Cheers.......... really gud news...
Other than the farce that the registration has been over the last few years, I am in complete awe of what they are actually achieving with this process. They will have the full details or every (or most) people living here. I can only imagine the upheaval that this would create if the government back home decided to implement this ! yet, we are all doing it, moaning about the process rather than what it actually means for us. If i am honest, I have mixed feelings about this. I think it will be much better for fighting crime but I also felt really weird being finger printed and photographed in that manner. I am pretty sure police work would be far easier back home if the same process applied...
So annoying, but hardly surprising.
Annoying because I got mine pretty much as soon as I arrived (because it was in the papers EVERY DAY) and now people who never bothered end up paying less than me, because mine is supposedly linked to my visa BUT my card expires next year and my visa the year after that- my card really only got a bit over a year validity because even though I applied for it one month the validity went from then not from when they made the card,which was some time after that! Cheated out of 3-4 months worth!!
Annoying since we complied early on and now have to pay every year to have it renewed. For a family of six - and two housekeepers - that adds up!
Im a bit annoyed by this to be honest .. its been carnage in and around the typing centres this week people struggling to meet the deadline and now they have extended it ... i envisage them extending it again ... ( i got mind done october last year )
I do wish it would stop being extended. From the outset it should have been 'you have four years', and then all visas from that moment should have been linked directly to the card. Then any of the four year visas had time to expire and then be renewed with the linked visa app process. It really becomes like the boy who cried wolf.
wow thats a good news , cheers
So according to GN this morning the Dubai deadline is now June 30th. And they wonder why people keep putting it off and not bothering. Should just link it to new visas and visa renewals.
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