A foreigner travelling to Maldives for any type of research should be notified to Maldives immigration, by a concerned authority, prior to entry date.
Entry Requirements:

  • A machine readable (MRZ) Passport Bio-data page copy of the applicant (At least 6 Months validity)
  • A letter of Approval by concerned Local authority
  • Completed Disembarkation/Embarkation Card approved by Maldives Immigration
  • Yellow Fever Vaccination Certificate, if applicable

Leaving Maldives
As the person leaves Maldives;

  • The Embarkation Card portion will be retrieved.
  • Make sure that passports are endorsed with a valid visa.