How does a National ID help your Travel Stay in Dubai?

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How does a National ID help your Travel Stay in Dubai? Photo by Arvind  Sharma

If you are travelling to the city of Dubai, there are certain documents you need to apply for. This includes the documents for a Dubai National ID. This national ID card is very useful for long term residents as well as citizens of this country. In this article, we inform you about the necessities as well as the advantages of having an Emirates ID and how the same will help you on your travel and stay in Dubai.

Getting one is Mandatory:

As part of the EIDA Registration, you will need to apply for a Dubai National ID if you are planning to stay long term in this city. The Emirates ID contains all the relevant data that includes your name, date of birth, nationality, marital status, photo, fingerprint data, electronic signature etc. This card, in essence, will replace all the possible paper documents that were required previously for any work or travel application.Anybody who is over the age of 15 years must apply for this ID card, although parents can apply for the ID card for their children if they wish to do so. Every 5 years, this ID card must be religiously renewed. Failure to get this ID card will result in penalty of a certain fee.

Access to Government Services

Various government institutes along with the EIDA Registration are now making these cards mandatory for any banking or residency transactions. You can now conduct any transactions and procedures with the swipe of this card, and it will be recorded in a database in which a copy is sent to the Ministry of Interior, Emirates ID Authority and General Directorate of Residencywill receive. This is to ensure that there is no cause of fraud in any transactions, and both the citizens and governments have a thorough understanding and precise record of all the transactions that has occurred.

Replacement as travel documents to the GCC countries

As part of the visa agreement rules, those who are residents of Dubai need not apply for a Dubai visa. Instead, they can use the Emirates ID, as an official form of visa document to travel to these countries. There will be faster clearances at the entry and exit points across the airports around the Gulf regions.

Applying for the Dubai National ID is a simple process with the EIDA Registration. All you need to do is take an appointment at the nearest center, and submit your biometrics and certain documents. You will have to pay a fee of AED 100 and for the renewal AED 100 for each additional year. Once this is done, you can wait till you receive your id card or you can subscribe for status updates for an additional charge and get alerts for your ID card status.

Author's Profile

Arvind Sharma is an employee of Cox and Kings Global Services. He has gathered a lot of information about theEIDA Registration. Along with this, he has also brought light on the various factors that pertain to an Emirates ID and the Dubai National ID and wants to ensure that visitors are well aware of the Dubai visa services.


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