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 September 11, 2010  Non-U.S., Surveillance, Youth & Schools

Binsal Abdul Kader and Rayeesa Absal report:

Children under 15 years of age should register for ID cards as per a new decision of Emirates Identity Authority, a government spokesman told Gulf News on Wednesday.

Emirates Identity Authority (EIDA) Director General Dr Ali Al Khoury said: “Now ID card is mandatory for children under 15.”

Earlier, registering children with the authority’s population register was mandatory, but getting an ID card for them was optional.

“The new decision does not make any extra burden on parents [except a fee] as children can complete the registration at certified typing centres without the need to visit the authority’s registration centres,” he said.

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