Unified Number in Dubai: Registration Process and Benefits Explained

The Unified Number (UID) is mandatory to apply for an Emirates ID. It is a unique code issued to everyone arriving in the UAE. It serves as an identification to recognize people distinctively and further can be used for other purposes like visa processing, Emirates ID application, etc. The General Directory of Residency and Foreign Affairs (GDRFA) is responsible for issuing the unified number Dubai. It is given out once and stays permanently with the individual even while extending the visa or altering the status from visitor to permanent resident.