Corp to Do Pilot Run of Online GDVS
The Kochi Corporation will do a pilot run of an online global document verification system (GDVS) through which job applicants can share their verified documents with any visa processing office or any overseas employer. This new system is expected to benefit Kochiites who are looking for a job abroad.
It has been developed in association with myeasydocs,com, a global document verification system and an IIT-incubated company. To use this service, the individual has to register with the website ‘www.myeasydocs.com’ and upload all his formal records and certificates.
The uploaded records will be stored in the website. When asked for verification of papers after applying to the embassy, the individual can have it verified himself by logging in to his account in the website and making a verification request. Once this request is raised, the Corporation will check the information with its database and confirm or reject the authenticity of the uploaded certificate.
Furthermore, the Corporation of Cochin will be able to view the total verifications performed or to be performed with the click of a button.
Mayor Tony Chammany opined that this system will help the Corporation achieve its aim to be a pioneer in e-governance and make its offices paper-free. Once the verification is completed by the Corporation, an automatic email and SMS alert will be sent to the individual’s registered email id and mobile number.
The individual can login and share the verified document to the company he wishes to join, the embassy or consulate for his visa application or to any other institute for higher education.
The applicant will have to verify documents only once but can share the verified document multiple times.
The system, provided free-of-cost to the Kochi Corporation, claims to be the first cross-border verification that will be completed online directly from source to the relying party to be used in the Gulf.
The system has been approved by prominent universities, governments and other organisations like the United Nations, Saudi Embassy, Qatar Government, National University of Singapore, VFS Global, Thomson Reuters, Wisconsin University and Indiana University.
The University of Kerala and the University of Calicut has has also approved of the system.