From April, National ID Card Must for Dubai Courts’ Services

DUBAI - From April, the National Identity Card will be mandatory for submitting applications for any of the services of the Dubai Courts.

By Mary Nammour

Published: Thu 5 Feb 2009, 1:54 AM

Last updated: Thu 2 Apr 2015, 9:35 AM

Director-General of the courts Dr Ahmed Saeed bin Hazeem announced this recently during the inauguration of a new service, which adopts the ID card for the electronic processing of various applications.

Dr Bin Hazeem said furnishing the ID card would be optional for the time being but from April, it would be compulsory for the public to get the Dubai Courts’ services.

By swiping the ID card in a specially installed machine, the full data pertaining to the customer will pop up on the screen in front of the court employee, which would save the time and effort of both the staff and the customer.

The inauguration of the new service was also attended by Darwish Ahmed Al Zarooni, Director-General of the Emirates Identity Authority (EIDA).

Dr Bin Hazeem underlined the significance of the ID card as a symbol of belonging to the UAE.

“The unified ID card has never been a social luxury. It is rather a national duty we must all meet. We at the Dubai Courts feel very proud to be the first local authority to start activating the use of ID cards in our services. We encourage the locals and residents to acquire one.”

He hoped the other local public departments would also follow suit.

Al Zarooni praised the initiative by the Dubai Courts to adopt the use of the national ID cards. Thanks to the use of the ID card, the processing of data would take only a few seconds while it usually takes seven to 10 minutes.

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