How to Change Mobile Number in Emirates ID Online?

Have you obtained a new Emirates phone number and are wondering how to update it in Emirates ID? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered, as we will take you through a detailed guideline on how to change your Emirates ID mobile number. 

Let’s take the example of a UAE resident named Bilal. He just registered a new contact in the UAE and is confused as to how to update mobile number in Emirates ID. As a result, he is unsure of what consequences he will have to endure if he fails to do so in time.

However, Bilal, educated and committed, ensures he keeps his information updated at all costs. Still, he is unaware of the procedure for the mobile number change in the UAE ID.

Citizens of the UAE think that updating one’s contact on the ID card is a tough procedure. This is the reason why they avoid getting their number updated. However, this does not apply to newcomers and they should get their Emirates ID information updated as soon as possible.

Steps to Update Your Mobile Number in Emirates ID

Change Mobile Number in Emirates ID

Following is the detailed procedure to learn how to change your Emirates ID phone number. 

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How to Change Mobile Number in Emirates ID Free Using ICA Smart 

There are many advantages of having your Emirates ID mobile number change. In this guide, we will take you through the process of number change online using ICA UAE Smart Services. 

Step 01: Visit the official website of ICA Smart Services. You will come across a table as shown in the image below.


Step 02: Now, correctly enter your information on the website. The information required is:

  • Nationality
  • Identity Number
  • Family Book Number
  • Passport No.
  • Name (in English)
  • Date of Birth
  • Email

Step 03: Now you can change the Emirates ID number by putting your new ICA UAE contact number in the form. By doing so you can easily change your contact number with the existing one.

You have now changed your contact on the Emirates ID and are now registered with your number. You just have to go through a few formalities now.

As soon as you update your phone, the authority will send you a one-time code also known as the OTP. You will receive this code on your new ICA number which is recently registered and now you have to enter this OTP code on the website which will be asking for it by then.

After entering the OTP code on the website, you can perform the security check as instructed on the website and now you are done with the ICA mobile number update process.

Step 04: You will now find the fee required for changing your mobile number on the ICA smart services website, as shown in the image below.


Step 05: Now you can pay your fee by putting in your debit or credit card details for your ICA update mobile number. After that, you have successfully updated your mobile number on Emirates ID.


After paying your fee for the change of phone number on Emirates ID, a form will appear, wherein you will have to enter your new contact number as well as address.  Through this process, the ICA contact number will be changed. You can also change your other information like a change of nationality (non-Emirati or Emirati), gender, residence, etc.


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