The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation has specified only 3 papers that citizens must submit to be able to renew their passport while they are abroad, a copy of the passport, a personal photo, and a letter explaining the reasons for staying outside the country.
She explained that citizens can apply for the passport renewal service by visiting the Emirati traveler's page on the ministry's website or the smart application (UAEMOFAIC), where many smart services are available, which can be accomplished with easy procedures to serve Emirati citizens, or contact the Ministry of Foreign Affairs call center. and international cooperation.
She indicated that UAE citizens abroad can apply for an emergency passport in case the passport is damaged or lost, and for details, you can visit the smart application or the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation.
She advised travelers to ensure that their passports are valid for a period that covers the travel period from leaving the country to returning to it, provided that the validity period is not less than six months, as well as the importance of identifying the most important developments related to travel to the intended destination, registering for my presence service, and making sure that there is no prevention Travel or suspension to fly in the destination country, and review the status of visa exemption before traveling to the intended destination.
She also called for obtaining global medical insurance, which includes insurance against the Corona virus, as its importance lies in obtaining the necessary health care, avoiding the risks of health complications due to infection with the virus, and avoiding incurring medical expenses and expenses while outside the country.
Request to issue a passport
UAE nationals can apply to issue or renew passports, or to replace lost or damaged passports through several channels, including:
General Directorates of Residency and Foreigners Affairs / Nationality Department
The online portal for citizenship and residency (eChannels).
Online passport issuance service for citizens - Federal Authority for Identity and Citizenship, Customs and Ports Security.
Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Sharjah airports.
The General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs at Abu Dhabi and Dubai airports provides a round-the-clock passport renewal service at the airport.
The passport is valid for a period not exceeding five years from the date of its issuance, or until all its pages expire, whichever comes first. Therefore, the passport is not valid for extension after its expiration date, but the holder must apply for a new passport.
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