Visa Immigration Customs Clearance

Visa to Maldives
  • Immigration and passport Controll - Maldives Airport
  • Immigration and passport Controll - Maldives Airport
Visa or Entry To Maldives
  • To enter Maldives no pre-arrival visa is required.
  • A thirty day free visa on arrival is issued for all Nationalities, provided:
  • Should posses a valid passport with Machine Readable Zone (MRZ) -(standard ICAO Annex 9, chapter 3.10.1) 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.
  • More information available on Maldives Immigration Website
Immigration Policies and Restrictions
  • Restrictions
  • Restrictions

A foreigner maybe allowed to enter Maldives through the sponsorship program. The sponsor should fill and submit the related application form available at the Immigration.

The foreigner should not travel to Maldives under this program, until the sponsorship is approved. It is the responsibility of the foreigner to ensure that the sponsorship has been approved. Failing upon which the foreigner maybe refused entry.

A sponsor could be a local or a locally registered company.

Refusal of Entry
Any person arriving in Maldives maybe refused entry, if the Immigration officer during questioning or interviewing the passenger
  • Have reasonable grounds (not necessarily solid proof) that the person is carrying fraudulent travel documents.
  • Suspects the apparent intention to the possible disruption of harmony and unlawful activities.
  • Has strong anti-semantic religious or political views.
  • More information available on Maldives Immigration Website
Customs Clearance and Restrictions
  • Maldives Customs
  • Maldives Customs
Prohibited Items to carry on hand on arrival ( Prohibited goods are goods that are banned completely.)
  • Narcotics and psychotropic substances.
  • Pornographic material (including sex toys) such as books, magazines, films, videos, DVDs and software.
  • Religious materials offensive to Islam.
  • Live pigs.
  • Idols (for worship)