How to Check Emirates ID Fine Online

Aside from your passport, another important document that you should always take care of is your Emirates ID or UAE Resident Identity Card. This card is used in almost all government transactions, so you should always make sure that your Emirates ID is valid or updated.

Other then being an identity card, the Emirates ID is also used to keep track of violations and fines. Whenever a UAE resident breaks a traffic rule, commits a municipality violation or other actions — he/she incurs a fine, which needs to be settled accordingly. Otherwise, he/she may not be able to use and renew his/her Emirates ID.

How to Check Emirates ID Fine Online
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Guide to Checking Emirates ID Fine Online

As mentioned earlier, a resident who breaks traffic rules, municipality regulations, immigration laws, or other rules could face fines… or even jail time! Laws are meant to be followed, after all, and the penalty amount depends on the specific law or rule that was broken.

As for the Emirates ID, there are certain fines that are charged against this identity card. And so, before anything else, let us talk about the types of fines involved.

Types of Emirates ID Fines

Other than Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) fines and traffic fines, here are several types of fines/violations that are charged against a person’s Emirates ID:

  • Municipality violations;
  • COVID-19 violations;
  • Jaywalking violation;
  • Late Emirates ID registration; and
  • Other individual violations.

Fines may range between AED 100 and AED 10,000 — depending on the specific law and severity of the offense. Obviously, these fines need to be paid; otherwise, they will remain recorded in the Emirates identity system. You won’t be able to renew your Emirates ID unless you pay all of your outstanding fines.

How to Check Emirates ID Fines Online

Now that you have a better idea about the types of fines that could be charged against your Emirates ID, you’re probably wondering how to check these fines (if any). Here is a step-by-step guide on how you can check your fines online:

    1. Go to the official website of the Abu Dhabi Police Department.
    2. Select an option for checking your fines: (a) inquiry by traffic number; (b) inquiry by Emirates ID; (c) inquiry by vehicle plate; and (d) inquiry by driver’s license.
    3. After choosing an option, you will be asked to enter your Emirates ID number/
    4. Complete the “captcha” by entering the numbers and letters that appear in the picture. Then, click “submit.”
    5. If there are no fines charged against your Emirates ID, the screen will display: “There are no fines/penalties according to the conditions used in the inquiry process.” If you see this message, this means that you don’t have any fines to pay.
    6. However, if you do have outstanding fines charged against your Emirates ID, the screen will display information regarding your fine(s). Details may include: date of fine, fine number, amount of fine, location of fine, driving license number, plate number, etc.

NOTE: Aside from using the Abu Dhabi Police official website, you can also use their mobile application to check your Emirates ID fines. The Abu Dhabi Police mobile app can be downloaded from Google Play Store or App Store.

How to Check Emirates ID Fines in Dubai

For residents who are based in Dubai, you might be thinking about how to check your Emirates ID fines online. Here is a step-by-step procedure:

  1. Go to the official website of the Dubai Police Department.
  2. From the “Services” menu, choose “Traffic Fine,” then “Access Fine.”
  3. Provide information regarding your fine(s), such as: fine number, driving license number, plate number, etc.
  4. The screen will show details regarding your fine, including date of fine, amount of fine, location of fine, and so on.
  5. You can now pay your fine(s) through the website by using a debit card or credit card to make your payment(s).

How to Pay Emirates ID Fines

As mentioned earlier, you can immediately pay your fines online after checking them through the police department website or mobile apps. In addition, there are other ways for you to make your payments: Abu Dhabi Police e-service, Emirates Vehicle Gate, TAMM, Ministry of Interior website, and self-service kiosks.

1. Abu Dhabi Police e-Service

Before making any payments through the Abu Dhabi Police e-Service, you need to create an account with your Emirates ID and a valid email address. After creating a username and password, you can now access the e-service to make payments by using a debit card or credit card.

2. Emirates Vehicle Gate

The Emirates Vehicle Gate (EVG) is another digital platform where you can make payments online. Aside from enabling you to pay your fines, you can also make transactions regarding insurance, policy renewals, and accident claims. EVG also has a mobile app where you can conduct these transactions.


TAMM is a service provided by the Abu Dhabi Police Department. You can log in using your SmartPass or UAE Pass. To pay your fines, you’ll need to enter your Emirates ID, as well as your car’s license plate (in case of traffic fines).

4. Ministry of Interior Website

Just like the above platforms, the Ministry of Interior (MOI) website features an electronic services section where you can pay your fines. To use the service, you need to create an account on the website, or log in using your UAE Pass.

In addition to the website, the MOI has mobile apps that you can download via App Store or Google Play Store. You can also use these to make payments for fines.

5. Self-Service Kiosks

As the name says, self-service kiosks are places where you can inquire about your fines, make payments, and conduct other government transactions. These kiosks are located all over the emirates; all you have to do is enter your Emirates ID number and provide other details to start your transaction.

The Bottom Line

Once again, the Emirates ID is an important document with multiple purposes: identification, banking, government transactions, and more. Wherever you go in the UAE, you should always have your Emirates ID with you. As much as possible, you should also abide by the law to avoid any fines. In case you do incur a fine, be sure to settle it immediately to avoid any further problems.

On the other hand, if you are just starting to apply for an Emirates ID, or if you need to renew your card, keep in mind that you’ll need to submit your biometrics. Here is a list of biometrics centres where you can go to when applying for or renewing your Emirates ID.