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Emirates Identity Authority

United Arab Emirates


Emirates Identity Authority (EIDA) was established in 2004 as an independent federal authority with ultimate powers required for the execution of the Population Register and the ID card program. Its tasks include: the registration of personal data for the whole population in the country and saving the same at the electronic data bases; registration of the vital statistic data and connecting the same to the personal data; issuing ID cards consisting of the unified number, readable data and the data saved on the electronic chip; upgrading all related data mentioned above; provision of individuals' identity confirmation and identification services before all federal and local government authorities.