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Emirates ID card can now be used for multipurpose transactions

09 March 2017

The Emirates ID is making a steady growth by consolidating its function as a one-stop source of multipurpose transactions.

The Emirates ID, which was launched as a primary means of personal identification and identity verification for all residents in the country, has now crossed another milestone, as it replaces the need for health insurance card for six insurance companies to begin with.

Announcing the new move, the Dubai Health Authority said that eventually, all insurance companies will be aligned with this purpose.

This is in-line with the vision of the government that Emirates ID will work to facilitate services and functions across the spectrum, leading to time-efficient processes. It is already in use for verification during transactions like paying utility bills, vehicle registrations, fines, dealing with phone connections, internet use, and for immigration clearance at the airport.

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In fact, some banks are also accepting the Emirates ID as a debit card and eventually, it is also used in place of a driving license.

Through this latest symbiosis between Emirates ID and health insurance, the authorities are working to ensure that the progression of a smart government is on track. The integration of services has the added advantage that it enables the government to collate data on every resident across various fields, and it is thought to improve customer satisfaction, as now a range of transactions can be conducted quickly using just once card. In fact, this increasing convergence of functions with than Emirates ID card is more of a win-win situation, it is said.

Robin Vinod

Writer/blogger who writes on topics such as travel, real estate, employment and everyday life on GCC countries

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