Emirates ID Renewal Step-by-Step

For expats, UAE ID card renewal is AED 100 for every year of validity – that will be either two or three years. There is an additional fee of AED 70 if you do not complete your application online and do it in person instead.

In addition, there are visa fees (AED 200 for two years; AED 300 for three years) along with a service fee of AED 40.

In terms of Emirates ID renewal processing time: for the 24-hour fast service – perfect for those who need Emirates ID urgent renewal – there is a further fee of AED 150. (It’s worth noting that this fast service is only available to UAE nationals and expat GCC nationals when it comes to renewals. For UAE residents who originate outside the GCC, the fast service is only available if your card is lost or stolen).

Let’s get into some more important Emirates ID information.

First of all, ensure you renew your card within 30 days of its expiry. If you are late, then you pay AED 20 per day – up to a maximum of AED 1,000. The Federal Authority for Identity and Citizenship (ICA) should text you a reminder when it’s time to renew your card.

To make life easier, you can renew your card with Creative Zone. This is particularly useful for urgent Emirates ID renewal as you have the peace of mind knowing that everything is taken care of and will be done swiftly. All you need to do is supply us with your details then we can do everything else, making sure your application is error-free and goes through without any issues.

In some cases you may have to update your biometric details, which would involve a visit to a medical centre.

And that’s everything you need in order to renew your Emirates ID card. Just in case you miss the text reminder, it’s worth putting a recurring note in your calendar so you can ensure that you start the renewal process in good time and avoid any additional penalty fees.

The ID card is central to pretty much everything you do in the UAE, and if you lose your card or it is stolen, ensure you follow the steps outlined above in order to get a replacement as fast as possible.

As always, ensuring you have the necessary documents (and copies of those documents) handy will mean that the whole process can go through as quickly as possible.

If in doubt, it’s worth talking to a specialist who can guide you through the whole process, making sure your application is mistake-free and ready to go.

Now is the time to work with a specialist to ensure your Emirates ID replacement runs smoothly. For
entrepreneurs or owners of SMEs, it’s a fantastic solution to let someone else deal with the admin so you can get on with running your business.

When you’re looking for Emirates ID information you can be sure what you’re getting from Creative Zone is the latest, up-to-date info from people who deal with this every day.

In addition to helping you with your ID renewal, Creative Zone can help you with setting up your business.