United Arab Emirates' (UAE) identity card changes

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United Arab Emirates' (UAE) identity card changes

Post by CielOnTap » Sun Jan 03, 2010 12:02 pm

In case you pursue work opportunities in the UAE, you will benefit from the more places to apply for an identity card in 2010.

Single form for visa and ID cards in UAE from this year
Application process streamlined to let typing centres play greater role in new system

By Binsal Abdul Kader, Staff Reporter, Gulf News Published: 00:00 January 2, 2010

Abu Dhabi: Effective this year, expatriates can apply for three official documents — residence visas, labour cards and identity cards, with a single visit to an authorised typing centre, a top official has told Gulf News.

"About 200 typing centres in the country are already helping expatriates to process the application for residence visa and labour card, and they will have a greater role in the new system. A single application form will be introduced for residence visa, labour card and ID card as part of integrating various official documents with ID card by fourth quarter of [this] year", said Dr Ali Al Khoury, Acting Director General of Emirates Identity Authority (EIDA).

"A card [ID card] will serve the purpose of three documents," he said.http://gulfnews.com/news/gulf/uae/gener ... r-1.560906
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Re: United Arab Emirates' (UAE) identity card changes

Post by fishandchips » Sun Jan 03, 2010 1:07 pm

Logical to open more registration locations but those typing centres certainly don't seem equipped for privacy of the process--no cubicles or partitions between typists. Shared printer--might want that behind the typists, so not just anyone can reach over the printer. When I queue up for health card or driver's licence, there is a number to take from the ticket wheel, time to watch the service monitor for the number then time at the counter with partitions between each service agent.

Might be a chance to reduce the risk of paperwork getting mixed up between the typists too.
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