Abu Dhabi: The Emirates Identity Authority announced fresh deadlines for Emiratis and expatriates to apply for ID cards, after which a fine of Dh20 a day will be applicable, up to Dh1,000.
October 31 is the new deadline for Emiratis. The deadline for expatriates depends on which emirate they live in.
Expatriates in Fujairah, Ras Al Khaimah, Umm Al Quwain and Ajman, and all those doing government jobs across the UAE, start paying the late fee from December 1.
Those in Sharjah, Abu Dhabi and Dubai will be fined from February 1, April 1 and June next year respectively.
A meeting of the Board of Trustees, chaired by Lieutenant-General Shaikh Saif Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Interior and Vice Chairman of the Board, also decided to exempt all children under 15, whether Emirati or expatriate, from the late fee until October 1 2012. The decision to enforce the late fee came after a series of deadlines was issued by the cabinet for the entire UAE population, the most recent of which were June 30, 2011 for nationals, and December 31, 2010 for expatriates.
- The late will be implemented from the dates as follows:
- Emiratis across the country — November 1.
- Expatriates (above 15 years) will have deadlines in four phases
- Phase l: All expatriates in the Northern Emirates (Fujairah, Ras Al Khaimah, Umm Al Quwain and Ajman), and all employees in the federal and local public sector and semi-government organisations and their families — from December 1, 2011
- Phase II: All expatriates in Sharjah — from February 1, 2012
- Phase III: All expatriates in Abu Dhabi — from April 1, 2012
- Phase IV: All expatriates in Dubai — from June 1, 2012.