There are 29 Foreign Diplomatic Embassies/High Commissions accredited to Maldives in Colombo. The Embassy facilitate in lodging of visa application forms for Maldivians who wish to travel to these countries. Those Maldivians who wish to travel to any of the country for official, business or visit purposes, the Embassy acts as an intermediate for lodging the application form, collecting of Passports from the respective Embassies/High Commissions or the usual visa facilitation service in Colombo. The Embassy also facilitates in collecting and forwarding passports via established procedure for those applicants who have lodged their visa application through VFS Centre in Colombo.
The Embassy wishes to remind all Maldivians that there are instances where applicants have to be present in person to lodge an application irrespective of the purpose of the visit.