ICA launches new, upgraded version of the Emirates ID

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The new Emirates IDs, like the new generation of Emirati passports, will feature an updated design, and incorporate high-security features that better prevent forgery….reports Asian Lite News

The Federal Authority for Identity and Citizenship (ICA) announced the launch of the new and upgraded version of the Emirates ID card and the start of its issuance to customers, as part of the new generation of Emirati passports and national identity card project.

Major General Suhail Saeed Al Khaili, Acting Director General of the ICA confirmed that “issuing the new generation of the Emirates ID comes within the framework of achieving the vision of the UAE government to develop the system and quality of population data, and provide it with an advanced system based on best practices and international standards in managing personal identity and providing high quality services.”

The new Emirates IDs, like the new generation of Emirati passports, will feature an updated design, and incorporate high-security features that better prevent forgery.

Residents who had applied to renew their Emirates IDs were using an electronic version of the identity card, while waiting for the new generation IDs.

The authority posted photos of the new design and described its advanced security features.

The new card has a longer service life of more than 10 years. It features additional fields like professional data, issuing authority and population group.

The ICA had earlier rolled out an electronic version of the ID via the authority’s app.

The Emirates ID is an identity card issued by the ICA, which is a legal requirement for all UAE citizens and residents.

New designs for Emirati passports and Emirates IDs were first announced in November last year after a Cabinet meeting chaired by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai.

The new identity documents feature additional visual and electronic security features to combat identity fraud and to strengthen national and international confidence in travel documents.

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