Maldives Visa For Filipino

If you want to travel to Maldives, you need a Maldives visa. Here, we will give you detailed information about the visa requirements and other information of traveling to Maldives. A Maldives visa is required by every visitor.

If you are going to visit Maldives with your family, your whole family need to obtain a tourist visa at the port of entry. A Chinese green card or a valid Philippine passport must be presented to get the Visa on Arrival. There is no other option.

Official travel site of Tourism of Maldives provides detailed information about Maldives immigration, visas and regulations. Find out more about visa requirements for traveling to the Maldives.

Currently, there are 15 countries that can get a visa-on-arrival for a maximum of 30 days. The fee for this is USD 20. If you exceed the 30 day period; you need to show your return ticket and leave the Maldives within 180 days.

Nearly seven-tenths of the country’s population is Muslim and most live in the island groups of Male, Kulhudhuffushi, Huvadhoo, Fuvahmulah, Equatorial Hulhudhuffushi and Addu City. One-third of the population is South Asian. Maldivians are known for their hospitality, evident in their greeting ‘Moalhaagu’, meaning “I welcome you”.Visas In the Maldives are decided on a case by case basis, with the information required changing from time to time. Hence; it is imperative that you contact the Maldives Embassy in Manila for visa requirements and applications. 

Maldives Visa For Filipino

Tourist visa is granted for all nationalities on arrival to Maldives. As such, a foreigner travelling to Maldives as a tourist does not require pre-approval for the visa. However, the person must satisfy the basic entry requirements to get immigration clearance upon arrival.

The basic entry requirements are as follows;

  1. A passport or a travel document with Machine Readable Zone (MRZ) with at least 1 months validity.
  2. A pre-paid hotel booking/accommodation.
  3. Sufficient funds to last for the intended period of stay in Maldives.
  4. Confirmed onward/return tickets to home country or to country of residence (not applicable for valid resident permit holders).
  5. Entry facilities to their onward destinations; for example, the visa.
  6. Traveller Declaration must be filled in and submitted by all travelers travelling to and from Maldives, within 96 hours to the flight time. The form has to be submitted electronically via IMUGA. 
  7. Yellow Fever Vaccination Certificate, if applicable. Click here to check the Yellow Fever endemic countries.

The maximum number of days granted on arrival would be 30 days, unless agreed by any bilateral means or treaty. This period of stay is not for the visitor to claim, but lies at the discretion of the Maldives Immigration to grant any number of days less than or equal to 30.

The period of stay granted is shown on the endorsement in the passport. Visitors are advised to check their passport for the arrival endorsement and take note of the number of days granted to stay in Maldives. Once arrived as a tourist, the visitor is not permitted to engage in any form of business, occupation, profession or paid employment while in Maldives.

Categories like; social visitors, friends, family visitors or media and business visitors, who are not considered as genuine tourists, are highly advised to declare sponsorship prior to their arrivals (if applicable), in order to facilitate the flow of passage.

All travelers are also reminded that it is a punishable offence to overstay in Maldives beyond the number of days given.

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