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Emirates Identity Authority: Independent Federal Authority established in accordance with Federal Decree number 2 for 2004, which conferred it all powers required to execute and develop the draft program of the Population Register and the ID card in the United Arab Emirates.

The Federal Law number 9 for 2006 about the Population Register and ID card dictated the creation of Population Register system with the aim of registering individual data and civil incidents for UAE nationals and for non nationals residing in the country, and the issuance of a card called the “ID card” for each individual registered in the Population Register System.

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