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United Arab Emirates - Renew Identification (ID) Card (Below age 15)

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  1. Parents of the cardholders should visit one of the registration centers affiliated to Emirates ID Authority to type and print the application.
  2. Wait for the notification in the form of a text message coming from Emirates Identity Authority stating that the card is ready and where it can be picked up.


Required Documents[edit]

  • Social Security card (certificate)
  • Original Passport (valid)
  • Original Family Book
  • Personal photo (4.5 x 3.5 cm) with a white background or light blue.
  • The expired ID card; if not available, ID number certificate can be extracted from any registration center affiliated to Emirates ID Authority.

For Children whose data have already been added in the System

  • Social Security card (certificate)
  • ID number certificate: it can be extracted from main registration centers affiliated to Emirates ID Authority.
  • Original Passport (valid)
  • The Original Family Book
  • Personal photo (4.5 x 3.5 cm) with a white background or light blue.

For Children with Special Needs

  • Registration of children with Special Needs
  • The Expired ID card; if not available, ID number certificate can be extracted from any registration center affiliated to Emirates ID Authority.
  • Social Security card (certificate)
  • A recent medical report certified by the competent authority
  • Original passport (valid)
  • Original Family Book
  • Personal photo (4.5 x 3.5 cm) with a white background or light blue

Note: If the passport and the original family book are not available, a true copy of the original should be provided.

Office Locations & Contacts[edit]

Mohamed Bin Zayed City - Mayzad Mall Tower 3 7th Floor
P.O. Box : 47999
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Phone: +971 2 4955555
Fax: +971 2 4955550
Email: [email protected]

Email contact form and other ways of contacting Emirates ID

Locate Service Centers

Locate Typing Centers



  • For UAE Nationals with Social Insurance and below the age of 15.


Card Fees: Free

Registration and Issuance Fees:

  • Issuance and renewal of identity cards for UAE nationals and of Gulf Cooperation Council nationals (for 5 years): AED 100
  • Issuance and renewal of identity cards to residents (per year in residence): AED 100
  • Issuance of a substitute ID card for lost or damaged one: AED 300
  • Modifying data requires a new card issuance and with the duration of the old ID card: AED 150
  • Service of providing mobile car (for individuals + per family + per day): AED 1000
  • Urgent service fee: AED 150

Additional AED 70 for Application form and typing services fees

Delay Fees: AED 20 for each day of delay, up to the maximum amount of AED 1000.

  • Delay in registration or issuance of the identity card
  • Delay in the renewal of ID card (after 30 days from the expiry date of the card)
  • Delay in reporting on any change in the data (30 days after the change occurrence)


  • Fees applies to all age groups
  • Categories free from any fees (category of Social Security and people with disabilities and autism)
  • Services not covered by the exemption of fees: (mobile car service + urgent service)


ID card for UAE Nationals is valid for 5 years.

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ID cardholders will received an SMS from the Emirates Identity Authority reminding them the expiry date of their ID cards and asking them to proceed with the renewal procedure by visiting one of the accredited typing centers, or through the electronic form available on the authoritys website or the preventive medicine centers to take the fingerprints and the photo.

Required Information[edit]

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


Need for the Document[edit]

Established in accordance with Federal Decree No.2 for 2004, the Emirates Identity Authority is in charge of creating a Population Registry System in UAE. It is responsible in registering individual data and civil incidents for UAE nationals and non nationals residing in the country, and the issuance of a card called the ID card to all registered individuals.

Following are procedures on how to renew the ID card for holders who are aged 15 and below.

Information which might help[edit]

The Identity Card is made of a plastic material made of polyester known as (Melinex). The card bears the name, nationality and gender of the holder. The date when the card is issued is also printed on the card.

Each holder possess an identification number that will be used in every transaction with the authority. Through this number, the holder may benefit from all the governmental and some of the non-governmental and private entities services, which require providing evidence of identity. The identity number is unique. It includes 15 characters.

The electronic chip embedded in the card includes the personal data to be read automatically in usages that require the holder to provide an identity evidence and authentication. Some of these data are encrypted and only readable/writable/updatable by the authorized authorities in order to protect the privacy of data. The chip may store up to 32 thousand letters of information.

The Card made with state of the art technology in the field of smart cards, including the accurate letters, ultra violet ink and line drawing. It has nine security features which makes falsification of the card very difficult for such features excels the current used standards in many cards such as the banking credit cards.

ID Card Holders Duties:

  • Not to tamper with, erase, amend or distort the ID Card
  • Must carry the ID Card at all times and produce it whenever required by law and abide by the dates and legal procedures required for renewing, replacing or delivering the ID Card.
  • Report to the authorities any changes in his/her details of the Card within one month from the date of change.
  • Report the loss of ID card to Emirates ID service point within 7 days from the date of loss
  • Apply for a replacement for the damaged or lost card and pay proper fees in addition to submitting a declaration that the ID card is not taken or reserved at any authority or organization.
  • Notify the nearest Emirates ID service point within 7 days if the ID card is partially or entirely damaged, making it impossible to be used for the purpose it is made for. In this case, the card holder should apply for a replacement for damaged or lost card and pay proper fees.
  • Do not leave the ID card at any organization unless there is a decision or judgment passed by a competent court.
  • In case you find an ID Card belonging to someone else, please hand it the nearest Emirates ID service point or the nearest police station.

Note: All ID Card holders must abide by the above directions. Legal guardian or his replacement should assume the responsibility of implementing the above directions.

Other uses of the Document/Certificate[edit]

  • Possesing an ID Card is mandatory for all citizen and legal residents of UAE.
  • The card is used as a form of identity identification and verification as per International Standards.
  • The card also protects its holder from fraud & identity theft.
  • It can be used to access Secure eServices.
  • The card also acts as a portable personal database

External Links[edit]

  • Emirates Identity Authority:
  • Frequently Asked Question About the National ID:


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