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Dubai: When it comes to residents and citizens in the UAE, their Emirates ID serves as their primary means of identification. But what happens if your Emirates ID has expired and is currently undergoing the renewal process, or worse, if you happen to misplace it?

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Instructions for utilizing the UAE Pass Application and obtaining entry to your digital Emirates ID:

In the unfortunate event of losing your Emirates ID, the first step to take is reporting it to the Federal Authority for Identity, Citizenship, Customs and Port Securدity (ICP) and initiating the application process for a replacement. However, during the printing of the new Emirates ID, you can avail yourself of a complimentary digital version through either the ICP app called 'UAEICP' or the UAE Pass app. The UAE Pass app serves as a national digital identity platform for citizens and residents in the country,So, if you ever find yourself in a situation where you require your ID details but don't possess the physical card, here are three alternative methods to access the digital version.

1. Utilizing the UAE Pass app

The UAE Pass app offers users the convenience of signing in to multiple government websites using just one account, granting access to thousands of services ,Moreover, this app also securely stores all your official government documents at no cost. These documents include your Emirates ID, residency permit, and driver's license.

To make use of the UAE Pass app and access your digital Emirates ID, follow these steps:

Begin by downloading the app from either the Apple App Store or Google Play Store. Then, register on the app by entering your Emirates ID number and completing the identity verification process through facial recognition. For a comprehensive guide on app registration, please click here, Once you've set up your account, follow the instructions below:

1. Launch the app and tap on 'Add Documents' on the home page.
2. Scroll down and select the category 'Federal Authority for Identity, Citizenship, Customs & Port Security (ICP)'.
3. Choose 'Emirates ID Card' and scan your face. Subsequently, the app will add your digital Emirates ID to the documents folder.
4. Tap on 'Documents' at the bottom of your mobile screen to view your Emirates ID and download a PDF version onto your phone.

2. Accessing the digital Emirates ID through the 'UAEICP' app

The 'UAEICP' app is compatible with both Apple and Android devices. To view your digital Emirates ID, you must log in using your UAE Pass account , After logging in to the app, select the 'Emirates ID' category on the homepage. Then, tap on your name to access the digital version of your Emirates ID. Additionally, you can download the Emirates ID as a PDF file and access it offline.

3. Retrieving Emirates ID details via QR Code

In a similar vein, if your current Emirates ID has expired and you are awaiting a new one, you have the option to generate a Quick Response (QR) code using the 'UAEICP' app. This code allows you to carry out transactions and processes that necessitate the submission of your ID for verification purposes ,The 'UAEICP' app, available for both Android and Apple devices, does not require account creation to generate a QR code for your Emirates ID. Instead, you must provide either your passport details, unified number, or Emirates ID number , To generate the QR code and access your Emirates ID details, follow these steps:

1. Launch the app and tap on 'Emirates ID QR Code' on the home page.
2. Choose whether you wish to be verified by your mobile number or personal information. If

you select the mobile number option, you will need to input your unified number or Emirates ID number.
3. Alternatively, you can select personal information and provide your nationality, passport type, passport number, date of birth, and 'sponsor number' – the latter referring to the number of individuals under your sponsorship. If you have no dependents, enter '0'.
4. Once you've entered the required information, tap the 'submit' button.
5. You will receive a QR code that contains all your Emirates ID details. Additionally, you can scroll down to view your Emirates ID number, unified number, and expiry date.

This QR code can be scanned by departments or organizations where your Emirates ID is required. Consider it a temporary solution for conducting government transactions.

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