EIDA extends deadline

December 26th, 2010 by Stephen Jones Leave a reply »

The Emirates Identity Authority (EIDA) said that Emiratis now have until June 30 to register for their ID cards. Eida did not specify the next deadline for expatriates

It is expected that Expatriates whenever they apply for or renew a residency visa, the registration for the ID card will take place simultaneously. Residents can apply for their cards at any of the 25 registrations centres countrywide that are attached to or near to the preventative medicine centres that conduct medical check ups as part of the visa application process. According to a statement by EIDA, this is part of their 2010-2013 strategy to link visa issuance and renewal with ID card registration across the UAE. However, tThis is currently the case in Umm al Quwain only and is soon to be iontorduced in Fujeirah.

‘Unlike labourers, professionals have to perform many transactions with the government and without an ID card, they will not be able to access many services’,¬†Dr Ali Al Khoury, Director-General of Eida said. “So they should not delay the registration


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