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New UAE ID system comes into effect; impact Emiratis, expats

Dubai - The Electronic Family Book will come into effect on July 1.


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Published: Tue 2 Apr 2019, 3:02 PM

Last updated: Tue 2 Jul 2019, 7:09 PM

The UAE cabinet on Monday adopted a decision to launch the Electronic Family Book, to be used as a document in all transactions across the UAE.
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The decision was approved by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai.

The decision is in line with the government's shift to smart services trends. The Electronic Family Book will reduce the customer service queues up to 80 per cent by 2021.

The decision, announced on the government's official account, will apply for both citizens and expats. It also serves as a reference that includes all the information of citizens and residents.

The Electronic Family Book will be directly linked to the Emirates ID, and will come into effect as of July 1.
A series of workshops with relevant entities will be held prior to launching the Electronic Family Book.

The implementation of the Electronic Family Book will store the data in the smart chip of the ID card, which will enhance the convenience of transactions, in addition to enhancing security and reduce chances of fraud.

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