Sunday, May 29, 2011

Visa, ID to be linked in Ajman from June 1

Renewal or issuance of residence permits would be linked directly with ID card registration in Ajman from the June 1, the Emirates Identity Authority (EIDA) has announced.

The Gulf Today quoted a senior EIDA official making a statement to this effect.

In a statement, Abdul Aziz Al Maamari, director of Public Relations and Marketing, Eida, said this would mark the fifth stage of the operation in the Emirate.

The issuance of ID card would be subject to completing preventive medicine procedures, and the residence visas would be issued only if the applicant submits the ID registration documents are submitted along with other regular documents.

Al Maamari clarified that the registration receipt with the ID seal will be one of the main documents required by Ajman residents to obtain or renew residency permits.

For those residents whose permits will be issued or renewed in Ajman and who want to obtain an ID card, the official said that they should go to an authorised typing office in the Emirate, the customers will then need to go to the Preventive Medicine Centre in Ajman for medical examination before heading directly to the Eida’s Ajman Registration Centre.

Eida has already started linking ID card registration with residence issuance or renewal procedures through registration centres annexed or close to preventive medicine centers in UAQ, Fujairah, RAK, Dibba Al Hisn, Al Dhaid and the Western Region.