Saturday, August 20, 2011

‘Fine’ plan for not registering for ID cards

The Emirates Identity Authority (Emirates ID) has announced that it is working on a plan which authorises it to impose fines on residents who fail to register for the national ID card.

According to a Gulf News report, a statement issued by the authority said it is working out a plan for the Prime Ministerial Decision No. 25 for 2011, published in the UAE Government Gazette recently.

"The Authority will put together a robust mechanism to fully implement the Prime Ministerial Decision, which will be effective within 60 days from its date of issue," Gulf News quoted the statement without elaborating on further details.

When contacted, a spokesman of the Emiartes ID said it will announce the implementation plan soon, which will specify what category of residents will be fined for not registering for ID cards.

The government had previously fixed December 31, 2010 as the deadline for both Emiratis and expatriates to register for ID cards. However, the deadline has since been extended.