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New Emirates ID – How to Apply Online, Documents & Fees

A complete guide on how to apply for new Emirates ID

If you don’t have an Emirates ID, you must apply for a new Emirates ID when you arrive in the UAE.

They serve as a national identification card for Emiratis. It is a convenient card used for many online and in-person government services.

The Federal Authority for Identity in the UAE provides an Emirates ID card to the residents. to get one, you will have to submit an application to them for a new ID.

The process can be tedious and confusing. So, in this Dbd guide, we will tell you all about the important details which you must know regarding your Emirates ID to make the application process easier for you.

What are the documents required for new Emirates ID?

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You will need to provide the following documents at the time of the new Emirates ID application: [1]Federal Authority for Identity, Citizenship, Customs, and Port Security, “Apply for a new ID card, … Continue reading

  1. A completed application form.

  1. Original and valid passport.
  2. Proof of residencies.

This includes valid employment certificates, school registration certificates, commercial licenses, real estate leases, real estate ownership contracts, dependency certificates, marriage contracts, or employment cards.

  1. Original family books, photo with 4.5 x 3.5 cm dimensions in front of a white background.

This is only applicable to UAE nationals only.

  1. Valid medical report or a valid People of Determination card (for UAE nationals only)

You will be eligible for the Emirates ID if you have these documents.

How to apply for a new Emirates ID?

To apply for a new Emirates ID, you need to go to an EID or typing center. They will take your biometric information, such as your fingerprints and a photo, and issue you the ID.

If you’re applying for a new Emirates ID, make sure to bring all the required documents with you. The process is simple, and you should have your Emirates ID within a few days.

Alternatively, you can also begin the application process online. But remember that you must still visit an EID center to provide the biometric details.


Here is how you can apply for an Emirates ID online: [2]Federal Authority for Identity, Citizenship, Customs, and Port Security, “Apply for a new ID card, … Continue reading

  1. Visit the official ICP website, register for a new Emirates ID with a UAE PASS, and log in.
  2. After you log in, choose the Emirates ID card issuance service.
  3. Find and fill up the application for an Emirates ID.
  4. Pay the necessary fees.
  5. Confirm your biometrics by visiting a typing center near you.
  6. Wait for the document to be processed and collect it from the post office.

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How much does a new Emirates ID cost?

The fees for a new Emirates ID vary depending on your nationality. Emiratis and GCC citizens have to pay AED 100 for a five-year valid card. Other nationals have to pay a certain amount depending on the date of expiry.

UAE citizens can also apply for a card valid for ten years which costs AED 200.

In addition, AED 40 in service fees and AED 30 printing office fees must also be paid alongside. This amount must be paid by the citizens and residents, regardless of their nationality.

If you want to get your card within 24 hours, you must pay the additional fee of AED 150 to the service providers.

The payments can be made with cash, bank transfer, or credit card. Keep in mind that all these fees are entirely non-refundable. So when you are applying for a new Emirates ID, make sure you enter the correct details. [3]Federal Authority for Identity, Citizenship, Customs, and Port Security, “Apply for a new ID card, … Continue reading


Can I apply for new Emirates ID online?

Yes, you can send the application for an Emirates ID online. But you must visit the ICA service centers for biometrics and other necessary things.

How long does it take to get a new Emirates ID?

It takes around five days to get an Emirates ID. But you can also apply for the express service to get it in 24 hours for an extra fee of AED 150.

What are the features of new Emirates ID?

An Emirates ID is a smart card, verification card, and biometrics carrier all at once. These features eliminate the need to carry documents or cash to get government services or transactions. [4]UAE government, “Emirates ID, https://u.ae/en/information-and-services/visa-and-emirates-id/emirates-id#:~:text=the%20judicial%20authorities.-,ID%20card%20features,-The%20Emirates%20ID”

What are the requirements for Emirates ID new application?

An application form, valid passport, and proof of residency are the basic requirements for Emirates ID’s new application. You may need to provide a few more documents depending on your residency status.

Can I cancel my Emirates ID?

Yes, you can also cancel your Emirates ID. You can do it if you are going to leave the country and not return.

Final thoughts

Emirates ID is an important document to have while living in the UAE. It simplifies many everyday tasks, so submitting an Emirates ID new application is necessary – if you haven’t got one.

If you are planning to apply for a new Emirates ID, make sure to do it well in advance. The process is not complicated, but it can take up to five working days.

Don’t forget to take the necessary documents like your passport and residence proof. We hope you found our Dbd guide helpful in applying for a new Emirates ID.

About the author

Arijit Negi
Arijit Negi
Expatriate Living in Dubai for 18 Years | + posts

Arijit Negi is an expatriate living in Dubai for 18 years. He completed his degree in Master of Arts in Journalism from the University of Mumbai. Arijit focuses on providing helpful guides and information for ex-pats living in UAE and visitors to the UAE.


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