Picture used for illustrative purpose only.
The UAE Digital Government (DGOV) explained the steps and requirements to apply for replacing a lost, stolen or damaged Emirates ID card.
It said that if one loses his/her Emirates ID card, or suspected it has been stolen, or it has been damaged, he/she must soon request a replacement of Emirates ID card from the Federal Authority for Identity, Citizenship, Customs and Ports Security- ICP.
First, if anyone loses his/her ID card, must visit the nearest ICP Customer Happiness Centre and report the incident, so the stolen or lost card will be deactivated immediately.
Then, ask ICP for ID number confirmation or a copy of the lost ID, in case he/she does not have one.
In case of damaged cards, applicant should bring the old card when reporting the incident. Also, applicant’s identification papers will be required to prove his/her identity.
For the UAE nationals, they must bring in an original valid passport and a family book, while the GCC nationals must provide a document proving their residency in the UAE.
Expatriate residents must bring their original passport stamped with a valid residency permit.
If the lost ID belongs to a child under 15, the parent must provide an original birth certificate of the child along with his coloured passport photo against a white background.
After reporting the incident, applicant will fill in an application form at any of ICP’s Customer Happiness Centres or the UAE ICP app available on iTunes and Google Play and request replacement of ID card.
Applicant must pay Dhs300 for replacement of a lost or damaged ID, in addition to application fees of Dhs70 in case of applying through typing centres, or Dhs40 in case of applying through the eForm on the ICP website.
These fees apply to all UAE nationals, GCC nationals and expatriate residents.
Applicant may get an express ID replacement service at ICP main’s Customer Happiness Centre against Dhs150 extra.
After that, applicant will receive an SMS from the ICP about the status of the submitted application and the expected delivery date.
The replaced ID card will be issued within 48 hours from the time of submitting the replacement application. Those who applied for the express service will receive the ID card within 24 hours from the time they submit the replacement application.
Contact Emirates Post to receive the card after receiving a message from ICP on the availability of the card.
Work is under way to issue ID cards in a record tome of one to four hours through the Ajil service, said Nasser Al Abdouli, Director of Registration Centres Support Department at the Federal Authority for Identity and Citizenship.
The Federal Authority for Identity and Citizenship (FICA) has stressed the necessity for UAE nationals and the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) citizens to update their children’s data with the Population and ID Register System within 30 days after they reach 15.
RTA's Customers Happiness Department received 31,073 reports of items lost in Dubai Taxis during the period from January to September 2020. In 99.9% cases the missing things were returned to their rightful owners.
As part of the participation of the Ministry of Community Development in the 6th edition of Dubai Fitness Challenge 2022 with the support of the National Programme for Happiness and Wellbeing, organised a Fitness Tournament at the Dubai Centre for People of Determination.
An Emirati employer who arrived at the POLO-Dubai simultaneously with the arrival of Gulf Today at 9:30 a.m. said going there has been regular for him because he and his wife know the importance of their three household workers being fully documented.
To celebrate the heritage of ancestors, from 9am on November 26, the people of Al Bataeh will stay in the desert for a full day to revive Emirati traditions and the lifestyle of the past.
The "Grain from Ukraine" initiative demonstrated global food security was "not just empty words" for Kyiv, he said. The Kremlin says food exported from Ukraine's Black Sea ports under a UN-brokered plan has not been reaching the most vulnerable countries.