Sunday, February 5, 2012

EIDA Registration Process

Registration for the First Time

Step 1:
Fill in the e-form at any Emirates ID authorized typing centers or online (coming soon).
(ID card applicant is not required to attend to the typing center in person).
Step 2:
Upon filling in the e-form, the customer will receive an SMS setting the date and place of registration.
Step 3:
On receiving the SMS, the customer heads for the Service Point stated in the SMS.
(Children under 15 are not required to go to Emirates ID Service Points)

Required Documents:

UAE Nationals:

  • Original valid passport
  • Original family book

GCC Nationals:

  • Original valid passport
  • UAE residence document (valid employment certificate, real estate lease or ownership contract, commercial license, school registration certificate, certificate of dependency, valid marriage contract or an employment card)


  • Original valid passport
  • Residence or entry visa

Children below 15:

  • Documents required for each group
  • Colored passport-size (4।5 x 3।5 cm) photo with white background
Registration Fees:

Fees of registration and card issuance as of September 29, 2011:

Issuance and renewal of ID card for UAE citizens and GCC nationals (five years AED 100
Issuance and renewal of ID card for residents (for each year of residence) AED 100
Issuance of a replacement for the damaged or lost card AED 300
Change of details that require issuing a new card (The updated card expires on the same date as the old one) AED 150
Application of a mobile vehicle (for individuals, single family, for one day) AED 1000
Issuance and Renewal of card (Urgent Service) AED 150

•The above fees apply to all age groups.
•People exempted from fees (people under the Social Security Code – People with disabilities and autism).
•Services not included in fees exemption are mobile vehicle service and urgent service.

Registration Delay Fees for All people in the UAE

Delay in registration or issuance of the ID Card AED 20 per day, Maximum AED 1000
Delay in renewing the ID Card (30 days after expiry date)
Delay in reporting any change in the details (30 days after the change date)

Dates of applying delay fees

November1,2011 UAE Nationals
December1,2011 Government and semi-government employees (Federal and Local)
December1,2011 Residents of the following Northern Emirates (Umm Al-Quwain, Al-Fujairah, Raas Al-Khaimah and Ajman).
February1,2012 Sharjah Residents
April 1, 2012 Abu Dhabi Residents
June 1, 2012 Dubai Residents

•The residents of Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Sharjah,with residencies expiring in 2012, will be required to enroll for the ID card along with renewing their residencies
•Delay fees will be applied to children below 15 as of October 1, 2012
•The delay charges will apply to expired cards depending on the deadlines communicated for each emirate
•It is required to renew the expired ID card within 30 days of its expiration

Important Notes for Emirates ID Customers:

• Ensure the service required at the Typing Center (new registration, renewal of ID Card or replacement for lost or damaged card).
• Should you choose the wrong service, we will contact you to pay due fees.
• Ensure that your mobile phone number and PO. Box recorded in the registration form are correct.
• The customer can receive his/her ID card through the PO Box or any office of Emirates Post.
• Ensure that all data recorded in the e-form is correct.
• Visit the typing center to edit your e-form as long as we did not contact you.
• Legal fees of typing centers are AED 30.
• If any Typing Center charges more than AED 30, please contact us.
• In all events, don’t leave your passport at the Typing Center to avoid possible loss.
• Failure to visit the Service Point on the given date for two times will cancel your form and fees.
• Should you want to change the registration date, please call us at 6005-30003
• Keep the financial receipt which proves that you filled in the e-Form.
• Children below 15 are not required to go to the Typing Centers or Service Points.
• Colored contact lenses and hand henna are not allowed at the time of registration.
• People over 15 must bring the Typing Center receipt together with the original passport.
• If the form is modified at a Typing Center other than that where the customer applied for the ID Card, the customer shall pay AED 5 as service fees.
• If you want to set a single appointment for all family members at the same Service Point, you need to ask the Typing Center staff to link these transactions together so that all family members can go to the same Service Point on the same date.
• For more information…. please contact us at our call center or visit our official website.