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United Arab Emirates - Obtain Senior Citizen Card (Masarra)

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  1. Apply for a Senior Citizen Card (Masarra) by going to the Ministry Of Community Development, Social Affairs Center or you can also submit you application online - Link
  2. The ministry will review the information submitted. In the event of failure to provide the complete information, the application will be rejected.
  3. After validation, the card will be issued and a sms message will be sent to informing you that your application is approved.
  4. The card will be sent via Aramex or if you want you may also come pick it up at the social affairs center.


Required Documents[edit]

  • National ID Card
  • Passport size photo

Office Locations & Contacts[edit]

Ministry of Community Development



Applicant must be:

  • An UAE Senior Citizen
  • Aged sixty or older
  • And holds a valid National ID (max. due to expiry one month)


No fees.


Explain the time until which the certificate/document is valid.
e.g. Birth Certificate Valid Forever

Documents to Use[edit]

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Sample Documents[edit]

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Processing Time[edit]

It will take about 5 days for the card to be issued.

Related Videos[edit]

Videos explaining the procedure or to fill the applications. 
Attach videos using the following tag <&video type="website">video ID|width|height<&/video&> from external websites.
Please remove the "&" inside the tags during implementation.
Website = allocine, blip, dailymotion, facebook, gametrailers, googlevideo, html5, metacafe, myspace, revver, 
sevenload, viddler, vimeo, youku, youtube
width = 560, height = 340, Video ID = Can be obtained from the URL of webpage where the video is displayed.
e.g In the following url "" Video ID is "Y0US7oR_t3M". 



Please provide instructions on obtaining the certificate/documents.
e.g. The state office holds birth records since january 1908.

Required Information[edit]

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1. Date of Birth.
2. City or County of Birth.


Need for the Document[edit]

This procedure provides information on how you can obtain a Senior Citizen Card (Masarra) in United Arab Emirates.

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Other uses of the Document/Certificate[edit]

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e.g. Birth Certificate can be used as proof of identity.

External Links[edit]

Ministry of Community Development


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