Cancelling Emirates ID


Residents who intend to cancel their UAE residence visa for the purpose of leaving the country for good or for the purpose of changing jobs, are required to hand over their ID cards to the respective General Directorate for Residency and Foreigners Affairs.

The respective General Directorate for Residency and Foreigners Affairs will hand over the returned ID card to Emirates Identity Authority, which had issued the card.

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For more information regarding the Emirates ID, you could contact EIDA via the 'Ask Hamad' service or the phone by calling on 6005-30003.

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Updated on 07 Mar 2017
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