Maldivians Visiting the UK

    Maldivians Visiting the UK

    Maldivians can enter the United Kingdom and remain for up to 6 months visa-free, if the visit is for tourism purposes or to visit friends/family.

    If you are travelling to the UK for any other reason, you will need to apply for and obtain a UK visa before  you travel to the UK. The UK Government’s ‘Check if you need a UK visa’ website is the best place to find out more information on UK visas.

    UK Visa for Tourism Purposes

    Although Maldivians do not need a visa to enter the UK for tourism purposes, they do need to have documents to show the UK Border Security Officers on arrival. These documents are the same documents that you would need if you did require a visa.

    Full information on the supporting documents you will need can be found on the UK Government website.

    In the majority of cases, Maldivians travelling to the UK for tourism purposes will need the following documents:

    • A genuine passport valid for the duration of your stay in the UK

    • Previous passports showing previous travel

       

       

       

      Full information on the supporting documents you will need can be found on the UK Government website.

       

    If travelling for tourism purposes, you must not do the following while in the UK:

    • take employment, produce goods or provide services, including the selling of goods or services to members of the public;
    • undertake a course of study;
    • marry or form a civil partnership, or give notice of marriage or civil partnership;
    • carry out the activities of a business visitor, a sports visitor or an entertainer visitor;
    • receive private medical treatment; or
    • stay longer than six months.

    Long-stay and non-Tourism UK Visas

    If you intend to stay longer in the UK longer than six months, or wish to visit the UK for any reason other than tourism or visiting friends/family, you will need to apply for a visa.

    Please visit the UK Government website for more information about different types of visas and the supporting documents you would need.

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