KATHMANDU, JANUARY 1
DoFE Spokesperson Tikamani Neupane informed that all the applicants were from Dubai and Kuwait and that only four applications were accepted today.
“Some 18 applications were received before the software was launched, so were automatically rejected by the software and two applications have been sent back due to missing documents,” he informed, adding the remaining six applications will likely be approved in the next working day, that is, Sunday.
The department started this service, which can be utilised from any country, to facilitate the migrant workers.
The DoFE has made an arrangement whereby people who are involved in foreign employment after having obtained a labour permit can renew it online. Service-seekers will be able to use selected payment gateways of Foreign Employment Welfare Fund to pay for the labour permit renewal. According to the department, migrants will be able to pay labour permit renewal fees through IME Pay and eSewa. Service-seekers will receive their permit certificate via e-mail.
Kumar Prasad Dahal, director general of the department, said that with the implementation of this service, the obligation to go to the department’s office to get a labour permit time and again will end. Moreover, people will not have to travel all the way to Nepal just to renew their labour permit. The service is time-saving for the migrant workers, he added.