The UAE Pass is currently the only way for citizens to access all government services, with the UAE SmartPass slated to expire in December 2020. Each person receives a national digital identification through the official online system, which they may use to access a number of federal and municipal government services with only one application. You won’t need several usernames and passwords any more thanks to the UAEPASS.
What you need to know about the new UAEPASS is provided below.
THE UAEPASS: WHAT IS IT?
A key component of the UAE’s long-term development objectives, including the provision of sustainable infrastructure and environment, the UAE Pass was introduced in 2018.
The “First National Digital Identity,” also known as the UAEPASS, is a helpful tool for remote identification while using online government services. The genuine identity of a person or entity in the UAE can only be represented by this digital ID.
Residents will be able to access more than 5,000 government e-services with a single user account and password thanks to the UAEPASS. The SmartPass and DubaiID systems that were previously in use will soon be replaced by this smart-access device.
WHAT MAKES IT DIFFERENT FROM THE SMARTPASS AND THE DUBAIID?
Dubai Smart Government (DSG) and Emirates Identity Authority introduced DubaiID specifically for inhabitants of Dubai (EIDA). As the name implies, it provided users with a single point of access to all eServices offered by the Dubai government via their computers or cellphones.
The UAE SmartPass allows for standardized data entry for online government services, just like the Dubai ID does for citizens of the capital city and the other Northern Emirates. It offered customers the ability to update their profiles, request a reset of the Emirates ID pin number, and see a list of their prior transactions in addition to a single account and password.
Smart Dubai, the Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA), and the Abu Dhabi Digital Authority collaborated to create UAE Pass. In the UAE, all online government transactions, such as paying utility bills and submitting applications for residency visas, would use this single login electronic signature in place of DubaiID and SmartPass solutions. Your UAE Pass generates an electronic signature that is accepted in all emirates for transactions and paperwork.
HOW TO APPLY FOR A UAE PASS
Online registration for the UAE Pass is the first step, followed by physical verification at a specified kiosk. You must: in order to register for an online UAE Pass:
- Install the UAE PASS app on your smartphone.
- To begin the verification procedure, scan your genuine Emirates ID.
- Check the data and create a pin number (not to be shared with anyone)
- Visit a UAE PASS kiosk close by to complete the verification.
- Simply insert your Emirates ID into the self-service machine and adhere to the onscreen instructions.
- Your UAE PASS login information may be obtained by scanning your fingerprint.
PROVIDERS OF UAE PASS SERVICES
- General Authority of Islamic Affairs and Endowments
- Emirates Development Bank
- Emirates Post Group
- Emirates Authority for Standardization and Metrology
- Federal Customs Authority
- Federal Electricity & Water Authority
- General Pension and Social
- Security Authority
- Federal Authority For Identity And Citizenship
- Ministry of Education
- Ministry of Human Resources & Emiratisation
- Ministry Of Climate Change and Environment
- Ministry of Health and Prevention
- Ministry of Interior
- Department of Economic Development (DED)
- Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA)
- Dubai Health Authority (DHA)
- Dubai Land Department (DLD)
- Dubai Municipality
- Dubai Police
- Smart Dubai
- Roads and Transport Authority (RTA)
- Sharjah Airport International Free Zone
- Sharjah Municipality
- Social Services Department
- Ajman Department of Municipality & Planning
- Ajman Police General Headquarters
- Department of Tourism Development
- Ras Al Khaimah Police GHQ
- Umm Al Quwain Smart Government Department
- Fujairah Port
- Fujairah Police
- Abu Dhabi Digital Authority (TAMM)
Locations of UAE Pass Kiosks in Dubai and Other Emirates
The following places around the nation have UAE Pass kiosks:
- Smart Dubai Government – Dubai Design District
- DEWA Offices
- Dubai Municipality Offices
- Dubai Economic Department Offices
- Directorate Of Residency And Foreigners Affairs
- Al Safeer Center
- Bateen Mall
- Abu Dhabi Cooperative Society
- Deerfields Mall
- Abu Dhabi Police, IT and Telecommunication Department
- Tasheel center Sharjah Samnan
- Safeer Mall
- KM Trading Shopping Centre
- Nesto Al Wafa General Trading
- Awqaf – Sahara Centre
- Ajman Department of Economic Development
- Ajman Markets & Co-operative Society
- Safeer Hypermarket
- Palm Centre
CAN I STILL USE MY SMARTPASS/DUBAIID?
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF THE UAE PASS?
Using a UAE Pass has two primary advantages. You are given a single login for all online government websites and associated services at first. The second feature of the UAE Pass is the legal acceptance of digital signatures, which may be used to electronically sign crucial papers without having to go to a service center.
CAN I TRANSFER FROM A SMARTPASS TO A UAE PASS?
HOW SECURE IS MY DIGITAL SIGNATURE?
The SHA-256 hashing method is utilized to safeguard your digital signature in the UAE PASS. The National Security Agency (NSA) in the US created the Standard Hashing Algorithm (SHA), which has a “one-way cryptographic function.” This provides the highest level of protection for your digital identity because nobody can decrypt it back to the original text.
IF SO, HOW MUCH IS IT PAID?
CAN YOU USE THE UAEPASS DIGITAL SIGNATURE?
WHAT DIFFERENT UAE PASS SERVICE CHANNELS ARE THERE?
The UAEPass services can be accessed using the:
- Smartphone application (available on both iOS and Android)
- Self-service website (available on uaepass.ae)
- UAE Pass Kiosks
WHOSE CONTACT NUMBER IS UAE PASS?
Contact the UAEPass helpdesk at: 600-560-000
This concludes our overview of the UAE SmartPass, which will be replaced by the UAE PASS starting in July 2020. This program fits in with the nation’s goal to improve its intelligence and well-being in the run-up to the UAE Centennial in 2071. Making the UAE’s government the best in the world and competitive with the world’s top economies is the aim of the Centennial Plan for the country’s next 50 years.
The general well-being of its residents is another concern for the UAE. Because of this, the government introduced the National Program for Happiness and Positivity in February 2016 and the Happiness Ministry UAE in March of the same year.