The Federal Authority for Identity and Citizenship (FAI) announced a new system of electronic application for companies that want to issue or renew Emirates Identity (EID) cards for its staff.
The new system allows companies to use FAI services for issuing ID cards electronically.
According to an FAI press statement, the new service aims to change 80 per cent of all services provided by the authority for smart and electronic services in 2018, using cutting-edge technologies to make its clients happier. The new service allows companies to renew all EIDs for it staff together, saving time and making it easier for the FAI to deliver the cards to the companies.
Nasser Al Abdouli, director of Service Centres Support at the FAI, said that the new system saves on issuing and renewal fees for the companies, while also reducing the possibility of mistakes and accelerating the issual process.
The FAI launched a campaign to promote awareness among the companies, particularly for company representatives, to explain the benefits of the new system. Training courses will be arranged for the representatives who want to use FAI’s new system, Al Abdouli noted.
Al Abdouli explained that the authority has set a number of conditions that must be met by companies that wish to obtain the new system: a key one is that the number of employees of one company, or the group of companies belonging to the same sponsor, shall not be less than 100 employees.
The company must be licensed by the responsible authorities and apply with the FAI to avail of the new system ID issuance system, with the necessary documents, as well as sign a contract.