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Emirates ID

How can I apply for Emirates ID?


• Emirates ID application should be attached with Visa stamping form. Type Medical & ID application and go for Medical first, then do fingerprint at EIDA Centre near Medical Clinic. No need appointment for new visa holders. No need fingerprint for children below 15 years of age.

• Typed Application, Original Passport and Original Visa
• Registration fees: AED 170 per year (270 / 370)

•  Labour Card issued by Ministry of Labour is replaced with Emirates ID. At the time labour inspection, only Emirates ID to be shown to the inspectors.

Emirates ID Call Centre number:
6005 30003

Registration centers for New Visa Holders:
Timing: 7:30am to 3pm (Sunday to Thursday)
Al Baraha, Al Baraha Hospital (Kuwait Hospital), Gate No.2, Tel: 04-255 0081
Al Qouze Mall, Al Qouze Ind-3, Next to Al kabayel Centre

Timing: 24 Hours (Friday Holiday, Sat: 8am to 9pm)
Muhaisina: Next to Medical Centre, Behind Graveyard, Street No.8, RTA Bus No. 13 goes to that area.
Location of Al Muhaisnah Medical Centre
Take the E311 Emirates Road towards Sharjah past the airport. Turn right on exit 63 on route D97- the exit pasts the cemetery and labour camps on the right. Go to the first roundabout and turn right. Follow the signs to the medical centre (after turning right at the roundabout – proceed straight ahead for 1.3 km before turning right at the end of the cemetery. Then proceed nearly to the end of the road (where it intersects with E311) and turn left. The Medical Fitness Clinic is on the left after about 100 meters. Park outside in the street.

Emirates ID application will be cancelled after 14 days from the date of typing, If visa not stamped/renewed  within 14 days. It is advised to type ID application after receiving Medical Result.

Incase your visa stamped without typing Emirates ID form, you should apply for Emirates ID within 15 days from the date of your visa stamped on the passport. Otherwise Dh20 fine will be charged per day after 15 days. if the last card was expired.

CHILDREN (Below 15 years old): Original Passport, Original Visa (for new visa holder), One photo with white background (Eyeglasses not allowed), Original Birth Certificate. 
In case Birth Certificate is not available, applicant can scan one of the following:
- Father’s Passport 
- Father’s Residency for Residents / Expats
- Father’s Entry Permit for Expats
- Father’s Emirates ID front and back side

NEWBORN BABY: Emirates ID application should be attached with newborn baby's visa stamping application.
Documents Required for Newborn Baby's ID: Original Passport, Original Birth Certificate, One photo with white background, Father's Original Passport.

FINE: Emirates ID application should be typed and submitted along with visa application within 120 days from the date of birth. If late, Dh20 fine for each day after 120 days.
Fees: Dh270
for 2 years, Dh370 for 3 years.

• Emirates ID application should be attached with Visa renewal form. No need fingerprint for ID card renewal. But you should check your ID application which you received from Typing Centre. If your previous  fingerprint was not clear in Emirates ID system it will ask you to do it again. Then you can go to any of the ID Centre attached to Medical Clinic. Take your Original Passport and typed application. This application is valid for two months only. If you didn't complete biometrics within 60 days, your application will be cancelled automatically and you will have to pay again.

Fees: according to your visa renewal period (Dh 270/370). Renewed Card will come through Emirates Post after visa renewed in the passport.

Fine: Dh20 per day fine incase of delay in renewing ID card, for all categories and ages (effective 30 days from expiry of the card)
• Working Hours: 7:30am to 2:30pm (Sunday to Thursday)
Al Baraha
, Al Baraha Hospital (Kuwait Hospital), Gate No.2, Tel: 04-255 0081

• Working Hours: 7am to 8pm (Sunday to Thursday)
Al Barsha: Tel. 043417417
Al Rashidiya: Tel. 042845252
Al Karama Head Post Office: Tel. 043342055

Muhaisina (Sonapur), Next to Visa Medical Centre: Timing: 24 hours (Saturday to Thursday). Saturday Timing: 8am to 9pm

Sharjah: Al Rahmania, near interchange No: 6, next to the Directorate of Human Resources in Al Zeid Street. Tel. 06-7554000

• Pre-registration Form and Original Passport to be taken to Registration Centre.
• Photo Capturing, Finger Print and Passport Verification at Registration Centre.
• Fees: Dh170 for every valid year of Residence (170/270/370). (Eg. If the visa is valid for 3 years Dh 370 to be paid).
• ID Card will be delivered by courier within 3 weeks.
• Children must submit one photo with light blue background. No need their presence at EIDA centre. Fees same as for adults. Procedures can be completed from the certified Typing Center.
Sponsorship/Profession/Passport Change:
Incase of visa/profession/passport change that information has to be updated in Emirates ID. Visit any certified Typing Centre with original passport and original ID Card to amend the information.
You can track your Emirates ID delivery through Emirates Post Website after you receive ID tracking number from Emirates Post through SMS. Click here to check status of your Emirates ID Application.
UAE Nationals
• Original valid passport.
• Original Family Book (Khulasatul Qaid).
• Registration fees: Dh170 (validity as per passport validity and maximum 5 years)
• For children below 15 years old: Colored passport-size photo with light blue background.

