Maldives

Maldives says didn't deny work visas to Indians

Jun 19, 2018
The Maldives Immigration has refuted reports that it is denying work permits to Indian citizens.
 
Immigration Controller Mohamed Anwar said that Maldives Immigration officers do not discriminate when carrying out their duties and the authority will continue to grant Indian citizens work permits and visas in accordance with the country's regulations, the Edition newspaper reported.
 
The comments came in response to the media reports that the Maldivian Immigration was "denying work permits and refusing to renew the permits for Indian citizens" working in the atoll nation. 
 
"We've been issuing business visas, dependent visas and work permits to Indian nationals... and we will continue to do so, within the confines of our regulations," Anwar said on Sunday.
 
While Maldivian citizens are required to carry any previous passports when travelling to India, Anwar said "Maldives does not enforce any such protocols on Indian citizens" travelling to their country.
 
According to the Edition, some premier resorts in the country had reportedly stated that "Indians need not apply" on job advertisements since the Maldivian government was allegedly refusing to issue work permits to them.
 
It said that foreign recruitment agencies in Maldives also concurred that there had been some problems in acquiring work permits for Indian citizens recently. However, they said that work permits were still being granted to Indian citizens in white-collar jobs in the Maldives.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Sikkim shines; receives FAO award for becoming world's first organic state

Sikkim Chief Minister Pawan Kumar Chamling received the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation's (FAO) prestigious Future Policy Gold Award from its Deputy Director Maria Helena Semedo, who commended the Himalayan state for setting an example to the world by becoming the first totally organic state.

Read more...

China backs Pakistan's request for IMF assistance

China has endorsed Pakistan’s request to the IMF for a bailout package, but cautioned that it should not affect economic cooperation between Islamabad and Beijing.

Read more...
Tweets about SAMonitor
SAM Facebook
SiteLock