Diplomatic Passport

Only for Diplomats

Ordinary Passport

General Purpose for All

Official Passport

 Official Use only

Emergency Passport

Emergency use only

The current passport, the 2nd generation e-passport, waslaunched on 25th January 2016, by the then President of the Maldives, His Excellency Abdulla Yamin Abdul Gayyoom. This passport contain a highly secured polycarbonate data page with laser engraved photo and data. Each visa page of the passport has a different design, with numerous illustrations by the Maldivian local artist, Hussain Ali Manik. It is one of the most secure biometric passports in the world with 34 visible and invisible security features and full compliance to the highest security passport standards.

Maldives is the first country in the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) to introduce such a sophisticated bio-metric passport.

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.