UAE simplifies process for immigration related documents: Here are the changes

09:41 PM | 2 May, 2024
UAE simplifies process for immigration related documents: Here are the changes

DUBAI - The government of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has simplified the process for getting immigration-related documents in a major relief for immigrants.

According to the fresh rules, the Federal Authority for Identity, Citizenship, Customs and Port Security (ICP) has streamlined the process for the issuance of passports for Emiratis, as well as Emirates ID and residency permits for expatriates.

As far as the simplification is concerned, previously, these services required four steps, but now it is only a single-step process to make it more convenient for customers.

The move comes as the emirate is going forward with its Zero Government Bureaucracy programme aimed at making public service delivery more efficient and simple.

As part of the simplification, several fields have been eliminated from the service requests. For instance, for passport services, four out of ten fields have been removed, while for the ID card and residence permit services, six fields have been eliminated.

According to the changes, the customer's last registered address is now displayed, and all remaining fields are automatically filled out based on the principle of requesting data once, Khaleej Times reported.

Besides, attachments previously required for these services have also been reduced. This means that the personal photo attachment is no longer necessary for passport services, and for ID card and residence permit services, all three main attachments, including the passport attachment, the summary of registration for citizens, and the personal photo, have been eliminated.

It has to be clarified that the customers can still change the data and photos that are retrieved from the system. Furthermore, the need for a passport loss circular document has been replaced by an electronic circular, and the health insurance document for residents is retrieved through institutional linkage.

The changes are so comprehensive in nature that ICP has introduced smart payment channels such as Apple Pay and Google Pay, which have simplified the payment process and reduced the time needed for processing the application. 

It is to be clarified that the United Arab Emirates is home to millions of foreign workers and simplifying the process would benefit them to save time and avoid the hassle of excessive paperwork.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk


Currency Rates Today - Pakistani Rupee to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, Riyal - 14 July 2024

Pakistani currency rates against US Dollar and other currencies on July 14, 2024 (Sunday) in open market.

USD to PKR Rate Today

US dollar was being quoted at 279.8 for buying and 280.75 for selling. Euro's buying rate moves up to 301.25 and selling rate is 303.15.

British Pound rate is 355.15 for buying, and 358.65 for selling. UAE Dirham AED was at 76.5 and Saudi Riyal lowered to 73.65.

Currency Rates Today

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 08:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.8 280.75
Euro EUR 301.25  303.15
UK Pound Sterling GBP 355.15 358.65
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.5 77.25
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.65 74.37
Australian Dollar AUD 184.55 186.35
Bahrain Dinar BHD 741 749
Canadian Dollar CAD 203.75 205.75
China Yuan CNY 38.35 38.75
Danish Krone DKK 40.05 40.45
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.7 36.05
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.43
Japanese Yen JPY 1.91 1.99
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 908.25 917.35
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.95 59.75
New Zealand Dollar NZD 169.24 171.24
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.04 26.34
Omani Riyal OMR 722.87 730.89
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.39 77.09
Singapore Dollar SGD 202 204
Swedish Korona SEK 26.5 26.8
Swiss Franc CHF 309.15 311.65
Thai Bhat THB 7.5 7.65


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