Emirates ID card lumbers along

I’m baffled that the whole Emirates ID card situation is still not resolved and that there is still so much confusing information being issued.

My strategy is not to apply for one at all, until I have no choice. I renewed my residence visa in June, which would have been the ideal time to have an ID card issued – I thought that the two things were now linked. Apparently not.

Equally, despite all the exhortations to get a card, I don’t know anyone who has been able to use it at any government departments. Worse still, people with ID cards have been turned away and told to come back with a passport copy…


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