Improvements to the work visa services, effective from May 19, 2024.

Under the visionary leadership of President Dr. Mohamed Muizzu, the Maldives is making significant strides in enhancing public services. As part of this initiative, new improvements to the immigration work visa process have been implemented starting May 19, 2024.

Streamlined Passport Collection Process

To facilitate a smoother and more efficient process for passport collection following work visa issuance, Maldives Immigration has introduced a new system utilizing the ‘Ant Queue’ application. This change is designed to minimize physical waiting times and improve the overall experience for applicants.

Passport Collection Schedule:

For 5 or fewer passports:

– Token Issuance Time: 9:00 AM to 10:30 AM

– Service Time: 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM

For 6 or more passports:

– Token Issuance Time: 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM

– Service Time: 1:15 PM to 3:00 PM

How to Use the ‘Ant Queue’ Application

1. Download and Open the App:

   – Ensure you have the ‘Ant Queue’ application installed on your device.

   – Select “Maldives Immigration” from the service options.

2. Select Visa Service:

   – Choose the appropriate visa service category.

3. Token Issuance:

   – For those collecting 5 or fewer passports, request your token between 9:00 AM and 10:30 AM.

   – For those collecting 6 or more passports, request your token between 11:30 AM and 12:30 PM.

4. Enter Required Information:

   – Refer to your submission receipt to enter the PPH number and box number.

   – Upload a photo or file of the submission receipt.

   – You can include multiple PPH or box numbers if needed.

5. Notification:

   – Once your token is served at the counter, you will receive a notification via the application.

Benefits of the New System

– Convenience: The online token issuance allows you to avoid physical queues and know your position in the service line.

– Efficiency: Reduces waiting times and helps manage the flow of applicants more effectively.

– Transparency:  can track the progress of the queue and be notified promptly when your turn arrives.

These improvements reflect Dr. Muizzu’s commitment to modernizing public services and making them more accessible and efficient for everyone. Embrace the new system and experience a hassle-free process for your work visa needs.


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