AED 20 Fine Per Day For Not Applying For Emirates ID Card?

Ok, fine! What?

Got an email from a colleague that a strict fine is being implemented since 1st January 2012 for citizens and resident expats who fail to apply for the Emirates ID Card. The fine is 'currently limited' for those who are working in government and semi-government offices.

Apparently, the old news is true, isn't it?  Everyday from Jan 1, AED 20 is charged against those who don't have the EID yet. Though, the fine's ceiling is AED 1000.

So if you're one of us, EID fee (AED 100-300, depending on the issuance of your visa) + AED 30 processing fee + fine is now the total cost of Emirates ID Application. Tindi!

So I'm gonna rush to the typing and application centre tomorrow morning to halt my fine to AED 320 (16 days). I'll confirm this with another post tomorrow.

I bet some Typing Centres don't know about this implementation. One centre said there's no fines being implemented, while another is unsure.

So to avoid any inconveniences and hefty fines, go to the nearest EID centre at the soonest possible time.

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