Immigration unveils system to monitor expatriates in islands

Male’, Maldives – Maldives Immigration has unveiled “Atoll Module”, a special system designed to monitor expatriates located in various parts of the Maldives. The system was inaugurated by Parliament Member of Hoarafushi Constituency Ahmed Saleem, during a special ceremony held at the Maldives Immigration head quarters.

Maldives Immigration revealed that Atoll Module would be implemented in coordination with all concerned authorities including island and atoll councils. Immigration also highlighted that this system would enable and assist the local councils in carrying out the mandated duties, supporting the decentralization policies of the government.

The system is designed such that movement of expatriates can be monitored from the movement including travel from one island to another as well as the resident population of expatriates in each island. The system also enables authorities to determine whether an expatriate in the country is documented or not.

The Immigration Controller, General Mohamed Ahmed Hussain spoke about the system and described it as the most comprehensive systems in the country at present, and that it would be introduced in different phases, including the introduction of biometrics in identification of people in June 2020.

It is expected that this services would be implemented in all islands of the country within the next two years.