Originally Posted by Maz25
Supposedly no but unless you have one, you will not be able to access Government services.
I have an Abu Dhabi visa and since the beginning of the year, you cannot get a driving license, get ADEWA connections, register your car, get a good conduct certificate, etc without having one.
I believe that they are slowly rolling this out in Dubai as well, so it might be a good idea to get one whilst the centres are not busy.
If your residence visa is due for renewal, you will be made to apply for one at the same time.
Thanks Maz.. I guess I'll get one for myself.. since am gonna be around for atleast 3yrs.. and have heard that rules change overnight here.