Earlier this month officials said registration for the mandatory cards will be cut from a whole day to five minutes with the introduction of a series of new registration centres.
These new centres will be able to process 20,000 applicants per day - almost tripling the current level.
Al Menhali said ID cards will be used to streamline and speed up all the ministry's services, including the issuance of passports, licences for private security companies and firearms, as well as certificates of compliance with civil defence security and safety requirements.
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Elizabeth Whittaker Mar 25, 2010 02:28 pm
I was one of the people that diligently sat at the Barsha centre for 12 (frustrating) hours to get the card when it was first brought out. I paid 300aeds for a card that Ive never had to use/or been asked for. What a waste of time and money, as now i have a new visa and so will have to pay another 300aed for a piece of plastic Im told will be useful..........hmmmph that's what they said last time.............