Fines will be waived for renewal of expired Emirates ID

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Fines from renewal of expired Emirates IDs could be waived if applicants submit their forms online and if they have a valid reason of delaying the renewal process.

According to a report from Gulfnews newspaper:
"Typically, those who fail to renew their Emirates IDs within 30 days after its expiry incur fines of Dh20 per day up to a maximum amount of Dh1,000.

The electronic form is available on the Emirates ID website. Residents must first create an account and complete 10 steps to fill out the renewal application. The last step involves paying for the new or renewed ID, and applicants can then select an option for the late fine waiver.
To be exempted from the fine, users must upload certain documents, or hand them over at an Emirates ID service centre. Once these are handed in, the applicant will be informed within 48 hours whether the fine has been waived, it was reported in Arabic daily,
When an applicant is granted a waiver, he or she can log on to the website again and make the regular payment for ID renewal. Alternatively, the fees can be paid at an authorised typing centre.
On the other hand, if the waiver is declined, the applicant will still have to pay the fine along with the renewal fee.
Reasons that qualify an applicant for a fine waiver are listed on the Emirates ID website, and include cases in which an applicant is out of the UAE for six months, or when there is a service error on the part of the Emirates ID or its authorised typing centres.
A further comment from the Emirates ID on why the waiver is granted was not available before print deadline."
From the Emirates ID Authority website, applicants who have the following reasons can apply for exemption from fines:

Applying for exemption from late fines

All UAE and GCC citizens and expatriate residents, who failed to get their ID cards or the ID cards of those under their sponsorship issued or renewed in the stipulated timeframe, can apply for exemption from late fines if they fulfil one of the following criteria:
  • A person who left the country and lived outside the UAE for more than three months, or a resident whose residency expired while abroad or whose ID card validity expired after his departure from the UAE. This has to be established with the help of the travel document.
  • A person whose ID card validity expired while abroad as a result of an executive or judicial decree or whose passport is detailed in a case or due to its renewal. He has to prove it with an official letter from the relevant authorities that has decreed his departure or detailed his passport in a case or for purposes of renewal.
  • A person bed-ridden or suffering from a contagious disease or partial or full disability. This has to be proven with a medical certificate issued by relevant authorities in the country.
  • Staff of diplomatic or consular missions in the country and those under their care  
  • Elderly people above the age of 70 who are unable to visit the customer services centres. They have to prove their age with their family book, passport or any other authentic document.
  • People subject to social security and those under their sponsorship. They have to prove their status with an official certificate issued by the Ministry of Social Affairs or other relevant authorities.
  • A person for whom the ID card was not issued during the period before he obtained UAE citizenship or family book.
  • Delays in the registration or issuance of ID card on account of errors of documentation or due to the Emirates ID’s systems or one of its staff members or typing offices assigned by it.

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