Sharjah: national ID card required for visa renewal

Effective December 1st all expatriates seeking visa renewal in Sharjah need to obtain national ID card first. As in other emirates ID card registration centers will be linked with Preventive Medicine Centres which cunduct visa medical screenings. Nine participating centers are Ghubaiba, Nasiriyah, Kalba, Sharjah Industrial Area, Khor Fakkan, Al Dhaid, Dibba Al Hosn, Hamriyah Free Zone and Free Zone in Sharjah International Airport. Procedure is also similar as in other emirates. After completing pre-registration form an applicant goes to accredited centre on date set by appointment during pre-registration. At a medical center tests are performed, upon completion the registration office captures fingerprints and photograph.
All Sharjah residents need to apply for national identification document by the of January 2012. As in other emirates fines apply to those who fail to register within the deadline however children under 15 follow ammended deadline of October 31st 2012.

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