If you are a UAE citizen, Emirates id is the no. 1 document you need to have with you at all times. If you are a new resident in Uae then you have to apply for an Emirates ID.
Emirates id is mandatory for both residents and ex-pats in the UAE. Emirates id helps you with many things while you are residing in the UAE. Emirates id helps you rent an apartment, emirates id help to reduce waiting times at airports as it can be used at all points of entry to the country, voting in elections & applying for government services.
In this article, we will share how you can apply for an emirates id and you can also find how to check emirates id status.
How to Apply for an Emirates ID?
To get an Emirates id, you will have to fill in the application form at either an authorized typing center or the online form available at the website of the Federal Authority for Identity and Citizenship (FAIC).
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After submitting your application form, you will receive a text message containing information on when and where to proceed with your application. You will have to visit the registration center mentioned in the text message at the given time to complete your application.
FAIC also provides express service for getting your emirates id within 24 hours. This service is known as ‘Fawri’. Fawri is available at an additional fee above the regular fees.
Fawri is available for:
- First-time registration
- Renewal of expired cards
- Lost or damaged cards.
If you are looking to avail of Fawri service, you can visit FAIC Customer Happiness Centres with your documents.
Fawri service is available at the following centers:
- Al Jazeera and Khalifa City in Abu Dhabi
- Al Barsha, Al Rashidiya and Karama in Dubai
- Madinat Zayed in the Western Region
- Al-Ain Centre
- Sharjah Centre
- Ajman Centre
- Fujairah Centre
- Ras Al Khaimah Centre
- Umm Al Quwain Centre.