Urgent: ID card instead of residency sticker on expatriate passports

A new circular in the United Arab Emirates: the identity card instead of the residence sticker on the passports of residents.

The Federal Authority for Identity, Nationality, Customs and Ports Security issued a circular to the General Authority of Civil Aviation, that the work of the residence voucher for foreigners in the country has been suspended, provided that the identity card issued to the foreigner is considered in proving his residence in the country, as of April 11.

The authority stated that Cabinet Resolution No. (2/31 and) for the year 2022 AD, Session No. 2 containing the suspension of work on issuing residency vouchers to foreigners in the country, was issued, provided that the identity card issued to the foreigner is considered in proving his residence in the country, in implementation of the government's directions aimed at developing services and upgrading To achieve the highest levels of customer happiness.

She pointed out that the issuance of the residence voucher for foreigners in the country will be suspended, and the identity card issued to the foreigner will be considered in proving his residence in the country as of April 11, calling for the circulation of the new procedures to airlines so that they can verify the effectiveness of the residence through the early inquiry center through (No. Passport - and Emirates ID card, which contains residency data).