Emirates ID Renewal Step by Step Guide

emirates id renewal guide

Emirates ID renewal guide is here to tell you about all the required information to renew Emirates ID. Here we will include the necessary documents, eligibility, and required steps to renew Emirates ID.

When to renew your Emirates ID?

Every individual residing in UAE will require to have a valid Emirates ID. You can renew your Emirates ID between six months and one month before the due date.



If your ID card is already expired, you will have 30 days to renew in such a case.

So, if it is time for your Emirates ID renewal, please find the required documents for the renewal of your Emirates ID card as follows:


Document require to renew Emirates ID for expat resident

  • At first you need to have an original valid passport.
  • Secondly you need to have an expired identity card or proof of the expired identity card.
  • Or, you need to have an expired residency certificate.
  • Similarly, residents’ dependent on their parents are required to have a valid passport. As well as unified number from the Department of Nationality and Foreigner’s Affairs. You also need to have a original birth certificate or father’s passport or father’s ID.
  • Likewise, children below 15 years old must have the original birth certificate or original valid passport or father’s ID. As weel as 4.5*3.5 cm photo with white background.

Note: Expats should renew their Emirates ID upon renewal of their visa status.

Document require to renew Emirates ID for UAE nationals

  • Firstly, you need to have certificate of social security (social security card holder resident).
  • As weel as you also need to have original valid passport and family book.
  • More importantly, you also need to have expired ID card or copy of the Identity card.
  • Similarly, elderly and special needs people are required to have a 4.5*3.5 cm photo with a blue background. And an updated medical report issued by the competent authority.
  • Likewise, newborns and children under 15 will require an original birth certificate of their father’s passport. Or emirates id and a 4.5 cm*3.5 cm photo with white background.

Document require to renew Emirates ID for GCC nationals

  • Valid original passport.
  • Original valid GCC ID card.
  • Proof of residency in UAE: Proof of owning and renting real estate property duly attested by the municipality.
  • Expired identity card.
  • Or certificate of valid commercial license in UAE.
  • Or marriage certificate with UAE female citizen.
  • Similarly, an employment certificate for the person who works on a government entity.
  • Labor card for the person who works on a private company.
  • Student certificate for students.
  • Similarly, elderly and special needs people are required to have a 4.5* 3.5 cm photo with a blue background. They should also have a competent authority-issued medical report.
  • Likewise, newborns and children under 15 will require a father’s valid employment certificate. As well as unified number if not mentioned on a passport from the Department of Nationality and Foreigner’s Affairs. And a 4.5 cm*3.5 cm photo with white background.

Step-by-Step Emirates ID renewal guide

emirates id renewal guide step by step process

Followings are the steps involved in the Emirates ID renewal guide:

Step1: Fill and submit the renewal application form

After you have all the required documents mentioned above, you can fill the form and apply for the renewal of your Emirates ID.

To submit the application online, you have to visit Federal Authority for Identity and Citizenship (FAIC) official website or Smart Mobile application.

Similarly, if you wish to submit the renewal application to the physical office, you can visit one of the accredited typing offices.

Step 2: Pay fees

You must pay specific fees while submitting the renewal application form.

Different categories of people have different fee structures. The fee structure depends on the way the application is submitted.



Additionally, the application fee also depends on the validity of the ID card.

The fee structure to renew your Emirates ID card looks as follows:

For 5 years of validity, UAE nationals and Gulf Corporation Council (GCC) residents should pay AED 100.

For 20 years of validity, UAE nationals should pay AED 200 (GCC nationals cannot apply for 10 years of validity).

Expat residents should pay AED 100 for each residency year.

Additionally, you must pay AED 70 for submitting the online form and printing. Or AED 40 if you request the renewal process by electronic form on the website.

Delay fee: AED 20 per day after the due date and up to the fine limit of AED 1000.

Individuals who fall under the social security category and particular need category do not have to pay any of the fees mentioned above. But they must pay only AED 70 if applied through printing offices and AED 40 if applied online.

If you want express service, you must pay an additional AED 150 for all the categories.

Step 3: Biometrics

You should complete biometrics by visiting one of the registration centers of the Emirates Identity Authority. It includes submitting your fingerprint and photo, and electronic signature.

Additionally, to complete the procedures of issuing the card, expats should visit one of the authority centers linked to the preventive medicine centers.

Step 4: Collect new Emirates ID

You will receive the notification SMS from Emirates Post to collect your renewed Emirates ID.


How long does it take for the Emirates ID renewal?

If you have already prepared for required documents renewing the Emirates ID is a simple procedure.

It only takes 24 hours to 5 days to renew your Emirates ID card. Depending on the method you applied the renewal time may vary.

Express service is available to renew Emirates ID cards. You can pay additional fees to complete the process in 24 hours.

You can always check the status of your Emirates ID anytime if you want to get the latest update.




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