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Emirates Identity Card to be mandatory for basic services in UAE

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 […]

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Emirates Identity Card deadline extended, but with a twist

Finally, the authorities have listened to the cries of expats and have taken some measures to provide relief to their misery. It is reported that the deadline for registration of Emirates Identity Cards has been extended to June 30, 2011. The announcement came after it was reported that chaos ensued at certified typing centres across […]

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Emirates ID Card Deadline Gets Another Shuffle

The deadline for Emirates ID Card is becoming a matter of joke now. The EIDA has came a long way from its initial stance of issuing threats to expats and locals unable to registerd of the card by December 31, 2008. However, the deadline kept changing and extensions were provided due to number of reasons […]

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EIDA revamping Emirates ID Card System

After the rigorous experimentation with ID Card process, on the expense of expats’ sufferings, the Emirates Identity Authority (EIDA) is revamping the appointment and process of Emirates ID Card system. The revamp will open a year-long calendar (for appointments), increase the number of centres handling applicants and allocate more capacity for registration for appointments. The […]

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Emirates ID Card deadline for Locals extended by 3 months

After tall claims and stern warnings, EIDA’s fall short in achieving the impossible. UAE government has extended deadline for Emirates ID Card registration for nationals by 3 months. A UAE Interior Ministry statement said: Citizens who were unable to register “for identity card will have sufficient time to register before fines can be imposed”, The […]

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EIDA accuses Expatriates of being Complacent

Well, anybody who have applied for the Emirates ID Card, in past two months, is well aware of the inefficiency of the process. From a website that stucks most of the time, to staff that is unable to manage pressure, EIDA has failed to meet its own defined deadlines. First EIDA set unrealistic deadlines for […]

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More on Emirates ID Card extension

As noted earlier, due to failure in meeting its targets, EIDA has extended the registration deadline for professional expatriates from December 31, 2008 to February 28, 2009. However they are still playing with words, saying they have rescheduled the dates for ID card registration. Now the registration of expatriates working in the government sector and […]

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EIDA failing to meet targets for Emirates ID Card

EIDA officials are still presistent that there will be no change in December 31 deadline and Dhs 1,000 fine will be imposed on Emiratis unable to register for their ID cards by the deadline. Target for December 31, 2008: – Emiratis 825,000 – Expatriate Professionals 600,000 Registration completed by November 30, 2008: – Emiratis 596,000 […]

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Emirates ID Card to replace Health Card

As mentioned earlier, one of the potiential usage of Emirates ID Card, mentioned by EIDA, is that it can be used as Health Card. However, those who have yet to get the ID Card can continue using existing Health Card.

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Emirates ID Card registration date not extended, but extended?

Yeah, as confusing as it may sound, that’s how it is. Darwish Ahmad Al Zarouni, Director-General of the EIDA, says, “We will announce the time frame for new categories of expatriates on February 1, 2009, but the registration will continue (for the existing category) throughout the month of January.” This means that EIDA has not […]

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