Diplomatic Passport

Only for Diplomats

Ordinary Passport

General Purpose for All

Official Passport

 Official Use only

Emergency Passport

Emergency use only

The current passport, the 2nd generation e-passport, waslaunched on 25th January 2016, by the then President of the Maldives, His Excellency Abdulla Yamin Abdul Gayyoom. This passport contain a highly secured polycarbonate data page with laser engraved photo and data. Each visa page of the passport has a different design, with numerous illustrations by the Maldivian local artist, Hussain Ali Manik. It is one of the most secure biometric passports in the world with 34 visible and invisible security features and full compliance to the highest security passport standards.

Maldives is the first country in the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) to introduce such a sophisticated bio-metric passport.

Passport applications has to be submitted online via IMUGA Portal.

Documents to be submitted with application.

Apply for new passport.

  1. Scanned color copy of the national ID card
  2. Passport size digital photo

Renew a passport

  1. Scanned color copy of the national ID card
  2. Passport size digital photo
  3. Scanned color copy of the observation page of the old passport

When the documents are processed, payment link will be send to the applicant’s mobile. Applicant can also pay by login in to the IMUGA portal.

Passport Photo Requirements

  • Printed on matte or glossy photo quality paper
  • Size of photo
    • 35 x 45 mm in size
  • Recent, taken in the last 1 months to reflect your current appearance
  • No glasses
    • If you cannot remove your glasses for medical reasons, please include a signed note from your doctor with your application.
  • Background must be plain white or off-white
  • Head must be directly facing the camera with your full face in view
  • Taken with a neutral facial expression or a natural smile, with both eyes open
  • In color
  • Taken in clothing that you normally wear on a daily basis
  • No hats or head coverings, unless you wear it daily for religious purposes. Your full face must be visible and your head covering cannot cast shadows on your face.
  • No headphones or wireless hands-free devices.

Collect Passport

To collect electronic passport, applicant must attend to Maldives Immigration.

Non-Electronic passports for the applicant’s below 10 years of age will be issued to the mother, father or to the legal guardian. If due to any acceptable reason, mother or father can’t come, a letter should be submitted through island council.

Sample letter.