Management of the consular offices of Portugal’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs

A consortium formed by GMV and GEYCE has won the contract for the development of an Integrated Consular Office Management System (eSGC in Spanish initials), after an international bid invitation held by the Portuguese Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Ministério dos Negócios Estrangeiros: MNE).

Development of this new system will boost MNE’s operational capacities, increasing the efficiency and quality of work associated with consular activity. The ultimate aim is to connect up all consular offices with MNE’s central systems in Portugal, avoiding any information overlap.

The project stems from MNE’s need for integral development of a new online consular management application (eSGC in Spanish initials), performing the functions of single-window consular registration management and register plus economic management of the consular office's accountancy procedures and processes.

The solution presented by the GMV-GEYCE consortium involved development of web portals with an interface based on an MVC (Model View Controller) pattern to cater for a large number of users, taking in critical services too.

The project, notably, provides a high-availability Web Portal, accessible from any browser, to connect up all consular offices with MNE’s centralized services in Lisbon.

This new project within the international defense and security arena reinforces GMV’s leadership in Europe’s border surveillance procedures, extending its activities to the management of consular data. This feat has been shared with GEYCE, one of the foremost firms in consular management projects, boasting over 20 years’ experience working for Spain’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation.