Identity documents in the UAE have got some major security upgrades. Starting September 2022, the Federal Authority for Identity, Citizenship, Customs and Ports Security (ICP) will start issuing a new generation of the Emirati passports.
Residents have already started receiving upgraded Emirates IDs that boast a host of advanced features.
Both documents are part of the ‘new generation of Emirati passports and national ID card project’, which was launched in June 2021.
The new passports
>> Technical characteristics and complex security specifications restrict forgery attempts.
>> Identification page is made of polycarbonate instead of paper. This increases the efficiency of specialised printing supported by photos and security marks characterised by its thickness to prevent damages.
>> Laser technologies and three-dimensional tangible elements are used to boost quality.
>> Enhanced protection of invisible data.
>> Advanced technical and technological characteristics like higher chip capacity and non-touch data reading feature.
>> High-quality card with a longer life. Polycarbonate is used for a life service exceeding 10 years.
>> Consolidated 3D photo, with laser printing feature authenticated with the date of birth.
>> Additional fields with codes for professional data, issuing authority and population group.
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