Maldives Visa and Passport
What are the Passport requirement to enter the Maldives?
A passport valid for six months is required by all nationals –
British – Yes
Canadian – Yes
USA – Yes
Others and EU – Yes
Maldives grants visa-free or visa-on-arrival status to all nations of the world except Indian and Bruneian citizens for 30 days, and an extension of further 60 days is also available.
Full thirty day visa is not a right of the passenger to claim, but lies at the discretion of the Immigration to issue not more than thirty days and any period less than thirty days.
Renewal of Tourist Visa
A Tourist visa maybe be renewed not exceeding a total of 90 days (including the days granted on arrival), if the person concerned, applies to the Immigration before the expiration of the visa already granted. An extension can only be applied through the Visa Extension Application Form, at the Head Office during official working hours A visa fee of Rufiyaa 750 will be charged, for the full extension or partial depending on the duration of extension .No visa fee will be charged if the extension does not exceed 30 days, that is including the days granted on arrival. FOREIGNERS WHO STAY BEYOND THE APPROVED STAY, MAYBE DEPORTED.
Other Details Necessary
A thirty day free visa is issued on arrival for all Nationalities, provided:
- Should possess a valid passport with Machine Readable Zone and should have at least 6 months validity
- Have a valid ticket to continue the journey out of Maldives
- Have enough funds to cover the expenses for duration of the stay in Maldives. (US$100 + $50 dollars per day) or a confirmation of reservation in a Tourist Resort or a Hotel
Caution: Full thirty day visa is not a right of the passenger to claim, but lies at the discretion of the Immigration to issue not more than thirty days and any period less than thirty days.