Passport History Timeline

1957
1960
1964
1965
1975
1980
1990
2003
2007
2016

1957

1957

1960

1960

1964

This Passport is first issued to Abdul Azeez.

1964

1965

This Passport is first issued to Mr. Abdul Ghanee Ismail.

 

1965

1975

This Passport cover is in black.

1975

1980

This Passport was designed with blue cover, also Written in Dhivehi.

1980

1990

This Passport was designed with blue cover, also Written in Dhivehi. Name changes from MALDIVIAN PASSPORT to PASSPORT

1990

2003

This Passport was designed with blue cover, also Written in Dhivehi.

2003

2007

This Passport was designed with blue cover, and its the first electronic passport issued in Maldives.

2007

2016

This Passport comes with 3 different colors.

BLACK – Diplomatic Passport

RED- Normal Passport

LIGHT BLUE – Official Passport

2016

The new Passport

Diplomatic Passport

Only for Diplomats

Extra documents required

Ordinary Passport

For Everyone

Non-E for below 10 & Above 70

Official Passport

For official Use only

Extra documents required

Emergency Passport

For Emergency use

Doc certificate may required

Documents to be submitted with application form.

Apply for new passport.

  1. National ID
  2. Passport Size Photo
  3. MVR10 revenuer stamp

Renew a passport

  1. National ID
  2. Passport Size Photo
  3. MVR10 revenuer stamp
  4. Old Passport

For all passports types, the payments must be done by the time of applying.

Passport Photo Requirements

  • Printed on matte or glossy photo quality paper
  • Size of photo
    • 35 x 45 mm in size
  • Recent, taken in the last 1 months to reflect your current appearance
  • No glasses
    • If you cannot remove your glasses for medical reasons, please include a signed note from your doctor with your application.
  • Background must be plain white or off-white
  • Head must be directly facing the camera with your full face in view
  • Taken with a neutral facial expression or a natural smile, with both eyes open
  • In color
  • Taken in clothing that you normally wear on a daily basis
  • No hats or head coverings, unless you wear it daily for religious purposes. Your full face must be visible and your head covering cannot cast shadows on your face.
  • No headphones or wireless hands-free devices.

Collect Passport

To collect electronic passport, applicant must come. For Non-Electronic passports for below 10 years of age should be collected by mother or father. If due to any acceptable reason, mother or father can’t come, a letter should be submitted through island council.

This letter also has option to give authority to sign the Terms and Condition of the application form.

Here is a sample letter to download.