The updated version of the new Emirates ID has some amazing features. If you have recently applied for a new Emirates ID, it will take some time for you to receive the hard copy. The Federal Authority for Identity and Citizenship (ICA) has revealed five new features for the Emirates ID on August 7th. Though the fee for the Emirates ID is still the same.
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Here are the five new features according to the ICA:
- Enhanced protection of non-visible data: Reading through the E-link system with the ICA.
- A high-quality card with a longer service life: Using polycarbonate, increasing the card’s service life to over 10 years.
- A consolidated 3D photo: A laser printing feature will be authenticated with the holder’s date of birth.
- Advanced technical and technological characteristics: Higher chip capacity and non-touch data reading feature.
- Additional fields and codes definition: Professional data, issuing authority and population group.