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Registration Proccess for Emirates ID Card

Registration Proccess for Emirates ID Card
Registration Proccess for Emirates ID Card

As per Emirates Identification Authority, the registration process for Emirates ID Card is as follows:

1. Filling the Pre-Registration form at the typing centers within our Registration Center or Emirates Post Centers at a cost of 40 AED or free of charge from our website

2. Visiting in person the Registration center with the following documents:

UAE Nationals
– Pre-Registration Form (With 2D barcodes)
– Original Valid Passports
– Original Family Book

– Pre-Registration Form (With 2D barcodes)
– Original Valid Passport, with
– Valid Residency permit

GCC Citizens
– Pre-Registration Form (With 2D barcodes)
– Original Valid Passport, with
– Document to proof residency in UAE (valid work certificate, or certified and valid lease / ownership of real state)

• Children’s below 2-years must be present at the Registration Center along with 2 Personal Photos (5.5X4.5) size, with light-blue Background
• Colored contact lenses or Hand Henna (for ladies) are not allowed; Traditional-wear based on applicant nationality is preferred

To manage the load at EIDA registration centers, EIDA is now offering Mobile Registration Service.

Download links for Free Application Generation Software for Emirates ID Card

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Emirates ID Card Must for Children Under 15, Exempt Only If Visa Expires This Year

According to Emirates Identity Authority (Eida), all children, aged below 15 years, must register for Emirates ID cards, ahead of the October 1 deadline, or incur penalty of Dh20 per day, up to a maximum of Dh1,000.

However, exception will be given to children whose parents have residence visa up to November or December this year. They can apply for the Emirates ID, when they renew their visa.

The fees for the nationals are Dh100 for five years, plus Dh70 for typing fee and other charges, and for the expats, it is Dh100 for every year, plus Dh70 for typing and other charges.

The children need not be present while registering for the Emirates ID, and the process can be completed by the parent, after going to a typing centre with a coloured passport photograph of the child (with a white background) and the original passport .

According to the Eida, the expired cards must be renewed within 30 days of its expiration.

EIDA is turning out one deadline for another, and then blames expats for being complacent.

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Emirates ID Card or Passport required to apply for new SIM card

Emirates ID Card or Passport required to apply for new SIM card

According to a new regulation by the Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA), applications for new mobile phone SIM card must accompany a copy of either Emirates ID Card or Passport.

Earlier, subscribers used to get new SIM card by submitting copies of labor card or driving license.

The rules were circulated to all mobile phone shops and other GSM handset outlets involved in the sale of Etisalat and du SIM cards.

“Please be aware that the new regulatory policy states new procedures and measures for obtaining and registering mobile SIM cards and services. In particular, it specifies the following ID documentation for obtaining and registering SIM cards and services-the Emirates ID or the passport,” TRA said.

“It is essential to emphasize the importance of implementing these new procedures which are in effect starting July 17 and to distribute a copy of the original notice to all points of sales of mobile SIM cards in the UAE.”

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Emirates ID Card to replace Labor Card soon

emirates id card to replace labor cardIt is now reported that the Emirates ID Card will soon replace the Labor Card – the expected date for this is somewhere in June 2012.

Saqr Gobash Saeed Gobash, Minister of Labour, has said that the decision would be implemented as soon as the Emirates National Identity Authority (Eida) was sure that all expatriates in the UAE were registered and had applied for the Emirates ID.

“After the completion of ID registration of all expatriates in the country, the labour card will be eradicated and replaced by the Emirates ID,” he said.

Dubai residents, whose residence visas expire this year, can register and renew their ID cards at the time of renewal of their visas.

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Another expansion in Emirates ID Card deadline for Dubai and Abu Dhabi

Another expansion in Emirates ID Card deadline for Dubai and Abu Dhabi

Were you worried that this time EIDA gonna get you for not registering for Emirates ID Card? Seems, you were wrong. Again.

Emirates Identity Authority has yet again pushed forward the deadline for Identity Cards. This time for Abu Dhabi and Dubai residents, respectively by March 31 and May 31.

It has not been confirmed whether expats who work for government, semi-government and free zone companies and have not registered for their EIDs yet are fined or not.

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EIDA Launched Online Application System for Emirates ID Cards

EIDA Launched Online Application System for Emirates ID CardsEmirates Identity Authority (Emirates ID) has launched online application system for expatriates in the UAE.

Now all net-savvy residents can apply for and renew their Emirates ID cards online at EIDA website without visiting a typing centre.

Gulf News reports the residents who apply for national ID cards online using a credit card will be able to save the Dh30 typing fee.

The online application for Emiratis was already test launched on December 29.

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No Residence Visa in Dubai without ID Card from April

UAE Identity Card

Hope this is not an April Fool prank.

Emirates Identity Authority (Eida) has announced that Dubai will link residence visas to Emirates Identity Cards from April 1, 2012.

ID card link to visas in Dubai will be compulsory from from April next year, said Eida, adding that the procedure will be co-ordination with the General Department of Residency and Naturalisation.

Eida stressed that ID card registration is mandatory for issuing and renewing residence visas in Abu Dhabi, Sharjah, Ajman, Fujairah, Umm Al Quwain and Ras Al Khaimah.

The UAE will have a total of 26 registration centres by the year-end with the new additions. The new centres will be distributed in Ajman and Ras Al Khaimah, while in Dubai they will be located at Al Quoz, Satwa and Jafza. In Abu Dhabi the new centre will be located at Al Jazira.

Eida added that the centre in Al Quoz, Dubai can register about 700 people a day; the one in Satwa can register 1,000 people a day and 250 people can be handled at the Jafza centre.

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Emirates ID Card to replace Labour Card by next year

UAE Identity Card

It seems that the real life usage of Emirates ID Card is just around the corner now, almost.

As stated by Saqr Gobash, the Minister of Labour, expatriates will no longer need to have a Labour Card by late 2012 when a decision to replace it with the national identity card is enforced.

“The Ministry of Labour will scrap all Labour Cards once it receives a request from Eida….there will be no need for all expatriates to carry too many cards after the ID registration is completed in the second half of 2012.”

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Emirates Post Office to discard ID Cards not picked up in 30 days

EmpostThe Emirates Identity Authority has informed ID card applicants today through advertisements in local dailies that they must pick up their ID cards from Empost centres within 30 days of notification, or risk losing their card and the fees paid by them.

“30 days is the limit for picking up your ID card from an Emirates Post Office,” the ads published today said. “If not picked up, your card will be discarded and your fees will be forfeited,” it adds in bold red, without mincing any words.

UAE residents applying for the mandatory Emirates ID are notified of the ID card via SMS to their mobile phones. For those unsure of the status of their ID card application, the authority offers the facility to track the status of their applications for new, renewed or replacement cards by entering the application number or previous ID card number through its website,

The other option is to call the authority’s contact centre (600 5 30003), and once the card has been delivered to Emirates Post, customers can track and trace their cards by visiting

According to the Emirates ID’s statistics, 43 per cent of the customers picked up their ID cards 2 days after they had been notified accordingly. This compared to 20 per cent of the customers who picked up their ID cards after 4 days, 16.5 per cent within 7 days and 5 per cent within 14 days, while 16 per cent of the customers picked up their ID cards only after the elapse of more than 14 days from the date they were notified accordingly.

The Authority has called upon those customers who do not receive a notification within 30 days from the date of completion of registration procedures to call its contact center as their contact details could have been incorrectly entered in their registration form.

From: Emirates24x7