It is now reported that the Emirates ID Card will soon replace the Labor Card – the expected date for this is somewhere in June 2012.
Saqr Gobash Saeed Gobash, Minister of Labour, has said that the decision would be implemented as soon as the Emirates National Identity Authority (Eida) was sure that all expatriates in the UAE were registered and had applied for the Emirates ID.
“After the completion of ID registration of all expatriates in the country, the labour card will be eradicated and replaced by the Emirates ID,” he said.
Dubai residents, whose residence visas expire this year, can register and renew their ID cards at the time of renewal of their visas.
Learn more about Emirates ID Card.