Economic Ministry of Maldives has announced their decision to issue virtual work permit cards to expatriates, replacing the physical cards previously issued.
Economic Ministry said the decision was reached to make it more convenient and cut down costs. In addition to this, the ministry stated expatriates can receive these cards and use it along with the physical cards.
Expatriates can request a physical card after the application process for the work permit by emailing the ministry at email@example.com
The virtual card will be available from the Xpat online system within 24 hours after completing the application procedure while physical card will be ready to collect within three days.
The ministry said the validity of the card can be checked by scanning the QR code on both cards.