Emirates ID Gets an Electronic Upgrade

  • Publish date: Thursday، 10 June 2021
Emirates ID Gets an Electronic Upgrade
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UAE's Federal Authority for Identity and Citizenship (ICA), announced that the public can use the electronic version of the ID until the physical card is printed.

The e-version is available on the ICA UAE Smart app for free from the IOS and Android stores. It will feature a QR Code that will help people use it at various government departments. 

The move is part of the authority's transition to a new "generation of identity cards and passports".

The"QR Code" scanning technology enables immediate reading of the card, as it is automatically generated when entering the customer’s document wallet in the smart application.

The electronic ID card is characterised by all the data shown on the card, through reading it directly from the authority's database. This process helps service authorities to verify the effectiveness of the issued card in case the printed card is not available