The Emirates ID is an identification card that is provided by the Federal Authority of Identity and Citizenship (ICA) in the UAE.
What if you lost the Emirates ID or someone stole it or it has been damaged by any means?
Here are the steps which you can follow:
Report immediately to the relevant authority:
The first thing once you get to know that you lost your Emirates ID is to report the incident to the nearest ICA Customer Happiness Center. Carry a valid identification document for identity confirmation. The center will deactivate it right away.
If you need to replace your current damaged emirates ID you are required to bring your damaged Emirates ID.
These are the list of documents that are required in order to apply for a replacement for your Emirates ID:
- UAE nationals need to bring: A family book with your valid original passport.
- GCC nationals can bring: Valid employment certificate or card, school registration certificate, valid marriage contract, commercial license, ownership contract, real estate lease, or certificate of dependency.
- Expatriates need to bring: A valid passport with a stamped valid residency permit.
How to apply:
Once you are done with reporting the event, you should apply to replace your lost Emirates ID immediately. You are required to submit the application along with the aforementioned documents to complete the application process.
Applicants can get the application form for a replacement ID card request at ICA Customer Happiness Centres, also on the ICA’s website for online applications, or one can use ICA’s app.
For children under 15:
The residents who are under 15 years of age are required to submit a passport size photo in color with white background.
For a newborn, parents are required to submit a copy of the birth certificate along with the parents’ valid ID and other required documents.
- Fee for replacement: AED 300 for a replacement Emirates ID card.
- Application fee: AED 70.
If you are applying through the ICA website you will have to pay only AED 40 instead of AED 70 for the application form.
Get your New Card:
Once you are done with submitting the application for the replacement of Emirates ID, you will receive an SMS for the confirmation and also the expected delivery date. It takes about 2 working days for a replacement Emirates ID to be issued. The card has to be collected from Emirates Post after receiving an SMS notification from ICA about the issuance of the replacement Emirates ID card.