Video: UAE Announces New Generation of UAE Passports

  • Publish date: Thursday، 11 August 2022
Video: UAE Announces New Generation of UAE Passports

A new generation of Emirati passports will be issued from 1st of September 2022, the Federal Authority for Identity, Citizenship, Customs and Ports Security (ICP), has announced.

The new version of the Emirati Passport enjoys unprecedented technical characteristics and very complex security specifications to restrict the attempts of forgery or falsification. It is also featured with printing the identification page of its holder using the polycarbonate instead of paper, which increases the efficiency of specialised printing supported by photos and security marks characterised by its thickness, to prevent damages.

Old Passport Holders 

The passports of the previous generation are considered valid and their holders can use them for travel until the expiry date of the passport approaches, while an application for renewal can be submitted to obtain the new generation upon entering within the renewal of crediting period which is designated with 6 months before the expiry date recorded in the document, demonstrating that the new passport is deemed an extension of the previous one without any change in the prescribed fees or the channels allocated for providing services of issue or renewing the passports through the website www.icp.gov.ae or the UAEICP smart application.

The holders of passports shall verify the validity of their documents for a period of no less than 6 months before they travel, with the possibility of issuing passports while being abroad through the UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation represented by embassies and consulates of the State.

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