L-ambaxxati Maltin barra mill-pajjiż, permezz ta’ investiment ta’ madwar €250,000 mill-Ministeru għall-Affarijiet Barranin u Ewropej u l-Kummerċ, investew f’apparat ġdid tal-programm Consul-On-The-Move (COTM).
The COTM programme caters for Maltese communities living abroad by providing government services closer to their home, such as new
applications/renewals of passports, applications for citizenship and registrations of birth/death/marriage certificates. This service is undertaken in five countries: Australia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, the United States and Canada.
The new state-of-the-art COTM toolkit consists of a tablet which includes a camera, fingerprint reader, passport scanner, signature pad, barcode scanner and lighting. It incorporates all the 6 pieces of hardware that were previously used into one unit weighing only 4kgs, in contrast to the previous toolkit that weighed 15kgs. This improvement means that the toolkit is now more portable, easily handheld, and occupies far less space when required to be set up on a desk, facilitating the travel and set-up process for the consuls on duty.
Fid-dawl li matul dawn l-aħħar snin id-domanda għal dawn is-servizzi żdiedet, u kien hemm ukoll upgrade fis-sistema ta’ verifika disponibbli għall-uffiċjali, il-Ministeru ħass il-ħtieġa li jinvesti f’apparat ġdid tal-COTM biex dan ikun wieħed aktar prattiku kif ukoll li jassigura aktar effiċjenza fl-għoti tas-servizzi.
The new toolkit is also equipped with the improved latest software updates and comes with a Wi-Fi feature. A sim card installation feature is additionally available for 3G use. This offers the functionality of remote support as well as the ability to issue passports when off-site.
The COTM programme is an essential service offered by the ministry that conforms to the government’s vision to have governmental services closer to its citizens. With this new equipment, the ministry aims to further improve the quality of service that is provided through the COTM programme, whilst increasing efficiency and simplicity in its application.
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