Work permits to go cyber next month

Applications for work permits in the Maldives may be submitted on-line starting February, the Human Resources Ministry (HRM) has said.

The system changeover will take place on February 1, 2012.

HRM has worked with the National Centre for Information Technology (NCIT) to create the internet-based work permit system.

According to local media, applications for new worker quotas must be submitted through the new system as well, while employment agencies are also asked to register via the new system.