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 applicants will also be able to track the status of their applications online.
More centres will handle the appointment system instead of about ten centres (out of a total 28) at present and more than 50 per cent of the registration capacity will be allocated to handling appointments, he said.
With the online tracking system, the applicants can find out the status of their card [after registration] – whether it is at the verification stage, print, packaging or has been handed over to Empost for delivery.