Emirates ID to Replace Residency Visa Sticker

  • Publish date: Tuesday، 05 April 2022
Emirates ID to Replace Residency  Visa Sticker
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A circular issued by the Federal Authority for Identity, Citizenship, Customs and Port Security in the UAE noted that residents' Emirates ID would count as their residency starting from April 11th . The ID contains all relevant residency-related information.

Airlines will be able to verify residency through residents' Emirates ID and passport number.

The move aims to upgrade the services offered to the people in the country and is based on a Cabinet resolution issued earlier this year.

Residency visa is a sticker stamped on to expatriates' passports after they undergo a medical test. It's issued for two-, three-, five or 10-year periods, depending on the visa a resident has