Emirates ID registration deadline extended

EIDA grants six-month extension for Emiratis; plans to link expats' registration with the issuance or renewal of residency visas
Emirates ID registration deadline extended
REGISTRATION EXTENSION: Emirates Identity Authority (EIDA) has extended the deadline for national ID registration
By Neeraj Gangal
Sun 26 Dec 2010 09:14 AM

The Emirates Identity Authority, the body behind the UAE-wide rollout of identity cards, has extended the deadline for Emiratis and foreign workers yet to register for the cards.

Under the new timescale, Emiratis have been given until June 30, 2011 to register, a six-month extension, while expatriate workers can register whenever they renew or apply for a residency visa.

The EIDA has yet to clarify what fines will be imposed on Emiratis who fail to meet the deadline.

According to the agency, more than 1.5m residents registered for cards in 2010.


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