According to Emirates Identity Authority (Eida), all children, aged below 15 years, must register for Emirates ID cards, ahead of the October 1 deadline, or incur penalty of Dh20 per day, up to a maximum of Dh1,000.
However, exception will be given to children whose parents have residence visa up to November or December this year. They can apply for the Emirates ID, when they renew their visa.
The fees for the nationals are Dh100 for five years, plus Dh70 for typing fee and other charges, and for the expats, it is Dh100 for every year, plus Dh70 for typing and other charges.
The children need not be present while registering for the Emirates ID, and the process can be completed by the parent, after going to a typing centre with a coloured passport photograph of the child (with a white background) and the original passport .
According to the Eida, the expired cards must be renewed within 30 days of its expiration.
EIDA is turning out one deadline for another, and then blames expats for being complacent.