x Abu Dhabi, UAEFriday 28 July 2017

Over 7.3 million register for Emirates ID cards

The director general of the Emirates ID Authority says the agency is on target to hit its goal of registering everyone in the country by the end of the year.

More than 7.3 million UAE nationals and residents have registered for their ID cards, Al Ittihad newspaper reports.

Dr Ali Al Khouri, director general of the Emirates ID Authority, told the paper that the agency is on target to hit its goal of registering everyone in the country by the end of the year.

Dr Al Khouri said numbers indicated that 95 per cent of the total population was registered, with the exception of children, who must be registered by October.

Not everyone has completed the process, with some still needing to have their fingerprints taken.

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