UAE residents can get their Emirates ID in 24 hours

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Expatriates can use the service to replace lost, damaged or expired cards

Residents in the UAE can get their Emirates ID in 24 hours. Federal Authority for Identity, Citizenship, Customs and Ports Security provides an urgent service for getting the Emirates ID card within 24 hours.

The service is known as ‘Fawri’ and is available against the regular stated fees plus an urgent service fee.

The service is available for all age groups for UAE nationals and GCC nationals officially residing in UAE and can be obtained for

  • first time registration
  • renewal of expired cards
  • lost or damaged cards.

Expatriate residents other than GCC nationals are entitled to the urgent service only in case of replacement of their identity cards. This is because the issuance or renewal of identity cards is linked to proof of residency and related procedures.

To obtain this service, visit the FAIC Customer Happiness Centres without prior notice and present the documents specified.

The Fawri service is available at the following ICP Customer Happiness Centres

  • Al Ain Centre in Abu Dhabi
  • Al Barsha, Al Rashidiya and Karama in Dubai
  • Al Jazeera Khalifa City in Abu Dhabi
  • Ajman Centre in Ajman
  • Fujairah Centre in Fujairah
  • Madinat Zayed Centre in the Western Region of Abu Dhabi
  • Ras Al Khaimah Centre in Ras Al Khaimah
  • Sharjah Centre in Sharjah
  • Umm Al Quwain Centre in Umm Al Quwain

You will need to pay the regular stated fees plus an “urgent service” fee to obtain your Emirates ID within 24 hours.

According to the ICP website, it costs expat residents Dhs100 per year, Dhs50 as a service fee, Dhs30 as a typing centre fee and an extra Dhs150 for the urgent service..


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