Consular Services

The High Commission of Maldives is responsible for the consular protection of all Maldivian nationals who are temporary residents or visiting the United Kingdom. The High Commission provides a number of consular services to the Maldivian community in the UK, and can provide assistance to Maldivians in times of need.

General Consular Assistance

In addition the assistance listed elsewhere, the High Commission can provide the following general assistance:

  • Contact the relatives or friends of Maldivians in the UK and ask them for financial assistance.
  • Provide information on money transfers or other means of obtaining emergency funds.
  • Provide information and contact details of local lawyers, doctors, and so forth.
  • Advise on the necessary procedures in the event of an accident or fatality, and arrange for the next of kin/guardians to be informed.
  • Visit Maldivians detained by local law enforcement agencies, or detained in prison. In some circumstances High Commission staff can arrange for messages to be delivered to family or friends in Maldives.
  • Provide information on the organisations responsible for missings items or missing persons.
  • In some circumstances, speak to local authorities on the behalf of Maldivians in the UK.

Although staff at the High Commission will try to do everything they can to assist Maldivians facing difficulties in the United Kingdom, the High Commission is not able to provide financial assistance.

Passport Services

Maldivians in the UK and Europe should follow the procedures below to apply for passports and travel documents through the London High Commission.

Births, Marriages and Deaths

Information on registering the births, marriages or deaths of Maldivian citizens that occur outside of the Maldives with the relevant authorities in the Maldives.

Maldivian citizens residing in the United Kingdom can renew their expired National Identification Cards through the Maldives High Commission by following the instructions below.

Information on how foreign nationals can obtain Police Clearance Certificates from the Maldives Police Service.

Find out about the notary and authentication services offered by the High Commission.

Information and tips on applying for a visa to study in the UK.

Information on visiting the UK as a general visitor.

Register with the High Commission

Registering with the High Commission allows us to provide you with services, information and support more efficiently and keep you informed of the latest events involving the Maldivian community in the UK.

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