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Maldives Visa

Type of Maldives Visas

Tourist Visa on Arrival
  • Stay Period: 30 days
  • Entry: Single entry
  • Visa Fees: Free
  • Extension: Up to 60 days
  • Ideal for: Indian citizens wishing to visit Maldives for the purpose of tourism and holidaying
Business Visa on Arrival
  • Stay Period: 30 days
  • Validity: 1 month
  • Entry: Single Entry
  • Visa Fees: Free
  • Extension: Up to 60 days
  • Ideal for: Indian citizens wishing to visit Maldives for business purpose like attending meeting, conference, exhibition or seminar
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Documents required for Maldives Visa:

  • Must have Documents for Maldives Visa :
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    • Original Passport with at least 6 months validity and minimum 3 blank pages + all old passports if any
    • 2 Scanned recent colour photograph. (Photo Specification);
    • Confirmed return or onward flight tickets
    • Accommodation proof (hotel reservation or invitation letter if visiting someone in Maldives)
    • Invitation letter from host company (for business visa)
    • Have enough funds to cover the expenses for duration of the stay in Maldives (Approx. US$50 per day)
  • Supporting documents as per your occupation, type of visit:
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    1. If Employed:

    • Leave Sanctioned Certificate: with company seal providing approval for leave
    • Salary Slips: of last 3 months

    2.If Self Employed:

    • Business Proof: Registration License/MOA/Partnership deed
    • Company Bank Statement: stamped & updated for last 6 months with bank seal
    • Company’s Income Tax Returns: of last 3 years

    3. If Retired:

    • Retirement Proof: pension book, statement etc

    4. If Student

    • ID Card: from school, college or institute

    5. If Minor

    • Birth Certificate showing the names of both parents
    • Legalized Letter of Consent (NOC)
    • If the child is travelling with one parent, the letter of consent authorizing travel must be legalized by the other parent
    • If the child is travelling alone or without either parent, a notarized letter of consent from both parents permitting travel
    • Death Certificate: in case one or both parents are deceased
    • ID Proof: of parents

    6. If Visiting friend or relative

    • Invitation letter: stating the relationship with the inviter and purpose of visiting the country & assuring the responsibility for housing and related expenses during the guest's stay in Algeria
    • ID Proof of Inviter: Passport or Resident Permit
    • Address Proof of Inviter: Utility bill

    7. If Sponsored

    • Sponsorship Letter: providing the name of the visitors, what the purpose of the visit is, relationship with the visitors, length of stay, dates of travel & any other additional information if necessary
    • ID Proof of Inviter: Passport or Resident Permit
    • Address Proof of Inviter: Utility bill
    • Proof of Financial Support: updated bank statement, pay slips

    8. For Business Visa

      Introduction/ recommendation letter from:

    • One of the Chambers of Commerce and Industries, government of India;
    • Ministry of Commerce and Industry of India;
    • Export Promotion Council of India; or Reference number from Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Afghanistan.
    • Registration certificate of the company from the Ministry of Commerce and Industry of India:

    • Income tax documents of the last three years;
    • Letter from the company addressed to the embassy, introducing the business man for visa issuance;
    • Invitation letter from the local partner or prospect local partner company in Afghanistan;
    • Copy of the license (JAWAZ) of the local partner or prospect local partner company in Afghanistan.
    • *Note: The Embassy/Consul General has the right to ask for additional information or documents and request a personal interview with the applicant.

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Maldives Visa FAQs

  • add Do Indian citizens require a Visa to travel to Maldives?

    In order to enter Maldives the Indian nationals visiting Maldives as a tourist do not require any pre-arrival visa. A free Maldives Tourist Visa which is valid for approximately ninety days is issued to Indian nationals on arriving at the Male airport.

  • add What is the eligibility criterion for Maldives visa on arrival?

    Travellers must meet the following criteria:

    • Should possess a valid passport and;
    • 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
    • Confirmation of reservation in a Tourist Resort or a Hotel.
    • Invitation letter and any additional original documents to supplement your purpose of visit (for business travelers)

  • add How long is the Maldives visa valid for?

      • A Tourist Visa allows you to stay in the Maldives for 30 days, but may be extended for another 60-day period.
      • Full 30 – 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.
  • add How much is the Maldives visa fees?

    A Maldives Tourist Visa on arrival is free of cost.

  • add Is there any fear of Maldives visa rejection on arrival?

    Indians are not liable to face a rejection. However, the above said documents are necessary to enter the country. Failure to produce any of the documents may result into rejection of your visa, thereby barring you from entering the country. The final decision to grant an entry permit is solely at the discretion of the Immigration officials at Maldives airport.

  • add How long does it take to get the visa?

    Usually, it takes around 20 minutes to get all formalities done and get the visa on arrival. However, the time may vary depending on the peak travel period.

  • add What is the process of getting a Maldives visa on arrival?

