Ministry of Economic Development has started issuing work permits for migrant workers under the new amendments brought to the regulation relating to foreigners working in the Maldives. The ministry has stated that these permits would be available both virtually and as a physical card.
Economic Ministry said that the decision to issue the permits virtually was reached, in order to reduce the cost and make the process convenient for everyone. The work permit cards would be available in its physical form as well.
The ministry stated that the virtual work permit would be available within 48 hours of the employer paying work permit fee and completing the other relevant procedures.
The physical cards would be issued within a duration of 3 days, after the ministry has received an email requesting for it. The validity of these cards can be checked by scanning the QR codes put on the cards.