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Passport must be valid for the duration of visit (required by all).


Tourist visas valid 30 days are issued on arrival only at no charge to all travellers in possession of valid travel documents.

Note: Foreigners who enter Maldives must possess return or onward tickets and sufficient funds to cover duration of stay.

Types of visa and cost

Tourist visas may be extended for a minimum of 3 months for a fee of Rf750 (£45).


3 months - 1 year.

Application to

Visas are issued upon arrival at the immigration desk at Maldives International Airport.

Application requirements

(a) Valid passport and travel documents.
(b) 1 passport size photo.
(c) Fee.
(d) Return or onward ticket in your possession.
(e) Evidence of sufficient funds to cover duration of stay

Working days required

Visa extensions may be requested on arrival at Maldives International Airport, and can be issued instantly, providing that nationals have valid travel documents.
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