ID Authority to hasten delivery of cards

The Emirates Identity Authority (Eida) is taking measures to expedite the delivery of more than 200,000 delayed ID cards as part of a plan to complete the registration of all UAE people, the semi official daily Alittihad reported on Monday.

The measures are in response to growing complaints by applicants that they have been waiting for several months to get their ID cards.

“Eida is in the process of taking measures to tackle this problem once and for all…more than 200,000 delayed cards will be delivered to their applicants within the next few days,” the paper quoted Eida’s CEO Mohammed Al Mazroui as saying.

He said the delayed cards had accumulated mainly because of a surge in productivity, adding that EIA has nearly doubled its handling capacity to more than 12,000 cards per day.

But he noted that the delay of some cards is due to errors in their applications committed by printing offices or by the applicants.

“We are trying to resolve all these problems…we have contracted with Aramex along with Empost to ensure quick delivery of the cards…Aramex will soon start distributing nearly 112,000 delayed cards to their applicants within seven weeks…around 88,000 cards will also be delivered by Empost.”

 

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