x Abu Dhabi, UAEFriday 28 July 2017

Deadline for Emirates ID card for children in UAE extended

The deadline for registering children under 15 for their Emirates ID card in the UAE has been extended .

The deadline for registering children under 15 for their Emirates ID card has been extended to October 3.

The Emirates Identity Authority (Eida), which announced the extension today, said the three-day grace period had been given due to appeals from parents who had missed the October 1 deadline.

The decision will help those who have not yet registered avoid late fees.

The deadline does not include children whose residence visas expire before December 31, provided they renew it by the end of the year.

Eida said the rush to typing centres during the final days before the deadline had put a strain on their e-payment system, which had resulted in some people not being able to finalise their fees.

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