The United Kingdom (UK) Visa Application Centre has started accepting visa applications at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Maldives.
The UK established the Visa Application Centre at the request of the Government of the Maldives to ease the process for those applying for UK visas, especially for students going to the UK for higher studies. The centre will take the biometric enrollments and documents from all applicants who have made prior appointments.
The government stated it is grateful to the UK for providing the visa application service in the Maldives. The service is provided annually to assist Maldivians travelling to the UK for further studies, to easily and conveniently apply for their visas.
The service is part of the government’s broader efforts to ease and strengthen the consular services provided for Maldivians. The government is also working to allow visa-free travel to more countries and facilitate easier means by which Maldivians can obtain visas.