The Emirates Identity Authority has called on the UAE national and resident parents of children under 15 years to register their children in the ID card before October 1, 2012 in a bid to avoid late fees.
In a press release published by Al Ittihad newspaper today, H.E. Dr. Eng. Ali Mohamed Al Khouri, Emirates ID Director General, said the Emirates ID is seeking to provide the best services to customers, whether in terms of fingerprinting and photographing procedures or the electronic services available on the Emirates ID's website, noting that the development team is preparing a new set of electronic applications which would further facilitate transactions.
The Emirates ID stated that the procedures for issuing ID cards for children include filling out the e-form at a typing centre without the need for the child’s presence, noting that the required documents for registering UAE national children are an original passport, an original summary of civil status, father’s or mother’s ID card and a personal photo of the child with a white background, while the registration of resident children requires an original and valid individual passport, residence visa, father’s or mother’s ID card and a personal photo with a white background.
The Emirates ID pointed out that in case of applying for an ID card for a child who had previously been registered in the population register, an ID number certificate should be presented with the other required official documents, noting that this certificate can be obtained by visiting any of the Emirates ID-affiliated registration centers.
However, in case of applying for renewing the child’s expired card, the old ID card should be presented, while a person who has completed 15 years of age and seeks to renew his/her ID card should visit a registration center for fingerprinting and photographing.