Business Visa duration extended in Maldives

Immigration counter at the Velana International Airport. (Photo/Fayaz)

The duration of stay on business visa has been extended by the Maldives. 

An announcement made by the Department of Immigration and Emigration today said that the duration on business visa has been extended from 15 days to 30 days. 

Immigration also announced that business visas would be given to observers coming in for the Maldivian Presidential Election 2018. They said that observers can only enter the country on business visa and those who enter on tourist visa would be deported. 

And those involved in election related matters on tourist visa would have legal action taken against them. 

Observers for the election has to submit the application for the business visa before 15 September. 

The Maldivian Presidential Election is set for 23 September 2018.