    After landing at Maldives airport, kindly head to the Immigration counter. The immigration authorities will most likely ask basic questions such as the reason for travel and duration of stay. Overall, it takes about 15-20 minutes to issue an entry permit. The whole method is hassle-free and easy.

  • add Do I need to purchase a Travel Insurance?

    Applicants are strongly advised to purchase a Travel Insurance to secure their trip in the event of unexpected events such as medical emergencies, flight cancellations, baggage delay or loss etc.

  • add Are you still having doubts about the Maldives visa process?

    Please feel free to contact us for all your Maldives visa worries. We have you covered across India with presence in all the major cities like Mumbai, Pune, Delhi, Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad, Lucknow and many more.

    Important Notice:

    The information provided here are subject to change without prior notice. For confirmation on visa requirements and fees, you may consult with the Maldives Embassy or Consulate near you.

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Simple steps to get a Maldives Visa:

Akbar Travels has been a part of more than one million travel dreams. We offer quick and hassle-free Maldives visa assistance. With a highly professional and dedicated team of Visa Experts, we are here to cater to all your Maldives visa application requirements. Read more

Throughout your visa process, you will have a dedicated visa expert handling your application.

Here are the steps to apply for an Maldives Visa through Akbar Travels:
Step 1: Contact our Visa Expert with your travel plans and gather all the visa information and requirements.
Step 2: Pay your Maldives visa fee online and get your documents picked by us from your home or office.
Step 3: Our Visa Expert will verify, complete your Visa application online and schedule an appointment as part of the visa process
Step 4: On the appointment day personally visit the High Commission / Visa Application Center (VAC) to submit your Biometrics (fingerprints) and documents.
Step 5:Receive your Maldives Visa.

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Basic Requirements to visit Maldives

  • Have a valid Passport and valid Maldives Visa;
  • Be in good health Read more
  • Good moral character
  • Thorough knowledge of your accommodation and itinerary details to furnish at immigration if asked to
  • Return flight tickets or onward flight tickets to ensure your return to home country or your next destination once your visa expires
  • Adhere to the moral standards of the country and follow the general rules
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Travel Checklist

  • Passport with at least 6 months of validity
  • Valid Maldives Visa depending on the purpose of your visit and duration of stay Read more
  • Confirmed return or onward tickets.
  • Details of accommodation.
  • Travel itinerary
  • Foreign currency
  • Any additional documents to support your purpose of visit, especially for business visa travellers
  • Have all documents authenticated before traveling
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What to do when you arrive in Maldives ?

  • Keep all your travel documents ready to be produced for verification by the immigration officers
  • Ensure you are not carrying any forbidden items that will not pass through customs, including ‘any immoral items liable to cause a breach of the peace’ like books, audiobooks, audio and video tapes Read more
  • Always carry your passport or a copy of it while traveling within Maldives
  • Note down emergency helpline numbers in the country
  • Be aware of the general rules of conduct in public places
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Maldives Travel guide

Maldives is a south-east Asian country located in the Indian Ocean, it is the smallest country in Asia in terms of size and population. Maldives offers you to spread on its perfect, clean, spotless beaches, stay at deluxe, luxurious, exclusive hotels, dig into delicious cuisine and take a dip into a world of underwater beauty. Explore the magical coral reefs, unsurpassed extravagance, and spectacular white-sand beaches. Maldives is the only heaven which has the best beaches in the world. Every resort in Maldives is the private island with the world’s most exclusive hotel brands with all the heights of luxury, private pools, in-room massages to what not. Therefore, Maldives should be on the top of your travel bucket list Read more

    What to see in Maldives?

  • Maldives is an incredible island with white pristine beaches which is paradise-looking spread all over the Indian Ocean. Therefore, unspoiled beaches, reef-ringed atolls, and luxurious bungalows extending all over turquoise waters should be on the list.
  • The water sports activity such as scuba diving, whale shark watching, snorkelling, dolphin spotting, surfing, paddle boarding will boost up the energy. Because Maldives is made for romance and when visiting the island paradise, you must take some time to pamper yourself with Balinese Massage. In the day time you could do island hopping, visit local villages and finally end the day with a romantic private candlelight dinner on the edge of the ocean.

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Maldives Facts and Figures

Region:
South Asia
Major cities :
Malé – Capital, Gan Island, Hanimaadhoo, Fuvahmulah, Gnyaviyani Atoll, Hithadhoo, Seenu
National Day:
July 26
Capital:
Malé
Time in Maldives :
UTC+5 Read more
Language:
Dhivehi, English, Islamic
Area:
298 km²
Population:
1.86 Crores
Currency:
Maldivian rufiyaa (MVR)
Main Airlines:
Air Maldives,Maldives Airways, Air Equator
International Airports :
Gan International Airport (GAN), Hanimaadhoo International Airport (HAQ), Velana International Airport (MLE), Villa International Airport (VAM)
Best time to visit:
November and April
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Maldives Embassy

C-31, AnandNiketan,
New Delhi-110021
India

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