Emirates ID Gets an Electronic Upgrade
- Publish date: since day2
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 Federal Authority for Identity and Citizenship has announced the start of the first phase of issuing the new version of the Emirates Identity Card as part of the transition to the upgraded generation of identity cards and passports.— Identity and Citizenship- UAE (@ICAUAE) June 10, 2021
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