National Identity Cards for children under 15 years of age has been made mandatory.
The Emirates Identity Authority (Eida) has confirmed that ID cards will henceforth be mandatory for children under 15, apart from them being registered in the population register, reported 'Gulf Today'.
Until now children only had to be registered in the population register. ID cards were not a necessity.
Eida will shortly restructure the procedures of registration in the population register and issuance of ID cards for kids at the designated typing centres.
However, children will not be required to be present in person for the registration, Eida added.
Documents required include: Valid passport; valid residency; coloured photograph with light blue background (size 3.5x4).
The registration fee will be Dh50, in addition to Dhs70 services charges, Eida said.