i don’t have an ID card, and the due date is 31st december!
people, if you’re over 15 year old living in dubai – pay attention. go to a typing center, pre-register, wait for sms, and complete your registration – you got yourself an ID. so far i only have a health card (excellent for getting free/cheap service at government clinics/hospitals).
click here for list of any 700 typing centers around the country.
however, interestingly enough, EIDA (emirates identity authority) revealed that :
- by july 2010, around 6 million expats have not registered (gile ramai!)
- all probably could not be registered by 31st december due date (termasuk la aku kot hihi)
- *most* emiratis had already registered (you mean, you can’t get your own ppl to register?)
- no decision yet to take action against those who have not yet registered
HOW : anyway, registration for ID seemed simple enough – in two steps :
- do a pre-registration process at any certified typing center (fill in application form, scan documents & pay fee)
- receive appointment via sms to complete registration at EIDA centers (fingerprinting, photographing & signature)
so basically you got to pre-register, then wait for an appointment to complete the registration. your card will be couriered to you within a month. tapi banyak kerja kan kena pergi 2 tempat.
WHAT DO YOU NEED? for us residents and expats in dubai, prepare these items :
- original valid passport.
- valid residency permit.
- only for children below 15 years old: colored passport-size photo with light blue background.
- registration fees: AED 100 per year.
- service fees: AED 70.
EXTRA : important notes :
- registration fees of children below 15 (all nationalities) is AED 50 in addition to AED 70 as service fees.
- the customer is not required to attend to the typing center himself, (so mr. khairul can register for me here) but he/she must visit the registration center him/herself to finalize ID registration procedures (photographing + fingerprinting).
- people over 15 must bring the typing center receipt together with the original passport.
- the customer must wear the official uniform of his/her homeland (so baju melayu and baju kurung?)
on the other hand, it’s stated in gulfnews that, “for those expatriates who have obtained the ID card, there is little need to produce it as most government services do not require it.”
hmm. any malaysians in dubai dah buat ID?