No e-gate cards for children

ABU DHABI — The Ministry of Interior will not issue e-gate cards at the country's airports for children as the facility is only meant for adults.

By Adel Arafah

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Published: Wed 17 May 2006, 11:08 AM

Last updated: Sat 4 Apr 2015, 7:41 PM

Brigadier Ahmed Nasser Al Raisi, Director of Central Operations at Abu Dhabi Police's Directorate General, said that fingerprints of children would not be clear and therefore the e-gate system would not be able to issue cards for them.

"Every adult national and resident can obtain the e-gate card from various airports of the country to enjoy easy passage without checking at the immigration counter to present his passport to get the exit or entry stamp," he added.

He unveiled plan of the Ministry of Interior to also let the visitors obtain the e-gate card shortly.

Meanwhile, Colonel Dr Ahmed Al Awadi, Director of Criminal Evidence Department, Abu Dhabi Police, explained that the police do not credit fingerprints of children to determine their identity or personality because they are not clear enough. Therefore, he added, the department opts for the DNA test to determine the identity of children.

The Ministry of Interior will also start issuing e-gate cards to diplomats accredited to the country to facilitate their entry or exit.

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