Emirates ID deadline extended to 30th June
The deadline for applying for an Emirates ID card has been extended until 30th June in Dubai, the Emirates Identity Authority (EIDA) revealed in its statement.
The extension has been granted so that individuals over the age of 15, particularly low-skilled workers, who are yet to apply for ID cards, do not have to pay delay fees, said Dr. Ali Al Khoury, Director General, EIDA.
Further, the EIDA has received several requests seeking an extension of deadline. On the last day of the deadline on 31st May, atleast 67,000 application forms for Emirates ID cards were filled out. Nearly 90 percent of the emirate’s population have already applied for the IDs till date, he revealed.
Dubai residents have complained of long queues in typing centres, registered to implement the Emirates ID application process. The online form available on EIDA website failed to accept applications close to 31st May deadline.
According to Dr. Al Khoury, failure to apply for an ID card before the revised deadline will attract delay fee of Dh.20 per day, per person from 1st July, to maximum of Dh.1000.
For children below age 15 years, the deadline for application of Emirates Ids is 1st October 2012. Residents who residence visa expire this year, can apply for IDs when renewing their visas.
The authority is also considering introduction of simpler online Emirates ID application forms within next two months.
Posted on 4/6/2012
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