As the deadline for Emirates Identity Card registration has been extended till June 30, 2011, the authorities are determined to get all expats to be registered else they may experience denial of basic services. For example:
– Dubai Courts have made the ID card mandatory for Emiratis to access its services.
– Ministry of Interior made it mandatory for all residents (both Emiratis and expatriates) in four northern emirates to have an ID card from November 22, 2009, to avail of its services, except for visa renewal. The list of services include driving licence application, vehicle registration, renewal and several others in Ras Al Khaimah, Fujairah, Ajman and Umm Al Quwain.
– ID card is mandatory to access traffic services in Abu Dhabi, including driving licence and vehicle registration.
– Abu Dhabi Distribution Company announced last week that the card will soon be mandatory to access its utility services.