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Scanning a form for a visa applicant at the Dubai Naturalization and Residency Department(DNRD) in Dubai. Image Credit: Ahmed Ramzan/Gulf news archives

Abu Dhabi: The UAE Cabinet has adopted a decision to launch the Electronic Family Book, to be used as a document approved in all transactions across the UAE, in addition to the smart application of the Federal Authority For Identity and Citizenship.

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Shift to smart services

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 percent by 2021.


expected reduction in the customer service queues by 2021

It also serves as a reference that includes all the information of citizens and residents.

The decision will be effective on 1st July, 2019.

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.