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Chapter Forty-One: How to UPDATE your Personal Information related to your Emirates ID

Whether you are an Emirati national or an expat resident, an Emirates ID is a vital part of your day-to-day life in the UAE. With it, you may access government services and pass immigration at a number of airports in the UAE along with a number of other things.  According to Federal Authority for Identity and Citizenship (ICA), the Emirates ID cardholder must report any change in their details of the card to the competent department in ICA within one month from the date of the change.

Updating your mobile number is vital because to complete any government related transaction, you might require a one-time password (OTP) therefore it is important to update your personal information on your Emirates ID to receive such OPT is cases it is needed.

Please note:  Updating details related to an existing ID card cannot be done online. This applies to Emirates ID cards issued to nationals and expatriate residents.

In order to modify any details related to an existing and valid Emirates ID, you are required to visit one of the ICP’s customer happiness centers with your original passport and the Emirates ID card.

Requirements to make this change

  • Emirates ID Copy.
  • Passport Copy & Visa page. Please note that the date of birth & passport number has to tally as per the passport.
  • The exact date of your last entry or arrival to UAE.
  • AED 52.00 processing fee payable online through a debit or credit card.


You can also us some of the Emirates ID updating self-servicing machines you would encounter in some malls.


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