Missed Renewing Your Emirates ID? Here’s How to Apply for Exemption from Late Fines
Failure to update your Emirates ID card within 30 days from the date of expiry can result in late fees of up to Dh1,000. The Emirates ID is essential for all UAE residents, proving identity and residency details for documentation in the country.
But here’s the good news: Emiratis and residents can request exemptions from penalties under specific circumstances. The Federal Authority for Identity, Citizenship, Customs, and Port Security outlines eligibility criteria for fines to be waived.
Eligibility for Exemption:
- Individuals who left the country for more than three months, and their ID card expired after departure.
- Individuals whose ID card expired after being deported or pending cases, proven by relevant authorities.
- Those not issued an ID card before obtaining nationality or a family book.
- Bedridden individuals, those with contagious diseases, or full/partial disabilities, proven with a medical certificate.
- Staff of diplomatic missions, consular missions, and those under their care.
- Elderly people (70 years and older) unable to visit service centers, exempted with proof of age.
- Emiratis under the social security system, proving financial status for exemption.
- Fines can be waived for delays due to computer errors.
How to Apply for Exemption:
Initiate the exemption request process by submitting a request for ID card renewal through approved printing offices, the authority’s website, or the smart application. If eligible, submit the exemption request through the smart services system with required documents.
Track the application progress, and receive SMS notifications on approval or rejection. If rejected, pay the fine within the stipulated days. Guildhall Recruitment Agency is here to help you navigate opportunities in the UAE job market. Contact us today for executive search and recruitment services tailored to your career goals.