Lost your Emirates ID in UAE? Here's what you should do

Lost your Emirates ID in UAE? Heres what you should do

Carrying Emirates ID at all times is compulsory for UAE residents and citizens

By Anita Iyer

Published: Wed 5 Jul 2017, 1:48 PM

Last updated: Wed 5 Jul 2017, 8:45 PM

If you are a UAE resident or national, you know Emirates ID is the most important document in the country. The Emirates ID is your identity as a resident and is required for any documentation you need to carry here - be it your driving license, renting a property, getting utility connections and so on.
An Emirates ID is compulsory for every resident, citizen and you need to carry it at all times. It proves and confirms the identity of the individual.
Know your Emirates ID privileges and benefits in the UAE
Issued by the Emirates Identification Authority (EIDA), the Emirates ID has all your personal information, including photo and biometric data (finger prints). This data can be accessed with the PIN issued to all card holders.
Considering its importance, it is then mandatory to keep the card secured at all times. But what happens if you lose your Emirates ID? We bring to you the steps you need to follow to make a new Emirate ID.

Procedure to make a new Emirates ID:

1. For making a new Emirates ID in the case of it being lost, stolen or damaged, you first need to register a complaint with the police station in your jurisdiction. You need to pay a fee of Dh70 and you will receive an acknowledgment of the same.
2. You need to head to one of the typing offices to apply for a new card or fill in the application online on the authority's website.
3. Submit the application with the necessary documents as prescribed -
For UAE Citizens (above 15 years old)
a. Original passport and family book (original plus photo copies)
b. Proof of identity number issued by one of the authorities in case the card is lost
c. Photocopy of the lost card
For UAE Citizens (below age 15)
a. Personal photo (size 4.5 X 3.5 cm) with white background
b. Original birth certificate
For UAE residents (above 15 years old)
a. Original valid passport
b. Residency or Visa
c.Photo copy of the lost Emirates ID
Residents added to parent's passport
a. Original passport
b. Original birth certificate or father's passport or father's ID
4. Submitting the documents
The process of submitting the request will start with the processing of the documents. The application has to be filled online of the Authority's website. The other options are smart mobile phone application or approved typing office following by the payment of registration fee, printing and the receipt of the registration request form.
Every UAE resident has a PIN, and we're not talking credit cards
5. Below is the fee you need to pay while applying for a new card
a. Dh300 - in case of lost or damaged ID for all residents of UAE
Additional payment of Dh150 for express service (ID can be received within 24 hours)
b. Dh70 - Additional fee collected in case of submitting the form online and printing or
c. Dh40 if the application is submitted online via the website.
6. Receipt of the Identity card
Once the application has been submitted, you will receive your new Emirates ID within 7 working days. Customers must contact the Emirates Post to receive the card after receiving a message on the availability of the card.

To know more about the procedure, check their official website for details.

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