NewsNovember 2, 2019

Maldives Immigration begins using a mobile border control device in seaport clearances

Maldives Immigration has announced that they have begun to use a mobile border control device in seaport clearances to further strengthen its capability to secure the border.

Immigration will now be using the ‘Personal Identification Secure Comparison and Evaluation System (PISCES), to seek information about people who cross the border. The system is developed by a US Company, Booz Allen Hamilton Holding Corporation.

PISCES Project provides immigration officials and law enforcement agencies with a tracking system to capture vital information of travelers and allows them to identify and, if necessary detain individuals of interest. Establishment of Country-wide Network and retrieval of desired information using the fastest communication channels by authorized persons only. PISCES project will enable the linking of all ports of exit/entry under real-time networking environments and provide smooth working coordination and standardization among different law enforcement agencies in the area of immigration control.

The project is a joint effort by the Ministry of Communication, Science and Technology, Maldives National Defence Force, Maldives Immigration and the US government.