The electronic version of the ID will be made available on the ICA UAE Smart app.
The UAE’s Federal Authority for Identity and Citizenship (ICA) has started issuing a new advanced version of the Emirates ID.
The ICA called on ID applicants to use the e-version for all government services till their physical cards are printed. It is generated automatically. It features a QR code, which facilitates its reading for official purposes at government departments.
The e-version of the card is as valid as the physical one. The ICA said the e-version of the ID is part of its transition to a “new-generation of identity cards and passports”.
The authority has coordinated with all the authorities concerned; and service and business providers to offer services based on the e-Emirates ID.
New designs for Emirati passports and Emirates IDs were first announced in November last year after a Cabinet meeting chaired by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai.
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