Emirates ID card holds new features
The increasing diverse population of UAE demands making life easier and UAE is continuously thriving ways to improvise their technology in all aspects so it could remain competitive in the international arena. This year the population in UAE exceeds 10million. One of such innovation has been brought up in its new Emirates ID aimed at simplifying the way residents interact with the government.
The UAE’s Federal Authority for Identity and Citizenship (ICA) issues the Emirates ID which is the mandatory identity card for all its citizens and residents. It is legal requirement for all UAE citizens and residents to apply for an Emirates ID and carry it with them at all the time.
The Emirates ID underwent several changes over the years. In 2016, Emirates ID has been replaced with health insurance cards. Now it has replaced the paper stickers on our passport, so the passports of foreign residents’ will no longer have a page of UAE Residency visa stamped on it. This reduces the paperwork associated with it and saves much time. And soon it will replace our debit card and driving license too.
The design for new Emirates ID 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 Emirates ID card has been prepared after scrupulous study and preparation. The enhanced card integrates advanced features to promise more safety, security and ensuring privacy to its cardholder.
The ICA had earlier rolled out an electronic version of the ID via the authority’s app.
|1. Enhanced Protection of non-visible data|
|2. A high-quality card with a longer service life|
|3. A consolidated 3D picture|
|4. Advanced technical and technological characteristics|
|5. Inclusion of Additional fields and codes definition|
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Five Features of the new Emirates ID:
1. Enhanced Protection of non-visible data:
The new Emirates ID assures protection of non-visible data as the personal data will not be visible to any third-party persons or entities. The data is read through the E-link system with the ICA.
2. A high-quality card with a longer service life:
The card is made using polycarbonate which is a lightweight material with high durability and longevity that helps to extend the service life of the card to over 10 years.
3. A consolidated 3D picture:
The laser printing feature will be authenticated with the cardholder’s date of birth.
4. Advanced technical and technological characteristics:
The card’s chip will have a higher chip capacity and non-touch data reading features. The Wi-Fi enabled chip in the Emirates ID will help in non-touch data reading.
5. Inclusion of Additional fields and codes definition:
New information like professional data, issuing Authority and population group is added to the card.