The Emirates Identity Authority emphasized that filling out the e-form at one of the typing centers would help in avoiding the delay fees, which will be applicable across the emirate from June 1st. Read more
The Emirates Identity Authority (Emirates ID) will start printing and delivering ID cards on the spot within three months. The process will be very similar to the issuance of driving licences. It is aimed at saving time for both, customers and authorities.
At first the new procedure will be implemented to Emiratis ID cards applicants, and later will be extended to expatriates.
As of now, applicants have to apply for renewal either online or at a typing centre and the ID card is issued through post offices.
Renewal of Emirates ID cards will be instantly provided. Applicants will be able to renew their ID cards at the Emirates ID registration centres on the spot, once the new system is launched. Walk-in customers for renewal will not need appointments.
In future, when on the spot printing starts for first-time applicants, they can get instant delivery of their cards at Emirates ID registration centres after completing the pre-registration process online or at typing centres and completing the biometrics and photograph procedures.
On the spot printing will begin at selected Emirates ID registration centres in Abu Dhabi for Emiratis within three months. Subsequently, more registration centres will be selected in the rest of the emirates.
Gradually, all centres across the country will offer on the spot printing, especially after the necessary data has already been acquired and fed into the database.
- Initiative is aimed at reducing operating costs
The Emirates Identity Authority (Emirates ID) has held discussions with the German company, Bundesdruckerei GmbH, on co-operating in the field of manufacturing and supplying raw ID card materials with high security specifications. Bundesdruckerei GmbH is one of the leading participants in the tender launched recently by Emirates ID for supplying ID cards and manufacturing them locally.
The Emirates Identity Authority is looking at reducing operating costs, particularly due to the increasing daily production of printed ID cards. According to preliminary estimates, the initiative is slated to save AED100 million over the coming five years and create tens of new job opportunities for UAE nationals. Read more
- A strategic initiative aimed at easing procedures for UAE population
- Old ID card is a condition for renewal
- Required documents and fees are the same as those required for registration
- Renewal necessitates only a very limited category to check with registration centers
The Emirates Identity Authority has announced the provision of an ID card renewal service through the Emirates ID-authorized typing offices across the UAE, effective from February 3, 2011.
In a press release, the Emirates Identity Authority explained that the renewal service would be applicable to all UAE nationals and residents with expired ID cards, noting that their possession of ID cards is a fundamental condition for completing renewal at the present time. Read more