Monday, October 3, 2011

Fines on late ID card renewal effective November 1-Emirates Identity Authority

Residents who fail to renew ID cards within one month after expiry will be fined Dh20 per day, according to Emirates Identity Authority (Eida).
Arabic daily 'Emarat Al Youm' reported that residents with expired cards beyond 30 days will be fined a maximum of Dh1,000. All residents, expect children under 15 years of age, must renew cards within a month.The fine will not be calculated on the remaining years of residence visa, the authority clarified. Applicants have complained that some typing offices have been charging fees proportionate to the remaining years of residence visas.
Beginning November 1, residents who delay renewing their ID cards will be fined, according to Emirates Identity Authority (Eida).According to a report in 'Al Khaleej' the fines will be imposed as per the  Executive Council of Ministers’ Decree No. 25 of 2011.
The authority had earlier announced that residents who fail to renew ID cards one month after expiry will be fined Dh20 per day to a maximum of Dh1,000.
Residents who possess receipts of registration will be exempt from paying fines provided they complete the application process within the valid period, Eida added.
The authority confirmed that children under 15 years of age will be reprieved from paying fines for another year. They will be fined only beginning October 1, 2012.Meanwhile, an Eida team will begin coordinating with Ministry of Health and relevant health registration bodies to record newborns and help categorise age group registrations.

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