Degree holder expats to get national identity card in Abu Dhabi

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Dubai, Jul 4 (UNI) Expats with degrees should get a national identity card at an annual fee of Dh100 (Rs 1000), a senior official said in Abu Dhabi.

The card which will replace labour card, health card and even have other information can double up as a multipurpose smartcard, he said.

''We have started the registration for professionals from July 1. By professionals, we mean any university degree holder other than the labourers,'' said Darwish Ahmad Al Zarouni, Director General of Emirates Identity Authority (EIDA) told the Gulf News.

The card comes free for nationals under social security.

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