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UAE: Federal Authority for Identity and Citizenship to be Merged with Federal Customs Authority

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Published on July 14, 2023, 17:40:59

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UAE: Federal Authority for Identity and Citizenship to be Merged with Federal Customs Authority

The UAE Government on Wednesday announced that the Federal Authority for Identity and Citizenship will be merged with Federal Customs Authority and that the newly merged entity will be called the Federal Authority for Identity, Citizenship, Customs and Ports Security.

The Authority will be responsible for regulating citizenship, passports, entry and residence of foreigners in the country, promoting ports, borders and free zones’ security, raising their efficiency and readiness.They will also be responsible for organising and managing customs work in the country in line with global standards.

In addition, they will be responsible for proposing and preparing policies, strategies and legislation related to identity and citizenship affairs, passports, entry and residence of foreigners, customs and port security along with proceeding with the relevant Cabinet approvals along with the task of establishing, developing and updating the population registry and personal data system in the country.

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