United Arab Emirates – Original Emirates ID Card Now Required for Medical Fitness Renewal

What is changing?

Effective December 10, 2017, an original Emirates ID card is required in order to submit a Medical Fitness Renewal.

Who will be affected?

  • All clients applying for Medical Fitness Renewals

What to Expect

In the event the applicant’s original Emirates ID has been lost, then this will impact the processing timeline of the renewal process, as a new lost/stolen Emirates ID application has to be applied for and secured before proceeding with the renewal of the application. This will result in an addition of ten (10) working days to the existing timeline of the residence visa renewal process.

Previously, applicants’ original Emirates ID cards were only required for validation purposes when typing the application.

What you need to do

Planning ahead

  • Contact your Emigra Worldwide representative for further details on how these updates may impact you or your client.