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Software boost as ID card registration rush continues

Arabian Business adds vital software to its website to help people register for ID cards.

A software application that helps people to register for the new ID card in the UAE was added to the Arabian Business website on Thursday.

The official Emirates Identity Authority website has been struggling to cope with the huge number of people trying to access the pre-registration software so Arabian Business has stepped in to help.

With an estimated 700,000 Emiratis and expatriates still to register before the deadline of Dec. 31, our website is one of a number that has added the software needed to ease the process in a bid to divert traffic from the official website.

"About 1.3 million people visited the site in October. Such heavy traffic resulted in complaints of 'non availability' of the online application form," Thamer Rashid Al Qasimi, planning director and project management director, EIDA said in comments published in UAE daily Gulf News on Thursday.

To download the software, CLICK HERE.

If you don't have Adobe acrobat reader and Java SE Runtime Environment 6.0 downloaded in your computer you need to:

Download Adobe acrobat reader from Adobe web site or CLICK HERE to start the download automatically then install it.

Download JRE 6.0 from Sun Microsystems web site or CLICK HERE to start the download automatically then install it.

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Rahul 10 years ago

I tried downloading the Emirates ID software to my computer. After it had downloaded , I got a message prompt " Invalid OR Corrupt software "

aisha 10 years ago

Thank You Arabianbusiness for Emirates ID Card software.

Russell Armatage 10 years ago

I would like to say that the appointment software on thier website yhas some serious bugs. First it tells me I have a wrong reference number....I have 4 different nubers, none of them work...then if you figure a way to get past that part ( go to cancel/change appointment) it recognises the reference number but wants me to split my family into several appoinments and will not let me go any further until I do. Well unfortuneatly I applied a single person. If you could pass this information to them perhaps they could start the appropriate repairs. There is no place on the website to report problems. Thanks Russ

Den 10 years ago

Thanks Arabian Business for providing us the registration application form! A private initiative to complement EIDA inability to cope with their own rule! Do you have a trick to get an appointment now?

rasha 10 years ago

Thank you very much Arabian business for getting us the downloadable soft ware, u have done us a great favour.

Roger 10 years ago

Good try. Please add a link to the JAVA so it will run. It shows how ill prepared UAE is in producing this idea. Is it not true that only people with degrees need to enroll by year end, surely their are not 90% degree holders. Please can someone clarify this.