The UAE government has introduced a new service named “Fawri” for issuing an Emirates ID. This service has made it easy for residents and citizens to get an Emirates ID in less than 24 hours.
The ID usually can be obtained in an average of 7 to 10 days. But with the Fawri service, things have become better. Every person who lives in the UAE must have an Emirates ID. It is required to pass through immigration at the airport’s smarter gates or access government services.
Thanks to the urgent service offered by the Federal Authority for Identity, Citizenship, Customs, and Ports Security (ICP), UAE nationals and GCC nationals can now obtain their Emirates ID within a day.
Let’s talk more about the service for the Emirates ID application and its process in detail.
What is Fawri?
Fawri is a service introduced by the UAE government for the residents of the UAE that makes it possible for them to get an Emirates ID within 24 hours.
The Fawri service is available for all age groups for GCC and UAE nationals who are legally residing in the UAE, according to the information posted on the official UAE government portal. The information given on the portal also stated that one can get the Emirates ID through this service for the following purposes:
- Damaged or lost cards
- First-time registration for issuing the card
- Renewal of expired cards
Eligibility Criteria to Issue UAE Emirates ID in 24 Hours
The GCC or UAE nationals living in the emirates can avail of the new 24-hour Fawri service in the UAE.
All residents are required by law to carry their Emirates IDs at all times. That is why this option is only available to UAE expats whose Emirates ID has been lost, stolen, destroyed, or has to be urgently replaced.
It is crucial to notify the closest Customer Happiness Center if your card has been lost or stolen so that it can be formally disabled and protected against unauthorized use of your Emirates ID information or registered for wrong usage.
Criteria For Non-GCC Residents
Non-nationals of the UAE or the GCC who are expatriate residents are only eligible for urgent service if their identity cards need to be replaced because they were misplaced or destroyed.
This is due to the fact that, according to the official website, “the issuance or renewal of identity cards for this category is linked to proof of residency and related procedures.”
If they want their Emirates ID within 24 hours, they will have to pay the standard stated fees in addition to an “urgent service” fee.
How to Access Fawri Service?
if your Emirates ID has been stolen, expired, or lost, you can go to the closest ICP Customer Happiness Center with the necessary evidence and report the event to have the id card deactivated and replaced. You must also present your damaged old ID card in addition to your other supporting documents to issue the new one.
List of ICP Customer Happiness Centres Offering Fawri
Following are the ICP Customer Happiness Centers where UAE citizens and residents can go to avail of Fawri service:
- Umm Al Quwain Center
- Al Jazeera and Khalifa City in Abu Dhabi
- Ras Al Khaimah Center
- Madinat Zayed in the Western Region
- Al Barsha, Al Rashidiya and Karama in Dubai
- Al Ain Center
- Ajman Center
- Sharjah Center
- Fujairah Center
You not only need to pay the fee, but you also need to submit the following documents to get your Emirates ID within 24 hours.
Expat Residents: Original passport stamped with a valid residency permit.
UAE Nationals: Original valid passport or family book.
GCC Nationals: Documentation proving residency in UAE.
If the lost ID card belongs to a child, the parent must also present the child’s colored passport-size photo and original birth certificate.
UAE and GCC nationals officially residing in the Emirates will need to visit any of the Customer Happiness Center to do the process. To request a new ID card and pay the fees, you must fill out an application at the ICP Customer Happiness Center or download the UAE ICP app on your iPhone or Android device and apply for the card from there.
The applicant will be informed of the application’s status and delivery within the following 24 hours.
It is significant to remember that there is an urgent service cost that must be paid if you want your Emirates ID within 24 hours. Following is the cost to obtain an Emirates ID given on the ICP website under the “urgent service:”
|Resident Types||Card issuance fee for five years||Fees for issuing a card for ten years||Service fee||Typing centre fee||Fees for urgent service, which can be availed at customer happiness centers|
|For UAE Nationals||AED 100||AED 200||AED 50||AED 30||AED 150|
|For Expats or Residents||AED 100||–||AED 50||AED 30||AED 150|
|For GCC Nationals||AED 100||–||AED 50||AED 30||AED 150|
Renew Your Emirates ID
For nationals officially residing in UAE who require their Emirates ID card immediately, particularly in situations when their card has been lost, stolen, or destroyed, the launch of the Fawri service is a welcoming move of the UAE government.
They won’t have to wait as long to acquire their Emirates ID card thanks to this initiative, which will also undoubtedly save them time and hassle.
FAQs – Frequently Asked Questions
How fast can I get an Emirates ID?
Usually, you can get an Emirates ID in 7-10 days. But with Fawri service, you can get an Emirates ID within 24 hours.
Where can I pick up my Emirates ID?
The Federal Authority for Identification, Citizenship, Customs and Ports Security’s (ICP) website, Customer Happiness Center, or a recognized typing facility are the places where you can submit an application for a new UAE Emirates ID card. To give your biometric information, you might need to go to one of ICP’s service locations.
Can I fly without Emirates ID?
You can fly without Emirates ID but you should have a stamped visa and passport.
Why is Emirates ID late?
Emirates ID is late because of the long process. But with the Fawri service, you can get it in one day.
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