Penalties for violating UAE legislation of renewing/obtaining visas and Emirates IDs

The Federal Authority for Identity, Citizenship, Customs and Port Security (ICP) has developed a classification of administrative offences related to obtaining and renewing visas and Emirates IDs. Individuals and legal entities that violate these laws could face fines ranging from AED 20 (USD 5.5) to AED 20K (USD 5,5K).

If you fail to renew your Emirates ID within 30 days after it expires, you will be fined AED 20 (USD 5.5) everyday until the issue is resolved. This does not apply to individuals who left the UAE before their card expired and spent more than three months outside the Emirates. Moreover, anyone who was deported or was not issued an Emirates ID prior to receiving UAE citizenship and a Family Book will not be fined.

A penalty of AED 100 (USD 27) is imposed for the incorrect printing of a user's application.

Furthermore, a fine of AED 500 (USD 136) is levied for violations such as:

  • An organisation providing ICP with information from an individual who is not among its authorised representatives
  • A company representative conducting transactions through e-dirham that are unrelated to the organisation's activities
  • Expiry of an authorised company representative's card
  • Failure to present an authorised company representative's card when conducting transactions
  • Non-compliance with service centre regulations
  • Non-compliance with obligations to the ICP

Providing the Federal Authority with incorrect or false data incurs a fine of AED 3K (USD 817).

A fine of AED 5K (USD 1.4K) is imposed in three cases:

  • Obstructing ICP employees’ work
  • Refusal to cooperate with ICP representatives
  • Non-payment for services provided by ICP

Any company that does not explicitly conduct some type of business, but has applied for an entry permit or opened a visa for an employee will be fined AED 20K (USD 5.5K).

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