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New Diplomatic, Consular, International Organizations, Special ID Cards Issuance

This service enables applicants to request for Diplomatic, Consular, International Organizations and Special ID cards as residence permits for their holders. The cards must be presented at UAE airports on arrival and departure, and must be returned to MoFA by the embassy on final departure of their holder from the UAE.



Service Procedures

  • Log into one of  MoFA’s smart channels by selecting “Companies and Institutions” to enter the username and password shared with entities authorized to apply for the service.
  • Select the “New Diplomatic, Consular, International Organizations, Special ID Cards Issuance” service option. Next, click on “Start Service” to fill in the service form and attach the required documents.
  • You will receive a confirmation email with a reference number.
  • You will receive an email informing you that the ID card is ready and that it has been sent by courier.

Service Fees
Service Type
Main - Procedural
Service Time
15 working days
Total Transactions

Service Beneficiaries

  • Administrative staff and their children who hold special passports, for a mission and official service only, and for staff working in consulates and embassies of their country accredited to the UAE (Abu Dhabi).
  • Heads of Regional and International Organizations accredited to the UAE and their family members (spouse and children), according to the provisions set forth in the headquarters agreement.
  • Diplomatic staff members in Foreign Missions accredited to the UAE and their families (spouse and children).

Required Documents

  • A colour copy of the passport with an entry stamp
  • A personal photo with white background
  • A copy of the visa, if any

Service Application Channels

Service Delivery Channels

Service Procedures

Service steps

Sustainable Development Goals

Goal 17: Partnerships for the Goals

Terms and Conditions

  • The application must be correctly filled
  • The mission must ensure that the staff member does not have a valid residence visa on the passport when applying for the card
  • Check the passport expiry date to ensure that it does not exceed six months

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