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ID card, residency to be linked in Fujairah

Alaa Ali Mohamad / 23 January 2011

FUJAIRAH — The Emirates Identity Authority (EIDA) will start linking the national ID card registration when issuing and renewing residence visas (R-visa) in Fujairah, effective Sunday, January 30.

The move will set the phase of the plan to link the ID card to the residence visa in the country.

Abdulaziz Al Muamari, PR and Marketing Manager, EIDA, assured everyone of the gradual activation of the ID card registration service to issuing and renewing of the residence visa as it begins its second phase with the trial run in Fujairah.

The EIDA registration centres in the emirate will begin registering residents with national ID cards after they complete the procedures at the preventive medicine centres.

However, residents in Dibba-Fujairah have to proceed to the EIDA office inside the preventive medicine centre itself to get their ID card, Muamari added.

“The receipt given to applicants against the payment proves that the ID card registration is complete. The receipt is a main part of the documents that an expatriate resident must have in hand to get or renew a residence visa from the Naturalization and Residency Department in Fujairah,” he said.

Residents in the emirate of Fujairah, he pointed out, will move to the EIDA registration centre after they complete the medical fitness test at the preventive medicine centres, while the ID registration in Dibba-Fujairah will be processed inside the preventive medicine centre. Muamari also said that to get an ID card, the first step is to approach an accredited typing office in the emirate, which is tasked to fill in an applicant’s EIDA registration form and collect the levied fees in return for a receipt handed to the applicant.

From the typing office, an applicant will proceed to the preventive medicine centre to undergo a medical test, after which the applicant can proceed to the EIDA registration centre in Fujairah, or to the EIDA office inside the preventive medicine centre in Dibba-Fujairah to wrap up procedures.

alaa@khaleejtimes.com

 
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