9 new standards for accepting identity and passport renewal requests in the UAE

The Federal Authority for Identity and Citizenship in the United Arab Emirates has identified 9 new standards for accepting the application for renewal of identity and passports in the Emirates.

Identity and Nationality Specifies the standards for personal photos when issuing and renewing identity cards and passports

Finally, the Federal Authority for Identity and Nationality, Customs and Ports Security updated the criteria for including personal photos within the electronic submission stages of requests for issuance and renewal of passports and Emirates identity, in line with the international standards of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO).

Criteria for accepting the personal photo for the issuance and renewal of the ID

The authority stated that there are nine standards that must be taken into account, to enable the acceptance of the personal image through smart systems for all age groups, namely:
Regarding the dress code, wear the official uniform of the UAE.
As for the head covering, it is allowed according to customs and traditions.
The background must be white and the image must be in color with high quality.
Photographs must be recent, no more than six months old (35-40 mm).
The position of the head must be straight, not tilted, and parallel to the photographic lens.
Facial expressions should be neutral (natural, not exaggerated).
The eyes must be open towards the camera, and without using colored lenses.
Glasses must be acceptable if they do not obscure the eyes and do not represent light reflection.
The image must have a resolution of at least 600 dpi, without ink marks or wrinkles.

Photocopies that are not accepted when submitting an application for identity issuance or renewal of identity or passports

The authority warned that personal photos subject to programs related to the inclusion of modifications or improvements could not be accepted.

The UAE digital government confirmed that the identity card issued by the state must be renewed within 30 days of its expiration date, and in the event that it is not renewed, a delay fine will be imposed.

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