The UAE will host Expo 2020!
  • Arabic
Supported by the UAE National Media Council
We are in the process of developing and improving our website, and we invite you to participate in our brief survey to measure the level of your satisfaction
Satisfaction Survey For UAE Interact Website
رغبة منا بالتعرف على مستوى رضاكم عن موقعنا وبهدف تطويره وتحسينه، فقد قمنا بتصميم استبيان سريع لقياس مدى الرضا عن موقع دولة الإمارات العربية المتحدة روعي في تصميم الاستبيان أن يكون قصيرا وسريعا كي لا نطيل عليكم، وعليه نرجو منكم التكرم باستكماله عن طريق الرابط التالي
استبيان رضا المتعاملين عن موقع دولة الإمارات العربية المتحدة

UAE identity cards for all by year-end

posted on 01/04/2001: 774 views

Immigration and residence authorities are studying measures and mechanism for launching the national identity card scheme by the year-end deadline. The card, to be issued to nationals and expatriates, will carry a national number which will help the authorities to easily ascertain the identity of the holder and speed up transactions. The card would be recognised as a valid identification document by all local and federal government departments. People will no longer have to show their driving licence, passport or any other document as a proof of their identity whenever required.

The idea is to reduce hassles, like attaching photocopies of passport or other papers while submitting documents to government departments for some transactions. The directorate had already taken steps for issuing the identity cards, and was committed to meeting the deadline set by General Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Defence Minister of the UAE. Authorities in the UAE have been taking serious steps to crack down on illegal immigrants, particularly those entering the country through illegal ways. As a result, a large number of illegal aliens attempting to enter the UAE by sea have been arrested in recent months. (The Khaleej Times)


03 May 2017 Entry visas on arrival for Indians with US visas or green card holders
04 August 2016 503 fake passports seized over six months at Dubai airport
03 August 2016 Senegal grants visa exemption for UAE nationals
28 July 2016 Record number of Emiratis visiting Britain using Electronic Visa Waver System
21 July 2016 UAE participates in meeting of Arab officials of immigration, naturalisation and passport authorities

Most Read