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Maldives Visa Types

The Maldives offers various types of visas to cater to different purposes of travel. Firstly, the Visa on Arrival is available for most nationalities, allowing tourists to enter the country for up to 30 days without prior application.

For those traveling for business purposes, The Business Visa for the Maldives is typically valid for a duration of up to 90 days for each visit. It is a multiple-entry visa, which means you can enter and exit the country multiple times within the visa's validity period.

Work Visas are issued to individuals intending to work in the Maldives, subject to specific conditions and sponsorship from a local employer.

Lastly, the Marriage Visa is available for foreigners marrying Maldivian citizens, allowing them to reside in the Maldives for the duration of the marriage. It is recommended to consult the Maldives Immigration website or embassy for detailed requirements and procedures for each visa type.

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A visa is not required for this destination.

All travellers will need a PCR negative report, which has been taken no more than 96 hours prior to departure.

Citizens of all nationalities can obtain a visa on arrival in Maldives for a stay of up to 30 days, which can be extended in Maldives. Applicants must show evidence of return transportation and either confirmed hotel accommodations and proof of sufficient funds in the amount of $100.00 + $50.00 per day, have Yellow Fever Vaccination Certificate (if applicable).

All travellers will need a PCR negative report, which has been taken no more than 96 hours prior to departure.

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  • Visa application form. Fully completed and signed application form.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Passport copy. A clear scan of the information page of your valid, signed passport.

  • Passport-type photograph. Include a passport style photo (35mm x 45mm), with a white background, taken within the last 6 months. You may also choose to upload a photo to your order for us to print. There is a charge associated with this service.

  • Health insurance. Proof of international health insurance and specifically covering travel to the destination country is required. Applicants can get a free quote and purchase valid travel insurance from our affiliate.

  • Letter of Incorporation. Copy of the sending company's Certificate of Incorporation.

  • Business invitation. A business invitation letter from the sponsoring company in the destination country. The letter should be printed on company letterhead stationery, addressed to "The Consulate of Maldives, Visa Section", and signed by a senior manager. The business letter must adhere to the following guidelines:
    Briefly introduce the applicant (please specify employment status/position held in the company by applicant).
    State the nature of the business to be conducted (i.e. business meetings, contract negotiations, etc.) and the names and addresses of companies to be contacted in the destination country.
    Specify the Type and desired Validity of the visa (i.e. a one year multiple entry business visa).

  • Business registration. A copy of the host organization's Certificate of Incorporation or business registration in the country of destination.

  • Health Declaration Form. Complete Health Declaration E-Form before entering to the country.

  • Passport-type photograph. One original color photo taken in recent 3 months with white background.

  • COVID-19 Test Result. Provide proof of a Negative PCR Test done 96 hours prior to your departure.

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A visa is not required for this destination.

A visa is not required for this destination.

Sounds good! What else do I need to know while planning a trip to Maldives?
  • First, check the current validity of your passport.

  • Second, make sure your passport has blank Visa pages.

  • Confirm if transit visa is required for any connections.

    Check with your airline in case you have connecting flights overseas as part of your journey to Maldives. It may be the case that countries you pass through en route to your destination may require a separate transit visa. Please refer to visa requirements of the specific country
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  • Maldives tourist visa is issued on arrival for stay up to 30 days
  • Travellers who arrive in the Maldives, except for tourists, shall register for home quarantine through the “haalubelun” Web portal, prior to starting travel to Maldives. If you have not registered in the web portal, you shall complete and collect quarantine document from health office at the port you arrive.
  • Those who develop signs and symptoms will be tested for COVID19, and those who become positive for COVID19 will be subject to isolation as per the current protocols.
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Maldives Visa Policy

The Maldives, a tropical paradise consisting of beautiful islands and crystal-clear waters, is a popular tourist destination for travelers from all over the world. When planning a trip to the Maldives, it is essential to understand the visa policy of the country.

The Maldives has a relatively lenient visa policy that aims to facilitate tourism and attract visitors. The policy allows citizens of most countries to enter the Maldives without a visa and stay for up to 30 days. This includes tourists from countries such as the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia, and many European nations. Visitors must possess a valid passport with at least six months of validity remaining from the date of arrival.

Upon arrival at the Maldives' international airport, tourists are granted a free 30-day tourist visa. This visa can be extended for an additional 60 days, totaling 90 days, by submitting an application to the Maldives Immigration office. The extension is granted on a case-by-case basis and is subject to certain conditions, including the payment of a fee.

For visitors who intend to stay in the Maldives for more than 90 days or engage in activities other than tourism, such as work or business, a different type of visa is required. In such cases, it is advisable to contact the Maldivian embassy or consulate in their home country or consult the official website of the Maldives Immigration for detailed information on the specific visa requirements.

Additionally, citizens of Russia and India can stay in the Maldives for up to 90 days without the need for a visa. The visa-free entry for Russian and Indian citizens is a testament to the close ties and positive diplomatic relations between the Maldives and these nations. It serves as an incentive for tourists from these countries to choose the Maldives as their preferred vacation spot, further enhancing the tourism industry in the country.

It's important to note that all visitors to the Maldives must have a confirmed booking in a registered tourist accommodation establishment, such as a resort, hotel, guesthouse, or liveaboard vessel, for the duration of their stay.

The Maldives' visa policy reflects the country's commitment to promoting tourism while maintaining security and control over its borders. By providing easy access to visitors from around the world, the Maldives has successfully positioned itself as a dream destination for travelers seeking relaxation, adventure, and natural beauty in a stunning island setting.

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  • Visit the VisaHQ website: Go to the VisaHQ website and select the Maldives as your destination.
  • Fill out the application form: Complete the online application form with accurate and up-to-date information. Double-check the details to ensure they match your supporting documents.
  • Upload required documents: Depending on the type of E-Visa you are applying for you will need to upload the necessary documents in digital format. These may include your passport copy, passport-sized photograph and any additional supporting documents specified by the application requirements.
  • Make payment: Pay the nonrefundable application fee using the available payment options provided by VisaHQ.
  • Submit your application: Once you have completed the form and made the payment, submit your application through the website.
  • Receive your E-Visa: The processing time for a Maldives E-Visa is typically fast. If your application meets the requirements you will receive the E-Visa directly to your provided email address.

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Maldives COVID-19 travel restrictions

  • Entry is open
    The Maldives have opened their borders for international air travel.
    Prior to arrival requirements
    Valid passport. Valid national passport with at least 6 month remaining validity after the date of departure.
    Valid visa. Please see the instructions above if visa is needed and apply.
    Upon arrival restrictions
    😷Masks are required in public spaces and transport.

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