eDirham Card: All you need to know

The eDirham card is a payment tool introduced by the government of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) with the goal of facilitating the collection of revenues from governmental and non-governmental service fees in a safe and secure manner.

Types eDirham Cards

Hala eDirham Card

The eDirham Hala card is ideal for one-time payments or new individual customers. This prepaid card does not require registration and can be recharged to a maximum of AED 10,000. There are no documents required to obtain the Hala eDirham card.

Gold eDirham Card

eDirham Gold card has multiple options to top-up and suitable for multiple payment transactions and regular payments. Registration is required for an additional level of security, and the requirements for issuing the card are an Emirates ID or a passport.

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Signature eDirham Card

The signature eDirham card is best suited for high-net-worth and corporate customers. Signature cards are offered to both individual and corporate customers. Personalized and Corporate Signature cards requiring KYC (Know Your Customer) registration, without a bank account required. A valid Emirates ID card, passport, or trade licence are required to obtain a signature card.

Where to get eDirham

You can now apply for eDirham prepaid cards at the following UAE banks:

  • Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank
  • First Abu Dhabi Bank P.J.S.C
  • National Bank of Fujairah
  • Commercial Bank of Dubai

eDirham Instant App

The eDirham Instant mobile app is a digital payment tool, through which government services can be quickly and securely paid without the need for a physical payment card. It enables you to track transactions and manage your spendings.

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Where to use eDirham

Most of the government entities accept eDirham cards for both in-person and online payments. Following are the list of government entities that accept eDirham cards:

  • Ministry of Finance
  • Ministry of Economy
  • Ministry of Interior
  • Ministry of Justice
  • Emirates Development Bank
  • Dubai Chamber of Commerce & Industry
  • Zayed University
  • Ministry of Defence
  • Federal Tax Authority
  • Securities and Commodities Authority—SCA
  • Ministry of Human Resources
  • Ministry of Health and Prevention
  • Ministry of Climate Change and Environment
  • Federal Electricity and Water Authority
  • Emirates Authority for Standardization and Metrology
  • Ministry of Energy and Infrastructure
  • National Media Council
  • UAQ Smar Government
  • Ministry of Education
  • General Authority of Sports
  • Ministry of Culture and Youth
  • Ministry of Community Development
  • National Qualifications Authority
  • Federal Authority for Identity and Citizenship
  • Telecommunication Regulatory Authority
  • Al Etihad Credit Bureau
  • Sheikh Zayed Housing Program
  • Dubai Trade FZE
  • Federal Authority for Nuclear Regulation
  • Insurance Authority
  • Ministry of Infrastructure Development
  • Ministry of Presidential Affairs
  • Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation
  • Awqaf
  • Ajman Smart Gov

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