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Emirates ID - Deadline February 28th!!!

Old Feb 16th 2009, 4:53 am
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About 430,000 expatriate professionals are yet to register for ID cards, with just 13 days before the deadline for expatriate professionals to register expires, a senior official told Gulf News.

About 170,000 expatriate professionals and about 725,000 Emiratis [of an estimated 825,000] have already registered, said Darwish Ahmad Al Zarouni, Director General of Emirates Identity Authority (Eida).

He spoke to Gulf News on the sidelines of Citizens ID Forum , a two-day international symposium on electronic identification documents which began in Abu Dhabi yesterday.

About 300 delegates from 30 countries are participating in the event organised by Wise media and supported by Eida and Abu Dhabi Police. The speech of Shaikh Saif Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Interior was read out by Al Zarouni at the symposium. EIDA and Ministry of Interior will be most effective bodies to speed up transformation to a full e-governance in the UAE, said Shaikh Saif's statement.

Al Zarouni and senior officials from Abu Dhabi Police and various other organisations from abroad made the presentations on the first day. Al Zarouni said expatriate professionals need not panic about the deadline but they will not enjoy priority when the registration for another category opens on March 1.

He reiterated that no punitive measures would be taken because all expatriates have to register by the end of December 2010 as per the law. The original deadline for expatriate professionals was extended from December 31 to February 28.

Among the 100,000 Emiratis who have not yet registered, 90,000 are from Sharjah, Dubai and Abu Dhabi emirates, another senior official told Gulf News. (March 31 is the deadline for Emiratis). Just 10,000 Emiratis are yet register in Ras Al Khaimah, Umm Al Quwain, Ajman and Fujairah, said Thamer Rashid Al Qasimi, Planning Director and Project Management Director at Emirates Identity Authority (EIDA).

Past month: 10,000 fail iris scans

About 10,000 people failed iris scans during the past one month, senior police officials told Gulf News yesterday. Most of them were permanently banned from entering the country or were banned for a specific period or on the wanted list of UAE authorities for involvement in crimes, said Lieutenant Jamal Jassim Al Hosani, Burglar Alarm Branch Manager at IT and Telecommunication Department of Abu Dhabi Police.
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How can the deadline be Febv 28th if expats have until Dec 2010 to register
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I know, very confusing.
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Default Re: Emirates ID - Deadline February 28th!!!

You have until 2010, however at the moment it's only open for Emiratis and Expat professionals. After end of Feb it will be open for everyone else I think (at least another category) - ie labourers, maids, etc. Other categories can apply early but currently you get priority as an expat professional or Emirati. After 28th Feb you'll get no priority and will have to queue up with everyone else. You don't have to have been for your appointment - just made it online. They're booking appts at least thru April at the mo.
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Default Re: Emirates ID - Deadline February 28th!!!

Originally Posted by Mischief Queen View Post
You have until 2010, however at the moment it's only open for Emiratis and Expat professionals. After end of Feb it will be open for everyone else I think (at least another category) - ie labourers, maids, etc. Other categories can apply early but currently you get priority as an expat professional or Emirati. After 28th Feb you'll get no priority and will have to queue up with everyone else. You don't have to have been for your appointment - just made it online. They're booking appts at least thru April at the mo.
So if i fill out the info on line then ive beat the Feb 28th deadline correct ?
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You haven't beaten the deadline, but you've secured your appointment before they're opened up to everyone else. Link to book your appointment is http://www.appointment.emiratesid.ae/en/Default.aspx
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This is the order they're processing in.. (if anyone g.a.s!)

• All Residents working for government (federal/local) and semi-government and their family members

• All professional and graduate residents working for the private sectors such as (Directors, managers, Consultants, specialists, doctors, teachers, engineers, journalist, PRO’s, Accountants, financial experts, IT professionals, technicians, programmers and their family members

• Residents – All private sector administrative workers and School/College/University Students starting early First Quarter of 2009 (delayed to end feb)

• House keepers, servant, farmers, general transport drivers, caterers, and guards starting early Second Quarter of 2009

• Construction workers and unskilled workers starting early Third Quarter of 2009
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Default Re: Emirates ID - Deadline February 28th!!!

Originally Posted by Mischief Queen View Post
This is the order they're processing in.. (if anyone g.a.s!)

• All Residents working for government (federal/local) and semi-government and their family members

• All professional and graduate residents working for the private sectors such as (Directors, managers, Consultants, specialists, doctors, teachers, engineers, journalist, PRO’s, Accountants, financial experts, IT professionals, technicians, programmers and their family members

• Residents – All private sector administrative workers and School/College/University Students starting early First Quarter of 2009 (delayed to end feb)

• House keepers, servant, farmers, general transport drivers, caterers, and guards starting early Second Quarter of 2009

• Construction workers and unskilled workers starting early Third Quarter of 2009
Relax.....

http://www.thenational.ae/article/20...268206889/1010

It was always an impossible goal.......
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Originally Posted by Mischief Queen View Post
You haven't beaten the deadline, but you've secured your appointment before they're opened up to everyone else. Link to book your appointment is http://www.appointment.emiratesid.ae/en/Default.aspx
Im guessing i need to complete the registration form 1st
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Default Re: Emirates ID - Deadline February 28th!!!

Originally Posted by pauldxb View Post
Im guessing i need to complete the registration form 1st
Don't forget that your ID card is only valid until your visa expires so there will be more form-filling thereafter. As my existing visa expires in Sept 2009 and as I don't really want to still be here in 2011, the ID card can definitely wait.
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Don't forget that your ID card is only valid until your visa expires so there will be more form-filling thereafter. As my existing visa expires in Sept 2009 and as I don't really want to still be here in 2011, the ID card can definitely wait.
yep, proudly got mine in my wallet.....expires in May..........
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Relax.....

http://www.thenational.ae/article/20...268206889/1010

It was always an impossible goal.......
Am very relaxed! A nice lady came to our office with all the equipment so no queuing for me, HR sorted our forms out for us... great service I thought!!!
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Default Re: Emirates ID - Deadline February 28th!!!

i thought it said in the paper today that its been extended to 2011 now
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Default Re: Emirates ID - Deadline February 28th!!!

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i thought it said in the paper today that its been extended to 2011 now
If you read what has already been posted on this thread, I think you will find that the actual deadline is 31st December 2010 whereas 28th February 2009 is the end of the special period during which professional expats will have exclusive use of the registration process. From 1st March 2009 we are joined by many other employment categories and so it will become much more congested.
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Default Re: Emirates ID - Deadline February 28th!!!

i know that its originally was jan 2010 and that in the paper today now its 2011, they moved it forward to end of 2009 which was never going to work and then back to feb 2009.
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