x Abu Dhabi, UAEWednesday 17 January 2018

How to get your Emirates ID in 24 hours in the UAE

Emirates ID Authority launches a fast-track service to those in a hurry to get their ID cards.

A newly launched fast-track service allows applicants to obtain their Emirates ID cards within 24 hours, an official at the Emirates ID Authority (Eida) said on Tuesday.

The service, which costs Dh150 and is available in four Eida centres so far, enables the applicant to report directly to the registration centre without stopping by a typing office, Ayesha Al Rissi, head of the central operations sector at Eida, told The National's Arabic-language sister paper, Al Ittihad.

The service is currently available at the Musaffah and Al Wahda centres, at Al Brarsha centre in Dubai and at the Sharjah centre, Ms Al Rissi said.

"Eida plans to gradually launch the service in most of its permanent centres nationwide over the coming period."