GCC Nationals
• Original valid passport.
• Original document proofing holder's residence in the UAE: (valid employment certification or valid lease agreement).
• Registration fees: Dh100+70 per year. (validity as per passport validity and maximum 5 years)
• For children below 15 years old: Colored passport-size photo with light blue background.

click here for Frequently Asked Questions on  Emirates ID


The following are locations of centres for registering for ID cards:

Abu Dhabi
: Al Mashrif registration Centre
Masafa Street, Al Mashrif, Tel. 02-4046688
Working hours: Sunday-Thursday (7:30am-8:30pm) & Saturday (8am-2pm).

Al Ain Registration Centre: Shaikh Zayed Street, Al Jehali 16. Tel. 03-7550777.

Sharjah Registration Centre: Al Rahmania, near interchange No: 6, next to the Directorate of Human Resources in Al Zeid Street. Tel. 06-7554000, Timing: 7:30am to 8:30pm

Ajman Registration Centre: Behind Immigration Building, Tel. 06-7484777.

Ras Al Khaimah Registration Centre: Safeer Shopping Mall, First Floor, Near KFC Tel. 07-2351153.

Fujairah Registration Centre: Hamad Bin Abdullah Street, Opp. Etisalat Tower, Tel. 09-2242552.

Umm Al Quwain Registration Centre: Opp. Municipality Building, Tel. 06-7655111
Sunday to Thursday 7am to 3pm.

For Location Map and Contact Number Click Here

Card Utilizations

As of Today Usage
• The Identity Card can be used as a unified identification document with all the government, semi-government authorities and private entities. An individual may utilize it to obtain all the administrative services easily and promptly guaranteeing the highest levels of security and privacy

• UAE National may utilize the Identity Card as a traveling document to travel among the GCC neighboring countries.
• The ID card can be used to logon to Computers and Access online services
• The ID card can be used for access control, signing electronic forms, and signing documents to protect it from being altered by others
• It is agreed with the Ministry of Finance to include the e-Dirham service to the Identity Card
• It is agreed with the Ministry of Interior to include the e-Gate service to the Identity Card
• The ID Card can be used on Abdu Dhabi e-Gov portal www.Abudhabi.ae to Authenticate your identity and get access to services

Future Usage
Thanks to the systems integration Emirates Identity Authority envisioning to achieve with various governmental, semi-governmental, and private sectors, it is expected to extend the identity utilizations in the future to include other domains especially after completion of the registration of all national and residents of the United Arab Emirates. The ID Card maybe utilized in the future to store other cards information or provide various applications as follows:

• Labor Card.
• Health Card and Health Insurance card.
• Electronic Portfolio.
• Commercial and Banking applications
• Driving License.
• Passport.
• In addition, the ID Card acts as an infrastructure to many applications and services to entities to use such as:

- Public Libraries and rental stores to check out books, movies, games, cars, and others
- Utilized to get access to exhibitions
- Metro, public transportations

ID Card Lost 

Visit authorized Typing Center to apply in lieu of lost. Show copy of your ID or ID number and expiry date.

If you don't have the above details, Typing Centre can send online request for your ID information. You should give your passport copy with visa page and photograph. You will get SMS from ID authority after 10 minutes of the request sent. Using this SMS information, you can complete ID application from typing centre. Card Reissuing Fee: Dh370). Read more

PIN Code

1. The pin code is one of the means used to get access to the private data in your card and authenticate your identity, it comprise of 4 digits and recommended to be changed regularly (using Card reading program offered by EIDA).

2. In the case of attempting three false entry of your pin code the ID Card deactivates this functionality and in order to reactivate it, you shall visit the nearest registration center or EIDA kiosk machine (soon).

Reactivation process

In case you have not activated the Pin Code during the registration process or you have accidentally deactivated your pin functionality, visit our nearest registration center (no need for an appointment) notify the center supervisor that you would like to activate your pin, the ID Card is required during this process, and you must authenticate yourself to set new 4 digit pin code.

To prepare your Emirates ID application Call:

Hor Al Anz: (Deira): 04-265 8373, 050-744 7833, 050-715 0562

Bur Dubai: 04-358 6215

Qusais: 04-239 1302

Naif (Deira): 04-259 6260
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