For Foreigners: If you somehow manage to spend at least 20 years in the UAE you will get your UAE passport. Because permanent residency is banned to foreigners under The Emirati law it will be a daunting task to achieve so you will have to renew your visa from time to time. It doesn’t matter if you are living in, Dubai, Abu Dhabi or Sharjah, be an upstanding citizen you will have to follow all legalities.
Get the Passport Application Form: You have been provided an access to apply for the Passport through online registration via DNRD website. if you have successfully entered your information, get print outs of the application form. If you can’t access the online application form then contact the Emirates Identity Authority or DNRD office to get Passport application form.
How to fill the Form: The Passport Application Form is processed and verified through the Electronic bar code machines. Please follow the instructions given below:
(a) Please provide the information in capital letters to fill up the application form. Information provided in the passport form will be printed as it is on your passport. For that reason, you have to be watchful to fill up the application form and avoid overwriting & mistakes.
(b). Use black or blue ball pen only, avoid pencils or ink pen to fill the application form.
(c). While filling up the information, please leave one box as a blank to separate the first and last name.
(d). The Characters in each box should not touch the boundary of the box. Keep in mind that you have to adjust the information within the given number of boxes. Avoid writing any information or comments outside the box
(e). Any Application without complete information will be discarded.
Where to Submit: Once you have completed the application and you have submitted the form for a UAE passport. You are advised to pick the passport up at the Dubai Naturalization and Residency Department (DNRD). You will be requested to provide various supporting documents such as reference letters, bank statements, past visas and identifying documents.
Visit DNRD website
Contact Number: +971-4-3980000, +971-4-3139999
Location: Jebel Ali Freezone, Mina Jebel Ali, United Arab Emirates. View map
For more information, please feel free to get in touch with the Dubai Government Contact Centre using any of the channels listed below.
Phone: +971 2 446 2244
Phone from within the UAE: 800 555
Phone from outside the UAE: +971 2 666 4442
Prepare for the Interview: You will appear for an interview with a DNRD committee they will determine whether you are eligible for a passport or not. Wait patiently for the DNRD's response. If your application went successful, a UAE passport will be issued.