ID to be linked to birth certificates, school year
Persons having new babies must have a national identity card to obtain a birth certificate for them under new regulations linking the ID to the issuance of such certificates later this year.
The Emirates Identity Authority (Eida), which is overseeing a unique nation-wide identity registration project, said students registering for the new school year will also have to produce their ID cards when the new rules are enforced towards the start of the second half of 2012.
The decision follows the completion of measures to link the ID to visa issuance and renewals as well as other government facilities within plans to have that card used in all official dealings within the UAE.
“Eida will take new measures at the start of the second half of this year, including linking it to birth certificates and coordination with all schools not to accept any new students of all nationalities unless they are registered in the ID,” Eida Director-General Ali Khoury told local newspapers this week.
“These measures will push all nationals and expatriates to register before the end of 2013...we took such measures after we noticed that most of those who have failed to register are aged below 15 years.”
Khoury urged all government departments to take measures to endorse the ID card in all official dealings on par with passports.
“Our next move is to ensure that the ID card is authorised and used in all dealings inside the UAE……we call on public establishments to approve these cards along with passports or any other ID proofs.”
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