit the nearest Registration centers on the appointment date provided in the message or email
  • Provide the required documents as requested by the center.
  • Once you have provided all the information, you will send the notification via message or email provided.

Step 3 – Collect your New Emirates ID:

  • Upon completion of the ID printing, you will be notified by the authority via a message that they will provide your ID card to the address given.
  • You can also collect it by yourself at the nearest post office.

Cost implied for Emirates ID

UAE nationals & GCC CitizensAED 100 for 5 years

If you need any kind of guidance or assistance in applying for your Emirates ID, feel free to contact us at +971508045640 or you can write us at

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