Emirates Id

Emirates Id- for residents & U.A.E nationals

  • New Id Application
  • Renewal/Reissuance
  • Id Replacement

Documents required:

  • Original Passport
  • Original Visa
  • Previous Id card or copy for renewal application
  • For children below 15 years old – Father’s Passport /Id card/ Children’s Birth certificate as supporting document
  • Family book for U.A.E nationals


  • Biometric should be captured for first time application and some renewal id (if required)

Card delivery

  • Within 2 weeks after residence visa issuance inside the passport

Id card validity criteria

  • Three years for governmental and semi-governmental sector employees and their sponsored wife children & for Investor or Partners and their sponsored wife and children
  • Two years for private sector employees and their sponsored children
  • One year for the exceptional cases; such as sponsored parents, brother, sister and son older than 18 years old etc.
  • For U.A.E national:

ID card validity is optional for U.A.E national either ten or five years