Khaleej Times, Monday, Aug 15, 2022 | Muharram 17, 1444
New generation of Emirates IDs, UAE passports: 7 things you need to know
Emirates: Identity documents in the UAE have
got some major security upgrades. Starting September 2022, the Federal Authority
for Identity, Citizenship, Customs and Ports Security (ICP) will start issuing a
new generation of the Emirati passports.
Residents have already started receiving upgraded Emirates IDs that boast a host
of advanced features.
Both documents are part of the ‘new generation of Emirati passports and national
ID card project’, which was launched in June 2021.
The new passports
>> Technical characteristics and complex security specifications restrict
>> Identification page is made of polycarbonate instead of paper. This increases
the efficiency of specialised printing supported by photos and security marks
characterised by its thickness to prevent damages.
>> Laser technologies and three-dimensional tangible elements are used to boost
The new Emirates IDs
>> Enhanced protection of invisible data.
>> Advanced technical and technological characteristics like higher chip
capacity and non-touch data reading feature.
>> High-quality card with a longer life. Polycarbonate is used for a life
service exceeding 10 years.
>> Consolidated 3D photo, with laser printing feature authenticated with the
date of birth.
>> Additional fields with codes for professional data, issuing authority and