UAE introduces service for renewing Emirates ID, Passport from abroad: Here's the procedure

10:33 PM | 29 May, 2023
UAE introduces service for renewing Emirates ID, Passport from abroad: Here's the procedure

DUBAI - In a significant development, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has launched a new service that allows individuals to renew their Emirates ID card and passport even from outside the country.

The Federal Authority for Identity and Citizenship, Customs, and Port Security has introduced this change, streamlining the renewal process for Emirati citizens abroad.

To get this service, there are some conditions that individuals must meet, the most important of which is that the applicants must personally apply for the transaction through the authority's dedicated smart application, ensuring their rightful ownership of the documents. This requirement ensures the integrity and security of the renewal process.

Nasser Ahmed Al-Abdouli, the Director of Customer Happiness Management at the Federal Authority for Identity and Citizenship, Customs, and Port Security, explained the renewal process for Emirati ID cards from overseas.

In an interview with an Arabic daily, he emphasized that the authority now exclusively offers the renewal service through its smart application. As per the guidelines, applications submitted through printing centers or by individuals other than the document owner within the UAE will be rejected if it is determined that the person is outside the country.

During a media interaction, Al-Abdouli also emphasized the importance of adhering to the guidelines, particularly when taking photographs for the documents. Complying with the official dress code is also crucial to the process.

In an effort to maintain strict standards and ensure the integrity of the renewal process, the authority has outlined nine specific criteria that must be met for the acceptance of personal photos submitted through their smart systems regardless of age.

These are:

  • Wearing the official attire of the United Arab Emirates

  • Allowing head coverings in accordance with customs and traditions

  • Using a white background

  • Providing a high-quality and recent coloured photo taken within the last six months (35-40 mm)

  • Ensuring the head is positioned straight and parallel to the camera lens

  • Maintaining a neutral facial expression

  • Keeping both eyes open and facing the camera without coloured contact lenses

  • Ensuring that glasses do not obstruct the eyes or cause reflections

  • The image resolution should be at least 600 dots per inch, free from ink marks or wrinkles

The authority has urged all applicants to double-check the accuracy and validity of their ID numbers and expiration dates when applying for renewal or replacement as well as the correctness of the data entered in the electronic form before making the payment to avoid any delays in processing their transactions, Khaleej Times reported.

Moreover, individuals are advised to verify the accuracy of their phone numbers, email addresses, and preferred delivery methods indicated in the electronic form.

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Today's currency exchange rates in Pakistan - Dollar, Euro, Pound, Riyal rates on October 1, 2023

KARACHI - Following are the foreign currency exchange rates for US Dollar, Saudi Riyal, UK Pound Sterling, U.A.E. Dirham, European Euro, and other foreign currencies in Pakistan open market on October 1, 2023 (Sunday).

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 286.05 289.15
Euro EUR  307 310
UK Pound Sterling GBP 353.3 357
U.A.E Dirham AED 80 80.8
Saudi Riyal SAR 76 76.75
Australian Dollar AUD 189 191
Bahrain Dinar BHD 778.84 786.84
Canadian Dollar CAD 220 222.2
China Yuan CNY 40.24 40.64
Danish Krone DKK 41.83 42.23
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 37.93 38.28
Indian Rupee INR 3.57 3.68
Japanese Yen JPY 1.63 1.71
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 945.27 954.27
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 62.62 63.22
New Zealand Dollar NZD 174.58 176.58
Norwegians Krone NOK 27.87 28.17
Omani Riyal OMR 762.31 770.31
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 80.69 81.39
Singapore Dollar SGD 208 210
Swedish Korona SEK 26.62 26.92
Swiss Franc CHF 323.01 325.51
Thai Bhat THB 8.12 8.27

Gold Rate in Pakistan Today – October 1, 2023

Today Gold Rate in Pakistan

KARACHI - The price of a single tola of 24-karat gold in Pakistan is Rs 202,800 on Sunday.

The price of 10 grams of 24k gold was recorded at Rs 173,870.

Likewise, 10 grams of 22k gold were being traded for Rs168,730 while a single tola of 22-karat gold was being sold at Rs196,807.

Note: The gold rate in Pakistan is fluctuating according to the international market so the price is never been fixed. The below rates are provided by local gold markets and Sarafa Markets of different cities.

Today Gold Price in Pakistan - 1 October 2023

City Gold Silver
Lahore PKR 202,800 PKR 2,420
Karachi PKR 202,800 PKR 2,420
Islamabad PKR 202,800 PKR 2,420
Peshawar PKR 202,800 PKR 2,420
Quetta PKR 202,800 PKR 2,420
Sialkot PKR 202,800 PKR 2,420
Attock PKR 202,800 PKR 2,420
Gujranwala PKR 202,800 PKR 2,420
Jehlum PKR 202,800 PKR 2,420
Multan PKR 202,800 PKR 2,420
Bahawalpur PKR 202,800 PKR 2,420
Gujrat PKR 202,800 PKR 2,420
Nawabshah PKR 202,800 PKR 2,420
Chakwal PKR 202,800 PKR 2,420
Hyderabad PKR 202,800 PKR 2,420
Nowshehra PKR 202,800 PKR 2,420
Sargodha PKR 202,800 PKR 2,420
Faisalabad PKR 202,800 PKR 2,420
Mirpur PKR 202,800 PKR 2,420


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