Service Duration Adjustments for Ramadan's Last 10 Days and Eid Al Fitr Holidays:

Dear Valued System Users, We would like to inform you about important changes to service durations during the last 10 days of Ramadan and the Eid Al Fitr Holidays. This brief overview highlights key adjustments, with detailed information available through the provided gazette announcement.

  • Extended Processing Times: Applications requiring verification and approval may experience longer processing times than currently advertised.
  • Xpat System Availability: The Xpat system will continue to operate 24/7 without interruption.
  • Automated Processes: Services such as work permit fee requests, which are automated based on conditional requirements, will proceed as normal.
  • In-Person Verification Pause: Regular in-person verification services will be temporarily suspended during this period.
  • Limited OneGov Support: OneGov support for the Xpat system and related services will be available from 9:30 am to 11:30 am on working days.
  • Holiday Service Interruptions: During the Eid Al Fitr holidays, there will be a temporary halt on all Ministry's manual verification and approval-required applications, including OneGov support.
  • Service Resumption: All services are scheduled to resume on April 14, 2024.
  • Advisory to Employers and Users: We advise employers and system users to plan accordingly for permit management during this period.

We appreciate your understanding and cooperation during this time.

Summary of Maldives Work Permit Medical Requirements Update (Effective 4th January 2024):

  • New Arrivals: Submit medical report within 15 days of arrival.
  • Extension for Pre-4th January 2024 Arrivals: Individuals who arrived in the Maldives before 4th January 2024 can extend their work permits until 4th July 2024 without needing a new medical report. This allows a grace period for those who were already in the country before the new regulations took effect.
  • Extension for Post-4th January 2024 Arrivals: For individuals arriving on or after 4th January 2024, the extension of work permit validity and fee payment is contingent upon having a valid work permit medical report. This means new arrivals must ensure their medical reports are up-to-date to extend their work permits and make the required fee payments.
  • Abroad with Expired Permit: Temporary 15-day approval with foreign medical report; must update in Maldives within 15 days of return.
  • Update Medicals: Update required before 4th July 2024 for permits expiring after this date.
  • Departure Penalties: Cancelling a permit with an expired medical report after 4th July 2024 incurs a MVR 2,000 fine per year of invalid report.
  • Discontinuation of 30-Day Approval: The 30-day temporary approval for work permit holders is discontinued.
  • Work Permit Medical Validity Period Adjustment: The period for work permit medical validity, necessitating renewal, is now set to 1 year.
  • Non-Compliance: Actions as per "Regulation on Expatriate Employment [R-111/2023]".

System Notification!

Dear Valued System Users,

We would like to bring your attention to important updates regarding the Xpat system.

  1. The registration process for Xpat system accounts has been updated. All new users must now complete the registration via Efaas.
  2. With the update users who access the Xpat system using their Efaas credentials will no longer be able to log in using their old credentials (phone number and password).
  3. In order to maintain data accuracy and consistency, phone numbers and email addresses stored in the Xpat system will be automatically updated to match the information stored in Efaas.
  4. While users can still access the immigration portal (https://workpermit.egov.mv/Workpermit) using their old credentials (phone number and password), it is important to note that if your Efaas mobile number differs from the previously registered phone number, you must use the Efaas mobile number for login.
  5. For non-Efaas based Xpat account users who require modifications, it is now mandatory to link your account to Efaas. Subsequent changes should be requested exclusively through Efaas.
  6. Option for password resets will continue to be available for accessing the immigration portal.

If you have any inquiries or require assistance, please do not hesitate to reach out to our support team at 1500 or email [email protected]

We greatly appreciate your cooperation during this transition period.