How to get and protect Emirates ID?

Emirates ID

Any foreign national who wants to live in United Arab Emirates for work, study or other purpose, he/she will have to get Emirates ID. This is an identification card issued by Emirates Identity Authority.

Easy waty to get Emirates ID

Visit your nearest authorised typing centre and fill up the  e Form to get Emirates ID. You can also fill this form online by visiting  FAIC website. Then you will receive a sms in which you will be asked to visit a registration centre for future process. Date time and address will also be mentioned in it.
emirates ID Fee for foreigners is AED 100 (per annum)
Required Documents are residence VISA and your Passport.

ICA Registration System

Urgent Emirates ID

You can get your Emirates ID card within 24 hours by availing “Fawri” service. FAIC charges the aditional fee for this urgent service. This is available for first time registration,renewal of expired cards and lost or damaged cards. Foreigners can use this service only for the replacement of identity cards.
FAIC centre situated in Al Barsha, Al Rashidiya and Karama in Dubai, Al Jazeera and Khalifa City in Abu Dhabi, Madinat Zayed, Sharjah, Ajman, Al Ain, Fujairah, Umm Al Quwain and Ras Al Khaimah. (Search  Jobs in Dubai)

 Emirates ID Renewal

Process of Emirates ID renewal is very simple. Before the expiry of your Emirates ID, federal authority for identity and citizenship will intimate you by SMS. You can also check your Emirates id status  yourself.  Then you will have to submit your renewal application in person by visiting the same centre which was visited for the new Emirates ID.
If you did not submit Emirates ID renewal application, you will have to pay AED 20 per day fine after 30 days of expiry. Maximum penalty is AED 1000.

Emirates ID

Change in Emirates ID

If you want any change in Emirates ID details, you should contact with competent department in ICA within one month.In case, required modification is in an existing card, then you will visit ICA customer centre. Keep your passport and Emirates ID along with you.

Activation of Emirates ID PIN

Emirates ID card contains a specific personal identification number which is called PIN. This is a four-digit number and officials can get all information about you by entering this number in their system. Emirates ID PIN always remains a sensitive issue. You should change and remember it time to time for its protection. In case, you forget your 4 digits PIN and enter wrong one for three times, then system will deactivate it. Now you will have to visit Emirates ID office for reactivation. It is also compulsory to visit the same office for first time activation.

( Also read: Easy visa and immigration article )

Three factors authentication system

Three factors authentication system is used in Emirates ID to protect you from any mishap. These three factors are; your ID , your PIN and your fingerprints. If anybody tries to use your Emirates ID, he will have cheat three-factor authentication system. First of all he needs your card, PIN, and then fingerprint. In this way, it is almost impossible to crack the system.
However, you have to maintain all necessary precautions . Always carry your Emirates ID with you, remember you PIN and keep on changing it. These steps can save you from Identity fraud and theft.

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