National ID cards by year-end

ABU DHABI — Extensive arrangements are under way to issue the National Identity Card to both nationals and expatriates by the end of this year as scheduled.

By A Staff Reporter

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Published: Mon 24 Oct 2005, 10:15 AM

Last updated: Thu 2 Apr 2015, 8:57 PM

Officials of the Emirates Identity Authority (EIA) are currently briefing senior government officials on key aspects and progress of the identity card programme as well as collection of data for the new Population Register project.

During a meeting on Thursday with Saeed Al Ghandi, Speaker of the Federal National Council (FNC), Dr Saeed Khalfan Al Dhaheri, Director-General of the EIA, emphasised the importance of collecting accurate data for the two projects.

Dr Dhaheri said: "Throughout these meetings we continue to receive enthusiastic interest and expressions of support from our country's leaders. We are pleased to explain how the project will provide substantial benefits to both government programmes and to all residents once the project is implemented."

Nassir Butti Al Shamsi, Manager of the Dubai EIA branch, accompanied Dr Dhaheri at the briefing.

Dr Dhaheri also noted that the EIA is taking steps to ensure that the data collected through the registration process is reliable and accurate in all respects.

"As this data represents the all-important interface between the cardholder and all government departments, we are committed to absolute accuracy in the initial registration and data collection phase of the programme," he said. "Residents can be assured that their personal information is accurate and subject to the highest security measures," he added.

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