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DUBAI – If your Emirates ID card expired after March 1 at the height of the coronavirus pandemic, you may apply for exemption from fines when you renew your ID card.
The Federal Authority for Identity and Citizenship (ICA) launched a link in its portal for qualified Emiratis, GCC nationals and expats to apply for exemption from fines.
Start here: https://www.ica.gov.ae
The ICA grants exemption from administrative delay fees or fines due to a “delay resulting from a facility default or ICA systems or staff, a printing office approved by ICA, resulting in delay in registration or ID renewal”.
The UAE imposed movement restriction for months in an effort to curb the spread of coronavirus. As a result, businesses and government offices were closed.
UAE authorities announced that those with Emirates ID that expired between March 1 and July 12 will be given a three-month grace period from July 12 to renew their Emirates ID without paying fines.
Failure to renew the Emirates ID on deadline will result in a fine of Dh20 per day, with a maximum fine of Dh1,000.
– A person who left the UAE and stayed for over 3 months outside the UAE or the resident whose residency expires while being outside the UAE and his ID card expired after the departure date, provided he proves this with the date recorded in his travel document.
– A person whose ID card expired after being departed by an administrative order or decision or a court judgement or whose passport is held under legal proceedings or due to the renewal of passport, provided he proves this by a letter or receipt from the competent authority who departed him or detained him under legal proceedings, or by passport renewal receipt.
– A person who suffers from an infectious disease or bedridden, or who has total or partial disability, provided he proves this by a medical certificate issued by the competent authority in the country.
– Heads, members and staff of diplomatic and consular missions, and international organizations in the UAE
– Anyone above 70 years old who is unable to visit registration centers in the different emirates, provided this is proved by the family book, passport or other approved document identifying the customer’s age.
– Beneficiaries of social insurance and their dependents, according to a formal certificate issued by the Ministry of Social Affairs or competent authorities in the UAE.
– A person for whom no ID card is issued for the period preceding nationalization and issuing a family book. ICA/Expat Media
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