UAE Moves Residence Visa and ID Renewal Process Online

The UAE Federal Authority for Identity, Citizenship, Customs and Ports Security (ICP) announced that applicants can renew their visa and Emirates ID online through the website ( or the smartphone application ‘UAEICP.’

These are the steps you need to follow, according to the ICP:

Step 1: Register yourself as a user by logging in using your UAE PASS or log in to smart services in case of prior registration.
Step 2: Choose the ‘Residence Permit and Emirates ID Renewal’ service.
Step 3: Review and update the retrieved data and pay the fees.
Step 4: Submit an application to renew your ID card.
Step 5: Receive your Emirates ID through the certified delivery company. ICP reiterated that the ID has been approved as an alternative to the residence visa stamped on residents’ passports.

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