Dh20 a day fine for not having an Emirates ID card

Expatriates will be fined if they do not get their Emirates ID cards, a new regulation says.

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ABU DHABI // Expatriates and Emiratis will be fined Dh20 for each day they do not possess an Emirates ID card from mid-October.

Residents will be penalised every day up to a total of Dh1,000.

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Fines will also be imposed for delays in renewing the cards 30 days after they expire and delays in reporting data changes 30 days after the change occurs.

New fees for extra registration services were also outlined in Cabinet decision No 25 for 2011, which was published on Thursday.

A mobile registration card for members of a single family will cost Dh1,000 while an expedited service, which allows patrons to apply for or renew a card without an appointment, will cost Dh150.

The disabled will be exempt from paying registration fees, as will those who are part of the social Daman programme, although they will be required to pay for extras and fines.

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