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How to Renew Emirates ID in Dubai

How to Renew Emirates ID in UAE

We all know the importance of a valid Emirates ID for the citizens of UAE. Hence, if your ID is about to expire or already expired, you must apply for the renewal of your Emirates ID. In this article, we are going to show you the step-by-step process to apply for the renewal of your Emirates ID in Dubai.

How to Renew Emirates ID?

Do you know that the process of renewing Emirates ID in Dubai is different between UAE citizens and expatriates?

The first step to renewing an Emirates ID for ex-pats is renewing their UAE residency visa as the two are linked with each other. They can only apply for renewal if they have a valid residency visa in the UAE.

The process of renewing Emirates ID is very straightforward and is mentioned below for the citizens of UAE. In both cases, you can follow the following steps.

Step-by-step guide Renew Emirates ID

Step 1: Register & submit the renewal form

The first toward the renewal process is to collect all the required documents mentioned below and head to any of the following three service centers. 

  • Typing Centers in Dubai
  • Dubai Customer Happiness Centers
  • Federal Authority For Identity & Citizenship (FAIC) service centers/ smart services/ mobile applications.

These channels simplify the whole process of Emirates ID renewal for you. They will assist you to fill out the renewal form.

Step 2: Pay the fees

After uploading and submitting the application form, you need to pay the required renewal fees. The fees are conditional on the validity of the ID as well as the center.

Typing Center:

  • Ex-pats– AED 170 for 1 years; AED 270 for 2 years; AED 370 for 3 years
  • UAE Citizens– AED 170 for 5 years; AED270 for 10 years
  • GCC National– AED 170 for 5 years

FAIC Website/ Smart App:

  •  Ex-pats- AED 140 for 1 year; AED 240 for 2 years; AED 340 for 3 years.
  • UAE Citizens- AED 290 for 5 years; AED 390 for 10 years.
  • GCC National- AED 290 for 5 years

Customer Happiness Centers

  • Ex-pat/ Resident– AED 290 for 1 year; AED 390 for 2 years; AED 490 for 3 years.
  • UAE Citizens- AED 290 for 5 years; AED 390 for 10 years.
  • GCC National- 290 for 5 years.

Step 3: Verify your Biometrics

After completing the payment, you will receive an SMS informing application status. The third step is to verify your biometrics data.

Step 4: Collect your Renewed Emirates ID

After completing all the three steps you will get an SMS informing you the ID card is ready for collection from a post office of your choice.

Required Documents

There is a need for different documents for the renewal of the ID card for UAE Citizens, GCC Nationals, and Expatriates. The documents are mentioned below:

For Expats

  • Original valid residency visa/ entry permit
  • Original passport
  • Old Emirates ID Card
  • Residency visa under renewal 
  • Personal photo (4.5 cm x 3.5 cm) with white background, original birth certificate OR father’s passport or Emirates ID, passport and visa of the sponsor of the applicant (only for newborns)

For UAE Citizens

  • Original family book
  • Original passport
  • Personal photo (4.5 x 3.5 cm) with white background, original birth certificate, or fathers’ passport/ Emirates ID for newborns only or those under the age of 15.

For GCC Nationals

  • Original valid GCC ID card
  • Original passport
  • Proof of residency in the UAE
  • Personal photo (4.5 x 3.5 cm) with white background, original birth certificate, or fathers’ passport/ Emirates ID for newborns only or those under the age of 15.

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