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Immigration introduces online work visa applications

Mariyam Malsa
19 November 2019, MVT 18:19
Undocumented expatriate workers seeking re-registration. PHOTO: HUSSAIN WAHEED/ MIHAARU
Mariyam Malsa
19 November 2019, MVT 18:19

Maldives Immigration, on Sunday, introduced the option to apply for work visas online.

As per a post tweeted by Immigration, applicants that opt for the online route only have to visit their office twice throughout the process.

Following online submission and approval of necessary documents, applicants must book an appointment to present their passports to the Immigration office and collect it once it is stamped.

While applications submitted to the Expat Online System will be processed within 24 hours, individuals can submit all documents and transfer payments online. After approval and submission of the passport, the visa will be finalized within three days.

Maldives Immigration has revealed that 63,000 of the 144,607 expatriates registered in the country under work visas do not possess proper documentation.