This is to notify and inform the general public that the SHORT-TERM WORK PERMIT (E-Work Permit) is now being initiated by the Ministry of Industry, Commerce and Employment. The employers wishing to import foreign workers even for the duration less than 30 days should now compulsorily apply online through BLMIS with immediate effect. Besides the normal required documents, the individual/FWRA/employers should submit the medical clearance certificate of the foreigners obtained from the country of origin.This notification is referred to the approval of the night halt work permits only and for other categories and updates, MoICE will keep notifying in future.

Online Services of MoICE will be down on 15th & 16th September,2023

We would like to inform you of an upcoming tentative maintenance operation that will impact our data center services.. This maintenance is essential to ensure the optimal performance and reliability of our systems. The following is the detail of maintenance:

Date: Friday, 15th and 16th  September, 2023 

Time: 10:00 PM from Friday till 10:00 AM on Saturday

Expected Downtime: Approximately 12 hours

The maintenance is carried out to enhance the overall stability, security, and efficiency of the GDC infrastructure. We want to ensure that you, as the system owner, have the opportunity to share any specific plans or concerns you may have during this period of downtime. The following services will be impacted:

– All data center services will be temporarily unavailable during the maintenance period.

-Access to your system and associated applications will be disrupted.

-Data processing, storage, backup and retrieval will be paused.

For our tentative maintenance your input is invaluable to us, and we want to make sure that the maintenance process aligns with your expectations/requirements and with minimum downtime. Please feel free to share any of the following:



If you have any specific plans or tasks that you intend to carry out during the downtime, please let us know. This could include updates, migrations, or any other activities that you believe would be best accomplished during this period.



If you have any concerns about the downtime or any potential impact on your systems, please don’t hesitate to express them. We want to address any apprehensions you may have and work to mitigate any risks or inconveniences.


We understand the importance of minimizing downtime for your operations, and we apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. Our team is committed to completing the maintenance as quickly and efficiently as possible while maintaining the highest level of security and reliability.


Please reply to this email or reach out to us at  at your earliest convenience to share your plans or concerns. Please kindly provide your plan and express any concern latest by tomorrow by 1PM so that we can plan accordingly. We will take all your feedback into account as we finalize our maintenance plans.

We appreciate your understanding and cooperation as we work to improve the infrastructure.